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The Message

Congregation Beth Yeshurun Houston August 2016

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morsels; But they go down and stick to the inmost parts.” (18:8). As writer Erika Brown points out, “Gossip is like a morsel of chocolate – Tempting and delicious but it only lasts for a moment on our lips. But it’s forever on our hips.” We have to know deep down that when we gossip, we are doing something wrong. Are there things we can do to stop ourselves from gossiping? For an answer, I went to one of my favorite sources of information, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin’s A Code of Jewish Ethics. He reminds us of three questions we should first ask before we consider passing on any rumor Even if what I am saying is completely true, is it fair? Does the person I am speaking to really need to know this information? Is there positive information about the person’s actions and/or motives that I am omitting? If we answer no to any of these questions, then we shouldn’t repeat it. It’s really that simple. A reliable rule of thumb – Do we need to look around to make sure the person we are talking about is not there before we say it? If the answer is yes, then we should not share it. As the Jewish tradition often reminds us - God credits us for what we say and also for what we stop ourselves from saying.

“As the Jewish tradition often reminds us God credits us for what we say and also for what we stop ourselves from saying.”

From the Rabbi Rabbi Brian Strauss Rumors It seems that we have never been so completely surrounded by gossip as we are today. Yes, there are innocent rumors such as NBA superstar Kevin Durant was going to choose the Rockets. I wish that would have become true! But most rumors are downright mean and untrue. Many of them originate from tabloids and websites like TMZ, Life & Style, Star, and of course the National Enquirer. Someone’s always divorcing, having secret babies, or dealing with an obscure sickness. Of course, these magazines print mostly false stories. In fact, Us Weekly was considered America’s most accurate tabloid because just 35% of its cover stories turned out to be true last year. Yes, we like to know about famous people. But who isn’t also tempted to hear the latest gossip about neighbors, acquaintances, or even our friends? While it may seem worse in our social media age, gossip has always been part of human nature. Even the Torah cautions us in Leviticus (19:16), “You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people.” Perhaps knowing other people’s flaws and mistakes makes us feel better about ourselves and makes us feel more important? But these are only temporary feelings. In the book of Proverbs we find the verse, “Words of gossip are like delicious

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Shabbat Services

Chapel Services Monday, August 1: 7:00am - 6:30pm Tuesday, August 2: 7:00am - 6:30pm Wednesday, August 3: 7:00am - 6:30pm Thursday, August 4: 7:00am - 6:30pm Friday, August 5: 6:45am - 6:30pm Saturday, August 6: 8:30am - 7:30pm Sunday, August 7: 8:00am - 6:30pm Monday, August 8: 7:00am - 6:30pm Tuesday, August 9: 7:00am - 6:30pm Wednesday, August 10: 7:00am - 6:30pm Thursday, August 11: 7:00am - 6:30pm Friday, August 12: 7:00am - 6:30pm Saturday, August 13: 8:30am - 7:30pm Sunday, August 14: 8:00am - 6:30pm Monday, August 15: 7:00am - 6:30pm Tuesday, August 16: 7:00am - 6:30pm Wednesday, August 17: 7:00am - 6:30pm Thursday, August 18: 7:00am - 6:30pm Friday, August 19: 7:00am - 6:30pm Saturday, August 20: 8:30am - 7:15pm Sunday, August 21: 8:00am - 6:30pm Monday, August 22: 7:00am - 6:30pm Tuesday, August 23: 7:00am - 6:30pm Wednesday, August 24: 7:00am - 6:30pm Thursday, August 25: 7:00am - 6:30pm Friday, August 26: 7:00am - 6:30pm Saturday, August 27: 8:30am - 7:15pm Sunday, August 28: 8:00am - 6:30pm Monday, August 29: 7:00am - 6:30pm Tuesday, August 30: 7:00am - 6:30pm Wednesday, August 31: 7:00am - 6:30pm

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5 - Candlelighting Time 7:53pm 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal 6:30pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel SATURDAY, AUGUST 6 - Parashat Matot-Masei 8:30am J.B. Greenfield Chapel 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service 7:30pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel FRIDAY, AUGUST 12 - Candlelighting Time 7:47pm 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal 6:30pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 - Parashat Devarim 8:30am J.B. Greenfield Chapel 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service Shabbat Minchah/Erev Tisha B’Av 7:30pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 Tisha B’Av 8:00am J.B. Greenfield Chapel 2:00pm Early Mincha Service J.B. Greenfield Chapel 6:30pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 - Candlelighting Time 7:40pm 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal - with the Ludwick Family 6:30pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 - Parashat Vaetchanan 8:30am J.B. Greenfield Chapel 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service - Bar Mitzvah: Luke Ludwick 7:15pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel

Weekly Torah Study

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 - Candlelighting Time 7:32pm 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal - with the Kugler & Strug Families 6:30pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 - Parashat Eikev 8:30am J.B. Greenfield Chapel 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service - B’not Mitzvah: Mikayla Kugler & Madeline Strug 7:15pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel

11:45am Shabbat Mornings

Join our Weekly Torah discussions led by Rabbi Diana R. Siegel each Shabbat at 11:45am to discern the simple and complex, the explicit and implicit of Torah Wisdom as it applies to our daily life. 4


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

100 Jewish Men

A Night with Bill Brown, a long-time Astro Broadcaster Bill Brown will complete his 30th year of broadcasting for the Houston Astros in 2016. He was a broadcaster for seven years for the Cincinnati Reds from 1976-82, giving him a total of 37 years of broadcasting in major league baseball. Brown has been in sports broadcasting for 42 years and in broadcasting for 47 years. Brown has been inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame. He was voted Sportscaster of the Year in Texas in 2014. He has also been inducted into the Houston Astros Wall of Honor. Brown served in the U.S. Army for two years and is a Vietnam veteran. He and his wife Dianne have been married for 47 years. The Browns have been involved as co-chair (Bill) and silent auction chairman (Dianne) of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation's Salute to Our Heroes fundraiser for nine years. Brown is active as an emcee in the Houston area for several charity events. He is a resident of Cypress, Texas.

