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Thursday & Friday: Rosh Hashana Services

Invite your friends to join you!

Join us for guided services that are lively, inspiring and inclusive. Hebrew-English prayer books provided. Kiddush refreshments after each Rosh Hashanah day-time service!

FUN CHILDREN'S PROGRAM: Daily 11 am to 1 pm  

See full holiday schedule under Upcoming Events


  • Morning service starts at 9:30 am
  • Torah reading is around 11 am
  • Shofar at around 12 pm

Reserve Free (optional donation)

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  • Yom Kippur Eve, Friday, Sep 29
    Kol Nidrei at 7:00 pm
  • Yom Kippur Day, Shabbat, Sep 30
    Morning Service starts at 9:30 am
    Afternoon & Neilah Service 5:15 pm 
    Break-Fast at conclusion

Tashlich at the Creek

TashlichJoin us on the first day of Rosh Hashana, Thursday, Sept. 21, for the beautiful custom of "Tashlich."

We'll be meeting at 5:30 pm outside Rabbi Yitzchok and Malky's home on Claiborne Dr. From there we will walk over together to  Clear Creek.

Lulav & Etrog - Order by Sunday 9/24

Wouldn't it be nice to have your very own Lulav & Etrog (The 4 species: Palm, Citron, Myrtle and Willow) this Sukkot?

In order to fulfill this special Mitzvah one needs to ensure that the species used are the exact 4 species ordained by the Torah and are properly 'kosher'. 

We are pleased to offer you the opportunity to order good, reliably kosher sets, grown in Israel. 

Nice Kosher Set: $54 | Premium Quality Set: $75.

To order, please use our Event Reservation form and select 'Lulav & Etrog Order'.

Please place your order as soon as possible to guarantee availability. 

This Shabbat Schedule


  • Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming the Shabbat) service at 7 pm


  • Coffee and Kabbalah at 9:00 am

  • Shacharit Morning Service at 10:00 am
    Sermon & Torah Reading at around 11 am
    Torah portion: Ha'azinu
    Service followed by light Kiddush lunch

Last chance to RSVP - Rosh Hashana Dinner


Not yet reserved? We can still get you in for the Rosh Hashana Dinner! 

RSVP to join us for the delicious Community Rosh Hashana Dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

Services will be at 7:30 pm
Dinner will be at 8:00 pm

At Chabad Bay Area. Advance reservations are required. Make it personal, make it fun - invite your friends to join you!

Cover: $26 adult, $10 child (3-12)

Give Tzedakah in honor of Rosh Hashana

Donate Online (225)It is customary to give Tzedakah before the Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

At this special time, please consider making a donation to Chabad of the Bay Area to join in our efforts providing warm and welcoming opportunities for Jewish living, learning and celebration to everyone.

Make a Contribution 

We thank you very much for your partnership and support!

In the merit of your generous Tzedakah may G-d Bless you and yours with a good, sweet, healthy, happy and prosperous year! 

Dinner Under the Stars

Dinner Under the StarsWe invite you to join us for a delicious holiday dinner and an exquisite Sukkot experience, held in our big, friendly Sukkah, under the Starry Texas Sky!

Dinner Under the Stars will be held on the first night of Sukkot, Wednesday, October 4, 8 pm.

Reservations are required:
Suggested donation $26 adult, $10 child. Sponsorship opportunities available. RSVP online .

Save the date: Simchat Torah & Sushi!

Get ready for...
Dance with Torah Scrolls, Dine On Sushi Rolls!

This joyous, fun and delicious Simchat Torah celebration will, G-d willing, be held Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 pm! Save the date, because Simchat Torah at Chabad is something you just don't want to miss!

Reserve Free - High Holiday Services!

High Holidays 

Join us at the Chabad Bay Area - Center for Jewish Life & Learning for meaningful and joyful High Holiday Services!


  • Light Kiddush refreshments after daytime services
  • Guided service with inspiring explanations
  • Hebrew-English prayerbooks
  • Daytime Children's Program (11 am to 1 pm)
  • Buffet break-fast after Yom Kippur

As always, there is NO CHARGE for services. When reserving you will have the option to make a contribution, your support, if possible, is most appreciated and helps make this and other quality programs available to everyone regardless of financial ability.


Holiday Services:

  • Rosh Hashana Days: Thu-Fri, Sep 21 & 22
    - Morning Services begin at 9:30 am
    - Highlights: Torah reading at around 11 am, Shofar at around 12 pm.
  • Yom Kippur Eve & Day: Fri-Sat, Sep 29 & 30


Save the dates: Dinner Under the Stars & Simchat Torah!


The ever popular Dinner Under the Stars will, G-d willing, once again be held on the first night of Sukkot, Wednesday evening, October 4th!

Reservations will open next week.

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Get ready for...

Dance with Torah Scrolls, Dine On Sushi Rolls!

This joyous, fun and delicious Simchat Torah celebration will, G-d willing, be held Thursday evening, October 12! Save the date, because Simchat Torah at Chabad is something you just don't want to miss!

Florida - Hurricane Irma

This Friday, as we do the special mitzvah of lighting Shabbat candles (7:16 pm) let us all have a heartfelt prayer in mind for the welfare and welbeing of everyone in Florida.

Free High Holiday Services - Make your reservation!

Please see our website for the full High Holiday Services schedule. 

Come and join us for warm and welcoming, traditional, joyous and uplifting High Holiday Services! As always, services are free and open to everyone, no membership or affiliation necessary. 

Reservations are optional (but nevertheless helpful) and can be made free of charge. An optional donation, if you are able, is always appreciated and makes you our partner in providing meaningful around the year opportunities for Jewish life, learning and celebration!


Holiday dates:

  • Community Holiday Dinner (Rosh Hashana Eve): Wed, Sep 20
  • Rosh Hashana Days: Thu-Fri, Sep 21 & 22
  • Yom Kippur Eve & Day: Fri-Sat, Sep 29 & 30
  • Sukkot Dinner Under the Stars: Wed, Oct 4
  • Simchat Torah Celebration: Thu, Oct 12

More information:

Sunday: Tefillin & Breakfast

Wrap Stars
Join us this Sunday morning for WrapStars, featuring a Tefillin wrap, light breakfast and a short Torah thought. 

Sundays at 9:00 am 

For men 13 and older. Beginners welcome! You don't have to have your own Tefillin to participate. 

Reminder - RESCHEDULED Torah Welcoming

Just a reminder that the grand Torah Dedication and Welcoming Celebration (originally scheduled for this Sunday, Sept 10) has been rescheduled to  Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3 pm.

We look forward to your participation and invite you to take part by dedicating anything from a single letter or word, to a Parsha or Chumash (one of the Five Books of Torah) - or even the Bimah! It is a great merit to be part of this big Mitzvah.

"Recovery Shabbat!" - Shabbat Morning

Please join us this Shabbat morning, September 2nd, for a special "Recovery Shabbat" service and Kiddush to reconnect with each other after the trying events of this week, to pray for those affected by the storm and to give thanks for the goodness we have in our lives.


Coffee & Kabbalah at 9 am 

Service starts at 10 am
Sermon & Torah Reading at around 11 am.
Service will be followed by a light Kiddush lunch.
(As always, feel free to come or leave at the time that works for you).

If you think you can likely make it, try to reply to this email (so we can get an approximate count for the Minyan and Kiddush). Of course, if you didn't reply, don't worry, please do come anyway :-)

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