News & Shmooze

Launching: TOUR DE TORAH - A Sunday Morning Class!!

We are excited to announce a brand new series for our popular Sunday morning class!

 Tour de Torah

Our topics for the first class this Sunday:

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This Sunday, Nov. 26
10:30 to 11:30 am

Should we or shouldn't we give in to captors' demand's of ransom for hostages? Are there any principles in Jewish ethics that can guide us? The questions are gut wrenching and answers are elusive. Together we'll explore some of the Jewish ethical guidelines on this very current issue!

Start your week off with a stimulating class! Tour de Torah we get together to explore various topics and issues in life and Judaism through the timeless lens of Torah!

Cold Drinks, Coffee & Snack - Class is FREE of charge!
Come and join us - Invite a friend too!

With prayers for the immediate release of all the hostages!

This Tuesday - Join in our annual Day of Giving!


We still have openings available for more Matchers!

If you are interested in joining as a Matcher, please contact the Rabbi.

Shabbat Services | Nov. 24-25 | KIDDUSH LUNCH!


Special Kiddush LUNCH this Shabbat (see below). 


  • Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming the Shabbat) Service at 6:30 pm 


  • Coffee & Kabbalah at 9:00 am
  • Morning Services 
    Starts at 10:00 am
    Main part at 10:45 am
  • Torah Portion: Vayetze
    The story of Jacob unfolds, fleeing from Esau, ANGELS on a ladder, marriage and building the nascent family of the Jewish nation!


Sponsored by Boris and Ida Berezin in celebration of the birth of their grandson, Yitzchak Shalom, born to Jonathan & Meital Berezin in Israel! Mazel Tov!! We'll be joined as well by proud uncles, Benny and Solomon!

 Come and join us!

Sponsor a Kiddush Lunch

Photo of the Week

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Our State Senator, Mayes Middleton, sent a member of his staff to personally deliver the fully signed copy of the Texas Senate Resolution for Israel.

The senate's unequivocal support for Israel in its time of need and Senator Middleton's thoughtfulness and gesture towards the Jewish community in our area is very much appreciated! 

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Chanukah Events - Save the Dates!

Join us for 

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Thursday, Dec. 7 | 1st Night 
Chanukah on the Strand!
At Saengerfest Park in Galveston

6:30 PM

Feel the cool vibes of the historic Strand and Galveston Island at this annual Chanukah tradition! Featuring Grand Menorah Lighting, Chanukah Treats, Music, Free Raffle and more!

Address: Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550


Sunday, Dec. 10 | 4th Night
ChanukahFest at the Lagoon!
At Lago Mar in Texas City

Time TBA

Cool waterside party overlooking Crystal Lagoon! Featuring: Music, Grand Menorah Lighting, food, crafts & prizes!

RSVP encouraged!

At Blue Lagoon at Lago Mar, Texas City, TX 


Tuesday, Dec. 12 | 6th Night
Pearland Menorah Lighting
At Pearland Town Center Mall

6:30 PM

Menorah lighting and celebration in the main square of the chique Pearland Town Center mall! Menorah lighting ceremony, music, Chanukah treats, free raffle and more!

Town Center Mall Outdoor Pavilion, 11200 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584


Wrap Tefillin - Sunday at 9 am

 Wrap Tefillin for Israel!

Your good deed helps - Connect to the special, timeless Mitzvah! 

No prior experience necessary

Tefillin will be provided 

Anytime between 9:00 and 10:00 am

Coffee and cookies available

Photos of the Week

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A delegation of close to 200 family members of the hostages flew to NY in a trip organized by Chabad in Israel, with their primary destination to visit the Rebbe's Ohel to pray for their relatives being held captive in Gaza. When word spread that they'd be arriving at the Ohel, hundreds of well wishers from all over the NY area came there late in the evening to welcome them and give them a huge virtual hug. I was fortunate to participate in that as well and personally convey to many of them our support and blessings for miraculous salvation. 

From there they traveled on to Washington, DC to meet with members of Congress and to participate in the Rally as well.  


The International Kinus Hashluchim (Conference of Chabad Rabbis) was held last week in NYC.

Top is the group picture taken in NY Sunday where the international gathering took place over the weekend.

Bottom is a group picture of shluchim in Israel gathering simultaneously during these challenging times, many of them couldn’t leave their posts and join the NY conference.

Middle picture is of some of the Chabad Shluchim rabbis currently called up for duty in the IDF.

