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This is who I am voting for

It is inspiring to see the long lines of people doing their civic duty this week at the polls. Traditionally mid term elections aren't as well represented. Why are record breaking numbers showing up at the polls? It is obvious that, this year, people are passionate about issues and making sure their voices are heard.

Perhaps we should consider all year long, what are we Jewishly passionate about? Are we making our voices heard? Does Hashem hear the sounds of Torah study, prayer and calls for Moshiach rising from our homes and Shabbos tables?

This year, let's be passionate about - and vote for - Moshiach, now!

☞ Check out and vote for your favorite pic in the photo albumfrom last Sunday when Young professionals and young adults with FCYA (Friendship Circle of Houston - Young Adults) with disABILITIES came to work together at Aishel House to create "Food for Friends". YAD Houston Volunteers prepared soup, breads and dessert in the Aishel House kitchens for patients and their families staying at Aishel House or nearby hospitals at the Texas Medical Center.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • Oct 28: Last chance to register to vote for your favorite soup this Sundaywww.chabaduptown.org/supersoup learn nutrition, enjoy mushroom barley, pea and chicken soups and have a great time! Thank you to all the Super Sponsors!
  • Nov. 2: Next week vote for Chanie's amazing cooking at YJP Houston's First Fridays - Fall edition! Celebrate Shabbat over Fall comfort food with other Young Jewish Professionals! www.yjphouston.org/events/fallshabbat
  • Nov. 9-11: Vote for teens! CTeen Texas Regional Shabbaton in S. Antonio! 
  • Nov. 11: Vote for our team at the Friendship Walk! Walking fun for the whole family for a great cause on a Sunday!
  • Dec. 3 & 9: Save the dates with your vote of confidence in our Chabad of Uptown signature Chanukah events!
    • Monday, Second Night of Chanukah, December 3 - Community Post Oak Menorah Celebration - Sponsored in part by Post Oak Bank
    • Sunday, Eighth Night of Chanukah, December 9 - YJP Houston Chanukah Boat Party - Sponsorship opportunities available

 

 

Why Is Inviting Guests Such a Mitzvah?

Bringing people into our space can be quite exposing and maybe even embarrassing, but it is one of the greatest forms of kindness and the epitome of sharing our bounty. more…

Shabbos Parshas Vayeira  

Friday, October 26
Candle Lighting at 6:22 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, October 27
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by the Shamooelian family in honor of Tziyon Moshe's birthday
Mincha at 6:25 pm
Class in Laws of Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:15 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, October 28 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, October 29 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, November 1 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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How to relate to God that allows tragedy?

Tough questions have fascinating answers!​​​​​​​ JLI Class starts this week.... Wresting with Faith, Six Tuesdays, begins Oct. 23 7:30 pm. 

Hey guys! Join us on Sunday November 11, 2018 for the annual Houston Friendship Walk at Beth Yeshurun.  Please make a secure online donation today by clicking here. You can also make your own campaign and join our YJP Houston / Chabad of Uptown team, click here. Together we can make a difference!​​​​​​​

 

PARSHADo the (Spiritual) Math

The journey of actualization is to break free of limitations. more…

 


 

Shabbos Parshas Lech Lecha

Friday, October 19
Candle Lighting at 6:29 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, October 20
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 6:30 pm
Class in Laws of Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:222 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, October 21 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, October 22 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, October 25 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Rabbi Chaim is tired tonight....Sooo really short email! You only know this because you read until the end. Want more next time? Reply!

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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what's your diet?

Super Soup Dietician workshopA month of feasting, davening and celebrating are behind is. The first complete week of the regular year is now complete. After Simchat Torah, it is a custom at the court of the Rebbes of Chabad to declare: “V’Yaakov halach l’darko”—“And Jacob went on his way” (or the modern version that came over the loudspeaker, “Hit the road, Jack”). There are two beautiful meanings for this custom:

On a simple level, Jacob symbolizes the Jewish people. Thus, “Jacob went on his way” means that after the excitement of the holidays is over, the Jewish people return to their regular path, to their normal, everyday lives, albeit uplifted by the preceding holiday season.

