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Doubling it up!

  • Double marriage! Another glass broken, another wedding for the books! Two weddings in one day! Mazel tov to Amanda & Yaakov Boxenbaum and Lauren & Ed Barnett on their marriages!
  • Double teens! We had a great showing at our first CTeen event, where teens learned opportunities for Jewish leadership, events and experiences while interacting with their peers. - Photos. We will have our second Cteen event on Sat. April 29.
  • Double Seders! Please join us for either or both Seders - The Great Escape! Register at www.chabaduptown.org/seder. Complete Pesach schedule can be found at www.chabaduptown.org/pesachschedule 
  • Double meaning! David Nesenoff, a noted speaker, author, filmmaker and musician will lead a Community Shabbaton on April 28, 2017 telling his story of the Holocaust, Israel and the Jewish people. Postcards will be in your mailboxes this week. Check it out and register at www.chabaduptown.org/shabbaton

When My Daughter Learned to Say No

For the moment, my heart overflows with pride as I witness her burgeoning independence, her sense of self. I know that in a few months or years from now, these traits may not always seem so endearing, but for now, I kvell. more...



Shabbos Parshas Vayikra

 

Friday, March 31
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:22 pm

Shabbos, April 1
Chassidus at 9 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:25 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:17 pm
Living Torah

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Triple Play Shabbos!

With hard work of a great committee, this past Sunday we had a wonderful event with FCYA a partnership where volunteers of  YJPHouston joined young adults of Friendship Circle of Houston to paint ceramics along Young Adults with special needs for a morning of fun, camaraderie and integration. Special thanks to the ERJCC for hosting. Video & Photos.


Shabbos Triple Play!

Upcoming Events: 

Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Vayakhel-Pekudei , Chazak & Hachodesh

Friday, March 24
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:18 pm

Shabbos, March 25
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Special Torah Reading of Chazak & Hachodesh
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored in part by Ron Roseman in memory of his father
Mincha at 7:20 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:12 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, March 26
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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✌ A place for you(th) - Pics & Video

PURIM WAS OVER THE TOP!
Megillah readings and parties for the community, families, seniors, young professionals and everyone in between!

Check out our photos & video!


FCYA painting with friends.jpgFCYA THIS SUNDAY! 
Young professionals volunteer with YJP Houston with FCYA (Friendship Circle of Houston - Young Adults) to paint ceramics together along Young Adults with special needs for a morning of fun, camaraderie and integration. VOLUNTEERS AND PARTICIPANTS REGISTER HERE


THE POWER OF TEEN YOUTH!
On the heels of the amazing NYC Shabbaton, we are calling all Jewish teenagers in grades 9-12! Enjoy Texas BBQ, learn about leadership and volunteer opportunities, and most of all- meet new friends! Sign up and let us know you're coming, register for free at www.chabaduptown.org/cteenbbq


PESACH IS COMING!
Check out all the important Pesach links to get ready!

Celebrate Pesach with Chabad of Uptown! 

More Pesach links:


This Shabbos the Torah reading of Parah is added to the weekly reading. Parah details the laws of the "Red Heifer" and the process by which a person rendered ritually impure by contact with a dead body was purified. When the Holy Temple stood in Jerusalem, every Jew had to be in a state of ritual purity in time for the bringing of the Passover offering in the Temple. Today, though we're unable to fulfill the Temple-related rituals in practice, we fulfill them spiritually by studying their laws in the Torah. Thus, we study and read the section of Parah in preparation for the upcoming festival of Passover. Links: The Parah reading w commentaryThe Calf's Mother


Shabbos Parah, Parshas Ki Sisa

Friday, March 17
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:14 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner, Pray. Eat. Love.

Shabbos, March 18
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:15 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:08 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, March 19
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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😍 Happy Yet? (& change ⏰)

Purim weekend is here! But, before we get to Purim itself, let me tell you about next weekend....

