Congregation Beth Israel's eNews for February 17, 2017
 
 
WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Friday, February 17
6:00 p.m.
Family Shabbat
(Levit Hall/BIFTY Lounge)
Rabbi Adrienne Scott

6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Chapel Service
(Gordon Chapel)
Rabbi Gilad Kariv,
Scholar-in-Residence
Rabbi David Lyon,
Cantor Daniel Mutlu,
  Rabbi Joshua Herman

Saturday, February 18
8:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
(Gordon Chapel)

9:45 a.m.
Torah Study
(Finger Board Room)
Rabbi Gilad Kariv,
Scholar-in-Residence

11:00 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Service
(Gordon Chapel)

5:30 p.m.
Concluding Service and Havdallah
Lewis President's Room
Rabbi Gilad Kariv,
Scholar-in-Residence

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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...

Rabbi Gilad Kariv, rabbi, attorney, and Executive Director of the Israeli Movement for Progressive Judaism, is coming to Houston this weekend. The reason for his visit marks the beginning of a movement in Houston, to advocate for the goals of the IMPJ. The IMPJ aims "to strengthen the connection of our People and its loyalty to Jewish heritage, and to reform the State of Israel according to the principles of the individual and social morality of Judaism” (www.reform.org.il/eng/). An arm of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), the IMPJ serves the goals of Reform Judaism in Israel.

In the news we hear mostly about Israel’s political and geographic enemies. But, there are also threats to Israel’s well-being deep within Israeli society. Socio-economic issues challenge Reform Jewish values on fair-housing, pay equality, and job security. Religious issues challenge Reform expectations for the right of Reform rabbis to officiate at marriages and conversions. And, civil rights issues challenge Reform Judaism’s commitments to tolerance and fairness across ethnic and religious boundaries.


HAPPENING THIS WEEK

FAMILY SHABBAT
This month we are partnering with the Jewish Soldier’s Project
to create Purim themed care packages.
Click for more information on Family Shabbat, 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 18.


PROFETI DELLA QUINTA

 
YOM LIMMUD - DAY OF JEWISH LEARNING
Perhaps one of the best known of the Jewish Federation's programs is its annual Yom Limmud or Day of Jewish Learning. Yom Limmud provides a unique opportunity for Jews from all denominations and walks of life to come together in one place at one time to learn, exchange ideas, and share experiences. Scores of seminars featuring presentations by rabbis, cantors, Jewish educators, college professors, cultural arts specialists, and other experts are facilitated throughout the day. The event also provides special programming for teachers. Yom Limmud 2017 will take place 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Congregation Emanu El, 1500 Sunset Blvd., in the Rice University area. You may register at the door.
 
TEMPLE OFFICES...
will be closed on Monday, February 20, in observance of President's Day.

FRIENDS OF MARGOLIS GALLERY
invite you to The Sexuality Spectrum Art Exhibition. The Margolis Gallery is open 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. weekdays, except Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Our next esteemed speaker will be Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Bay Area Director of InterfaithFamily Network. She works with multi-faith and Jewish groups that engage with the intersection of LGBTQI and religious identities. Rabbi Copeland will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21. RSVP to Sara Kaiser, 713-771-6221 x301.

DISASTER FALLS

 


QUINQUENNIAL WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES

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

5 years – Cynthia & Lee Forrest
10 years – Denise & Craig Goodman
10 years – Sara & Michael Reader
15 years – Carly & Joseph Beauchamp
20 years – Nicole & George Gibson
20 years – Diana & Eric Rinkoff
30 years – Sara & Hugh Kaiser
30 years – Joni & Benjamin Webb
35 years – Jani & Eric Lestin
40 years – Diane & Stacy Crumley
40 years – Vicky & Howard Dyer-Smith
45 years – Nancy & Jack Dinerstein
60 years – Dede & Connie Weil, Jr.


UPCOMING EVENTS

PREPARE AND SERVE DINNER WITH THE
SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE!

The Social Justice committee will be preparing a dinner for the residents of the Hospitality House, housing for patients undergoing treatment in the Medical Center. We are in need of volunteers to help shop for food, cook dinner, and serve. Shopping will take place on Friday, February 24th, cooking on Sunday, February 26th and the dinner will be reheated and served on Monday, February 27th. Children are welcome to stay after religious school on Sunday and decorate cards for the residents. Please click here to sign up to volunteer, or contact Rabbi Josh Herman at jherman@beth-israel.orgfor more information.

SISTERHOOD'S 5 THINGS SERIES CONTINUES
Sisterhood continues its free 5-part series, "5 Things Every Woman Needs to Know" on Wednesday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m. Carol Desenberg will speak on buying a home, the home loan approval process, credit scores, and related issues. Wine & cheese reception begins at 5:15 p.m. RSVP to sisterhood@beth-israel.org.

NEW AIPAC VIDEO
Click this link for a new video from AIPAC documenting efforts to help shape the U.S.-Israel relationship.

LYON COHEN MERIT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE
Our highly successful Lyon Cohen Symposium returns this spring on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Wolff-Toomim Hall. Mark your calendars now! We are also excited to expand our $2500 Lyon Cohen Merit Scholarship to any graduate school student in our congregation. Applications are available by clicking here. The application submission deadline is February 15, 2017.

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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