Congregation Beth Israel's eNews for December 30, 2016

 

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Friday, December 30
6:30 p.m.
Family Chanukah Service
(Levit Hall - please use Shlenker School entrance)
Rabbi David Lyon,
Cantor Daniel Mutlu,
Rabbi Adrienne Scott,
Rabbi Joshua Herman

Saturday, December 31
8:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
(Gordon Chapel)

9:45 a.m.
Torah Study
(Finger Board Room)
Rabbi Adrienne Scott

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FROM THE RABBI...



 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

BLESSING FOR MARATHON RUNNERS
On Friday night, January 13, all runners participating in the Houston Marathon on Sunday, January 15, will be invited to the bimah for a special blessing as they complete their training and prepare for the race. Join them to celebrate their hard work and accomplishments! 
 
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.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SISTERHOOD NEWS
Sisterhood invites you to the first program in their FREE "5 Things Every Woman Needs to Know” series. On Tuesday, January 10 from 5:30  to 6:30 p.m., Amy Grainger will present a brief overview of our health insurance choices and how we can make wise decisions. The program begins at 5:15 with wine & cheese in Ladin Dining Room. Amy will speak at 5:30, followed by Q&A. The session will end by 6:30 p.m.  Future programs in the series will address Politics, Legal Issues, Finance, and Women’s Health. Please RSVP to sisterhood@beth-israel.org.

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. 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.

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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