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Israel & I are on fire 💥

kinus live video player.pngIsrael is on fire, our homeland is in flames and our hearts are burning with emotion and love for the Holy Land. We are thankful and pray that Hashem protect the people of Israel, the brave firefighters, and the countries that have sprung to action to assist Israel at our time of need.

At the Kinus lunch today, the Internation Conference of Chabad Lubavitch Emmisaries, Rabbi Yehuda Donin, the shliach to the city of Haifa lead the thousands of Shluchim in tehillim to ask Hashem to protect our people and our land.

Each year the conference is a meaningful time to connect and inspire ourselves and each other. Amazingly, although I have participated in many such gatherings, each year presents a new inspiring moment, creative idea, resolved charge that is unique and special for that year. I took a short live tour to get a glimpse into what the halls of the kinus feels like.

Join Chanie, as we broadcast the Kinus banquet live on Sunday at 5 pm Houston time on the new large screen at Chabad of Uptown. Light refreshments will be served. Please reply to this email to let know to expect you.

Rabbi Avrami Fishman, and a few other surprise guests, will be joining Chabad of Uptown for Shabbos and services will be held at the scheduled times, like always!

This Thursday is Rosh Chodesk Kislev! Of course, we will have our regular monthly minyan at 6:45 am! Please let us know if we can count on you for the minyan!

Next Shabbos is YJP Houston, First Fridays Shabbat Dinner & Cocktails! Please let us know to expect you!

The Chanukah YJP and community events are published!

  YJP Exclusive Chanukah Rockets Experience

Wacky Waxy Chanukah Carnival

Shabbos Mevarchim Kislev, Parshas Chayei Sarah

Friday, November 25
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 5:05 pm

Shabbos, November 26
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 6:01 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, November 27
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT= Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am 

Thursday, December 1
Shacharis at 6:45 am
Followed by breakfast! 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Breaking the System

He rebelled against the system.  

Everyone laughed at him, considered abnormal, extravagant. But he was not discouraged. He wanted to fix the problems in the society.

His father was a successful businessman, but he left his father's line, choosing his own path. He survived more than one bankruptcy, condemnation, problems in his personal life, was married more than once. But at the end he has fame, fortune and respect of the world.  

And he has Jewish grandchildren.  

People around the world listen to his experience;   his name became a household word.

And last week, the whole world was only talking about him. And today, without a doubt, he, of all people ever living, has the greatest influence in the world. Want to know more about Abraham? Come to Shul this Shabbos, click here and / or join our Parsha class every Tuesday at noon. 

Oh, and leave your mark by remembering Chabad of Uptown in your estate planning / will! 


Save the dates for our Uptown Chanukah events!

Other Upcoming events:

  • Dec. 4 - Aishel House Grand Opening
  • Dec. 7 - Chanie's Birthday Ladies' Farbrengen 
  • Dec. 11 - YAD Mitzvah Day: Challah Bake - FCYA (Friendship Circle Young Adults) & Pathfinders 
  • Jan. 15 - Chabad of Uptown Dedication Celebration & Masterpiece Recital
  • Jan. 27-29 - Texas YJP Shabbaton at Horseshoe Bay Resort, TX
  • Feb. 24-26 - CTeen NYC Shabbaton

Shabbos Parshas Vayeira

Friday, November 18
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 5:07 pm

Shabbos, November 19
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:02 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, November 20
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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Calming down in an upside down world

 

PARSHA: Why a Seed Grows in Darkness

When you’re feeling distraught, what do you do to calm yourself? Do you try a new experience or do you revert to what is familiar to you? more...


OPENING: We are forming a wonderful committee for the Chabad of Uptown Chanukas Habayis Dedication Celebration on Sunday, January 15 at 5 pm, including a Masterpiece Recital. We want YOU to join us too! Please message us if you would like to help plan a wonderful celebration. 


STUDY: This Tuesday, Nov. 15, begins the new 6-part JLI course (with CLE credits): How Success Thinks; Jewish Secrets for Leading a Jewish Life. Check out the syllabus and register here!

 

This is of course in addition to our other weekly classes!

