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The Message

Congregation Beth Yeshurun Houston August 2017

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building to its side entrance. As she proceeded, she suddenly fell and was unable to pick herself up. She called out for help, but apparently no one was outside to hear her. Fortunately she was wearing a Lifeline pendant. As soon as she pushed the button, a voice asked her where she was and what was wrong. The Lifeline representative called the home and 911. Within minutes, our member was being cared for by attendants from her facility and by trained emergency staff. Lifeline is but one of many companies that provide small devices that can be worn like a necklace or clipped to one’s clothes. These devices generally all work the same way: • When our loved one pushes the button, a personal representative immediately pulls up the caller’s record on a computer screen so that he knows who he is dealing with and what family members need to be contacted. • Second, the person in distress is spoken to directly. They don’t need to be near a phone or know how to operate a complicated piece of technology. • Third, relatives and friends on the emergency contact list are immediately contacted so they can render help. If necessary, 911 is called as well. If you have a loved one who lives alone and who may be a bit shaky on his or her feet, I recommend Lifeline and similar devices very, very much. These devices are available through many places in our community and online, but I recommend obtaining it through our own Jewish Family Service. The Lifeline service costs the same through JFS as anywhere else, but JFS also provides a monthly call to your loved one to see how he or she is doing and to make sure everything is alright. Yes, we may joke about the commercials where the elderly woman cries, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”—but it’s no joke when it’s your own mother or father. I firmly believe devices like Lifeline can be life savers.

From the Rabbi Rabbi David Rosen Lifeline can be a “Lifesaver” I don’t normally endorse commercial products, but the recent experiences of two Beth Yeshurun families has convinced me to break my rule. One morning last month I received a phone call from a member telling me that her elderly mother had been rushed to the emergency room. It turned out that her mom had gotten up during the night and had fallen in the bathroom. Unfortunately, the woman was unable to pick herself up and, for six hours, she waited on the floor with what turned out to be a broken hip.When the caregiver finally arrived, she called 911 and an ambulance came minutes later. I have not been able to shake from my mind the image of our member’s mother suffering for all those hours in such pain, especially because I know of other families where similar incidents have had a very different resolution. Another of our older members was dropped off one evening near the front door of her very nice assisted-living facility. As she reached for the front door, the people who had dropped her off assumed she would walk right in and so they drove off. Unfortunately, our member did not realize that the front door was locked for the night, so she began walking around the

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Two New Faces at Beth Yeshurun! Rabbi Sarah Fort

It was during this time she realized she loved it and these experiences led to her desire to become a rabbi. It is a strength and a passion of hers to curate experiences for people to explore their Judaism. If you haven’t met Rabbi Fort yet, please introduce yourself. (If you have a dog, be sure to tell her all about him/her. She LOVES dogs, but has none of her own - yet!) See the insert in this issue for details about our official welcome event for Rabbi Fort.)

Assistant Rabbi

Our new rabbi is here! Please welcome Rabbi Sarah Fort, our new Assistant Rabbi, to CBY. Rabbi Fort is a native of the D.C. area and grew up in a congregation so similar to Beth Yeshurun that she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be a part of it! Her parents and younger brother live in Fairfax, VA. Rabbi Fort is a graduate of George Mason University and of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, where she met her husband and fellow rabbinical student, Rabbi Ariel Sholklapper. Rabbi Sholklapper is currently the Director of Development & Communications for the new Ramah of Northern California: Ramah Galim. As Assistant Rabbi, Rabbi Fort will take on the full range of worship, pastoral and life-cycle responsibilities with a special emphasis on the engagement of our young adults and families. (She used to be an assistant Pre-School teacher and can sing a mean David Melech Yisrael - with hand motions!) She’ll work with the Religious School and BYDS, and teach in Kehillah High and the Jewish Learning Project. She’s looking forward to collaborating with Cantor Diane Dorf in the Jr. Congregation program and is very excited to pilot a program for teen girls here at CBY which she worked with during her internship. And this is only the beginning! While in college, Rabbi Fort was very involved in Hillel to the point of acting as Rabbi, developing programming and relationships.

