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Kick & Lift Off!

This weekend officially kicks off the liturgical part of the High Holidays with Selichos on Saturday night (or AKA Sunday morning) at 1:15 am. We will kick off the High Holidays series of Selichos prayers, recited in preparation for the "Days of Awe" of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. 

Elchonon Reizes is visiting Chabad of Uptown for Shabbos! Please come by and meet our CTeen director, Naomi Bier's fiancé. Shabbos day Kiddush is sponsored in their honor! (See below) Mazel tov!  

  • See complete schedule for the coming week (including Selichos) below 
  • High Holidays information and schedule online at www.chabaduptown.org/services
  • For those who have paid their voluntary membership, we say thank you! If you have not yet, please consider supporting your shul at www.chabaduptown.org/membership  
  • Order your lulav and esrog set here. Be sure to put "Uptown" in the note section.

Talking about CTeen, check out this awesome article by our CTeen leader, Nina Pfrenger! Way to go Nina!

nina nasa.jpegCTEEN IN OUTER SPACE - Hey y’all! My name is Nina Pfrenger and if you didn’t already guess from the “y’all” I live in Houston, Texas and am currently a senior at a public high school. About a year and a half ago, at the 2017 Cteen Shabbaton, my journey to become more observant started. After the Shabbaton I took on dressing tznius, modestly, and Passover that same year I started keeping Shabbos. (Thanks to the amazing Lazaroff family for hosting me every week!) It wasn’t long before I was keeping more and more mitzvot.

Throughout my junior year, I participated in an online course called NASA High School Aerospace Scholars (or HAS for short). It was through this program that during the summer I had an amazing opportunity to attend a week long onsite program at none other than “Houston, we have a problem’s” NASA.

I heard about this program from a girl at my Chabad House who participated the year prior to me. She told me that they were extremely accommodating to letting her wear skirts, keep kosher, and keep Shabbos. As someone who wants to go into mechanical engineering this sounded like the best thing ever!

Read more and see what happens next, here!


Shabbos Selichos Parshas Ki Savo

Friday, August 31
Candle Lighting at 7:27 pm
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, September 1
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush sponsored anonymously in honor of the engagement of Elchonon Reizes (who will be with us for Shabbos) and Naomi Bier
Mincha at 7:25 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 3 & 4
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:20 pm
Living Torah
Selichos at 1:15 am (Sunday early morning)

Sunday, September 2 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, September 3 - Selichos & Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, September 6 - Selichos & Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Light up!

Colorful lazaroffuptown 5779-01 150dpi.jpgNow, for the 12th Chabad center in Houston, and 29th in Texas, Chabad opens a permanent center in Cypress, marking the first anniversary of Harvey. Read more in this week's JHV.

This week, we welcome our new intern, Chava Baum! Chava will be with us at Chabad of Uptown through the holidays. She will doing the CKids children's program and other projects. Please give her a warm Texas welcome!

Look out in your mail for the this year's Shabbat candle and Parsha magnet calendar sponsored by River Oaks Plant House and Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Associates. If you did not get one, stop by to pick one up and / or send us your mailing address so we can add you for the future!

Join us for the High Holidays! All the info is at www.chabaduptown.org/services

Your support of Chabad of Uptown makes the world a better place. Thank you for doing your part at www.chabaduptown.org/donate


 

5 Powerful Insights From the Rebbe - Ki Teitzei

Enjoy four short thoughts and a video adapted from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Parshat Ki Teitzei. more…


 

Shabbos Parshas Ki Seitzei

 

Friday, August 24
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 7:35 pm

Shabbos, August 25
Chassidus at 9:00 am by our new intern, Chava Baum
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 7:35 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 1 & 2
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:28 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, August 26 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, August 27 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, August 30 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Get High!

shana tova bitmoji.jpgWe are deep in Elul. It's high time we get high tide up for the High Holy Days!

www.chabaduptown.org/services 

At Chabad of Uptown, we are very proud of the special inclusive environment we have created where everyone feels comfortable and welcome in a beautiful, exquisite setting. Chabad is a home for every kind of Jew. Because at Chabad we just consider you “Jewish”. No Labels. No Differences. So join us for a most inspiring and meaningful High Holiday experience, in a very special place; a place for someone just like you!

SERVICES ARE FREE! - No Tickets, Membership or Affiliation Necessary!

