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It's Tammuz. Video replay and photos

gimmel tammuz 5774 player.jpgWe are honored and humbled to be part of this community and be the Rebbe's emissaries to the amazing city of Houston, Texas. What an absolute inspiration to join 700 Houstonians for an unforgettable evening marking the Rebbe's Twentieth Yartzeit.

Here is a sampling from today's mailbag:

  • "I can honestly say last night's event is in the top 10, no, top 3 of most inspirational experiences. The panel was excellent; I'm already a Prager fan....very entertaining. Thanks for including us. Keep us on the list!"
  • "Inspirational, education, humorous, intriguing, thankful that I attended"
  • "Very much enjoyed last night's program...it was a thoughtful discussion of some serious topics and ideas, and we both were totally captivated. It was an interesting discussion, and some thoughtful and thought-provoking statements were made...we loved it. Thanks for including us in this event; it was a memorable evening."

You can watch a partial replay of the program here including Prager's opening remarks and the panel discussion. The photo gallery is here and on Facebook here.


Rabbi Chaim travels next week with Chaya Mushka and Mendel to NY joining many thousands of people from across the globe who will be visiting the Rebbe's grave for prayer on this auspicious day, as is customary when we commemorate the Yartzeit of a righteous person. (All weekly classes and programming will carry on as usual).

It would be an honor and pleasure to pray for you (and your family), as well, at the Rebbe's "Ohel."gimmel tammuz 5774 2014 prager panel.pngPlease e-mail us your name and your mother's name (preferably the Hebrew or Yiddish names), and those of anyone else you would like us to mention, we would be glad to have them in mind as well. If there's a specific need you would like us to pray for, please mention it as well.


May all our prayers be fulfilled and may we merit to change our lives and the entire world through adding just one more mitzvah at a time.


  • Sunday is Rosh Chodesh Tammuz, please join us for our monthly minyan at 8:30 am followed by breakfast!
  • Tuesday, Gimmel Tammuz, Parsha class led by Chanie at noon
  • Wednesday, young professionals dinner & social game night! On Facebook here
  • Thursday, Tanya class at noon or 8 pm
  • Next Shabbos, July 4 First Fridays for young professionals. Franks in blanks, fried chicken, apple pie and red, white & blue desserts among other USA eats and drinks. On Facebook here.

PARSHAH: Meet the Red Heifer

Learn about the mysterious red heifer, which left even King Solomon, the wisest of all men, scratching his head in wonderment. more...



Shabbos Rosh Chodesh, Parshas Chukas

 

Friday, June 27
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm

Shabbos, June 28, Rosh Chodesh I
Chassidus Study at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:10 pm
Ethics of our fathers, Chapter 4
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:07 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 29, Rosh Chodesh II
Monthly Rosh Chodesh Minyan 8:30 am
BLT at 9:45

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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The Wortham Full House

Kids have been home and can't wait for camp to begin. Oh, neither can their parents! :)

Sunday was "Father's day".  My brother Yossi points out an interesting observation. On Mother's day, fathers spend time and takes children off of mothers hands for the day. On Father's day, fathers spend time and takes the children out for the day. American Yom Tovs at their best! In the Torah every day is Father's day!  


PARSHA: Look, I’m Humble - It is easy to be humble when you have nothing to boast of. But Moses was humble, though he had much to boast about. How did he maintain a humble image of himself even while acknowledging his amazing talents, giant spirit and colossal achievements (including his own humility)? more...


As we all follow the news of the kidnapping situation in Israel, there is something more we can do. Let’s pledge a mitzvah, add a prayer and a good deed in for the merit of these three young yeshivah students. When doing a good deed, please have in mind their names:

 

  • Yaakov Naftali ben Rachel Devorah
  • Gilad Michael ben Bat Galim
  • Eyal ben Iris Teshura

May our collective efforts yield positive results with their safe return home,Amen. Chabad has set up a special web page where readers can "pledge a mitzvah" on their behalf. More than 3,600 have participated so far. Take a minute and pledge a mitzvah today! #bringbackourboys!


my rebbe.jpgMaxine Epstein wrote a beautiful book review of a new book "My Rebbe" by Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz. It appears in this weeks Jewish Herald Voice. She writes, "During the 40-plus years that the Rebbe led Chabad, he extended outreach activities and sent close-knit networks of emissaries (sh’luchim) to begin Chabad houses at more than 3,500 places worldwide. His vision was spiritual, his methods practical and his strength was based on Torah. His legacy is remarkable in that no scholar has been able to define how his system of accomplishments worked. He believed in decentralization of authority; yet, he had the wisdom to know how to use contemporary times to make a home for Chabad." Read the entire review here > 

 


We are expecting a full house for Timeless Leadership marking the 20th Yarzteit, this Wednesday, June 25 at the Wortham. The event, moderated by Dennis Prager, is one that you do not want to miss! Buy your tickets now before they are all gone at www.timelessleadership.org!!!