Riana Sherman

Program Director Congregation Beth Yeshurun is excited to welcome Riana Sherman as the synagogue’s new Program Director. Riana comes to us with many connections to the Houston Jewish community. Riana is no stranger to BY as she has been working at Beth Yeshurun Day School for 9 years, both as a teacher and most recently as the Early Childhood Principal. She has years of experience planning programs for “children” of all ages through her work at Congregation Emanu El, Greene Family Camp, Beth Yeshurun Day School, to only name a few. Riana met her husband Greg at a Jewish summer camp. They have two children: Gavin and Jillian. Both of the children attend Beth Yeshurun Day School. Riana is looking forward to making connections with the community and helping Beth Yeshurun reach new heights.

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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 $120 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.  Philip Korot in memory of Belle Korot  Marilyn & Herman Litt in memory of Risa Litt  Adam & Kimberly Siegel in memory of Barbara Siegel  Rochelle Goldberg Skibell & Family in memory of Bertha (Mimi) & Archie Skibell  Rochelle Goldberg Skibell & Family in honor of The Stein Family in appreciation of the Shavuot lunch  Andrea & David Stein and The Greenberg & Gotlieb Family in memory of Edward Gotlieb

FRIDAY NIGHT CANDLELIGHTING TIMES August 4 7:53pm; August 11 7:47pm; August 18 7:40pm; August 25 7:33pm PARASHIYOT August 5 Va-ethannan-Nahamu; August 12 Eikev; August 19 R’eih; August 26 Shof’tim SHABBAT SERVICE TIMES Fridays: August 4, August 11, August 18, August 25 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal August 18 - Bnai Mitzvah: Taylor Bazarsky & Miles Silver August 25 - Bar Mitzvah: Finn Naggar 6:30pm Shabbat Service in the J.B. Greenfield Chapel Saturdays: August 5, August 12 8:30am Shabbat Service in the J.B. Greenfield Chapel 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service 7:30pm Minhah/Ma’ariv in the J.B. Greenfield Chapel August 19 8:30am Shabbat Service in the J.B. Greenfield Chapel 9:15 Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service Bnai Mitzvah: Taylor Bazarsky & Miles Silver 5:00pm Sanctuary Service Minhah Bar Mitzvah: Mattox Friedman 7:30pm Minhah/Ma’ariv in the J.B. Greenfield Chapel August 26 8:30am Shabbat Service in the J.B. Greenfield Chapel 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service Bar Mitzvah: Finn Naggar 7:30pm Minhah/Ma’ariv in the J.B. Greenfield Chapel

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Beginning with the October issue, we will distribute The Message digitally (by email) only. We will no longer mail paper copies. Exceptions will be made for congregants who do not have access to computers or personal devices, and who notify us of this. The Message will also continue to be available on the website at www.bethyeshurun.org. It is important that we have current email addresses for everyone in your family who wants to receive The Message. To insure this, please fill out the form below and return it to the synagogue, Attention: The Message, or go to the website now and fill out the form digitally. If you do not have computer or device access, we will print and PLEASE RETURN FORM TO of THE SYNAGOGUE, mail a black andTHIS white copy The Message ATTENTION: to you, butTHE youMESSAGE must let us know!

