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Camry's eternal rest | Your daily Chabad schedule is in here

Please have the UptownMobile in your thoughts and prayers. It's passing occurred at the notable corner of 598787_10151259384276140_1348306025_n.jpgPost Oak and San Felipe, briskly carted away by law enforcement for being a traffic hazard. "Dear Camry, For over ten years, you have honorably delivered mitzvahs, children for Torah study and many miles of Torah office hopping. You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers and let us say, Amen." That's the kaddish. A kiddush will be held when the replacement takes its place. And let us say, Lchaim!

OK, at Chabad of Uptown we will keep you busy! Here is your Chabad schedule for next week:

Monday: Find Chabad's programs fascinating, but, would like some private time to learn Torah with the Rabbi or Rebbetzin? You pick the subject, time and location and we will make it happen!

NEW JLI Course begins for six weeks, this Tuesday, Oct. 30! Given by Rabbi Moishe Traxler, The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential. Are you all you can be? How can you unleash the infinite power of your soul within? This course provides a mystical roadmap to living a life of happiness, fulfillment, and self-actualization by revealing how you can thrive and be more than just alive.

Many thanks to Guitel Melnik for sponsoring this past week's Young Professionals class commemorating the yartzeit that same day for her father, Enrique Tzvi ben Mordechai. Next week's class and dinner for young professionals will once again be on Election 2012, this week on the Healthcare Debate: The Mandate and Jewish Law. From a Torah perspective, who has the responsibility for caring for our health?

Thursday Tanya classes will uplift your soul! Join us for fascinating discussions at noon or 8 pm, every Thursday!

Next Shabbos, Nov. 2, is also Holy Happy Hour and "First Fridays" for young professionals! - Facebook

Shabbos Parshas Lech Lecha

Friday, October 26 
Services at 6:30 pm 
Candle Lighting at 6:21 pm

Shabbos, October 27 
Preprayer Kabbala Study 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am 
Kiddush sponsored by Josh & Zehava Levy in honor of the birth of their grandson, Ari Jacob Mele. 
Mincha at 6:20 pm 
Class on laws of Shabbos 
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:16 pm 
Living Torah

Sunday, October 28 
Shacharis at 8:30 am 
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Binders full of women

Binders full of Women LeadersAs we are gearing up for the International Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Rabbis in November, it was interesting to read the highlighted quotes from this week's Presidential debate. You see, the Rebbe, wanted to be sure that the other half of Chabad leadership also have a conference of their own. In February, Chanie will join the women leaders of Chabad at her own International Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Rebbetzins. The Rebbe also insisted that the binders, Sefer Hashluchim, depicting the Chabad Houses and Rabbis around the world include the Rebbetzins and children who are part of the same spiritual army. Now, with that in mind think about the statistic recently shared by Larry King: "According to Forbes only 3% of CEOs are women. In the Federal Govt. only 14% are in leadership positions, and Hollywood only 5% of films are directed by women. One exception of absence of women in American leadership is Chabad. 50% of Chabad Institutions are directed by women".

Deep conversations were also had today regarding the role of women in Judaism as part of our Tanya classes... Never too late to join us for insight and inspiration every Thursday at noon or 8 pm!

We gathered around the computer and watched in awe as Felix Baumgartner broke records and made history. We captured some amazing shots of the live feed here. He did it! He crawled in to his space suit and jumped down to planet earth. He was scared of his space suit but he had a vision. You can too!

Young Professionals: Jewish Bar Trivia was a resounding success! Mazel tov to the winning team of "The Brew Masters"! Next two week's classes leading Partial group of Jewish Bar Triviaup to the election we will examine the Torah's perspective on the hot issues. Taxation with Representation and Illegal Immigrants & Amnesty.

Thank you to Seth Weisberg and Michael Pasternak for all their help in the Sukkah collapsing! 

Mazel tov to Josh & Zehava Levy on the birth of their first grandson! May he grow to be a pride to all!

With sadness we mourn the untimely passing of Chanie's aunt, Mrs. Dina Galperin, ob"m, in Israel, after a prolonged and serious illness at the age of 65.

Get your car tax write off in full for 2012! Chabad of Uptown needs a car ASAP! You can get a full tax write off and a mitzvah at the same time! :)

This Shabbos Parshas Noach concludes the first real week after a month full of holidays. We now fully get to implement that inspiration for "Six days shall work be done, but, on the seventh day is a Shabbat of rest".

Join Us!!

Shabbos Parshas Noach

Friday, October 19
Light Candles at 6:29 pm 
Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos, October 20
Preprayer Kaballa Study at 9 am 
Shacharis at 10 am
Followed by amazing kiddush
Mincha at 6:30 pm
Class on Jewish Law
Maariv, Havdalla and Shabbos Ends at 7:22 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, October 21
Join us for one or join us for both! Do the whole deal or just come wrap!
Shacharis at 8:30 am
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

NEW Friday time at 6:30 pm!!

Unbelievably celebratory Sukkos & Simchas Torah was had with hundredsLargest Vodka Ever Seen! passing through Chabad of Uptown's doors!! It was wonderful to have Chanie's family joining us for the final holidays of joy!

