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ten months of summer....

cyp kinus men and women.jpegThey say that is Houston there are ten months of Summer. And, then there is July & August. :)

Was wonderful, inspiring and sleepless to spend time together with fellow Chassidim, family and friends in NY for the Rebbe's yartzeit this past week. We also attended the International Chabad Young Professionals where 85 shluchim from around the globe gathered for inspiration and camaraderie. Chanie was on the planning committee and Rabbi Chaim was honored to give the keynote at the evening banquet and celebration.

All classes at Chabad resume this week, join us for one or all! :)

Next Shabbos is First Fridays - All American Shabbat for young professionals... 

As we all settle in to the rythem of summer, we wish you a "gezunter zumer", may you have a healthy summer and Shabbat Shalom!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie 


The Four Gifts of the Yiddishe Mama

The lesson of Miriam’s well is clear. The Yiddishe mama has a particular role to play in Jewish life. more...



Shabbos Parshas Chukas

 

Friday, June 30
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm

Shabbos, July 1
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen marking this past week's yartzeit of the Rebbe
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:07 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, July 2
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels , Lox & Tefillin 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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re: can we say a prayer for you?

Drumroll please....  here it is, tefillin #50 of #50tefillin for 50jerusalem is here!! Tuesday is Gimmel Tammuz the Rebbe's yartzeit... please consider doing a mitzvah to commemorate this holy day. I.e.:

  • Today, light Shabbat candles, in Houston today at 8:08 pm.
  • Every weekday, especially Tuesday, wrap up tefillin
  • Give charity / tzedaka to a cause associated with the Rebbe. One such obvious cause, www.chabaduptown.org/donate
  • Study (extra) Torah
  • or choose from the other 6/10 campaigns the Rebbe suggested as a springboard for living a higher life...

Over twenty years after the Rebbe's passing, his presence is felt stronger than ever. His teachings continue to inspire and guide us, and his insights remain as fresh and relevant as if they were given today. Each of us is a beneficiary of the Rebbe's inspiration in one way or another, and our lives are affected by his visionary leadership. The recent New York Times crossword puzzle, is a window in the Rebbe's vision of changing the world is now mainstream.

On the anniversary of his passing (June 27th), let's celebrate the Rebbe's vision. Let's honor his life's mission to bring goodness and kindness into this world. Let's do one more mitzvah, one more good deed, to make this world a better place.

This Tuesday, we will be in New York to visit the Rebbe's resting place, known as "the Ohel". Throughout our history, the holy resting places of the righteous have served as our spiritual oases. The gravesites of our patriarchs and matriarchs, as well as those of our great sages, are viewed in our tradition as places of prayer and introspection and have provided solace to us for millennia. The Rebbe would frequent the resting place of his father-in-law, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneersohn, of righteous memory, where he would stand and pray for hours on behalf of the thousands of people who sent him their requests.

Today, many people visit the Rebbe's resting place—known as the Ohel—each day, and many more send in their requests for prayers and blessings.

It will be our honor to bring letters and blessing requests on behalf of you and your family by replying to this email. While writing the letter or email, remember to include the Hebrew names of the people you are asking requests for, as well as their mother's Hebrew name. It is also customary to commit to add one more Mitzvah, as a merit to receive G-d's blessings.

With warmest wishes that everyone's heartfelt prayers be fulfilled,

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

​​​​​​​P.S. This week, please support our very own Dan Melnik who will read the Torah and Rachel & Elliott Levine who will be the leaders of the Uptown Shabbat!!

Shabbos Rosh Chodesh, Parshas Korach

Friday, June 23
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm

Shabbos, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz I, June 24
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:07 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz II, June 25
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the monthly Rosh Chodesh breakfast, of course with radishes, sponsored by the Melnik family.

Have a good Shabbos!

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Life behind bars / Arm of bars

Tefillin Collage Animation.gifJust 5 left to hit our goal of #50tefillin! Are you in? Hit me up and I will get you wrapped up in leather bars on your arm!! :)

Don't miss an amazing lecture this Thursday, June 22, commemorating the Rebbe's yartzeit with guest speaker Rabbi Ari Shishler of Johannesburg, South Africa. 8 pm at Chabad Lubavitch Center at 10900 Fondren Road. Click here for more info

We wish congratulations to David & Stephanie Robertson! All the blessings that they should build a true Jewish home inspired by the Torah & Mitzvos!

Kiddush this week sponsored by Ron Medalie marking the yartzeit and in memory of his father, Dr. Jack H. Medalie


PARSHA: Life Behind Bars

We make mistakes. And we pay for them, sometimes quite dearly. Does this mean that we should accept that we have, in effect, "lost" a portion of our life? What about someone serving a life sentence in prison? more...



Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Shelach

 

Friday, June 16
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:06 pm

Shabbos, June  17
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored by Ron Medalie in memory of his father Dr. Jack H. Medalie
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 3
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:05 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 18
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT - Bagels, Lox & Tefillin!

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Are you a Mitzvah puzzle piece?

Game Board Shabbat DinnerA great time was had this passed Shabbos, with Chanie doing an amazing job on the theme for YJP Houston's first friday's game night.

SOS: A local pregnant mother of three young children was hit by a car while crossing the street, broke many bones and will take months until she is able to do even the simplest of chores. Hired help is desperately and urgently needed to take care of her, the children and home while she recovers, has her expecting baby, follows up with surgery and recovers again. The cost of this and the necessary physical therapy (that is not covered by insurance) is astronomical and the need is urgent. If you would like to help, including anonymously, please contact me or make a donation at www.chabaduptown.org/donate and write "accident mother" in the note field. May Hashem bless you with all good things, that you may be on the giving end rather than the receiving.

Shabbos Parshas Behaalosecha

Friday, June 9
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:04 pm

Shabbos, June 10
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:03 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 11
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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TicTacShabbat, Mt. Chabad Shavuot Report

Board Game Themed YJP Houston First Fridays Shabbat dinner tonight is at 8:30, Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat at 7:30. Great crowd expected - will YOU be joining us? RSVP at www.yjphouston.org

Shavuot report: 70+ souls, ranging from infants in their mothers' arms to retirees, gathered at "Mt. Chabad" on Wednesday to hear the outdoor Ten Commandments reading and enjoy a dairy feast.

The CTeen fidget spinners were a great hit! Thank you to Ehud Marciano for sponsoring the spinners.

Tip of the rabbi's hat to Chanie  and her crew  of volunteers for producing yet another fabulous spread and Rivky for the cheesecake balls, hand dipped in chocolate. Dark chocolate covered with white drizzle and white cholocate covered with back drizzle. "A shame we can't take pictures" was heard; it was that serene and beautiful.  

"When a soldier enlists, he writes a blank check to his nation" - Shavuot is the celebration of our commitment to the Hashem and His Torah, before getting into the details of how to behave on Tuesdays. May we remain as committed as possible all year long.

Kiddush this Shabbos is sponsored by David & Adrianne Berger and Family in commemoration of the yartzeit and in memory her father, Chaim ben Schmuel Herb Saffir, obm.

Condolences to the Kronman family on the passing of their father and grandfather,  Levi Israel ben Eliezer Spector, obm.

Shabbos Parshas Naso

Friday, June 2
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:00 pm / RSVP for YJP Houston First Fridays

Shabbos, June 3
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by the Bergers
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:59 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 4
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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