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Wednesday, January 17 Medicine after the Holocaust with Dr. Sheldon Rubenfeld Nazi doctors, the best in the world at the time, played a central role in the design and implementation of the Holocaust as they attempted to accelerate Darwin's theory of natural selection and quickly develop a Master Race. The USA, the world's leader in eugenics, provided moral, legislative and philanthropic models for the Nazi political program of Applied Biology. There are many challenging lessons to be learned from the medical ethics of the Holocaust and America's response to the Nuremberg Doctor's Trial and the Nuremberg Code. Sheldon Rubenfeld, MD, FACP, FACE is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Executive Director of the Center for Medicine after the Holocaust. Wednesday, February 21 A Night with Spencer Tillman at Kenny & Ziggy's (Galleria Location) After an eight-year career in the NFL, Spencer Tillman now serves as the lead studio analyst for CBS Sports coverage of College Football Today and the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament. In the past, he was sports anchor for KPRC-TV Houston. Tillman published his first book, Scoring the Red Zone: How to Lead Successfully When the Pressure is On, in 2005. A freshman all-American running back for the University of Oklahoma, Tillman was captain of the 1985 national championship team. In 1987, Tillman was drafted from the Sooners by the Houston Oilers where he played for two seasons. Sunday, March 18 Men's Passover Dinner led by Rabbi Brian Strauss & Others at United Orthodox Synagogues We will experience what it means to be a Jewish man today as we come together with our friends at UOS to eat, laugh and share our beer and steak! Together we'll celebrate our freedom as Jews and as men! Wednesday, May 16

ONE HUNDRED JEWISH MEN 2017-2018 16th 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 are held at CBY unless otherwise indicated. All dinners at 6:30 pm followed by programs at 7:00 pm. Thursday, October 19 Mitzvot & Miracles with Michael Segal Significant other invited After sustaining a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in 1981 at age 19, CBY member, Michael Jordan Segal, defied all odds by first surviving, then becoming a positive productive member of society. His life changed forever when he was shot in the head as a sophomore in college. Mike still graduated with high honors from the University of Texas and completed graduate school where he received his MSW. He has many disabilities as a result; however, he shows families and patients at a Trauma Hospital in Houston (as well as others when he lectures throughout the country) that even though life is "different," it can be full and joyous. Mike is an active member of CBY and has shared his story of recovery throughout the country. One of the biggest "miracles" of all is his family: his wife Sharon, daughter Shawn, parents Rabbi Jack and Toby Segal, siblings with their wives, in-laws, Sharon's siblings ... Also, a "huge part of his family," he states, "is Beth Yeshurun." For more on Michael, please go to www.inspirationbymike.com. Wednesday, November 15 Israel: A Future Vision with Dr. Steven Bayme Israel and the Jewish people are undergoing significant evolution in terms of their respective demographics, politics and identity. American Jews and Israelis appear to be pulling away from one another towards respective possibly irreconcilable poles of universal values of liberalism and particularistic values of survivalism. From the 1950s "Israel in need" model to the "heroic" model of Exodus and the Six Day War to current ambivalence re "occupation" and a looming Haredi demographic ascendency, American Jews have differed over how they perceive Israel as a state of the Jewish people. In this session we will attempt to delineate what American Jews mean by a Jewish state and probe how that vision compares (or those visions compare) with Israel's current and future realities. Dr. Steven Bayme serves as Director of the Contemporary Jewish Life Department of the American Jewish Committee and of the Koppelman Institute on American JewishIsraeli Relations. He has a PhD in Jewish history from Columbia University. He has been widely cited in the media on Jewish communal issues and was profiled in Lifestyles magazine. Three times he has been named in the Forward's annual list of the top 50 Jewish leaders who "make a difference." Wednesday, December 6 Is it really safe to travel? with Dr. Peter Tarlow at Genesis Steakhouse & Wine Bar Dr. Peter Tarlow will discuss challenges the West is facing regarding tourism and terrorism and provide insights into safe travel practices. Tarlow was director and rabbi of Texas A&M Hillel for 30 years. He is a world-renowned speaker and expert specializing in the impact of crime and terrorism on the tourism industry. Since 1990, Tarlow has taught courses on Tourism, Crime and Terrorism to police forces and both security and tourism professionals throughout the world. Tarlow has worked with numerous US government agencies including US Customs, FBI agents for the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympic Games, and the US Dept. of Homeland Security. He has also worked with Vancouver's Justice Institute (preparing for the 2010 Olympic Games), and with police departments of the state of Rio de Janeiro (for the 2014 World Cup Games). Tarlow is a contributing author to multiple books on tourism security, and publishes numerous academic and applied research articles regarding issues of security.

