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See you at the Torah Welcoming Celebration!

Torah Welcoming Celebration - w new date 

This Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3 pm!

The event is free and open to the entire community.

It is not too late to partner in the dedication by sponsoring a letter, verse, Aliya, Parsha and so on. A certificate with your dedication will be provided. 

Torah Dedications & RSVP 

More Fascinating topics in the Great Debates

Check out more of these FASCINATING Great Debates in the upcoming lessons:

  • Suicide at Masada - When national independence might mean a fighting to the bitter end - what's the right thing to do? Militant Nationalism vs National Religion.
  • The Maimonidean Controversy - Could you believe that Maimonides' epic works of Jewish teaching were once publicly burned? We'll explore Faith vs Reason.
  • Renewal of The Sanhedrin - After the expulsion of Jews from Spain, some thought it was time to force the hand of Jewish destiny. Active Messianism vs Passive Messianism.
  • Chasidism - The spiritual renaissance led by the Chasidic movement was not easily accepted at first. One of the great debates was about Divine Transcendence vs Divine Immanence.
  • Separation of Church and State - When public Menorahs first came about it sparked a great debate in the Jewish community. Religion in Public vs Religion as a Private Affair.

Thursday night: Simchat Torah & Sushi!


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

• Lots of delicious food, drinks and Simchat Torah dancing!
• Joy and fun for all ages! 
• Kids, come and dance in your own special Hakafa!

Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 pm
At Chabad Bay Area

Free of charge | RSVP optional - simply reply to this email  
To RSVP with a contribution/sponsorship please click here

Holiday - Services & Times

The 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 - Wednesday, Oct 11: 
    Light Candles at 6:36 pm
    Evening Services at 7:00 pm
    Featuring a light version of the "Hakafot" celebrating with the Torah
  • Shemini Atzeret Day - Thursday, Oct 12: 
    Shacharit Morning Services at 10:00 am
  • Simchat Torah Eve - Thursday, Oct 12
    Light Candles from a pre-existing flame after 7:28 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 - Friday, Oct 13
    Morning Service at 10:00 am
    Conclusion & Start of the Torah at 11:00 am
    Light Shabbat Candles at 6:34 pm from a pre-existing flame

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

Friday Morning: Conclusion & Start of Torah!

Torah (small)Join us as well on Simchat Torah Day

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

Friday, October 13

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

Sukkot Starts Tonight - Holiday Services Schedule


  • Wed, Oct 4 (Tonight - Sukkot Eve): 
    Evening Service at 7:30 pm - at Chabad Bay Area
    (Dinner Under the Stars at 8 pm - at rabbi's home, advance RSVP required).
  • Thursday - Friday, Oct 5-6 (First 2 days of Sukkot): 
    Shacharit Morning Service at 10 am - 12 pm
    If you cannot make it for the entire service, your are still welcome to stop by during that time to fulfill the special Mitzvah of Lulav and Etrog.

Services will be held at:
Chabad Bay Area, 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 (just pop in):

  • Thursday, Oct 5, between 4 and 6 pm.
  • Sunday, Oct 8, between 10 am and 12 pm.

Hope to see you! Happy Sukkot!

Start your year with Kabbalah!

Coffee and KabbalahWhat better way to kick off the new year than to enrich your mind with some fascinating and inspiring Torah study!

Come join us this Shabbat morning at 9:00 am for Coffee & Kabbalah!

No prior knowledge is required! 

Led by Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler

At Chabad Bay Area

Sunday: Tefillin & Breakfast in the SUKKAH!

Wrap Stars
Join us this Sunday morning for special edition of WrapStars featuring Tefillin wrap and light breakfast at the rabbi's Sukkah.

This Sunday, Oct 8 at 9:00 am
At Rabbi's Home Sukkah 

For men 13 and older. Beginners welcome! You don't have to have your own Tefillin to participate. 

Also, from 10 am to 12 pm the Sukkah will be open to everyone for "L'chaim, Shake and Cake" for anyone who wants to fulfill the Mitzvah of Lulav and Etrog as well as the Mitzvah of eating in the Sukkah. 

Citywide Sukkot Extravaganza

 Sukkot Extravaganza - click for info

This event is completely free, with free rides, entertainment and kosher food! 

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