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PARSHA

Leadership in Times of Darkness

If Pinchas was rewarded with the gift of his children inheriting his priesthood, why did Moses not merit the same reward? After all, Moses turned G‑d’s wrath away from the children of Israel numerous times! more...


COMMUNITY

  • We will hold the Rosh Chodesh minyan on Friday, Rosh Chodesh Av, August 5 at 6:45-8:00 am followed by breakfast. Please let us know if we can count on you for the minyan.
  • Please join us for any of our ongoing classes, Sunday-Shabbos!
  • Final steps of the Chabad of Uptown expansion are underway. We need your help to finish the job, with the final inscriptions on the lobby's beautiful honor board's fabrication that is almost completed. For as little at $1000, you too can have your name included in a beautiful tribute. Plaques can include honoring friends and loved ones, dedicating occasions and marking special moments, simchos or other lifecycle events. See the dedication opportunities at www.chabaduptown.org/building

LIFECYCLES 

  • Mazel tov to Leon & Rina Trakhtenberg on the birth of a son, Ariel Ben!
  • Condolences to Dan Silvermintz on the passing of his father, Joseph Silvermintz, in Florida. Shiva is observed until Monday morning. Services held this weekend at Chabad of Uptown. Sunday morning, 8:30 am Shacharis, followed by breakfast and shiva visitation at Chabad of Uptown.
  • Condolences to the Barvin family, Martha, Eric, Josh & Daniel and Seth & Rivka Weisberg on the untimely passing of Mark Barvin, of blessed memory.

 

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

  • At this week's Young Professional dinner, class & social:ts JLi israel matos.jpg Israel, a tiny piece of land, provokes so much passion among the Jewish people and throughout the world. Why do we care about it so much? Uncovering the inner dynamic of the Holy Land and the spirit pulsating within it sheds light on our timeless bond with a land unlike any other.
  • Next week is our monthly First Fridays Shabbat #JeSuisJuif - YJP. Come celebrate Shabbat "in France" with other Young Jewish Professionals Shabbat #JeSuisJuif.jpgin their 20s & 30s at this month's French Inspired Shabbat Dinner & Cocktails! Please RSVP before Wednesday www.chabaduptown.org/shabbatdinner

Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Pinchas

Friday, July 29
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:58 pm

Shabbos, July 30
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 1
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:54 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, July 31
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by shiva visitation and the Real BLT = bagels, lox & tefillin sponsored in memory of Joseph Silvermintz

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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3 Weeks begins... 🎂 Birthday

July 4 is my birthDATE. However, 19 Tammuz is my birthDAY. That is when we celebrate and commemorate. As is customary among Chabad Chasidim, I will be making a birthday "farbrengen(FOR MEN) in honor of my birthday on Monday evening, 19 Tammuz, at my home at about 9 p.m. I fully understand if your schedule does not allow you to attend. Please let me know if you can make it. (For more about celebrating birthdays read: What is a Jewish Birthday? and related articles there on the right).


To mourn the breaching of Jerusalem's walls and the other tragic events that occurred on this day (see "Today in Jewish History") and repent and rectify their causes, Tammuz 17 was instituted as a fast day. This year, however, the actual fast is held Sunday July 24, due to the holiness of Shabbat.

The 17th of Tammuz also marks the beginning of The Three Weeks period of mourning which culminates on the 9th of Av, commemorating the conquest of Jerusalem, the destruction of the Holy Temple and the dispersion of the Jewish people.

Weddings and other joyful events are not held during this period; like mourners, we do not cut our hair, and various pleasurable activities are limited or proscribed. 

The Lubavitcher Rebbe urged that the Three Weeks should be a time of increased giving of charity andTorah study (in keeping with the verse (Isaiah 1:27), "Zion shall be redeemed by law, and her returnees by charity"), particularly the study of those portions of Torah that deal with the laws and the deeper significance of the Holy Temple.

Links: TheThreeWeeks.comSome Laws and Customs of the Three Weeks; About Holy Temple.

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Shabbos Parshas Balak

Friday, July 22
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:03 pm

Shabbos, July 23, Tammuz 17
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:59 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, July 24, Fast Day for Tammuz 17(observed)
Fast Begins at 5:11 am
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Fast Ends at 8:46 pm

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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How to Combat Violence?

Our hearts and minds have been occupied with the events in Israel, Orlando, Dallas, Nice - it seems to never end!

