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Sivan is here! Pray, study & celebrate...

Start your weekend off right! Tonight and tomorrow is Rosh Chodesh! Please join us for our monthly Rosh Chodeshtexas farb dance.jpg minyan and breakfast, Friday, May 30, beginning promptly at 6:45 am, followed by breakfast at 8 am sponsored by the Melniks!

What a pleasure it was to spend 24 hours of inspiration this past Sunday-Monday with 28 of the 36 fellow Chabad Shluchim of Texas for a farbrengen at the Chabad center in S. Antonio!

Shavuos is coming up! Complete schedule posted online at www.chabaduptown.org/shavuotschedule. Here are the highlights:

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Mark your calendars!

Rebbe - The Most Influential Rabbi of Modern History by Joseph Telushkin | Publishing date Barnes & Nobles event


Is Confession a Jewish Thing?

On the importance and function of Jewish confession. more...

 


Shabbos Parshas Naso

Friday, May 30
Rosh Chodesh Morning Services at 6:45 am
Shabbos Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:58 pm

Shabbos, May 31
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:57 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 1
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am


Shavuot Service & Candle Lighting Schedule
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Tuesday, June 3
 
Before 8:00 pm Light Shabbat Candles (Blessings
- 8:00 pm Evening Services 
- 12:00 am All Night Learn-A-Thon 

Wednesday, June 4 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
- 11:30 am Reading of Ten Commandments 
followed by dairy kiddush & Ice Cream Party sponsored by Rabbi Chaim & Chanie Lazaroff in honor of the birth of their newborn daughter, Menucha Vitka Join this event on Facebook!
- 8:00 pm Mincha & Maariv Services 
After 8:59 pm* Light Yom Tov Candles (Blessings
* From a pre-existing flame. 

Thursday, June 5 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
- 12:00 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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Who wrote the Torah? Celebrate!

Ari Lesser amazed the crowd with his brilliant lyrics and rythm! Burgers, Beer and Roasted marshmallows10295249_10152031927765667_737033341838054737_o.jpgmade for a delightful evening around the firepit! Video

Rabbi Chaim was invited by the Chief of Police for a meeting with leaders of the Jewish community to discuss issues facing the Jewish community and advancements at the HPD.

Shavuos is coming up! Complete schedule posted online atwww.chabaduptown.org/shavuotschedule

Mark your calendars!


PARSHAH THOUGHT: Is G-d Just Treating Me Like a Number?

Why all this counting? more...

 


 

 

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Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Bamidbar

Friday, May 23
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:54 pm

Shabbos, May 24
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:53 pm
Living Torah

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

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Police Jamming Bar Mitzvah!

Honored to have been asked to deliver a prayer for the first responders and their families at Houston'sPolice Week Houston PrayerPolice Week Day of Prayer. May Hashem protect these heroic families as they keep our city peaceful and safe. Listen the the HPM report here and "Oseh Shalom Bimromav"...

There was an overflowing crowd at the new Jewish Learning Institute six part course, "Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe"... You can still join, Tuesday nights at 7:30 pm!

 

Lag B'omer is here!

  • Come jam with Ari Lesser and Houston young professionals around the signature Chabad of Uptown firepit this Sat. night at 9:30 pm! Discounted tickets only in advance at www.chabaduptown.org/bbq
  • Join the community wide gathering, carnival and concert with Ari Lesser at Godwin Park at 1 pmwww.lagbaomerinhouston.com
  • Read more about the meaning and traditions of Lag B'omer here.

Mazal tov!

  • Aaron Karchmer on his bar mitzvah, 13th birthday! He received his first aliya and put on tefillin thisaaron karchmer teffilin.jpgmorning with the help of friends ;). Actually, check out how Lisa Kudrow's son had his "drive-by" bar mitzvah! Funny stuff
  • Ari Hutchison and Grace Unell on their wedding this upcoming weekend!

We wish a speedy recovery to Reuven ben Pesach on his recent surgery!

The JHV ran a feature article on synagogue money and memberships and wanted Chabad's take. "Our biggest membership challenge is finding more Jews. Every day, I wake up in the morning and think: How can I find and engage another Jew and keep them engaged for the long term?” Read the article here.

