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Coffee & Kabbalah Class - Shabbat Morning


Coffee & Kabbalah

The more we learn, the more we realize
there's so much more we want to know!


What is Kabbalah & Chassidut? 

Kabbalah and Chassidut are the continuation of a millennia old heritage of Jewish study that peers below the surface to uncover the deeper meaning behind existence, G-d, human life, individual & global purpose, with a broad perspective on the past, present and future. 

If Torah text would be compared to the body, then Kabbalah would be compared to the soul within. 

Join us for Coffee & Kabbalah and come away with greater understanding and a new zest for living your life with positivity, happiness, harmony and a sense of achievement.

Everyone is welcome. No prior knowledge necessary!

Shabbat mornings at 9:00 am (1 hr class).  

Come and join us!

Led by Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler

Sunday: Tefillin Club


Come together to put on Tefillin on Sunday mornings and a quick Torah thought. Light snack to go.  

Sundays at 9:00 am

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


Tisha B'Av Schedule

Tisha B'Av is the major fast day that commemorates the destruction of the two Holy Temples in Jerusalem. Like Yom Kippur, the fast starts before sunset of the Eve of and concludes the next day after nightfall.

Eve of Tisha B'Av - Saturday Night, July 17th

  • Fast starts at 8:21 pm 
  • Reading of Eicha / Lamentations at 9:30 pm

Day of Tisha B'Av - Sunday, July 18th

  • Video Presentation at 5:30 pm
    Featuring a selection of interesting and inspiring Tisha B'Av related videos!
  • Afternoon Service (with Tefillin) at approx 7:30 pm. Followed by Maariv and light refreshments at the end of the fast.
  • Fast ends at 8:48 pm 

 * Note: Fast times are for the Clear Lake Area. 

Video Presentation - Tisha B'Av

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Join us on Sunday on the afternoon of Tisha B'Av for an interesting and inspiring video presentation!

Featuring a selection of videos related to this important day:

  • A fascinating tour of ancient Jerusalem
  • A riveting holocaust story
  • An inspiring presentation on redemption 

This Sunday, July 18 at 5:30 pm
At Chabad Bay Area

Guest Frontier Rabbi! - Special Shabbat - July 10

Join us as we host a guest rabbi in residence: Rabbi Asher Hecht leads the Jewish community in the Rio Grande Valley (Chabad RGV) on the Texas frontier!  


  • Kabbalah Class
    Topic: 'Choosing the King' - A profound exploration of the unique Jewish approach to faith in G-d
  • Morning Services start at 10:00 am
    Main part of service by around 10:40 am

    Torah portion: Matot-Maasei
    Rosh Chodesh with joyous Hallel service!
    Concluding the Book of Numbers. "Chazak - May we be strengthened!"

Facemasks are now optional. We are still utilizing spread-out seating and distancing and other safety measures are still encouraged. 

Join us for 'Temple Mysteries' - A special class this Tuesday!


What was the Holy Temple in Jerusalem really about?

Join us as we explore the fascinating history, purpose and future promise of this mysterious, yet incredibly important place for the Jewish people and the world!

As we approach Tisha B'Av, when we mourn the destruction of the Temple, it is most befitting to learn more about its past, present and future.

Join us this Tuesday, July 13th at 7:00 pm at Chabad Bay Area.

Spread out seating.

Please reply to this email to RSVP. If you cannot attend in person, but would like to join by zoom, please let us know as well.

Free of charge | Light refreshments 

'The Nine Days' starts next week

Shabbat, July 10, 2021 is the first day of the month Av.  

The first nine days of Av are days of mourning for the destruction of the first and second Holy Temples. Among other observances, during this time we refrain from eating meat or drinking wine (except on Shabbat), swimming or bathing for pleasure, remodeling or expanding a home and buying new clothes.

The Nine Days culminate in the fast of Tisha B'Av (The Ninth of Av) on Sunday, July 18, 2021. 

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