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Congregation Beth Israel's eNews for October 7, 2016



WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Friday, October 7
6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Chapel Service
(Gordon Chapel)
Rabbi Joshua Herman,
Rabbi David Lyon,
Rabbi Adrienne Scott,
Nina Faia Mutlu

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

9:45 a.m.
Torah Study
(Finger Board Room)
Rabbi Joshua Herman

See the Worship Schedule


LIVESTREAM


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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...

This Rosh Hashanah, using our new High Holiday prayerbook, Mishkan HaNefesh, I enjoyed listening to the Prayer for the Congregation. In the past, it didn’t stand out to me; but, this year, Bruce Levy, Temple President, and I noticed its inclusive tone and welcome blessing. In Mishkan HaNefesh, the congregation is recognized for exactly what it is and precisely who we are. Here’s a portion of it:

“For our members:

Diverse in age, interest, and background;

Jews by birth, Jews by choice,

and those of other faiths who join with us;

all who offer their time and talent,

their love and commitment

For all who come here, on this Holy Day to share the search for meaning and renewal: Your presence is a blessing, your friendship a gift.”

Congregation Beth Israel is diverse in many ways. We welcome everyone who is part of our families and circles of friends who celebrate faith, moral and righteous deeds, and a strong future for the Jewish people everywhere. What unites us is our commitment to core values that have defined us since we were organized as a congregation in 1854. Our devotion to God, Torah and Israel is central, but so is our commitment to modernity that includes the world where we participate in work and community.

Continue reading here...


HAPPENING THIS WEEK

YOM KIPPUR
A list of service times for Yom Kippur has been provided below. Please park in our lot off Mullins Street. Please plan to arrive early for services so that you will have time to get parked and into the building on time. Please be prepared to show your High Holy Day Ticket as you enter the building.

Tuesday, October 11
6:30 p.m. - Yom Kippur Early Evening Service (Sanctuary) [Livestream]
9:00 p.m. - Yom Kippur Late Evening Service (Sanctuary)

Wednesday, October 12
9:30 a.m. - Yom Kippur Children's Services (Sanctuary/Gordon Chapel)
9:30 a.m. - Contemplative Prayer Meditation (Schachtel Library)
10:30 a.m. - Yom Kippur Meditation Service (Sanctuary) [Livestream]
11:30 a.m. - Yom Kippur Morning Service (Sanctuary) [Livestream]
2:00 p.m. - Yom Kippur Symposium (Sanctuary) [Livestream]
3:00 p.m. - Yom Kippur Afternoon Service (Sanctuary)
[Livestream]
3:00 p.m. - Yom Kippur Alternative Service (Levit Hall)
4:00 p.m. - Yom Kippur Memorial and Concluding Services
[Livestream]

BREAK THE FAST
We invite you to break the fast with your Beth Israel Family in the rear of Wolff-Toomim Hall at the conclusion of Yom Kippur services. We will have challah, wine, grape juice, cheese & crackers, fruit and our famous pull-a-part cake for everyone to enjoy.

HIGH HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
The congregation’s youth and the Social Justice Committee are partnering on this year’s High Holiday Food drive! Please bring non-perishable food items with you to Yom Kippur services to be donated to the Houston Food Bank. Youth volunteers will be on hand before the children’s services and the morning service to receive your donations. Collection bins will also be available outside of Levit Hall during the Yom Kippur Alternative Service. Help begin the year with a mitzvah and help us to fight hunger in our community.

SHARE THE LOAD
Donations to Share the Load help close the gap between our budgeted expenses and our actual expenses for many of our programs. Click this link to see a copy of our latest Share the Load brochure.

SUSHI AND SAKE IN THE SUKKAH WITH ATID - OCTOBER 15TH
Beth Israel’s 20’s and 30’s are hosting a party as we celebrate the completion of our sukkah! Enjoy sushi and sake in the sukkah beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Rabbi Josh Herman at jherman@beth-israel.org.

SUKKOT FAMILY SHABBAT
Our second annual Sukkot Family Shabbat will be on Friday, October 21st at 6:00 p.m. Shabbat services, dinner, and fun activities for kids of all ages! Enjoy a wine and cheese reception for adults after dinner hosted by Jon and Robin Saikin and Mark and Allison Levine while kids learn about Sukkot. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Ashley Mills, amills@beth-israel.org.


UPCOMING EVENTS

JOIN BETH ISRAEL IN WASHINGTON, DC MARCH 26-28, 2017
On Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Lyon shared with us his vision for Israel Advocacy and our congregation’s commitment to Israel. Please register today and be part of our growing Beth Israel delegation to the AIPAC Policy Conference next March 26-28, 2017. To register for the AIPAC Policy Conference, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact David Scott, 713-771-6221 x612.

LIBRARY NEWS
Click here to visit the library web page.

JUDAICA SHOP
Beth Israel Sisterhood's Judaica Shop is open Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday until 5:00 p.m.; Sundays 9:30 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.






BETH ISRAEL LIVESTREAM

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Has a New Home

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