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Selichos this Sat night and NEW kids program

Thank you to all those that came forward to help pay for the fallen tree and sukkah cleanup! We are still short $750. Please consider contributing to our "Sukkah Restoration Fund" :) atwww.chabaduptown.org/donate.

This year we are happy to introduce the inaugural Saturday night "midnight" 1:22 am Selichos prayers to the Uptown repetoire! The series of Selichot ("supplication") prayers recited in preparation for the "Days of Awe" of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur begin this Saturday night, after midnight (after the Ashkenazic custom; the Sephardic community begins on the 1st of Elul). On subsequent days, the custom is to recite the Selichot in the early morning hours, before the morning prayers, each morning up to and including Elul 29, the eve of Rosh Hashanah. Links: More on Selichot.

Chabad Kids ClubATTENTION KIDS! Introducing CKids! We are happy to introduce a new program, the "Chabad Kids Club" for the holidays and Shabbos services. It is full of fun games and activities that enrich the children’s High Holy Day experience. Kids will want to come back throughout the year for more.

Remember, at Chabad you do not pay to pray! High holiday services at the Hilton Post Oak are free! To reserve seats or to register for the dinner, luncheons and break fast please go to www.chabaduptown.org/services.

Shabbos Parshas Netzavim-Vayelech

Friday, August 30 
Services at 7:30 pm 
Candle Lighting at 7:29 pm

Shabbos, August 31 
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am 
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen 
Mincha at 7:40 pm 
Complete final round of Ethics of our Fathers Ch. 5 & 6 
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:22 pm 
Living Torah 
Selichos at 1:22 am - Hebrew / English Books Provided

Sunday, September 1 
(ok, techinically Selichos should be here at 1:22 am, but, I thought it would be confusing) 
Shacharis at 8:30 am 
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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13 days left


broken sukkah.jpgLast week's sudden windstorm on Friday afternoon did a good job on taking down a tree and smashing our Sukkah and play-set. Please help us cleanup and rebuild our Sukkah that should never fall down! Indicate it is for the sukkah in the "note" field:www.chabaduptown.org/donate

Just before the kids get back to school, we took a quick family getaway to see Sea World. It has been decided unanimously that Buccee's is a cult. To see the car and foot traffic waiting in unbelievable lines for everything in the rest stop is overwhelming. They used to be a great stop for a quick breezethrough and clean porcelain bowls. Now it is a chaotic mosh pit of the human race.

Rabbi Shimon Galperin (who was visiting with his wife Mushkie from Solon, OH) & sleep specialist Dr. Jerald Simmons gave the class on the Psychology and Kabbala of Dreams to a packed house! Joinyoung professionals next week for our weekly Wednesday class, dinner & social as we prepare for Rosh Hashana: Family, Health & Wealth - Why Bother Hashem?

Read a wonderful article in this week's Jewish Herald Voice about the dynamic weekly young group of people: Young Professionals Socialize and Explore at Chabad of Uptown - Houston attorney, Batami Baskin, often works late hours. But, every Wednesday night at 8 she sits down to home-cooked dinner and animated conversation with friends at Chabad of Uptown, which caters to Jewish young professionals. See the full story: Here >

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Believe it or not, Rosh Hashana in only 13 days away! Thank you to those that have already contributed for their voluntary membership! Please RSVP to reserve a seat or to join us for dinners, luncheons and break fast! www.chabaduptown.org/services

Next Saturday night, August 31 at 1:22 am (ok technically that's Sept. 1) we will have the specialSelichos service kicking off the "Days of Awe". Please let us know by email if you plan to attend.Link: More on Selichot

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Shabbos Parsha Ki Savo

 

Friday, August 23 
Services at 7:30 pm 
Candle Lighting at 7:37 pm

Shabbos, August 24 
Preprayer Kabbala Study at 9 am 
Services at 10 am 
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush 
Mincha at 7:40 pm 
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:41 pm 
Living Torah

Sunday, August 25 
Shacharis at 8:30 am 
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Young Professionals Socialize & Explore at Chabad of Uptown

Jewish Herald Voice • Thu, Aug 22, 2013

Houston attorney, Batami Baskin, often works late hours. But, every Wednesday night at 8 she sits down to home-cooked dinner and animated conversation with friends at Chabad of Uptown, which caters to Jewish young professionals.

