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Gift pack of 2 Shmurah Matzahs for your Seder table!

Please contact us to come by to pick up your FREE Shmurah Matzah GIFT PACK for your Seder table!   Limit: 1 per household and for members of the Jewish community.

Courtesy of Chabad Bay Area

To order more special Shmurah Matzah

 For quantities of a pound or more, you may order online

Pick up from Chabad Bay Area




Despite war and upheaval, the Jewish community of Dniepr, Ukraine has managed to once again produce delicious, top-quality, hand-made Shmurah Matzah which will be used at Passover Seders around the globe!

We are pleased to make this fresh, top-quality Shmurah Matzah available to our community. 

Shabbat Services | Friday & Shabbat, March 17-18

EVENING SERVICE - Friday, March 17

  • Join us at 7:30 pm* for a  spirited and uplifting Welcoming the Shabbat (Kabbalat Shabbat) service. Only half hour.
    *Note new time for this season 


  • Shabbat Mevorchim - Tehillim (Psalm) Reading - No Kabbalah Class this week
  • Morning Services start at 10:00 am
    Main part at 10:45 am

    Shabbat Hachodesh - Special Haftorah preceding the month of Nissan

    Followed by light kiddush refreshments with delicious hot cholent!

    Sponsor a Kiddush in honor of a birthday, anniversary, yahrtzeit or other special occasion

The right to judge? | At Sunday's Taste of TALMUD!

A judge is charged with overstepping his authority. Who will prevail? 

This and much more at this Sunday's at Taste of Talmud!

 SUNDAYs at 11:00 am

Your special opportunity to explore the fountain of wisdom that has engaged Jewish minds since time immemorial! No prior knowledge required - beginners welcome!  

At Chabad Bay Area
Talmud with Bagels, spreads & coffee! 

Come and check out the class so many have been enjoying!  

Free of Charge | Contribution or Sponsorship Welcome

Grand Purim Dinner!

Save the Date - Purim 5783 - Wild West 


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Join us for the annual
Grand Purim Bash!

Fun wild west dinner theme - all you can eat!

Delicious Themed Dinner!
Traditional Megillah Reading! 
Interactive Game Show!
Hamantashen & Graggers!
L'Chaims, Music and lots of Purim fun for all ages!!
Kid's Hayrides! 

Purim Day
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

5:30 pm

At Chabad Bay Area

Invite Friends via FB!

Reserve Today - Grand Purim Dinner & Celebration!

Megillah Reading Schedule

 MegilahIt is a Mitzvah to hear the reading of the Megillah on both Purim Eve and Purim Day. 

Purim Eve - Fast of Esther - Mon, March 6:

- Megillah Reading at 6:30 pm
- Hamantaschen & light refreshments

Purim Day - Tue, March 7:

- Megillah Reading at 9:30 am
- There will also be an express, multi-media enhanced Megillah Reading at the start of the Purim Bash at 5:30 pm

New: Friday Evening Service!

We will have Friday evening Shabbat prayer services tonight at 6:30 pm, a short half-hour Welcoming the Shabbat (Kabbalat Shabbat) service.

G-d willing this will now be held weekly!

Sunday: Jewish Kids Learn

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Join 'Jewish Kids Learn', our youth Judaic studies program!

This fun, stimulating and enriching program for Jewish children aged 4-12 is held on Sunday mornings, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.

If you know of any children who could benefit from our excellent education program, please contact Malky or the rabbi.  

"Almost like visiting Israel!" - Shabbat in the Heights!


Experience an amazing Shabbat in incredible Jewish community of Crown Heights! 

May 5-7, 2023 

What are people saying? Watch the video!

Treat yourself to an experience that you will treasure! 
Interested to find out more?
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Coffee & Kabbalah

 Kabbalah, also known as The Inner Torah, is the transmitted Jewish tradition which teaches the deepest insights into the essence of G-d, His interaction with the world, and the purpose of Creation. Join us at Coffee & Kabbalah as we discuss, explore, and journey through the world of mystical teaching and learn how to apply these profound teachings to your daily life. 

Shabbat Mornings at 9:00 am

At Chabad Bay Area

Class led by Rabbi Yitzchok Schmukler 

All are welcome! 

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Talmud class dates

Taste of Talmud will not be held this Sunday, 1/29.

It will resume the following week on Sunday, Feb 5.

Photos Album of Chanukah Celebrations

Enjoy the photos of this year's Chanukah!


A great time was had by all at the inaugural ChanukahFest at the Lagoon! 

An inspiring Menorah Lighting at Pearland Town Center!

It started with a beautiful concert at the very first ChanukahFest at the Lagoon! in Lago Mar on night 2 and continued with a heartwarming Menorah Lighting at Pearland Town Center mall on night 4, and capped off with a freeze defying Chanukah on the Strand in Saengerfest Park on night 5 - it was truly an awesome and inspiring Chanukah!



Successful Day of Giving - Thank You!!

Dear Friends,

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!!
Thank you for partnering with us in providing warm and welcoming Judaism and a bright future for Jewish life, learning and celebration in the Bay Area!
A very special thank you to our Matchers who helped make this possible:
  • Ida Diamond
  • Hedy Sacco
  • Mardy Schweitzer
  • Bob Stoll
  • Ken Terkel
  • Daniel & Sarah Emunah Wein
  • Shlomi & Hadassah Wolraich
We wish everyone good health, happiness and prosperity, and look forward to a wonderful year together, celebrating and enjoying vibrant Jewish life, holidays, learning and community. 
Rabbi Yitzchok & Malky Schmukler
Directors, Chabad of the Bay Area
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