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First Fridays next week! - Vodka tasting challenge

Mazel tov Beatrice and Layn Chess on their marriage this past week! May it be an everlasting Jewish home filled with light, peace, joy and prosperity!

Next week is June "First Fridays" Shabbos dinner for Young Professionals! Join event on Facebook and share with your friends!

We are so happy with your ourpouring of support honoring our dear Gabbai! Please join our planning committee for the special kickoff lunch event on Sunday, June 23 and the weekends of the July!www.chabaduptown.org/gabbai

Mazel tov to Michael Pasternak for winning the first annual Sydney Chenkin Memorial Vodka Tasting Challenge at last week's kiddush! :) 

Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Shelach

Friday, May 31
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:57 pm

Shabbos, June 1
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen - Prep for 3 Tammuz
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:59 pm
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Daring to care and be an acrobat - Video

By now you should have received the printed invitation for the Luncheon & Shabbatons for our Gabbai. If you did not, let us know - we will get one out to you in a jiffy! www.chabaduptown.org/gabbai


We don't know why devastating tornadoes happen. We know what Hashem wants from us to do and observe in the wake of a tragedy. To do all we can to uplift the spirits and lives of those impacted from the storm. To observe the stories of the human spirit that shines through in so many ways.

Chabad Relief Efforts Ongoing in Oklahoma

Working around the clock to assist those devastated by the tornado more...

 


The Friendship Fair included a very entertaining show by the Twins from France, including a daring movewith Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff!

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PARSHAH with Rabbi Janathan Sacks: Moses’ Challenge

For the first time since his mission began, he could see defeat staring him in the face.more...

 

  


Shabbos Parshas Beha'alosecha

Friday, May 24
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:53 pm

Shabbos, May 25
Preprayer Kabbala Study at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Aufruf - calling up to the Torah of Layn Chess
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by Phyllis Porter in honor of Layn & Bea's upcoming wedding
Mincha at 7:55 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:54 pm
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Roller coaster of celebrations!

This email is dedicated to the refuah shleima, complete and speedy recovery, of Maya bas Mazal Miriam

dry bones.jpgUplifting and wonderful Shavuos with the Chabad of Uptown extended family! It was wonderufl to see so many of you for all of the services, especially the packed overflowing house for the Ten Commandments and dairy lunch!

This Sunday, May 19, 2013, hundreds of youth and adults will join the Friendship Walk and it is for the benefit of children and adults with special needs and their teenage friends and volunteers. Check it all out at ! www.houstonfriendshipwalk.com

Mazal tov to Hani & Liron Yovel on the birth of their son Jonathan Yechiel! May we only share simchos!

We get a one day breather and then the celebration continues with Shabbos! Sit back and enjoy this fabulous roller coaster ride! Please join us!

Shabbos Parshas Naso

Friday, May 17
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:50 pm

Shabbos, May 18
Preprayer Kabbala Services 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 7:50 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:48 pm
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Minyan at 6:45 am | It's almost cheesecake time!

We will have a special minyan for Rosh Chodesh Sivan, Friday May 10, tomorrow morning. Please let us know if you can make it at 6:45 am.

photo (8).JPGGreat time was had tonight at the Rosh Chodesh and Shavuot women's night out with a fantastic cookie decorating demonstration by Faigy Vidal of the Cookie Jar!

We look forward to an uplifting Shavuos as we accept the Torah for the 3325th time! The most lasagna.jpgimportant part is to come hear the Ten Commandments Torah reading on Wednesday morning. There will be a dairy lunch with yummy ice cream topped with lasagna, blintzes cheesecake, and more! Schedule below and on our website here. Please join us!

You can still join us for Gimmel Tammuz June 9-11 for bubkes! But, you go to act now before the price goes up! Let us know!

Final touches are being made on the program for the Luncheon Benefit and July Shabbatons honoring our Gabbai's Aliyah to Israel, Dr. Alan & Chagit Croock! Please save the date for the Sunday, June 23 lunch and any / all Shabbat weekends of July!