“We are a real mix of young people, ranging from grad students to 30-somethings,” said Baskin. “Every week, there is another theme. Rabbi Chaim and Chanie Lazaroff, who lead the sessions, do a real good job creating an inviting atmosphere where people are attracted to talk about Jewish topics.”


Guest Rabbi Lazer Lazaroff, of Aishel House, gives a class on abortion in Jewish law.

Recent classes ranged from heated debates on hot-button issues, such as the Judaic approach to abortion and national health care to a hands-on mezuzah crafting workshop. Baskin mentioned a session on the meaning of the Friday night prayers as especially resonant for her. 

“It was nice to find the deeper meaning of what we pray for every week but, really every class is special in its own way – and of course, there’s the food, which is a major draw for us young professionals.”

A schedule of upcoming classes, as well as other information, can be obtained at www.chabaduptown.org/youngadults. 

Do dreams mean anything?

13810-0513.jpgAmazing food and crowd for the dream come true epic bar mitzvah weekend for Ben Hadden and the summer end BBQ! Thank you to all the volunteers who helped setup and serve and to David Robertson who manned the grill!

Stop daydreaming and please register ASAP for the High Holidays with Chabad of Uptown at the Hilton Houston Post Oak! Click here for the Jewish Herald Voice report...

This Wednesday, the weekly young professionals dinner, class and social we will host Sleep Disorders Specialist & Neurologist Dr. Jerald Simmons for an insightful evening about the Psychology and Kabbala of DreamsWhere do dreams come from and do they really mean anything? What Medicine, Torah and Jewish Mysticism (Kabbala) has to say about dreams.

Be inspired and join our lively discussions at the Thursday Tanya classes at noon or 8 pm! See yourself and the world through a whole different prism! 

This week, we are so excited to be hosting Chanie's brother Rabbi Shimon and Mushkie Galperin from Solon, Ohio! 

Mazal tov to:

  • Ben Hadden on his belated bar mitzvah!
  • Ilan & Julliette Melnik on a birth of a baby girl!

Parshah: Letting Go of Hate

Moses delivers a command so counterintuitive that we have to read it twice to make sure we have heard it correctly . . . more...

 

 

 


 

Shabbos Parshas Ki Seitzei

Friday, August 16
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:43 pm

Shabbos, August 17
Preprayer Kabbala Study at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:45 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:40 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, August 18
Shacharis at 8:30 am
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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High Holidays with Chabad of Uptown: An Attractive Alternative

Jewish Herald Voice, Pg. 10 
By Menachem Posner

Professor Dan Silvermintz says he is looking forward to the High Holidays. He and his wife will be among the diverse mix of young professionals and families who will be celebrating with Chabad of Uptown at the posh Hilton Houston Post Oak hotel, in Houston's exclusive Galleria area.


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Ballroom set for the
Rosh Hashana Dinner at Hilton Post Oak with
Chabad of Uptown in 2012


 With friendly free services that are open to the public, gourmet kosher meals catered by Benny Katz, a full-service children’s program, and four-star hotel accommodations, Chabad of Uptown’s hassle-free High Holiday model is an appealing alternative for a growing number of Houstonians.

“The prayers are very moving,” says Silvermintz who has been attending services and programming led by Chabad’s Rabbi Chaim and Chanie Lazaroff for 5 years, “Rabbi Chaim has a way of igniting people’s spirits and making each individual feel welcome. A lot of people choose to stay for the holiday meals as well. We find it’s a time to meet people and enjoy delicious food in really luxurious surroundings.”

