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July is on!

This Shabbos is 17 Tammuz, that marks the beginning of The Three Weeks period of mourning which culminates on the 9th of Av, commemorating the conquest of Jerusalem, the destruction of the Holy Temple and the dispersion of the Jewish people.

Tammuz 17 was instituted as a fast day. This year, however, the actual fast is held on Sunday, due to the holiness of Shabbos.

Shabbos is a taste of a perfected world, where it is all transformed to holiness, the way it will be when Moshiach comes. This year we get to taste a transformed fast day of 17 Tammuz on Shabbos, while it is actually observed on the next day, Sunday. 

May we merit to witness the completely transformed world, with the coming of Moshiach, Amen!


FCYA drumming incon.PNGThis past Sunday we had a truly remarkable event when volunteers of YJP Houston - Young Jewish Professionals Houston joined with FCYA (Friendship Circle of Houston – Young Adults) for a drum circle with Young Adults with disABILITIES for fun, camaraderie and integration!

CALENDAR OF JULY EVENTS:


  • Friday night dinner sponsored by Seth & Rivka Weisberg
  • Kiddush lunch sponsored by Israel Lachovsky and Helena Barker

Shabbos Parshas Balak

Friday, June 29, 16 Tammmuz
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm

Shabbos, June 30, 17 Tammuz
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 6
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:07 pm
Living Torah
Observance of Three Week period of mourning begins

Sunday, July 1, Fast of 17 Tammuz (observed)
Fast Begins 4:55 am
Shacharis at 8:30 am, with Torah Reading
Mincha at 7:45 pm, with Torah Reading
Fast Ends & Maariv at 8:54 pm
Light Refreshments

Monday, July 2, 19 Tammuz - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Rabbi Chaim 19 Tammuz birthday Men's farbrengen at 7:30 pm

Thursday, July 5, 22 Tammuz - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Sunday FCYA & new Talmud class

We just got back from a very inspiring trip to NY for Gimmel Tammuz, followed by a conference for Shluchim for Young Proffesionals

This Shabbos we welcome back Marissa Finkelman to Houston!

We will also say goodbye to Michael Rose and Raphi Rose wishing them much success as they move from Houston! Truthfully, "Chassidim don't say goodbye", so see ya again real soon!

FCYA Drumming with Friends this Sunday, 11 am! Make a difference in a special young adult's life! Click for more info and to register.

NEW TALMUD CLASS: The Thursday noon class, we will now turn to unpacking the study of Talmud. Feel free to join us for stimulating and engaging conversation!

Condolences to Ron Roseman on the passing of his mother, Leah bas Yehudah Leib, Lillian Sinofsky Roseman, in Tucson. He will be sitting shiva in Austin. Reply to this email for the address.


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Shabbos Parshas Chukas

Friday, June 22
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm

Shabbos, June 23
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbengen, sponsored in part in honor of Sara Pfrenger
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 5 
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:07 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 24 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, June 25 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, June 28 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Prayers for you

This Shabbos is 3 Tammuz, the 24th yartzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The day of the yartzeit of a tzaddik traditionally a day for reflection, learning, prayer, re-commitment and, above all, positive action.

We will be in New York to visit the Rebbe's resting place, known as "the Ohel", before Shabbos. Throughout our history, the holy resting places of the righteous have served as our spiritual oases. The gravesites of our patriarchs and matriarchs, as well as those of our great sages, are viewed in our tradition as places of prayer and introspection and have provided solace to us for millennia. The Rebbe would frequent the resting place of his father-in-law, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Joseph Isaac Schneersohn, of righteous memory, where he would stand and pray for hours on behalf of the thousands of people who sent him their requests.

Today, many people visit the Rebbe's resting place—known as the Ohel—each day, and many more send in their requests for prayers and blessings.

It will be our honor to bring letters and blessing requests on behalf of you and your family by replying to this email. While writing the letter or email, remember to include the Hebrew names of the people you are asking requests for, as well as their mother's Hebrew name. It is also customary to commit to add one more Mitzvah, as a merit to receive G-d's blessings.

