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Monday Night: Grand Simchat Torah Celebration!

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

Simchas Torah DANCE & DINE 

Dance & Dine!

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

Monday, October 1 at 7:30 pm
At Chabad Bay Area

Event PageOptional Reservation 

Tuesday Morning: Conclusion & Start of Torah!

Join us as well on Simchat Torah Day - Tuesday, October 2

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

10:00 am - Shacharit Morning Service

11:00 am - Kiddush Refreshments, Concluding the Torah and Starting from the Beginning!

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 - Sunday, Sept 30: 

  • Evening Services at 7:15 pm
    Featuring a light version of the "Hakafot" celebrating with the Torah

Shemini Atzeret Day - Monday, Oct 1: 

  • Shacharit Morning Services at 10:00 am

Simchat Torah Eve - Monday, Oct 1:

  • Evening Service & Grand Simchat Torah Celebration at 7:30 pm 
    Featuring 'Hakafot' dancing with the Torah, L'chaims and a delicious buffet!

Simchat Torah Day - Tuesday, Oct 2:

  • Morning Service at 10:00 am
  • Conclusion & Start of the Torah at 11:00 am

No WrapStars this week

WrapStars Tefillin & Breakfast will not be held this Sunday, 9/30, as Tefillin are not worn during the holiday of Sukkot. We will back on next week!

You can still RSVP: Dinner Under the Stars!

Last chance to reserve for the annual Dinner Under the Stars!

Enjoy a delicious holiday dinner and an exquisite Sukkot experience, held in our big, friendly Sukkah, under the Starry Texas Sky!

On the first night of Sukkot:

Sunday, September 23, 2018
Evening Service 7:30 pm
Dinner 8:00 pm

Both the service and dinner will be held at the rabbi's home. Please reserve for address. 

Suggested Cover:
$26 adult, $10 child (ages 3-12)
Sponsorship: $72 / $180 / $360


L'chaim, Cake & Shake in the Sukkah!

Don'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 (just pop in):

  • Tuesday, Sept 5, between 5 and 7 pm

Hope to see you! Happy Sukkot!

Sukkot Services Schedule


Sun, Sept 23 - Sukkot Eve: 

  • Evening Service at 7:30 pm - at rabbi's home
  • (Dinner Under the Stars at 8 pm - at rabbi's home, advance RSVP required)

Monday-Tuesday, Sept 24-25 - First 2 days of Sukkot: 

  • Shacharit Morning Service at 10 am - 12 pm
    at Chabad Bay Area

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. Or join us for L'chaim, Cake & Shake (see in this email).

Note: The Sukkot holiday continues Sept 26-30 with "Chol Hamo'ed" - The Intermediate Days of Sukkot. To learn more about the Sukkot holiday, visit

Yom Kippur Services


Join us for guided services that are livelyinspiring and inclusive. Hebrew-English prayer books provided. 

Schedule for Yom Kippur

Tue Eve & Wed, Sept 18-19

  • Kol Nidrei 7:00 pm
  • Morning Service starts at 9:00 am
  • Afternoon & Neilah at 5:15 pm
  • Break-Fast at the end

No membership required. Optional High Holiday Reservation or Sponsorship is appreciated.

Order your Lulav & Etrog

etroglulav.jpgWe are pleased to once again provide you with the opportunity to have your very own Lulav & Etrog set for the holiday of Sukkot.

Orders need to be placed as soon as possible to guarantee availability.


  • Fine Kosher Set: $60
  • Extra Fine "Mehudar" Set: $100

Order here (select "Lulav & Etrog Order" in the event drop down selection). Or reply to this email to reserve. 

Note: No WrapStars this Sunday

WrapStars Tefillin and Breakfast will not be held this Sunday, Sept 9.

Give Tzedakah in honor of Rosh Hashana

It is customary to give Tzedakah before the Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

At this special time, please consider making a donation to Chabad of the Bay Area to join in our efforts providing warm and welcoming opportunities for Jewish living, learning and celebration to everyone.

Make a Contribution 

We thank you very much for your partnership and support!

In the merit of your generous Tzedakah may G-d Bless you and yours with a good, sweet, healthy, happy and prosperous year! 

Tashlich at the Creek


Join us on the first day of Rosh Hashana, Monday, Sept. 10, for the beautiful custom of "Tashlich."

We'll be meeting at 5:30 pm outside Rabbi Yitzchok and Malky's home on Claiborne Dr. From there we will walk over together to Clear Creek.

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