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A Japanese Schindler

12628512_1653793951551778_1508846298991482473_o.jpgChanie is joining thousands of the largest and fastest growing Jewish group of women leaders at the annual conference in NY. People always wonder how she does it, until they read this. The conference marks the 28th yartzeit of the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson on 22 Shevat.

Yesterday was international Holocaust remembrance day. Here is a story of a 'Japanese Schindler' Who Saved 6,000 Lives During World War II, that finally gets a movie. What is more, this man, Chiune Sugihara, saved Chanie's grandfather, Zaidy Shmuel Tzvi Fox, ע"ה. Without him, we wouldn't be here to tell the story.


The family of Percy Burlin, of blessed memory, truly appreciates the support the community has shown with supporting the shiva minyans. Please click here to add your name to the roster.


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Next week, our YJP programming includes a Wednesday night hot topic:Whose Lives Matter: Jewish View on Race for our weekly dinner, class & social. Friday night is the "First Fridays" of February, Super Bowl 50 Edition!

PARSHA: Ladies First at Mt. Sinai

When G-d instructed Moses to prepare the people to receive the Torah at Sinai, He said: "Speak to the house of Jacob, and tell the sons of Israel" (Exodus 19:3). The "house of Jacob," our sages explain, are the women; "the sons of Israel," the men. more...


Shabbos Parshas Yisro

 

Friday, January 29
Candle Lighting at 5:39 pm
Shiva Mincha at Chabad 5:40 pm - RSVP
Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30 pm

Shabbos, January 30
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:40 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:35 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 31
Shacharis at 8:30 am - at the home of the Burlins - 5110 San Felipe - RSVP
Mincha & Maariv at 5:45 pm - at the Burlins - RSVP

Monday, February 1
Shacahris at 6:45 am - at the Burlins - RSVP

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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The Simple Wednesday

There something about monotony that is exciting. For the first time in months, we have had a "regular" week. The consistency of a "plain" day after day, without the drumroll of excitement makes music a meaningful tempo to groove to, before the next crescendo comes around. Chassidim call this phenomenon a "posheten mitvoch", a simple Wednesday. The way we beat to our life tone on a simple Wednesday is a good indicator of our spiritual barometer.

How is your simple Wednesday doing?


jewish course of why.jpgThe new JLI course, "The Jewish Course of WHY", will shed light on 50 of the most quizzical, controversial, and seemingly-unanswerable questions about Jews and Judaism. Gain insight into mysterious Jewish practices, curious biblical narratives, and enigmas of Jewish identity! Six Tuesdays beginning Feb 9th - Mar 15th, 7:30-9:00pm.  Register today!


Young professionals, in honor of this week's holiday of Tu B'Shvat--New Year for the trees--  celebrated on Monday, please join Jewish Professionals in their 20s and 30s for an evening of fine wines, gourmet cheeses, and assorted fruits on Wednesday night, Jan. 27 at 8 pm at the home of YJP Dr. Phil Ernst.

 


PARSHA: Why Humans React Irrationally to Problems

No matter how much we try to problem-solve, a permanent solution always seems to remain tantalizingly over the horizon. more...


Shabbos Shira, Parshas Beshalach

 

Friday, January 22
Candle Lighting at 5:33 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | Shabbos dinner RSVP
Sponsored by Roi Amrani in memory of his mother, Sima Alegra bas Menachem & grandmother Edla bas Menachem, a"h whose yartzeits are these weeks.

Shabbos, January 23
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 5:35 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:29 pm
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Powerball Riches

Powerball fever took over the country. Everyone was talking the usual chatter of what they will do with the money if only they win, many with wonderfully giving aspirations. Alas, none of us in Texas won. It reminds me of a wonderful entry in the Rebbe's Hayom Yom for 9 Nisan: "Jewish wealth is not houses and gold. The everlasting Jewish wealth is: Being Jews who keep Torah and Mitzvot, and bringing into the world children and grandchildren who keep Torah and Mitzvot."

Mazel tov to Mendel Lazaroff on his bar mitzvah, and taking upon himself the responsibility of keep the Mitzvos!

Mazel tov Gabi & Ina Ben-Avi on the birth of a baby boy!

 


PARSHA: Have You Seen a Miracle Lately?

Every once in a while, the miracle just stares me in the eye and it becomes too hard to ignore. more...


Shabbos Parshas Bo

 

Friday, January 15
Candle Lighting at 5:27 pm
Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos, January 16
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:30 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:23 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 17
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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It's a wedding!

Screenshot_2016-01-07-22-22-46.pngWhat a wonderful mitzvah was performed when a couple married for many years decided to have a Jewish wedding, performing the mitzvah of mikvah, chupa & Jewish marriage! Presiding as Rabbi over a chupa for the oldest couple I have to date, was an absolute delight. 

Jewish Herald Voice ran a story this week about YJP Houston taking Chanukah to new heights at SkyHouse River Oaks. Check out the article here >

Shabbos dinner this week is sponsored by Roi Amrani, in memory of the first yartzeit of his aunt, Rivka Becky bas Menachem, a"h.


PARSHA: What Was the Point of the Plagues?

He could have just zapped them, and yet He sends them....frogs?! more...



Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Va'eira

 

Friday, January 8
Candle Lighting at 5:21 pm
Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos, January 9
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:20 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:18 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 10
Shacharis at 8:30 am 

Monday, January 11 - Rosh Chodesh Shevat
Shacharis at 6:45 am followed monthly breakfast

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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