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Joy is here

chanie kinus 5777.jpgI had an amazing uplifting time last weekend in NY. It was great to be living it up hanging with family sisters, laughing with YJP sisters and uplifting inspiration with thousands of international sisters. All at the Kinus, the Conference of Shluchos, women emissaries, marking 22 Shevat, the yartzeit of the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka. I look forward to sharing it with you at the Shabbos table this week - Chanie

Please join us, tomorrow. this Shabbos for a community Shabbat dinner, Pray. Eat. Love. Services at 6:30 pm, Dinner at 7:30 pm. RSVP by replying to this email.

Purim is coming! Check out our schedule of Purim megillah readings & events at!

When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, each Jew contributed an annual half-shekel to the Temple. The 1st of Adar marked the beginning of the collection of the shekalim. In commemoration, the Torah reading this Shabbos we read verses (Exodus 30:11-16) that relate G-d's commandment to Moses regarding the first giving of the half-shekel. "Parshat Shekalim" is the first of four special readings added during or immediately before the month of Adar (the other three being "Zachor", "Parah" and "Hachodesh") Links: The Shekalim Reading w commentaryPartnerCharity: an Anthology

This Shabbat is Shabbat Mevarchim Adar: a special prayer is recited blessing the Rosh Chodesh ("Head of the Month") of upcoming month of Adar, which falls on Sunday and Monday of next week. We will have our monthly Rosh Chodesh Minyan and breakfast on Monday at 6:45-8 am followed by breakfast

Shabbos Shekalim & Mevarchim, Parshas Mishpatim

Friday, February 24
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 6:00 pm

Shabbos, February 25
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:54 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, February 26
Rosh Chodesh Shacharis with Chili Cookoff Chefs at JCC

Monday, February 27
Monthly Rosh Chodesh minyan at 6:45-8am followed by breakfast 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Pray. Eat. Love.

tanya siyum.jpgMazel tov to all of the "Misaymim", those who completed the study of the book of Tanya! May you continue to grow in your study and knowledge of Torah and connection with Hashem! Namely, Maxine Epstein, Michael Pasternak, Maurice Purcell, Daniel Silvermintz & Barbara Hales, Jerry Simmons, Mark Stern and the many others who journeyed with us over the years!

  • Chanie has joined thousands for this weekend, together with the 41 Jewish women leaders -Shluchos of Texas, for the annual Kinus in New York. The kinus marks the Yartzeit of the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka on 22 Shevat. You can watch the closing banquet live at this Sunday at 4:45 pm Houston time.
  • Calling all College students and high school seniors! Check out happening next week at Texas A&M for the largest Jewish weekend retreat in Texas! Register now before it's too late! 


Next Friday night, February 24, we will kick off a new Shabbat experience for all ages: 

Pray. Eat. Love. - Uptown! 
Spirituality, Nutrition & Motivation

Are you looking to be inspired? To make some changes in your life that will yield positive results. Are you willing to take the risk to learn and grow? If the answer is YES, then stop what you are doing and sign up now for this event (by replying to this email) with new and old friends - PRAY, EAT, LOVE

PRAY - Kabbalat Shabbat with spirit, joy & mysticism
EAT - Multi-course Shabbat Dinner with new and old friends
LOVE - Share and / or hear inspiration and motivation

Purim is around the corner, Sat.-Sun, March 11 & 12! Save the dates! Besides for the regular shul minyanim we will have the following three Purim events on Sunday, March 12:

  • YJP: Purim Banquet Brunch 12 pm
  • Seniors & Volunteers: Megillah Reading & Celebration at Brookdale Galleria Sr. Home 2:30 pm
  • Community: Purim Feast 6 pm

The Shabbos Kiddush this week is sponsored by Brian Botton in memory of his uncle Moshe ben Eliyahu, obm

Our condolences to Andrew Schultz and family on the passing his father Moshe (Morris) Schultz, obm, in Israel. 

Shabbos Parshas Yisro

Friday, February 17
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 5:55 pm

Shabbos, February 18 - 22 Shevat
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Reading of the Ten Commandments
Followed by Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored in memory of Moshe ben Eliyahu
Mincha at 5:55 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:49 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, February 19
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT, Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am

Wednesday, February 22
Shacharis for a yartzeit at 6:45 am 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Rivky's Bas Mitzvah Kiddush

Dear Friends,

  • We are forever thankful to Hashem for His abundant kindness, on the occasion of our daughter Rivky's bas mitzvah. Please join us this Shabbos, February 4, as we mark this momentous occasion at the kiddush following services. Complete shul schedule below. Please let us know if we should expect you so we can plan accordingly. - Rabbi Chaim & Chanie
  • This Saturday night we have the honor to host Rabbi Wineberg of South Africa, translator of Lessons in Tanya to lead our Tanya Siyum. Please join us for an inspiring evening!

Above As Below
Looking at your world from Above, all is good.
Looking at your world from within, things don’t always look so nice.
Until you connect your world from within to the world above. 
Then the goodness flows downward without distortion.
How do you make that connection? By clinging tightly above. By putting all your trust in G‑d. - Tanya, Igeret Hakodesh 11 (pg. 232). Likutei Torah Chukat 62a.

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Shabbos Parshas Bo

Friday, February 3
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 5:43 pm

Shabbos, February 4
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen in honor of Yud Shevat and Rivky Lazaroff's Bas Mitzvah, sponsored by Rabbi Chaim & Chanie
Mincha at 5:45 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:39 pm

Havdalla and Tanya Siyum with Rabbi Wineberg of South Africa at 8 pm

Sunday, February 5
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am 
Unveiling for Percy Burlin at 11 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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