Congregation Beth Israel's eNews for December 1, 2017

 
WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Friday, December 1
6:00pm
Family Shabbat
(Levit Hall)
Rabbi Chase Foster

6:30pm
Shabbat Chapel Service
(Gordon Chapel)
Rabbi David Lyon,
Rabbi Adrienne Scott,
Rabbi Joshua Herman,
Cantor Star Trompeter

Saturday, December 2
8:30am
Shabbat Morning Minyan
(Gordon Chapel)

9:45am
Torah Study
(Finger Board Room)
Rabbi Adrienne Scott

11:00am
Shabbat Morning Service
(Gordon Chapel)
Bar Mitzvah of
Sam Trimble

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Rabbi Lyon on the Radio
Rabbi David A. Lyon may be heard on Sunday mornings, 6:45am, KODA, Sunny 99.1 FM radio

FROM THE RABBI...

Getting ready for the holidays requires more than stocking the refrigerator and tidying up the guest room. It has been said that holidays are times when you leave the ones you love being with, to spend time with your family.  It sounds cynical, but it can be true. We spend many more hours every day with co-workers and friends than we do with family members who might live many miles away. If it’s the case that you’re going to spend more time with family this season, then maybe it’s time to prepare more than the refrigerator and the guest room. Take special note of these preparations, too, for the sake of a Shalom Bayyit, a peaceful home:

1) Everyone likes to talk about themselves. Ask your family members about themselves. Resist the urge to make the conversation about you. Show interest and avoid judgment. They’ll be impressed by your interest in them and they’ll enjoy your company more.

2) Pay them a compliment. Compliment your host’s home, the accommodations, the meal they prepared, and even their jokes and opinions. Everybody likes a compliment. Say it with a sincere smile and without judgment.



UPCOMING EVENTS

BUILDING TEMPERATURE
Unfortunately, the flood damage to the building has affected our ability to keep our spaces properly heated and cooled. We are still working to make our building as comfortable as possible, though it will take time. We encourage bringing a sweater or a jacket, as we make adjustments. Thank you for your patience.

FAMILY SHABBAT: TONIGHT
Families with children in 5th Grade and younger are welcome to our Family Shabbat tonight 6:00pm on Friday. Please park and enter through the Shlenker School doors. For more information and to RSVP contact Rebecca Ramsey at 713-271-7369 or rramsey@beth-israel.org

BIFTY PAJAMA PARTY
BIFTY is making a comeback, and its next event is Saturday evening, December 2nd from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. All 8th-12th graders are invited to a fun evening filled with friends, food, and a lot of fun. Of course, wear your favorite, appropriate pj’s. The event costs $10. Please park and enter through the Shlenker doors. RSVP to cfoster@beth-israel.org.
 
 



SANDY CHASKIN IN THE GIFT SHOP
Sisterhood invites you to join them in the gift shop to welcome Sandy Chaskin, of Finishing Touches on Thursday, December 7th, from 12:00pm to 7:00pm for wine, cheese and Hanukkah shopping. Sandy will be showcasing jewelry, purses, wraps and other accessories. Bring a friend, daughter or neighbor and make an evening of it with Sisterhood!


CHANUKAH FAMILY SHABBAT
Mark your calendars for our Musical Chanukah Shabbat program on December 15th. We will meet in the Sanctuary at 6:30pm. We will sing together, light the Maltz Menorah together, and shine a light on the new Beth Israel logo.

 
IN OTHER AIPAC NEWS
Congregation Beth Israel will be sending a delegation to the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC, March 4-6, 2018. For details contact Executive Director and Director of Lifelong Learning David Scott, dscott@beth-israel.org or 713-771-6221 x612.
 

ISRAEL TRAVELERS - JUNE 3-13, 2018
Registration is now open for our next biennial trip to Israel! Rabbi David Lyon and Rabbi Adrienne Scott will be leading the trip. The itinerary and all registration information are available on our website or by clicking here.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
LIBRARY NEWS

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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 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Wednesdays 10:00am to 5:00pm

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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