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what's your diet?

Thursday, 11 October, 2018 - 10:52 pm

Super Soup Dietician workshopA month of feasting, davening and celebrating are behind is. The first complete week of the regular year is now complete. After Simchat Torah, it is a custom at the court of the Rebbes of Chabad to declare: “V’Yaakov halach l’darko”—“And Jacob went on his way” (or the modern version that came over the loudspeaker, “Hit the road, Jack”). There are two beautiful meanings for this custom:

On a simple level, Jacob symbolizes the Jewish people. Thus, “Jacob went on his way” means that after the excitement of the holidays is over, the Jewish people return to their regular path, to their normal, everyday lives, albeit uplifted by the preceding holiday season.

A second explanation adds more depth: We do not need to leave the holiness behind after the holidays are over, Jacob (the Jewish people) goes on “His way”—the way of G‑d—studying Torah and performing mitzvahs.

May the inspiration of Tishrei carry us throughout the year!

CALLING ALL LADIES!

YOUNG PROS:

  • Get your soul's diet on this week, join us on Wednesday, Oct. 17 for a YJP Houston dinner, class & social - Heaven, Hell and Afterlife
  • Join us for YAD Mitzvah Day as FCYA heads to Aishel House!  - Limited spots available! Be sure to choose "Aishel House" as your #1 choice
    Time: Sun. Oct. 31 at 10:30 am
    Place: Aishel House - 1955 University Blvd
    Needed: Happy and Cheerful faces :)
    About: Young professionals and young adults with disABILITIES will work together at Aishel House to create "Food for Friends". Volunteers will prepare soup, breads and dessert in the Aishel House kitchens for patients and their families staying at Aishel House or nearby hospitals at the Texas Medical Center. Sponsored by YJP Houston, FCYA (Friendship Circle Young Adults) and Aishel House

Tzedaka Opportunities:

  • The architect has already begun his planning in earnest for a beautiful backyard patio Sukkah and Plaza.... The first $5000 pledged on Simchas Torah towards our $30,000 goal for the Patio and Sukkah Plaza is in! Get in on the action! Together, we can make this happen.... www.chabaduptown.org/donate
  • There is also an effort to get a yartzeit board for the Shul... We have one pledge towards this project, please let us know if you would like more information
  • Don't forget to include Chabad of Uptown in your will, making your legacy make an impact in perpetuity.

Shabbos Parshas Noach

Friday, October 12
Services at 6:30 pm | RSVP for Shabbat Dinner
Candle Lighting at 6:36 pm

Shabbos, October 13
Chassidus at 9:00 am 
Services at 10 am
Followed by Shabbos Kiddush
Mincha at 6:30 pm
Shiur on Hilchos Yichud
Maariv, Havdalla & Shabbos Ends at 7:29 pm
Living Torah

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

Have a good Shabbos!

Rabbi Chaim & Chanie

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