  • Beautiful Location in heart of Houston!
  • Traditional services blended with contemporary messages 
  • Hebrew-English prayer books provided 
  • FREE! No tickets, membership or affiliation necessary - RSVP free here
  • For voluntary membership, sponsorship and reserved seats, click here 
  • Dinners, Luncheons & Break Fast - RSVP required 

Shabbos Parshas Shoftim

Friday, August 17
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 7:42 pm

Shabbos, August 18
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:40 pm
Ethics of our Fathers Ch. 6
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:36 pm
Kiddush Levana
Living Torah

Sunday, August 19 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, August 20 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, August 23 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Never be the victim

Our hearts and minds are with Israel as we once again face the onslaught of violence. May Hashem protect our brethren in Israel, especially in the South.

However, we the Jewish people survive many acts against us. This is because we are in control and will never allow ourselves to be defined as a victim. As Rabbi Sacks writes and points the lesson we can learn from this week's Parsha Re'eh. 

Jews came to it through the life-changing teachings of Moses, especially in the book of Deuteronomy. They are epitomised in the opening verses of our parsha.

See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you heed the commandments of the L‑rd your G‑d that I am giving you today; and the curse, if you do not heed the commandments of the L‑rd your G‑d, but stray from the way I am commanding you today … 

Throughout Deuteronomy, Moses keeps saying: don’t think your future will be determined by forces outside your control. You are indeed surrounded by forces outside your control, but what matters is how you choose. Everything else will follow from that. Choose the good and good things will happen to you. Choose the bad, and eventually you will suffer. Bad choices create bad people who create bad societies, and in such societies, in the fullness of time, liberty is lost. I cannot make that choice for you.

 

On Not Being a Victim

How can you be a victim and yet not see yourself as a victim without being guilty of denial, or deliberate forgetfulness, or wishful thinking? more…


 

 

larry scott tefillin.jpgMy, how they have grown! This perfect reenactment throwback of Mendel helping Larry put on tefillin is priceless!

The August session of the Tuesday Mommy & Me is in full swing! Join us on  Tuesdays at 9:30 am!

Mazel tov to the Sherman / Kislyuk family on the Bar Mitzvah of David Sherman. Please note that, on Sunday, the Rosh Chodesh minyan will be at 10 am (and not at the usual 8:30 am).

As the month of Divine Mercy and Forgiveness it is a most opportune time for teshuvahprayercharity, and increased Ahavat Yisrael in the quest for self-improvement and coming closer to G-d. One Elul custom is to include the daily sounding of the shofar as a call to repentance, that begins this Sunday!


Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Elul, Parshas Re'eh

Friday, August 10
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 7:49 pm

Shabbos, Rosh Chodesh Elul I, August 11
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Rosh Chodesh Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:50 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 5
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:44 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, Rosh Chodesh Elul II, August 12 - Shacharis & First Shofar Blast - Bar Mitzvah of David Joshua Sherman at 10:00 am
Monday, August 13 - Shacharis (& Shofar) at 6:45 am
Thursday, August 16 - Shacharis (& Shofar) at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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Can you hear me?

Shema Yisroel, Listen oh Israel. In the Parsha last week and this week, Hashem asks us to listen. We say  it every day in daily prayers and before we go to bed.

Mindfulness is to hear the pulse of the world around us. 

People share so much wisdom, but have a hard time listening. As Rabbi Jonathan Sacks puts it, "When we speak, we tell others who and what we are. But when we listen, we allow others to tell us who they are."  If we can’t listen to other people, then we certainly can’t listen to Hashem.

Rather than filter out social media and real friends who speak and think differently than us, let's give ourselves the gift of listening. Not only does it make us wiser, it also trains us to have the humility to listen to Hashem, transform ourselves even when not convenient, and be more spiritual as a result.

Have a Good Shabbos of Listening!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie 


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Time for Membership! In keeping with the teaching of the Torah that has become a hallmark of Chabad worldwide that "all Jews are one family", we recognize every fellow Jew as a member of our Shul. Our services including the High Holidays are open to all and a warm seat is waiting for you. In order to create a financially secure platform for the ongoing activities of the Shul, there is an opportunity to participate as a member with annual fees. www.chabaduptown.org/membership

However, for first time Shul members, we have  Birthright Membership which is a full year of membership at the Shul - Free of Charge. Please note; this offer is to anyone who is not a member at ours or any other Shul previously. To download the application form for Shul membership at Chabad of Uptown click here.


In the Family News 

Mazel tov to Naomi Bier on her engagement to Elchonon Reizes of Brooklyn, NY!

We wish sincere condolences to Larry Scott on the passing of his father, Herman Scott, of blessed memory.


Shabbos Mevarchim, Parshas Eikev

Friday, August 3
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for First Fridays YJP DIY Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 7:55 pm

Shabbos Mevarchim, August 4
Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:55 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 4
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:50 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, August 5 - Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, August 6 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, August 9 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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