Friday, July 29, 2011

Fwd: WEEKEND SPECIAL! Save and find Mr. Right!



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Friday, June 3, 2011

Saba's on Sunday - TDS Fundraising Event!



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Beatrice Ruff

SABA'S ON SUNDAY 

Come support Torah Day School by eating at Saba's on

 

Sunday June 5th

 

10% of all proceeds go to Torah Day School

 

Please encourage your friends to participate in this

Fundraising Event!





This email is sent from Chabad Lubavitch Center Regional Hdqts..


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Free Online Jewish Learning: 2 Free Classes Starting in June



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Rabbi Howard Siegel


   The Jewish Information Center of Houston is offering the following two Online learning sessions at no cost!!  All you need is a computer, access to the internet, and a telephone (cell or land line).

"TALMUD WITHOUT BORDERS"(June 5, 2011) -Learn the "ins & outs" of Jewish law.  Everything from capital punishment to lost & found, and more!  We meet online every-other Sunday evening (or so) from 8-9:00 pm (central time).  Now is as good a time as any to take a dip in the "Sea of Talmud."  NEXT SESSION: SUNDAY EVENING, JUNE 5, 2011 AT 8:00 PM.  There are only 15 spaces per session.  There are still a few openings for the June 5 session on a "first-come" basis.  


"ISRAEL & THE PALESTINIANS: UNDERSTANDING THE MIDDLE EAST" (June 19, 2011, 8-9:00 pm/central time)-Will the United Nations declare a Palestinian state in September?  What are the "real" prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians?  These questions and more will be explored as we try to understand the terms of engagement between Israel and her Middle East neighbors.  This informative session will lay out the issues and explain the terms so often quoted but not understood.  The session takes place on SUNDAY EVENING, JUNE 19, 2011 AT 8:00 PM (central time).  There are only 15 spaces available in this session.  Spaces will be filled on a "first-come" basis.  

How To Register

  1. REPLY to his e-mail with your name, address, phone number, & e-mail address, plus the course you wish to register for.
  2. After receiving your registration you will be sent instructions on connecting to the webinar.

    This is proving to be an excellent source for Jewish distance learning in the comfort of one's own home.  Please take the opportunity to join me.  I look forward to it.

Rabbi Howard Siegel

Thursday, May 5, 2011

YOM HA-ATZMA'UT Party Tuesday, May 10 from 4:30 - 7:00 pm



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Barbara Loeser


Tuesday, May 10 from 4:30 - 7:00 pm I Love Israel

Jewish Community Center

YOM HA-ATZMA'UT

Free community celebration at the JCC. Fun for everyone!

  • Camel rides  4:30-6:30 pm
  • Games, puzzles and crafts for all ages 
  • Food and carnival snacks
  • New "Shalom Sesame" episode (multiple screenings)
  • Israeli Folk Dancing 

Friday, April 22, 2011

Free Daily Omer Reminders from MLC

Sign up here for free! http://www.meaningfullife.org/lists/ This is awesome! There is a book version of these very same insights that you buy here: http://www.meaningfullife.com/

I really appreciate the daily dose of mysticism related to the sefirot.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: MLC | <wisdomreb@meaningfullife.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 9:14 AM
Subject: Daily Omer Reminder, Days 4 & 5



 

Tonight, Friday evening, April 22, we count four days of the Omer.
Saturday night, April 23, we count five days of the Omer.

Day 4 - Netzach of Chesed: Endurance in Lovingkindness

Is my love enduring? Does it withstand challenges and setbacks? Do I give and withhold love according to my moods or is it constant regardless of the ups and downs of life?

Exercise for the day: Reassure a loved one of the constancy of your love.

Day 5 - Hod of Chesed: Humility in Lovingkindness

You can often get locked in love and be unable to forgive your beloved or to bend or compromise your position. Hod introduces the aspect of humility in love; the ability to rise above yourself and forgive or give in to the one you love just for the sake of love even if you're convinced that you're right. Arrogant love is not love.

