Yahrzeit Plaques

Losing a loved one is probably one of life’s most difficult trials. While the loved one lives on in our own personal memories, some of us seek ways to honor this person with a tangible memorial. A yahrzeit plaque may be purchased in memory of a loved one, whether or not the deceased was a member of Congregation Beth Israel. Each plaque will accommodate the name of one person.

Individual memorial plaques are available for $190 (by check) or $196 (by credit card) each and are placed on the recently installed yahrzeit walls in the rear of the sanctuary. Twelve wooded units hold plaques placed in alphabetical order that are lit on the anniversary of a person’s yahrzeit and on Yom Kippur.

Each yahrzeit plaque is 1.5” tall by 6.5” wide, and will allow for your loved one’s name, and dates of birth and death to be etched onto the plaque. The name line may be up to 26 characters, including spaces and punctuation. The next line will include dates of birth (if known) and death.

If you are interested in purchasing a yahrzeit plaque, please fill out the form here. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Parven, Cemetery Director, at kparven@beth-israel.org.

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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