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Next Shabbos, March 17, we will host another wonderful Shabbat of Pray. Eat. Love. Every third Friday of the month, we will get together as a community to experience Shabbat on a whole new level!  RSVP

Next Sunday, March 18, after the wildly successful FCYA Challah Bake a few moths ago, YJP Houston will host it's second event for Friendship Circle Young Adults on Sunday, March 19 for 10 am-12 pm to paint ceramics together with Young Adults with special needs for a morning of fun, camaraderie and integration. RSVP at www.yjphouston.org/events/fcyapainting


Now, about the Purim weekend... 

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This Shabbat, Erev  Purim, we celebrate the foiling of Haman the  Amalekite's plot to destroy the Jewish people. We therefore supplement the Torah reading with a second Torah, reading Parshat Zachor (Deuteronomy 25:17-19).

The festival of  Purim begins, March 10, at nightfall on Saturday night. The Megillahis read for the first time this evening, at Chabad of Uptown at 7:30 pm.

Purim Day, March 11, observances include:

  1. Reading of the Megillah (Book of Esther), which recounts the story of the Purim miracle. We have four day readings to choose from! 8:45 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm
  2. Giving to the poor (gifts of money should be given to at least two poor people).
  3. Sending gifts of food to friends (a minimum of two ready-to-eat foods to at least one friend).
  4. Feasting. Join ours for YJP Banquet Brunch at noon or Community Purim Feast at 5 pm
  5. Reciting the Al Hanissim prayer.

Other customs include dressing up in disguising costumes and the traditional Purim food, the hamantash. For more detailed information, see our Purim Links:  Virtual Purim (a website offering the  story of Purim, detailed  How-To's,  articles and essays, Purim  songs and video clips, and a global  Purim event directory). A special  Purim site for kids. The  book of Esther with commentary. A  Purim anthology.



Shabbos Zachor, Parshas Tetzaveh

Friday, March 10
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 6:09 pm | Shabbat Dinner sponsored by Naomi Bier in honor of her birthday

Shabbos, March 11
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored by Bonnie Pfrenger marking the yartzeit of and in memory of her father, Yaakov ben Yechiel, of blessed memory
Mincha at 6:10 pm
Shabbos Ends at 7:03 pm
Living Torah
Maariv, Megillah & Havdalla at 7:30 pm
Followed by L'chaims 

CHANGE YOUR CLOCKS! 

Sunday, March 12
8:00 am Shacharis
8:45 am Megillah Reading & Breakfast
12:00 pm YJP Banquet Brunch w/ YJP Houston (RSVP Required)
2:30 pm Megillah, Senior & iVolunteer at Brookdale Plaza Galleria - 2929 Post Oak
5:00 pm: Megillah Reading 
5:45 pm: Community Purim Feast (RSVP Required)

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Teens take over Times Square (& more)

  • 6 teens and their leader, Naomi, got back from a phenomenal weekend in NYC joining thousands at the CTeen Shabbaton! The energy was palpable, the Torah was organic, the smiles were abundant, and their voice - gone! Check out these videos streamed live of the Times Square takeover and the Closing Ceremony. Simply amazing!
  • We had a great time at Sunday's Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff, serving up winning chili (even if the judges didn't realize ;)) and wrapping tefillin with over 70 people!
  • Purim is next weekend! Click here for the complete Purim schedule and RSVP here for the complete schedule of events, including the noon YJP Purim Brunch and the 5 pm Community Purim Feast.
  • Kiddush this week sponsored by Maxine Epstein in honor of Michael Pasternak receiving the Kesser Torah award 
  • The Wednesday dinner, class & social this week is sponsored by the Baskin family marking the shloshim and in memory of Ruvin Baskin. 


PARSHA ART: The Cherubim

The cherubim are one of the most fascinating of all Jewish symbols. more...



Shabbos Parshas Terumah

 

Friday, March 3
Services at 6:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 6:05 pm | Followed by YJPHouston First Fridays Shabbat Dinner & Cocktails - RSVP

Shabbos, March 4
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen in honor of Michael Pasternak
Mincha at 6:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:59 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, March 5
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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