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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 3_22_2019

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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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 3_14_2019

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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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 3_1_2019

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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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 2_22_2019

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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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 2_15_2019

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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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 2_1_2019

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

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 1_25_2019

January 23, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

MLK, JR & RBG   On Friday night, January 18th, Congregation Beth Israel welcomed to the bimah 83 members of International Voices Houston,

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 1_18_2019

January 17, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   On Friday, January

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Rabbi Lyon’s Blog – 1_4_2019

January 3, 2019

From the Rabbi David Lyon

Listen. Read. Enjoy.   What are you reading and listening to? I have three suggestions for you to fill your days and nourish

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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