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Congregation Beth Israel's eNews for August 26, 2016


WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Friday, August 26
5:30 p.m.
Abbreviated Chapel Service
for those observing a
Yahrzeit this week.
(Gordon Chapel)

6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Sanctuary Service
(Sanctuary)
BIG BAND SHABBAT!
Rabbi David Lyon,
Cantor Daniel Mutlu,
Rabbi Adrienne Scott,
Rabbi Joshua Herman

Saturday, August 27
8:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
(Gordon Chapel)

9:45 a.m.
Torah Study
(Finger Board Room)
David Scott, Interim
Executive Director and
Director of Lifelong Learning

11:00 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Service
(Gordon Chapel)

6:00 p.m.
Havdalah Service
(Sanctuary)

See the Worship Schedule


LIVESTREAM


NEWSLETTERS

CLICK HERE for this week's edition of the Friday Final from The Shlenker School.

CLICK HERE for a web page view of Congregation Beth Israel's eNews for this week.


BULLETINS

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MOST RECENT BULLETIN.

Bulletins are published as follows: September, November, January, March, May and July.
Click here to view our bulletin archive.
Members who wish to receive Temple bulletins online may now click the link above to read and/or download the latest copy of the Bulletin. If you prefer to receive your Bulletin online, and you have not contacted our offices to have your name removed from the snail mail list, please do so by clicking here.


MEMBER LOGIN

WHAT YOU MAY BE MISSING

If you have yet to login at the Temple website, you are missing the following opportunities:

*online member directory
*update your member info
*view your yahrzeit list
*pay dues online
*make donations online

Each login requires an email as a login ID. If your family is in need of a login please click here and email us your member name and email address!


Rabbi Lyon on the Radio
Rabbi David A. Lyon may be heard on Sunday mornings, 6:45 a.m., KODA, Sunny 99.1 FM radio

FROM THE RABBI...


 

Big Band Shabbat is being underwritten by
Diane and Stanley Novy

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND ARRIVING EARLY!

 


LOUISIANA FLOOD RELIEF

You are invited to help with flood relief efforts in Baton Rouge and the surrounding region. Beth Shalom Synagogue and Congregation B'nai Yisrael have set up Flood Relief Funds for the region. Donations may be made online, or checks may be sent by mail to support their effort to help flood victims. Rabbi David Lyon has received this information from the URJ and CCAR. Their websites are easy to use and warmly welome donations.

Beth Shalom Synagogue
www.bethshalomsynagogue.org
911 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge LA 70809

Congregation B'nai Yisrael
www.bnaibr.org
3354 Kleinert Ave
Baton Rouge LA 70806


HAPPENING THIS WEEK

 There will be an abbreviated Chapel Service at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 26, for those observing a Yahrzeit this week.



"OPEN HANDS, OPEN HEARTS" - SISTERHOOD & THE WRJ
“Open Hands, Open Hearts” is the theme of the Houston Area Event, to be held on Sunday, August 28, here at Congregation Beth Israel, sponsored by Beth Israel Sisterhood and the Women of Reform Judaism. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., we will welcome back Sharon Benoff and enjoy a morning of learning, networking, and fun with women from many of the reform congregations in our area. The cost is $10 per person. Contact: Anita Seline (aseline@beth-israel.org), or 713-777-4315 to RSVP.


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHABBAT PRAYERS HEBREW CLASS

Please contact Hebrew Program Supervisor Sharon Windham, 713-271-7369 for information on a class to learn Hebrew through the use of Shabbat prayers. The class is set to begin on September 11, 2016.

CORE
Congregation Beth Israel's Congregational Singing Group will have its first rehearsal on September 6, at 7:00 p.m. There are no auditions and no previous musical experience is necessary. Click here for the list of meeting dates. Please contact Cantor Daniel Mutlu, 713-771-6221 x311, should you have any questions about CORE.

MBJLC LAUNCHES JEWISH PARENTING SERIES!
Join the MBJLC on Sunday mornings at 9:30 for breakfast in the Margolis Gallery with programs to begin at 10:00 am featuring a series of speakers on Jewish Parenting. On September 11, we will welcome Rabbi Paul Kipnes, co-author of Jewish Spiritual Parenting, who will lead a discussion entitled "Five Jewish Values that Will Transform Parenting." On September 18, join Ali Katz, author of the book Hot Mess to Mindful Mom, who will lead a discussion entitled "A Jewish Perspective: Learning How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Relationship With Your Children."On September 25, we will welcome Jane Larkin, author of the book From Generation to Generation: A Story of Intermarriage and Jewish Continuity. She will lead a discussion entitled "It's Not Who Stands Under the Chuppah, but What Goes On Behind the Mezuzah." Parents of all ages are welcome! Please RSVP to Jodi Cortez at jcortez@beth-israel.org or by calling the MBJLC offices at (713) 271-7369. Babysitting available upon request.