  • Sunday Tefillin Club & Hayom Yom over breakfast at 9 am (Shacharis at 8:30)
  • Torah Tuesdays, Parsha insights at noon
  • Wednesday evening YJP dinner, class & social - This week: Sorry, no shortcuts here: Personal Investment in Judaism at 8 pm
  • Thursday noon Tanya class over lunch
  • Thursday evening Tanya class at 8 pm
  • Shabbos morning, Torah Or, mystical insights into the parsha at 9 am 

THE FAMILY: This week's kiddush lunch is sponsored by the Shamooelian family, marking the yartzeit and in memory of Ben's grandmother, Shoshana bas Mordechai, a"h

The Chabad community extends sincere condolences to the family and friends, upon the passing of Riki Rousos, a"h. We were blessed to have Riki join us on Rosh Hashana...


Shabbos Parshas Lech Lecha

Friday, November 11
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 5:10 pm

Shabbos, November 12
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by the Shamooelian family.
Mincha at 5:10 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:04 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, November 13
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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How to Happy 😀

Parsha 

Parshas Noach is symbolic of the floodwaters of life. Like. Noach, we need to enter the "Teiva", enter the Ark, to survive the turbulent waters. Teiva is the word used for "boat" but may also be translated as "word". The Baal Shem Tov teaches that the way to ride the waves, is by entering the words of Torah and Tefillah, study and prayer. Not only do we then survive, we transform the destructive waters of life to sustaining waters of life & success. See the new JLI course below!


 Community

We had our first bris in our new shul! Mazel tov Yonni & Noa Duetsch on the bris of your son Eitan Shlomo!

We extend condolences to Batami Baskin and her parents Ina & Ruvin Baskin on the passing of their grandmother & mother, the mother of Ina, Sofya bas Chaim, o.b.m. 
Shiva will be observed at 11806 Dellfern Ct., 77035. Visitation & Minyan Hours: Friday: 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday: 8-10 pm, Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm; 5:15 pm Mincha & Maariv, Tuesday: 5-10 pm

Shabbos Kiddush this week is sponsored by Sarah Ann Goldstein, in loving memory and marking the 7 Cheshvan yartzeit of her brother, Shmuel ben Nosson, in whose memory our Uptown Community Torah is written. 


Education & Social 

NEW JLI Course! - Up to 15 CEU creditshow success thinks promo player.jpg

  • How Success Thinks: Jewish Secrets for Leading a Productive Life
    How Do YOU Define Success? What do YOU want to achieve in YOUR lifetime? Please join Rabbi Moishe Traxler for a fascinating discussion on these and other pivotal questions about achievement and productivity as we compare 3,000 years of Jewish wisdom with the latest findings in neuroscience and behavioral psychology. More...
    6 Tuesdays beginning Nov 15th - Dec 20th, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Register here.
    This course course qualifies for up to 15 CEU credits available for medical & mental health professionals and was developed in partnership with the Washington School of Psychiatry and JLI. 

Young Jewish Professionals:

  • Tomorrow night is Nov. 4! That means it's time for First Fridays!RSVP
  • At this week's dinner, class & social we will study lessons from Parshat Lech Lecha: The Top Ten Percent; Behind the Commandment to Tithe. 
    If you are like most people, you work hard for your money. And while instinct may say to keep your paycheck, we are obligated to set aside ten percent to charity. By giving that ten percent, we boldly affirm what we all really know—that G-d is the true owner of the world. 

 ERJCC Book Fair: The Secret of Chabad

  • This Sunday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 pm, the ERJCC Book Fair will be featuring Rabbi David Eliezrie and his powerful book, "The Secret of Chabad: Inside the World's Most Successful Jewish Movement" on Sunday, Nov. 6, 7:30 pmGet tickets here

Shabbos Parshas Noach

Friday, November 4
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 6:14 pm

Shabbos, November 5
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by Sarah Ann Goldstein, in loving memory of her brother, Shmuel ben Nosson.
Mincha at 6:15 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:08 pm
Living Torah

Sunday. November 6
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9:00 am 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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