The Chai Times // its a Garden and we are lucky

Jan 19, 2024 6:56 pm


Farbrengen tomorrow at the Kiddush in honor of 74 years since the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, assumed leadership of Chabad-Lubavitch


This Shabbos marks the 74th anniversary of the Rebbe's leadership. We can safely say that had it not been for this momentous occasion, you would not be reading this email. The powerful reach of Chabad, the practical down-to-earth inspiration of its teachings, and the push to act on the internal vibe of love we have for every Jew, are things that were not common even in Chabad.

A multi-layered teaching he taught in connection to this day:

  • the world is a G-d's garden not an abandoned jungle


  1. We are in good hands.
  2. We follow the wishes of the garden's owner.
  3. We don't expect immediate results from our good efforts. Just as an orchard has a longer time horizon than a field of wheat, and the results are more complex and tasty. We understand that the world is on a longer journey and the fruits are sweeter.

Wishing you an uplifting Shabbat,

Rabbi Mendy & Mussy

p.s. As always, we would love to chat with you over coffee or drinks, about Judaism, or just life - reply to this email.


Of Interest

Some Pictures (see more on Instagram):


Last Sunday at 770 before we visted the Ohel in Queens

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Two Photos from the incredible Third Thursdays last night


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Weekly Shabbat Services:

  • Shabbat morning services 10:20 am
  • Torah discussion and reading 11:00 am (sharp)
  • Followed by Kiddush and Cholent

1/19: One Dor Over Shabbat Dinner


Feb: CYP Academy - the Dilemma, 4 classes taking real-life situations and finding the ethical truths of Judaism to solve them

First case: thieves break into a car to steal a laptop, in the process they save the life of a dog forgotten in the back seat. Do they have to pay for the value of the window?

Another: you are at a party at a friend's house and open a soda bottle that has the winning code for 1 mil. Who gets the money, you or your host?

Registration opening next week

02/02 - First Friday Shabbat Dinner

02/15 - New Moon Circle

03/29 - Texas Shabbaton in Houston for all the Texas YJP

There are CYP Academy credits that will go towards this Shabbaton, speak to me for details.



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