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Follow the Golden Rule for Peace

May 2, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Follow the Golden Rule for Peace In Houston, we gathered for a vigil on Monday afternoon to remember the tragedy in San Diego.

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Listening is Caring

April 25, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

 “Listening is Caring” On a recent Monday night, Lisa and I went to a nice restaurant. Monday is our date night.  When we

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After the Fire: Peoples of Faith Rise Again

April 18, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

After the Fire: Peoples of Faith Rise Again We experience awe in holy places. It can be on a mountaintop or on a

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Connected for Good

March 28, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Connected for Good Connected for Good was the theme of the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., which took place this past week.

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Are YOU commanding ME?

March 21, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Are YOU commanding ME? To be commanded by anyone feels heavy-handed. It feels contrary to our individualism, which we pride ourselves on as

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Anti-Semitism: When it Happens on the Airplane

March 14, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Anti-Semitism: When it Happens on the Airplane Anti-Semitism is rearing its ugly head, again. This time it’s roaring forth with all its might

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Proper Accounting is a Jewish Value

February 28, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Proper Accounting is a Jewish Value The last portions of Exodus are periodically read as a double portion, called Vayakheil-Pekudei. This year, we

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Welcome, David Barak-Gorodetsky, PhD

February 21, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Welcome, David Barak-Gorodetsky, PhD Welcome, David Barak-Gorodetsky, PhD, who is coming to Congregation Beth Israel, from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, in

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A National Prayer Breakfast Experience

February 14, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

A National Prayer Breakfast Experience   The phone rang. It was Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, member of the United States House of Representatives from

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Belonging is natural to us. Belonging sustains us. Belonging becomes us.

January 31, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Belonging is natural to us. Belonging sustains us. Belonging becomes us.   “Belonging” is something we crave as social beings. We crave groups

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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