Exercise for the day: Swallow your pride and reconcile with a loved one with whom you have quarreled.

Excerpt from The Spiritual Guide to Counting the Omer, by Simon Jacobson. ©Copyright The Meaningful Life Center, 2011. All rights reserved. www.meaningfullife.com.

Click here to order the book. For more information on this fascinating 49 day journey click here.

To subscribe to this daily Omer reminder, please click here.

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Please help us continue offering this valuable service by making a suggested donation of $5. Click here to make your secure on-line donation now.
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HOW TO COUNT THE OMER

The Omer is counted at night, while standing, immediately following the evening prayer. You begin with the following blessing:

Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer.

Following this blessing you count the specific day of the Omer, and then recite the following prayer:

May the Merciful One restore the Holy Temple to its place, speedily in our days; Amen.

For the Choirmaster; a song with instrumental music; a Psalm. May G-d be gracious to us and bless us; may He make His countenance shine upon us forever; that Your way be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. The nations will extol You, O G-d; all the nations will extol You. The nations will rejoice and sing for joy, for You will judge the peoples justly and guide the nations on earth forever. The peoples will extol You, O G-d; all the peoples will extol You, for the earth will have yielded its produce and G-d; our G-d, will bless us. G-d will bless us; and all, from the farthest corners of the earth, shall fear Him.

We implore you, by the great power of Your right hand, release the captive. Accept the prayer of Your people; strengthen us, purify us, Awesome One. Mighty One, we beseech You, guard as the apple of the eye those who seek Your Oneness. Bless them, cleanse them; bestow upon them forever Your merciful righteousness. Powerful, Holy One, in Your abounding goodness, guide Your congregation. Only and Exalted One, turn to Your people who are mindful of Your holiness. Accept our supplication and hear our cry, You who knows secret thoughts. Blessed be the name of the glory of His kingdom forever and ever.

Master of the universe, You have commanded us through Moses Your servant to count Sefirat Ha-Omer, in order to purify us from our evil and uncleanness. As You have written in Your Torah, "You shall count for yourselves from the day following the day of rest, from the day on which you bring the Omer as a wave-offering; shall be for seven full weeks. Until the day following the seventh week shall you count fifty days," so that the souls of Your people Israel may be cleansed from their defilement. Therefore, may it be Your will, L-rd our G-d and G-d of our fathers, that in the merit of the Sefirat Ha-Omer which I counted today, the blemish that I have caused in the sefirah be rectified and I may be purified and sanctified with supernal holiness. May abundant bounty thereby be bestowed upon all the worlds. May it rectify our nefesh, ruach and neshamah from every baseness and defect, and may it purify and sanctify us with Your supernal holiness. Amen, selah.





Thursday, March 31, 2011

Starbucks Tea Deal

Don't forget about the Starbucks Rewards card. You get a free drink on your birthday, and you can "earn" more free drinks. I like it because you get little perks like free refills and soy milk for free.

FYI: You can get the teabag with 12 oz of hot water in a 16 oz cup, and then they can add 4 oz of the soy milk for you for the same price. They also will refresh (add more hot water) your drink. Just show them your rewards card.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mehadrin Kashrus of Texas

In response to the many inquiries about drinking coffee in Starbucks, the Mehadrin Kashrus of Texas advises the community that keeps strictly Cholov Yisroel as follows:

Based on extensive research conducted by the cRc (Chicago Rabbinical Council), it is clear that there are many issues in patronizing a Starbucks facility (especially for the Cholov Yisroel consumer). As indicated in their online advisory and audio, their lists and guidelines was not made for the strictly Cholov Yisroel consumer.

MKT has done an independent extensive research to determine the status for the Cholov Yisroel community.

Full service Starbucks stores have evolved into establishments that are similar to non-kosher restaurants. All removable items are sanitized and washed with scalding water with real treif items. Stand alone kiosks do not have tarfus, but do wash all removable items together with non Cholov Yisroel items in scalding water.

