Worship & Lifecycle

Sermons and Articles

The clergy at Congregation Beth Israel will occasionally print and publish their sermons online. The most recent clergy sermons and articles appear below.


Shabbat Messages

Rabbi David Lyon

Shabbat, 10/26/2018, “Our Cup Runneth Over: Ambassador Ron Dermer’s Speaks in Houston”

Shabbat, 8/31/2018, “What do we bring with us where we’re going?”

Rabbi Adrienne Scott

Shabbat, 9/21/2018, “Hope at the End”

Shabbat, 9/8/2018, “The still, small voice”


High Holy Day Sermons 2018/5779

Rabbi David Lyon

Kol Nidrei, 9/18/2018, “Holiness Begins in Me”

Rosh Hashanah (Day), 9/10/2018, “In the 21st Century: More Torah, More Life”

Rosh Hashanah (Erev), 9/9/2018, “Winning Israel’s PR War, Together”

Rabbi Adrienne Scott

Yom Kippur, 9/19/2018, “V’tein Helkeinu B’torateicha – Grant Us a Share in Your Torah”

Rabbi Chase Foster

Rosh Hashanah (Teen), 9/10/2018, “Intentionally Blessing the World”


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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