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We saved you a seat! Sept 1 deadline this week...

Dear Friends,

The High Holidays are upon us and we saved you a seat! As the Sept 1 deadline is this week,  we hope you will join us and RSVP on our website for the dinners, etc. We have also secured special rates at the hotel for $89 a night to help you have all inclusive weekends for you to relax and enjoy the holiday services and dinners with great accomodations! Visit for the complete schedule, to RSVP and more.

The coming week our Chabad Young Proffessionals group will have a special Shofar Factory creating a real shofar from the raw material and learning how to blow it! See for more information.

This Shabbos is "Chai Elul" (Hebrew for "the 18th of Elul," also meaning "the life of Elul") is celebrated by the Chassidic community as the birthday of the "two great luminaries" -- Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Chassidism; and Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Chabad. Chassidim wish each other "Gut Yom Tov!" and conduct joyous gatherings called farbrengens. Link: Chai Elul anthology


Elul, the last month of the Jewish year, is a month devoted to stocktaking and introspection. A Chassidic tradition holds that the last twelve days of the year -- Elul 18 to 29 -- are specifically devoted to the twelve months of the closing year: on each of these twelve days, one should review the deeds and achievements of its corresponding month.

Shabbos, Parshas Ki Tavo

Friday, August 26
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:33 pm
    Followed by dinner - Pls RSVP

Shabbos, August 27
Preprayer Torah Study at 9:00 am
Shacharis at 10:00 am
    Followed by Kiddush
Mincha at 7:35 pm
    Ethics of our Fathers Chapter 3 & 4
Maariv, Havdalla and Shabbos Ends at 8:26 pm

Have a great Shabbos and a Kesiva Vachasima Tova,

May you be you inscribed and sealed for a happy, sweet new year,

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

P.S. Why sweat? Join us at "High" Holiday Inn for relaxing all inclusive weekends! Visit for more!

Holidays, Spa for the Soul and tooting your OWN horn

Dear Friends,

Fall is in the air! Yes, it is hot outside, but, school starts up and the temp is a 'lil cooler, we are blowing the shofar daily and getting ready for the High Holidays.

  • Everything you need for the High Holidays, including free e-cards, online study, recipes and more can be found on our website at Watch a great clip called "Firsts".
  • Speaking of High Holidays, it sure aint too early to register for the FREE High Holiday services with Chabad of Uptown at the "High" Holiday Inn - Galleria! (Reserved seats available for $50 nominal fee. Dinners $54 Adult, $36 Student & Child under 12. Hotel room rates begin at $89). Click here for complete schedule. Click here to RSVP!

The young professionals network is going strong!

  • We closed out the summer schedule of Wednesday classes, most recently on Love & Intimacy, with a BBQ & jamming night with over 50 students and young professionals.
  • This upcoming Wednesday, August 25, we will be meeting at the Mikveh Taharas Yisroel for a Spa for the Soul. Including a 10,000 tile mosaic by Deborah Rolnik Raichman. Tour: 7:00 PM (sharp) followed by kosher dinner at My Pita (On your dime :)). Click here for event on Facebook.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 1, Make and toot your OWN horn this Rosh Hashana! at THE SHOFAR FACTORY. Learn how a shofar is made and MAKE YOUR OWN! Craft a shofar, starting with the raw horn of a ram. Saw, drill, polish and shellac the horn to create a genuine kosher Shofar! Learn how to sound the Shofar and how to follow the traditional sequence of notes blown on Rosh Hashanah Advance: $15 / At door: $18 Click here for event on Facebook.

The Kohl's Facebook voting contest is going well, as Torah Day School's bid to help gifted and special learning needs childred continues to hold on as a leader. 

  • See how how a simple sign goes viral! People all over are holding these signs. Pretty slick!!
  • Tune in Sunday, Augus 22 at 8pm to 1070 KNTH to hear all about Torah Day School and why you should vote!

Please join us this Shabbos, Parshas Ki Seitzei for another wonderful Uptown Shabbos!!!

