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You're gonna dig this punchline

An Aggie, Longhorn and Chabad Rabbi walk into a bar. They each order a round of l'chaims and wish each other long life. The Aggie says, Gig 'em! The longhorn says,

Actually, I am not going to finish the joke. No joke, a joke without a punchline, ain't a joke.

Now, don't miss the punchline! We blew it with shofar Rosh Hashana, made it a fast Yom Kippur, shook up lulav in the Sukkah - now it's time to dance up the Torah! 

What an amazing Tishrei and Sukkos celebration so far! One more Sukkot dinner under the stars to go! Tonight! Then, dance with the Torahs on Simchas Torah!

WEEKEND SCHEDULEHIGHLIGHTS:

  • Tonight, Sukkos Dinner Under Stars
  • Sunday night, warm up Hakafot
  • Monday, Yizkor & "Geshem"
  • Monday night, Main Hakafot
  • Tuesday, complete and begin Torah

Check out all of these awesome events coming up in October!

  • Simchat Torah Uptown - Dance Like a Star! Monday, October 1, 2018, 7:45 pm
    Come join us for an unbelievable, all night, happy, thrilling, stress-relieving, dance-til-you-drop, beyond belief and total excitement, feast-on-amazing-foods, l'chaims and fun for all Simchat Torah Party! www.chabaduptown.org/joy
  • Pink Shabbat - YJP First Fridays Friday, October 5, 2018, 6:45 pm
    In support of Jewish women facing the daunting challenge of cancer, First Fridays this month is PINK SHABBAT, in conjunction of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. FREE until Thursday, $18 after. Use promo code: advance www.yjphouston.org/events/pinkshabbat/
  • Oct. Tuesdays Mommy & Me - With a Jewish Twist Tuesdays 9:30 am, Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30
    The Mommy & Me program offers a great opportunity to meet other moms, share experiences, discuss child growth and development. www.chabaduptown.org/baby
  • Super Soup for Women - Taste Testing & Talk Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
    Super Soup! - Taste Testing and Talk for Women;  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

Shabbos Chol Hamoed Sukkos

-Friday, Sept. 28
- Shacharis at 6:45 am
- Lulav & Etrog Available for public use
Before 6:53 pm Light Shabbat Candles
- 6:55 pm Mincha & Evening Services (Maariv) 
- 8:00 pm Sukkot Shabbos Dinner - RSVP required

Sat. Sept. 29 
- 9:00 am Chassidus
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
- No Lulav 
Followed by kiddush in the Sukkah

- 6:55 pm Mincha 
- 7:45 pm Maariv, Havdalla (In Sukkah) and Shabbat Ends 
Living Torah Video
- 1:10 am (Sunday) Hoshana Rabba Tehillim​​​​​​​ at Chabad 10900 Fondren Rd.

Sunday, Sept. 30 - Hoshana Rabba
- 1:10 am (Sunday) Hoshana Rabba Tehillim at Chabad 10900 Fondren Rd.
- 8:00 am Shacharit Services with Lulav & Special Hoshaanot Prayers

Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah 
Sun., Sept. 30 - Shemini Atzeret 
- 6:50 pm Light Holiday Candles 
- 6:50 pm Mincha & Evening Services Hakafot-celebratory dancing - This one is only the warm up - to connect with Israel! (See main hakafot below). 

Mon., Oct. 1 - Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah 
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
- 12:15 pm Yizkor 
Teffilas Geshem 
- Say Goodbye to Sukkah
 
- 6:50 pm Mincha & Evening Services Grand Hakafot-celebratory dancing - This one is the real deal! 
- After 7:43 pm Light Holiday Candles 

Tues., Oct. 2 - Simchat Torah 
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
Hakafot-celebratory dancing 
Mincha after Hakafot 

- 7:41 pm Maariv, Havdalla & Holiday Ends

Thursday, Oct. 4 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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make a lulav ring in 10 seconds

Yom Kippur was so meaningful, with standing room only - overflowing crowds! It would not be the same without you. Thank you for making it so special!

Days of awe are followed by days of joy! Join us for the Sukkos holiday! We will have dinner on Sunday September 23, Monday September 24 and Friday September 28! Register on the website at www.chabaduptown.org/joy

Need to make a lulav ring? Learn how to make a lulav ring in 10 seconds!

 

 

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Shabbos Parshas Ha'azinu

Friday, September 21
Services at 7:00 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 7:01 pm

Shabbos, September 22
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbengen
Mincha at 7:00 pm
Class in Laws of Sukkot
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:54 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, September 23
- 8:30 am Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin

SUKKOT SCHEDULE
Sunday, September 23

- 6:59 pm Light Holiday Candles 
- 7:00 pm Mincha & Evening Services 
- 8:00 pm Sukkot Holiday Community Dinner - Under the Stars!