2016 – 2017 15TH YEAR

100 Jewish Men is a group of men dedicated to improving themselves and each other as men, fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, friends and Jews. Through controversial, thought-provoking speakers and small group discussions, we will explore what usually remains unspoken in men’s lives at work and at home. We have an incredible year planned and we hope you choose to be part of it. All programs at CBY unless indicated otherwise. All dinners - 6:30 pm followed by programs at 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 16, 2016 From Fire to Water with Gilbert Tuhabonye

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 An evening with Walter Cunningham

Best known as America's second civilian astronaut, on October 11, 1968, Walter Cunningham occupied the lunar module pilot seat for the eleven-day flight of Apollo - the first manned flight test of the third generation United States spacecraft.

Gilbert grew up in the Burundian countryside, racing his friends and chasing cows on his family farm. He went on to become the 400 and 800 meter national champion by his junior year in high school. Shortly thereafter, he became one of many victims of the Burundian Civil War. Gilbert was burned, tortured and witnessed mass genocide. He miraculously survived. Gilbert turned his anger into forgiveness and a desire to make his beloved Burundi, among the world’s poorest countries, a better place by providing access to clean water. Gilbert’s extraordinary life experiences, unwavering spirit, and genuine compassion for others make him a fascinating and entertaining motivational speaker.

A former fighter pilot, Col. USMCR-Retired physicist, currently, Mr. Cunningham is a successful businessman, investor and director of numerous public and private companies. He is author of The All American Boys, the human side of the space program. He is a radio talk show host and frequent lecturer throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is a civic leader, is listed in all major Who's Who publications and is a recipient of numerous national and international honors.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 The DNA of the Jewish People Bennett Greenspan

Sunday, April 2017

Men’s Model Passover Seder at United Orthodox Synagogues led by Rabbi Brian Strauss & Rabbi Barry Gelman We will explore what it means to be a Jewish man today as we come together with our friends at UOS to eat, laugh, and share our stories. A night of fraternity and brotherhood mixed with a little matzah, beer, and steak! Together we’ll celebrate our freedom, as Jews and as men! And we will learn how to lead an enjoyable and meaningful Seder just in time for Passover!

Beginning in the 1970’s, many books and articles were written on the origins of Ashkenazi Jews. Some hypothesized that Ashkenazi Jews descended from an Eastern European kingdom that converted to Judaism en masse in the 8th century, thereby discrediting the Jewish people’s connection to the land of Israel. Join us for a discussion about these claims and compare them to the genetic record. Bennett Greenspan is a fellow Beth Yeshurun member and the President of Family Tree DNA (www.familytreedna.com). He is also the author of the book, "History Unearthed Daily." He writes and speaks widely about DNA and genealogy.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Genesis Steahouse

Making Every Day Count with Joel Roffman In an engaging, moving and inspirational talk, Dr. Roffman takes us through his battle with cancer - from diagnosis to treatment to recovery. Inspired by Jewish teachings, Dr. Roffman’s story applies not only to cancer but also to many of life’s everyday struggles. “Chemotherapy enabled me to live; Judaism taught me how,” he says. A cardiologist near Dallas, Dr. Roffman and his wife have been married forty years. He is active in his shul and is an avid photographer and cyclist.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Surviving an Active Shooter Attack

The Houston Police Department is pleased to present to the citizens of Houston an informative hour and a half seminar which provides you the tools with which you may significantly increase your odds of surviving either an Active Shooter or Terrorist Attack. In a world where your thoughts are rarely focused on such topics, proven, common sense instruction by experienced professionals will significantly increase your odds of surviving an Active Shooter or Terrorist. Much of the information is cutting edge and designed by the Houston Police Department, a law enforcement pioneer in this area. As of January 2015 over 28,000 citizens of Houston have received this empowering training. Stephen Daniel, the HPD Senior Community Liaison, will serve as our trainer. Mr. Daniel is continually researching and developing tactics which citizens may employ in order to survive an Active Shooter assault. He works closely with the Houston SWAT team in order to present the most viable advice possible to the citizens. Mr. Daniel brings a passion for Active Shooter training as well as over 35 years of experience in security/law enforcement.

100 Jewish Men Member Registration Form 2016-2017 Mr. Dr. Name: ___________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________ City, Zip: __________________________________________________

Register online at WWW.BETHYESHURUN.ORG

Contact Phone Number: _____________________________________

or mail the registration along with a check made out to Beth Yeshurun, by September 16, 2016 to: Rabbi Brian Strauss - 4525 Beechnut - Houston, TX 77096 $110 for CBY Members/$150 for Non-CBY Members *Financial Assistance is available - please contact Rabbi Strauss

E-mail: ___________________________________________________ Scholarship Donation: ___________________________________

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Simcha Tree

B’nai Mitzvah Luke Samuel Ludwick (August 19/20) is the son of Sondra and Jody Ludwick; and grandson of Minna and Julius Hochstein, LaVerne Ludwick, and the late Jackie Ludwick. Luke attends Pin Oak Middle School. For his Mitzvah Project, Luke volunteered at the Hermann Park Conservancy and also assisted many neighbors in Meyerland after the Memorial Day and Tax Day floods. Luke will participate in the Rabbi’s 10% Plan by donating a portion of his monetary gifts to the K9s4COPS Organization, and to the American Heart Association in memory of his grandfather, Jackie Ludwick. Mikayla Pearl Kugler (August 26/27) is the daughter of Eric and the Late Lauren Kugler; and granddaughter of Stella and Gerald Blumenthal, and Max Kugler and the Late Pearl Mauer. Mikayla attends Pin Oak Middle School. Her Mitzvah Project included working through JFS on Shabbat Boxes for MD Anderson and Methodist Hospitals, as well as art projects for Celebration Company. A portion of Mikayla’s gifts will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. Madeline Blythe Strug (August 26/27) is the daughter of Leslie and Paul Strug; sister of Brandon; and granddaughter of Joel and Marilyn Kay, and Marian Strug and the late Dr. Byron E. Strug. Madeline attends St. Stephens Middle School. For her Mitzvah Project, Madeline volunteered with The River. Madeline will participate in the Rabbi’s 10% Plan by donating a portion of her monetary gifts to Canines for Disabled Kids.