Besides for the concerns about the direct Kashrus issues involved, one should consult with their Rav to determine whether it is appropriate to patronize a full service store at all.

For kashrus purposes, from any Starbucks* one may purchase:

  • Espresso made directly into a disposable cup.
  • CaffĂ© Americano with the espresso and hot water poured directly into a disposable cup.
  • Iced Latte, using disposables and pareve soy milk. (Have espresso made in a disposable cup, instead of into the standard reusable shot glass).
  • Kosher hot tea made in a disposable cup.
  • Soy milk is usually UMK Kosher Pareve, but the consumer must verify the carton every time, as it is common that an alternative is used.

This advisory excludes all other products, including the regular brewed coffee that is not recommended.

In general, extreme care must be taken when considering buying even an unflavored black coffee from a vendor which is not kosher certified, as it is possible that parts of the brewing equipment might be used or washed with non-Kosher or non-Cholov Yisroel items. Today, Houston boasts three restaurants (Aroma Classique, Saba's and Aroma Pizza) that prepare high quality coffee and we strongly encourage patronizing these stores to remove all doubt.

* Most coffee houses use a simpler espresso machine, that brews coffee in removable parts that can be washed with non-kosher items. This list is only for Starbucks locations.




Monday, March 14, 2011

Jewish Deals Blog

Now that there is a new Chabad in The Woodlands, I expect to do a lot more posting about Jewish Deals. I started this blog awhile ago for national and local Jewish Deals. I will do my best to post everything related to The Woodlands, TX to Deal Finder E and Jewish specific deals to Jewish Deals. Feel free to post your own deals on the meetup group. Also, remember you can search my archive through the home page of my blog. If you are looking for anything in particular, that is the way to go. If not, then I suggest looking at the content organized by date on the right hand side.

So here is the summary:

Sign Up by adding your email address where it says subscribe via email.
Deal Finder E Blog: http://dealfindere.blogspot.com/
Deal Finders Meetup Group: http://www.meetup.com/DealFinders/messages/boards/
Jewish Deals Blog: http://jewishdeals.blogspot.com/

Search my Archive at http://dealfindere.blogspot.com/

Tell all your friends the above information

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tip from Reader Amy about Leapster Games

Thanks for the Tip Amy!
I just went through the Toys R Us Guide. They have the Leapster at the same price as Amazon ($39.99), plus you get a $10 Gift Card back if you spend $75, plus you can buy a big plush bear or dog for $5 when your order is over $50. I believe Toys R Us has Leapster Games marked 25% off right now. It sounds like the Leap Frog Website is also going to have a good Cyber Monday sale, too.


Liz--
 
Just an FYI.  Last season, I got a great deal on the Leapster and he really likes it.  At the same time, all the games were on sale.  I bought two games at the time.  Little did I know that these games rarely go on sale the rest of the year and the are $25 each.  So . . . if people are buying the Leapster for a Christmas present, I highly recommend buying several games at the discounted holiday price (if they offer again this season).  :)
 
Amy













Thursday, August 12, 2010

JCC Fall Open House and Class Registration



Opening Day at the JOpening Day at the J!
JCC Fall Open House and Class Registration

Sunday, Aug 22
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 

  • Open Gymnastics
  • Tour our Facilities
  • Prize Giveaways and Drawings  
  • Class Demos

   


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Jewish Community Day is also Zoo Day at Astros Game

On June 6, the Houston ZOO will bring two traveling exhibits to Minute Maid Park called "Travel Around the Globe" and "Rainforest."

