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Chanukah is a great time to show your Jewish pride, rise up and spread the light to fill this world with goodness and kindness. If you need a menorah kit, complete with candles and dreidel - let us know! Have we got a menorah for you! :)

We hope to see you for the celebrations and wish you a Happy Chanukah to you and yours. May the Chanukah lights, increase the positivity in your life, filling it all year round with the true light of this world and that is the light of Torah. Consider joining a Torah class to take the light of Chanukah with you, all year round.

With best wishes,

Rabbi Chaim, Chanie & Clan

Tonight we kick of Chanukah with Chabad of Uptown at the YJP Houston PreChanukah First Fridaysfor Young Professionals! Homemade Challah, Appetizer Salmon Latkes, Spinach & Maccabeet Salad, Brocolli Salad, Matzah Ball Chicken Soup, Pulled Beef, Schwarma Chicken, Potato Blintzes, Onion Mushroom Marmalade, Assorted Chanukah Cookies and so much more! Are you coming? www.yjphouston.org

Was great kicking off Chanukah with:

Check out our Chanukah section with everything you need to know at www.chabaduptown.org/chanukah

 

 

PARSHA: Destiny or Free Will?   
Does Judaism believe in destiny? Do we believe that G‑d is in control of all that transpires in the universe, that every human being is playing a predetermined role in a vast Divine plan? Or, do we believe in the freedom of every human being to choose a path, and to experience the consequences of those decisions? more…

 

 


Shabbos Mevarchim Kislev, Parshas Vayeishev

 

Friday, November 30
Candle Lighting at 5:04 pm
Mincha Services at 5:05 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe
Kabblat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for YJP First Fridays - PreChanukah Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, December 1
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbengen sponsored by Alon & Tal Mandel & Family in honor of their new baby Shira
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Shiur in Laws of Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:00 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 2 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, December 3, Day 1 of Chanukah
Shacharis at 6:45 am
Glow Chanukah on Post Oak at 6:30 pm

Thursday, December 6, Day 4 of Chanukah - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Giving Thanks

At Chabad of Uptown we believe in an open-door policy, where everyone is welcome regardless of affiliation, background or financial status. We not require annual membership dues nor building fund payments. Yet, we still have bills to pay. A crucial element of support for Chabad's work comes from hard-working individuals, in our Chai Club, who have committed to a monthly contribution. Your monthly donation adds up and makes a great difference in covering Chabad's operational budget! So today we are thankful for your support and we just want to say: Thanks for giving!  To join our monthly Chai Club visit www.chabaduptown.org/donate and check off recurring to make it monthly!

We are also grateful for those that have included Chabad of Uptown in your legacy planning / will.  Your love of the Jewish people and community will ensure Jewish continuity for many years to come.RSVP and / or get your discounted YJP tickets now for our Chanukah events!

Mazel tov Naomi (Bier) and Elchonon Reizes on their wedding! This Shabbos, we will be hosting Sheva brachos for Naomi (Bier) and Elchonon Reizes for Friday night dinner on Nov. 23 and Shabbos day kiddush lunch on Nov. 24. Please let us when you can join, to share in the Simcha!

 

 

Why G-d Listens to Rachel

All day, I couldn’t shake the haunting image of a child, shaken from sleep, startled out of complacency, crying instinctively for his mother. more…

 


 

Shabbos Parshas Vayishlach

 

Friday, November 23
Candle Lighting at 5:05 pm
Minchah Service at 5:05 pm
Class in Timeless Lessons of the Rebbe
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, November 24
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush, Sheva Brachot & Farbengen
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Class in Laws of Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:01 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, November 25 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, November 26 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Tuesday, Yud Tes Kislev, November 27 - Rosh Hashana for Chassidus, 10900 Fondren Road Farbrengen with Rabbi Moshe Gourarie at 8 pm
Thursday, November 29 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Cat's away, play!

Thank you so much to everyone who shared their heartfelt birthday wishes to Chanie.

The adrenaline only continued with the news that her father had suffered a heart attack, in the ambulance, enroute to emergency care. BH, he is doing well and recovering at remarkable speed. That triggered the need for Chanie to join Naomi for her flight to her wedding in NY, that was leaving yesterday. Well, that turned out to be an adventure, with canceled flights, multiple airports, transferring to airlines that may fly at least closest north so they can then drive to NY in time for Shabbos. All is well that ends well, they got booked a flight to Baltimore and drove a one way rental to NY and are now settling in, in Crown Heights.

The Cat may go away, it doesn't mean its gonna be easy! :)

So, please join Rabbi Chaim and the mice that play while the cat is away for Shabbos davenings, dinner and lunch! Schedule below.

Please join us for the upcoming Chanukah events!

  

Please say a prayer and join us to wish a speedy recovery to Chanie's father, Shlomo ben Bluma

Mazal tov Alon & Tal Mandel on the birthday of their daughter Shira!

 

 

PARSHA: Can G-d Be Stolen?

