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The Message

Congregation Beth Yeshurun July 2018


how to make them interesting to the congregational listener. For that, I devoured each issue of The Message I received from Beth Yeshurun, each of which included Rabbi Segal’s most recent sermon. They were to me masterpieces, filled with Torah but also with humor, poignant and powerful illustrations and salient lessons which showed the role Judaism could play enriching anyone’s life.

From the Rabbi My Rabbis with Rabbi David Rosen As I look back on my career, I am keenly aware of all the colleagues and friends who guided and shaped me into the rabbi I have become. This month, in my last Message column, I want to share with you the impact that two very special rabbis in particular have had on me.

When I came to Beth Yeshurun 22 years ago, Rabbi Segal’s hair wasn’t quite as dark as it had once been, but his mind was just as sharp, and I learned from watching him how to really take care of congregants in need and what it meant to be a rabbi who truly loved his congregation. His door has always been open to me, and I have entered it many times seeking his wise counsel and advice. For all he has taught me by word and deed, he will always be my rabbi and I will be eternally grateful.

By far and away, no single rabbi has had a greater influence on me than Rabbi Jack Segal, my emeritus these last 22 years but my rabbi and mentor going back to the day I was 14 and met him when he first came to Houston.

I am today grateful as well to Rabbi Jimmy Kessler who, when I was a junior at the University of Texas, pulled me aside and asked if I had ever considered becoming a rabbi. I never had, but his encouragement led me to a career that I have cherished every day of my life. And I am so grateful that, in all the years since he was my Hillel rabbi, we have continued to be dear friends and he has remained both a mentor and beloved colleague as well.

He stood in stark contrast to Rabbi Malev, but it was more than a generational change. Rabbi Segal was a different kind of rabbi: funny, outgoing and blessed with a boundless creative energy that made being Jewish a thrill. Over the years, Rabbi Segal’s sermons followed me to the University of Texas via his bi-weekly mailings to college students. When I was editing the Jewish student newspaper, I asked him to write a column for me; there wasn’t a rabbi anywhere who was writing on subjects that Rabbi Segal wrote about it! In rabbinical school, I took numerous classes on how to write sermons. My professors taught me everything except

How many rabbis are so fortunate as I have been to have the two most influential rabbis in my life here with me over the last two decades? Today I thank both of these extraordinary men again for teaching me, each in his own way, how to be the best rabbi I could be. As I look back on a career that has spanned nearly four decades, I feel so truly blessed.

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Do You Have a Question about Your Membership? Members who may have special needs, whose family situations have changed or who have questions about their membership in th-e synagogue will find a responsive and empathetic ear by arranging a visit with Mindi Stern, our Director of Member Relations, (713.666.1881).

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Front Cover Photos from Brachot taken by Ira Rozen on Wednesday, May 23, 2018


BRACHOT – A RESOUNDING SUCCESS! Over 1300 people attended Brachot on May 23rd at the Hobby Center. The concert, written by Cantor Meir Finkelstein, was held in honor of Rabbi David B. Rosen’s retirement as our Congregation’s Senior Rabbi of over 22 years. Chaired by Alice Small and Bruce Stein, the concert was emceed by local TV journalist Courtney Zubowski Haas and featured music from Broadway, opera and Jewish liturgy. The program’s music was performed by the Houston Symphonic Ensemble & Chorus and conducted by Richard Bado. Incredible solo performances were also part of the evening, featuring musicians from across the U.S., including Cantor Finkelstein, Cantor Rachel Goldman, Cantor Chayim Frenkel and pianist-composer Becker KB. Cantor Finkelstein’s daughter, Emily also appeared as a guest artist, along with performances by the Beth Yeshurun Day School Choir and Beth Yeshurun’s Religious School Zamranim. The program closed with Ellen Cohen, Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Houston, declaring May 23, 2018 as Rabbi David B. Rosen Day. The final sweet note for this beautiful evening was a special tribute by Three Brothers Bakery, who provided cherry-filled hamentachen to all of the evening’s attendees as for many years, Rabbi Rosen made a weekly pilgrimage to the Three Brothers Bakery to pick up his favorite treat.

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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@ 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. In memory of Marvin L. Brown Sponsored by Zelda, Micheal and Linda Brown In memory of Bradley Finger Sponsored by Mindy & Steve Finger

July 6/7 (CL 8:07pm, Parashat Pinhas) 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal 6:45pm Chapel Shabbat Service 8:30am Shabbat Chapel Service 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service 8:00pm Chapel Shabbat Service July 13/14 (CL 8:06pm, Parshiyot Mattot + Mas’ei) 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal 6:45pm Chapel Shabbat Service 8:30am Shabbat Chapel Service 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service 7:45pm Chapel Shabbat Service

In memory of Racelle Rabishaw Gillman Sponsored by the Herman Gillman Family In memory of Neil Greene Sponsored by Lu & Robin Dorfman In memory of Harold Levine Sponsored by John & Pat Flatowicz. In memory of Elie Mordo Sponsored by Harvey & Mireille Katz In memory of Fanny Naggar Sponsored by Rob Naggar In memory of Gilbert Peck Sponsored by Herbert Peck In memory of Herbert Rappaport Sponsored by Norman H. Rappaport, MD In memory of Leo Schwartz Sponsored by Newton Schwartz In memory of Nathan F. Schwartz Sponsored by Annita & Newton Schwartz In memory of Bertha “Mimi” and Archie Skibell Sponsored by Rochelle Goldberg Skibell and Family