Celebrating a Simcha? •Engagements •Weddings •Births Please contact Lisa Unsell, The Message editor, at lunsell@bethyeshurun.org or (713) 255-8066. We’d like to share your news! 6

Two new leaves have been added to our Simcha Tree! Both leaves were given “In Honor of The 50 th Wedding Anniversary - on December 19, 2015 - of Sharon and Richard Kammerman.” One leaf was given “With Love From Sharon & Richard Kammerman Their Children & Grandchildren:” Michael and Debbie Kammerman and children Allison and Lauren of Fairfax, VA; Stephen and Shari Kammerman and children Molli Fay and Orly of Houston; and Dena and Scott Segal and children Elexis and Brandon of Houston. The other leaf was given “With Love From Their Many Friends.” Sharon and Richard moved to Austin in the late 1960’s when Richard accepted a legal position with the State of Texas; thereafter, they lived in Austin until 2007 when Richard closed his office as part of his retirement and the Kammermans moved to Houston to be with their children and grandchildren. In July of that same year, Sharon & Richard joined their children and grandchildren as members of Beth Yeshurun. Richard is currently serving on the CBY Board of Trustees; is Senior Gabbai in the J.B. Greenfield Chapel and serves as a Gabbai in the Sanctuary Service from time to time. He was Founder and Chair of the Inclusion Committee; Founder and former Chair of the Shalom Y’all Committee; Chair of YES Group; past Co-Chair of the Membership Committee; works to raise funds for CBY events; and is a Member of the Endowment Committee. Though living in Crockett, TX, Sharon’s family were members of CBY. Her brother, David, of blessed memory, became a Bar Mitzvah at CBY; Richard became a Bar Mitzvah and was confirmed at CBY. Sharon and Richard were married by Rabbi Malev and Cantor Wagner. The Kammerman’s daughter and son-in-law, Dena and Scott, were also married at Beth Yeshurun. Sharon and Richard’s grandchildren Molli Fay and Orly attend the Malev Religious School, and Elexis and Brandon attend BYDS. Some of the Kammerman’s favorite activities include being with their grandchildren and each other, participating in the events and religious services at CBY, and, for Sharon, her weekly Mah Jongg group. The two leaves, which were a happy surprise for The Kammermans, have been placed in the center of the Simcha Tree in the Fein Atrium (Skylight Lobby) at Beth Yeshurun. If you would like to purchase a leaf or to learn more about the Simcha Tree, please contact Hilary Nitsun at hnitsun@bethyeshurun.org or 713.666.1881, ext. 305.


New Museum Items

Pesach Kiddush Cup, cobalt blue glass, hand-painted, Germany, mid-19 th centur y Donated by Jerry Kaplan in honor of Nora Grossman.

In the July issue of The Message, we featured some of our more recent donations to Beth Yeshurun’s Kaplan Museum of Judaica. We received such a positive response that we’ve decided to feature more this month! Here are four more of our newly acquired pieces. Be sure to stop and take a look!

Pesach Seder plate, hand painted, faience, probably F r a n c e , m i d - 1 9 th century Donated by Sylvia and Morris Schultz in memory of their grandson, Ryan Ferris Mendeloff.

Hanukkah Lamp, Ceramic, Ukraine, 19 th century Donated by Jerry Kaplan in honor of Nora Grossman.

Ketubah, colored ink on paper, Persia, 1890 This ketubah is available for donation. If you are interested in donating this piece, please contact Lisa Unsell at lunsell@bethyeshurun.org or 713.255.8066 or Daniel Musher at 713.661.2186.

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Family Album

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Robert & Susan Costa Patrick & Abby Hemstreet Stuart & Sue Jacobson Alan & Lisa Lipman Harold & Shirley Caplan Steven & Tootie Fradkin Guy & Cora Sharfman Larry & Gerry Wadler Elias & Rina Camhi Frank & Elizabeth Karkowsky Bruce & Terry Merwin David Mincberg & Helaine Gordon Max & Jacqueline Monheit Jerry & Bonnie Winograd Harry & Rose Melnick Michael & Patty Morgan Lawrence & Janis Odensky David Edelstein & Julie Riggins Lawrence & Patsy Reichstein Mark & Jennifer Sondock Sidney & Ione Moran Erwin & Monique Ritter Alexander & Irene Wolchansky Stanton & Cheryl Moldovan LeAnder Singleton & Jessica Jones-Singleton Ira & Wendy Bleiweiss Bruce & Susan Hurta Marc & Dianne Magids Guy & Patricia Bobkoff Stewart Kalterman & Sara Esquenazi Mark & Debbie Gottesman Jared & Amma Grodin Julius & Minna Hochstein Mark & Mardi Kunik Jeffrey & Susan Raizner Nir & Stephanie Stanietzky Larry & Maureen Wainer Thomas & Bobbi Asarch Ed & Shelly Middleman Mark & Meredith Sakowitz Scott & Agnes Shepard Burt & Eileen Skolnik Solomon & Ahuva Stopnicki Eric & Sarah Gibbs Michael & Hannah Hofrichter Jack & Harriet Babchick Kenneth Bloom & Mona Bloom David & Cela Cukierman Jeffrey & Susan Penn Ronny & Linda Abramson Nathan & Iris Caplovitz

