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In the News

This month's issue of League City Connection features a full page write up on Mendel Cotlar, OBM, and the JLI Gratitude Seminars held in his memory at Chabad Bay Area and around the world.

Photo of article in League City Connection 

Read the article: 
"Young boy with rare disease offers lessons in hope and gratitude"

Monday Eve: Simchat Torah & Sushi!


 Join us for a lively, one-of-a-kind, Simchat Torah celebration.

• Dance with Torah Scrolls and Dine on Sushi Rolls (and more)! 
• Delicious Buffet Refreshments
• Joy and fun for all ages! 

Monday, October 24th at 7:30 pm
At Chabad Bay Area

Free of charge | RSVP by replying to this email  
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Tuesday Morning: Conclusion & Start of Torah!

Torah (small)Join us on Simchat Torah Day

Grand conclusion of Torah and starting anew from of the book of Breishit - Genesis!

Tuesday, October 25th

  • 10:00 am - Shacharit Morning Service
  • 11:00 am - Kiddush Refreshments, Concluding the Torah and Starting from the Beginning!

Upcoming Holiday - Services & Times

candle lighting 3The grand finale to the High Holiday season are the joyous holidays of Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah!

In addition to the very special Simchat Torah Celebrations (see above), here's a full schedule of the holiday services:


  • Shemini Atzeret Eve - Sunday, Oct 23 
    Light Candles at 6:23 pm
    Evening Services at 6:45 pm
    Featuring a light version of the "Hakafot" celebrating with the Torah
  • Shemini Atzeret Day - Monday, Oct 24 
    Shacharit Morning Services at 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • Simchat Torah Eve - Monday, Oct 24
    Light Candles from a pre-existing flame after 7:16 pm
    Evening Service & Grand 'Simchat Torah Sushi' Celebration at 7:30 pm
    Featuring 'Hakafot' dancing with the Torah and a delicious buffet!
  • Simchat Torah Day - Tuesday, Oct 25
    Morning Service at 10:00 am
    Conclusion & Start of the Torah at 11:00 am
    Holiday Ends at 7:16 pm

Services will be held at:
Chabad Bay Area - Center for Jewish Life and Learning 
2047 W. Main St, #B7, League City

In your mailbox: Bay Area Jewish Calendar

Watch your mailbox this week for the Bay Area Jewish Calendar 5777 (2016-2017)!

Shabbat Service Schedule

Join us for a traditional service enhanced by beautiful Chassidic melodies, interesting insights into the prayers and a brief discussion on the weekly Torah portion. A light Kiddush lunch follows the service.

Please note: You are welcome to arrive and leave at your convenience and at any time.  


  • Coffee and Kabbalah at 9:00 am

  • Shacharit Morning Service at 10:00 am
    Reading/Discussion Torah Portion: 'The Song' of Haazinu 
    Service followed by light Kiddush lunch

Dinner Under the Stars - Sunday night!

Just a few seats left for Dinner Under the Stars on Sunday night. Please reserve as soon as possible! 


Dinner Under the Stars 
Enjoy a delicious, full-course holiday dinner in our beautiful Sukkah!

Sunday, Oct 16 
First night of Sukkot

Evening Service 7:00 pm (at Chabad Bay Area)
Dinner Under the Stars 7:30 pm (at rabbi's house)

If possible, please park at Chabad Bay Area parking lot. The Sukkah is at the rabbi's house, a short 5 minute walk from the center. Home address & directions will be emailed to reserved guests.

Suggested Cover: 
$26 adult, $10 child, $72 sponsor


Sukkot Prayer Services


  • Sun, Oct 16 (Sukkot Eve): 
    Evening Service at 7:00 pm
  • Mon-Tue, Oct 17-18 (First 2 days of Sukkot): 
    Shacharit Morning Service at 10 am - 12 pm

Services will be held at:
Chabad Bay Area - Center for Jewish Life and Learning 
2047 W. Main St, #B7, League City

L'chaim, Cake & Shake in the Sukkah!

Sukkah 1Don't have your own Lulav and Etrog set, or your own Sukkah? Don't fret. Mi Sukkah, es su Sukkah! 

You are invited to come on over during this holiday of Sukkot, to shake the Lulav & Etrog, and sit down with the rabbi at his home for some cake & l'chaim in the Sukkah!

L'chaim, Cake & Shake Schedule (Sukkot begins Sunday night):

  • Monday & Tuesday (Oct 17-18), between 4 and 6 pm (just pop in).
  • Wednesday or Thursday (call 281-724-1554 to schedule).

Hope to see you! Happy Sukkot!

Act fast to order Lulav & Etrog

Wouldn't it be nice to have your very own Lulav & Etrog (The 4 species: Palm, Citron, Myrtle and Willow) this Sukkot?

We are pleased to make this service available to you. We'll be ordering good quality kosher sets, grown in Israel from original heirloom etrogim of the famed Calabria, Italy stock.

Cost: Good Kosher Set: $54 | Premium Quality Set: $75.

To order, please use our Event Reservation form and select 'Lulav & Etrog Order'.

 If you prefer to order via email or phone:  [email protected] | 281-724-1554

NOTE: Your Lulav and Etrog will be available for pickup from the rabbi's house on Sunday, Oct 16th (Sukkot begins that evening).

Services Schedule for Yom Kippur

Reserve Free

• 'Kol Nidrei' Service: 6:30 pm

• Morning Service: 9:30 am 
• Yizkor during morning service
• Afternoon Service & Neilah: 5:00 pm 
• Refreshing break-fast at conclusion

At Chabad Bay Area
2047 W. Main St, Suite B7, League City

Hotel Accommodations Available 
At the nearby Super 8 - Just a 5-minute walk
Call the Hotel at (281) 338-0800

High Holiday Giving

Donate Online (225)Please consider including Chabad of the Bay Area in your holiday charitable giving. It is with your partnership that we are able to offer warm & welcoming opportunities for Jewish living, learning and celebration to everyone.

Please click below:

Thank you very much! In the merit of your generous Tzedakah may G-d Bless you and yours with a good, sweet, healthy, happy and prosperous year! 

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