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TUESDAY - Come try out new course!

There's never been a better time to delve into WHO WE ARE as Jews, and what JUDAISM has given to the world!

IF YOU ENJOY...

enriching your knowledge

learning that is fun & relevant

going out for quality activities 

... THEN THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU! 

  

Judaism's Gifts to the World: 
How Major Jewish Ideas Evolved Into Universal Values


FREE OPENING LESSON:
This Tuesday, Jan. 28

Course schedule: 6 Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm

 Sign up 
Or just show up to try the first lesson free of charge and with no obligation!

Might have to miss a class? Will gladly provide you with an MP3 recording! 

One week to DINNER & TALK! RSVP!

Don't miss it! RSVP today, follow link at jbayarea.org/dinner

TWO WONDERFUL EXPERIENCES:

  • Main event: Delicious full-course Friday night Shabbat dinner w/ talk!
  • 2nd talk topic in the morning w/ Buffet Kiddush lunch 

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See event info online | On Facebook

Reserve your place 

FAQ about Community Shabbaton next week

FAQ:

Q. What's a "Shabbaton?" 
A. Shabbaton implies a fully packed Shabbat program enjoyed together as a community. Community Friday night dinner, Shabbat day lunch, services, etc.

Q. Do I have to attend services? 
A. No. Services are optional. Feel free to come for any portion that works out for you!

Q. Is that our rabbi in the picture? 
A. No it isn't. But the guest speaker is a relative!

Q. Will it be the same talk at night and in the day?
A. No. Two completely different topics, as is explained in the flyer.

Q. Can I invite a friend?
A. Sure! Just try to get in all reservations as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly. 

Event pageRSVP link 

JTEENS Kicks-off this Sunday! Don't let any teens miss out!

The first Bay Area JTEENS event is this Sunday, 3:30 to 5:00 pm at Chabad Bay Area 

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REGISTER ONLINE or email to Tonya@JBayArea.org to RSVP.

This Shabbat - Jan 25

SHABBAT MORNING:

  • Coffee & Kabbalah at 9:00 am

  • Shacharit Service at 10:00 am
    We are aiming for a nice, full Minyan this week. Come and join us!

    Torah portion: Va'era - Oh, the plagues get started. Not fun for Pharaoh. Not fun! But why plagues? What was G-d trying to prove?

    Followed by a Kiddush lunch with hot cholent and more!

    Sponsor a kiddush

Friday Night Delight

Join us for the once a month only:

Friday, Jan. 17, 2020
6:30 pm
1 hour program only!

Lively Welcoming the Shabbat service, followed by Kiddush & Matzah Ball Soup!

NEXT FND: Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Coming up Special Kiddush on Shabbat, Jan. 18

 The Kiddush lunch next Shabbat, January 18th will be sponsored by Mardy Schweitzer in memory of her mother, Zyra Shirley Schweitzer, on the occasion of her Yahrtzeit next week..

Recap of an amazing Chanukah!

 

Chanukah kicked-off on Sunday, Dec. 22 with an inspiring kindling of the first candle at Chanukah on the Strand. Councilman David Collins greeted the audience and presented a proclamation on behalf of the City of Galveston. There is always a special 'vibe' that can be felt at our Galveston events, and this one was no different. In addition to local residents, we were also joined by numerous visitors who were either departing or just arriving from their vacation cruises. 

On Tuesday, third night of Chanukah, Chabad of the Bay Area put on a Menorah lighting and Chanukah celebration for inmates at a Texas correctional facility in Texas City. The Rebbe taught us to be there for every Jew in every place or situation.

Thursday brought us to Pearland Town Center mall for a beautiful and uplifting evening that also featured live musical entertainment by our very own Mendel and Meir Schmukler!

Sunday, Dec. 29 took us to Baybrook Mall where a gorgeous night was the perfect setting for a Chanukah grand finale lighting up all 8 candles on the final night of Chanukah! What a wonderful show of Jewish pride at a time when it is most needed. May the light of goodness and holiness continue to illuminate our year ahead!

Check out the photos:

Concluding JLI class this Tuesday!

After taking a break for the holiday, we will meet this Tuesday at 7 pm for the concluding JLI class our Fall course, Worrier to Warrior.

LESSON TOPIC: Refreshing Relationships - Discover the spiritual concepts that can have an immediate positive impact on your personal relationships.

Even if you have not been part of the course, you are welcome to join us for this concluding lesson.

Opportunity: The Land & The Spirit - JLI Israel Experience

JLI has expanded their capacity for more participants in their previous sold out Israel trip!

If you are interested please get in touch with the rabbi ASAP. 

 

Watch a Youtube preview 
One of the best Israel experiences you can possibly get! 

Bagels, Lox & Tefillin - Sunday morning

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The Real BLT
Bagels, Lox & Tefillin!

Sunday at 9:00 am!
 
Wrap Tefillin and shmooze over a delicious power breakfast of Bagels, Lox and more!

Beginners welcome! Tefillin provided!
 
Men from age 13 to 130!

FREE OF CHARGE
Sponsor a BLT
 for $36+

Photos of the Week: Chanukah in Galveston & Pearland!

1st Candle - Chanukah on the Strand

 
Councilman David Collins presents a proclamation on behalf of the City of Galveston

  

See full album - Chanukah on the Strand 

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5th Candle - Pearland Menorah Lighting: 

 

 

Watch a short clip 

SUNDAY: Join the Chanukah Grand Finale at Baybrook Mall!

  • Chanukah Grand Finale!
  • Lighting all eight candles!
  • A fun and inspiring Chanukah celebration at the beautiful outdoor promenade at Baybrook Mall! 

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CHANUKAH AT BAYBROOK MALL
Sunday, Dec. 29 at 6:00 pm
8th Night of Chanukah
'The Lawn' at Baybrook Mall

NOTE: THIS IS UNDER A LARGE CANOPY, SO WE ARE WEATHER SAFE! 

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Tell your friends! Share the events on our Facebook page. Optional RSVP: JBayArea.org/rsvp

Our Existence Unraveled @ Coffee & Kabbalah!

Topic: Faith, Existence & Creation

  • Discover the amazing interplay of G-d's Existence & Our Existence
  • How does it affect our lives?
Beginners welcome! Bring a friend!

Led by Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler 

Coffee & Kabbalah
SHABBAT MORNINGS at 9:00 am
FREE of charge

Successful Campaign - Thank You!!

We are excited to announce the successful completion of this year's Day of Giving! Together with so many friends and supporters we have reached the campaign goal! Thank you!!

A very special thank you to our "Matchers" who helped make this possible: The Falk Family, Ida Diamond, The Wein Family and The Wolraich Family!

We look forward to a year ahead filled with welcoming, meaningful and joyous moments of Jewish life, learning and celebration!

PS If you would like to make a donation on the campaign page, it is still open: jbayarea.org/dayofgiving

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