Worship & Lifecycle

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 dinner and challah French toast every Saturday morning. Nurturing a strong Jewish identity in your child includes an early rite of passage igniting a love of Jewish learning: the consecration ceremony marking the beginning of a formal Jewish education. Taking center stage on the bimah, your child will be blessed and instructed by the rabbi and receive a torah scroll of his very own to commemorate this turning point in his life. This occurs in the fall to coincide with Simchat Torah, the time we begin to read the Torah from its beginning again. This usually falls when your child has entered kindergarten. Contact the MBJLC office with any questions regarding consecration.

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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