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Unsettled?

Kids are all unsettled! Rivky is settled in at home from camp near Montreal! Mendel settling in to be a learning counselor in camp in Kalkaska, Michigan! Levi leaves on Sunday to camp in Parksville, NY! Chaya is enjoying being a counselor in a Montreal day camp! Bluma and Menucha are enjoying the local Gan Yisroel day camp!

Hope y'all are having a wonderful summer as well...

"The Three Weeks" : During the Three Weeks, from 17th of Tamuz to the 9th of Av, we commemorate the conquest of Jerusalem, the destruction of the Holy Temple and the dispersion of the Jewish people.

Weddings and other joyful events are not held during this period; like mourners, we do not cut our hair, and various pleasurable activities are limited. (The particular mourning customs vary from community to community, so consult a competent halachic authority for details.)

Citing the verse (Isaiah 1:27) "Zion shall be redeemed with mishpat [Torah] and its returnees with tzedakah," the Rebbe urged that we increase in Torah study (particularly the study of the laws of the Holy Temple) and charity during this period.

Links: The Three Weeks

 

Leadership in Times of Darkness

If Pinchas was rewarded with the gift of his children inheriting his priesthood, why did Moses not merit the same reward? After all, Moses turned G‑d’s wrath away from the children of Israel numerous times! more…

 


 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Shabbos Mevarchim Parshas Pinchas

Friday, July 26
Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:01 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, July 27
Shabbos Mevarchim Tehillim at 8:30 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Mevarchim Lunch Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:00 pm
Ethics of of Fathers, Chapter 1
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 8:57 pm
Living Torah Video Program (15 min.)

Sunday, July 28 - Shacharis at 8:30 am followed by the real BLT = Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Monday, July 29 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, August 1 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Friday, August 2 - Rosh Chodesh Menachem Av - Shacharis at 6:45 am, followed by monthly breakfast

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

The Three Weeks are here...

Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.  The Three Weeks of Mourning observances begins this Shabbos 17 Tammuz-9 Av, including not taking haircuts. Reminder that tomorrow is a good time to freshen up that hair... www.chabaduptown.org/3weeks. The Fast of 17 Tammuz is observed on Sunday, complete schedule below.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

The Private Eye

The private unit of a married couple is so holy that it is the foundation of the family and it leads to the coming of Moshiach. more…

 


 

 

Shabbos Parshas Balak

Friday, July 19
Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:04 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, July 20
Chassidus at 9:00 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Lunch Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of of Fathers, Chapter 6
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:01 pm
Living Torah Video Program (15 min.)
Three Weeks Observances Begins

Sunday, Observance of Fast of 17 Tammuz, July 21
Fast Begins 5:08 am
Shacharis with Fast Day Torah Reading at 8:30 am
Mincha with Fast Day Torah Reading at 7:55 pm
Maariv and Fast Ends at 8:48 pm

Monday, July 22 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, July 25 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie


my (& your) birthday

I want to thank each and every one of you who shared good wishes on Facebook and otherwise in honor of my July 4th birthDATE. My real birthDAY, however, is Tammuz 19. As is customary among Chabad Chasidim, I will be making a birthday " farbrengen(FOR MEN) in honor of my birthday on Monday evening July 22, 19 Tammuz, at my home at 4311 Bettis beginning at about 8 p.m. I fully understand if your schedule does not allow you to attend. Please let me know if you can make it.

Do you know when YOUR Jewish birthday is? Use our Jewish birthday calculator and read more about celebrating birthdays:  What is a Jewish Birthday? and related articles there.

UPCOMING SAVE DATES:

  • JULY 21: Fast of 17 Tammuz (observed)
  • AUG 2: YJP Houston First Fridays
  • AUG 11: Tisha B'Av (observed)
  • AUG 15: YJP HOUSTON - The White Party
  • AUG 18: Hey Caring Citizens! Do you know how to recognize the onset of or respond to a Mental Health problem? Get certified training on Sunday August 18 at Chabad of Uptown! Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connects them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults — teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens. Special supplement on Opioid Response! For the opioid supplement you must register for the Chabad of Uptown location at http://bit.ly/2Sip9Wc.