In the Sands of Sinai - a Physician's Account of the Yom Kippur War

with Dr. Itzhak Brook Our captivating speaker will present a description of the historical background of the Yom Kippur War and its effects on the Israeli society, as well as his own personal experiences and challenges as a battalion physician in the Sinai. He plans to speak on the physical and psychological traumas his soldiers had to cope with, the effect of religion on them, the cost of war in human life and suffering, and the daily struggle for survival in the difficult war which threatened Israel's existence. Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc, is a Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He served in the Israeli army as a medic in the Six Day War in 1967 and as a battalion physician during the Yom Kippur war in 1973. He served in the medical corps of the US Navy for 27 years. Brook has authored several hundred publications in scientific journals and ten textbooks. Brook is a speaker for the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC on the Yom Kippur War. Register & pay online at www.bethyeshurun.org or submit this registration form, along with a check payable to Beth Yeshurun, by September 15, 2017, to Rabbi Brian Strauss | Congregation Beth Yeshurun | 4525 Beechnut St. | Houston, TX 77096 Cost*: $110/CBY Members; $150/Non-CBY Members *Financial Assistance is available - please contact Rabbi Strauss.

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HIGH HOLY DAYS TICKET AND PHOTO I.D. REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION SERVICE SCHEDULE – HIGH HOLY DAYS 2017 SELIHOT SERVICES – Saturday Night, September 16 9:30 PM (Barg Sanctuary) 10:30 PM (J.B. Greenfield Chapel) CEMETERY SERVICES – Sunday, September 17. 2017 10:00 AM at Allen Parkway

11:00 AM at Post Oak

10:00 AM at Shearith Israel (Wharton)

SYNAGOGUE SERVICES 1ST NIGHT ROSH HASHANAH – Wed, Sep 20 Barg Sanctuary J.B. Greenfield Chapel Freedman/Levit Sanctuary Museum Minyan

6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

1ST DAY ROSH HASHANAH – Thur, Sep 21 Barg Sanctuary 8:30 a.m. J.B. Greenfield Chapel 8:30 a.m. Museum Minyan 9:00 a.m. Preschool Service 9:00 a.m. Freedman/Levit Sanctuary 9:45 a.m. Children’s Programs 9:45 a.m. (CDO/Toddlers/Nursery, Pre-K - 1st, 2nd - 3rd) Tashlich

6:00 p.m.

2ND NIGHT ROSH HASHANAH – Thur, Sep 21 J.B. Greenfield Chapel 2ND DAY ROSH HASHANAH – Barg Sanctuary J.B. Greenfield Chapel Museum Minyan

7:00 p.m. Fri, Sep 22 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.

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

Fri, Sep 29 6:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:45 p.m. Sat, Sep 30

Barg Sanctuary 9:30 a.m. J.B. Greenfield Chapel 9:00 a.m. Museum Minyan 9:30 a.m. Freedman/Levit Sanctuary 9:45 a.m. Children’s Programs 9:45 a.m. (CDO/Toddlers/Nursery, Pre-K - 1st, 2nd - 3rd) Middle School Program 11:15 a.m. Yizkor (Barg, approximate) 12:00 p.m. “Mindfully Fasting” – Meditation 4:30 p.m. (Stein Hall) Mincha (Barg Sanctuary) 4:00 p.m. Mincha (J.B. Greenfield Chapel) 5:15 p.m. Mincha (Museum Minyan) 5:15 p.m. Neilah (Barg Sanctuary) 6:00 p.m. Neilah (J.B. Greenfield Chapel) 6:30 p.m. Neilah (Museum Minyan) 6:35 p.m.

Final Blast of the Shofar 7:33 p.m.

J.B. Greenfield Chapel (Shabbat) 6:45 p.m.