SEPTEMBER 18 ISRAEL ADVOCACY PROGRAM
Come be a part of an informative and exciting program at Congregation Beth Israel as we welcome two Israeli experts on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Professor Eytan Gilboa is an expert on U.S./Israeli Relations who will discuss the impact of the November 8 election on the Israel/U.S. relationship. We will also welcome Hillel Schuster who will share some exciting new trends in Israeli Hi-Tech Innovation. Special thanks to the Israel Public Diplomacy Forum for co-sponsoring this event. Visit
www.ipdf-beth-israel.eventbrite.com to RSVP online or call the Miriam Browning Jewish Learning Center at (713) 271-7369.

DELIVERY DRIVERS NEEDED
JMeals on Wheels needs delivery drivers. Volunteer today! 713-595-8178 or email tstewart@erjcchouston.org. Routes run Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Average delivery takes 1.5 hours.

BETH ISRAEL RABBIS TEACH MELTON & MORE AT THE ERJCC
Encounter the entire Jewish tradition–history, theology, festivals and ethics–in an exciting, thought-provoking pluralistic conversation that will add perspective and meaning to your Jewish life and identity. Courses are developed by the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, including Reform Judaism: An Exploration, with our very own Rabbis Lyon, Scott and Herman. Interested in hearing more? Click here for a complete schedule with course descriptions. Ready to register? Click here and search for ‘Melton’ to find your desired classes. Classes begin September 12th and run on a 9-week trimester system through May, 2017. Please contact Rabbi Samantha Safran at ssafran@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8163 for more information.

LOOKING FOR 20'S AND 30'S
Do you know any young people moving back to Houston or new to H-town who are in their 20’s or 30’s? Beth Israel wants to welcome and help connect them to Houston’s thriving Jewish network of social/educational/service organizations for young adults, including Beth Israel’s very active ATID group. Please send any names you have, including email addresses and cell numbers, to Rabbi Herman at jherman@beth-israel.org.

AMBASSADORS NEEDED
Are you interested in welcoming our new members to Beth Israel? Volunteer to be a Beth Israel Ambassador. As an ambassador you will connect with new members at Shabbat services or at Temple programs and events. For more information, please contact Bonnie Hochstein at bphochstein@yahoo.com or Anne Diskin anne.diskin@yahoo.com.

NEW HIGH HOLIDAY PRAYER BOOK
This year for the High Holy Days we will welcome Mishkan HaNefesh, a new High Holy Day prayer book that includes gender-neutral translations, rich commentaries, meaningful readings and poetry, and accessible transliteration. A generous anonymous donor has made these prayer books available to all who attend the High Holy Day services at Beth Israel. To help underwrite our storage costs for these books, if any family or individual would like to dedicate books in honor or memory of a loved one, please contact Jared Pickett, 713-771-6221 x305, to do so.

LIBRARY NEWS
The Schachtel Library hours are Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Librarian Judy Weidman will be in the Library Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Click here to visit the library web page.

JUDAICA SHOP
Beth Israel Sisterhood's Judaica Shop is open 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays for the summer. Contact Anita Seline, 713-777-4315 for information.
THE JUDAICA SHOP IS HAVING A 20% OFF SALE
UNTIL THE END OF AUGUST!


PLEASE
visit our website
for information on other upcoming events.

BRING THE GIFT OF BETH ISRAEL HOME!

Rabbi David Lyon's book, God of Me: Imagining God throughout Your Lifetime, Cantor Daniel Mutlu's CD, A Musical Year at Beth Israel, Rabbi Samuel Karff's two disc set of sermons, Words Spoken from My Mind and Soul, and Rabbi Karff's latest book, For This You Were Created, are all available through our Judaica Shop, and amazon.com. Click below for more information.






BETH ISRAEL LIVESTREAM

 

“Live from Beth Israel…It’s Shabbat at Beth Israel”
Has a New Home

That’s correct! In addition to upgrading and adding new equipment provided by funds from our generous donors, we have a new internet address for our streamed events. Going forward you can locate us by:

Either way, we encourage you to follow us and enjoy our streamed events. If you have saved a favorite or bookmark at your device please update it to our new address. We will continue to tweak the new page throughout the summer. Currently no email address is required before view. This will change soon so we may continue to reach out to our global audience. Thank you for your patience as we work to bring a more enhanced and updated online experience to you.

Live broadcast of our services and events are made possible through the generous donations provided by the following:

Donations to the streaming fund are always appreciated.

To honor or memorialize, your donations help keep Shabbat services and community connected. Click here to make your donation.


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