Gimmel Tammuz - 6-25-14 | Eve of inspiration and reflection with Radio Host Dennis Prager, Simon Jacobson, Yosef Kantor, Miriam Lipskier


 

Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Korach

Friday, June 20
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:07 pm

Shabbos, June 21
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:10 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 3
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:06 pm
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Rooftop

Young professionals this week: Get a glimpse into the mystery of the Mikvah and discover a uniquely Jewish approach to sexuality and femininity! Wed., June 18, 8 pm Mikvah tour - followed by rooftop pizza party at 10900 Fondren Rd. Houston, Texas 77096 - Facebook and more details. 

Rabbi Chaim was invited by Barnes & Noble to review the new book published by Joseph Telushkin,barnes noble rebbe event.jpg"Rebbe, the most influential Rabbi of modern history". Filled with anecdotes, this outstanding book is jam packed with records of firsthand accounts that will change the way you think of yourself and your impact on the world. On it's publishing date of June 10 it remarkably reached #15 in ranking on Amazon and B&N overall and in #1 position for the Leadership, 20th Century & Religious categories.

But, no review can be complete without a critique.Telushkin missed a major part of the Rebbe's persona: his contribution he made to Torah scholarship. Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, executive vice president emeritus of the Orthodox Union, wrote a wonderful article on this subject as published in this month's OU sponsored Jewish Action magazine.

Dennis Prager interviewed Joseph Telushkin on his radio show that same day. Remarkably, both of them will be in Houston shortly to talk about the very same subject. Prager will moderate "Timeless Leadership" at the Wortham on June 25 (GOT YOUR TICKETS?) and Telushkin will be at the ERJCC Jewish Book Fair in November for a public event & book signing.

The Jewish Herald Voice also published a book review this week by Dr. Leonard Zwelling.

Gimmel Tammuz - 6-25-14 | Eve of inspiration and reflection with Radio Host Dennis Prager, Simon Jacobson, Yosef Kantor, Miriam Lipskier

Shabbos Parshas Shlach

Friday, June 13
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:05 pm

Shabbos, June 14
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush 
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:04 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 15
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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1st Fridays & Major event

equality justice.jpgWhat a beautiful Shavuos where we studied, prayer, heard the Ten Commandments, ate a plethora of choice dairy foods, remembered our previous generations at Yizkor. Thank you to our community for joining in our simchah at the kiddush in honor of Menucha Vitka. We are thankful to have all of you as our friends and in our lives.

My brother, Yossi, shared this image with me... I found it to be a perfect illustration of so many modern conflicts in social change and justice. Many people troubles with equality would be alleviated if only we can realize that each person has a unique contribution to this world and each stage of the lives with the unique qualities and circumstanced that Hashem has endowed them. More directly, although we are all "equal" we should not confuse that with trying to be the "same".

This Shabbos is June First Fridays for Young Professionals! Please join us, bring your friends and spread the word!! Check out who else is coming on Facebook.

Barnes & Noble, Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30 pm: Rabbi Chaim was invited by Barnes & Noble at Westheimer Crossing (& Voss) to lead a discussion of the new book "Rebbe" by Joseph Telushkin. This authoritative biography traces the Rebbe's extraordinary life from his birth in the Ukraine to his building a major worldwide religious movement. B&N EventFacebook. More details atwww.chabaduptown.org/rebbebook.

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

Gimmel Tammuz: By now you should have received the mailed invitation to an extraordinary event to be held in Houston to mark the Rebbe's 20th Yartzeit. To be held at the Wortham Center, "a facility like no other", Radio Personality Dennis Prager will lead a conversation with three Chabad scholars to explore major areas of the Rebbe's impact on modern Jewish life. This is "an event like no other" that you will not want to miss. Tickets are selling fast, but good seats are still available and can be purchased directly from the Wortham. More details and link to tickets can be found at www.timelessleadership.org

Gimmel Tammuz - 6-25-14 | Eve of inspiration and reflection with Radio Host Dennis Prager, Simon Jacobson, Yosef Kantor, Miriam Lipskier

Shabbos Parshas Beha'aloesacha

Friday, June 6
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:02 pm | First Fridays for Young Professionals

Shabbos, June 7
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush 
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:01 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 8
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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