Brotherhood is carrying out its mission of performing mitzvot that support the congregation and the larger Jewish Community. Brotherhood builds a community of friends, does community service, and has fun. It sponsors Boy Scout Troop 806 and Cub Scout Pack 806, our sukkah, Kiddush Cups for B’nai Mitzvah, and Confirmand Awards. From hosting exciting events throughout the year to ushering during High Holy Days, Brotherhood is a thriving part of our congregation! For more information on how to join Congregation Beth Israel’s Brotherhood, contact Marcus Litofsky.


Please click here to print out the Brotherhood form then bring it to the temple or fill out the form electronically below.

Please click here to log in to your member portal, click on event registration and pay your dues.


Winter/Spring Events:

  • The 9th Annual Houston Kosher Chili Cook-off, Sunday March 1st from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

Save the date! We will be looking for some root’en-toot’en chili cook’en volunteers to cook and serve our chili and help bring home the Kosher Chili Cook-off Championship. This year’s event will once again take place in the Congregation Beth Yeshurun parking lot. Please contact Michael Braun at

  • Inter-Synagogue Softball League March 2020.

Another season of the men’s inter-synagogue softball league is right around the corner. Representatives from the area synagogues have started the planning stage and hope to start play in early March. Cost of the league is still being worked out, but prices will vary for members and non-members of the Brotherhood. If you are interested in being on the team please contact Marcus Litofsky at

  • Lyon Cohen Symposium April 2, 2020.

For the first time we are creating a Host Committee (lead by Danial Gerber) for this event. The theme for this year will be the “Jewish Ethics of Citizenship,” and the panel for the event includes former Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus, former County Judge Ed Emmett, Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen, and Rabbi David Lyon. We are very excited about this event, and we anticipate a record number of attendees for it. To join the Brotherhood’s Host Committee or for more information please contact Daniel Gerber at

  • Friday Night Ushering – Ongoing

If you have the time please consider volunteering to greet your fellow congregants as they enter the temple for Friday night services. No need to RSVP just show up 30 minutes prior to the start of services. No special skills required just a friendly smile. Please contact Marcus Litofsky at for more information.

2020 Photos

2019 Photos

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2018 Photos

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Photos From Earlier Years