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Shabbos, Debates & Sushi

Shabbos Project 2017! Join our community and the entire world in marking the international Shabbos project this weekend.

  • Join us for a special Shabbos, complete schedule below! 
  • Please RSVP for Shabbat dinner, www.chabaduptown.org/shabbatdinner, is sponsored in part by Guitel and Moshe Melnik in memory of her father, Enrique Tzvi ben Mordechai, a"h. 
  • Shabbos Lunch Kiddush sponsored in part by Sarah Ann Goldstein, in memory of her brother Shmuel ben Nassan Goldberg, a"h to whose name the Uptown Community Torah id dedicated - Yartzeit, 7 Cheshvan

 New course starts next week! At Chabad of Uptown, Six Tuesdays, begins Oct. 31 

Great debates in Jewish History

Debate is not only encouraged within Judaism but resides at the very heart of our history and theology.  Great Debates in Jewish History explores six fundamental conflicts that pitted the greatest Jewish minds against each other -  six instances of divergent perspectives, including several that are still debated today. More and register >


Young Professionals: 

  • This Sunday, YJP Houston & FCYA will be hosting YAD Houston's mitzvah day assembling and decorating mezuzot and providing Judaic care packages for those effected by Hurricane Harvey,  pairing young professionals along young adults with special needs. 
  • Next Friday is Sushi Shabbat - First Fridays for Young Professionals in their 20's and 30's... RSVP before Thursday for no charge.  www.yjphouston.org 

 Did you know???? -  Approximately 10% of Chabad of Uptown's budget is covered by Chai Club members, VIPs, just like you. Your donation of any amount, $36, $72, $108, $180 or more is drafted on a monthly basis so you can do the mitzvah of Tzedaka and support Chabad - in your sleep! :) Please consider joining today at www.chabaduptown.org/donate and be sure to check off Chai Club in your submission to join this special club of Friends of Chabad of Uptown.


5 Powerful Insights From the Rebbe - Lech-Lecha

Enjoy four short thoughts and a video adapted from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Parshat Lech-Lecha more...


Shabbos Parshas Lech Lecha

 

Friday, October 27
Candle Lighting at 6:21 pm
Services at 6:30 pm
Shabbat dinner sponsored in part by Guitel and Moshe Melnik in memory of her father, Enrique Tzvi ben Mordechai

Shabbos, October 28
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored in part by Sarah Ann Goldstein, in memory of her brother Shmuel ben Nassan Goldberg, a"h to whose name the Uptown Community Torah id dedicated - Yartzeit 7 Cheshvan.
Mincha at 6:20 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:14 pm
Kiddush Levana
Living Torah

Sunday, October 29
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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now, is the real test

What a wonderful month of holidays! The real deal is now, translating the spiritual infusion to G-dly acts in the daily grind.

Let's get this started tomorrow morning with our monthly Rosh Chodesh minyan and breakfast sponsored by the Melnik family - of course, with radishes! Shacharis 6:45-8 am followed by breakfast.


harvey beren academy.jpgChabad Harvey Relief continues it's work is many ways. Currently, the fund has earmarked funds for immediate assistance for families with children at Houston area Day Schools.  In coordination with Jewish Family Service of Houston, I was humbled to be able to deliver a first distribution of $35,000 today at Robert M. Beren Academy with a grant of $500 per child, assisting 70 students impacted by Harvey.

You can help and get involved as well at www.chabadhouston.com/relief 


YOUNG PROS: Next Sunday, Oct. 29, YAD Mitzvah Day volunteers craft meuzah cases and package Judaica gifts for flooded families along Young Adults with special needs for a morning of fun, camaraderie and integration. Event Chairs: Batami Baskin • Marcie Dinkin. Check out all the Mitzvahson YAD Houston's event and registration information!