Another major attraction is the children’s program. “We are always looking for ways to make Judaism exciting and hands on for the children,” says Chanie Lazaroff, “This year we are introducing a new CKids program. It is full of fun games and activities that enrich the children's High Holiday experience. Kids will want to come back throughout the year for more."

Rabbi Lazaroff says that he has been holding High Holiday services and meals in hotels for the past eight years. “In fact it was the first program we ever did here in the Uptown area,” he recalled. “As many people from the Uptown area signed up for the services at the Houstonian Hotel that year, we realized that there are many Jews living in this area that would appreciate a local Chabad center, and we decided to open up our doors.”

There is no charge for prayer services and reserved seats are available for a minimum donation. Visit www.chabaduptown.org/services for more information or to reserve a seat or book meal attendance. 

B Inspired

B Inspired!

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Bar Mitzvah! 
Be there to hear him 
Belch out the Haftorah!

Big meal on Friday night 
Brave performance on Saturday 
Buffet kiddush will not be light 
Bar of the mitzvah; Star Wars light saber play!


BBQ for young pros on Aug. 14 Wednesday BBQ young pros.jpg
Beautiful food and people coming this way! 
Break out your instruments, come and play 
Be a sport RSVP and join event on Facebook today! 
Bwww.chabaduptown.org/BBQ


dreams banner.jpgBewildered what your dream meant? 
Break some bread and hear a Jewish bent. 
Behold Neurologist Jerald Simmons will be our guest 
By the weekly 8 pm Wed., dinner, class and social on Aug. Twenty First!


holiday tishrei guide.jpgBe on the mailbox lookout for your Tishrei Guide 
Belong or not, you're on our side. 
Beautiful accommodations, luncheons & dinners too 
Benny Katz is catering and we want you! 
Bwww.chabaduptown.org/services 


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Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Shoftim

Friday, August 9 
Services at 7:30 pm 
Candle Lighting at 7:51 pm

Shabbos, August 10 
Preprayer Kabbala Study at 9 am 
Services at 10 am 
Bar Mitzvah of Benjamin Hadden! 
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen 
Mincha at 7:50 pm 
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:46 pm 
Living Torah 
Sat. night out! Bar Mitzvah party for Ben! at 10 pm

Sunday, August 11 
Shacharis at 8:30 am 
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Houston has winds too

IMG_20130801_105344.jpgIt's a summer day and the sun is shining but the teshuvah winds of Elul are in the air!

Welcome to Eretz Yisroel! What an appropriate week for Dr. Alan & Chagit Croock to arrive in Israel! This week's Parshas Re'eh concludes with the three pilgrimage festivals of Pesach, Shavuos and Sukkos when we must see and be seen in Jerusalem. We look forward to joining them at the true pilgrimage, with the Shofar blasts heralding the coming of Moshiach, next THIS year in Jerusalem!

Join us this Shabbos for the monthly "First Fridays" Shabbos dinner for young professionals, sponsored this week by Jessica Karsh! See who else is coming here >

Our monthly Rosh Chodesh minyan will be this coming week as well, complete with Hallel and inaugural blowing of the Elul Shofar! (Can you believe it is a month already?) Join us on Wednesday, August 7 at 6:45 am, followed by a wonderful breakfast and fresh brewed coffee!

Can you feel the Elul winds blowing already? Wednesday evening dinner, class & social for young professionals will be on the subject of Elul (Facebook). Get in the Elul mood by joining our Thursday Tanya classes at noon or 8 pm!

The complete High Holiday Schedule has been posted - it is not too early to contribute your membership and make your reservation for services, luncheons & dinners on Rosh Hashana & Yom Kippur at the Hilton Post Oak! www.chabaduptown.org/services

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Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Re'eh

Friday, August 2
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:55 pm | "First Fridays" for Young Professionals

Shabbos, August 3
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:55 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:53 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, August 4
Shacharis at 8:30 am
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am

Wednesday, August 7 - Rosh Chodesh Elul
Shacharis at 6:45 am
Followed by inaugural blowing of Shofar

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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