The very fact that one can steal an idol shows the pettiness of ascribing supernatural powers to figures of stone and metal. more…

 


 

 

Shabbos Parshas Vayeitzei​​​​​​

Friday, November 16
Candle Lighting at 5:08 pm
Mincha ay 5:10 pm
Class: Timeless Lessons from the Rebbe
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, November 17
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 5:10 pm
Class in Laws of Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:06 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, November 18 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, November 19 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, November 22 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

 

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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NEW for Friday nights

Now that the clocks have changed we are going to try something new. Kabbolas Shabbos / Maariv will continue to be at 6:30 pm throughout the winter regardless of when candle lighting is. For those who would like to daven Mincha in shul, we will daven Mincha at candle lighting time as well. We use to just hang out until 6:30 pm.  Now, we will introduce a new class: studying the Rebbe's teachings (a sicha) directly from the source text on Friday night, as time allows, between Mincha and Maariv at 6:30 pm.

Last Call for Friendship Walk this Sunday! https://houstonfriendshipwalk.rallybound.org/

Conference last weekend was over the top! Check out Rabbi Chaim's profile for a flavor and the replay of the banquet highlights at www.chabaduptown.org/kinus

 

 

PARSHAIs Excessive Wealth a Virtue or a Vice?

Isn’t wealth the negative consequence of greed and unbridled ambition? Is wealth a virtue or a vice? more…

 

 

 

Shabbos Parshas Toldos

Friday, November 9
Candle Lighting & MIncha at 5:11 pm
Class in Rebbe's teaching on Parsha

Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, November 10
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by Chanan & Vanessa Wp;d
Mincha at 5:10 pm
Class in Laws of Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:06 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, November 11 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, November 12 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, November 15 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Pittsburgh is Steel

MItzvah for PittsburghShabbos is supposed to be a day of peace. Last Shabbos, it's peace was shattered to pieces. This has been a very sad week for the Jewish community, for Americans and for all loving people everywhere.

Pittsburgh is known as the Steel City.

People who attack the Jews fail to understand the very fabric we are made up of - We are unbreakable and indestructible. It's been tried on every corner of this planet and failed miserably - We are incredibly strong and always will be. We are steel. We are iron.

Not only don't we break, yet like the olive - the more it is crushed, the more oil it produces. The resilience of our nation when tested, shines forth powerfully.

The Jewish response has always been: 
Where 1 Jew was knocked down, 5 Jews will stand.
Where 11 candles were extinguished, 100 more (Shabbat Candles)  will be lit.
Where one Jew was murdered, 10 more will be born.
Where one shul was shattered, 10 more will be strengthened. 
Where one Minyan was emptied, 10 more will be filled.

They woke up a lion ..a sleeping lion. The  Jewish people’s response will be so powerful and united it will defeat every enemy and we will come out of this stronger than ever-

You shoot eleven we will build 11 thousand- am yisrael chai

We must  revive our Jews centers and  fill them with Jewish vitality and Jewish hope.  Pause and remember this for your entire life: "They can cut down all the flowers  in the world, yet they  can never stop the spring from coming "

You are the spring to make sure that that the melody of  these innocent lives will never ever be interrupted! Not only will we remember their  deaths, we will continue their lives, their values, their ideals..their davening... their Shabbos and Jewish homes.

  • Fight darkness with light, resolve to do a mitzvah in memory of the deceased and for a speedy recovery of the wounded.  www.mitzvah4pittsburgh.com
  • Make the world a safer place, starting with mezuzos in your own home! Let me know if you would like to check or get a mezuzah! www.chabaduptown.org/pittsburgh
  • #ShowUpforShabbat!  Even if you don't usually attend synagogue, please do so this upcoming Shabbat. Every shul in the world should be full to capacity.

I am a Jew and I am proud!

UPCOMING:

  • Sun. Nov. 4: 6 pm Live Broadcast: Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries Join over 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries and their guests as they celebrate at the annual banquet, the culmination of a five-day International Conference of Emissaries www.chabaduptown.org/kinus
  • Sun. 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 for Chabad of Uptown signature Chanukah events!
    • Monday, Second Night of Chanukah, December 3 - Community Glow in the Dark 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

 

 

PARSHA: Making the Count of Our Days Count

Each day of our lives presents us with endless possibilities. We constantly stand at the crossroads of choice. more…

 

 

 

Shabbos Parshas Chayei Sarah

Friday, November 2
Candle Lighting at 6:16 pm
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for YJP First Fridays - Fall Edition Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, November 3
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbengen
Mincha at 6:15 pm
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:10 pm
Living Torah

*Don't forget to change your clocks Saturday night!*

Sunday, November 4 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, November 5 - Shacharis at
Thursday, November 8, Rosh Chodesh Kislev I - Shacharis at 6:45 am, followed by breakfast
Friday, November 9, Rosh Chodesh Kislev II - Shacharis at 6:45 am, followed by breakfast 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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