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I always wonder as I send out my weekly email, does every week's email need a picture? Please let me know your thoughts.

Last call for reservations for Shabbat dinner this weekend with our guest, David Nesenoff! You don't want to miss this Shabbaton! www.chabaduptown.org/shabbaton

Save the dates for the upcoming May events!

  • Fri. May 5: Cinco de Shabbat - YJP Houston
  • Sat. May 13: Fire & Ice Lag B'omer - a YJP Houston experience (for Young Professionals)
  • Sun. May 14: Community Lag B'omer at Godwin Park
  • Tues. May 30: JEDShavuot: Torah Ideas Worth Sharing All night learnathon | Apply to present
  • Wed. May 31: Shavuot 10 commandments & ice cream party

A thought: Tonight is the second day of Iyar, the birth of the Rebbe Maharash, when we count the sefira of Tiferes Shebtiferes. The Rebbe Maharash would often say, the world say if you can go under, climb over. I say, lchatchila ariber - in the first place, climb over!

We often spend so much time battling the challenges of life and when we don't succeed we let go and then climb over it. Let's take a page out of the the Rebbe Maharash's playbook. Let's let go now, and climb over in the first place!

Good Shabbos! 


Shabbos Parshas Tazria-Metzora - Shabbaton with David Nesenoff


Friday, April 28
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:39 pm

  • Community Dinner with David Nesenoff at 8:30 | RSVP
    LectureA funny thing happened to me at the White House
    An incredible story of Israel, Holocaust, Washington and every Jew

Shabbos, April 29
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am

  • Followed by Shabbos Kiddush with David Nesenoff
    LectureTangled up in Life; Negotiating Peace in our Lives

Mincha at 7:40 pm

  • Pirkei Avos Ch. 2, with David Nesenoff
    Lecture: From Chopped Liver to Liverpool; From Conservative Rabbi to Chabad to the Beatles.

Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:35 pm
Living Torah

  • CTeen with David Nesenoff: An evening of song and story - 9:30-11 pm | RSVP
    The Secrets to Success: How to figure out what you want, and get it

Sunday, April 30
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT - Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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"Get the Hell out of Palestine"

Pesach by the numbers: 

7 cases wine & grape juice
45 lbs shmurah matzah consumed
50 gift pack shmurah matzah distributed 
111 Israeli teens hosted from three teams in the First Robotics Competition
144 Seders served 
425 lbs Meat & Chicken
497 Pesach meals served
6215 lbs of fruits and vegetables


thomas.gifBut there will be ONE Shabbaton for our ONE community next weekend with David Nesenoff.

This is an event you do not want to miss!

Thank you to all those who registered at this time. Please register and share with your friends and family!

www.chabaduptown.org/shabbaton


Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Shmini

Friday, April 21
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:35 pm

Shabbos, April 22
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:35 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:30 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, April 23
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am

Wednesday, April 26 - Rosh Chodesh Iyar
Shacharis at 6:45-8 am followed by breakfast (with radishes of course!)

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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hungry?

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Wonderful to have the whole family, with Chaya and Mendel home from school, celebrating Pesach together. 

All who are hungry, come and eat! What wonderful Seders! For the first time in years we did not have to close our doors as we had ample room to host everyone for a full house for the Pesach Seder! And, we "escaped the seder" just in time for the afikoman! Everyone did a great job unlocking the codes needed to escape!


Don't Miss - April 28:  Shabbaton with David Nesenoff: An incredible story of Israel, Holocaust, Washington and every Jew. More details and RSVP at www.chabaduptown.org/shabbaton

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We welcome the many teams who are arriving over this coming week from Israel for a robotics competition in Houston next weekend. 

  • Mazel tov to Aaron Harari on his Bar Mitzvah! 
  • Mazel tov to Rabbi Chaim's brother, Peretz & Chevie Lazaroff on the birth of a boy!

Shabbos Chol Hamoed Pesach

Friday, April 14
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbos Pesach Dinner

Shabbos, April 15
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:30 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:25 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, April 16 
- 8:00 am Morning Services   

Passover Final Days Service Schedule

Sunday, April 16 
Before 7:32 pm Light Yom Tov Candles (Blessing 2
- 7:30 pm Mincha & Maariv Services 
- 12:00 am  Late night Torah Study 

Monday, April 17, 7th Day of Pesach 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
- 7:30 pm Mincha & Maariv Services 
After 8:27 pm Light Shabbos & Yom Tov Candles (Blessing 2

Tuesday, April 18, Acharon Shel Pesach 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
- 11:15 am Yizkor Memorial Service
- 6:30 pm Mincha 
- 7:00 pm Moshiach Seudah followed by Maariv Services
- 8:28 pm Holiday Ends

IMPORTANT: 
Wait one hour before eating chometz to allow the Rabbi to buy it back for you.