Monday, Sept. 24
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
- Lulav & Etrog Available for public use 
- 7:00 pm Mincha & Evening Services (Maariv) 
- After 7:51 pm Light Holiday Candles
RSVP for Sukkot Dinner 

Tuesday, Sept. 25 
- 10:00 am Morning Services 
- Lulav & Etrog Available for public use 
- 7:00 pm Mincha
- 7:50 pm Maariv, Havdalla (in Sukkah) and Holiday Ends

Chol Hamoed, Wed., Sept 26-Friday, Sept. 28
- Shacharis at 6:45 am
- Lulav & Etrog Available for public use

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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"If I could speak"

  • Packed house for services and beautiful dinners! The childrens' program was the best yet. By far, my favorite Rosh Hashana moment is when kids lined up at the bima, 3 rows deep, wide-eyed watching me blow shofar! These memories will stick with me as I hope they will stick with them. What was your favorite moment?
  • HEY TEENS! This Sunday, we will kick off the 2018-19 year of CTeen with a Challah bake with Seniors at the Brookdale Galleria.
  • We look forward to a meaningful Yom Kippur. With you! www.chabaduptown.org/services
  • It isn't too early to think about Sukkos! Please RSVP for our three Sukkos dinners under the stars, Sept. 23, 24 and 28. Indicate the date under the note field.

 

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Shabbos Shuva, Parshas Vayelech
Friday, September 14
Services at 7:15 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 7:10 pm

Shabbos, September 15
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 7:10 pm
Customary "Shabbos Shuva Drosha", laws of Yom Kippur / Sukkos
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:02 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, September 16
Shacharis at 8:30 am, Followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Kapporos 10 am - 1 pm 13235 Old Richmond Rd. 77083. Preorder 

Monday, September 17 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Yom Kippur
Tuesday, September 18
Customs of Erev Yom Kippur: Ask for lekach, Receive malkus,  Men's Mikvah at 10900 Fondren Road (Hours: 1:00 pm-6:00 pm, Members Use Card & Non-Members: $5 Adults, $2 Child), Eat festive meal with kreplach
Special Erev Yom Kippur Mincha (3:15 pm at 10900 Fondren Road),  Light 26 hour candle
Light Holiday Candles & Fast Begins 7:05pm
For Yom Kippur duration there is no eating, wearing leather shoes, lotions, washing, intimacy
Kol Nidrei 7:00pm
Children's Program    7:00-9:00pm
      
Wednesday, September 19
Morning Service    9:30am
Children's Program    11:00am-1:30pm
Yizkor Memorial Service    12:30pm
Mincha Afternoon Service    5:15pm
Neilah Closing Service    6:30pm
Havdala & Fast Ends    7:57pm
Break the Fast Light Buffet - RSVP
Kiddush Levana

Thursday, March 29 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
      
Sukkot & Simchat Torah Holiday, Service & Candle Lighting Schedule >

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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New Year Party - wild?

 

Today, Friday at 1 pm, watch and tune in to Houston Life on KPRC2, for another one of Rabbi Chaim's holiday cooking shows, making round Challah for Rosh Hashana!

Friday night is the YJP Houston September First Fridays Shanghai Shabbat!

This Shabbos, the last Shabbos before the month of Tishrei and a new year, we don't make the usually customary "Blessing of the New Month". There are a number of reasons given. The Baal Shem Tov explains: "The seventh month (Tishrei), first of the months of the year, is blessed by G-d Himself, on its Shabbat Mevorchim. With this power, Israel blesses the other months eleven times a year." Yet, we still recite tehillim and hold a farbrengen as we would on a regular Shabbos Mevarchim - see below.

Many thanks to Shlomi and Tamar of Clean Air Houston Pro for doing a wonderful job cleaning the shul's chairs in time for the New Year! They look like new!

FYI, for all of the Sept.-Oct. holidays we have secured permission for parking in the River Oaks District parking garage, level 2-6. Have you registered yet? www.chabaduptown.org/services. Complete Rosh Hashana schedule below and online here.

Save the dates for all of the upcoming holidays!

  • Rosh Hashanah:  September 9-11
  • Yom Kippur: September 18-19
  • Sukkot:  September 23-30
  • Simchat Torah: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Mazel tov to Eric and Amanda Rubenstein on the birth of a baby girl!

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Shabbos Parshas Netzavim

 

Friday, September 7
Services at 7:30 pm | RSVP for YJP First Fridays Shabbat Dinner in Shanghai
Candle Lighting at 7:19 pm

Shabbos, September 8
Tehillim at 8:30 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 7:20 pm
Ethics of our Fathers, Ch. 5 & 6
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:11 pm
Living Torah

Sunday, September 9, Erev Rosh Hashana
Selichos, Morning Service & Hataras Nedarim at 8:30 am
Rosh Hashana Evening Service 7:15 pm
Light Holiday Candles 7:16 pm
Children's Program 7:15-8:15 pm
Rosh Hashana Dinner - RSVP required, 8:15pm

Monday, September 10, Rosh Hashana Day 1
Morning Services at 9:30 am
Children's Program 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Shofar Sounding approx. 12:30 pm
Kiddush Lunch - RSVP 2:00 pm
Mincha & Family Tashlich Service 6:00 pm
Evening Service 7:30 pm
Light Holiday Candles AFTER 8:09 pm
Rosh Hashana Dinner - RSVP required 8:15 pm

Tuesday, September 11, Rosh Hashana Day 2
Morning Services at 9:30 am
Children's Program 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Shofar Sounding 12:30 pm
Kiddush Lunch - RSVP 2:00 pm
Evening Service 7:15 pm
Havdalla & Holiday Ends 8:08 pm

Have a good Shabbos, good Yom Tov & Shana Tova!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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