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re: will you join us for Yom Kippur / Sukkot?

Shana Tova card .pngDear Family and Friends that are all like Family,

We wish you a gmar chasima tova, may you be sealed for a good and sweet new year. May Hashem grant you all prosperity, health and wealth, materially, emotionally and spiritually.

Below you will find the schedule for Yom Kippur. May you have an easy and meaningful fast.

We would love to host you in our Uptown Sukkah! Please let us know if you intend to join us for:

What Is Yom Kippur?

For nearly 26 hours Jews everywhere “afflict their souls” and spend the day in synagogue, praying for forgiveness. more...

Does G-d Ignore My Prayers?

Can I believe in the power of prayer when, in my experience, it hasn’t worked? more...

Shabbos Yom Kippur



Friday, September 29
Light Holiday Candles & Fast Begins 6:51pm
Kol Nidrei 6:50pm
    ~ Children's Program 6:45-8:45pm  

Shabbat / Saturday, September 30
Morning Service 9:30am
    ~ Children's Program 11:00am-1:30pm
Yizkor Memorial Service 12:30pm
Mincha Afternoon Service 5:15pm
Neilah Closing Service 6:30pm
Havdala & Fast Ends 7:43pm
 ~ Break the Fast Light Buffet -  RSVP  

Sunday, October 1 - Day of  "G-d's Name"
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

Sukkot & Simchat Torah 
Holiday, Service & Candle Lighting Schedule >

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Kicking off 5778 like it's 5778!

Shirly album.png125 mothers and children gathered for a wonderful show by Shirly Ben-zur in Hebrew in preparation for the holidays... Pictures.

Relief efforts for Harvey continue as well as assistance and aid being flown, trucked and shipped by boat from Houston to the Virgin Islands and South Florida - it has been a wild week. Chanie's brother, Rabbi Mendel Galperin is sticking it out as he was sent on a mission to Virgin Islands only to meet the wrath of Irma, while is wife Chyena and baby evacuated by boat to Puerto Rico.

However,  Rosh Hashana is HERE! Please join us for Services, Dinners & Luncheons - all the info you need is listed at

Although we usually would bless the upcoming new month this Shabbat, according to the Baal Shem, "G-d Himself blesses the month of Tishrei, and it is with the power of this blessing that the people of Israel bless the other months of the year."  Although the formal blessing is not recited, we fulfill the other customs of Shabbat Mevarchim Hachodesh, reciting the Book of Psalms before morning prayers at 8:30 am and conducting farbrengens after prayer. Link: On the Significance of Shabbat Mevarchim

We kick off the days of awe, with "midnight" selichos at 1:15 am this Saturday night / Sunday morning. We hope to see you there! Links:  More on Selichot

Mazel tov to Chanie, for her sister Sara Galperin's engagement to Mendel Perlstein from Chicago, Illinois!

PARSHA: What I Would Say If I Could Speak . . .
When I started to lose my ability to speak, it made me aware of the power of speech. I had to decide what is truly worth saying. Now, unable to speak, I dream of what I would tell my family if only I could. more...

Shabbos Selichos, Parshas Netzavim-Vayelech


Friday, September 15
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:09 pm

Shabbos, September 16
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Selichos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:10 pm
Ethics of our Fathers Ch. 5-6
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:01 pm
Living Torah

1:15 am Selichos - Kicking off the days of awe 

Sunday, September 17
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

Rosh Hashanah 5778

Wednesday, September 20
Evening Service 7:00 pm
    Light Holiday Candles 7:02 pm
    Children's Program 7-8:00 pm
    Rosh Hashana Dinner - RSVP 8:00 pm

Thursday, September 21
Morning Services 9:30 am
    Children's Program 11:00 am-1:30 pm
    Shofar Sounding 12:30 pm
    Kiddush Lunch - RSVP 2:00 pm
Mincha & Family Tashlich Service 6:00 pm
Evening Service 7:00pm
    Light Holiday Candles AFTER 7:55 pm
    Rosh Hashana Dinner - RSVP 8:00 pm

Friday, September 22
Morning Services 9:30 am
    Children's Program 11:00 am-1:30 pm
    Shofar Sounding 12:30 pm
    Kiddush Lunch - RSVP 2:00 pm

Evening Service 7:00 pm
    Light Holiday Candles BEFORE 7:00 pm
    Shabbat Dinner - RSVP 8:00 pm

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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🤡 Shirly Show 🎳 Cteen Bowl 📖 Holidays

harvey stats.jpegAnother whirlwind week of storm Harvey response! When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, the Chabad-Lubavitch Emissary couples, "Shluchim" and "Shluchos", mobilized immediately to meet the needs of the local community and beyond. As a grassroots organization with branches in many parts of the state, Chabad received numerous calls for help. The Chabad community partners responded by sending rescue boats and vehicles as well as food, cleaning supplies, cleaning help, babysitting help, hugs and much, much more. Realizing that many people lost EVERYTHING, our very own Naomi Bier came up with the idea of an Amazon registry for people from all over the world to be able to gift flood victims (our floodie buddies) with essential items that needed to be replaced. 

You can see many photos, videos and updates - still being populated - at 

Some stats: Over 3,000 meals served, over 50 people rescued from the flood, 320 volunteer teams delivering food and supplies. Over 2,000 volunteers deployed including over 700 students with the help of Chabad on Campus. Yesterday’s visit to Houston of 50 Shluchim uplifted the whole community. 4,000 emergency calls were handled,  camp programs for kids were created and 177+ pallets of food ready for distribution in a warehouse Chabad rented.

There are many amazing stories that have emerged from this storm, many of which may be read on News and everywhere else. 

Now, though, our hearts and minds are with those in the path of Hurricane Irma. May Hashem protect them all, to be safe and whole.

This weekend is Chai Elul, a special date on the Chassidic calendar. Read all about it in our online calendar's Jewish History section.

This Sunday's events include:

  • 3-5 pm: Hebrew Magical & Musical Shirly Show for mothers and children 0-9. Last day to get tickets for $10 off
  • 6-8 pm: CTeen Kickoff, Bowling & Pizza Tailgate Party! Bowlmor Houston, now free for #floodedwithkindness. Register at

  Cteen kickoff bowling and tailgate pizza


High Holidays with Chabad of UptownCheck out the complete service and candle lighting schedule, as well as dinners, luncheons and break fast at

 Now that US mail has returned to normal service, you should be finally receiving the new candle lighting magnet calendar that was mailed out before the storm hit. If you did not receive one, please do let us know and we will be sure to get one mailed out to you in a jiffy! 

PARSHAWatch this moving 2 min clip of a lesson from the Parsha and Harvey 

PARSHAAll About Bikkurim - First Fruits

Even important personages, such as the king of Israel, placed baskets on their shoulders and proceeded until the Temple Courtyard. more...


Shabbos Parshas Ki Savo

Friday, September 8
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 7:17 pm

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

Sunday, September 10
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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