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Alan & Susan Cororve Arthur & Joyce Dauber Joseph & Rhea Greenbaum Ben (Buddy) & Ruth Lewis Marvin & Marilyn Milewits Melvin & Marlene Palla Chad & Patricia Sweeden Bernard & Geraldine Woolf John & Pat Flatowicz David & Celine Hecht Robert & Cynthia MacLeod Harry & Donna Price David & Estelle Simchowitz Robert & Marris Goldberg Sheldon & Justina Goldstein Ronald & Diana Hecht Avner Ramu & Sheryl Levin Kevin & Jordana Slawin Allen & Rhoda Clamen David & Janice Gerber Albert & April Hiller Ivan & Enid Knobler Yury & Elena Potylchansky Steve & Holly Radom David Steffen & Agnes Schonbrunn Marvin & Myrna Cohen David & Jill Siller Gary & Arlene Lassin Mitchel & Diane Levy Rabbi Steven Morgen & Cantor Diane Dorf Samuel & Barbara Sakowitz Michael & Susan Bloome Ben & Jennifer Cowan George & Andrea Forbes Melvin & Shirley Kapell Bob & Judy Komorn Tom & Elissa Varadi Leonard & Barby Weiner Jonathan & Barbara Baliff Nelson & Linda Block Seth & Thelma Harwood Micah & Jean Kessler Alan & Diane Levin Abram & Ellen Rosenberg Jack & Ruth Alpert Abe & Sharon Charski Woody & Esther Fox Ben & Lori Herzog Matthew & Lisa Kornhauser Stanley & Norma Siegel Greg & Becky Walker Edward & Brenda Yosowitz Jacob & Miriam Lefkowitz Ronnie & Julie Stein Alan & Marlene Finger Edward & Maryann Hoffer Isaac & Susana Johary Kenneth & Sandra Kopel Chaim & Lea Steinberg Melvin & Susan Cweren


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J. Lawrence & Linda Folloder Harold & Martine Levine Tom & Janet McCulloch Mendel & Beth Nock Buddy & Lorraine Horwitz Denny & Marilyn Klein Marvin & Shirley Rich Andrew & Wendy Bernstein Benjamin & Katie Dillon Benard & Ethel Nelkin Bernardo & Silvia Fromer Ronnie & Phyllis Miller Ira & Miriam Winsten Adam & Dori Goldman Bryan & Eleonora Leibman Gary Nagler & Cody Bowman Michael & Rachel Saghian Sheldon & Debra Weisfeld Segev & Amy Zadok

GRIEF GROUP Tuesdays August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 10:30am - Noon

DIVORCE GROUP

Condolences

Tuesdays August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 6:15 pm - 7:15pm

The congregation extends its sincerest condolences to the families of Matvey Cherches, Jasmine Halfon Cohen, Harold Gluckman, Ernest (Ernie) Rudder, Justin Schnurr, Benjamin Uzick, Robert (Bob) Weinberger May their memories be for a blessing.

CAREGIVERS GROUP

Beth Yeshurun Family Fun Day Congregation Beth Yeshurun held its fourth annual Family Fun Day in late May at The Zone. What a day! What great food! What a great location! Over 300 congregants attended. Many played “gaga” thanks to Frank Silberlicht and Camp Young Judea. Others enjoyed basketball, dodge ball, inflatables and other games. Melissa Brams, this year’s chairperson of Family Fun Day, was gratified seeing the smiles on the faces of so many of our members. Brams noted that the face painters were swamped. The kids loved the face art while others had a terrific time in the arts and crafts area. Topping off the morning was a delicious pizza lunch from Sabas, followed by great desserts. Family Fun Day is a free program sponsored by the Beth Yeshurun Shalom Y’all Committee, chaired by David Gerber.

Thursdays August 4, 11, 18 & 25 2:00pm - 3:00pm FREE & OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY Congregation Beth Yeshurun All groups led by Gayle Weinstein, LMSW 4525 Beechnut | Bride’s Room

Email Gayle for more information at griefgroup@bethyeshurun.org This program is generously funded by The Martha Lea and Albert Stein Family Outreach Fund

jewish meditation group Together we’ll explore tools for mindfulness, find a different way to talk to God and deepen our prayer with meditation and chanting. RSVP to karenhurwitz@karenhurwitz.com.

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Why should we remember bad things? Brotherhood Rosh Hashanah Honey!

EXTENDED DEADLINE! You may have missed the July 29th deadline, but it’s not too late! Order Rosh Hashanah honey from July 30th-September 15th and guarantee delivery by Rosh Hashanah. Go to www. bethyeshurun.org and click on the honey link. All orders must be submitted via the CBY order system. Paper orders will not be accepted. Send a special High Holy Day greeting to friends, family and associates. The cost of $15/jar includes First Class postage to send an 8oz. jar of Kosher honey, greetings from you and appropriate prayers. There is an extra charge for international orders. All profits from BYB projects are directed to youth activities of our Shul/School such as the Purim Carnival, Kiddush cups for each Bar/Bat Mitzvah, summer camp scholarships, Count Me In plus more!

Why should we remember bad things? Who wants to feel bad? But we do, of course. We remember deaths of dear ones on yahrzeits and Yizkor days, not in order to feel bad but because we cherish the memories of people who gave us life and love. Rabbi Horwitz We observe Memorial Day so as to honor the sacrifices of those who fought for our country, perhaps hoping that younger generations of Americans will appreciate what was given to them. Too few observe Yom ha-Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, but those of us who do so hope that lessons will be learned and other atrocities prevented. For similar reasons, we observe Tisha B’Av, the anniversary of the destruction of the Temples in Jerusalem. We lament the beginning of an exile that left our people completely powerless and at the mercy of other nations. Because we never forgot what it meant to lose our holy city of Jerusalem and our land of Israel, we might better cherish them today and do our part to prevent forces which might overwhelm them. Our observance begins on Saturday night, August 13th, continuing through the day on Sunday. May Jerusalem forever be a source of holiness in Jewish memory. Rabbi Daniel Horwitz Saturday Mincha/Ma’ariv services: including the reading of Lamentations: 7:30pm; Sunday, August 14th: Shacharit: 8:00am; early Mincha 2:00pm

It’s a Mitzvah Interested in sponsoring a Chapel Minyan weekday breakfast, or a Chapel or Museum Minyan Shabbat Kiddush in memory of your loved one or in honor of a simcha? Please contact Eileen Pettigrew, Food Service Manager, at epettigrew@bethyeshurun.org or 713.666.1881, ext. 368. Sponsorships will be acknowledged in The Message. Standard breakfasts begin at $100 and kiddushes begin at $145. Special meals may be arranged with the Food Service Department and monthly sponsorships are available. All sponsorships must be paid in advance. Dates will be reserved in the order they are received. Recent sponsored breakfasts and kiddushes have been generously given by those listed below.

