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A delightful time was by all at the Lag Ba'Omer Bonfire and Barbecue!

A  big thank you to Shlomi and Samantha for their gracious hospitality, to the Wolraich's and all the contributors who helped make it possible, and last but not least to Elad for doing a masterful job on the grill!

Photo album coming after Shabbos! 

In 2 Weeks: Shavuot Celebration!

Join us on Sunday, June 9th at 11 am for the annual Shavuot Celebation!

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Featuring the Torah reading of the Ten Commandments followed by a DELICIOUS DAIRY KIDDUSH BUFFET including delectable homemade cheesecakes, salads, pasta dishes, blintzes, an ice cream bar and more!  

SHAVUOT HOLIDAY DATES:

  • Eve of Shavuot - Saturday, June 8
  • 1st Day of Shavuot - Sunday, June 9
  • 2nd Day of Shavuot - Monday, June 10

Shabbat Morning Schedule

Coffee & Kabbalah at 9:00 am

Shacharit Morning Service at 10:00 am
Torah portion at around 11 am
Torah portion of Behar

Followed by light Kiddush lunch with Hot Cholent!

Coffee & Kabbalah

Join us on Shabbat morning at 9:00 am for a fascinating and inspiring class on Kabbalah.

Gain a Kabbalistic perspective on the inner spiritual drives that form the core of the human psyche; On the way, we'll explore: Heaven, reincarnation, purpose of life, good and evil, the spirituality of the Torah, the deeper meaning of Mitzvot, the mysticism of creation, end of days and more!

Led by Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler

Everyone is invited!

WrapStars - Sunday

Wrap-Stars-Logo-225.jpg.gifJoin us this Sunday morning at 9:00 am for WrapStars.

Wrap Tefillin and enjoy a delicious fresh breakfast, shmooze and brief Torah thought! 

You don't need to have your own Tefillin. Beginners welcome! 

RSVP for LAG B'OMER Barbecue & Bonfire!

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Surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature, in a wooded backyard in League City 
 
Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm 
  • Full barbecue fare with all the fixings 
  • Traditional Lag B'Omer "Medurah" Bonfire
  • Lively Jewish Music
  • S'mores and lots more! 

Also in honor of the first birthday of Sivan Bracha Wolraich!

RSVP Free / Optional Contribution

(The home address will be emailed upon RSVP)

Join us for Friday Night Delight! - May 17

Join us Friday, May 17 at 7:15 pm

For a lively Kabbalat Shabbat Service
Followed by "Kiddush & Kneidlach!"

(Schedule: Held on the 3rd Friday of the month)

*Kneidlach = Yiddish for Matzah Balls 

RSVP optional - simply reply to this email 

Thurs: Ladies Dessert & Discussion (Houston)

An enjoyable evening with Jewish women from across Houston! 

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Thursday, May 16 at 7 pm
A join project of Chabad Centers in the Houston area, hosted at The Shul of Bellaire, 5307 Bissonnet St, Houston​​​​​​​
Suggested donation: $10 

RSVP Here 

New JLI Course off to a great start! (Not too late to join)

JOIN us this TUESDAY at 7:00 pm to give it a try!

WITH ALL MY HEART: 
The Jewish Art of Prayer and Spiritual Experience

6 Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Course Fee: $99 student book included.
No one is turned away for lack of funds.

Register & info:
JBayArea.org/4JLI or MyJLI.com

Shabbat - Everyone is GOING TO SHUL

 

At the urging of Rabbi Yisrael Goldstein, the rabbi injured in the attack on synagogue in Poway, there's a grassroots effort all across the world to make a special effort to go to Shul - especially this Shabbat! The Jewish People will counter darkness with light and demonstrate that we will not be intimidated.

Join us for services this Shabbat morning. We will offer special prayers for the recovery of those wounded and after the service we'll join together for a light Kiddush lunch.

Together we will send a powerful and timeless message: Am Yisrael Chai!

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Please bring a friend and encourage others to #ShareShabbat. 

Candles and GlobeCANDLE LIGHTING & DO A MITZVAH: 

Before Shabbat, light candles for Lori Kaye and put on tefillin for the recovery of Rabbi Goldstein and the others injured.

A note about security

A. The safety, well-being and peace of mind of everyone who participates in the services and programs at Chabad Bay Area is of foremost importance to us. To that end, we have already started to implement stricter security protocols at Chabad Bay Area.

B. If you would like to help cover the cost of the purchase and installation of additional security enhancements needed (estimated at this point to cost $3,000 to $4,000), please donate here and write "security fund" in the 'Honor of' box.

C. Security measures are not shared publicly, but if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact the rabbi. 

Sunday: Special Rosh Chodesh WrapStars

BagelsJoin us this Sunday morning for a special Rosh Chodesh (First of the New Month) version of WrapStars!

Featuring: Tefillin wrap, light breakfast and a short Torah thought. 

Sunday at 9:00 am 

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

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