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Congregation Beth Israel's eNews for September 9, 2016


WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Friday, September 9
6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Sanctuary Service
(Sanctuary)
includes Quinquennial Wedding Anniversary Blessings
Rabbi David Lyon,
Cantor Daniel Mutlu,
Rabbi Adrienne Scott

Saturday, September 10
8:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
(Gordon Chapel)

9:45 a.m.
Torah Study
(Finger Board Room)
Cantor Daniel Mutlu

11:00 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Service
(Sanctuary)

See the Worship Schedule


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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...

If you know me, I’m not a fan of food. We just have a love/hate relationship, that’s all. It doesn’t mean that I don’t eat. When I’m hungry, I eat quickly to get it over with and then move on. However, I do like watching cooking shows when they’re preparing something sweet and delicious. Their kitchens always have everything they need. Is it just my kitchen where we turn breakfast (turkey) sausage with an ice-cube tong?

On one of those shows, I learned the French term, “mise en place.” It means “putting in place” or “everything in its place.” A good chef will prepare everything the recipe needs in advance and skillfully add it accordingly. I missed that vocabulary lesson in 8th grade French class; so, I just dump cheese out of the bag or cut up some leftover chicken and push the microwave to 30 seconds for starters. If it isn’t melted enough, then another 20 seconds will usually do it. I call it my “melt in place” method. It works for me.

This month, there’s something I know more about and it begins with the Hebrew month of Elul, which precedes the Jewish New Year in the month of Tishrei. It’s an entire month of putting things in place before the New Year begins. It’s nothing to rush into. There’s so much on the line, personally and communally. In small measures, familiar prayers and songs begin to set the tone for ten days of repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.


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HAPPENING THIS WEEK

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 3-part 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." 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. Stay tuned for more upcoming Sunday morning programs.

ISRAEL EDUCATION PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 18
On Sunday, September 18, 2016 Professor Eytan Gilboa, an expert on U.S./Israeli Relations, will discuss the impact of the November 8 election on the Israel/U.S. relationship, and Hillel Schuster who will share some exciting new trends in Israeli Hi-Tech Innovation. Visit
www.ipdf-beth-israel.eventbrite.com to RSVP online or call the Miriam Browning Jewish Learning Center at (713) 271-7369.

LYON COHEN SYMPOSIUM ON JEWISH BUSINESS ETHICS
JEWISH ETHICS IN SPORTS - SEPTEMBER 22

This event has been rescheduled! Please join us on September 22 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. for our Second Annual Lyon Cohen Symposium on Jewish Business Ethics as our distinguished panelists explore Ethics in the World of Collegiate and Professional Sports. The Lyon Cohen Inaugural Merit Scholarship will be presented to a recipient exemplifying Lyon Cohen's optimism and devotion to jewish ethics. Click here to RSVP today!

QUINQUENNIAL WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES

The following couples are celebrating their quinquennial wedding anniversaries during the month of September. Mazel Tov!

5 years – Lindsay & Mark Schmulen
10 years – Maggie & Rex Solomon
10 years – Lisa & Jeffrey Stanton
10 years – Courtney & Brad Steinfeld
10 years – Melissa & Brian Terlinsky
15 years – Lou Ann Flanz & Alan Rodenstein
15 years – Alisha & Jonathan Risch
15 years – Marcela Halmagean & Alexander Rosca
15 years – Anna & Sean Savitz
15 years – Elizabeth & Rob Shoss
20 years – Mylinda & Todd Rosen
25 years – Michelle & Larry Alexander
25 years – Karen & Harris Brooks
25 years – Svetlana Malkina & Stanley Malkin
30 years – Ann Schachtel & Paul Wobbe
35 years – Karen & Joe Storthz
40 years – Marcia & Mike Nichols
40 years – Susan & Ronnie Schanzer
45 years – Jean & Ronnie Ladin
50 years – Arlene & Marvin Nathan
55 years – Rochelle & Sheldon Oster
55 years – Francine & Frederick Pevow


UPCOMING EVENTS

COLLEGE COMMITTEE
Over the course of the year Beth Israel's College Committee sends our college students gifts around holidays and exam time to let them know we are thinking of them! Please let us know if you have a son or daughter in college or graduate school, and how to reach them. Please send their information to Linda Collins.

BETH ISRAEL RABBIS TEACH MELTON & MORE AT THE ERJCC
Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning, including Reform Judaism: An Exploration, with our very own Rabbis Lyon, Scott and Herman. Click here for a complete schedule with course descriptions. 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? Please send any names you have, including email addresses and cell numbers, to Rabbi Herman at jherman@beth-israel.org.


AMBASSADORS NEEDED
Volunteer to be a Beth Israel Ambassador to connect with new members at Shabbat services or at Temple programs and events. For more information, please contact Anne Diskin, anne.diskin@yahoo.com.

LIBRARY NEWS
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JUDAICA SHOP
Beginning Tuesday, September 6, Beth Israel Sisterhood's Judaica Shop will be open Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday until 5:00 p.m.; Sundays 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Contact Anita Seline, 713-777-4315 for information.

PLEASE
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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.






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