Our country and our world are reeling. Every day brings a new level of madness.

During his televised addresses, the Rebbe would tackle, with incredible urgency, the issues of social cohesion, law enforcement, and the connections between education and crime.

Words like “this world seems to be a jungle,” “every day seems worse than the day before,” “conflict in our society is rising to alarming levels” – if they didn’t resonate with someone at the time, they certainly should today.

The good news is that the Rebbe didn’t wallow in problems. He offered comprehensive, practical solutions.

One short video post won’t be enough to share the Rebbe’s entire vision, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t share something. In this clip, the Rebbe speaks about the connection between education and horrific violence.


cyp kinus 2016.jpgWe had a whirlwind trip with abundance of inspiration, observing the Yartzeit of the Rebbe followed by a conference for the growing number Shluchim involved with the unique demographic of young jewish professionals.

On that note, at this Wednesday's YJP weekly dinner, class & social we will discuss "Privacy". 
Your neighbors have a broad window in the front of their home, giving you a great view of what’s going on inside. Are you allowed to look inside and see what’s happening? If you think not, what if they don’t care? Explore the halachic take on privacy and discover a surprising life lesson along the way.

Also, YJP Houston is putting on it's annual White Party for Tu B'Av on Aug. 18 and the advance tickets are expiring today! Buy them now, before they go up!

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The Chabad family extends sincere condolences to Marc (& Ellen Ann) Sands on the passing of his father, Jack M. Sands. Funeral was held in New Orleans and shiva is observed until Sunday morning. Please let us know when we can count on you for the minyan this weekend by filling in your name in the appropriate columns here.

Shabbos Parshas Chukas

Friday, July 15
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:06 pm

Shabbos, July 16
Chassidis at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:03 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, July 17
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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Life Unto the Living - re: can we pray for you?

The OhelThis Shabbos marks an important date on the Chabad & modern Jewish world's calendar, Gimmel Tammuz, the Yom Hahilula (Yartzeit) of our beloved Rebbe זי"ע. The Rebbe's impact on this generation only continues to radiate and snowball, influencing Jewish life, learning and culture in every facet and corner of Jewish life. As we learned in last week's Thursday Tanyalesson, "'He has left life unto all the living.'... his ruach remains truly in our midst... magnified and sanctified when we walk in the right way that he has shown us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths forevermore." May we succeed in doing so, bringing about the completion of our life's work, with the immediate redemption, NOW!

It is customary on this day for charity to be given to causes associated with the Rebbe, of sainted memory. Donations should be made on behalf of oneself and on behalf of each member of one's family. Of course, one great cause to give to, (before or after Shabbos - see times below), is Chabad of Uptown, thus becoming a partner in the Rebbe's work that he has left to us to fulfill.www.chabaduptown.org/donate 

We are 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 Shabbos programming will carry on as usual - see below).

It would be an honor and pleasure to pray for you (and your family), as well, at the Rebbe's "Ohel." Please 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. 


miracle.jpgJoin us for this week's YJP dinner class & social on Miracles
When we look back at rough times and see how things turned out for the best, we become aware of the miracles in our lives. But perhaps the greatest miracles are the ones we are not even aware of. When we keep in mind the work G-d is doing for us, we can truly be at ease.


Mazel tov to Jesse Izak on his engagement to Miriam Stern!


Shabbos Gimmel Tammuz, Parshas Korach

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

Shabbos, July 9
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:10 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:06 pm
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Children & Technology

Mazel tov to (now) Rabbi Mendel Galperin, brother of Chanie who has received his Rabbinic ordination! Read about the largest Rabbinic ordination of the year here.

Tonight is First Fridays! YJP All American Shabbat Dinner - #FirstFridays!!!

This Wednesday, July 6, is Rosh Chodesh Tammuz! Please join us for our monthly Rosh Chodesh minyan and breakfast at 6:45 am!


PARSHA: Why Are Children Better at Technology Than Adults?

Years ago, I panicked when I was invited to a remote meeting. Not being technically inclined, I worried that I would make some really dumb mistake. I tried to schedule our meeting after 4:15 PM, so that I could get some help from my technical assistant—my 10-year-old son, who by then would be home from elementary school. more...


Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Shlach

 

Friday, July 1
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm

Shabbos, July 2
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:10 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:07 pm
Living Torah

Wednesday, July 6 - Rosh Chodesh Tammuz 
Shacharis at 6:45 am followed by breakfast

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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