Congregation Beth Israel's eNews for August 4, 2017


 
WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Friday, August 4
  6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Summer Service
(Gordon Chapel)
Rabbi Adrienne Scott,
Rabbi Chase Foster,

Cantor Star Trompeter

 
Saturday, August 5
8:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
(Gordon Chapel)

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

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

SHIR SHABBAT

 
All are welcome to Shir Shabbat, where Klezmer, Contemporary,
and Cantorial musical styles strike a common chord.
Cantor Star Trompeter will lead us with
Rabbi David Lyon, Rabbi Adrienne Scott,
Rabbi Joshua Herman, and Rabbi Chase Foster.
 
 
Thank you to Diane and Stanley Novy
for underwriting this program.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHABBAT SHINDIG RETURNS!
Mark your calendars for our first Shabbat Shindig of the year! On August 19th, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Rabbi Adrienne Scott and Rabbi Chase Foster will welcome families with children 5 and under to participate in a short service filled with songs, an activity, and bagels, followed by games and playtime outside. 

MONTHLY MITZVAH PROJECT
Beginning on Wednesday, August 23rd at 9:30 a.m. in the Wolff-Toomim Hall, we will partner each month with Kids Meals, an organization that delivers free healthy meals to the door steps of Houston’s hungriest preschool children. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Marsha Gilbert at mgilbert@beth-israel.org or 713-771-6221 x336.

LEISURE CLUB!
All are welcome to join Leisure Club on Wednesday August 23, 2017 for an engaging program on Israeli pop music, led by Rabbi Joshua Herman. Lunch will begin at 11:30am, with the program to follow at 12:15pm. For more information and to reserve your spot, please contact Marsha Gilbert at mgilbert@beth-israel.orgor 713-771-6221 x336.

SHALOM SUNDAY
On Sunday, August 27th, at 9:30 a.m. the Miriam Browning Jewish Learning Center will kick off the 2017-2018 school year with a celebration welcoming Cantor Star Trompeter and Rabbi Chase Foster to our community. For more information or to register for religious school, please contact Samara Schwartz at sschwartz@beth-israel.org or 713-271-7369.

MUSSAR INFORMATION SESSION- AUGUST 30, 7:00 P.M.
Mussar is a centuries-old Jewish tradition that can help you develop inner awareness to become the finest version of the person you already are. If you are interested in learning about our upcoming small-group Mussar course beginning this Fall, please join us for this short information session. The course will delve into Mussar using the teachings of Alan Morinis and The Mussar Institute (mussarinstitute.org). To RSVP for the information session or to register for the course, please contact Gabby Burgard at gburgard@beth-israel.org or (713) 271-7369.

IRA FORMAN: "THE RISE OF GLOBAL ANTI-SEMITISM”
On Thursday, September 14, Congregation Beth Israel will welcome Ira Forman, Former U.S. Special Envoy to the U.S. State Department to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism (2013-2017), who will present The Rise of Global Anti-Semitism. This program is generously underwritten by Joyce and Ambassador Arthur Schechter and is co-sponsored by the American Jewish Committee Houston, the Anti-Defamation League, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. It is free and open to the community, but RSVPs are requested. Please contact Gabby Burgard, Adult Education Coordinator, at gburgard@beth-israel.org with any questions and to RSVP. 
 

TEMPLE OFFICE SUMMER HOURS
Please note that Temple Offices will observe Summer Hours 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 the 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. 

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. Sign up your children for religious school TODAY!

UPCOMING EVENTS
LIBRARY NEWS

Click here to visit the library web page.

The new Daniel Silva novel "House of Spies” is now available in the library. Call or email Judy Weidman at jweidman@beth-israel.org in the Library to reserve. 

VHS FILMS AVAILABLE
The Schachtel Library is now clearing out the VHS film collection, and we would be delighted to give away any and all of the films.
A good selection of childrens’ films, some bible, documentaries  and Judaica subjects are here. So if you still have a VHS player, come by the library to see treasures are to be found.  

 

LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS
Summer library hours for the Library are Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Librarian Judy Weidman is available during those hours.

JUDAICA SHOP
Beth Israel Sisterhood's Judaica Shop is open Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 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, 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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