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Celebrate! | Goodbye Gabbai Event

Lag B'Omer is a celebration not be missed! Please join us on Sat. night, 9:30 pm for our Chabad of Uptown Jamming night and BBQ! More & RSVP >

BMX Stunt Show community event at Godwin park, on Sunday 1 pm! More >

SAVE THE DATES!

  • Young Pros Holy Happy (Half) Hour & Monthly "First Fridays" Shabbos dinner - More > 
  • Shavuos! May 14-16 - Schedule here!
  • Goodbye Gabbai Event! Sunday, June 23 - A special lunch reception, followed by a month of July Shabbats, honoring our beloved Gabbai Dr. Alan & Chagit Croock, in their final month in Houston, as they prepare to make aliyah to Israel! Details TBA.

Lag BaOmer

The birthday of Jewish mysticism . . . The spiritual significance of the bow and arrow . . . Can love be true, and can truth be loving? . . . What is Kabbalah? more...

 

Parshah: Faith as a Journey

What was truly remarkable about the wilderness years was not that the Israelites were surrounded by the clouds of glory, but that they were an entire nation without a home or houses; they were like nomads without a place of refuge.more...


Shabbos Parshas Emor

 

Friday, April 26
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:36 pm

Shabbos, April 27
Chassidus Torah Study at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by kiddush with best cholent this side of Mississippi
Mincha at 7:35 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Chapter 4
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:34 pm
Living Torah
Lag B'omer Jamming Night & BBQ at 9:30 pm RSVP

Sunday, April 28
Shacharis at 8:30 am
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin is Back! at 9 am
BLX Stunt Show at Lag Bomer Godwin Park at 1 pm More >

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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World Champions

Senseless hate in Boston is fought back with senseless love in Houston. Incomprehensible tragedy in West, Texas should breed incomprehensible goodness in Houston, Texas. When we lose our ground, the terrorists and darkness have won.

Champions must carry on with mitzvos, good deeds and light to one and all.

When we are done, we do some more.

That is how Jews have triumphed throughout the ages, that is how we heal.


Lag B'omer marks the special day for championing this type of love and kindness. Join us next Saturday night and Sunday, April 27-28!

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Champion your spiritual resolve, and join us for a trip to NYC marking the Rebbe's yartzeit! Sun eve - Tues eve, June 9-11. Tickets are still affordable if you book now! Spend Monday exploring the sights and food of Crown Heights and Farbrengen; Tuesday a spiritual visit to the Ohel. Let us know and we will send you our flight itinerary.www.chabaduptown.org/3tammuz

Mazel tov to our Bar Mitzvah champion, Joseph Yadin, son of Hanan Yadin and Michelle White on his bar mitzvah to be held this Shabbos at Chabad of Uptown! Please join us for a special kiddush following davening on Shabbos day. Make a donation is his honor >

Mazel tov to World Champion, Ari Simmons, son of Irina and Jerry Simmons, in his spectacular gold medal win of the world championship in fencing held in Croatia! Video / ArticleMake a donation in his honor >

Shabbos Parshas Acharei-Kedoshim

Friday, April 19
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:31 pm

Shabbos, April 20
Chassidus Torah Study at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Bar Mitzvah Kiddush in honor of Joseph Yadin
Mincha at 7:30 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Chapter 3
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:29 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, April 21
Shacharis at 8:30 am
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin is Back! at 9 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Lag B'omer Jamming & BBQ Lag Baomer BMX Pros Trick Team 

Curious?

Curious Tales of the Talmud is a new 6 week course on Tuesday evenings offered at Chabad of Uptown from the Jewish Learning Institute, beginning on April 23. Believe it or not, but these tales actually provide access to a deeper dimension of yourself, the insight to appreciate goodness within everything, and a reservoir of courage to navigate life's most rugged moments. You're also likely to encounter a newfound appreciation for your Jewish literary heritage. Register >

Lag B'omer Jamming Night & BBQ, Sat., April 27 9:30 pm, at Chabad of Uptown. Check it out!

Community Wide Lag B'omer Celebration, Sun., April 28 at 1 pm.

Aishel House Benefit Concert, Sun., April 28, 5:30 / 7 pm. More >


GET OUT OF TOWN!

  • Join us for a trip to NYC and the Ohel marking the Rebbe's yartzeit on 3 Tammuz, June 11!
  • College Students & Young Professionals, check out these awesome options for Summer break!
  • Study with high powered speakers and accomodations at the www.jretreat.com, Aug 6-11!

Shabbos Parshas Tazria-Metzora

Friday, April 12
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:27 pm

Shabbos, April 13
Chassidus Torah Study at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Kiddush
Mincha at 7:30 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Chapter 2
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:25 pm
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Use your key - at 7:30! FIRST FRIDAYS this week!

shlissel key challah baked.jpgThank y'all so much for your participation in our Pesach festivities. You made our holiday uplifting, meaningful and a key for an amazing opening of the doors for a year full of Hashem's blessings.

There is a tradition in some Jewish communities to make “shlissel challah” the week after Pesach. Shlissel means “key,” and the custom involves either baking the challah in the shape of a key, or wrapping ones real house (or business) key in foil and pressing it into the underside of the challah before baking. The key is removed before the challah is eaten, and the tradition is considered a segulah (spiritually propitious) for livelihood. May Hashem bless each and every one of you with a year of prosperity physically and spiritually!


Tanya Thursdays

It is never too late to join our dynamic group and stimulating conversation over Tanya on Thursdays at noon (optional lunch) or 8 pm! Let us know if you want to join the weekly reminder email list.


Young Professionals

Our monthly First Fridays for Young Professionals is here!! Join us our April First Fridays tomorrow night! See who is coming here. RSVP at www.chabaduptown.org/shabbatdinner

This week's Wednesday night dinner (Tacos!), class & social will be on Heaven, Hell & Afterlifesponsored by Karen Nudelman in memory and commemorating the yartzeit of her grandmother Tzila bas Aharon. Facebook here.

Lag Baomer Jamming Night & BBQ - Sat night, April 27, 9:30 pm! All you can eat BBQ and drinks!Facebook here.


Our building expansion plans are well underway! Drop us a line and / or a donation to get involved!


Did you count the omer yet? You can do so each day on our website at www.chabaduptown.org/omer where you can also sign up for daily alerts by email or SMS for that days count and meditation.

Tonight is the 10th Day of the Omer. Day Three of Week 2: Tiferet of Gevurah

Not just love but compassion has to drive discipline. Love comes from recognizing one's merits and positive qualities (discipline channels and directs those strengths and weeds out the negative). Compassion is unconditional love. It is love just for the sake of love, not considering the others position. Tiferet is a result of total selflessness in the eyes of G-d. You love for no reason; you love because you are a reflection of G-d.

Does my discipline have this element of compassion?

Exercise for the day: Be compassionate to someone you have reproached.


Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Shemini

Friday, April 5
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for First Fridays!
Candle Lighting at 7:23 pm

Shabbos, April 6
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:25 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:20 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, April 7
Shacharis at 8:30 am
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin is Back! at 9 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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