With warmest wishes that everyone's heartfelt prayers be fulfilled,

 Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

P.S.  Chabad of Uptown services will still be in regular minyan schedule! Please come support the minyan! (Shabbos dinner and lunch will have to wait until next week :))


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YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: Sunday June 24, Drum for a Cause! FCYA Drum Circle with Friends . Join volunteers of YJP Houston – Young Jewish Professionals Houston with FCYA (Friendship Circle of Houston – Young Adults) for a drum circle with Young Adults with disABILITIES for two hours of fun, camaraderie and integration.

* Pancakes & Waffles Station, All the choice toppings
* Mock & Real Mimosas
* Soft Drinks, Coffee & TEa

FREE ADMISSION. RSVP REQUIRED

FCYA Planning Committee: Matan Agam, Batami Baskin, Naomi Bier, Maya Ben-Bassat, Natalia Bubis, Marcie Dinkin, Sam Kronman, Rachel & Elliott Levine, Danielle Resh, Erica Thum


MOMMY'S & BABIES: Enjoy the Summer July, with 5 Tuesday workshops for mother and baby from newborn to two years of age. The Mommy & Me program offers a great opportunity to meet other moms, share experiences, discuss child growth and development. Of course, the mothers and children will enjoy songs, music, games and arts & crafts. A great beginning to your child's Jewish education. You'll never want to miss a day! For Ages Newborn - 2 yrs., Tuesdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 9:30 am. $5 per class | Click Here to Register Now


Shabbos Gimmel Tammuz, Parshas Korach

Friday, June 15
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting & Mincha at 8:03 pm

Shabbos, June 16
Services at 10 am
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 4
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:05 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 17 - Shacharis at 8:30 am
Monday, June 18 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, June 21 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Aliya to holy places

Please join us Shabbos day for a kiddush in honor of two great people making aliya and joining the IDF this summer, Matthew Minchen & Sara Pfrenger.

This Wednesday and Thursday is Rosh Chodesh Tammuz! In addition to our regular Sunday, Monday and Thursday minyanim, we will have our monthly Rosh Chodesh minyan and breakfast on Wednesday morning, June 13 at 6:45 am! 

Next Shabbos is Gimmel Tammuz, the Rebbe's yartzeit. We will be visiting the Rebbe's ohel. It will be our honor to bring letters and blessing requests on behalf of you and your family by replying to this email. While writing the letter or email, remember to include the Hebrew names of the people you are asking requests for, as well as their mother's Hebrew name. It is also customary to commit to add one more Mitzvah, as a merit to receive G-d's blessings.

Mazel tov on the double Bat Mitzvah celebration this Shabbos of Guya Babila & Lea Forge!

We share our heartfelt condolences to Ami Koret on the passing of his wife Sharona Koret, a"h. Funeral and shiva will be held in Israel.


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Shabbos Mevarchim Tammuz, Parshas Shlach

 

Friday, June 8
Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:03 pm

Shabbos, June 9
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farengen sponsored by the Minchen and Pfrenger families in honor of Matthew Minchen and Sara Pfrenger making aliya!
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 3
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:02 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 10 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, June 11 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Wednesday, June 13, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz I - Shacharis at 6:45 am 
Thursday, June 14, Rosh Chodesh Tammuz II - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Love, Just Because

  1. Let's keep it brief!
  2. It's hot! 
  3. We made a quick trip to Austin for a wedding last night
  4. Mendel is home for Shabbos! Come by to say hi!
  5. Chanie's sister, Sara & Rabbi Mendel Perlstein are here this Shabbos too! Come by to say hi, twice!
  6. Noir et Blanc - YJP Houston June First Fridays tonight! 
  7. More amazing things to come!


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Shabbos Parshas Beha'alosecha
Friday, June 1

Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:00 pm | RSVP for YJP Houston's First Fridays, Noir et Blanc Shabbat! www.yjphouston.org/events/noirblanc

 

Shabbos, June 2
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 2
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:59 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, June 3 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, June 4 - Shacharis at 6:45 a,m
Thursday, June 7 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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