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Thank you to all of our 'Day of Giving' donors!

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Wow!!! We did it! Thank you to everyone who was able to join in to help us reach our goal! An extra special thanks to our matchers, Daniel and Sarah Emunah Wein, Marvin and Marilyn Bein and two more anonymous friends who came forward to make this possible! Together you are helping to make the flame of Yiddishkeit burn brighter in the Bay Area!

We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank ALL OF YOU who have given so generously at various times throughout the year! 

We are touched by your generosity and partnership! May each and every one of you be blessed with only revealed good for you and your family!

If you still want to join with an end of year tax-deductible donation:

Thank you again!!

Check out the Chanukah Photo Albums!

 What an uplifting and joyous Chanukah it was in the Bay Area!

Check out the photo albums:

Thursday: 24 Hour Matching Campaign!

Day of Giving

Click here to join the Day of Giving - Matching Campaign. 

Join us online this Thursday, December 21 - the 3rd of Tevet - for an extraordinary 24 hour fundraising campaign! For 24 hours only, every dollar that you donate will be doubled on the spot by matching donors! That's right - doubled!

Chabad of the Bay Area counts entirely on the grass-roots support of people like yourself to enable its work. Your participation in this special campaign will help us cover this year's budget and be on firm ground for continued activities and growth in 2018.

Sunday! 'Share the Light' CHANUKAH CONCERT! (RSVP Optional)

Watch the Concert Promo Video! 

 Share the Light CHANUKAH CONCERT - Starring The Solomon Brothers from Israel - As see on THE VOICE! Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Saengerfest Park, Galveston, TX

Sunday, December 17, 2017
Food Opens 5:00 pm | Program Starts 5:30 pm

At Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand St, Galveston, TX  


Optional: Reserve a seat!
Get the reserved seats and Deli Food combo package!
Sponsorship Options

Chanukah Concert - Details 

Invite your friends to join  you at this very special Chanukah celebration! 

Photo of the Week

 Chanukah Pearland 5778

Children take part in the lighting of final candle at last night's Menorah Lighting at Pearland Town Center mall. 

End-of-Year Giving

As an independent non-profit, Chabad of the Bay Area is made possible by your partnership and generosity (all of our funding is grass-roots, we receive no funding from any central body). Every little bit counts and makes a big difference.

Please consider making Chabad of the Bay Area a part of your end of year, tax-deductible giving.

We are also excited to once again be launching a special one-day gift matching campaign (see next post). If you wish to donate now, please see the info below:

To Donate Online:

By Mail: Chabad of the Bay Area, 1910 Claiborne Dr, League City, TX 77573

Additional Options: From your Donor Advised Fund (ie, Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, etc. - we are set up with DAF Direct). Some find it advantageous to donate appreciated Securities (Stocks), please contact the rabbi. 

Thank you and may you be blessed in return with material prosperity many times over!

Chanukah - When to light on Friday & Sat night?

When Chanukah falls on Friday night, we light the Chanukah candles before lighting the Shabbat candles (today at 5:06 pm).  

On Saturday night, we wait for Shabbat to end at nightfall (this Shabbat at 6:03 pm), recite Havdallah and then kindle the Menorah.

See for a complete Chanukah guide, including the blessings for lighting the candles.  

Happy Chanuka and Shabbat Shalom!

*Above times are for the Clear Lake Area 

This Shabbat: Rabbi's Birthday Kiddush!

Join us this Shabbat (Dec 9) for a special Kiddush sponsored in honor of the rabbi's birthday! 



  • Kabbalat Shabbat Service 5:45 to 6:15 pm


  • Coffee and Kabbalah at 9:00 am
  • Shacharit Morning Service at 10:00 am
    Torah Portion & remarks at around 11 am
    Vayeshev - Joseph Gets Sold Into Slavery 
    Service followed by full Kiddush lunch sponsored The Schmukler Family in honor of the Rabbi's Birthday!

Sunday: JKids - Make Chanukah Doughnuts!

Join J-Kids in Action this Sunday, December 10 at 2:00 to 3:30 pm as we roll, dip and sprinkle to create our very own delicious Chanukah doughnuts! Have fun with your favorite toppings and learn something about Chanukah too!

For kids 5-12 

RSVP: [email protected] or call 281-724-1554

Cost: $5 / $25 sponsor
To reserve online click here

Photo of the week: Final JLI Lesson

JLI Class - Fall 5778 - Great Debates in Jewish History

Class photo (not everyone present) of the 6th and final lesson in the JLI Course, Great Debates! A great time was had by all as we delved into some of the great debates from Jewish history.

Stay tuned for the next course (starting February): The Art of Communication 

Thursday 12/4: Menorah Lighting in Pearland!


Join us on Thursday, Dec 14 at 6:30 pm for a festive Menorah lighting, lively music, free raffle and traditional Chanukah treats!

At Pearland Town Center Mall
(Near the Outdoor Pavilion)
11200 Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584

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