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Time to RSVP: Holiday Dinner - Wednesday night!

Join us on Rosh Hashana Eve, this Wednesday, September 24th, for a delicious community dinner!

Space is filling up fast, please RSVP as soon as possible. 


Reserve Online

Share the spirit - Invite your friends to join in as well! 

Tashlich at Clear Creek

Tashlich.jpgJoin us on the first day of Rosh Hashana, Thursday, September 25th, for the beautiful custom of "Tashlich." 

Meet up at Rabbi Yitzi and Malky's home (1910 Claiborne Dr) at 6:00 pm, for the short walk to Clear Creek and the brief Tashlich ceremony at the water. 


Next week: Rosh Hashana Services

Invite your friends to join you!

Rosh Hashana - in League City at 501 Gulf Fwy S 
Yom Kippur - in Pearland at the Courtyard Marriott 

Join us for guided services that are lively, inspiring and inclusive. Hebrew-English prayer books provided. Kiddush refreshments after each Rosh Hashana day-time service!

Highlights not to be missed include the sounding of the Shofar on Thursday and Friday at around noon. 

Please see graphic below, or Upcoming Events column (scroll down on right), for schedule details.

 High Holiday Services

RESERVE TODAY! Reservations are free (donation appreciated), or 713-398-2460.

Be a Sponsor

Want to stay over for Yom Kippur?

Treat yourself to a most pleasant Yom Kippur by staying over at the hotel where Yom Kippur services will be held.

A special rate of $99 has been arranged with the Courtyard Marriott hotel for Yom Kippur. 

Call Marriott Reservations at 1-800-321-2211 and identify yourself as part of the Chabad of the Bay Area group staying at the Courtyard Houston Pearland located at 11200 Broadway St, Ste. 2000, Pearland, TX 77584.

If you plan on staying over, please drop us an email at [email protected]  

Yom Kippur Eve is Friday, Oct 3. 

Sukkot Dinner Under the Stars

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We invite you to join us for a delicious holiday dinner and an exquisite Sukkot experience, held in our big, friendly Sukkah, under the Starry Texas Sky!

Dinner Under the Stars will be held on the first night of Sukkot, Wednesday, October 8, 7:30 pm.

Reservations are required: Suggested donation $25 adult, $12 child. Sponsorship opportunities available. RSVP online.

Save these dates

Mega Challah Bake

Join hundreds of Jewish women from all over the Houston area for a unity Challah Bake on Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 pm. More info

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The Worldwide Shabbat Project 

Join us on Friday Evening, October 24 for a large unity Shabbat dinner in conjunction with the worldwide Shabbat Project. Stay tuned for details. 

Tuesday night: The Story of Chana

Join us this Tuesday night for another episode of Weekly Wisdom! 

This week's topic:

The Story of Chana:
How One Woman's Heartfelt Cry Influenced Jewish Prayer for All Time

The Haftorah of the first day of Rosh Hashana tells the story of Chana, the mother of Samuel. Discover the story behind the story, and learn how the powerful insights and lessons contained within can enhance the way you relate to the Divine.

This Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00 pm 
1910 Claiborne Dr, League City, TX

Free of charge | Be a sponsor 
Invite your friends to join you!

Info & reservations (optional): 
[email protected] | 713-398-2460

"Weekly Wisdom" meets on Tuesdays for study and discussion on a variety of fascinating and relevant Jewish topics. All are welcome!

Dedicate a "Machzor"

DEDICATE A "MACHZOR" (High Holiday Prayer Book) 
Dedicate a "Machzor" to honor or memorialize a loved one. 
An elegant personalized sticker will appear on the inside cover. 
Only $36 per book! 

Use: (mention "Prayer Book Dedication" in the dedication box at the bottom), or contact our office.

Tuesday night: A Guided Tour through the High Holiday Prayerbook

The "Weekly Wisdom" class is open to everyone and meets for study and discussion on fascinating and relevant Jewish topics.

This week's topic:

A Guided Tour through the High Holiday Prayerbook!
Ever feel like you've got "the what page are we on in the synagogue blues?" (Song by Moshe Yess). Gain a solid understanding of the history, structure and reasons for the various prayers, and delve deeper into their meanings so that you can come to Shul this year primed and pumped for a powerful and positive High Holiday experience!

tourist_map.png This Tuesday, September 9 at 8:00 pm
1910 Claiborne Dr, League City, TX

Free of charge | Be a sponsor
Invite your friends to join you!

Info & reservations (optional): 
[email protected] | 713-398-2460

Wednesday: Fun ladies' night out - Glass Etching & Caramel Apples!

Ladies and girls (12+) are invited to this exciting Jewish Women's Circle event: 

 Jewish Women's Circle - Glass Etching and Caramel Apples!

Reserve Online or by replying to this email. 

Upcoming JLI Course Granted Accreditation by the American Psychological Association (APA)


We are pleased to announce that the upcoming JLI course, How Happiness Thinks, will be accredited by the prestigious American Psychological Association (APA) for 15 Continuing Education (CE) Credits.

While the course is geared to the general public, professionals who require APA Continuing Education Credits for their work will gain an extra benefit!

  • Psychologists (PhD, PsyD)
  • Psychiatrists (MD)
  • Social Workers (MSW or LCSW)
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
  • Counselors and assorted other mental health professionals 

Stay tuned for more info about the course. In the meantime, here's a short description: 

Since the dawn of time, man has been ever-fascinated by the workings of the human brain. Only recently, scientists have been discovering the underlying dynamics that shape and influence our frame of mind--new ways to cope with anxiety and stress, steps that we can take to crystallize our self-concept, and practical tools we can use to build the resilience and grit to ride through any challenge life throws our way.

Surprisingly, Torah and the Talmud have for centuries advocated various approaches to achieving happiness; ideas that are only now being confirmed through scientific observation. How Happiness Thinks offers a Jewish roadmap to happier living. Every lesson contains poignant insights into how our minds operate with practical steps you can take to boost your happiness levels to places unimaginable.

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