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"Recovery Shabbat!" - Shabbat Morning

Please join us this Shabbat morning, September 2nd, for a special "Recovery Shabbat" service and Kiddush to reconnect with each other after the trying events of this week, to pray for those affected by the storm and to give thanks for the goodness we have in our lives.


Coffee & Kabbalah at 9 am 

Service starts at 10 am
Sermon & Torah Reading at around 11 am.
Service will be followed by a light Kiddush lunch.
(As always, feel free to come or leave at the time that works for you).

If you think you can likely make it, try to reply to this email (so we can get an approximate count for the Minyan and Kiddush). Of course, if you didn't reply, don't worry, please do come anyway :-)

Rays of Light

The rays of light piercing through the cloudy skies were too numerous to count.

So many kind, selfless, incredible mitzvot were done (and are being done!) to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Ruthy, Ida, Lori, Addison, were among the many who stopped by at Chabad Bay Area to donate food and supplies for displaced families. 

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Hurricane Harvey Relief

If you have been flooded out of your home and need assistance with clean up, food, supplies, etc, please let me know and please submit your info to the central Chabad Harvey Relief at:

To volunteer to help with the above: 

Shabbat Schedule

Weather conditions permitting, we will be holding services tomorrow morning.


  • Shacharit Morning Service at 10:00 am
    Sermon & Torah portion at around 11 am
    Torah portion: Shoftim
    Service followed by light Kiddush refershments

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Thank you for your participation! 

Photo of the Week

The five week "Read it in Hebrew" crash course, led by Malky Schmukler, got off to a great start this week! 

Hebrew Crash Course

Hebrew Crash Course 

With four more lessons to go, it is not too late to join in! Click here for more info and to register

Shabbat Schedule


  • Kabbalat Shabbat Service at 8:00 pm


  • Coffee and Kabbalah at 9:00 am

  • Shacharit Morning Service at 10:00 am
    Sermon & Torah Reading at around 11 am
    Torah portion: Re'eh
    "Shabbat Mevorchin" - Blessing the upcoming month of Elul
    Service followed by Kiddush lunch with hot cholent!

Hebrew Reading Course - This Tuesday!

Don't miss out on this very special opportunity to learn how to read Hebrew! The course starts this Tuesday. If you haven't yet reserved, please register ASAP

Advance registration is highly suggested, as student supplies are ordered accordingly. Thank you! 


More InformationRegister Today 

Photos of the Week

Tisha B'Av at Chabad Bay Area: Traditional Reading of Eicha (Book of Lamentations) on the Eve of the Fast, afternoon viewing of the film Denial, and a Minyan for the services at the end of the fast.

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FAQ: Sponsoring a Kiddush

Sponsoring a Kiddush is a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion (such as a birthday or anniversary) or remember a Yahrtzeit. For a regular Shabbat the suggested amount is $180 for kiddush lunch or $360 for a larger crowd and a more elaborate lunch.

Please contact the rabbi or Malky to reserve, or to find out about other options or organizing another type of celebration or event. 

Coffee & Kabbalah

Coffee and KabbalahJoin us Shabbat mornings for a fascinating and inspiring class on Kabbalah.

Saturdays at 9:00 AM
Everyone is invited!

Led by Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler

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