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Good for the birds

This past week of no school vacation, we managed to squeeze in a 36 hour trip in to visit Galveston - with no plan. Always the best of times just going with the flow and looking for all sorts of surprises - and best of all feeding the seagulls plucking right out of our hands!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • YJP Houston 1st Friday, 2019 - Invigorate Your New Year
    Celebrate the 1st Shabbat of 2019 with other Young Jewish Professionals over Shabbat Dinner. FREE until Thursday, $18 after Use promo code: advance January 4, 2019 - Services 6:30 pm, Dinner at 7:30 pm RSVP at www.yjphouston.org/events/1stfriday2019
  • Ladies Dessert & Discussion
    Ladies, of all ages, treat yourself to this fun and fast-paced panel presentation! Addressing the topic of Health in Body, Mind and Spirit. At Chabad of Uptown, January 10, 2019 - 7-8:30 pm www.chabadhouston.com/ladies

Mazel tov to Matt & Ady (Fisberg) Levine on the birth of a baby boy, Shimon (Kai Alexander)!
Mazel tov to Yossi & Karen (Nudelman) Abeshouse on the birth of a baby boy in Melbourne, Australia

 

 

PARSHAMoses and the Burning Bush

G‑d met Moses in a burning bush, and requested that he become His messenger to take the Israelites out of Egypt. more…

 


 

 

Shabbos Parshas Shemos

Friday, December 28, Teves 20
Candle Lighting at 5:13 pm
Mincha Services at 5:15 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe - Basi Legani 5719
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner sponsored by Benny & Valerie Katz in honor of the Bnai Mitzvah Ariel & Lielle Katz

Shabbos, December 29, Teves 21
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by the Pfrenger Family in honor of Nina
Mincha at 5:15 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:10 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 30, Teves 22 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin sponsored in memory and marking the first yartzeit of Ruvim ben Pesach Klebanov, a"h.
Monday, December 31, Teves 16 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, January 3, Teves 26 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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🍰 Ladies... Chazak!

LADIES! - Check on this awesome event, a ladies "Dessert & Discussion" for all ages, Thursday Jan. 10, 7-8:30 pm! Treat yourself to this fun and fast-paced panel presentation, addressing the topic of Health in Body, Mind and Spirit. In cooperation with the Chabad Centers of Houston and hosted by Chabad of Uptown....  www.chabadhouston.com/ladies

CHAZAK! This week we complete the first book of the Torah with Parshas Vayechi, announcing a resounding Chazak! Be strengthened! 

 

14 TEVES: Purim Hebron

A new pasha came into power as ruler over Hebron, and he was a Jew-hater. He lost no time in introducing new edicts against the Jewish community . . . more…


 

PARSHA:How Joseph's Coffin Ended Up in Israel

An incredible story of hope, miracles and prayer. more…

 


 

 

 

Shabbos Chazzak Parshas Vayechi

Friday, December 21, Teves 13
Candle Lighting at 5:09 pm
Mincha Services at 5:10 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe - Basi Legani 5719
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, December 22, Teves 14
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush 
Mincha at 5:10 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:06 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 23, Teves 15 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, December 24, Teves 16 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, December 27, Teves 19 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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We did it! Pics, Fast and More

We did it!

We are so thankful to everyone of the 231 of you who contributed to this campaign! We could not have done it without you! The spark ignited the flame and rocketed into a raging fire of love. May Hashem repay each and everyone of you with tenfold blessings, physically and spiritually.

We are grateful for the many beautiful messages & testimonials shared with us that may be reviewed here.

The giving party continues! Although the #SparkaStory donations will no longer be matched, please consider making your year-end donation at www.chabaduptown.org/donate, supporting the work of Chabad of Uptown and YJP Houston!

The closing of Chanukah was epic, celebrating a Shabbat Chatan with the Melnik and Busany families and ending with the YJP Houston Chanukah Boat Barty. Awesome pics here!

Today, Thursday, Tevet 5 is celebrated as a day of rejoicing in the Chabad-Lubavitch community. On this date in 1987, U.S. Federal Court issued a decision in favor of Agudas Chassidei Chabad regarding the ownership of the priceless library of the 6th Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn. The ruling was based on the idea that a Rebbe is not a private individual but a communal figure synonymous with the body of Chassidim. The Lubavitcher Rebbe (Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak's son-in-law and successor) urged that the occasion be marked with time devoted to study from Torah books ("sefarim") as well as the acquisition of new Torah books. Links: Books with SoulsThe Rebbe's Library, Chabad.org online library

This coming Tuesday, Tevet 10 is observed as a day of fasting, mourning and repentance, in remembrance of the siege of Jerusalem. We refrain from food and drink from daybreak to nightfall (5:51 am-5:52 pm in Houston), and add the Selichot and other special supplements to our prayers. (More recently, Tevet 10 was chosen to also serve as a "general kaddish day" for the victims of the Holocaust, many of whose day of martyrdom is unknown.) Complete service schedule below. 

