The Inclusion Committee meets regularly to discuss ways for the congregation to be more inclusive to all members including those with physical challenges, special needs, LGBTQI members, and other areas of inclusiveness. It also oversees the WAYS (“With All Your Soul”) program that helps members in various transitional stages in their lives including bereavement support, empty nesters, divorce support, and other areas. The committee is also mindful of ways to enhance our Sanctuary and other sacred spaces to be more accommodating to those with physical and sensory challenges. We provide large print prayer books, audio enhancing equipment, and other services to assist those in need during worship. The committee is focused on continuing to implement strategies to be more inclusive in all of our programming, events, and other services throughout the congregation and across our campus. For more information about the Inclusion Committee, please reach Rabbi Adrienne Scott.

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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