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4525 Beechnut Street | Houston, Texas 77096-1896 Rhona and Bruce Caress Family Campus WWW.BETHYESHURUN.ORG  2017 – YOM KIPPUR – SUKKOT 5778            With the approach of the High Holy Day 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 Saturday, September 30, 2017 and on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  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 Thursday, August 31, 2017. Names received after Thursday, August 31, 2017 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.   Alternative Option: Pay and complete this form online – www.bethyeshurun.org/highholydays     Please PRINT the names to be remembered (in alphabetical order): 

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2017 CHILD CARE FOR HIGH HOLY DAYS Child Care for the 2017 High Holy Days has been generously sponsored by The Rabbis Circle. There will be no cost to parents. If you would like to make reservations for child care for children from infants to eight years old, please register below. Due to the limited number of spaces and the anticipated demand, please be mindful when you register. YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR CHILD CARE. THERE WILL BE NO WALK-IN SPACE AVAILABLE! OPTION: You may complete this form on line – www.bethyeshurun.org. 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.

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, Freedman-Levit, or Museum Minyan (please circle for each service). Child’s Name

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Service Location ROSH HASHANAH: (1st Night) Wednesday, September 20 BCFM

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ROSH HASHANAH: (1st Day) Thursday, September 21

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ROSH HASHANAH: (2nd Day) Friday, September 22 BCFM

8:15am to 1:00pm

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5:30pm to 8:00pm

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8:45am to 2:00pm 4:30pm to 7:45pm

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KOL NIDRE: Friday, September 29 BCFM (Note: No child care for the late service) YOM KIPPUR: Saturday, September 30 Saturday, September 30

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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, AUGUST 31

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t’s time to go...time to walk along the Mediterranean... swim in the Dead Sea...stand in Safed where the 16th Century Mystics wrote L’khah Dodi...enjoy a festive Saturday night in Jerusalem ...pray at the Western Wall ...see the brilliant Chagall Windows up close...relive the powerful story of Massada...hear Hebrew as the spoken language of the new Jewish nation...see what you have always heard about and dreamed of seeing...

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ISRAEL! The Journey of a Lifetime - May 27-June 7, 2018

With Rabbi David and Marcie Rosen

Join us on our last congregational mission and let us show you the Israel we know and love so much! We have prepared the best itinerary ever so that, whether you are coming for the first time or a repeat visit, you will come away inspired by your journey! OUR FIRST INFORMATION MEETING: TUESDAY, AUG. 29, 7:30 P.M. PLEASE RSVP AROTENBERG@BETHYESHURUN.ORG PLEASE RSVP AROTENBERG@BETHYESHURUN.ORG To learn more and to register, go to: WWW.DAATTRAVEL.COM/ CONGREGATION-BETH-YESHURUN-OF-HOUSTON.ASPX Have questions? Call Da’at Customer Service Center Monday-Friday 8:00am -4:00pm CDT Toll free number is 1-888-811-2812

10 Commandments live on the bimah at CBY! This past Shavuot witnessed happy festivities to celebrate the festive yom tov. With all our services gathering together on the first day in the Greenfield Chapel, children gave a lively performance from the bimah – re-enacting the receiving of the Ten Commandments on Sinai. As our tradition tells us: we each stood at Sinai. Children wearing impromptu costumes lent drama – and humor – to the occasion as they recited their lines. Cantor Diane Dorf wrote the lively script and directed its production. The play was the culmination of a morning of childrens’ activities. Children celebrated the holiday by parading up to the bimah with baskets: the tradition of bikkurim, offering the first fruits of the barley harvest. Tobi Cooper organized the bikkurim, collecting food items to donate to the food bank. Cooper provided decorative baskets filled with paper flowers and she made crowns for the youngest children. Children enjoyed their own showing of the Ten Commandments skit, learned the stories of Shavuot, played games and sang songs before joining the congregation in Greenfield Chapel. Older children joined Rabbi Horwitz in leading Hallel during the morning service. Hearty thanks to Tobi Cooper and Cantor Diane Dorf for their creative and energetic efforts that added to Beth Yeshurun’s enjoyment of Shavuot! Thank you also to our rabbis for their support.