 

PARSHACan We Tolerate Tolerance?

Has someone accused you of lacking tolerance and in the process became intolerant toward you? more…

 

 

Shabbos Parshas Vayigash

Friday, December 14
Candle Lighting at 5:06 pm
Mincha Services at 5:05 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, December 15
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored by the Pfrenger family in honor of Jessica Pfrenger
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:03 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, December 16 - Shacharis at 8:30 am
Monday, December 17 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Tuesday, December 18, Fast of 10 Teves
Fast Begins 5:51 am
Shacharis at 6:45 am
Mincha at 5:00 pm
Maariv and Fast Ends at 5:52 pm

Thursday, December 20 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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🎇 Spark Your Story is NOW

Spark a Storywww.ChabadUptown.org/story 

IS LIVE NOW!

SPARK YOUR STORY! SPARK OUR STORY!

Do you have a burning desire to make a difference?

Chabad of Uptown &  YJP Houston have an amazing opportunity to raise $90,000 for our educational, community, family, seniors, CTeen and of course YJP programming.

THE COMMUNITY & YJP MATCHERS SPARKING THIS STORY:

➤ Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates
➤ Phil Ernst & Batami Baskin
➤ Ron & Mollie Karni
➤ Melnik Family
➤ Maurice Purcell
➤ Red Capital in memory of 'ליאור ע"ה בן דוד שי
➤ Seth & Rivka Weisberg

HOW THE CAMPAIGN WORKS:

Every dollar you donate will be TRIPLED!

$100 grows into $300!
$180 grows into $540!
$1000 grows into $3,000!
$1,800 grows into $5,400!

But it's all or nothing! We must reach our $90,000 goal TODAY. If we don’t reach our goal, we’ll return your donation.

Please Donate now! www.chabaduptown.org/story

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

At Chabad of Uptown / YJP Houston we have been able to increase our programming, and share the warmth and joy of Judaism in the most digestible manner that Chabad is known and loved for. 

Our YJP division is a premiere Young Adult organization in Houston, offering regular Jewish programming for young professionals all year round. Our famed “First Fridays”, Mega Holiday events, Weekly Dinner & Class, Volunteer opportunities, Mentoring, weddings, and lots of babies are all part of the YJP success. 

Your participation and support have made all of this possible! 

Please support Chabad of Uptown / YJP Houston's only annual fundraiser of the year; your gift of $50, $100, $180 or any amount you can afford will generate a net value of 3X that amount, making you our partner in our vital work for the Jewish community.

ABOUT CHABAD OF UPTOWN
Chabad of Uptown is located in the heart of the trendy Uptown area, near the Galleria, River Oaks and Memorial areas, offering Shabbat services, classes, holiday programs, a vibrant young professionals group and a mommy and me among other outreach activities.

With special thanks to the visionaries at:

Chanukah & Mazels!

  •  All aboard! Last minute sailors still welcome! Join an awesome 3 hours Chanukah boat party for young professionals! Use coupon code sillysailor to save $5! www.yjphouston.org/events/cruise
  • The Post Oak Menorah Lighting & Glow Party was lit! Check out the photos of happy faces here!
  • Besides the YJP boat party, check out Sunday's Chanukah events with Chabad on The Galveston StrandJersey Village City Hall, Car Menorah Parade and Houston City Hall!
  • The CTeen Shabbaton is on the calendar!  A nice group has been formed and flight deposits has been made! Is your teen going to the weekend of their life? Check out this video recap and testimonials from last year. Sign up with with the Uptown Houston group! www.cteen.com/shabbaton
  • Mazel tov Irit & Yony Busany and the entire Melnik & Busany families on their wedding! Please join us for the customary Sheva Berachot to be held at the Shabbos kiddush lunch sponsored by the Busany family!

 

 

PARSHA: How Did Joseph Become the Most Politically Powerful Jew in History?

How did Joseph have the proper leadership skills to be the most politically powerful Jew of all time? more…

 


 

 

Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Teves, Chanukah, Parshas Mikeitz

Friday, December 7, Chanukah 6th Candle
Light Chanukah candles before Shabbos Candle Lighting at 5:04 pm
Mincha Services at 5:05 pm
Study of Timeless lessons of the Rebbe
Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 6:30 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, December 8
Chassidus at 9 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Kiddush, Farbengen & Sheva Berachos sponsored by Busany Family in honor of Irit & Yoni Busany
Mincha at 5:05 pm
Shiur in Halachot
Maariv, Shul 7th Chanukah Candle, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 6:01 pm
Living Torah
At home make Havdalla before Chanukah candles

Sunday, December 9 - Shacharis Rosh Chodesh Teves II at 8:30 am
Followed by Sheva Brochot Breakfast, sponsored by Rabbi Chaim & Chanie in honor of Irit & Yoni Busany

YJP Chanukah Boat Party 4:30 pm - www.yjphouston.org

Monday, December 10, Day 8 of Chanukah - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, December 13 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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