10:30am - 11:30am Travel Around the Globe
11:30am - 12:30pm Rainforest
( 3/animals per visit / reptiles: Chuckwalla - located outside Union Station - strip of grass / Halliburton Plaza - presentation / educational)

Astros VS Cubs: Game Time is 1:05pm
ZOO Day Special Pricing for Game Tickets:


Field Boxes - $22 (regular $39)
Bullpen Boxes - $15 (regular $26)
Mezzanine - $12 (regular $20)
View Deck I - $9 (regular $15)
View Deck II - $7 (regular $12)

For Individual Ticket Purchases for exhibit/game at special pricing, visit: www.astros.com/zoomobile
Password: animals

Thanks Lori for forwarding on the info.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Cheap Astros Tix on Jewish Community Day + Kosher Food








For the first time, the Astros Jewish Community Day at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, June 6 will have a kosher certified concession stand certifed by Mehadrin Kashrus of Texas. It will be certified as Glatt Kosher, Pas Yisrael & Bishul Yisroel.  

This certification applies only to the date, event and specific stand described below with certification certificate posted on location. We ask the public to please confirm kashrus status by MKT with Kashrus Supervisor that will be present all hours of operation.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

HEB Market Street: Israeli Products on Clearance

Keep your eyes open. I picked up a bag of Must Sugar Free Lemon Candies for $1.39 near the Cafe on the Run and Bamba for $0.75/bag.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Free HOUSTON JEWISH SINGLES CONNECTION EVENT


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Monday, April 12, 2010

Cheap Crash Course in Hebrew Reading in Houston




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CRASH COURSE IN READING HEBREW!!!
 
You can do it.  It's never too late !!!! 
 
Next year you'll be reading the Passover Hagaddah in Hebrew ... Register here
 
 
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Chabad Young Adults: Houston Events



~ Chabad's Young Adults ~
4311 Bettis Drive w Houston, Texas 77096 w 713-419-3960 w www.chabadtexas.org/youngadults 

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Happening Now:

Come discuss, agree, disagree, mingle and network with other young Jewish professionals at the first of series of classes / discussions on contemporary themes!

Classes to meet on Wednesdays
Class / Discussion: 8:30 - 9:30
Mixer, Social, Hangtime: 9:30 - until? Who knows!  

superman_logo_jew-300x285.jpg April 14: Are we Avatars?   

This popular hit movie may have a profound Kabbalistic / Chassidic message!     

2906.jpg April 21: Frank Secrets of Jewish Intimacy  Jewish tips, teachings and insights into relationship harmony and an open and frank discussion on intimacy and Jewish observance.    
hope-11.jpg April 28: Audacity of Hope  Understanding post-Holocaust survivor optimism 
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 Join Chabad's Young Adults facebook-icon.gifFacebook ....

 


Chabad Lubavitch Center provides for young singles and couples a warm, friendly environment where they can meet, socialize, and at the same time, get closer to their Jewishness.

Weekly classes, Shabbat dinners and other programs have attracted young adults of all backgrounds and affiliations.

Here are some photo galleries from past events!
Chanukah Tailgate Party at Texans Game
Matisyahu - Hasidic Reggae Superstar Concert
Lag B'omer Young Adults BBQ



 

 

 




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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

FREE Daily Omer Reminders

This is one of the best lists of all time! Amazing Stuff. You can buy the book through his site or get the emails for FREE!


Subscribe to the Daily Omer Reminder - FREE

The 7 week period between Passover and Shavuot is a powerful span of time, which empowers us to refine our lives and elevate our souls. The spectrum of human emotions divide into 49 different attributes, each one corresponding to one day in this 49-day period, which begins this coming Tuesday night, March 30th.

Click here to subscribe to our daily e-mail reminder (see sample below). Every morning you will receive in your inbox the evening Omer count and its corresponding emotional attribute, with a short insight and an exercise for each day -- excerpted from Simon Jacobson's classic: A Spiritual Guide to the Counting of the Omer, Forty-Nine Steps to Personal Refinement.

Already subscribed? Subscribe your friends and associates (or forward them this e-mail) -- and give them a gift they will forever appreciate.

Here is a sample of this year's first installment:

 

Tuesday night, March 30, we count one day of the Omer.
Wednesay night, March 31, we count two days of the Omer.

