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Monthly Friday Night Delight - June 21

Join us Friday, June 21 at 7:15 pm

For a lively Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Followed by "Kiddush & Kneidlach!"

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

*Kneidlach = Yiddish for Matzah Balls 

RSVP optional - simply reply to this email 

Coffee & Kabbalah

Join us on Shabbat morning at 9:00 am for a fascinating and inspiring class on Kabbalah.

Gain a Kabbalistic perspective on the inner spiritual drives that form the core of the human psyche; On the way, we'll explore: Heaven, reincarnation, purpose of life, good and evil, the spirituality of the Torah, the deeper meaning of Mitzvot, the mysticism of creation, end of days and more!

Led by Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler

Everyone is invited!

Shabbat Morning Schedule

Coffee & Kabbalah at 9:00 am

Shacharit Morning Service at 10:00 am
Torah portion at around 11 am
Torah portion of Nasso

Service followed by light Kiddush lunch with Hot Cholent!

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! 

Delicious Shavuot

Join us Sunday, June 9th at 11 am for the annual Shavuot Celebation!


Free of Charge / Contribution Optional  

Featuring the Torah reading of the Ten Commandments followed by a DELICIOUS DAIRY KIDDUSH BUFFET including delectable homemade cheesecakes, salads, eggplant parmesan, pasta dishes, blintzes, an ice cream bar and more! 

RSVP Free  |  Facebook Event 

Shavuot Holiday Schedule

Eve of Shavuot - Saturday, June 8

  • Light Candles after 9:00 pm (from a pre-existing flame)
  • Custom to study Torah all night!

1st Day of Shavuot - Sunday, June 9

  • Morning Service starts at 10 am
    Reading of Ten Commandments at 11 am
    Service followed by Delicious Dairy Shavuot Lunch 
    (RSVP Free / Optional Contribution )
  • Light Candles after 9:00 pm (from a pre-existing flame)

2nd Day of Shavuot - Monday, June 10

  • Morning Service at 10 am
    Includes Yizkor at around 11:30 am
  • Holiday Ends at 9:01 pm

The Holiday of Shavuot

3,331 years ago, all of Israel, all of us, stood together at Mount Sinai to receive the Torah from G-d. Each year on the holiday of Shavuot, this historic event is not only celebrated but relived.

Great masters of Kabbalah have explained that the extraordinary Divine Radiance that shined on that day is present each year on the holiday of Shavuot when we hear the Ten Commandments read from the Torah. Meaning, our souls re-experience and relive the original Mount Sinai experience!

Come and be a part of it and then celebrate with a traditional mouth-watering dairy lunch!

Learn more about Shavuot

Photo Album - Lag Ba'Omer

Lag Ba'Omer Photo Album 

Check out the PHOTO ALBUM! 

RSVP for LAG B'OMER Barbecue & Bonfire!

Surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, in a wooded backyard in League City 
Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm 
  • Full barbecue fare with all the fixings 
  • Traditional Lag B'Omer "Medurah" Bonfire
  • Lively Jewish Music
  • S'mores and lots more! 

Also in honor of the first birthday of Sivan Bracha Wolraich!

RSVP Free / Optional Contribution

(The home address will be emailed upon RSVP)

Thurs: Ladies Dessert & Discussion (Houston)

An enjoyable evening with Jewish women from across Houston! 


Thursday, May 16 at 7 pm
A join project of Chabad Centers in the Houston area, hosted at The Shul of Bellaire, 5307 Bissonnet St, Houston​​​​​​​
Suggested donation: $10 

RSVP Here 

New JLI Course off to a great start! (Not too late to join)

JOIN us this TUESDAY at 7:00 pm to give it a try!

The Jewish Art of Prayer and Spiritual Experience

6 Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Course Fee: $99 student book included.
No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Register & info: or

Shabbat - Everyone is GOING TO SHUL


At the urging of Rabbi Yisrael Goldstein, the rabbi injured in the attack on synagogue in Poway, there's a grassroots effort all across the world to make a special effort to go to Shul - especially this Shabbat! The Jewish People will counter darkness with light and demonstrate that we will not be intimidated.

Join us for services this Shabbat morning. We will offer special prayers for the recovery of those wounded and after the service we'll join together for a light Kiddush lunch.

Together we will send a powerful and timeless message: Am Yisrael Chai!

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Please bring a friend and encourage others to #ShareShabbat. 


Before Shabbat, light candles for Lori Kaye and put on tefillin for the recovery of Rabbi Goldstein and the others injured.

A note about security

A. The safety, well-being and peace of mind of everyone who participates in the services and programs at Chabad Bay Area is of foremost importance to us. To that end, we have already started to implement stricter security protocols at Chabad Bay Area.

B. If you would like to help cover the cost of the purchase and installation of additional security enhancements needed (estimated at this point to cost $3,000 to $4,000), please donate here and write "security fund" in the 'Honor of' box.

C. Security measures are not shared publicly, but if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact the rabbi. 

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