News & Shmooze

This Tuesday: Try our new course, "The Dilemma"

Come and join us this Tuesday night, January 31 at 7:30 pm for the opening lesson of our brand-new JLI course!

If you enjoy intellectual stimulation, discussing modern-day dilemmas and getting a taste of real Jewish learning, then you will LOVE this course!

Watch these short clips to get a quick preview of some of the dilemmas we'll be delving into:

Video Preview: Pearl on a Plate
 Watch this Dilemma 

The Dilemma : Modern Dilemmas. Talmudic Debates. Your Solutions.

Apply mind-bending, brain-stretching Talmudic reasoning to solve real-life modern dilemmas—situations that actually happened yet seem impossible to solve. What do you do when your gut tells you one thing, and your brain tells you another? Prepare for a mental expedition to mind-wrestle with situations that force us to choose between two reasonable truths.

Analyze, discuss, and debate Talmudic texts with live interactive polling for an authentic taste of original, dynamic Talmud study. 

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6 Tuesdays
Starting January 31, 2017

7:30 - 9:00 pm

Info and registration: or

This Thursday: Women's Circle - Jewelry Making Workshop!


Thursday, February 2 at 7:30 pm

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The Jewish Women’s Circle is a fun night out just for you! Relax, socialize and meet new friends, while exploring contemporary and traditional Jewish topics through workshops and creative hands-on activities.

For ladies and girls 12 and up 

RSVP Online or by replying to this email 

Recap & Photos: Entebbe Lecture

A beautiful crowd filled up the main event room at Chabad Bay Area for a fascinating talk by former IDF "Red Beret" Paratrooper Sasson Reuven. It was inspiring to hear the amazing details of the lead-up to the Raid On Entebbe and the rescue mission itself, told first-hand by one of the heroes who took part in it.

Photo Album On Facebook 

 Entebbe Album

Shabbat Morning Class & Service

Join us this Shabbat morning for Coffee & Kabbalah, an inspiring service and Torah portion discussion - followed by light Kiddush lunch!


  • Coffee and Kabbalah at 9:00 am

  • Shacharit Morning Service at 10:00 am
    Shabbat Rosh Chodesh
    Reading/Discussion Torah Portion at around 11 am
    Va'eira - Let My People Go!

    Service followed by light Kiddush lunch with hot "Cholent"

In the News: Entebbe Lecture

There was a very nice write up in last Saturday's Galveston Daily News about the Entebbe talk. Check it out. 

Galveston Daily News article about the Entebbe Lecture at Chabad Bay Area 

Sunday: Supermarket Kosher Tour

Map HEB Bay Colony

Did you know that your average supermarket carries some 25,000 Kosher certified products?

OK, OU, Star-K, HKA... Ever found yourself slightly bewildered by the myriad of Kosher symbols and codes?

Join us this Sunday for a guided tour of one of our local supermarkets with an eye on identifying Kosher products.  

Led by Rabbi Yitzchok & Malky Schmukler

  • Where? HEB Bay Colony (I-45 & 646)
  • When? This Sunday, Jan. 22 at 10:30 am 

We'll meet outside the store entrance at 10:30 am. Reservations not required but suggested. Simply email [email protected] or call us at 281-724-1554. 

RSVP for Wednesday: "Operation Thunderbolt!"

Join us this Wednesday evening for a fascinating and inspiring talk by Sasson Reuven, one of the Israeli commandos from the famous Raid On Entebbe.

2 options:

Talk Only: Starts at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm)
Advance Tickets $10 / At the Door $15

Sponsor - Includes Pre-Talk Reception:
Dessert & Salads Buffet starting at 6:15 pm
Starting at only $36 per person

*Sponsors of $180 or more  will also receive a hardcover copy of the book Operation Thunderbolt (by acclaimed military historian Saul David) - inscribed by our guest speaker. 

Event Info | Reserve Today 

Hear the inside story of one of the greatest victories against terror from a hero who risked his life to save others in their time of need.  

Watch this Preview

Video Promo - Operation Thunderbolt 


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What would you say?

Lindsay was dining at a restaurant and encountered this ethical dilemma. What's your opinion on the matter?

Watch this Dilemma 

Check out our upcoming course, The Dilemma, at 

Jewish Young Professionals Retreat in Texas

Jewish Young Professionals Retreat at Horseshoe Bay Resort

CYP retreat  

Join Young Jewish Professionals (ages 25 to 35) from across the Lone Star State for a beautiful Shabbat retreat at the relaxing and welcoming Horseshoe Bay Resort in the heart of Texas hill country. Enjoy excellent catering, premium cocktails and wonderful programming along with some great activities like hiking the famous Enchanted mountain and more. This promises to be a weekend you won’t want to miss, so come connect, inspire and enjoy!  

Know a Jewish young professional? Please share it with them! 

Contact Rabbi Schmukler for more info. 

Tuesday - Kosher Class - Part 2!

We had a beautiful turn-out for the first part of  "Kosher: Peeling Away the Layers."

Join us this Tuesday at 7:30 pm for part 2!

Please note: each class can be enjoyed on its own (it is not necessary to have been at the first class).

Broaden your knowledge and get a much richer understanding on the topic of Kosher.

We'll explore it all: The history, the deeper meanings, the myths and the facts. Is it true that pig will be kosher in the Messianic Era? From the practical to the theoretical, ask the questions about Kosher that you've always wondered about. 

There will be one more get together where we'll take a tour of one of our local supermarkets with an eye on identifying Kosher products.  

Led by Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler

Part 2: Tuesday, Jan. 17th at 7:30 pm
Supermarket Kosher Tour: Sunday, Jan. 22 at 10:30 am (Tentative)

FREE of Charge
RSVP optional: [email protected]

This Sunday: Fast of 10 Tevet

This Sunday, January 8, is a fast day known as "Asarah B'Tevet" (The 10th Day in the Month of Tevet). 

On the 10th of Tevet of the year 3336 (425 BCE), the armies of the Babylonian emperor Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem. Thirty months later the city walls were breached, and on Av 9th of that year, the Holy Temple was destroyed. The Jewish people were exiled to Babylonia for 70 years.

Tevet 10 is observed as a day of fasting, mourning and repentance. We refrain from food and drink from daybreak to nightfall, and add the Selichot and other special supplements to our prayers.

Fast Times (Clear Lake Area):
Starts at 5:57 am and Ends at 6:05 pm 

Rabbi to Open Council Meeting

Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler will be delivering the invocation to open the first council meeting of the year 2017 for League City. 

This Tuesday, January 10 at 6 pm
At City Hall

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