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Zelda, Micheal & Linda Brown in memory of Max, Lena & Sophie Stein Robin & Lu Dorfman in memory of Neil Greene Steve & Mindy Finger in memory of Bradley Finger Ginger Kaplan in memory of Henry Spira Harvey & Mireille Katz in memory of Elie Mordo Malka & Brad Levy in memory of the yahrzets of our beloved fathers, Naftali Herz Ben Yitzchak HaLevi and Meyer Ben Tamen HaLevi Carol Osborn in memory of Fay & Bland Osborn Rhoda, Steven, Esther & Joe Saka in memory of Joseph Saka Charlene & Sam Segal in memory of Dora & Fishel Segal Rochelle Goldberg Skibell & Family in memory of Bertha (Mimi) & Archie Skibell


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17 Av 22 BYDS FIRST DAY OF ASA CLASSES

28 24 Av 29 RS Family Program HH Family Choir Rehearsal CBY Open House

21 RS Staff Mtg/Prof Dev

Divorce Group

25 Av 30 Grief Group

Meditation Group

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Meditation Group

6 Av 11 Caretakers Group

20 Av 25 Gathering Place Caretakers Group

Meditation Group

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Technology Committee Mtg Meditation Group

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Divorce Group Inclusion Committee Mtg

18 Av 23 Grief Group

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12 Av 17 13 Av 18 BYDS FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL Caretakers Group BYDS First Day of EDC

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Meditation Group Membership Committee Mtg

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Torah Study Evening Chapel

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9 Av Shabbat Chazon Shabbat Morning Services Torah Study

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Evening Chapel

15 Av 20 Vaetchanan 16 Av Shabbat Nachamu Shabbat Morning Services

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1 Elul 5 2 Elul 6 3 Elul 7 4 Elul 8 Rosh Chodesh LABOR DAY Grief Group RS - 1st Wednesday Caretakers Group SYNAGOGUE OFFICE CLOSED Divorce Group Kehillah High Kick off @CBY Sisterhood Kick off NO BYDS/EDC/ASA Education Committee Mtg Meditation Group HH Family Choir Rehearsal HH Choir Rehearsal Membership Committee Mtg

11 8 Elul 12 9 Elul 13 HH Family Choir Rehearsal RS/Sulam – 1st Sunday Grief Group Budget Committee HH Family Choir Rehearsal Divorce Group Executive Committee Mtg HH Choir Rehearsal 18 15 Elul 19 16 Elul 20 RS/Sulam Grief Group HH Family Choir Rehearsal HH Family Choir Rehearsal CBY Board Mtg Intro to Judaism Divorce Group FIDF Event @ CBY HH Choir Rehearsal

25 Elul 29 Caretakers Group RS Technology Committee Kehillah High Meditation Group HH Family Choir Rehearsal HH Choir Rehearsal

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17 Elul 21 18 Elul 22 YES Luncheon Gathering Place RS Caretakers Group 100 Jewish Men Kehillah High Meditation Group HH Family Choir Rehearsal HH Choir Rehearsal

25 22 Elul 26 23 Elul 27 24 Elul RS/Sulam HH Family Choir Rehearsal Grief Group BYDS Early Dismissal HH Family Choir Rehearsal BYDS ½ Day Program Intro to Judaism BYDS Prof Dev Curriculum Night Divorce Group Inclusion Committee Mtg HH Choir Rehearsal

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Fri

AV/ELUL 5776

Sat 29 Av 3 Re’eh 30 Av Rosh Chodesh Shabbat Morning Services

Torah Study

Mincha BM - Benjamin Rozen Mincha BM - Julia Danziger

Evening Chapel

Jr. Congregation Sing-a-Long Shabbat Torah Study

BM - Ethan Hattingh

6 Elul 10 Shoftim 7 Elul Shabbat Morning Services

Shabbat Evening Services 5 Elul 9

BM - Ethan Hattingh

Shabbat Evening Services

Evening Chapel

Torah Study

BM - Ryan Karkowsky & Sam Toubin

13 Elul 17 Ki Teitzei 14 Elul Shabbat Morning Services

Carlebach Service & Dinner 12 Elul 16

Shabbat in the Park Shabbat Evening Services Sam Toubin

BM - Ryan Karkowsky &

19 Elul 23

Evening Chapel SELICHOT

Jr. Congregation Torah Study

BM - Alexa & Serena Schwartz

Evening Chapel 20 Elul 24 Ki Tavo 21 Elul Shabbat Morning Services

Shirat Shabbat Shabbat Evening Services

27 Elul

BM - Alexa & Serena Schwartz

26 Elul 30

Shabbat Evening Services

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BY kids enjoying Camp Young Judaea!

New Members Welcome to our wonderful new members!

Jesse & Lindsey Hirsch

Urgent request for blood & platelets! Education Director Sheryl Eskowitz recently visited Camp Young Judaea and had an opportunity to visit with many of the Beth Yeshurun children and teens at camp. Some of the children took a few minutes from their busy day at camp to take a picture with her.

from Marge Mayer, Jewish Chaplaincy Committee A young (46-year-old) Jewish man is a patient at MD Anderson. He desperately needs blood/platlets. You’re invited to do a mitzvah and donate blood and/or platelets for a member of our Houston Jewish Community who is in need. To learn how and where to donate, please visit: www.mdanderson. org/BloodBank. When making a donation, reference patient #1129306. This is truly a gift from the heart!

