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Photo Album - Grand Opening

A wonderful crowd turned out this past Sunday for the Grand Opening and Inauguration of the Chabad Bay Area's new Center for Jewish Life and Learning! 

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 Grand Opening - Ribbon Cutting

Grand Opening - Ribbon Cutting 2 

Joining in the ribbon cutting at the Chabad Bay Area – Center for Jewish Life & Learning. L-R: Shlomi Wolraich, Galveston; Rabbis Shimon Lazaroff, Houston; Rabbi Yitzchok and Malky Schmukler, directors; Mardy Schweitzer, Clear Lake; Lynn Donovan, Galveston; Councilwoman Heidi Hansing, League City; Ida Diamond, League City. 

Did you know?

Our friends are sometimes surprised to learn that Chabad of the Bay Area is not funded by outside sources, rather it is the grass-roots support from the community we serve and friends and admirers who really make our work possible. 

As we near the end of 2015, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution and stay tuned for details about our special upcoming End of the Year Matching Campaign to be held on December 17th.

Your partnership and support at this time is not only a vote of confidence, but vital to enabling our efforts to provide warm, welcoming and innovative programming to Jewish people throughout the Bay Area regardless of background or affiliation.

This Sunday: Grand Opening!


Join us for the Grand Opening & Inauguration of the new
Chabad of the Bay Area
Center for Jewish Life and Learning 

This Sunday, November 22
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Delicious Buffet Brunch!
Greetings from Dignitaries!
Ribbon Cutting!
Free Door Prize!
Moonbounce & Kids Activity!

RSVP (optional) Free

To contribute towards the new center click here

Tomorrow: Special Shabbat w/ Lunch!

Join us tomorrow Saturday, November 14th for a special Shabbat!

9:00 am - Coffee & Kabbalah
10:00 am - Morning Service Begins (Torah reading at approx. 11:00 am).
Sponsored by Alex & Dara Dinur in honor of their daughter Ella's birthday!

Exciting Chanukah Events - Save the Dates!

"Chanukah in Outer Space!" at Baybrook Mall
Monday, December 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm
2nd Night of Chanukah

Chanukah on the Strand 
At Saengerfest Park, Galveston
Wednesday, December 9 at 7:00 pm
4th Night of Chanukah

Pearland Menorah Lighting
At Pearland Town Center
Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 5:30 pm
8th Night of Chanukah

Photo of the week

Shluchim Picture

Thousands of rabbis attending the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries (Kinus Hashluchim) pose for the annual group portrait in front of Lubavitch World Headquarters in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.  The corresponding women's convention of Shluchot (Emisasries) is held in February. Can you spot our rabbi in the picture?

Tuesday night at Journey of the Soul: Heaven, Hell & Reincarnation

Haven't signed up for our JLI course, Journey of the Soul, but would be interested in checking it out?

How about joining us this Tuesday night to for your free sample lesson, as we discuss the Jewish take on Heaven, Hell and Reincarnation.

Tuesday, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
At Chabad Bay Area, 2047 W. Main St, Suite B7, League City


The Gala Banquet of the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Emissaries will air live Sunday evening, November 8, at 6:30 pm ET (5:30 Central) on 

The gala banquet culminates a five-day annual conference attended by more than 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, lay leaders and supporters in New York. 

Log on to to watch this extraordinary webcast.

Watch Conference 


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