New weekly Shabbat Theater for kids!

We’re excited to announce that, following upon the success o f t h e S h a v u o t / Te n Commandments experience, Cantor Diane Dor f has generously offered to lead a new Shabbat Theater program for Museum Minyan and all congregational kids. As Shabbat Theater suggests, children will act Talia & Jacob Schwartz act out a parashat out the Torah portion, yom tov and festival themes. No prior acting experience is needed – only a desire to participate and have fun as you celebrate Shabbat. Tobi Cooper leads our wonderful Shabbat Shalom program for younger children. This new Shabbat Theater program is designed for children in Grades 2-5. Shabbat Theater will begin with the new school year. This is a Museum Minyan program open to all of Beth Yeshurun. All children in Grades 2-5 are heartily encouraged to join in. Many thanks go to Cantor Diane Dorf for her creative and energetic program, and to Rabbi Brian Strauss for his support.

CBY Healing Center for August

Grief Group I: 10:30am Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; Grief Group II: 1:00pm Thursdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; Divorce Group: 6:00pm Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29; Caregivers Group: 11:00am Thursdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31; Pet Loss Group: 7:00pm Wednesday, August 23, at Westbury Animal Hospital. Registration required prior to attending group sessions. To register for a Healing Center group, to receive private emails or The Center’s Resource Guide, please contact griefgroup@bethyeshurun.org. The CBY Healing Center is generously funded by The Martha Lea & Albert Stein Family Outreach Fund.

Important Post Oak cemetery change 10

The entrance to Post Oak Cemetery is now from Awty School Road. Turn left at the traffic light past the original entrance; the cemetery will be on your left past the David Weekley building. The N. Post Oak gate will be for exit only.


Preparing our scrolls for the High Holy Days Recently, Rabbi Yochanan Salazar, a Master Sofer with Sofer on Site arrived at Beth Yeshurun to examine our Torah and Haftarah scrolls and perform any needed repairs. Hundreds of laws govern the most minute details of writing a Sefer Torah - from the materials used to the actual writing. It takes an expert scribe anywhere from eight months to over a year to write a complete single Torah scroll.

RABBI ROSEN & SISTERHOOD WANT TO CONNECT WITH YOUR COLLEGE STUDENT! Your son/daughter will receive a gift to start the year, followed by special holiday packages from our Sisterhood! It is a great way for your student to stay connected with Beth Yeshurun while he/she is away at school! To be included in mailings, you must send in this 2017-2018 form! Information received by October 10th ensures your college student will receive a New Year’s treat.

Rabbi Salazar

A Sofer is a Jewish scholar (usually an ordained rabbi) who has studied and mastered the art and the laws pertaining to scribing and restoring a Torah, tefillin and/or mezuzot. They are also trained in the art and history of Torah scribing. While you will never find a scribe’s signature or a marking to identify where and when a Torah was written, the style and make of the parchment, the way the seams are stitched together and, of course, the style of script all add up to reveal the origins of a particular scroll.

Student’s Name_____________________________________________ College_____________________________________________________ Student’s Mailing Address____________________________________ Student’s Email_____________________________________________ Parent’s Name_____________________________________________ Parent’s Email______________________________________________

Submit your info online by going to www.bethyeshurun.org/highholydays, or email Abby Rotenberg at arotenberg@bethyeshurun.org

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.

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Reserved parking for High Holy Days

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Order Rosh Hashanah honey until August 31! There’s still time to order honey for Rosh Hashanah! All honey ordered by August 31st will be delivered by first-class mail before the holiday begins. Each year we hear many compliments on how much recipients appreciate the honey sent to them! Every 8 oz. jar of kosher honey includes a High Holy Days greeting from you and the appropriate prayers for Rosh Hashanah. The proceeds from this, and all, Brotherhood projects are directed to the youth activities of our shul and schools. To place your order, just go to www.bethyeshurun.org, click on the honey link and follow the easy instructions.

