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HPD pulls over Rabbi, then THIS happens - VIDEO & PICS

    The light of Chanukah goes beyond the eight days, we must keep it burning - all year round! Check this out: Watch how HPD officers pulls over a local Chabad Rabbi Betzalel Marinovsky, and then this happens.

    Chanukah still making the news in The Examiner- River Oaks reporting on our Post Oak Menorah celebration... YJP boat party dreidel group.jpg

    The Sunday YJP Chanukah boat party was off the hook! Check out some pics here. Come back for more pictures to come!
  • This Shabbos is the 5th of Tevet. Listen to holy books, they're speaking. This day is celebrated as a day of rejoicing in the Chabad-Lubavitch community. On this date in 1987, U.S. Federal Court issued a decision regarding the ownership of the priceless library of the 6th Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn. The ruling was based on the idea that a rebbe is not a private individual but a communal figure synonymous with the body of chasidim. The Lubavitcher Rebbe urged that the occasion be marked with time devoted to study from Torah books as well as the acquisition of new Torah books. We will mark this Shabbos with a special kiddush and farbrengen.

    The Shabbos Kiddush is sponsored by Ben & Regina Shamooelian in honor of their wedding anniversary and Rafael Levy in memory of his mother, Regina bat Ruchama
  • SHABBAT TRADITION; SEUDAT HAWAIIAN!! Next Shabbos is the First YJP First Fridays for 2015! Check out the details here
  • Don't miss Jan 23 Shabbos dinner with Ari Sacher, the rocket scientist behind Israel's iron dome! There will be very limited seating, so please reserve as soon as possible. His talk, "A Rocket Scientist Looks at the Torah" will give some insight to the Torah from his very unique AIPAC's annual Houston event on Sunday, where he will give a completely different presentation about the Iron Dome. Don't miss either one!

The Day Forgiveness was Born

This is the first recorded moment in history in which one human being forgives another. more...

Shabbos Hey Teves, Parshas Vayigash


Friday, December 26
Candle Lighting at 5:12 pm
Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos, December 27
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by super duper Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored by Ben & Regina Shamooelian in honor of their wedding anniversary and Rafael Levy in memory of his mother Regina bat Ruchama
Mincha at 5:15 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:09 pm
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Is it Chanukah yet?!

chron chanukah on fire.jpgWe did it! We did it! We did it! We're so lucky to be part of this amazing community! May we be collectively be blessed with a year full of Chanukah light! Thank you to those who put us over the top!!! But, the biggest thank you goes to our matchers who made this all possible!!! If you would like to join in the mitzvah and donate to Chabad of Uptown, you can still do so at

The Inaugural Post Oak Menorah Chanukah on Fire party brought out over 300 people for a wonderful evening shared with Police Chief McLeland, Israel Consulate representative and other local Uptown community leaders! It was covered by Channel 11, 13 & 26 and appeared in the Houston Chronicle Check out the complete photo gallery here.

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Rabbi Chaim was on the Channel 11 Deborah Duncan show "Great Day Houston" doing his “Texas Latke” demonstration and talking about Chanukah, check it out here.

Levi starred in the Galleria Lighting of the Lone Star Menorah with a solo! Check out a video of his debut!

Hoops & Chanukah celebrated at the Houston Rockets ending, with “The Dancing Rabbis” and a meet and greet with Israeli New Orleans Pelican player Gal Mekel and Houston Rockets player Donatas Montienjunas. He tweeted out this photo to his 18,500 followers as part of the #sharethelights campaign. Jewish Herald Voice was on hand as well - click here for their quick report.


gal mekel instagram chanukah.jpgIt is not too late to buy boat tickets for Sunday’s Chanukah YJP 3 hour Boat Party #JewsCruise. Final tickets are selling now!

Kiddush this Shabbos is sponsored by Dara Orbach in loving memory of her father Yaakov ben Tzadok Tzvi, a”h, whose yartzeit is during the coming week!

Mazel tov Rabbi Chaim’s brother, Rabbi Lazer & Rochel Lazaroff whose daughter Nechama is engaged to Shmuel Slonim of Binghamton, NY!

