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Tefillin50 collage.pngThis week marks fifty years since the Six Day War and liberation of Jerusalem. At that time the Rebbe famously launched his signature Tefillin campaign to keep Israel safe. I have made a personal goal for these few weeks to get 50 people to wrap tefillin. So far we hit #27! Can you help me reach my goal? Shoot me an email and I will get you all wrapped up in under 5 minutes! :) You can track me on Facebook using hashtag #50tefillin

Shavuot is this week! 

  • Tuesday: Join us for an amazing and intriguing night of learning, on Torah ideas the presenters are passionate about. We have a great lineup for you - JUMP >
  • Wednesday: Hear the Ten Commandment, enjoy Ice cream and Buffet lunch and ages 5-17 get a FREE FIDGET SPINNER!* Print coupon before holiday & present at Shavuot party on Wed. 5/31 at 11:30 am. One spinner per person present, age 5-17. While supplies last. RSVP at #ckids #cteen
  • Thursday: Yizkor memorial service. Full schedule below >
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Shabbos Parshas Bamidbar

Friday, May 26
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:57 pm

Shabbos, May 27
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by Marc & EllenAnn Sands in honor of completing the year of Kaddish in memory of his father
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:55 pm
Living Torah 

Sunday, May 28
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT - Bagel, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am 

Shavuot Programs, Service & Candle Lighting Schedule 

Tuesday, May 30 
- 8:00 pm Shabbat Afternoon & Evening Holiday Services 
- 7:59 pm Light Yom Tov Candles (  Blessings
- 11:30 pm JEPShavuot! All Night Learn-A-Thon |  APPLY TO PRESENT 
Lineup of Torah talks by experts on many Jewish subjects! 

    Philip A. Ernst, Ph.D., Asst. Professor of Statistics, Rice University
    Ashley Stern, Emory University Class of 2019, Jewish Studies Major
    Jerald Simmons, MD, Triple board certified in Neurology, Sleep & Epilepsy 
    Naomi Bier, Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
    Michael Lisch, Former Houston Dynamos Goalkeeper
    Rachel Graff, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Health and Human Performance, University of Houston
    Chanie Lazaroff, Co-Director Chabad of Uptown

Wednesday, May 31 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
* 11am-1pm Special childrens' service w/ games, activities and more! 
- 11:30 am  Reading of Ten Commandments & Party 
followed by 1 pm dairy kiddush & ice cream party!  
- 8:00 pm Mincha & Maariv Holiday Services 
After 8:58 pm* Light Yom Tov Candles ( Blessings ) 
* From a pre-existing flame. 

Thursday, June 1 
- 10:00 am Morning Services (Shacharit) 
- 11:45 am approx. Yizkor Memorial Service 
- 8:00 pm Mincha & Maariv Services 
- 8:59 pm Yom Tov Ends

Have a good Shabbos & Yom Tov!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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National Police Week

Wonderful Lag B'omer celebrated with a wonderful community of young professionals and families!

This week It was my honor to help the Houston Police Department mark National Police Week with a special prayer for the officers and their families.

"May the families of the first responders have harmony in the home as they stand behind their loved ones, who leave every day with the hope they will return the same way they left. May they have the power to be able to say goodbye at the beginning of every shift, find the strength to wait for the hours to go by that seem like an eternity, for the day to complete, day in and day out. May they have the energy needed for their loved ones to come home to their embrace, in a safe and in good emotional and physical health."

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Shavuos is coming - but, FAST!

Shabbos Mevarchim, Chazak, Parshas Behar - Bechukotai

Friday, May 19
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:52 pm

Shabbos, May 20
Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farengen
Mincha at 7:45 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:51 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, May 21
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 grills demise, A Holiday surprise

DEADGRILLI am sorry to report that although significant time and efforts for resuscitation were spent, we have reached the inevitable death of our dear friend, the Uptown Grill, that served up and fed the Uptown hungry stomachs delicious and perfectly cooked steaks, kabobs, chicken, burgers and hot dogs faithfully for five years.

However, I am happy to report that this gives you an opportunity to donate a new grill in time for future festivities. 


  • TOMORROW: Young Professionals, join us tomorrow, Sat. night, for Fire & Ice Lag B'omer - A YJP Houston Themed Experience - get tickets now at
  • SUNDAY: Community, families, children, and everyone in between, please join us on Sunday at Godwin Park, 1-3 pm for a Lag Bomer celebration!

blt.jpgEvery Sunday at 8:30, join us for the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin!!!

Kiddush this week is sponsored in honor of Dara Naomi bas Devorah Dinur's 30th birthday and in honor of Eliyahu ben Shoshana, Ella bas Dara Naomi and Moshe ben Shoshana.

Shabbos Parshas Emor

Friday, May 12
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:48 pm

Shabbos, May 13
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by the Dinurs
Mincha at 7:45 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:46 pm
Living Torah
YJP Fire & Ice Lag B'omer at 9:30 pm -

Sunday, May 14
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin at 9 am
Lag Bomer at Godwin Park 1-3 pm 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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We have enough...

Typical Chanie moment, as reported by

When a third Israeli team of 18 from Petach Tikvah (their photos) called that afternoon, Chanie Galperin Lazaroff heard her husband [Rabbi Chaim] say he wasn’t sure that they could handle additional guests.“ [to Dimona and Holon] ‘Call them back!” she said. “ ‘They have to come. We have enough food.’

After the rabbi extended the offer, she started getting out more potatoes, more chicken—more of everything. “I thought you had enough,” countered the rabbi. “I do,” replied his wife. “I just have to make it.” Read the entire article here >

cinco de shabbat chili.jpgCome try some award winning chili many other delicacies is this month's Mexican themed, First Fridays for Young Professionals, Cinco de Shabbat!

We have enough for all of y'all, but if you register tonight, before it's gonna cost you! RSVP here using promo code "advance".

cteen album.png23,544. . 23,544! Is that not enough already?! That's 97 - NINETY SEVEN - more than last year! - There is a relative disconnect between Americans and Israelis when it comes to Yom Hazikaron. Perhaps it is because Yom Hazikaron is something very personal to Israelis, where everyone has family or knows someone killed among the 23,544 who sacrificed their lives for being Jewish and Israel? I am not sure.

What is your opinion why this is? What can we do about it?

David Nesenoff spoke and taught this Shabbat so passionately at Chabad of Uptown about the land of Israel and the Tzahal. If you weren't there, you missed something special. We couldn't get enough of him! A wonderful time was had at Sat. night with the CTeen group!

Luckily, you can still learn more... I strongly encourage everyone, Americans or Israelis, especially the millennials, to join the Survival of a Nation - New Uptown 6 week course. You will learn so much, and will gain an even greater appreciation for Israel.

Fire Ice FB Banner Lag Bomer.jpgNext weekend is Lag B'omer!! 

* 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

Shabbos Parshas Acharei-Kedoshim

Friday, May 5
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:44 pm | RSVP for Cinco de Shabbat YJP First Fridays

Shabbos, May 6
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos kiddush
Mincha at 7:45 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:40 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, May 7
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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