High Holy Day Choir

Donations

Freedman-Levit Sanctuary

Beth Yeshurun is a community institution with a vital mission: to educate children and adults, to offer spiritual experiences that inspire and uplift all ages, and to provide a setting in which Judaism can be joyously lived and experienced. We welcome your support. Online donations can be made at www.bethyeshurun.org. Donations may also be made in the synagogue office or by mail to Congregation Beth Yeshurun, 4525 Beechnut, Houston, TX 77096-1801. A minimum donation of $10 per listing is required to have your donation published in the weekly bulletin and a notification letter sent to the honoree or a deceased person’s family member. One such notification letter will be sent per donation. The deadline for donations to be published in the weekly bulletin is the previous Friday at 4:30pm. Donations are published upon submission and will not be “held” for future publication. When you make a donation to Beth Yeshurun, please be sure to provide all of the necessary information: who the donation is in memory of, who or what the donation is in honor of, who needs to be notified of the donation (name and complete address) and by whom the donation is given. When this information is incomplete, we are unable to process your donation efficiently. Donations with no specific fund indicated will be credited to the Synagogue General Fund. Beth Yeshurun appreciates your generosity and support.

Dear Families, It will soon be time to rehearse for the High Holy Day Choir for the Freedman-Levit Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. The uniqueness of the Freedman-Levit service is that it is a 100% adult service that is sensitive to the time constraints of families. I hope you will consider being part of the service. The choir, made up of adults and children, has been a meaningful and enriching part of the service for the last 42 years. The choir will participate in the Freedman-Levit service on Rosh Hashanah, October 2nd and 3rd and Kol Nidre, October 11th and Yom Kippur day, October 12th through Yizkor. The choir has traditionally also been an integral part of the teenage Mincha service later in the afternoon on Yom Kippur in the Barg Sanctuary. We will have an initial rehearsal on Sunday, August 28th from 4:30-6:00pm. The following rehearsals will be set after that time. My goal is to keep the rehearsals to a minimum. At the least, we will meet each Sunday and possibly on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30pm. Participating in the service is especially helpful for pre-B’nai Mitzvah kids as it will gives them an opportunity to learn the new prayers now required of them and to have the experience of doing them before the congregation. If you are interested, please contact the synagogue or me at asondock@aol.com. Rabbi Strauss, Judy Yambra and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday, August 28th.

Please Remember: accounts must be current as of June 30, 2016 to receive your High Holy Days tickets!

Annette Sondock, Cantor, Freedman-Levit High Holy Day Service 13


CONGREGATION BETH YESHURUN HIGH HOLIDAYS ALIYOT & KIBBUDIM INFORMATION SHEET 2016/5777 Rosh Hashanah Oct. 02 (Erev) 03 & 04; Kol Nidre Oct. 11 Yom Kippur Oct. 12 _________________________________________________________________________________ DEADLINE: AUGUST Name _______________________________________/_________________________________________ Day Time Phone Cell

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__________________________________________________________________________________ Address Email address_________________________________________________________________________

Erev Rosh Hashanah Service I Will Attend: Barg Sanctuary _____ Freedman-Levit Contemporary Service _____

NOTE: If attending the J.B. GREENFIELD or MUSEUM MINYAN services, please complete only the top portion of this form and return it to the Synagogue office. Rosh Hashanah 1st

Rosh Hashanah 2nd

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Barg Sanctuary Freedman-Levit Sanctuary

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Night

Barg Sanctuary

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Freedman-Levit Sanctuary

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Barg Sanctuary Only

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Yom Kippur Service I will attend:

Barg Sanctuary _______ Freedman-Levit Contemporary Service ______

NOTE: If attending the J.B. GREENFIELD CHAPEL or MUSEUM MINYAN services, please complete only the top portion of this form and return to the Synagogue office. Yom Kippur Kol Nidre

Barg Sanctuary, Early Service Barg Sanctuary, Late Service Freedman-Levit Sanctuary

Yom Kippur Day Service

Barg Sanctuary, Morning Service _____ Barg Sanctuary, Torah Service _____ Barg Sanctuary, Musaf & Avodah Service _____ Freedman-Levit Sanctuary, Morning Service through Yizkor ______

I am a ….. Cohen _____ Levi _____ Yisroel _____ I can read (check all that apply) Torah _______ Haftorah

_____ _____ _____

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I Would Like to Make a Contribution in Honor of Aliya or Kibbud Amount: $____________ (Please return your contribution along with this response. Thank you – NEW OPTION Pay and complete this form on line – bethyeshurun.org/highholydays) 14


HIGH HOLY DAYS TICKET AND PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION HIGH HOLY DAYS TICKET AND PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION SERVICE SCHEDULE – HIGH HOLY DAYS 2016

SERVICE SCHEDULE – HIGH HOLY DAYS 2016 SELIHOT SERVICES – Saturday Night, September 24 10:00 PM (Barg Sanctuary) SELIHOT SERVICES – Saturday Night, September 24 10:30 PM (J.B. Greenfield Chapel) 10:00 PM (Barg Sanctuary) 10:30 PM (J.B. Greenfield CEMETERY SERVICES – Sunday, Chapel) October 9. 2016 CEMETERY SERVICES – Sunday, October 9. 2016 10:00 AM at Allen Parkway 11:00 AM at Post Oak 10:00 AM at Shearith Israel (Wharton) 10:00 AM at Allen Parkway

11:00 AM at Post Oak 10:00 AM at Shearith Israel (Wharton) SYNAGOGUE SERVICES SYNAGOGUE SERVICES

1ST NIGHT ROSH HASHANAH – Sun, Oct 2

KOL NIDRE -

Tues, Oct 11

1STBarg NIGHT ROSH HASHANAH – Sun, Octp.m. 2 Sanctuary 6:00

KOL Sanctuary NIDRE - (Early) Barg Barg Sanctuary (Late) BargGreenfield SanctuaryChapel (Early) J.B. Barg Sanctuary (Late) Freedman/Levit Sanctuary J.B. Greenfield Museum MinyanChapel Freedman/Levit Sanctuary Museum Minyan YOM KIPPUR -

Tues, Octp.m. 11 6:00 8:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. p.m. 6:15 8:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:15 6:45 p.m. p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:45 Wed, Octp.m. 12

DAYSanctuary ROSH HASHANAH – Mon, Oct 3 1STBarg 8:30 a.m. J.B. Greenfield Chapel 8:30 a.m. Barg Sanctuary 8:30 a.m. a.m. Museum Minyan 9:00 J.B. Greenfield Chapel 8:30 a.m. Preschool Service 9:00 a.m. Museum MinyanSanctuary 9:00 Freedman/Levit 9:45 a.m. a.m. Preschool Service 9:00 a.m. Children’s Programs 9:45 a.m. Freedman/Levit SanctuaryPre-K - 19:45 st, 2nda.m. - 3rd) (CDO/Toddlers/Nursery, Children’s Programs 9:45 a.m. st, 2nd - 3rd) (CDO/Toddlers/Nursery, Pre-K - 15:45 Tashlich p.m.

