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Shavuos @ Uptown!

You are cordially invited to join us for a Ten Commandments Torah Reading followed by a scrumptious Shavuot dairy feast, together with family and friends.

Friday, May 29, Torah Reading at 11:15 am followed by Ice Cream Party and Dairy Feast!

We are now located at 4311 Bettis Dr., Houston, TX 77027.

For more information and for a map please visit our website @

We will be having a special kids program! We hope to see you there!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

P.S. Join our event on Faceboook!

Complete Shavuot Schedule with Chabad of Uptown

Thursday, May 28:
Evening Services, 8:00 pm 

All night Torah study, 12:00 am
Join us for an intriguing journey titled: The Rabbi and the Heretic

Regarding the special day of Shavuos, one would imagine that it would be very clear what the specific date of such an important day would be. Nonetheless, we will see in this class that the Sages argued about this too!

Learn about the way the Jewish calendar works. Discover how you can transcend time itself with the Torah. See how you can play an important role in the decisions and outcomes of the Torah and its laws. Explore the reasoning behind why Moshe shlepped the Jews in a desert for 40 years. And understand the connection between the Torah and Shabbat and its connection to our contemporary lives.

Friday, May 29:
Morning Services, 10:00 am 
Ten Commandments Torah Reading, 11:15 am
Children’s Service: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Followed by dairy kiddush & ice cream party 
Evening Services, 8:00 pm

Shabbat, May 30:
Morning Services 10:00 am 
Yizkor, 12:00 pm 
Evening Services, 8:00 pm 
Havdalla & Holiday Ends, 8:56 pm

We've moved! Class in memory of Guitel Melnik's mother

Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered and help our move! A BIG thank you to the Schimmels for the truck! Come join us at our new home at 4311 Bettis Dr! Map below!

Lunch class as usual at 12-1:15 pm. Lunch from Randalls.

Our Thursday class evening class at 8-9 pm is sponsored by Moshe and Guitel Melnik in memory of Guitel's mother Nancy Esther  Felsenstein, a" h bas, for long and healthy years, Elsa, shetichye. Please join us on Thursday eve for a special class and ceremony.

This week's class:

Bamidbar: The Levites: Rights and Responsibilities
Each of the twelve tribes of Israel had its own distinctive character and role in the life of our nation. The Levites were spared the agony of slavery in Egypt, received tithes from their fellow Jews, and were designated as spiritual leaders, teachers, singers, and protectors of the Tabernacle and then the Temple. In today’s class we will focus on the Tribe of |Levi’s task of safeguarding the Temple, and the unique means by which the Levites’ census was taken. In doing so, we will learn how each of us has an “inner Levite” who is similarly encouraged to live a life of meaning and higher calling that combines the transcendent and the mundane by channeling our spirituality through G-d’s commandments and the specific roles in life that each of us is provided with. Like the Levite, every Jew has the responsibility to see his or her role not as comprising special rights and privileges, but as the G-dly responsibility to safeguard what is most important in life, and to contribute as servant leaders to our people and to humanity as whole. 

Please join us for more all night Torah Study on Shavuot, Thursday, May 28 beginning at  midnight.

As well as a Ten Commandement Torah Reading and Dairy Kiddush on Friday May 29! Services will begin at 10 am, Torah Reading at 11:15 am followed by a Diary Kiddush!

Complete Shavuot schedule here.

We hope to see you there!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie


lag b'omer, shabbat pavilion farewell & moving day!

Dear Friends,

It is with great excitement we inform of our good fortune to report that the renovations of our new home (@ 4311 Bettis Dr.) is finally ready to move in!

In this issue of our blog: 

  • Lag B'omer at Chabad TMC - Tues. May 12
  • Parsha Class on Tough Love - Thurs., May 14
  • Last Shabbat at The Pavilion - Shabbat, May 15-16
  • Chabad Hebrew School Open House & Graduation- Sun. May 17
  • Exclusive Mikveh Tour - Sun. May 17
  • Pizza & Packing Moving Day to our New Home! - Sun. May 17
  • Shavuot at our New Home, 4311 Bettis - May 28-30  

Lag B'omer at Chabad TMC
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12, 2009 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Chabad House at the Texas Medical Center (1955 University Blvd.) will be hosting a  Lag B’omer Barbecue “Hillulah" of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai with Delicious food & fun for all ages and a Moonbounce! Advance Price only: $5 Child, $10 Adult, $180 Sponsor  Door Price: $8 Child, $15 Adult PLEASE RSVP: Register Online or 713-522-2004

Thursday Parsha Class on Behar-Bechukotai: Tough Love
Perhaps our last class at The Pavilion offered as always at 12-1:15 pm or at 8-9pm. Lunch from Sabas!
Class overview: To many people, the admonitions and curses from HaShem that appear in the Torah are downright frightening. Others are perplexed by how a loving G-d could be involved in curses and punishment. But the truth of the matter is that they are nothing other than an expression of HaShem’s fatherly love, caring and compassion. While most children despise punishment, they eventually come to understand and value parental discipline. HaShem’s discipline also takes maturity and wisdom to fully appreciate. Today’s class will focus on three aspects of HaShem’s caring that are conveyed through His blessings and curses, and show how they are there to help us to make conscious and correct choices, and how they clearly mark the best and only true pathway through life.  

Last Shabbat at The Pavilion
Please join us for our last Shabbat at the Pavilion we called home for exactly a year (since last Shavuot, remember? Boy, time flies!)
Parshat Behar-Bechukotai
Friday, May 15
- 7:30 pm - Shabbat Services followed by Shabbat Dinner - RSVP!
- 7:49 pm - Candle Lighting
Shabbat May 16
- 9:00 am - PrePrayer Chassidus Torah Study
- 10:00 am - Shacharis
- 11:00 am - Torah Reading
followed by buffet Kiddush
- 8:00 pm - Mincha
followed by Ethics of our Fathers Chapter 5
- 8:47 pm - Maariv and Havdalla  

Chabad Hebrew School Open House & Graduation
Looking for an amazing Hebrew School Experience for your child? Registered and prospective students of the Chabad Hebrew School are invited to attend an Open House & End of Year Party at 9:30 a.m. on the last day of school, Sunday, May 17.
Chabad Hebrew School students will receive awards for their achievements and Aleph Champ Ranks. There will also be a special Parent/Child activity– grandparents, uncles and aunts are welcome too!

Exclusive Mikveh Tour by the Chabad TMC Jewish Women’s Circle
THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE The waters of a Mikvah - crystal clear, yet so mysterious... Join Rochel Lazaroff, co-director of the Chabad House at The Texas Medical Center for an exclusive tour of the completely remodeled women’s Mikvah and discussion on the Jewish view of romance and intimacy. Refreshments will be served. This Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm at Mikvah Taharat Yisrael, 10900 Fondren Info: |  713-522-2004  |   Cost: $5. Space is limited, please reserve early

Pizza & Packing Moving day for Chabad of Uptown to our New Home!
This Sunday at 2:30 pm, come enjoy Pizza and help pack and move Chabad of Uptown from The Pavilion to our new home at 4311 Bettis Dr.! Come with large cars and empty trunks!

We're moving just in time for Shavuot Ten Commandments & Ice Cream Party!
Look out in the mail for our flyer for the schedule and information on the Chabad of Uptown Shavuot schedule and party! THE HIGHLIGHTS: Thursday, May 28, All Night Torah Study. Friday, May 29 - 11:15 am Ten Commandments Torah Reading and Ice Cream Party!

We look forward to seeing you at all of these fantastic calendar items!

Rabbi Chaim, Chanie & Clan


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