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Congregation Beth Israel's eNews for September 16, 2016


WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Friday, September 16
6:00 p.m.
Tot Shabbat/Family Shabbat
(BIFTY Lounge)
Rabbi Adrienne Scott

6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Chapel Service
(Gordon Chapel)
Rabbi Joshua Herman,
Rabbi David Lyon,
Cantor Daniel Mutlu

Saturday, September 17
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)

5:30 p.m.
Havdalah 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...

When I was a child I used to say, “Finders keepers, losers weepers.” You probably did, too. It was a juvenile phrase. We said it when we found another child’s ball or a few coins and claimed them as our own. Kids still say it, but now they find lost iPods and iPhones. They recite the old adage like it’s a moral password that allows them to snatch up lost items and keep them forever. It’s a terrible saying and it’s contrary to Jewish ethics about lost property.

In this week’s Torah portion, Ki Teitzei, we read the first rule about lost property in Deuteronomy 22:1-3, “If you see your fellow’s ox or sheep gone astray, do not ignore it; you must take it back to your fellow…You shall do the same with his garment, and so too shall you do with anything that your fellow loses and you find.” Just because the verse doesn’t mention iPhones doesn’t mean you can keep them.

The verse is clear; when we find something that doesn’t belong to us we must return it to its owner. Furthermore, if we can’t find its rightful owner then we must keep the lost item until the owner turns up. And, if he doesn’t turn up, we still have an obligation to store it and save it until he does, whenever that might be.


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HAPPENING THIS WEEK

MBJLC JEWISH PARENTING SERIES!
A three-part series on Jewish Parenting continues on September 18, with Ali Katz of Houston and author of Hot Mess to Mindful Mom, who will lead a discussion entitled "A Jewish Perspective: Learning How Mindfulness Can Improve Your Relationship with Your Children." Please contact Jodi Cortez with any questions at jcortez@beth-israel.org or by calling the MBJLC offices at (713) 271-7369. Babysitting available upon request. 9:30 a.m. Breakfast; 10:00 a.m. Program


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 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. Registration begins at 6:30 pm with the program to start at 7 pm in the Wolff-Toomim Hall.


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

On September 22 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. our Second Annual Lyon Cohen Symposium on Jewish Business Ethics asks distinguished panelists to 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. Visit www.beth-israel.org to RSVP today!


UPCOMING EVENTS

GO-TO-SHABBAT IS BACK!
Back by popular demand, Go-To-Shabbat is heading to neighborhoods all across Houston. Starting on September 23 for our Memorial families, Beth Israel will hit the road, bringing fantastic and unique services, led by either Rabbi Adrienne Scott or Rabbi Joshua Herman, to homes in Memorial, Montrose, The Heights, Uptown Park and Sugar Land. A warm and wonderful way to celebrate Shabbat with family, friends and neighbors! For more information, please contact Sara Kaiser at skaiser@beth-israel.org or (713) 771-6221, ext. 301.

SELICHOT - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Begin the High Holy Day season at 8:00 p.m. This special service is designed to get us in the spirit of the High Holy Days. We will explore and discover our very new High Holy Day Prayerbook, Mishkan HaNefesh. A desert reception will follow. The evening will continue with a Selichot service, then a guided meditation. All are welcome to join us! There is no charge for the dessert reception, but please RSVP to Jared Pickett, jpickett@beth-israel.org.

HIGH HOLY DAYS
The High Holy Days are quickly approaching. You may find a schedule of services for the High Holy Days at www.beth-israel.org/worship/worship-schedule. Please note which services will also be Livestreamed this year.

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.

LIBRARY NEWS
Click here to visit the library web page.

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 Noon.
Contact Anita Seline, 713-777-4315 for information.

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.






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