Listen. Read. Enjoy.

Listen. Read. Enjoy.

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 your soul.

Every Sunday morning, following a long tradition that began with Rabbi Samuel Karff, I’ve been leading a radio program on iHeartRadio’s KODA Sunny 99.1, at 6:45am. Listeners around the greater Houston area, and now the internet, find me on Sunday morning with words about life and its meaning from a Jewish point-of-view. Listeners often email me later to ask for a copy of a program or to thank me for helping them. People of all faiths and no faith listen regularly on their way to work, to the golf course, or just as they wake up. If you’re up, tune in and listen up. It’s your rabbi!

This just in, every radio program will be available as a Podcast, called “Heart to Heart with Rabbi David Lyon”. You can find it on or the iHeartRadio app. On the website, scroll down to Podcasts, and find the Beth Israel logo and “Heart to Heart with Rabbi David Lyon”. On the app, click Podcasts, and choose “Heart to Heart with Rabbi David Lyon”. It’s easy, and you can listen to me anywhere you go.

A good book is always welcome, but the subject of God isn’t easy. So, I wrote “God of Me: Imagining God throughout Your Lifetime” to break down crystallized childhood images of God and re-build a personal image of God through authentic text and contemporary interpretation that works for one’s adulthood and maturity. Over ten chapters, the arc of life is reflected in how one’s image of God grows and moves as one ages. Like our ancestors, we merit a personal relationship with God, too. One God, not two or three or none, is all we need to begin. After reading “God of Me” (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2011), you might say, “God is with me, after all.”

Listen. Read. Enjoy.

Sundays on KODA SUNNY 99.1 at 6:45am

Podcast “Heart to Heart with Rabbi Lyon”  or iHeartRadio app

Read “God of Me: Imagining God throughout Your Lifetime”, Kindle, iBook

Rabbi David A. Lyon is Senior Rabbi at Congregation Beth Israel in Houston, TX. Rabbi Lyon serves on the Board of Trustees of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and chairs its professional development committee. He can be heard on “iHeart-Radio” KODA 99.1 FM every Sunday at 6:45am CST, and he is the author of God of Me: Imagining God Throughout Your Lifetime (Jewish Lights, 2011) available on

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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