Congregation Beth Israel's eNews for December 23, 2016

 

 
WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Friday, December 23
6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Chapel Service
(Gordon Chapel)
  Rabbi Joshua Herman,
Cantor Kat Hastings

Saturday, December 24
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


NEWSLETTERS

The Shlenker School is closed this week. There will be no Friday Final.

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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...

 

 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

OUR SANCTUARY IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION
It's time to renovate the sanctuary. Since the flooding of recent times, which damaged the sanctuary, underground repairs have been completed. Now, the sanctuary is dry and ready. An able team has lent their expertise in design and decor to prepare the sanctuary for renovations and reveal. On January 20, 2017, Down Home Shabbat, a special musical and new member service, we will reveal our brand new Sanctuary space, beginning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, with Mayor Turner.
 
GIVING BACK DURING THE HOLIDAYS
Beth Israel's Social Justice committee has organized several opportunities to give back to our community over the holiday season. As we enjoy time with friends and family over the holiday season, we remember that there are many who need our help to feel the joy that this time of year affords so many. Please click here to sign up for one or more opportunities to give back over the holiday season. For more information on these volunteer opportunities, please contact Rabbi Herman at jherman@beth-israel.org.
 

FRIENDS OF THE MARGOLIS GALLERY INVITE YOU TO:
FIELD EXPLORATIONS
Transformative Explorations by Leslie Field remains open in the Margolis Gallery through December 2016. Set your preconceived notions aside and open your mind to "Kaleidoscope Mandalas," together with two other Polaroid-based series.


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

READERS GROUP CHANGE OF DATE
FOR JANUARY MEETING
!
The discussion of "History on Trial" by Deborah Lipstadt will now be held a week earlier, on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, at 1:30 p.m. in the President's Room. Rabbi Lyon will be joining us to lead the discussion of this famous trial. Be sure to correct your calendars!

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP TO BEGIN
ON JANUARY 31, 2017
The "W.A.Y.S." (With AllYour Soul) Committee of Congregation Beth Israel invites all who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one to join its Bereavement Support Group beginning January 31. The group will meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Beth Israel, and continue for six weeks. This group will be led by Judith Katzman, M.A., L.M.F.T., a licensed psychotherapist, with a special interest in death and dying, and grief support for those living with loss. Ms. Katzman has over 20 years of experience facilitating bereavement groups. She will provide a warm, supportive environment, as well as educational information on the grieving process and recovery from one of life's most difficult passages. Bereavement groups are not "drop-in" groups; Participants are asked to attend consistently and new members will not be added after the group begins. Confidentiality is a key component of this process. Anyone who has experienced a recent loss is welcome to attend. There is a $36 fee charged for non-members and there is no charge for members. For more information or to enroll, please contact Rabbi Adrienne Scott at (713) 771-6221 X329 or lcollins@beth-israel.org.

 

BETH ISRAEL IS GOING TO CUBA!
Join Rabbi Lyon for an experience of a lifetime. Our trip will be May 6-13, 2017 with direct flights from Houston to Havana, Cuba. For more information, please contact David Scott at dscott@beth-israel.org or call (713) 771-6221.

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 Share the Load brochure for 2016-2017.

JOIN BETH ISRAEL IN WASHINGTON, DC MARCH 26-28, 2017
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
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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.






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