News & Shmooze

Photo of the Week - Cooking Workshop!

Participants poured, measured, mixed, squeezed, chopped, tasted and otherwise just had a fun time at the Jewish Women's Circle's pre-High Holiday Cooking Workshop!

 Photo - JWC Cooking Workshop

Click for more pictures on Facebook!

Monday & Tuesday: Rosh Hashanah Services


Invite your friends to join you!

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

Highlights not to be missed include the reading of the Torah at around 11 am and the sounding of the Shofar at around noon.

Please see Upcoming Events for a detailed schedule.

Reserve Free (optional donation)

Tashlich at the Creek

TashlichJoin us on the first day of Rosh Hashana, Monday, October 3, for the beautiful custom of "Tashlich."

We'll be meeting at 5:30 pm outside the home of one our friendly neighbors, located at 318 Lafayette Ln, League City, TX 77573 (Lafayette/Hobbs is the first light west of the I-45, the house is at the end of the cul-de-sac). The short Tashlich ceremony will be held in their backyard alongside Clear Creek.

Last chance to RSVP - Rosh Hashanah Dinner!


Not yet reserved? We can still get you in for the Rosh Hashanah Dinner!

Join us for a delicious, full course, Community Rosh Hashanah Dinner on the Eve of Rosh Hashanah, Sunday, October 2, 2016!

Services will be at 7:00 pm
Dinner will be at 7:30 pm

At Chabad Bay Area. Advance reservations are required. Make it personal, make it fun - invite your friends to join you!

Cover: $26 adult, $10 child (3-12)

Reserve Free - High Holiday Services!

High Holidays 

Join us at the Chabad Bay Area - Center for Jewish Life & Learning for meaningful and joyful High Holiday Services!


  • Light Kiddush refreshments after daytime services
  • Guided service with inspiring explanations
  • Hebrew-English prayerbooks
  • Daytime Children's Program (11 am to 1 pm)
  • Buffet break-fast after Yom Kippur

As always, there is NO CHARGE for services. When reserving you will have the option to make a contribution, your support, if possible, is most appreciated and helps make this and other quality programs available to everyone regardless of financial ability.



  • Rosh Hashana Eve: Sun, Oct 2
  • Rosh Hashana Days: Mon-Tue, Oct 3-4
  • Yom Kippur Eve (Kol Nidrei): Tue, Oct 11
  • Yom Kippur Day:  Wed, Oct 12

Get in the spirit: Pre-High Holiday Class!


 Treat yourself to a fascinating evening as we peel away the layers to discover the deeper spiritual story behind the High Holy Days!

Be ready to welcome the new year with a fresh perspective as we journey through, 'From the Basic to the Kabbalistic!'

Bonus: What's the significance to this year's number 5777?

Tuesday, September 27 at 7:30 pm

 At Chabad Bay Area

Please Note: This class will take the place of this week's Tuesday night Parsha class.

Photo Album - Gratitude Seminar

Photo - Gratitude Seminar

See photo ablum 

Great reviews came in from last week's Gratitude Seminar & Brunch: Waking Up to Life; with participants describing it as "one of our best ever" and "I was very inspired, I already know who I will be sharing my Modeh Ani cards with..."

By Divine Providence, Mendel Cotlar's family launched a website this Monday on his birthday called - check it out!

RSVP for Jewish Women's Circle - Sunday!


The Jewish Women's Circle is ready to kick off a new season!  

Ladies, come join Malky and crew for a fun and delicious pre-Rosh Hashanah Cooking Workshop, where we'll try our hand at preparing some fun and tasty holiday dishes! You'll get to cook, taste and take something home!

Sunday, September 25, 7:00 pm

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

Suggested Cover: $10 per person / $25 Sponsor
For ladies and girls 12 and older!

More info:
[email protected] / 281-724-1554 

Join this Sunday's Gratitude Seminar & Brunch

Learn more about the inspiration behind this seminar.
Watch the background video.

The Gratitude Seminar & Brunch! Sunday, September 18, 2016 

Enjoy an inspiring 90-minute seminar and brunch exploring the crossroads of Judaism and positive psychology on the theme of gratitude with a focus on the Jewish prayer of Modeh Ani.

Sunday, September 18
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

At Chabad Bay Area

Reserve Now

Advance Registration: $18
Registration at the Door: $25 
Includes seminar, brunch & take-home student portfolio packet.

Photo of the Week

The beautiful new bookcases arrived this week! In addition to housing our prayer-books, Chumashim, and so on, the bookcases will provide a place for our soon to be launched Judaica Library. 


Thank you to the many people who stepped forward to help sponsor the Shul beautification, including the bookcases and window treatments.

Still on our wish list: A large flat screen for classes and films and furniture for the children's room. Also, if you are possibly interested in sponsoring a Bimah (Torah reading table) and Amud (Cantor's lectern), please contact Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler for more information. 

Tuesday night Parsha Class

This Tuesday night, come and check out the popular Tuesday night Parsha Class! 

Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm 
Free of charge

Led by Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler
At Chabad Bay Area

About the Parsha Class:
Broaden your Torah knowledge as we delve into the weekly Torah portion, examining classical and modern commentaries to discover fascinating insights and powerful lessons for our lives.  

No services this Shabbat (9/3)

Please note that services will not be held this Shabbat (Labor Day Weekend) at Chabad Bay Area. 

The Tuesday night class will be held on Tue, Sept 6 as usual. 

We will resume our regular Shabbat schedule next week. 

Final week to get in - Bay Area Jewish Calendar!

Last chance to submit your date dedication or ad for next year's Bay Area Jewish Calendar. Act fast to join in!

Dedicate a date:

  • Honor the people you love by dedicating their special date.
  • Only $25 per date!

Place a business ad:

  • Give your business exposure while helping a good cause!

Order Online: 
date dedications | advertisements

Ad proceeds help support the work of Chabad Bay Area.  Questions? Contact our office by replying to this email or calling 281-724-1554. Thank you!

Looking for older posts? See the sidebar for the Archive.