Worship & Lifecycle

Our most precious memories, the realization of our greatest aspirations, and our most meaningful experiences with those we love occur at milestone events in our lives. And naturally, the Temple and the congregation play an integral role in these most important moments. Learn more about how Beth Israel enriches life cycle events for its members by using our links below.

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Bar/Bat Mitzvah

BAT/BAR MITZVAH Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, in his book “Putting God on the Guest List” wrote: “Bar and bat mitzvah is a sacred mountain in

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B’rit Milah / Baby Naming

As you plan for the arrival of a beautiful baby into your life and home, be sure to contact the Temple for help identifying

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Consecration

By Kindergarten, your child can find the Afikomen in your best hiding place, has a mini-Hebrew vocabulary and loves Matzoh Ball soup for Shabbat

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Confirmation

For many young people, the teen years are filled with a yearning for a spiritual identity all their own. At the end of tenth

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Conversion

When the time comes for this important final step in your journey to enter the Jewish faith, our clergy will prepare you and join

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Funerals/Minyanim

When you face the death of a loved one, there are many difficult decisions that must be made and families are often in need

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Weddings

If there is a recent engagement and wedding in your family’s near future, Mazel Tov for the joy, anticipation, commitment and love that has

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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