YOM Sanctuary KIPPUR Wed, Octa.m. 12 Barg 9:30 J.B. Greenfield Chapel 9:00 a.m. Barg Sanctuary 9:30 a.m. a.m. Museum Minyan 9:30 J.B. Greenfield Chapel 9:00 a.m. Freedman/Levit Sanctuary 9:45 a.m. Museum Minyan 9:30 a.m. a.m. Children’s Programs 9:45 Freedman/Levit SanctuaryPre-K - 1st,9:45 2nd -a.m. 3rd) (CDO/Toddlers/Nursery, Children’s Programs 9:45 a.m. Middle School Program 11:15 a.m. st, 2nd - 3rd) (CDO/Toddlers/Nursery, Yizkor (Barg, approximate)Pre-K - 112:00 p.m. Middle School Program 11:15 a.m. Yizkor (Barg, 12:00 p.m. Mincha (Barg approximate) Sanctuary) 4:00 p.m. Mincha (J.B. Greenfield Chapel) 5:00 p.m. Mincha (Museum (Barg Sanctuary) 4:00 Mincha Minyan) 4:45 p.m. p.m. Mincha (J.B. Greenfield Chapel) 5:00 p.m. Mincha (Museum Minyan) 4:45 Neilah (Barg Sanctuary) 6:00p.m. p.m. Neilah (J.B. Greenfield Chapel) 6:15 p.m. Neilah (Museum (Barg Sanctuary) 6:00 Neilah Minyan) 6:15 p.m. p.m. Neilah (J.B. Greenfield Chapel) 6:15 p.m. Neilah (Museum Minyan) 6:15 p.m.

J.B. Greenfield Chapel 6:00 p.m. Barg Sanctuary Sanctuary 6:00 p.m. p.m. Freedman/Levit 6:00 J.B. Greenfield 6:00 Museum MinyanChapel 6:00 p.m. p.m. Freedman/Levit Sanctuary 6:00 p.m. Museum Minyan 6:00 p.m. ST 1 DAY ROSH HASHANAH – Mon, Oct 3

5:45 p.m. NIGHT ROSH HASHANAH – Mon, Oct 3 2NDTashlich NIGHT ROSH HASHANAH – Mon, Oct 3 2NDFreedman/Levit Sanctuary 6:45 p.m. J.B. Greenfield Chapel 6:45 p.m. Freedman/Levit Sanctuary 6:45 p.m. J.B. Greenfield Chapel 6:45 p.m. 2ND DAY ROSH HASHANAH – Tues, Oct 4 2ND DAY ROSH HASHANAH – Barg Sanctuary J.B. Greenfield Chapel Barg Sanctuary Museum Minyan J.B. Greenfield Chapel Museum MinyanChapel J.B. Greenfield J.B. Greenfield Chapel

Tues, Oct 4 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. p.m. 7:00 7:00 p.m.

Final Blast of the Shofar 7:19 p.m. Final Blast of the Shofar 7:19 p.m. one is my High Holy Days ticket? Which Your High Holy Days ticket (also called a Membership Card or High Holy Days Card) is a turquoise and white piece of cardstock which is tabbed on the top and bottom and scored to be folded. The High Holy Day service schedule is printed on the back.

FOR THOSE WITH HONORS IN THE BARG SANCTUARY, PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR ASSIGNED ALIYAH BEGINS SO THE GABBAIM CAN PLACE YOU IN LINE FOR YOUR FOR THOSE WITH HONORS IN THE BARG SANCTUARY, PLEASE ARRIVE 30 MINUTES BEFORE HONOR. YOUR ASSIGNED ALIYAH BEGINS SO THE GABBAIM CAN PLACE YOU IN LINE FOR YOUR HONOR. 15


2016 CHILD CARE FOR HIGH HOLY DAYS Child care will again be available this year at the time listed below at a cost of $ 15.00 per session per child. Prepaid reservations are required. Please return the registration form below as soon as possible (DEADLINE Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016) with your check, for the sessions you want to reserve. Space is limited. Please make checks payable to Congregation Beth Yeshurun and mail your check and registration form to: Congregation Beth Yeshurun c/o "Child Care", 4525 Beechnut Houston, TX 77096-1801. NEW OPTION: You may pay and complete this form on line – www.bethyeshurun.org/highholydays. In order for the child care to run smoothly, all children's belongings must be labeled. Babies will not be fed by staff parents need to come to the child care area to feed their babies. Port-o-cribs, infant seats and disposable diapers must be provided by parents. The child's favorite toy or game can be brought, as well as a blanket that should be labeled. Because of the use of bonded babysitters, no child will be admitted unless forms have been submitted in advance. The caregivers will have your child’s name and information, and will check you in upon arrival.

ONLY PARENTS MAY “DROP OFF” AND “PICK UP” CHILDREN REGISTRATION FORM

I would like to register my child(ren). I will be attending services in Barg, Chapel, Family, Museum (please circle for each service) Age:______ Age:______ Age:______ Age:______

ROSH HASHANAH: (1st Night) B C F M

Time

Sunday, October 2

5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Yes

No

8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Yes

No

8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Yes

No

5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Yes

No

ROSH HASHANAH: (1st Day)

BCFM

Monday, October 3 ROSH HASHANAH (2ND Day)

BCFM

Tuesday, October 4 KOL NIDRE:

Please check one

BCFM

Tuesday, October 11 (Note: No child care for the late service.) YOM KIPPUR: Wednesday, October 12

BCFM

8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Yes

No

Wednesday, October 12

BCFM

4:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Yes

No

Enclosed is my check in the amount of $

payable to Congregation Beth Yeshurun.