Ron & Rivital Mart will be making a Pidyon Haben for their newborn son, Noah Moshe Mart. They invite the community to participate is this rare and sacred mitzvah and dinner this Sunday, Oct. 14 at 5 pm! Please let us know if you plan on joining so they may plan accordingly.

Expert Sofer is coming on Oct. 16-18 to check your tefillin & mezuzos.  Once again, Rabbi Faitel Lewin, a Sofer from Brooklyn, N.Y., will be available to check mezuzos and tefillin from Tuesday, Oct 16, 12:30 pm through Thursday, Oct 18, 5:00 pm. According to halacha, mezuzos and tefillin should be checked twice every seven years. Some have the custom to inspect them annually.

Young Pros: This Wednesday night class and social for young professionals at 8 pm will be "Jewish Bar Trivia"! Don't miss this!! 

Thursday Tanya classes are gong strong and you can join any time! Offered at two times at noon or 8 pm, there is absolutely every excuse to be inspired.

The Jewish Learning Institute has a new season coming up! Are you all you can be? How can you unleash the infinite power of your soul within? This course provides a mystical roadmap to living a life of happiness, fulfillment, and self-actualization by revealing how you can thrive and be more than just alive. Rabbi Traxler will give this six part series on The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential for 6 Tuesdays 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Beginning 10/30/2012. Register here.

The Rebbes of Chabad would say: "As one establishes oneself on Shabbat Bereishit, so goes the rest of the year." We look forward to seeing you!! 

Please notice the new Friday night davening time at 6:30 pm that will run every Shabbos throughout ALL of Fall and Winter!

Shabbos Mevarchim Cheshvan, Parshas Bereishis

Friday, Oct. 12 
Services at 6:30 pm 
Candle Lighting at 6:36 pm

Shabbos, Oct. 13 
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:00 am 
Services at 10 am 
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen 
Mincha at 6:35 pm 
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:29 pm 
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Sukkot "First Fridays", Simchat Torah Bash and more!

We decorated our sukkah! Chabad custom is to appreciate the beauty of the sukkah itself; the decorations are the guests and people that fill it. Boy, did we fill it! Over 140 guests have enjoyed sukkot dinners in the only Sukkah in Uptown!

Rabbi Galperin gave a moving talk of his experiences when living in Russia. Among his many anecdotes246620_10151231171586140_306235556_n.jpghe shared, "In the 22 years I lived in Russia, I was never in a shul, rather davening with the "underground". Even as I was leaving Russia, I toured the palaces and the grand shul in Leningrad / S. Petersburg, an undercover KGB agent greeted me there. He wanted to know who I was and where I was from. I told him - A Yid".

This Shabbos is the monthly "First Fridays" for young professionals, this month in the HUGE Uptown Sukkah under the Stars!!! RSVP! (OnFacebookSponsored in part: In honor of the engagement of Ady Fisberg to Matt Levine! And, in memory of Kevin David Bloch by Danielle Buks.

The last days of the holiday with Shemini Atzeres and Simchas Torah begins Sunday night and ends Tuesday night. Full schedule with all of the solemn and joyous moments below and at! Don't be selfish, share the joy with your friends!


Fri. Oct. 5 
- 6:30 pm Holy Happy Hour & Lulav Shake
- 6:44 pm Light Shabbat Candles 
- 6:45 pm Shabbat Services 
- 7:45 pm YOUNG PROFESSIONALS Sukkot Dinner Under the Stars - "First Fridays" 
Join this event on Facebook!

Sat., Oct. 6
- 9:00 am Kabbala Study
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
- No Lulav 
- 6:45 pm Mincha 
- 7:36 pm Maariv, Havdalla (In Sukkah) and Shabbat Ends 
Living Torah Video

Sun., Oct. 7 Hoshana Rabba
No BLT. Join Rabbi Chaim at Chabad on Fondren for special services at 8 am. More about this specialholiday here

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah 
Sun., Oct. 7 - Shemini Atzeret 
- 6:42 pm Light Holiday Candles 
- 6:45 pm Mincha & Evening Services Hakafot-celebratory dancing - This one is only the warm up - to connect with Israel! (See main hakafot below). 

Mon., Oct. 8 - 
Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah 
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
- 12:15 pm Yizkor 
Teffilas Geshem 
- Say Goodbye to Sukkah
- 6:45 pm Mincha & Evening Services Grand Hakafot-celebratory dancing - This one is the real deal! 
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- After 7:34 pm Light Candles 

Tues., Oct. 9 -Simchat Torah 
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
Hakafot-celebratory dancing 
Mincha after Hakafot 
- 7:33 pm Maariv, Havdalla and Holiday Ends

Wed., Oct. 10 
8 pm - YOUNG PROS: Grill the Rabbi and FREE BBQ Hot dog dinner 
Join this event on Facebook!

Thurs., Oct. 11
12 pm - Tanya study noon class (with $10 optional lunch)
8 pm - Tanya study evening class

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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