May Hashem bless watch over our brothers and sisters in Israel and around the world! 

(Hat-tip to Rabbi Berel Pewzner) 

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Rabbi at the famous group photo with the thousands of  rabbis taken in front of "770" the Rebbe's synagogue. 

Shabbat Toldot | Nov 17-18 | Full Kiddush LUNCH!

Special Kiddush LUNCH this Shabbat (see below). 


  • Kabbalat Shabbat (Welcoming the Shabbat) Service at 6:30 pm 


  • Coffee & Kabbalah at 9:00 am
  • Morning Services 
    Starts at 10:00 am
    Main part at 10:45 am

    Torah Portion: Toldot
    The birth of Jacob and his twin brother Esau and the events of the early years of their lives.

    Join us for a FULL KIDDUSH LUNCH this Shabbat sponsored by Ken Terkel in memory of his mother Charlotte, OBM, on the occasion of her Yahrtzeit this Shabbat.

    Sponsor a Kiddush Lunch

    Come and join us!

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

The World of Kabbalah
Revealing How Its Mystical Secrets Relate to You

Discover the core mystical and spiritual teachings of Kabbalah and their relevance to everyday life. You’ll learn to think like a Jewish mystic and gain powerful insights to fuel deeper self-understanding and personal growth. Curious why there’s so much buzz around Kabbalah? Discover it for yourself by attending The World of Kabbalah.

Come join us for the FREE OPENING LESSON this Tuesday!

  Watch the Course Preview! 

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Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Led by Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler at Chabad Bay Area

Register today! 

Photos: Bay Area - Rally for Solidarity with Israel

Speaking up for what is right. A voice of moral clarity. It was a powerful statement in support of Israel this past Tuesday night at League City Community Center.

With hardly days notice, some two dozen elected officials from all levels of government and community leaders, joined by a large turnout of area residents, came out to express solidarity to speak with one voice in condemnation of the horrific terror attacks and to express their unequivocal support for the people of Israel in their time of need.  




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 Stay tuned for a detailed report.

Bay Area Community-Wide SOLIDARITY for ISRAEL Event: Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 pm - Share it!

There's going to be a community-wide Solidarity for Israel event taking place in League City on Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Please be sure to make the time and share the word. Invite your neighbors and friends. Everyone is invited. 

A broad roster of elected officials from city, county and state will be in attendance. 

Please spread the word. 

Solidarity for Israel: Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 pm

At Community Center 
400 South Kansas
League City, TX 77573

Full police security will be provided. 

Together, all people of conscience will speak up on behalf of Israel and counteract the evil through a united voice of morality and goodness!

Please forward, post and share.

Launching: Beit Midrash - Partner Study!

An exciting and innovative learning opportunity:


 Beit Midrash! 


Thursday evening Beit Midrash (House of Study) at Chabad Bay Area!

Discover the highly enjoyable and cherished method of Torah study partner learning, aka, Yeshiva style.

Come and join us for the first Beit Midrash evening!

Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7:00 pm

All you need to do is come to learn, we'll help pair you with a study partner and provide various options and learning materials. 

Sushi will be served!

RSVP Free:
[email protected]

Please include number of people and their names so that we can plan accordingly. 

To contribute or help sponsor the refreshments:

Write Beit Midrash in the note field 

Take Action: Help Israel Materially & Spiritually


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Join Sukkot Holiday Services - This Shabbat & Sunday!

Join us for


Eve of Sukkot - Friday, Sept 29
Welcoming the Shabbat (Kabbalat Shabbat) at 7:30 pm
Dinner Under the Stars at
8:00 pm

1st Day of Sukkot - Shabbat, Sept 30
Coffee & Kabbalah at 9:00 am
Morning Service starts at 10 am
Main part begins at 10:45
Service includes joyous Hallel prayer & Torah reading
Followed by buffet Kiddush Lunch in the Sukkah!

2nd Day of Sukkot - Sunday, Oct 1
Morning Service starts at 10 am
Main part begins at 10:45 am
Service includes joyous Hallel and the use of the Lulav & Etrog
Followed by light Kiddush refreshments in the Sukkah

Join us for Pizza in the Hut! (Tuesday)

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A fun and yummy Sukkot holiday celebration for all ages!

- Delicious kosher Pizza, snacks, cold drinks and more!
- Eat in the Sukkah!
- Shake the Lulav & Etrog!
- LIVE music and good times!

Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6:00 pm | RSVP Free

 Facebook event - invite friends!

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