Worship & Lifecycle

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 opened up to you! We are honored to participate in the holy covenant of your marriage.

Naturally, now comes planning the perfect day for your nuptials. What date? What venue? Who will officiate? Where will we hold the wedding? Who can cater? Can we have a Jewish wedding if my fiancé isn’t Jewish? One of your first steps is to contact any of our clergy as soon as you begin to make your plans.

Inquiries about interfaith weddings are welcome. You are invited to discuss these and any other issues you may have with our Senior Rabbi David Lyon. Please contact him at (713) 771-6221 or by email at dlyon@beth-israel.org.

We have many wonderful venues at Beth Israel for this special simcha in your life. Whether your guest list is large or small, we have the perfect setting for the wedding and reception or even a Shabbat Dinner. For more information on planning your event at Congregation Beth Israel, click on Event Planning and contact our Special Events & Programming Manager, Marsha Gilbert at (713) 771-6221, ext. 336, or at eventmanager@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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