Shabbos Parshas Bamidbar

Rosh Chodesh Friday, May 10
Rosh Chodesh Morning Services at 6:45 am
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:45 pm

Shabbos, May 11
Preprayers Kabbala Study at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 7:45 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:44 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, May 12 
Shacharis at 8:30 am
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am

SHAVUOS, May 14-16

Tuesday, May 14 
Before 7:48 pm Light Shabbat Candles (Blessings
- 7:50 pm Evening Services 
- 12:00 am All Night Learn-A-Thon: 12:00 am 

Wednesday, May 15 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
- 11:15 am Reading of Ten Commandments 
followed by dairy kiddush & Ice Cream Party Join this event on Facebook!
- 7:50 pm Mincha & Maariv Services 
After 8:46 pm* Light Yom Tov Candles (Blessings
* From a pre-existing flame. 

Thursday, May 16 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
- 11:30 am approx. Yizkor Memorial Service 
- 7:50 pm Mincha & Maariv Services 
- 8:57 pm Yom Tov Ends

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Holy happy hour, cookies, ice cream - well, not everything is food - PHOTOS!

Torrential rain on Shabbos did not stop the Lag B'omer festivities at Chabad of Uptown on Sat. night and a miraculously beautiful day and major crowds at Godwin Park (JHV) and Aishel House concert! -PHOTOS!

Jamming Night Godwin Park Aishel House Concert


Young Professionals! SUMMER IS HERE, HOLY HAPPY HOUR IS BACK! Join Young Professionals for Holy Happy (Half) Hour at 7 pm, services at 7:30 pm and monthly "First Fridays" Shabbat Dinner! www.chabaduptown.org/shabbatdinner and on Facebook.


Students! A summer in Israel for just $199 ? YES! Options for both men and women available. Go towww.chabad.edu/yeshivascholarship to find out how!


11307_460931197295415_637077824_n.jpgRosh Chodesh Women's PreShavuot Gathering
Thursday May 9th, Iyar 29 at 8 pm - Hear words of Torah and create an edible cookie bouquet at a workshop presented by Mrs. Faigy Vidal from "The Cookie Jar". Hosted at the home and sponsored by Guitel Melnik in honor of the Yartzeit of her mother, Nancy Esther Bas Elsa. RSVP required by this Sunday, May 5. (Home address will be sent upon RSVP).


Less than two weeks to Shavuos!!! Study, Listen, Eat and Remember!

  • STUDY! Tues evening, May 14 midnight to sunrise!
  • LISTEN! Wed., May 15, at approx. 11:30 am to The Ten Commandments! and then...
  • EAT! A dairy lunch buffet topped with ice cream!! - Facebook
  • REMEMBER! Thurs., May 16, at approx. 11:30 am say Yizkor in memory of your loved ones!
  • Complete Shavuot Service & Event Schedule - here!

Shavuot 2013 - Wed. May 15 11:30 pm


Gimmel Tammuz Tickets are avilable for $211 (w/ Sat. night stay)! 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


Save the date(s) & call for committee members! Luncheon Benefit & Shabbatons honoring our Gabbai’s Aliyah to Israel for Dr. Alan & Chagit Croock! Please let us know if you would like to be a volunteer or a host!

  • Luncheon Benefit Event - Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 12:00 pm
    Cocktails & Buffet Dairy Lunch
  • Honorary July Shabbatons - July 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
    Friday services: 7:30 pm followed by Shabbat Dinner
    Saturday services: 10:00 am followed by lunch kiddush

The Uptown crew will be joining the Friendship Circle Walk on Sunday, May 19. Please sponsor their efforts! Click on name for their personal fundraising page: Chaya MushkaMendel and Rivky


Join us for JLI's trip to (Poland and) Israel in March 2014! A deluxe, five-star experience for the entire family, the trip offers all of the classic Israel destinations packed into an extraordinary itinerary that covers the length and breadth of the country. Determined to provide an unparalleled experience, the tour bus ventures off the beaten path to visit some of Israel’s hidden treasures in addition to all the favorites. Check it out and watch video at www.landandspirit.org!


Shabbos Mevarchim / Chazak, Parshas Behar-Bechukosai

Friday, May 3
Holy Happy Hour at 7:00 pm
Services at 7:30 pm 
"First Fridays" For Young Professionals! RSVP
Candle Lighting at 7:40 pm

Shabbos, May 4
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Complete reading of Vayikra - Chazak!
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:40 pm
Ethics of our Fathers Chapter 5
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:39 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, May 5
Shacharis at 8:30 am
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9:00 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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