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In the new year 2019, let us strengthen each other

December 26, 2018

From the Rabbi David Lyon

This blog has been reissued by request. In the new year 2019, let us strengthen each other   When I was a child

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A Kosher Christmas

December 20, 2018

From the Rabbi David Lyon

A Kosher Christmas     In America, Jewish families have long had a role in Christmas, so mentioning it isn’t odd; it’s part

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Points of Light and #41

December 6, 2018

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Points of Light and #41   President George H.W. Bush, of blessed memory, created “Points of Light,” which promotes “solving serious social problems

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Rabbi Lyon’s recipe for a Shalom Bayyit, a peaceful house, this season

November 15, 2018

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Rabbi Lyon’s recipe for a Shalom Bayyit, a peaceful house, this season   Getting ready for the holidays requires more than stocking the

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“I did not leave tonight’s Sabbath of Comfort service pessimistic; but rather with a lot of hope.” The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor City of Houston.

November 8, 2018

From the Rabbi David Lyon

“I did not leave tonight’s Sabbath of Comfort service pessimistic; but rather with a lot of hope.” The Honorable Sylvester Turner, Mayor City

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“Kol Yisrael arevim zeh bazeh,” All Jews are responsible for each other

November 1, 2018

From the Rabbi David Lyon

“Kol Yisrael arevim zeh bazeh,” All Jews are responsible for each other   I’m reeling from the shock and horror of the carnage

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“Anyone who thinks he understands Israel, hasn’t been fully informed.”

October 24, 2018

From the Rabbi David Lyon

“Anyone who thinks he understands Israel, hasn’t been fully informed.” “Anyone who thinks he understands Israel, hasn’t been fully informed.” I don’t recall

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Diversity will be a non-issue and humanity will be highlighted as our 21st century achievement.

October 18, 2018

From the Rabbi David Lyon

“Diversity will be a non-issue and humanity will be highlighted as our 21st century achievement.” Civility is missing, today. It’s not a political

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Access to truth before passing judgment is our moral duty.

October 4, 2018

From the Rabbi David Lyon

“Access to truth before passing judgment is our moral duty” The news about this past week’s confirmation hearings doesn’t require another commentary, but

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“Behold, A Grandson!”

September 27, 2018

From the Rabbi David Lyon

“Behold, A Grandson!” A Sweet New Year happens in many ways, but this year it happened in a way I’ve never experienced before.

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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