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New Year Party - wild?

Friday, 7 September, 2018 - 1:35 am


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? 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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