Jewish life is relevant, modern, and joyful in Houston at Congregation Beth Israel
An active and vibrant Reform Jewish Congregation, Beth Israel is built on a rich legacy of more than 160 years in Houston and Texas. We welcome all, strive to be inclusive, and meet the needs of our diverse congregational family, Jewish and non-Jewish family members alike. At Beth Israel, you can feel at home and inspired to explore and find the joys of Jewish learning and living every day, wherever you are on your path. With over 1,600 member households, Congregation Beth Israel is large enough to provide extraordinary opportunities and small enough to care very deeply about each of our families.
Rabbi Lyon’s Blog
Rabbi Lyon enjoys the full complement of rabbinic duties in a robust congregation of 1,650 families with emphases on inclusive participation in education, worship, interfaith outreach, and Israel advocacy.
The Prophet Micah (8th c BCE) said to the Israelites, “Remember what Balak, king of Moab, plotted against You, and how Balaam responded to...
Some years ago, Rabbi Karff and I saw each other in the hallway at Temple and we began to catch up with each other, as we often did....
Suddenly, the calls and emails stopped. As the cease-fire held in the Middle East, and other news filled the headlines and newsfeeds,...
Connect with our Clergy
We welcome you to Congregation Beth Israel and invite you to join us at any of our many upcoming events to learn more about our congregational family. It is our hope that you’ll explore our community and feel comfortable to call us, ask us questions, and inquire about participation. We encourage you to come see for yourselves. Stop by for a visit, join us at one of our services, or try out any of our many diverse activities, no matter what your age or interests.
Building a Community with Congregation Beth Israel
Congregation Beth Israel is fortunate enough to have members with many different strengths and experiences. Our well-established congregation is open to all who wish to join our Houston reform Jewish Synagogue, and we value building the spiritual growth of our community. We hope to help both members and non-members alike through ample means of support, fellowship, and volunteer opportunities.
Become a Member OR Have any Questions?
Are you interested in joining a Reform Jewish congregation? We welcome you to attend one of many events, religious services, and classes. We also provide programs, activities, and other opportunities for all ages and interests. Through Congregation Beth Israel, you can Find your niche and build meaningful, lasting relationships. Contact one of our staff members today.