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“In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.” — David ben Gurion

July 18, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

I just returned from a week in Israel. It wasn’t a tour and I wasn’t leading a group. Instead, the AIEF (American-Israel Education

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Excellence is the Way

July 2, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

I’ve often said, “The future of Judaism will not be built on mediocrity; it will be built on excellence.” Excellent rabbis, cantors, educators,

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Summer Time

June 27, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Summer Time After a full and meaningful year, it’s time for vacation. And, what a year it’s been. I’m grateful for the fullness

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Let’s Do This

June 20, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Let’s Do This At one time or another, all of us have said, “Don’t shoot the messenger.” Did you know that it comes

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Prayer is in Your Heart

June 13, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Prayer is in Your Heart Open up your TaNaCh, your Hebrew Bible, to Numbers 12. It’s one of my favorite portions, because it

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Freedom to Choose

June 6, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Freedom to Choose Thirty years ago, we witnessed the horror taking place at Tiananmen Square. On television, we had first-row seats to the

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Gratitude for 165 Years

May 30, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Gratitude for 165 Years Rabbi Karff used to say, “The only thing worse than a boring Annual Meeting is an interesting one.” Thankfully,

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God Says Yes

May 23, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

God Says Yes “Yes” is a powerful word. It enables us to be more than we are, because it gives us permission to

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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

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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