Friday, August 20 
Services at 7:30 pm
    Candle Lighting at 7:40 pm | Please RSVP for Dinner

Shabbos, August 21 
Preprayer Kabbala Study at 9:00 am
Services at 10:00 am
    Followed by kiddush
Mincha at 7:40 pm
    Ethics of our fathers, Chapter 2
Maariv, Havdalla and Shabbos Ends at 8:34 pm

See you on Shabbos and Kesiva Vachasima Tova!
May you be inscribed and sealed for a Happy and Sweet New year! 

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie  

See how how a simple sign goes viral! People all over are holding these signs. Pretty slick!

Are you on Facebook?

Torah Day School of Houston is the only Texas school in the top 100 as well as only a few people from being in the top 20!
Can you do us a favor, and vote here for our children’s school? and a chance for it to win $500,000…

Please vote FIVE TIMES for Torah Day School of Houston it only takes a 20 seconds!

Thank You. Visit

Young Pros BBQ, Mazel Tov Croocks!

Dear Friends,

  • Torah Day School of Houston has amazingly held steady ground in its bid for the half million dollars contest, but, they need that extra push! Please, vote five time for TDS Houston and you will be doing a great mitzvah and you can win an iPad too! :)
  • Young Pros: This past Wednesday wrapped up an inspiring and uplifting course for Young Professionals on The Jewish Way in Love and Intimacy. This coming Wednesday we will host a "Summer Closeout BBQ and Jammin' Night" at 8:30 pm, please join us (on Facebook) and spread the word!  Advance Pay: $10 Adult / $5 Student. At door: $15 Adult / $10 Student
  • High Holidays:  Our birthright "Life Membership" card is in the mail to you (if you do not get it, we need your mailing address...) and online here. Full schedule for the High Holidays is posted and it is never too early to RSVP. Please join us (on Facebook) at the (High) Holiday Inn - Galleria for an inspiring and uplifting High Holiday services, dinners and break fast, with special programs for the kids!
  • Loaves of Love: We want to hear from you! If you want to volunteer or know a senior who can use a visit, please sign up online! 
  • This Shabbos, the kiddush is sponsored by Dr. Alan & Chagit Croock, in honor of their wedding anniversary and Alan's birthday and "bar-mitzvah anniversary"! Please join us for a celebration!

Shabbos Parshas Shoftim 

Friday, August 13 

Services at 7:30 pm
    Candle Lighting at 7:47 pm / RSVP for dinner

Shabbos, August 14 

Preprayer Kabbala Study 9:00 am
Services at 10:00 am 
    Kiddush following services sponsored by the Croocks - with the nest cholent this side of...
Mincha at 7:50 pm
    Ethics of our Fathers, Chapter 1
Maariv, Havdalla and Shabbos Ends at 8:42

See you Shabbos y'all!

Kesiva Vachasima Tova,
May you be inscribed and sealed for good New Year,

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie 

Only 235 people away... BBQ / Jamming night

Dear Friends, 

Are you on Facebook?

TDS is the only Texas school in the top 100 as well as only 235 people from being in the top 20 and winning $500,000. Please take one moment to VOTE for our school looking to enhance programming for special needs and gifted children. And enter to WIN an iPad or Net Book.

Please vote FIVE TIMES for Torah Day School of Houston it only takes 20 seconds!


 Please join us for an inspiring and uplifting Shabbos Mevarchim Elul. This is the time when we take stock of ourselves and prepare for the upcoming Days of Awe. In Elul, "The King is in The Field", Hashem and teshuvah is more accessible and easily achieved.

We look forward to hosting Chanie's sister for Shabbos, Mushkie Galperin (yes, that all look alike), who just finished a sucessful summer as Head Counselor fo Camp Gan Israel!

On Wed. Sept. 18 we will be hosting a Young Professionals BBQ and Jamming night. Please spread the word and bring your instruments so we can JAM!! 

This week's schedule:

Friday, August 6
Services at 7:30 pm
    Candle Lighting at  7:53 pm / RSVP for dinner!
Dinner sponsored by Ira Chenkin in commenoration for his father's yartzeit

Shabbos, August 7
 Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am
Services at 10:00 am
    Followed by kiddush
Mincha at 7:55 pm
    Ethics of our Fathers Chapter 6
Maariv, Havdalla and Shabbos Ends at 8:49 pm

See y'all on Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie 

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