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Purim is soaring high!!!

574498_10151225196991486_193645702_n.jpgAn inspiring Texas Shabbaton was had at Texas A&M with fifteen student representatives from the Houston area. The program included high powered guest speakers Deputy Consul General of Israel, Hon. Maya Kadosh, Boston University Prof. Binyomin Abrams and Israel advocate and commentator Neal Lazarus.

Many thanks to those who volunteered to help us pack the mishloach manos for Purim! We will be distributing them at The Hampton on Sunday afternoon. If you would like to volunteer at the party and brighten up the Purim day of a senior, please let us know!

We welcome Chanie's brother, Mendel Galperin and his yeshivah partner Mendel Greenberg who came to help us out in our Purim festivities!!

Purim is flying high!!! See the jammed packed schedule below! Notice TWO WELL ATTENDED main events:

Purim Heroes and Villains Purim Community Feast

Mazel tov to:

  • Nick & Sandra Morgan on the birth of a newborn son!
  • Chanie's sister, Yossi & Mushkie (Galperin) Bendet on the birth of a newborn son! Mushkie was here many times to help for the holidays at Chabad of Uptown.
    May we only share simchos!
  • Joseph Yadin on his putting on Tefillin for the first time in preparation for his bar mitzvah!
  • Ben & Regina will sponsor the Shabbos kiddush this week in honor of their newborn son!

This Wednesday night, Feb. 27, the Cha-Bad to the bone team of Chabad of Uptown will test and taste the tastiest chili this side of the Mississippi! Come hang out with friends, learn a kosher thing or two and vote the chili up our down as we prepare for the Sunday, March 3 Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff showdown!!!Join the testing event on Facebook. (Click here for Day of cook-off March 3rd Team Facebook event)

Next Shabbos is our monthly First Fridays for Young Professionals on March 1! Join event on Facebook here!

Purim How-To

How-to guides to take you through the holiday of Purim and its exciting customs and traditions. more...

Shabbos Zachor Parshas Tetzaveh


Friday, February 22
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 5:56 pm

Shabbos, February 23
Preprayer kabbala Chassidus Study at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Kiddush & Farbrengen
Sponsored by Ben & Regina Shamooelian in honor of their newborn son
Mincha at 6:00 pm
Maariv & Shabbos Ends at 6:53 pm
Community Megillah Reading & Havdalla at 7:15 pm
Young Professionals Heroes & Villains Party @ Hilton Houston Post Oak at 9:00 pm

Sunday, February 24
Shacharis at 8 am
Megillah Reading at approximately 8:45 am
Megillah Reading at State Prisons 10 am
The Hampton Senior Living Megillah reading and Party at 2:30 pm
Community Purim Feast & Megillah Reading at 5:30 pm -

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Make for Me a sanctuary

Lot's of excitement in the air! They shall make for Me a sanctuary, and I will dwell amidst them (25:8) - The verse does not say, "and I will dwell within it," but "and I will dwell within them"--within each and every one of them. (Shelah) More...

This Shabbos we read of the building of the first Sanctuary, the Mishkan. Plans are well underway for the building of our new shul! When Moshe Rabbeinu solicited the Jewish people, they were so eager to get involved that they overwhelmed the coffers with donations to the point that they had to be asked to stop. Admittedly that was the first and last capital campaign to see that happen! But, you can (eagerly) get involved too in the Chabad of Uptown Capital campaign! Shoot us an email or donate here!


What Was the Mishkan?

It was a portable sanctuary, a spiritual center in the desert. It was the place for sacrifices . . .





Two Narratives of Creation

The Torah describes two acts of creation: G‑d’s creation of the universe, and the Israelites’ creation of the Mikdash or Mishkan, the sanctuary that traveled with them in the desert, the prototype of the Temple in Jerusalem. The connection between them is not incidental.


