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Outdoor Shofar & Tashlich at the Creek!

 Join us for Tashlich at the Creek along with an outdoor Shofar blowing on the second day of Rosh Hashana, Sunday, Sept 20 at 6 pm!

Not only is this always a most enjoyable excursion, if you are not comfortable with indoor services, but are okay with outdoors, this is a great opportunity to fulfill the Mitzvah of hearing the Shofar on Rosh Hashana!

Meet outside of 318 Lafayette, League City (different street, but in the same subdivision as the rabbi's home).  

Rosh Hashana (In-Person) Services Schedule

Services will be held indoors with recommended safety measures in place, including: spread-out seating, hand-sanitization on entry, distancing, and enhanced air-filtration. 



Eve | Friday, Sept 18, 2020

  • Service at 7:00 pm

Daytime | Shabbat & Sun, Sept 19 & 20, 2020

  • Early part of the service starts at 9:00 am
  • Main part of morning service begins at approx.10:00 am
  • Torah reading & Shofar at approx. 11:00 am

Outdoor Shofar & Tashlich at the Creek:
On second day of Rosh Hashana - Sunday, Sept 20 at 6:00 pm

  • Meet outside 318 Lafayette Ln, League City, Tashlich & Outdoor Shofar will be on the banks of Clear Creek behind this address

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Eve - Kol Nidrei | Sun, Sept 27, 2020

Day | Mon, Sept 28, 2020

RESERVE ONLINE - click here 

Order Lulav & Etrog - by Monday, Sept 21


Reply to this email if you would like for us to order a set for you

Cost is: $60 for a good quality kosher set imported from Israel, or $90 for an extra beautiful 'Mehudar' set.  

Save Date: Sukkot Celebrations

We are making plans for Sukkot celebrations with allowance for proper safety guidelines. Stay tuned for details. At this time, we suggest saving the dates:

  • 1st NIGHT of Sukkot - Friday evening, October 2nd
  • 2nd DAY of Sukkot -  Sunday afternoon, October 4th

Pre-Yom Kippur Class on Tue, Sept 22

Join us on Tuesday, Sept 22 at 7:00 pm - on Zoom - for an inspiring pre-Yom Kippur class!

Learn how to tap into the inner message of Yom Kippur, and how to make specifically this Yom Kippur 5781 your most meaningful one yet!

To login: 

Rosh Hashana - DINNER TO GO!

Order form is now open for Rosh Hashana Dinner to Go!

Each homemade dinner-to-go will include:

  • Malky's Famous Brisket
  • Choice of Mashed Potatoes or Wild Quinoa
  • Personal-sized Carrot Soufflé
  • Side of Asian-Style String Beans
  • Challah Roll
  • Traditional Apple and Honey Dip
  • Honeycake Dessert 

Dinners will be available for pick up on Friday, September 18, 2020, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. 

ORDER ONLINE - Limited availability, please order soon. 

Watch - Video of our Rosh Hashana Class!

Our pre-Rosh Hashana class was very popular, watched by over 200 people already. 


Rosh Hashana - Talk to Me: How to make this your most meaningful Rosh Hashana ever!

Shabbat - Sept 12

Yes, we will be at Shul this Shabbat!

 Service Schedule:

  • 10 am - Start of Shacharit morning service
  • 11:15 am - Parsha Highlights

Torah Portion: Nitzavim - Vayelech. These are two short portions combined, of the last ones before we conclude the Torah on Simchat Torah. 

On Motzoei Shabbat - Saturday Night - at midnight, we begin reciting Selichot, special penitence prayers for the week leading up to Rosh Hashana.  



Watch - Video of our guest lecture

Watch it on Facebook 

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We had a beautiful turnout for the Zoom guest speaker last night! Noted author and researcher, Doron Kornbluth, delved into the Jewish perspective on burial. Although not the most joyous of topics, our speaker did a great job of making the case. It was also nice to get together with our fellow Jews from other Chabad's on the Texas Coast. 

Thursday: 'Busy in Brooklyn' Virtual Honeycake Bake! (Ladies event)

Bay Area Jewish Women's Circle invites you to: 



Treat yourself to a unifying and uplifting, virtual Pre High Holiday Honey Cake Bake! 

Featuring: Live, interactive baking demo with popular food blogger and author, "Busy in Brooklyn!"

Optional: Pick-up a kit with pre-measured ingredients (delivery might be available as well)! $15 cost.

This is a joint project with Chabad Centers of Greater Houston

*Chanie Apfelbaum (AKA “Busy in Brooklyn”), is a world renown food blogger, recipe developer and food photographer and author of the best-selling cookbook, Millennial Kosher.

Last chance: Yahrtzeit Plaque in time for Yom Tov

If you were thinking of dedicating a plaque for a loved one on our beautiful Jerusalem of Gold Memorial Board, please submit the order by this Monday, Labor Day, in order to get in time for Rosh Hashana.

You can place your order here.

Or feel free to contact the rabbi with any questions or to order by phone.

Hurricane Laura - Gratitude & RELIEF Effort

As they say, 'We all dodged a bullet.' 

All of us in the Greater Houston and Galveston area are very grateful to have been spared the wrath of Hurricane Laura. Seeing the damage it inflicted, has only hit home how vulnerable we truly are. 

Chabad of the Bay Area is partnering with other groups to help in the RELIEF effort to assist our neighbors on the Texas-Louisiana border who have been badly affected. Our center will be operating as a collection point for donations to assist the people and families in need. 

Please see for items needed and drop-off hours. 

Guest Speaker: Life After Life - The case for Jewish burial

This Thursdsay at 7 pm we will be featuring a guest speaker (on Zoom) on the topic of Jewish burial vs cremation, and why it matters.

Sure, it is not from the more joyous discussions, but it is a very important one, and one that can only really be explored when it is NOT the time. 

So come and join us for what is sure to be a very interesting talk, and increase your knowledge so that you can be a source of helpful guidance to others as well. 

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  • Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 pm 
  • Zoom ID: 825 6031 2719 
  • Speaker: Doron Kornbluth, popular author

Bay Area Jewish Calendar: Ad or Dedication available

As we get ready to publish the beautiful Bay Area Jewish Calendar, we'd like to invite you to place an ad. 

Advertisement helps make this important service available to the community. The calendar is mailed free of charge to hundreds of homes and offices throughout the Bay Area.

Question: Would you like to order Kosher meat?

Tired of the 'schlep' down to SW Houston, especially during this challenging year, to shop for Kosher meat?

As a service to the community, we will be placing a Kosher meat order in advance of the High Holidays!

Whether you have been making the trip or not, here is an excellent opportunity to get what you need, right near home. 

Please reply to this email if you would like to be counted in, or for more info!

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