 

 

PARSHA: The Four Gifts of the Yiddishe Mama

The lesson of Miriam’s well is clear. The Yiddishe mama has a particular role to play in Jewish life. more…

 


 

 

Shabbos Parshas Chukas

Friday, July 12
Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:07 pm
RSVP for Shabbat Dinner

Shabbos, July 13
Chassidus at 9:00 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Lunch Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:05 pm
Ethics of of Fathers, Chapter 5
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:05 pm
Living Torah Video Program (15 min.)

Sunday, July 14 - Shacharis at 8:30 am Followed by the the real BLT = Bagels Lox & Tefillin
Monday, July 15 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, July 18 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie


Rebbe inspired my kids today

I vividly remember when I was a child standing in the foyer of 770 Eastern Parkway with my family waiting for the Rebbe to pass by on the way to or from synagogue prayer. After waiting for a while, the moment finally came, and the Rebbe emerged. The Rebbe reached into his pocket and started handing out coins for charity to the few kids who were present. To the Rebbe, no person was too small, and no child was overlooked. Every. Single. One. I happily accepted my own coin and quickly shoved this priceless keepsake in my pocket. The Rebbe pointed to the nearby large pushka (charity box) on the wall. I quickly realized that the Rebbe wanted me to give tzedaka and not push off an opportunity even for a moment. As the Rebbe watched, I walked across the less than 10 foot room, that to me at that moment felt like the length of a football field. I performed the mitzvah and dropped the coin in the pushka, immediately.

We have been in NY this week in preparation for the Rebbe's 25 yartzeit this Shabbos, Gimmel Tammuz. It started with a mini conference collaborating with Shluchim emissaries from around the world who work with young professionals and spending time in the nerve center where the Rebbe created a revolution of Jewish engagement, Torah and leadership.

Today, Chanie and I went with the kids for a visit to the Rebbe's office in 770. We handed them each a dollar for charity. I told them the experience when the Rebbe handed me the coin and they placed their own dollar in the very same charity box, immediately.

May we feel the urgency in which to transform the world around us and to succeed in doing so, immediately.

  • Check out this revolutionary new interactive experience featuring the Rebbe's wisdom and teachings. Every Single One explores a number of recurring themes from the Rebbe, highlighting the utmost importance of Every. Single. One. https://everysingleone.ashreinu.appYou can also find it on JEM's Instagram channel at tinyurl.com/y2k3sw3y
  • What a wonderful Shabbos we had last week with Rabbi Shlomo Galperin, in preparation for the Rebbe's 25th yartzeit this Shabbos. JHV wrote a wonderful article including some of the many stories he shared over Shabbos. Click >
  • Mazel tov to the entire Melnik family on the engagement of Ryan Melnik to Michelle Mizrahi!

 

 

TIMELY: 3 Tammuz: The Anniversary of the Passing of the Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of Righteous Memory
Let's make this a day for reflection, learning, prayer, re-commitment and, above all, positive action. more…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

PARSHA: Korach and Anarchy

Korach is a figure I can highly identify with. From primary grades on, I never got along too well with authority. more…

 


 

 

Shabbos Gimmel Tammuz 
Parshas Korach

A Shabbat of Tribute Marking the 25th Yartzeit of The Lubavitcher Rebbe, zy"a

 

 

 

Friday, July 5
Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat Services at 7:30 pm
Candle Lighting at 8:08 pm
RSVP for "Leadership Shabbat" YJP First Fridays Shabbat Dinner


Shabbos, July 6
Chassidus at 9:00 am
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Lunch Kiddush & Farbrengen
Mincha at 8:10 pm
Ethics of of Fathers, Chapter 4
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 9:07 pm
Living Torah Video Program (15 min.)

Sunday, July 7 Shacharis at 8:30 am Followed by the the real BLT = Bagels Lox & Tefillin
Monday, July 8 - Shacharis at 6:45 am
Thursday, July 11 - Shacharis at 6:45 am

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

 

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