Due to a power outage, the Temple offices are closed today. They will reopen tomorrow, May 9th, at 8:30am. Today’s Talmud class is cancelled. Also, today’s Sisterhood Style Show and tomorrow’s Monthly Midrash will be rescheduled. Thank you for your understanding.


Due to power outages, the Temple offices will delay opening until noon today. Also, today’s Sisterhood Style Show will be rescheduled. Thank you!

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, and 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.

upcoming Events

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Aug 23

Shabbat Worship Services

06:30:00 pm - 07:30:00 pm

Beth Israel

Aug 23

Shir Shabbat

06:30:00 pm - 09:30:00 pm

Beth Israel

Aug 24

Shabbat Morning Torah Study

09:45:00 am - 10:45:00 am

Beth Israel


worship schedule

Evening Shabbat Services | Fridays | 6:30pm

Shabbat Morning Minyan | Saturdays | 8:30am

Torah Study | Saturdays | 9:45am

Rabbi Lyon’s Blog

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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 our 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 members today.

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The Hurricane Harvey Flood Fund

Hurricane Harvey left Houston and surrounding areas in a shambles, but the great people of Houston are banding together to help and heal. Your help is welcome and needed. You may send Gift Cards (Kroger, Target, HEB, Lowe’s, or Visa/Mastercard, etc.) to Congregation Beth Israel. They will be immediately distributed to area neighbors to assist in replacing essential items and children’s school supplies.

You may also Donate directly to Congregation Beth Israel by clicking here. All funds will go directly to aid those who need immediate help. These funds will NOT be held to be allocated later. On behalf of our clergy (Rabbi David Lyon, Rabbi Adrienne Scott, Rabbi Joshua Herman, Rabbi Chase Foster, and Cantor Trompeter), David Scott, Executive Director, and Bruce Levy, Temple President, we are very grateful for your kindness, generosity, and help.

Hurt has no shame and no label; we just need to heal one another.

Rabbi David Lyon

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