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.

2019-20 Brotherhood Membership

    Annual membership funds do not cover all of our programs and expenses. Please consider making your membership commitment at a higher level OR making a financial contribution even if you are unable to participate at this time. It is greatly appreciated.
    PLEASE make checks payable to/mail checks to:

    Congregation Beth Israel

    5600 N. Braeswood Blvd

    Houston, TX 77096

  • Thank you for taking the time to complete this form! We look forward to seeing you soon.


Winter/Spring Events:

  • Whiskey & Steak Night – Wednesday, January 29th @ 7:00 pm.

Brought back by popular demand! Once again Jay Freedman will be opening up his home, grill, and most importantly his Bourbon vault to our Brotherhood. At this event, not only will Jay dazzle us with his cooking skills but he will share his extensive knowledge of Bourbon as he allows us to sample his personal collection. Space is limited to 20 people so don’t wait to RSVP! Cost for the event is $18.00 for Brotherhood members and $25 for non-members. RSVP via Eventbrite at or contact Marcus Litofsky at

  • 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.

2019 Photos

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2018 Photos

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Photos From Earlier Years