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Moses in Me

Rabbi Chaim "Got a little bit of Moses" baking Pesach Matzah with Mendel and friends... Check out the video

and our Pesach service schedule at www.chabaduptown.org/pesachschedule

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Education and Sharing Day Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner has proclaimed today, April 7, 2017, to be Education and Sharing Day in Houston. This follows an American tradition of proclaiming the Rebbe’s birthday, 11 Nissan, as a day of reflection and commitment to the values of education and good deeds in the United States. Every US President since 1978 has made this annual proclamation for Education and Sharing Day, USA.

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This is a tribute to the Rebbe's life long efforts and advocacy for the betterment of education for American youth. The Rebbe emphasized that education should not be limited to the acquisition of wisdom and pursuit of a career, but rather, the education system must focus primarily on building good character and ethics.

Why is it that the Rebbe’s life and vision is summed up by the virtue of education? His contributions to Jewish life were vast, larger than life. So, why the emphasis on education?

On Monday evening we will all sit down by the Seder table to celebrate Pesach - the Festival of Freedom. The Seder was designed with the intention of quipping the child’s curiosity, bringing about the realization that this night is different from all other nights. After the child unabashedly expresses puzzlement with the goings on by asking the Ma Nishtana, the parent is obligated to respond by explaining the dynamics of that historic event in our history.

Even if there are no children at the table – the genre of the story remains the same: Educational. Geared to engage the innocence of youth and a sensory experience throughout. At the Seder we are all teachers and students.

The message of education pulses through the theme of the entire festival. The freedom granted to us over three millennia ago was the opportunity to educate. I am not referring to literacy and mathematics, of which the Jews had a thriving educational system during the two centuries of Egyptian slavery.

However, it was an education devoid of meaning and purpose, steeped in the local cultural swamp of idolatry and the promotion of self.

The Exodus was not merely a correction  of a terrible wrong, rather an urgent call to allow a nation to realize their full potential. The opportunity to transcend the self and connect with the divine. We were not granted a vacation from harsh labor, rather we were empowered to accomplish a loftier mission.

In our generation the Rebbe emphasized that we are all teachers. To bring the awareness of G-d to every corner of the globe and to empower all of humanity to achieve their full potential in bringing more goodness and kindness to our world.

Please join us in observing Education and Sharing Day by reflecting on the fact that educating others is not only for professional teachers. The Rebbe often quoted the Chassidic saying, “If you know Aleph, teach Aleph!”  Today, reach deep inside and find the “Aleph” that will be meaningful to someone else. 


 Register today for the Friday, April 28 Community Shabbaton with David Nesenoff at www.chabaduptown.org/shabbaton


Mazal tov Chen & Tali Bublil on the birth of a baby boy!


Shabbos Hagadol, Parshas Tzav

Friday, April 7
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:26 pm

Shabbos, April 8
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by light pre-Pesach Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 7:25 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:21 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, April 9
Shacharis at 8:30 am
(No BLT breakfast, in preparation for Pesach)


Chometz Removal 
(see Chametz Wizardlaws or  Pesach A-Z
Sunday, April 9 
- Sell Your Chometz, now! Do not wait for the last minute! 
Click here to sell online
After 8:10 pm Formal Search for Chometz 
Monday, April 10 (see laws or  Pesach A-Z) 
- 5:43 am Firstborn Fast Begins 
- 6:45 am Shacharis
- 7:30 am Siyum Ceremony for Firstborns
Before 11:14 am Finish eating Chametz 
Before 12:18 pm Finish burning Chametz 


Passover I & II Services & Candle Lighting 
(see The Sederlaws or  Pesach A-Z

Monday, April 10, 2017  
Before 7:28 pm Light Shabbos & Yom Tov Candles ( Blessings 2 & 4
- 7:30 pm Mincha & Maariv Services 
Followed by our signature Uptown Pesach Seder -  RSVP required

Tuesday, April 11 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
- 7:30 pm Mincha & Maariv Services (Begin to Count Omer
Followed by our signature Uptown Pesach Seder -  RSVP required
After 8:23 pm Light Yom Tov Candles (
Blessings 2 & 4

Wednesday, April 12 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
- 7:30 pm Mincha & Maariv Services 
- 8:23 pm Yom Tov Ends 

April 13-16 Intermediate days - No Teffilin Required


Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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