Congregation Beth Israel's eNews for June 9, 2017
 
WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Friday, June 9
  6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Chapel Service
(Gordon Chapel)
including Quinquennial Wedding Anniversary Blessings
  Rabbi David Lyon,
Cantor Daniel Mutlu,
Rabbi Adrienne Scott

Saturday, June 10
8:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
(Gordon Chapel)

9:45 a.m.
Torah Study
(Finger Board Room)
Cantor Daniel Mutlu

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...

Open up your TaNaCh, your Hebrew Bible, to Numbers 12. It’s one of my favorite portions, because it begins with the familial conflict between Moses, Miriam and Aaron, and ends with the prayer that Moses offers on his sister’s behalf. To me, the prayer that Moses offers is one of the most beautiful in Torah. The conflict begins when Miriam and Aaron speak against their brother, Moses, "because of the Cushite woman he had married.” God punishes Miriam and Aaron. Miriam is "stricken with snow-white scales!” At first, Aaron pleads on her behalf to Moses:

 

 "O my lord, account not to us the sin which we committed in our folly.
Let her not be as a one dead, who emerges from his mother’s womb
with half his flesh eaten away.” (Numbers 12:11-12)

Then, in the simplest of words, Moses turns to God and prays for his sister, "O God, pray heal her!” (Numbers 12:13). In Hebrew, the prayer is beautiful and alliterative, "El nah, r’fah nah lah!” The Hebrew is also poetic and simple. It makes its point. The English, while terse, also teaches us that prayer is not always about poetry. Sometimes, it’s about our gut reaction and direst needs. "Please God, heal her,” is one of the shortest and most demanding prayers in Torah. It’s remarkable in its brevity and its efficacy. Though Miriam is shut out of the camp for seven days to heal from her infirmity, the camp does not move on until Miriam returns to it safely and cleansed.

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HAPPENING THIS WEEK

TEMPLE OFFICE SUMMER HOURS
Please note that Temple Offices will observe Summer Hours from Monday, June 12, through Monday, August 7. During this time, Temple Offices will be open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday.

GORDON CHAPEL ARK RENOVATION
As we move into our summer months, we will be undergoing a renovation of our beautiful and historic ark that lives in our Gordon Chapel. The ark, made of acacia wood, has been a staple in the Gordon Chapel since 1982. Built by hand, by the same craftsman who will complete its renovation, the ark will return to us in August fully restored. We will maintain a temporary ark and Torah scroll during the renovation period, and we look forward to re-dedicating our ark when it returns to us in August. 

SISTERHOOD DIRECTORY UNDERWRITERS/ADVERTISERS
Sisterhood invites your participation as an underwriter or an advertiser in our 2017 congregational directory. This is a great opportunity to show your support for Congregation Beth Israel and let that support be visible to each of our 1600 families. We would appreciate your participation at any level. For additional information, please contact Kelly Gerstenhaber at 281-904-7444 or email at kelly.holmes80@yahoo.com

MBJLC REGISTRATION
Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 MBJLC year! You can register online with your member login and password! If you need your login information, or would like a hard copy of the registration forms, please call the MBJLC offices at 713-271-7369. Don’t miss the deadline for financial aid, June 1! Late enrollment fees go into effect July 1.

QUINQUENNIAL WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES

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

5 years — Amy & Justin Keiter
10 years — Allison & Freddy Feldman
10 years — Charlotte & Lewis Strauss
  15 years — Amy & Stephen Lind
15 years — Amy & Clay Seigle
15 years — Limor & Stuart Smith
20 years — Dale & Jeffrey Andrews
25 years — Lisa & Randall Glatstein
25 years — Elise & Richard Niefield
25 years — Karen & Thomas Wolff
30 years — Leslie & Charles Moser
40 years — Faye & Mike Copland
40 years — Doreen & Ariel Leibovitz
45 years — Nancy & Art Berman
45 years — Joan & Stevan Dinerstein
45 years — Nancy & Jimmy Gordon
45 years — Charlotte & Bob Pollock
45 years — Helene & Robert Schwartz
50 years — Billie & Marvin Chasen
50 years — Bette & Bernard Nelson
50 years — Marjorie & Stuart Rosenthal
50 years — Brenda & Mansel Rubenstein
50 years — Rina & Barry Zucker
60 years — Sue & Jerry Deutser
60 years — Tobye & Mort Joachim



UPCOMING EVENTS

LIBRARY NEWS

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LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS
From June 12 through 23 the library will be open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., but a librarian will be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The public computers and workspace are available for congregant use. Summer library hours of Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. will resume Tuesday, June 27th with Librarian Judy Weidman available.

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.

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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