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Shavuos Recap, Loaves of Love Challah Bake...

Dear Friends,

The Anniversary of our marriage with Hashem was celebrated with great fanfare!

  • All night Torah study marathon went to 5 am discussing novel ideas from the Ball Shem Tov and the story behind the Battle of David and Goliath - imagining sending them to therapy....
  • Close to 50 Uptownions listened attentively to the Ten Commandments and feasted over lasagna, cheesecake, blintzes, ice cream and more!
  • This Shavuos also marked one year since we moved into our Chabad House in Uptown! A year full of memories and good times, as we forge ahead with bright plans for the future...

Please join us Sunday for "Loaves of Love" Challah baking in Chanie's kitchen! This event will jumpstart a new project to bring the taste and joy of Shabbat to homebound seniors.

Of course, our Wednesday 8:30 pm Young Professionals class as well as our two study sessions on Thursday (at noon and 8 pm) are on schedule. Please join us!

Please join us this Shabbos for another great shabbos at Chabad of Uptown... Schedule below.

May our receiving of the Torah this year bring even more Torah and study into our lives, souls and hearts!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie 

Shabbos Parshas Naso

Friday, May 21
Services at 7:30 pm
    7:53 pm Candle Lighting | Please RSVP for dinner!

Shabbos, May 22
PrePrayer Kabbala Study at 9 am
Shacharis at 10 am
     Followed by lunch kiddush
Mincha at 8:00 pm
    Ethics of our Fathers, Chapter 1
Maariv, Havdalla and Shabbos Ends at 8:51 pm

Cheesecake bake & Shavuos schedule

Dear Friends,

Shabbos dinner is sponsored in part 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 RSVP.

See Shavuot promo, cheescake bake event and holiday schedule below.

Shabbos Parshas Bamidbar 

Friday, May 14
Services at 7:30 pm
    7:49 pm Candle Lighting

Shabbos, May 15
PrePrayer Kabbala Study at 9 am
Shacharis at 10 am
     Followed by lunch kiddush
Mincha at 7:50 pm
    Ethics of our Fathers, Chapter 6
Maariv, Havdalla and Shabbos Ends at 8:46 pm


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Shavuot Service & Candle Lighting Schedule

Open Door Policy. No membership required.

Sunday, May 16 
- Shavuot Cheesecake Bake

Bake cheesecakes and dairy dishes in Chanie's kitchen! Learn the culinary art and meaning behind the traditional Shavuot foods.  Join event on Facebook!

Tuesday, May 18
- Before 7:51 pm Light Yom Tov Candles ( Blessings)
- 8:00 pm Mincha & Maariv Services
- 12:00 am All Night Torah Study

Wednesday, May 19
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit)
- 11:30 am Reading of Ten Commandments
followed by dairy kiddush & Ice Cream Party
- After 8:49 pm* Light Yom Tov Candles ( Blessings)
* From a pre-existing flame.

- 8:00 pm Mincha & Maariv Services

Thursday, May 20 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit)
- 11:30 a
m Yizkor Memorial Service
- 8:00 pm Mincha & Maariv Services
- 8:50
pm Shabbos & Yom Tov Ends 

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Baking w/Chanie, Environment Course, Shavuos Dates and more

Dear Friends,

Another great week was had, beginning with an amazing Lag B'omer! The Sat night Jammnig night and BBQ brought together a great crowd for some delicious BBQ, dancing and wonderful music made by our very own Larry Scott, Ian Golan, Ron Mart, & Daniel Gavin not their electric and acoustic guitars, Feliks Starikov with the sax and Yosef Rosenzweig and lil' Mendel on the bongos along with Abe Solomon on the keyboard! See photos here.

The kids had a great time riding along at the Lag B'omer Bike Parade and concluding with another BBQ and fun carnival on Sunday

Photos from last week's class on post Holocaust optimism are now online. This week's young professionals class was on the Kabbala of dreams, with special guests Dr. Jerald Simmons, MD Neurologist and Sleep Disorders specialist and Psycologist Jonathan Morris. See photos here.

Next week we will begin a special nine week course on Torah's view on the environment. We will have it offered at the Young Professionals class on Wed. eve as well as at the two Thursday classes, at lunch hour and evening hour. See ad below and course syllabus here.

Mazel Tov to Michael Sands and the entire Sands family upon Michael's bar mitzvah!

Please join Chanie for a Cheesecake Bake on Sunday, May 16 at 8:30 pm in Chanie's Kitchen! RSVP please to!

Sunday, May 23, will be a "Loaves with Love" Challah bake for a new project to be undertaken by Chabad of Uptown. Come help bake and hear about this exciting new program! RSVP please to

Save the dates for Shavuos all night Torah Study, Ten Commandment Torah Reading, Dairy and Ice Cream Kiddush and Yizkor on May 18-20. See online calendar here

This Shabbos  we will host a special guest, Yaakov Mimran, who is here for the OTC conference. He is the head of the oil & gas department of the Israeli Ministry of Infrastructures. 

Minyan will be tight this weekend as many of our regulars are out this Shabbos. If you can make it, please come on out!

Shabbos Mevarchim Shabbos Behar-Bechukosai

FridayMay 7
Services (& Omer count) at 7:30 pm
    Candle Lighting at 7:44 pm - Please RSVP for Dinner!

Shabbos, May 8 
Tehillim Shabbos Mevarchmi at 8:30 am
Services at 10 am
    Followed by lunch Kiddush  
Mincha at 7:45 pm
    Ethics of our Fathers Chapter 5
Maariv (& Omer Count), Havdalla and Shabbos Ends at 8:41 pm

 See you on Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie


Weekly Wednesday Class for Young Professionals will host a special guest... 

dreams.jpg Kabbala on Dreams

FEATURED GUEST: Dr. Jerald H. Simmons, MD Neurologist and Sleep Disorders Specialist

Where do dreams come from and do they really mean anything? What Torah and Jewish Mysticism (Kabbala) has to say about dreams.facebook-icon.gif

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