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Shabbos Parshas Noach

Friday, Rosh Chodesh MarCheshvan I, October 20
Rosh Chodesh Shacharis at 6:45-8 am
Followed by breakfast sponsored by the Melnik family
Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 6:28 pm

Shabbos Rosh Chodesh MarCheshvan II, October 21
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 6:25 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:20 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, October 22 
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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The Annual Dance: make or watch it happen

Highlights:

  • Thursday Geshem & Yizkor
  • Thursday night Main Hakafot Dancing
  • Friday Torah Completion and Restarting 

For all of you that joined us in past years, you know the drill. Get ready to celebrate Chabad-style!

If not, come see it for yourself!

 Join us for an unbelievable, all night, happy, thrilling, stress-relieving, dance-til-you-drop, beyond belief and total excitement, feast-on-amazing-foods, l'chaims and fun for all Simchat Torah Party!

It doesn't matter how religious you are , it doesn't matter if you're only Jew-"ish".

At Chabad everyone's welcome because the only thing that matters is your willingness to celebrate!

Complete Shmeni Atzeret / Simchat Torah Schedule below and at chabaduptown.org/joy


SAVE THE DATE OCTOBER 29, 10:30 am: FCYA will participate in YAD Mitzvah Day for a Mezuzah Making Workshop for Harvey flooded families, a joint project of YJP Houston and Friendship Circle! More>


Chabad of Uptown Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah Schedule

Wed., Oct. 11 - Shemini Atzeret
- 6:37 pm Light Holiday Candles 
- 6:35 pm Mincha & Evening Services Hakafot-celebratory dancing 
This one is only the warm up - to connect with Israel! (See main hakafot below).

Thurs., Oct. 12 - Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
- 12:15 pm Yizkor 
       Teffilas Geshem 
       Say Goodbye to Sukkah
- 6:25 pm Mincha & Evening Services Grand Hakafot-celebratory dancing - This one is the real deal! 
- After 7:30 pm Light Candles 

Fri., Oct. 13 -Simchat Torah
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
Hakafot-celebratory dancing
Mincha after Hakafot 
- 6:35 pm Light Shabbat Candles
- 7:00 pm Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbos, Oct. 14 - Shabbos Mevarchim, Shabbos Bereishis
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 6:30 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:27 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, Oct. 15 - Hit the Road, Jack!
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

Shake it Up!

Shake it Up Highlights:

Sukkot Candles, Service & Program Schedule

Wed., Oct. 4 
Make an Eruv Tavshilin!
6:45 pm Light Holiday Candles 
6:45 pm Mincha & Evening Services 
7:45 pm Sukkot Holiday Community Dinner - Under the Stars!
Join this event on Facebook!

Thurs., Oct. 5
10:00 am Morning Services 
- Lulav & Etrog Available for public use 
6:45 pm Mincha & Evening Services (Maariv) 
After 7:38 pm Light Holiday Candles
- RSVP for Sukkot Dinner 

Fri., Oct. 6 
-
 10:00 am Morning Services 
- Lulav & Etrog Available for public use 
Before 6:43 pm Light Shabbat Candles

6:45 pm Mincha & Evening Services (Maariv) 
7:45 pm YJP First Fridays - Sukkot Edition
Join this event on Facebook!

Sat. Oct. 7 
9:00 am Chassidus
10:00 am Morning Services 
- No Lulav 
Followed by kiddush in the Sukkah

6:45 pm Mincha 
7:35 pm Maariv, Havdalla (In Sukkah) and Shabbat Ends 
Living Torah Video

Sunday, Oct. 8 - Chol Hamoed
8:00 am Shacharit Services with Lulav
- Followed by breakfast in Sukkah

1:00-4:00 pm Community Sukkot Extravaganza at UOS
6:00-7:30 pm CTeen Sushi in the Sukkah! More> 

Next Weekend:
Thursday, Oct. 12, 11:30 am: Shemini Atzeret Yizkor 
Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:35 pm: Simchat Torah Hakafot
Friday, Oct. 12, 10 am: Hakafot, Complete & Start the Torah

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