A second explanation adds more depth: We do not need to leave the holiness behind after the holidays are over, Jacob (the Jewish people) goes on “His way”—the way of G‑d—studying Torah and performing mitzvahs.

May the inspiration of Tishrei carry us throughout the year!

CALLING ALL LADIES!

YOUNG PROS:

  • Get your soul's diet on this week, join us on Wednesday, Oct. 17 for a YJP Houston dinner, class & social - Heaven, Hell and Afterlife
  • Join us for YAD Mitzvah Day as FCYA heads to Aishel House!  - Limited spots available! Be sure to choose "Aishel House" as your #1 choice
    Time: Sun. Oct. 31 at 10:30 am
    Place: Aishel House - 1955 University Blvd
    Needed: Happy and Cheerful faces :)
    About: Young professionals and young adults with disABILITIES will work together at Aishel House to create "Food for Friends". Volunteers will prepare soup, breads and dessert in the Aishel House kitchens for patients and their families staying at Aishel House or nearby hospitals at the Texas Medical Center. Sponsored by YJP Houston, FCYA (Friendship Circle Young Adults) and Aishel House

Tzedaka Opportunities:

  • The architect has already begun his planning in earnest for a beautiful backyard patio Sukkah and Plaza.... The first $5000 pledged on Simchas Torah towards our $30,000 goal for the Patio and Sukkah Plaza is in! Get in on the action! Together, we can make this happen.... www.chabaduptown.org/donate
  • There is also an effort to get a yartzeit board for the Shul... We have one pledge towards this project, please let us know if you would like more information
  • Don't forget to include Chabad of Uptown in your will, making your legacy make an impact in perpetuity.

Shabbos Parshas Noach

Friday, October 12
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 6:36 pm

Shabbos, October 13
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 6:30 pm
Shiur on Hilchos Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:29 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, October 14  - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, October 15 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, October 18 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Goodbye 🌴green, hello 🎀pink

Goodbye to Sukkah - Zalman Kleinman 1970 Oil on CanvasWhat an unbelievably moving, uplifting and joyous holidays, concluding with a most powerful Simchas Torah!

Now, we say "goodbye to the Sukkah" and hit the road of daily mitzvos as depicted by this most moving 1970 / 5730 piece by Zalman Kleinman, "Gezegen Zach foon der Sukkah", "Saying Goodbye to the Sukkah", oil on canvas 38x42. The scene says it all... Puddles, benches in disarray, indents of the walls - the Chassid sits alone.

  • Time to apply the dancing joy of Torah to actual Torah study! Please join us for an array of choices to study Torah with us, including the upcoming brand new JLI course, Wrestling with Faith! Check out all of our classes in the listing here.
  • Tonight, we kick off Pink October with YJP Pink Shabbat - First Fridays Shabbat Dinner www.yjphouston.org/events/pinkshabbat/
  • Tuesday begins October session of Mommy & Me with a Jewish Twist! www.chabaduptown.org/baby
  • Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM Super Soup for Women - Taste Testing & Talk - A deeper look into Jewish penicillin. Sarah E. Galicki, M.D.N., R.D.N., L.D. is a registered dietitian who specializes in weight management and nutrition counseling at Appetite Health LLC. -  https://www.yjphouston.org/events/supersoup

Mazel tov Yuval & Ady Goldberg on the birth of a baby boy, Aharon!

Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Bereishis

Friday, October 5
Services at 6:45 pm | RSVP for YJP Pink Shabbat - First Fridays Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 6:44 pm

Shabbos, October 6
Shabbos Mevarchim tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 6:45 pm
Class on Laws of Yichud  - Seclusion
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:37 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, October 7 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, October 8 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan - Tuesday & Wednesday,  October 9-10 
Shacharis at 6:45 am followed by breakfast

Thursday, October 11 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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