In case of emergency, please administer first aid, and if needed secure medical aid. I understand that I will not hold Congregation Beth Yeshurun responsible for any injury or accident that might occur during High Holy Days child care. Parent signature__________________________________________________________________ Cell

Address Parent’s information MUST be completed to be registered! Registration Deadline: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

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4525 Beechnut Street | Houston, Texas 77096-1896 Rhona and Bruce Caress Family Campus WWW.BETHYESHURUN.ORG

2016 – YOM KIPPUR – SUKKOT 5777

With the approach of the Yom Kippur/Sukkot season, we recall the everlasting attachments to our beloved relatives and friends who have departed. We remember the bonds of kinship and friendship that linked their lives to ours. IN MEMORIAM is dedicated in reverent and grateful tribute to the loyal and courageous pioneers of Traditional Judaism, whose names will be forever enshrined in our hearts and in the annals of Beth Yeshurun. Yizkor will be recited in the morning on Wednesday, October 12 and on Monday, October 24. To assure that the IN MEMORIAM book is printed and ready for distribution all names to be memorialized must be submitted on the form below to arrive in the synagogue office by Wednesday, August 31. Names received after August 31, 2016 might not be printed in the memorial book, but will be included on an addendum sheet. A minimum contribution of $15.00 per name is suggested. Your generosity in increasing your last year's contribution will be greatly appreciated. A separate form is necessary for each contributor. New Option: Pay and complete this form online – www.bethyeshurun.org/highholydays Please PRINT the names to be remembered (in alphabetical order): 1)

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REMEMBERED BY___________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________________________________ DAYTIME PHONE NO: ___________________________________________________________________ AMOUNT OF CONTRIBUTION: $

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Reserved parking for High Holy Days

Beth Yeshurun is once again pleased to offer a limited number of reserved parking spaces for purchase for the High Holy Days at a donation of $1,000 per space. To purchase yours, please contact Misi Schlueter at 713.666.1881, ext. 373 or mschlueter@bethyeshurun.org.

Sisterhood Gift Shop SUMMER HOURS SUNDAY-MONDAY: CLOSED TUESDAY-FRIDAY: 10:00am-2:00pm

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High Holy Day dates to remember!

Sep 9 Cut-off date to make financial arrangements to receive tickets in the mail Sep 12 Tickets mailed to members if account is current through June 20, 2016 Sep 21 Deadline for: 1. New Membership applications in order to receive tickets 2. Office to receive Letters of Reciprocity from out of area synagogue 3. Obtaining tickets for $180 donation Sep 26 Deadline to make financial arrangements – tickets will be held for Rosh Hashanah Oct 2 Erev Rosh Hashanah Oct 3-4 Rosh Hashanah Oct 5-7, 10 Membership Committee representatives available to discuss accounts between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Oct 11 Kol Nidre Oct 12 Yom Kippur

Need tickets or a letter of reciprocity? If you need High Holy Day tickets for a guest or a letter of reciprocity for yourself, please contact the synagogue office at 713.666.1881 and speak to Membership Services.

713.255.8021 giftshop@bethyeshurun.org Bring family members to BY for the High Holy Days Did you know family members that maintain primary shul memberships at other local congregations can also join BY as a dual member and worship with you here at our High Holy Days services? To learn more, please contact Ellen Petras, Membership Services Manager, at 713.666.1881 or send her an email at epetras@bethyeshurun.org. For a new member to apply, he/she will need to come to the synagogue office between 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Thursday or 8:30am4:30pm Friday.

Avoid the High Holy Day Rush . . . get your Access Card now! It’s easy! Just come to the synagogue during business hours (Mon.-Thu. 8:30am-5:00pm or Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm) with a photo ID. The Access Card will enable you to enter the synagogue for services and events during non-business hours. Access cards are available to Beth Yeshurun members age 18 and older. 19


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Synagogue Office 4525 Beechnut St * Houston, TX 77096-1801 www.bethyeshurun.org 713.666.1881 Clergy Rabbi David Rosen: drosen@bethyeshurun.org Asst: Abby Rotenberg: arotenberg@bethyeshurun.org 713.255.8011 Rabbi Steven Morgen: smorgen@bethyeshurun.org Rabbi Brian Strauss: bstrauss@bethyeshurun.org Asst: Gayle Schnurr: gschnurr@bethyeshurun.org 713.255.8017 Rabbi Jack Segal: rabsegal@aol.com Rabbi Danny Horwitz: rabbidanny@aol.com Cantor Meir Finkelstein: mfinkelstein@bethyeshurun.org Asst. & B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator: Hilary Nitsun: hnitsun@bethyeshurun.org 713.255.8005 Synagogue Arlene D. Staller, President: adstaller@gmail.com Luis Dorfman, Executive Dir: ldorfman@bethyeshurun.org Ellen Petras, Membership: epetras@bethyeshurun.org 713.255.8060 Misi Schlueter, Asst. Executive Dir: mschlueter@bethyeshurun.org Jennifer-Joy Sutton, Dir of Development: jsutton@bethyeshurun.org Arthur Miller, Cemetery: amiller@bethyeshurun.org 713.255.8076 William S. Malev Religious Schools Sheryl Eskowitz, Ed. Dir: seskowitz@bethyeshurun.org 713.255.8040 Beth Yeshurun Day School School Office 713.666.1884, 713.255.8045 Dan Ahlstrom, Head of School: dahlstrom@byds.org More contact info at www.bethyeshurun.org Read The Message online at www.bethyeshurun.org

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If you have a death in the family, a loved one in the hospital or need a get well prayer for someone special, please contact Rabbi Rosen and let him know. Our Senior Rabbi wants to be with you and to help you deal with life’s many challenges. Please contact him at (713) 255-8011, or write to: drosen@bethyeshurun.org.

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