Printed from ChabadUptown.org

Updates

Thoughts, notes and happenings...

Chabad of Uptown and personal diary updates! Please comment on our posts, we would love to hear from you!

🎼 Song, Friends 🍇Fruits

Looking forward to an amazing week at Chabad of Uptown and YJP Houston! Please join us! See complete schedule below!

We have some amazing Purim events in store for you, stay tuned for more details!

  • This week's Torah reading contains the "song at the sea" sung by the Children of Israel upon their deliverance from the Egyptians, when the Red Sea split to allow them to pass and then drowned their pursuers. Hence this Shabbat is designated as Shabbat Shirah, "Shabbat of song."

    Our sages tell us that the birds in the sky joined our ancestors in their singing; for this reason it is customary to put out food for the birds for this Shabbat (to avoid the possibility of transgressing the laws of Shabbat, the food should be put out before Shabbat). Links: The Chassidic Masters on songMiriam's song
  • Wednesday is Tu B'Shevat which marks the beginning of a "New Year for Trees." This is the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.

    Legally, the "New Year for Trees" relates to the various tithes that must be separated from produce grown in the Holy Land. We mark the day by eating fruit, particularly from the "Seven Kinds" that are singled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land (wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates). On this day we remember that "Man is a tree of the field" (Deuteronomy 20:19) and reflect on the lessons we can derive from our botanical analogue. For more on Tu B'Shevat go here.

    Join the Tu B'Shvat Floral Workshop  & Social at River Oaks Plant House! www.chabaduptown.org/floral

  Tu B'Shvat Floral Workshop

Shabbos Shira, Parshas Beshalach

Friday, January 26
Candle Lighting and Mincha at 5:36 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos, January 27
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:35 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:33 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 28
FCYA museum with friends.jpegShacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
FCYA - goes to the Museum at 10:30 am - RSVP required

Monday, January 29
Shacharis at 6:45 am

Tuesday, January 30
Parsha Class at 12 pm
JLI Course on Communication at 7:30 pm 

Wednesday, January 31 - Tu B'Shvat
Community Floral Workshop - RSVP Required - at 7:30 pm
www.chabaduptown.org/floral
(YJP class will be combined with the community floral workshop)

Thursday, February 1
Shacharis at 6:45 am
Chassidus at 12 pm
Chassidus at 8 pm

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

NEW minyans! ❀ Flowers, anyone?

New initiative: A minyan every time we read the Torah! So we have now added to our Shul schedule: Mondays, Thursdays, Fast Days etc. - in addition to Sunday, Shabbos and Rosh Chodesh!

Upcoming January events:

  • THIS WEEK: JLI Communication Art & Soul - by Rabbi Moishe Traxler: 6 week Tuesday course,  Jan 23rd - Feb 27th - More info >
  • YJP Weekly Wednesday dinner, class & social this week is dedicated to mark the first Yartzeit of Ruvin Baskin, a"h 
  • FCYA goes to the HMNS, Sunday Jan. 28, 10:30 am - www.yjphouston.org
    Join volunteers of  YJP Houston  with FCYA ( Friendship Circle of Houston  - Young Adults) to visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science together with Young Adults with special needs for a morning of fun, camaraderie and integration. 
  • Community Tu B'Shvat Floral Workshop & Social with a professional designer at River Oaks Plant House, Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 pm. www.chabaduptown.org/floral. Floral workshop followed by light eats, drinks and cigars


PARSHA: G-d's Army

To be successful in this relentless inner struggle, we need to build up an arsenal of meditations and exercises that strengthen our willpower and self-control. more...


Shabbos Parshas Bo

 

Friday, January 19
Candle Lighting & MIncha at 5:30 pm
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm

Shabbos, January 20
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 5:30 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:27 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 21
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT - Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

Monday, January 22
Shacharis at 6:45 am

Thursday, January 25 - Yud Shevat
Shacharis at 6:45 am
Yud Shevat Farbrengen at 8 pm with Rabbi Yossi Groner of Charlotte, NC at CLC, 10900 Fondren Road

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

Is Hashem Vengeful?

  • YJP Houston goes to Holocaust Museum this Sunday, Jan 14, at 3 pm, for a guided tour with Maria Itkin, including the current exhibit of "New Dimensions in Testimony," an interactive exhibit where guests will experience "virtual conversations" by "talking" with Holocaust survivors. Click here for more and to RSVP
  • Monthly Rosh Chodesh Minyan this Wednesday, Jan. 17, 6:45 am followed by 8 am breakfast sponsored by the Melnik family, of course, with radishes!
  • JLI Communication Art & Soul - 6 week Tuesday course,  Jan 23rd - Feb 27th - More info >
  • FCYA goes to the HMNS, Sunday Jan. 27, 10:30 am - www.yjphouston.org
  • Community Tu B'Shvat Floral Workshop & Social with a professional designer at River Oaks Plant House, Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 pm. www.chabaduptown.org/floral. Floral workshop followed by light eats, drinks and cigars

Tu Bshvat Floral Workshop.png


PARSHA: Is G‑d Vengeful?

So this is the famous Torah portion where we read about the beginning of the end of the Egyptians. Why all the violence? more...


We extend our sincere condolences to Valerie Katz on the passing of her grandfather, Reuven ben Pesach, a"h

 

  • Shabbos dinner sponsored in in memory of Rivka bas Odela, a"h
  • Shabbos lunch sponsored by Ron Medalie in honor his father's birthday, Yaakov Chaim ben Binyomin, Dr. Jack H. Medalie

Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Va'eria

Friday, January 12
Candle Lighting at 5:24 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbos dinner sponsored in part by Roi Amrani in memory of his aunt, Rivka bas Odela, a"h www.chabaduptown.org/shabbatdinner

Shabbos, January 13
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen sponsored by Ron Medalie in honor his father's birthday, Yaakov Chaim ben Binyomin, Dr. Jack H. Medalie, a"h
Mincha at 5:25 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:21 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 14
Shacharis at 8:30 am
The real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
 

Rosh Chodesh, Wednesday, January 17 
Shacharis at 6:45 am
Followed by 8 am breakfast sponsored by the Melnik family, of course, with radishes!

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

Where is G-d when it hurts?

No news is good news. Short week following our trip to Detroit, Chicago and back home. Other than that, I've got no news for you.

However, the Jews were sunken so deep in bad news they couldn't listen to Moshe's good news. We thank Hashem for the good times and the better times.

Ah, but sometimes we feel that there are bad times. Are there "bad" times?

If I feel the times are bad times, and it hurts, is Hashem there? Read this article that follows for more.... 

Where Is G‑d When It Hurts?

The Egyptians turned our lives into a hellish nightmare and reduced our dignity to sub-humanness. Suddenly, the great and mighty G‑d of heaven and earth, who creates and governs the entire world, decided to feel our pain?  more...


 

Shabbos Parshas Shemos

Friday, January 5
Candle Lighting at 5:19 pm
Services at 6:30 pm
YJP Shabbat "in Times Square" - RSVP for First Fridays

Shabbos, January 6
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 5:20 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:16 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, January 7
Shacharis at 8:30 am
Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

Follow us on FacebookTwitter & YouTube @youngchabad!

Looking for older posts? See the sidebar for the Archive.