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⛈🌬 Harvey 🌨 Meets ❄ Snow ☃

harvey snowman collage.jpgUnplanned spontaneous road trip up north, took us to the friendly Detroit and brutal cold of -10 degrees! (yes, that is a minus 10!) It was so nice to spend time with Chanie’s sister and for the kids to visit their cousins!

This Shabbat we will host scholar in residence Rabbi Moishe Traxler, director Chabad Outreach of Houston. Rabbi Traxler will speak in Shul on Friday night and Shabbat day and lead the Shabbat dinner and kiddush lunch! Please let us know if you plan on joining Shabbat dinner. You may RSVP at www.chabaduptown.org/shabbatdinner

Next week, next year, we will have our first First Fridays for 2018 for Young Professionals! Looking forward to hearing the reports of all of the good times had over Chanukah and this winter break.

Shabbos Chazak, Parshas Vayechi

Friday, December 29
Candle Lighting at 5:14 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner with Rabbi Moishe Traxler

Shabbos, December 30
Chassidus at 9 am
Shacharis at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 5:15 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:11 pm
Kiddush Levana 

Sunday, December 31
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

We Won!

What. A. Chanukah.

Last week's blog had the first winning week of Chanukah recap...

Here is this week's winning recap:

  • Sat. night, Drinks & (Winning) Dreidels for young professionals with the debut of the Hanukkah Heineken Menorah - PHOTOS
  • Sunday Morning Winning Latkes on Fox - VIDEO and afternoon Chanukah Concert & Fair at Discovery Green - PIC
  • Monday with the Winning Houston Rockets Hoops & Hanukkah - PHOTOS, including the Rabbi's Winning Half-Court shot - VIDEO
  • Tuesday - family time! :)

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Here is the recap of RC in film:

  • Fox 26 Morning News featured making Doughnuts in a Bag - VIDEO
  • KPRC 2 Houston Life, making Doughnuts in a Bag and Dreidel Wheel - VIDEO | PIC
  • Fox 26 Weekend Morning News, Latkes and the Heineken Menorah - VIDEO
  • Houston Rockets Half time feature for Hoops & Hanukkah and Rabbi Half-Court Challenge - VIDEO

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This Shabbos is Tevet 5, celebrated as a day of rejoicing in Chabad since 1987, when a U.S. Federal Court issued a decision in favor of Agudas Chassidei Chabad regarding the ownership of the priceless library of the 6th Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn. The ruling was based on the idea that a Rebbe is not a private individual but a communal figure synonymous with the body of Chassidim. The Rebbe urged that the occasion be marked with time devoted to study from Torah books as well as the acquisition of new Torah books. Links: Books with SoulsThe Rebbe's Library, Chabad.org online library

To mark the winning Hey Teves (Teves 5, also known as "Didan Notzach!") we will farbreng this Shabbos at Kiddush! Please join us!

Shabbos Parshas Vayigash

Friday, December 22
Candle Lighting at 5:10 pm
Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos Hey Teves, December 23
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Hey Teves Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:10 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:07 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 24
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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join us for Shabbat dinner? - also pics & vids

Chanukah in the Snow icon.jpgAmazing turnout for all of the Chanukah events and yesterday's Chanukah in the Snow! Check out the first set of photos here! Tag, share and enjoy!

The community is welcome to join us for Chanukah Shabbat Dinner - RSVP at www.chabaduptown.org/shabbatdinner

Last chance to get advance tickets for Drinks & Dreidels! www.yjphouston.org!

Other weekend highlighted events:

  • Sunday Chanukah Concert at Discovery Green
  • Monday Hoops & Hanukkah with Houston Rockets vs Utah Jazz - Video Msg from your Uptown Rabbi
  • Other events include Houston City Hall, Galveston Concert, Bellaire Singles
  • All listed at www.chabadhouston.org/localevents 

As seen on TV! Check out these two doughnut making workshops while talking about Chanukah with Rabbi Chaim for Fox 26 Morning News and Channel 2's Houston Life!

Many other updates that can be found on Rabbi Chaim's Facebook and Instagram feeds

Mazel tov to:

  • Shlomi & Tamar Ratchovski on the birth of a baby boy!
  • Ariel & Tifanny Ourian on the birth of a baby boy! 

Shabbos Chanukah & Mevarchim, Parshas Mikeitz

Friday, December 15
Chanukah candles before Shabbos Candle Lighting at 5:07 pm
Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Chanukah Shabbat Dinner! | RSVP

Shabbos, December 16
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Chanukah & Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:04 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 17
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin 

Monday, Rosh Chodesh Teves, December 18
Monthly Rosh Chodesh Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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So Many Simchas!

SARA WEDDING FAMILY PICTURE.jpgHope y'all are staying warm! 

Mazel tov! To....

  • The matchers, donors, volunteers and testimonials that not only allowed for Our successful matching funds campaign, 
  • Chanie's sister, Elkie & Rabbi Moshe Wolf of Chicago had a baby boy and we were lucky enough to join the bris in NY! because...
  • On the same day, yesterday, was Chanie's youngest sister's wedding, Sara to Rabbi Mendel Perlstein! 

Shabbos day kiddush this week is sponsored by Rafael Levi, marking the yartzeit and in memory of his mother Regina bas Ruchama


Register early for our Chanukah events and you will save some cash!

Complete listing of close to 20 events throughout the Houston area can be found at www.chabadhouston.com/localevents 


Shabbos Parshas Vayeishev

Friday, December 8
Candle Lighting at 5:05 pm
Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos, December 9
Shabbos Chassidus 9:00 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, December 10
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT= bagels, lox & tefillin 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

Here is to NOW!

#HeresToUptown! Here's your chance!

 

www.charidy.com/uptown 

Chabad of Uptown & YJP Houston have an amazing opportunity to raise $100,000 for our educational, community, family, seniors, CTeen and of course YJP programming. By doing your individual part we will raise up our local community, raise $100,000, raise up Jewish awareness, while raising the entire world!

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Here’s to... Our generous Community & YJP matchers:

➤ Seth & Rivka Weisberg
➤ Maurice Purcell
➤ Melnik Family
➤ Jerald Simmons, MD & CSMA Family
➤ Red Capital

Quadruple your Gift with 4x matching:
Your donation goes four times farther with our “Charidy Campaign”. For every dollar you donate, our matching donors will give $4 dollars—$4 for the gift of $1!

$100 becomes $400!
$180 becomes $720!
$1000 becomes $4,000!
$1,800 becomes $7,200!

28 hours: Your gift combines with others’ to achieve our goal in just 28 hours.

All or Nothing: Your donation is processed only if the campaign reaches its goal.

THANK YOU!

**With special thanks to the Meromim Foundation for being a sposnor on this Giving Day

www.charidy.com/uptown 

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