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Special Shabbaton this week!


  • Candle lighting 5:52 pm
  • Services tonight at 6:15 pm
  • Community Friday night dinner at 7 pm. Prior RSVP required. We are nearly full, if you would like to reserve please call rabbi at 281-724-1554 to check availability.


  • Coffee & Kabbalah at 9 am
  • Services begins at 10 am
    Torah reading at around 11 am
    Services followed by buffet Kiddush lunch with GUEST SPEAKER! Advance reservation not required.



PURIM Bash - Save the date!

The Grand Purim Dinner at Chabad Bay Area

Save the date: Thursday Evening, March 21, 2019

Stay tuned this week for event info! 

Weekend in Brooklyn? Contact to join group!

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Interested in joining a group from Chabad Bay Area? Please contact Rabbi Schmukler

WrapStars - Sunday

Wrap-Stars-Logo-225.jpg.gifJoin us this Sunday morning at 9:00 am for WrapStars.

Wrap Tefillin and enjoy a delicious fresh breakfast, shmooze and brief Torah thought! 

You don't need to have your own Tefillin. Beginners welcome! 

Shabbat Schedule

  • Coffee & Kabbalah at 9:00 am

  • Shacharit Morning Service at 10:00 am
    Torah portion at around 11 am
    Torah portion of Tetzaveh - Light up the Menorah

    Service followed by a full Kiddush lunch and a guest speaker!

New course off to a great start! Not too late to join in!


  • Our prison and justice system can use major improvement.
  • 75% of people released from prison will be back behind bars within 5 years.
  • What can we learn from ancient Torah wisdom as to how to make our justice system more just, our courts more fair, and our law enforcement more effective? 

Join us on Tuesday evenings for Crime and Consequence, a fascinating, relevant and engaging course! 

Watch the trailer

 Crime & Consequence Course Schedule:

  • Next 5 Tuesdays, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Register Online or come by to try out a lesson free of charge! 

Feature article in Herald about Chabad Bay Area

Houston's Jewish Herald Voice published a feature article this week about the background of Chabad Bay Area, part of their series on the history of Chabad in Texas.

Click here or on the image to view the article


Link to the article on their website (membership required for the full article). 

Friday Night Delight (JAN 18)


Join us TONIGHT for a lively 
Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Followed by "Kiddush & Kneidlach!"

Friday, Jan 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm

(Schedule: Held on the 3rd Friday of the month)

*Kneidlach = Yiddish for Matzah Balls 

Ladies: Dessert & Discussion (in Houston)

Treat yourself to this enjoyable evening with Jewish women from across Houston!



Panel Presentation: 
Addressing the topic of Health in Body, Mind  and Spirit

Roundtable Discussions:
YOU choose the topic: 
• Healthy Relationships   • Healthy Boundaries   • Healthy Parenting   • Healthy Self

Delicious and Healthy Dessert Buffet

Thursday, January 10th
4th of Shevat
7:00 to 8:30 pm

A joint project of Chabad Centers from across Greater Houston held at
Chabad of Uptown
4311 Bettis Dr. Houston, TX

Free of charge, but kindly RSVP at

Facebook Event Page

We'll be carpooling from the Bay Area:
To join or offer a carpool ride, please contact  

Class: The Torah's Path for a Gentile

Specifically for gentiles who are interested in gaining a Torah perspective on life.

The class focuses on the foundations of faith according to the Torah, and on the "7 Laws of Noah" that are the Torah's laws for all mankind.

7 LAWS FOR MANKIND: The Torah's Path for a Gentile

Upcoming Lessons: Sundays at 7:30 pm:

  • January 6, 2019

Please RSVP:

Thank you for a successful campaign!

A great big THANK YOU to each and every person who helped make this campaign a great success!

Together we raised $40,631 to continue the activities of Chabad of the Bay Area, providing welcoming opportunities to connect and grow through friendship, learning and celebration!

A tremendous thank you to our Matchers, The Falk Family, The Wein Family and additional friends of Chabad Bay Area who put down their most generous Matching Challenge that made all of this possible!

Thank you all for joining in! We look forward to seeing y'all soon at an upcoming class, event or service!

AS FOR TONIGHT: Let's sing and enjoy some Matza Ball Soup together at the monthly Friday Night Delight! From 6:30 to 7:30 pmat Chabad of the Bay Area.

Thank you again! 

Shabbat Shalom! Gut Shabbos!

Yitzchok & Malky Schmukler 

On behalf of the entire Chabad Bay Area family

PS For anyone who didn't get a chance to donate and would like to do so, you can still take part at Or by phone 281-724-1554 / mail: Chabad Bay Area, 2047 W. Main St, B7, League City, TX 77573

Thank you for your support!

Watch the re-run of the LIVE Broadcast

The FACEBOOK LIVE videos we recorded on the day of the campaign, with interesting discussions, guest appearances and other highlights can be see here:


Recap - Chanukah events so far!

Beautiful and inspiring Menorah lightings, wonderful turnouts and great time had by all at the Baybrook Mall and Pearland Town Center Chanukah Celebration!

Pictures coming after Shabbat! 

See you Sunday in Galveston for the Grand Finale! Live music, deli, and ALL EIGHT LIGHTS!  

Sunday: Shiva Minyan

Instead of the usual Tefillin & Breakfast, we'll be getting together for a Shiva Minyan at the Heymann residence (Argie Rumann's in-laws) at 9:00 am - in the South Shore Harbour neighborhood. Please message the rabbi if you can attend. 

THIS SUNDAY: Chanukah on the Strand!

Chanukah on the Strand 

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Chanukah On the Strand!

8th Night of Chanukah
Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018
Food Opens 5:30 pm | Event 6:00 pm

Saengerfest Park, Galveston

Kosher Deli & Snacks • Grand Menorah Lighting • Dignitaries • Free Raffle

Kosher Deli & Snacks for Sale

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