Monday & Tuesday is Rosh Chodesh Teves! Start the workweek and month off right at our monthly Rosh Chodesh minyan, to be held on Monday morning, 6:45 am, followed by a breakfast sponsored by the Melnik family!

Shabbos Chanukah, Mevarchim Teves, Parshas Miketz

Friday December 19 
Candle Lighting at 5:08 pm 
Services at 6:30 pm 
Followed by Shabbos Chanukah Dinner RSVP

Shabbos December 20 
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Shacharis at 10 am 
Followed by Kiddush & farbrengen sponsored by Dara Orbach in memory of her father 
Mincha at 5:05 pm 
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:05 pm 
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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CHALLENGE: $80,000 in 80 hours!

We promised you something BIG was going to happen... well, here it is and this is how it works:


Your donation is 1x4!!

$54 = $216!! 


Here's the catch: It's all or nothing. If we don't reach our goal of $20,000 in the next 80 hours, everyone is refunded and we don't receive anything. 

If we succeed, Chabad receives $80,000!! 

With YOUR help, together we can make this happen!



Tonight is 19 Kislev - The Rosh Hashana of Chassidus... More on this here.

Next week, somthing big is coming to your inbox and social media. Trust me, you don't want to miss it!! Keep it glued right here.... :)

All these ‪#‎Chanukah‬ events are making me dizzy! ‪#‎chanukahonfire‬‪ #‎postoakmenorah‬ ‪#‎yjpcruise‬‪ #‎jewscruise‬ and more! Check out for the complete list of Houston area Chanukah events!!


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  • PLEASE RSVP for Chanukah on Fire for free and...
  • BUY TICKETS for the YJP Boat Party - only seven$36 tickets left!!

Want to know where we, Rabbi Chaim, Chanie & Clan, will be on Chanukah?

  • Tues. Dec. 16 - CHANUKAH ON FIRE - Post Oak Menorah:
  • Wed. Dec. 17 - THE GALLERIA LIGHTS - Lone Star Menorah
  • Thurs. Dec. 18 - Hoops & Hanukkah w/ Houston Rockets
  • Fri. Dec. 19 - Chanukah Shabbat Dinner at Chabad of Uptown!
  • Sun. Dec. 21 - YJP 3hr Chanukah Boat Party - Jews Cruise
  • Monday & Tuesday is open undecided.... ;)

Shabbos Parshas Vayeishev

Friday, December 12 
Services at 6:30 pm 
Candle Lighting at 5:06 pm

Shabbos, December 13 
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am 
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen 
Mincha at 5:05 pm 
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:03 pm 
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Not your regular blah, blah, blah

Chanie and Chaya Mushka made a quick nice trip to New York this past weekend to visit the ohel on Chanie's birthday. She got to meet up with ex-uptownion Shiffy (wait, can you ever be an ex-uptownion???) for a whirlwind sweep through Queens to the Ohel and then through Manhattan (don't ask) to catch the bus heading up to the Albany to attend our niece, Sara Rubin's, bas mitzvah,. Mazel tov!

As usual, Rabbi Chaim refused to babysit, but, that's a whole different story.

Feminine Leadership and Modesty

There is only one incident of sexual abuse that is recorded explicitly in the Torah. It is quite a tragic read, and the repercussions are curiously significant. more...

Upcoming classes & community events:


  • Tues. Dec. 9 at noon: Weekly Parsha Class
  • Tues. Dec. 9 at 7:30 pm: JLI Course on Happiness
  • Wed. Dec. 10 at 8 pm: Farbrengen 19 Kislev w/ Guest Rabbi Feigenson - 4 YJP
  • Thurs. Dec. 11, 19 Kislev, Tanya at noon, for evening class see next item
  • Thurs. Dec. 11, 19-20 Kislev: Guest Austin Rabbi Levertov, 8 pm Community Lecture for women & men followed by 9 pm Farbrengen for Men at CLC, 10900 Fondren Road - CLICK MORE
  • Sat. Dec. 12, 8:30 pm: Rambam Completion Ceremony at CLC, 10900 Fondren Road

Chabad of Uptown Chanukah Calendar:

In other news, Jewish Herald Voice features our selfie here.

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Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach

Friday, December 5
Candle Lighting at 5:04 pm
Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos, December 6
Preprayer Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:01 pm
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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