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What comes down, must go up

The Charleston Massacre and the End of Mass Murder

Human civilization—the sum total of civilized human behavior—is not keeping pace, and in some very important ways, even regressing. more...


demolition brick wall patio.jpgDemolition has begun in earnest! As in all holiness, whatever comes down, must go back up!!! Get in the action!


Many great YJP events coming up next week, including at the gun range, park and Independance Day July First Fridays! Check 'em all out at

PARSHA: How to Convince Your Spouse to Do Something I can explain and explain to my husband until I'm blue in the face, why he should do something “my” way, only for both of us to land at square one with each not having moved an inch towards the other's more...

Shabbos Parshas Chukas


Friday, June 26 
Services at 7:30 pm 
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm

Shabbos, June 27 
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am 
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen 
Mincha at 8:10 pm 
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:07 pm 
Living Torah

Sunday, June 28 
Shacharis at 8:30 am 
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefllin at 9 am 
Carpool to Guns N' Noses at 9:30 am 
10 am at Best Shot Range followed by a BBQ lunch at a waterfront park nearby

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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The world is flat!


In a generation when the world went from being round to flat, through the advances of technology making us all connected, the Rebbe connected the dots between the past, present and future. He connected people from all walks of life to each other, but, perhaps more importantly to themselves. He showed the essence of every Jew that is perfectly whole, shining brilliantly, faithfully restoring the faith of the Jewish people in the longevity of the central principals of our Torah.


This Shabbos marks the 21st yartzeit of the Rebbe. Tomorrow I will join thousands from all walks of life spending just a few moments at the Ohel. We hope to succeed to continue his sacred mission of connecting to Hashem, the Torah and to each other.


It would be my honor and pleasure to include you in prayer. Please send me your complete Hebrew name(s) and mother's Hebrew name(s) for inclusion on this auspicious day.


This week we have some awesome YJP events! Guns and Moses in two formats. Wednesday, June 24, we will study the Torah's view on self defense at our weekly dinner, class and social. Sunday morning, June 28 at 10 am, we will head to the gun range to put it to practice followed by a BBQ lunch at the park looking over the lake. Check out these and other awesome events

Mazel tov to Yigal Rappeport on his engagement to Lauren Rosenblatt of NJ!

Shabbos Gimmel Tammuz, Parshas Korach 
Friday, June 19 
Services at 7:30 pm 
Candle lighting at 8:06 pm

Shabbos, June 20 
Services at 10 am 
Followed by kiddush 
Mincha at 8:05 pm 
Ethics of our Fathers Ch. 4 
Maariv, havdalla and Shabbos ends at 9:05 pm 
Living Torah

Have a good shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim and Chanie

Inspirational Leadership

Chabad Outreach Houston- Gimmel Tammuz - 2015 - 12x18 - Poster.jpgNext Shabbos is Gimmel Tammuz, the Rebbe's 21st yartzeit. We hope you will join us for specialevening on Tuesday, June 16 at 7:30 pm for an "Evening of Inspiration" with guest Rabbi Sholom Paltiel of Port Washington, NY. The lecture will be help at Chabad Lubavitch Center 10900 Fondren Road. RSVP here.

Thousands will visit the Rebbe's resting place (called “theOhel”) on this auspicous date of Gimmel Tammuz. Rabbi Chaim will be in New York as well, joining many thousands of people from across the globe who will be visiting on this auspicious day, as is customary when we commemorate the Yartzeit of a righteous person.

It would be an honor and pleasure to pray for you (and your family), as well, at the Rebbe's "Ohel." Please e-mail your name and your mother's name (preferably the Hebrew or Yiddish names), and those of anyone else you would like me to mention, I would be glad to have them in mind as well. If there's a specific need you would like me to pray for, please mention it as well. May all our prayers be fulfilled.

Construction on Chabad of Uptown has begun to mobilize. We need some volunteers to help us clear out the storage this Sunday in preparation for the demolition on Monday. Please let us know if you can join us. You can join the our building campaign at

There are many interesting YJP events coming up, including in depth study and socials, check out the schedule of events at



One of the fundamental tasks of any leader, from president to parent, is to give people a sense of confidence: in themselves, in the group of which they are a part, and in the mission itself. more...

Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Shelach


Friday, June 11
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:05 pm

Shabbos, June 12
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of our Fathers Chapter 3
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:04 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 13
Shacharis at 8:30 am
BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am

Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
Wednesday & Thursday, June 17 & 18

Shacharis at 6:45 am followed by breakfast!

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Facebook's real friends

If I could sum up the past 10 days in a phrase:

11425103_969452796420389_2826864063698422517_n.jpg#HoustonFlood: When Facebook helped total strangers become best of friends.

Finally a true Facebook-friend success story.

The amount of volunteers who have stepped up to the plate is astounding. This past Sunday, Chabad of Houston had 15 teams, 70 volunteers active on the ground in a grass roots effort to help in any way they can. All week has been a rotation of giving hearts volunteering for cleaning to cooking, from moving to soothing and everything in between!

The list is long and too many to list, but Jonathan Hersh and Zac Rose deserve a major shout out and Yasher koach, for working almost non-stop, helping our flood victims in so many ways.

A special thank to all those who partnered with Chabad to help the flood victims. You too can participate by clicking here. Read the Chabad of Houston Relief Blog here.

11403352_10152750251311486_2842845586051690795_n.jpgBen Diamond's story shared at our weekly YJP dinner, class & social was inspiring. One poignant anecdote of his Jewish transformation in the army was when he went to interview to be an Army General assistant "I was explaining that I needed to not manipulate electricity from Friday sunset to Saturday nightfall, the General cuts me off and says 'Diamond, your hired! What's your problem?'"

Today was the kids last day of school. We look forward to a restful and fun packed summer for the kids. If you go on vacation, please let us know so we can have our minyan count down.

Mazel tov Maxine Epstein on the birth of a grandson, Chaim (Felix Aaron) Halevi to Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Epstein in DC!

Why Was Miriam Punished So Harshly?

I’ve been reading the biblical story where Miriam speaks ill about her brother Moses, and her punishment seems completely disproportionate to her “crime.” more...


Shabbos Parshas Beha'alosecha

Friday, June 5
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:02 pm
Ukrainian June #FirstFridays Shabbat Dinner - RSVP here

Shabbos, June 6
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Chapter 2
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:01 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 7
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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