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HHD Freedman-Levit Choir

B’nai Mitzvah

Dear Congregants, I love surprises and this year the Freedman-Levit High Holy Day service will be complete with surprises. You will get the beautiful traditions of the holidays plus an experience that will combine the inspiration of our traditions along with innovation. You will also have the opportunity to meet our new Rabbi, Sarah Fort. She is delightful and will share the podium with Rabbi Strauss and me during our services. Going into its 43rd year, the Freedman-Levit Contemporary High Holy Day service is a full adult service geared to the time frames of families with children. If you have ever considered being part of the choir, this is definitely the year to do it. Through the years, the family choir has grown to include parents and children and will participate in the following services in the Freedman-Levit Sanctuary: Rosh Hashanah, September 20th and 21st, Kol Nidre, September 29th and Yom Kippur day, September 30th through Yizkor. In addition, the choir will also be an integral part of the teenage Minhah service later in the afternoon on Yom Kippur day in the Barg Sanctuary. We will have an initial rehearsal on Sunday, August 20th from 4:30-6:00pm. If it is impossible to attend, please let me know your intentions and I will see you the following rehearsal, which will take place on Wednesday, August 23rd from 6:30-7:30pm. Typically, we meet for 1 ½ hours on Sundays and 1 hour on weekdays. Most of the rehearsals will take place in Stein Hall. You will be notified of changes and we will confirm all rehearsals by email after the first rehearsal. If you are interested, call Beth Yeshurun at 713.666.1881 or email me at asondock@aol.com and leave your name, the number of people who will be participating and your phone number. I look forward to seeing you on August 20th. --- Annette Sondock, Cantor Freedman-Levit Contemporary HHD Service

Taylor Mays Bazarsky (August 18/19) is the son of Heidi and Bobby Bazarsky; and brother of Reagan, Will and Brett. He is the grandson of Pam and Walter Bazarsky, and of Gloria and Gerald Silber of blessed memory. Taylor attends Trafton Academy. For his Mitzvah Project, he participated in the West University Challenger League and fostered puppies for the SPCA. Taylor will donate a portion of his monetary gifts to the Kathy G. Bazarsky Children’s Library Fund at M.D. Anderson, the SPCA and the Hirschberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. Miles Jeremy Silver (August 18/19) is the son of Lisa and Brian Silver; brother of Brayden; and grandson of Irene Pearlman and the late Bennett Pearlman, and Elaine and Jay Silver. Miles attends The Emery/ Weiner School. For his Mitzvah Project, Miles participated in the West University Challenger League and also donated toys to The Birthday Project. In loving memory of his grandfather Bennett Pearlman, Miles will donate a portion of his monetary gifts to the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Hospital.

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Mattox Stone Friedman (August 19) is the son of Anissa and Reid Friedman; brother of Bergen and Luke; and grandson of Salvador and Molly Jimenez and the late Dr. Monte and Marlene Friedman. Mattox attends The Emery/Weiner School. For his Mitzvah Project, Mattox participated in the West University Challenger League and also held a book and toy drive for the children at Texas Children’s Hospital. In loving memory of his Aunt Kimberly Friedman Glover, Mattox will donate a portion of his monetary gifts to MD Anderson. He will also donate to the SPCA of Houston.

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.

Finn Ethan Naggar (August 25/26) is the son of Elizabeth and Rob Naggar; brother of Hayley Naggar; and grandson of Anais and Buddy Watsky, and the late Fanny and Charles Naggar. Finn attends The Emery/ Weiner School. For his Mitzvah Project, Finn formed a team and raised funds for the M.D. Anderson Sprint for Life. He will also donate a portion of his monetary gifts to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center earmarked for ovarian cancer research. Please contact Hilary Nitsun at hnitsun@bethyeshurun.org or 713.255.8005, for your submission deadline to list your Bar/Bat Mitzvah student’s parents, siblings, grandparents, school and Mitzvah Projects.