Day 1 - Chesed of Chesed: Lovingkindness in Lovingkindness

Love is the single most powerful and necessary component in life. It is both giving and receiving. Love allows us to reach above and beyond ourselves, to experience another person and to allow that person to experience us. It is the tool by which we learn to experience the highest reality - God. Examine the love aspect of your love. Ask yourself: What is my capacity to love another person? Do I have problems with giving? Am I stingy or selfish? Is it difficult for me to let someone else into my life? Am I afraid of my vulnerability, of opening up and getting hurt?

Exercise for the day: Find a new way to express your love to a dear one.

Day 2 - Gevurah of Chesed: Discipline in Lovingkindness

Healthy love must always include an element of discipline and discernment; a degree of distance and respect for another's boundaries; an assessment of another's capacity to contain your love. Love must be tempered and directed properly. Ask a parent who, in the name of love, has spoiled a child; or someone who suffocates a spouse with love and doesn't allow them any personal space.

Exercise for the day: Help someone on their terms not on yours. Apply yourself to their specific needs even if it takes effort.

Excerpt from The Spiritual Guide to Counting the Omer, by Simon Jacobson. ©Copyright The Meaningful Life Center, 2010. All rights reserved. www.meaningfullife.com.

Click here to order the book. For more information on this fascinating 49 day journey click here.

To subscribe to this daily Omer reminder, please click here.

Please help us continue offering this valuable service by making a suggested donation of $5. Click here to make your secure on-line donation now.


 HOW TO COUNT THE OMER

The Omer is counted at night, while standing, immediately following the evening prayer. You begin with the following blessing:

Blessed are You, L-rd our G-d, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer.

Following this blessing you count the specific day of the Omer, and then recite the following prayer:

May the Merciful One restore the Holy Temple to its place, speedily in our days; Amen.

For the Choirmaster; a song with instrumental music; a Psalm. May G-d be gracious to us and bless us; may He make His countenance shine upon us forever; that Your way be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. The nations will extol You, O G-d; all the nations will extol You. The nations will rejoice and sing for joy, for You will judge the peoples justly and guide the nations on earth forever. The peoples will extol You, O G-d; all the peoples will extol You, for the earth will have yielded its produce and G-d; our G-d, will bless us. G-d will bless us; and all, from the farthest corners of the earth, shall fear Him.

We implore you, by the great power of Your right hand, release the captive. Accept the prayer of Your people; strengthen us, purify us, Awesome One. Mighty One, we beseech You, guard as the apple of the eye those who seek Your Oneness. Bless them, cleanse them; bestow upon them forever Your merciful righteousness. Powerful, Holy One, in Your abounding goodness, guide Your congregation. Only and Exalted One, turn to Your people who are mindful of Your holiness. Accept our supplication and hear our cry, You who knows secret thoughts. Blessed be the name of the glory of His kingdom forever and ever.

Master of the universe, You have commanded us through Moses Your servant to count Sefirat Ha-Omer, in order to purify us from our evil and uncleanness. As You have written in Your Torah, "You shall count for yourselves from the day following the day of rest, from the day on which you bring the Omer as a wave-offering; shall be for seven full weeks. Until the day following the seventh week shall you count fifty days," so that the souls of Your people Israel may be cleansed from their defilement. Therefore, may it be Your will, L-rd our G-d and G-d of our fathers, that in the merit of the Sefirat Ha-Omer which I counted today, the blemish that I have caused in the sefirah be rectified and I may be purified and sanctified with supernal holiness. May abundant bounty thereby be bestowed upon all the worlds. May it rectify our nefesh, ruach and neshamah from every baseness and defect, and may it purify and sanctify us with Your supernal holiness. Amen, selah.




Thursday, March 25, 2010

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Passover: Chabad Passover Guide

Happy Passover to all my readers!

Here is a free Passover Guide created by Chabad. There is also a link to send Free Passover Greetings.



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Passover is celebrated March 29 - April 6, 2010

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