Shabbos Chazak Parshas Bechukosai

Friday, May 16
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:50 pm

Shabbos, May 17
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am concluding book of Vayikra
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 7:50 pm
Ethics of our fathers chapter 4
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:48 pm
Living Torah
Lag B'omer Jamming & BBQ with Ari Lesser at 9:30 pm

Sunday, May 18 
Shacharis at 8:30 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Boycott Israel

Today our noon Tanya class completed the second section of Tanya on Faith & Unity of Hashem, Shaar Hayichud Vhaemunah! Join us this week as we begin part three, Igeres Hateshuvah - The Letter of Return.


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Popular Jewish Hip-Hop artist Ari Lesser will headline this year's Lag B'Omer Celebrations with a liveboycott israel play icon.jpgconcert for young professionals at Chabad of Uptown and for the community at large at Godwin Park.

A YouTube sensation with hundreds of thousands of views (see Boycott IsraelGive ThanksIsrael Apartheid), Ari is a true master of the spoken word with an incredible talent for expressing powerful ideas through clever rhyme and rhythm.

The Young Pros event will be held onSaturday, May 17, 2014 at 9:30 pm at Chabad of Uptown. www.chabaduptown.org/BBQ 

The Community Event will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 1 pm at Godwin Parkwww.LagBaOmerInHouston.com


Shabbos Parshas Behar

Friday, May 9 
Services at 7:30 pm 
Candle Lighting at 7:45 pm

Shabbos, May 10 
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am 
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush  
Mincha at 7:45 pm 
Ethics of our Fathers, Chapter 3 
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:43 pm 
Living Torah

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

Tuesday, May 13 
Parshah class at 12 noon 
New JLI course begins - Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Rebbe - Six Tuesdays at 7:30 pm, 

Wednesday, May 14 - Pesach Sheni 
Customary on "Pesach Sheni" to eat some matzah. Links: The Second PassoverA Second Chance 
Weekly Young Professionals Dinner, Class & Social at 8:00 pm: Discover Secrets of Lag B'omer 

Thursday, May 15 
Tanya class - Begins Igeres Hateshuvah - with optional lunch at 12 noon 
Evening Tanya class at 8 pm

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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transformed - Shabbos de Mayo

The Lazaroff household is buzzed and transformed, welcoming our newest addition, Menucha Vitka bas Chaim Tzvi. She is menucha in chaims hands.jpgnamed after Rabbi Chaim's grandmother, whose complete name was also Menucha Vitka bas Chaim Tzvi.

Bubbie Lazaroff, as we fondly called her, was born to Rabbi Chaim's namesake, Rabbi Chaim Tzvi Lipsker, Chief Rabbi of the Ukrainian city of Poltava and patriarch of the large Chassidic family. She was well known for her intelligence and discipline. She married R’ Eliezer Gershon Lazaroff in Tbilisi, Georgia, where many Lubavitch Chassidim flocked in those days. After being drafted to the Soviet army, Mrs. Lazaroff never saw her husband again, left alone to raise their two children. The 3 member Lazaroff family lived in Paris and Jerusalem before moving to Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, where she worked as a principal and educator in the Lubavitch girls school Beth Rivka on Eastern Parkway, including Chanie's mother. She also played a roll in educating many young boys in her position as the camp mother of Camp Gan Israel in Parksville, NY. Rabbi Chaim fondly remembers eating sugar cereals in her private room, that she would sneak from the camp pantry.bubby menucha vitka lazaroff wedding SQUARE.jpg

May we merit to derive much transforming nachas from little Menucha Vikta and see her grow to Torah, to marriage and to good deeds!

Some upcoming classes & events:

Sunday, May 4th, is Yom Hazikaron, Israel's Remembrance Day for those who fell in the struggle defending the State of Israel, the victims of terror and representatives of Israel who were killed during their missions abroad. Click here for the community invitation by the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest.

Shabbos Parshas Emor

Friday, May 2
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:41 pm

Shabbos, May 3
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 7:40 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:37 pm
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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