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Engagement

Deborah Liss-Frank, Marty Frank and Jody Liss are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Morgan Liss, to Joshua Aaron Blumfield, son of David Blumfield and Silvia Schwalm. The couple are “middle school sweethearts”, having been together for over 13 years. A September wedding is planned to take place in Galveston at the island’s historic Hotel Galvez.

Anniversaries 8/2 46 53 36 8/3 37 4 8/4 21 16 43 16 38 26 8/5 61 33 45 8/6 2 56 17 8/7 62 62 8/8 46 8/9 8 42 3 8/10 37 31 37 8/11 49 4 43 5 54 32 26 15 49 8/12 55 55 22 38 55 8/13 17 11 8/14 57 24

Robert & Susan Costa Stuart & Sue Jacobson Alan & Lisa Lipman Steven & Tootie Fradkin Guy & Cora Sharfman 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 Joaquin & Alison Altenberg Stanton & Cheryl Moldovan Boyd & Addie Nash-Stacey 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 Burt & Eileen Skolnik Solomon & Ahuva Stopnicki Eric & Sarah Gibbs Michael & Hannah Hofrichter Jack & Harriet Babchick Kenneth & Mona Bloom

57 40 8/15 41 52 52 52 46 63 41 58 24 52 8/16 26 58 36 53 36 8/17 65 31 14 31 8/18 54 54 43 47 6 29 5 8/19 44 33 8/20 17 39 28 56 8/21 52 18 39 51 56 34 51 8/22 25 41 63 18 46 53 8/23 50 47 53 36 30 64 53 8/24 65 37 8/25 60 26 49 52 8/26 27 44 45 33 8/27 53 8/28 52

David & Cela Cukierman Jeffrey & Susan Penn Ronny & Linda Abramson Nathan & Iris Caplovitz Alan & Susan Cororve Arthur & Joyce Dauber Joseph & Rhea Greenbaum Ben T. & 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 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 Oren & Adi Lutfak Yury & Elena Potylchansky Steve & Holly Radom 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 Edward & Brenda Yosowitz Jacob & Miriam Lefkowitz Michael & Ellen Petras Alan & Marlene Finger Isaac & Susana Johary Kenneth & Sandra Kopel Chaim & Lea Steinberg Melvin & Susan Cweren Harold & Martine Levine Tom & Janet Mcculloch Mendel & Beth Nock Buddy & Lorraine Horwitz Denny & Marilyn Klein

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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 Michael & Rachel Saghian Segev & Amy Zadok

Condolences

The congregation extends its sincerest condolences to the families of William (Billy) Fink, Clara Gold, Robert Grossman, Geraldine (Gerry) Wadler, Helene Wiese May their memories be for a blessing.

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“Straight-up” worship There’s a significant but little-known Jewish practice: we don’t usually bow while pronouncing the holy Name of God. We do bow at different times, during the Amidah and Aleinu. But not when saying the Name. For that moment, we stand straight before God. The Psalmist described God as zokef kefufim, One who raises up those who are bent over. And we have made that phrase one of the berakhot recited at the Rabbi Horwitz beginning of the daily service. No one should have a self-image so deficient that they think it is normal to be without resources, to be at the mercy of those who might reduce their dignity. For centuries it was normal for Jews to be without a homeland, and many otherwise distinguished Jewish thinkers accepted the idea that we were to blame for this, and that only the Messiah would change it. This left our people defenseless against the murderers in Europe. Though the murderers still exist, the story is different today. We are no longer helpless. But although God gives the Jewish people the power to live a life that is not “bent over,” it is up to us to stand straight. That is how God wants us to face Him, to declare His Name. Join us in the J.B. Greenfield Chapel for “straight-up” worship. - Rabbi Daniel Horwitz AUGUST 2017 Sun

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