Worship & Lifecycle

As you plan for the arrival of a beautiful baby into your life and home, be sure to contact the Temple for help identifying a mohel; securing a venue for the bris or baby naming ceremony; planning the bris or naming ceremony and timing according to Jewish custom; and to involve our Clergy in this most special of events. A bris is traditionally held on the eighth day of a baby boy’s life. A baby naming for a girl is often held on the eighth day, as well, but may be scheduled any time. As soon as your baby arrives, please contact one of our clergy at (713) 771-6221 or dlyon@beth-israel.orgascott@beth-israel.org, cfoster@beth-israel.org, or strompeter@beth-israel.org.

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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