Shabbos Terumah


Friday, February 15
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 5:51 pm

Shabbos, February 16
Preprayer Kabbala Study at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 5:50 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:48 pm
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Women Had the Power!

kinus.jpgNew Orleans could not keep the power on, but, the power was going strong in NYC! A wonderful convention was had of the most powerful women of the world! We are glad to have Chanie back!

Packed house at the Tu Beshvat Shabbos where Rabbi Chaim took over the kitchen in Chanie's absence and was joined by Terry Lewis, Michael Pasternak and Olivia Mathias! Thank you for your help and the food was great!

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Mazel family pic.jpgtov to Chanie on the marriage of her brother Rabbi Shimon Galperin to Mushkie Greenberg of Solon, OH! The children and family had a blast hanging around with their cousins and dancing the night away at a beautiful wedding.

Mazal tov to Yaov and Sarah Michal Sapir on the birth of a baby boy!



Hnery at Purim 2012We share condolences to Maxine Epstein and the entire Epstein family on the passing of our dear friend Henoch Halevi (Henry) Epstein, o.b.m.

Friends shared their thoughts and memories about Henry. You can read them here and add your own.

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Texas Intercollegiate Shabbaton - Students and Grad Students 
February 15-17, 2013

Join this event on Facebook!

Join Students from Texas A&M, UT, Tulane, UNT, Rice, U of H, Blinn, Oklahoma, South Texas College of Law, Texas State, TCU, UTSA and more at the 4th Annual Grand Texas Intercollegiate Shabbaton!

The Grand Texas Intercollegiate Shabbaton draws hundreds of Jewish college students from across Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, to College Station, Texas for a one-of-a-kind Shabbat experience. Highlights of the event include a massive Shabbat dinner and lunch, guest speakers and workshops on contemporary Jewish topics, lively services, musical entertainment and a Saturday night Texas barbeque. The event is hosted by the Chabad Jewish Student Center at Texas A&M in collaboration with Jewish student centers in the Texas region.


Register today!

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We look forward to an amazing Purim weekend! Check out and below for all the juicy details!


Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Mishpatim

Friday, February 8 
Services at 6:30 pm 
Candle Lighting at 5:47 pm

Shabbos, February 9

Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am 
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen 
Mincha at 5:50 pm 
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:42 pm 
Living Torah

Sunday, February 10  
Shacharis at Epstein Shiva Home 5111 Locust  at 8 am 
Followed by BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Condolences Epstein Family

The Chabad of Uptown community extends its sincere condolences to 

Maxine Epstein & Family

Upon the passing of their dear husband, father and grandfather

Henry (Henoch Halevi) Epstein, ע"ה 

May G-d console the esteemed family, together with all those that mourn Zion and Jerusalem

 You may post your condolences below

 Make a donation in his memory 


This email is dedicated to Henoch Halevi ben Esther

WOW! Packed house for 15 Shevat Shabbos dinner! Couches removed to make more space and for overflow to the porch! We look forward to the new space to be built very soon! Please let us know f you would like to join the building campaign effort...

This Shabbos is First Fridays for Young Professionals! Not too late to join! See who is coming here.

Purim is just around the corner and we have a plethora of events planned! Check for young professionals (and see who is coming so far here) for the first splash! To join either or both event host committees, please let us know...

Chanie is living it up in NYC with Chaya Mushka and Rivky at the annual conference of Chabad Lubavitch rebbetzins, the front and backbone of Chabad activities worldwide. The conference marks the yartzeit of the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka, obm on 22 Shevat this Shabbos. (An on-line biography; more on the Rebbetzin).

Beneath a Mountain of Love

A lesson for relationships from the marriage between G‑d and Israel.


Shabbos Chof Beis Shevat, Parshas Yisro


Friday, February 1 
Services at 6:30 pm 
Candle Lighting at 5:40 pm - First Fridays for Young Pros - RSVP!

Shabbos, February 2 
PrePrayer Chassidus / Kabbala Study at 9 am 
Services at 10 am 
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen 
Mincha at 5:45 pm 
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:38 pm 
Living Torah

Sunday, February 3 
Shacharis at 8:30 am 
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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