Congregation Beth Israel's eNews for October 20, 2017

 
WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Friday, October 20
  6:30 p.m.
Shabbat Chapel Service
(Gordon Chapel)
including Quinquennial Wedding Anniversary Blessings
  Rabbi David Lyon,
Rabbi Adrienne Scott,
  Cantor Star Trompeter

Saturday, October 21
8:30 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Minyan
(Gordon Chapel)

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

11:00 a.m.
Shabbat Morning Service
(Gordon Chapel)
B'nei Mitzvah of
Adam Buchsbaum
&
Benjamin Kamensky

5:00 p.m.
Havdalah Service
(Gordon Chapel)
Bat Mitzvah of Anya Edelman

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...

 

Our work continues after the flood. I know that it’s difficult to hear about it over and over again, but it’s a subject that must remain with us if we’re going to overcome it successfully. Over the High Holy Days we were so fortunate to be able to worship in our sanctuary at Congregation Beth Israel. The view from the pew showed little evidence of any water in the sanctuary, but there was plenty if you looked carefully: 

 

 

  • The organ was unusable
  • The choir and choir director had to be moved from the choir loft to the sanctuary floor
  • The piano was augmented by cello, violin and harp
  • Cantor Trompeter and Mark Vogel, Music Director and accompanist, re-arranged music settings with just two weeks to go before the Holy Days began
  • The carpet was cleaned and dried
  • The wallpaper was rolled up, sheetrock was removed, and the wallpaper rolled down to hide the scars
  • When everyone left the sanctuary the dehumidifiers and dryers were returned to run through the night

                Why do I tell you this? Appearances can lead one to think that nothing was out of the ordinary. The reality is that Patrick Colbert, Michael Reddick and their maintenance team, Michael Jenkins, COO, David Scott, Executive Director and Director of Lifelong Learning, Bruce Levy, Temple President, and very dedicated vendors spent extraordinary numbers of hours to make Beth Israel ready for all of us.


UPCOMING EVENTS

  


 
 
 
ADULT B'NEI MITZVAH CLASSES
Adult B'nei Mitzvah classes will begin soon. Rooms and times are to be determined. Those interested in these classes are asked to contact Greg Tucker at gtucker@beth-israel.org.

ADULT HEBREW
Our Adult Hebrew program offers two yearlong courses that focus on modern Hebrew. If you are planning to visit Israel with the congregation in June 2018, consider signing up for one of these classes. Our Advanced Course began this week and meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. Our Hebrew Beginners class will meet at 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during Basic Judaism. For more information, or to participate in Adult Hebrew, please contact Gabby Burgard at gburgard@beth-israel.org or 713-271-7369.

 

 

 
KIDS' MEALS
On Wednesday, October 25, Congregation Beth Israel will continue our monthly mitzvah project of making sack lunches for Kids’ Meals. We will meet at 9:30am in Margolis Gallery. Please enter through the Sanctuary doors. For more information, contact Marsha Gilbert at mgilber@beth-israel.org or 713-771-6221 x336.

 
LEISURE CLUB
Join us on Wednesday, October 25, for Leisure Club with guest speaker Rabbi Chase Foster. He will discuss his topic: "Godflix: Images of God in Movies and Television.” Lunch begins at 11:30am, with the program to follow at 12:15, in Wolff-Toomim Hall. Please Enter through the Sanctuary doors. For questions, and to RSVP, please contact Marsha Gilbert at mgilber@beth-israel.org or 713-771-6221 x336.


QUINQUENNIAL WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES

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

5 years — Hilary & Thomas Amburgey
5 years — Rachel & Stephen Seder
5 years — Andrea & Josh Stein
10 years — Jennifer Ettelson & Greg Besmehn
10 years — Melanie & Chris Promecene
10 years — Linda & Ronnie Turboff
25 years — Cara & Donald Looper
25 years — Marcy & Jeff Margolis
30 years — Barbara & William Drell
30 years — Lisa & Rabbi David Lyon
30 years — Lisa & Scott Rothenberg
  35 years — Tammie & Barry Kahn
40 years — Esther & Ray Reiner
50 years — Rosemary & Earl Pachter
65 years — Raisa & Aleksandr Borisov


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
LIBRARY NEWS

Click here to visit the library web page.

 

Flooded books? Here is a suggestion on how to salvage wet books...
https://www.lib.umich.edu/files/files/wetbooks-1.pdf

 

JUDAICA SHOP

 

Beth Israel Sisterhood's Judaica Shop is open Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 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, 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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