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Chanukah 2020 Recap - Plus Videos!

What a beautiful Chanukah it was!

We are so pleased that despite the challenges of this year, we were still able to continue to hold our three annual Chanukah events and public Menorah lightings, in Clear Lake, Pearland and Galveston, as we do every year!

With the appropriate safety precautions in place, each event turned out beautiful, with enthusiastic participation, both in-person and online! 


A short musical clip with the Emes Band in Galveston!

Chanukah on the Strand:

Pearland Menorah Lighting:

Clear Chanukah Celebration:

Torah classes resume!

We are pleased to let you know that with the conclusion of Chanukah, our regular class schedule will resume this week!

  • Kabbalah class, Shabbat morning  at 9 am
  • JLI In-Person, Monday at 7 pm (last lesson for this course)
  • JLI Zoom, Tuesday at 7 pm (last lesson for this course)
  • Let's Learn Parsha, Thursday at 7 pm via zoom: 

 We look forward to seeing you!

Clear Lake Chanukah Grand Finale!

Chanukah Clear Lake 5781-2020.jpg

More info - event page 

Chanukah on the Strand!

4th Night of Chanukah • Sunday Dec. 13, 2020 at 6 pm • Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand St, Galveston, TX

 Facebook Event - Join & Share!

Mandatory facemasks & social distancing at all the Chanukah Celebrations 

4th Night of Chanukah | Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 • 6 pm | Saengerfest Park | 2302 Strand St, Galveston, TX

At Pearland Town Center Mall - Outdoor Pavilion
6th Night of Chanukah
Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 6 pm


8th Night of Chanukah
Thursday, Dec 17, 2020 at 6 pm

(Stay tuned for location details)

Shabbat-Chanukah Service - Dec. 12

Come join us for Minyan this Shabbat morning, Dec. 12

  • 9 am - Kabbalah Class 
  • 10 am - Start of Shacharit morning service
    Main part of service: 10:45 am
  • Torah portion of Vayeshev - When Joseph is sold by his brothers... 
  • This is a special Shabbat as it is "Shabbat Chanukah" as well as blessing the upcoming new month! 

SAFETY MEASURES: Spread-out seating, face-maskes, hand-sanitization and enhanced air-filtration. 

A big thank you!!


THANK YOU to each and every person who helped make this  year's Day of Giving campaign a great success!

Together, with so many friends and supporters, we have reached, and even surpassed, the campaign goal! Thank you!!

 A very special thank you to our "Matchers" who helped make this possible: The Falk Family, Ida Diamond, The Bein Family, The Wein Family and The Wolraich Family!

 We wish everyone good health and prosperity, and look forward to a year of togetherness, hopefully in-person soon, celebrating and enjoying vibrant Jewish life, holidays, learning and community. 

If you have wanted to participate, you may still do so at:

Need candles? Menorah?

If you are in need of any supplies to celebrate Chanukah and to light your Menorah at home, please reach out. We will have candles and Menorahs available for pickup!

Simply reply to this email. 

19th of Kislev - This Shabbat!

The 19th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev is celebrated as the “Rosh Hashanah of Chassidism.” It was on this date, in the year 1798, that the founder of Chabad Chassidism, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745–1812), was freed from his imprisonment in czarist Russia. More than a personal liberation, this was a watershed event in Jewish history, heralding a new era in the revelation of the “inner soul” of Torah.

Learn more ...

Saturday Night Virtual Farbrengen - Dec. 5


Our friends at Chabad in the Rio Grande Valley are hosting a virtual Farbrengen this Saturday Night - Motzo'ei Shabbat at 7:30 pm, in honor of the 19th of Kislev, a very special day in the Chassidic calendar that marks the expansion of the teachings and the movement in Judaism.  

Link to join: 

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