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It's a new Month!!

  • We look forward to a meaningful Shabbos, both, at Chabad of Uptown - schedule below - and at the CYP retreat!
  • This Sunday is the last day to register for the Cteen Shabbaton in NYC, Feb 24-26! Don't have FOMO! 
  • This Shabbos is Rosh Chodesh Shevat! A special Torah reading will be read from a second Torah and a special Musaf will be said. 
  • Next Sat. night,  come celebrate the students who have accomplished a major feat - a six year journey through all five books of the Tanya! The ongoing Thursday classes at noon and 8 pm study Chassidic philosophic thought. Since January 2011, the class has journeyed through, and recently completed, all five sections of Tanya. RSVP please to www.chabaduptown.org/tanyasiyum


What Was the Point of the Plagues?

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


Mazel tov Kaspit on the birth of twins! A boy and a girl! 

Shabbos Rosh Chodesh, Parshas Va'eira

 

Friday, January 27
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 5:37 pm

Shabbos, January 28
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:35 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:34 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 29
Shacharis at 8:30 am 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Growing Uptown Photos & Vids

Growing Uptown was amazing!

Thank you Helena Barker for the beautiful music played as the opening act and during the dinner and cocktails. Helena Barker is the Senior accompanist for Houston Ballet Academy and we are honored to have her as our opening act.

We thank Arturo Nicolayevsky for not only donating the rental of the piano, but also donating his time completely, to perform for us at this historic event. Arturo is a graduate of the famous and prestigious Juilliard School in New York. He has played concerts in USA, Mexico, Europe, Israel, and major music halls worldwide.

We are so thankful to our committee for all of their hard work. We thank Laykie's Gourmet for the wonderful food, Elisheva Golani Photography & River Oaks Plant House for the flowers.

On top of all of it, we are thankful to the honorees, Maurice Purcell, Rivka & Seth Weisberg, Michael Pasternak and Naomi Bier for all that they have done, and continue to do, helping us continue Growing Uptown! 

GROWING UPTOWN: Photos here | Short video clip here

  • Mazel tov to Meir & Tzivia (Feigen) Mandel on their wedding! I was delighted to be able to make it to Israel for the few hours to be able perform the wedding for a couple who met at Chabad of Uptown! Check out the short video clip view from the wedding overlooking the Judean Hills!
  • It is not too late to register for the Young Professionals Retreat at Horseshoe Bay Resort! Join Young Jewish Professionals from across the Lone Star State for a beautiful retreat at the relaxing and welcoming Horseshoe Bay Resort in the heart of Texas hill country. Enjoy excellent catering, premium cocktails and wonderful programming along with some great activities like hiking the famous Enchanted mountain and more. This promises to be a weekend you won’t want to miss, so come connect, inspire and enjoy! www.cypretreat.com/texas  

Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Shemos

Friday, January 20
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 5:31 pm

Shabbos, January 21
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:30 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:28 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 22
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = bagels, lox & teffilin 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Chazak!

"Growing Uptown" Grand Opening registration has filled up! B"H! But we are still accepting wait-list registrations, and will definitely let you know if we have a seat open up! 

Please consider joining many others by sponsoring an item from the Growing Uptown Gift Registry www.growinguptown.chabaduptown.org 

You can also still put in journal sponsorships, we will hopefully include it as an addendum. 

Join us this Shabbos in shul for the reading of the final parsha of Bereishis, Parshas Vayechi completed with a resounding cry - Chazak, Chazak, Vnischazek! Be strong, be strong and get event stronger! L'chaim to #GrowingUptown!

Events Coming up:

  • Jan, 27-29: CYPRetreat.com for young professionals is in full swing! Check it out for an amazing weekend, at Horseshoe Bay Resort, Texas. We have limited $99 coupon scholarships - message us for details.
  • Feb. 3: YJP Houston Shabbat Dinner & Cocktails - First Fridays - Israeli Style with Guest Speaker Shlicha Herut Gez
  • Feb. 4: 8 pm Siyum Ceremony, celebrating the completion of the Tanya with Rabbi Levy Wineberg of Johannesburg, South Africa  www.chabaduptown.org/tanyasiyum

 Upcoming new classes: 

  • Jan 18: YJP Dinner, Class & Social - Things You May Not Know about Israel with Jewish Agency Shlicha Herut Gez
  • Jan. 31: New JLI 6 week course, 7:30-9 pm Modern Dilemmas. Talmudic Debates. Your Solutions with Rabbi Moishe Traxler. Click here for more and to register
  • Click here for all of our adult education offerings - www.chabaduptown.org/learn

Shabbos Chazak, Parshas Vayechi

Friday, January 13
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 5:25 pm

Shabbos, January 14
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored  in memory of Gary Rothenberg, of blessed memory
Mincha at 5:25 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:05 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 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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Shabbatons for Teens, YJP & Adults! (& more Chanukah)

The Jewish Herald Voice ran a great roundup of Chanukah activities, including the menorah lighting in the Galleria and the wax party at Chabad of Uptown.

Dr. Simmons took some great drone footage of the menorah parade and lighting at City Hall  

Just returned from the bar mitzvah of Rabbi Chaim's nephew, Zushie Rivkin in Morristown, mazel tov!

We extend condolences to Kaspit Gavish upon the passing of her mother. 

CYPRetreat.com for young professionals is in full swing! Check it out for an amazing weekend, at Horseshoe Bay Resort, Texas, Jan. 27-29

cteen 2 days away.jpgCteen.com/Shabbaton Uptown group is coming together nicely! A great group of teens are going to NY to represent Uptown among thousands the weekend of Feb. 24-26

For adults, check out this amazing National Jewish Retreat this Summer at jretreat.com, in Palm Desert, California, weekend of Aug. 8-13. Let's get a great group together!

Have a good Shabbos!! 

Shabbos Parshas Vayigash

Friday, January 6
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 5:20 pm | Shabbat Dinner & Cocktails for YJP - RSVP

Shabbos, January 7
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 5:20 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:05 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 8
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by BLT, bagels lox and teffilin at 9 am 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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