News & Shmooze

This Shabbat: Kiddush Lunch!

Join us this Shabbat - tomorrow, Saturday, May 27 - for special Kiddush Lunch after the morning service. 


9:00 am - Coffee & Kabbalah
10:00 am - Morning Service Begins (Torah reading/discussion at approx. 11:00 am)
12:00 pm approx - Kiddush Lunch!

Be a Holy Outfitter!

(Thank you to those who have already responded.  We are still in need of additional sponsors to obtain these important items - please consider joining in!) 

Our beautiful new Center for Jewish Life and Learning is yearning for two features to complete its decor:

  • Elegant window treatments
  • A few nice bookcases

If you would like to take part in the mitzvah of beautifying a room that's used for Torah study, prayer and Jewish celebration, please contact Rabbi Yitzi Schmukler at [email protected] or 281-724-1554, or simply submit your sponsorship at (mention your intention in the "In Honor" box).  

Items (partial sponsorships welcome):

  • Main room curtains: $300
  • Lobby & Rabbi's study curtains: $250
  • Bookcases (4 needed): $250 per case 

Thank you so much, may we merit to join in many Mitzvot together! 

Lag Ba'Omer Barbecue in Galveston! - This Thursday

Lag BaOmer BBQ at the Beach in Galveston

This Thursday, take in those cool ocean breezes and enjoy some delicious grilled fare as we celebrate the festival of Lag Ba'Omer with a fun barbecue on Galveston Island!

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm
On Galveston Island

Delicious food | Jewish and Israeli folk music | Drinks and more!

Free of charge | Contributions/Sponsorships welcome 

For location and RSVP please email: [email protected]

New course off to a great start!

Our newest JLI Course, Strength and Struggle, was off to a great start this week as we delved into the story of Jephtah and the scandal of child sacrifice. How could Jephtah make such an egregious mistake? What factors enabled it or allowed it to happen? What lessons can we learn from this painful episode?

With 5 more lessons to go, it is not too late to join in! Come check it out this Tuesday night as we take an up close look at the first king of Israel, King Saul. What was his promise, what was his failing? What lesson does it hold for us?

This Tuesday, 7:30 to 9:00 pm
At Chabad Bay Area, 2047 W. Main St, Suite B7

Remember, your first lesson is always free of charge and with no obligation.
$99 for the course (some scholarships and discounts available), $20 for beautiful student textbook. 

Video Preview - Strength & Struggle

For a sneak preview of all six lessons, click here.

This is going to be big!

Cheesecake-Strawberry.jpgWhen the holiday of Shavuot comes around we celebrate and spiritually re-connect to one of the most amazing events in world history: The giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai!

At Chabad of the Bay Area we celebrate it, and celebrate it BIG!

Join us on Sunday, June 12th for a Grand Shavuot Celebration:


  • Shavuot holiday service
  • Hear the reading of the Ten Commandments in the original
  • Enjoy a most delicious dairy kiddush lunch, with some of our all time favorite homemade cheesecakes, blintzes, an ice cream party and much more (some so delicious that we are not yet permitted to expose)!   

So save the date and be sure to tell your friends, because this is one holiday celebration that you just don't want to miss!

This Sunday: JKids "Everyone Say Cheesecake!"

Cheesecake-Strawberry.jpgJoin us as JKids gets together for another fun event!

We'll be gearing up for the holiday of Shavuot with delicious Cheesecake making! Let's go have some creative kitchen fun as you craft your very own mouth-watering cheesecake! In addition to fun food and crafts, there'll also be special JKids games and prizes!

Sunday, May 15
2:00 to 3:30 pm

RSVP to [email protected]  
Suggested Cover: $5 child / $36 sponsor

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