July 20/21 (CL 8:03pm, Parashat D’varim) 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal 6:45pm Chapel Shabbat Service 8:30am Shabbat Chapel Service 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service 7:45pm Chapel Shabbat Service July 27/28 (CL 7:59pm, Parashat Va-ethannan) 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal 6:45pm Chapel Shabbat Service 8:30am Shabbat Chapel Service 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service 7:45pm Chapel Shabbat Service August 3/4 (CL 7:54pm, Parashat Ekev) 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal 6:45pm Chapel Shabbat Service 8:30am Shabbat Chapel Service 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service 7:45pm Chapel Shabbat Service

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WEEKDAY CHAPEL SERVICES Week of 7/1 Mornings Sun 8:00am, Mon-Tue 7:00am, Wed 8:00am, Thu-Fri 7:00am; Afternoon/Evenings SunThu 7:30pm. Week of 7/8 Mornings Sun 8:00am, Mon-Thu 7:00am, Fri 6:45am; Afternoon/Evenings Sun-Thu 7:30pm. Week of 7/15 Mornings Sun 8:00am, Mon-Fri 7:00am; Afternoon/Evenings Sun-Thu 7:30pm. Week of 7/22 Mornings Sun 8:00am, Mon-Fri 7:00am; Afternoon/Evenings Sun-Thu 7:30pm. Week of 7/29 Mornings Sun 8:00am, Mon-Fri 7:00am; Afternoon/Evenings Sun-Thu 7:30pm.

The Synagogue Office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, and Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. When visiting our office, please park in the Main parking lot and enter the Bender-Levy doors. While members and guests are always welcome to visit with our clergy and staff as needs arise, we encourage members to make an appointment, first if at all possible, so that we can make sure you receive the time and attention you both require and deserve. The Administrative Offices will be closed on the following days: Wednesday, July 4 for Independence Day Due to Freedom Over Texas, Allen Parkway Cemetery will be closed July 4th 4

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Tisha B’Av SERVICE SCHEDULE SATURDAY, JULY 21 Mincha/Maariv at 7:45 PM

That’s why Tisha B’Av, commemorating the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, continues to be relevant. We read the book of Lamentations, we fast, we acknowledge what happened to us. Perhaps this gives us a way to go forward, to better celebrate all that is precious and worthy of preservation in Jewish life.

SUNDAY, JULY 22 Shacharit at 8:00 AM Early Mincha at 2:00 PM Regular Mincha/Maariv at 7:30 PM

Join us Saturday night, July 21, and the following day, as we observe Tisha B’Av in the Greenfield Chapel. ---Rabbi Daniel Horwitz 5



Dear Congregants,

Due to the many families displaced by Hurricane Harvey many buyers of honey last year did not receive a list of folks they sent honey to in 2017. If this applies to you please contact me at Include your current mailing list so we can send you a duplicate. With this list you’ll be able to reorder, delete or edit last year’s recipients.

It is hard to believe that the summer is just begun and I am already focused on the High Holy Days, the Freedman/Levit Service and the Family Choir. If you have ever considered being part of the choir, this is definitely the year to do it. There are significant changes being made and it is always fun to be part of something new.

Remember the deadline to order is July 11th. All orders after that date will be charged an additional $5/jar to cover first-class postage. All honey will be delivered before Erev Rosh Hashanah.

Through the years the family choir has grown to include parents and children and participates in services in the Freedman/Levit Sanctuary. This year, the Freedman/ Levit Contemporary High Holy Day service will again be led by Rabbi Sarah Fort and myself with Judy Yambra conducting the choir, but only on Erev Rosh Hashana, September 9, and Kol Nidre, September 18. The day time service will change and the Family Choir will lead the congregation in Barg at different times during the day, both on Rosh Hashana, September 10, and Yom Kippur, September 19. In addition, the choir will also be an integral part of the teenage Mincha service later in the afternoon on Yom Kippur day in the Barg Sanctuary.

The prices and deadline are set by the vendor. All net profits from this fundraiser support the students of our Shul and schools. We support Hillel, the Purim festival, Tefillin training and more. Paul Katz 100 Jewish Men Fundraising Chair

It is our plan to hold an initial rehearsal on Sunday, August 19th from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm. If it is impossible for you to attend, please let me know your intentions and I will see you the following rehearsal, which will take place on Wednesday, August 22rd from 6:30-7:30. 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 e-mail me at and leave your name, the number of people who will be participating and your phone number. I look forward to seeing you on August 19th.

What better way to wish family, friends and business associates a “Sweet and Healthy New Year” than sending a jar of honey?

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Your cost is $12.00 per jar which includes shipping and handling within the United States. We will gladly mail orders outside the United States for an additional fee. To order honey go to


In June all congregants should have received a letter containing information about 2018/5779 High Holy Day Aliyot & Kibbudim, as well as other additional High Holy Day details. If you did not receive the letter please visit to complete the online form and ind other important High Holy Day information.

Beginning this month congregants will begin receiving information concerning the newly designed security stickers for automobiles. In need of a new key card? Having trouble with your current card? Visit the Main office, located in the Heritage room, Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm

For additional information contact Ellen Petras at or 713.666.1881.

For additional information contact Ellen Petras at or 713.666.1881. 6

Join us on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm on the Bimah in the Freedman-Levit Sanctuary July 4th No Meditation Due to Independence Day July 11th led by Rabbi Ariel Sholklapper Mindfulness meditation on the importance of community and communal practice

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July 18th led by Rabbi Ariel Sholklapper Mindfulness meditation on Tisha B’Av Preparation—how the darkness informs the light.

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July 25th led by Jan Silver Mindfulness Meditation with an emphasis on healing and restoration

The philosophy of HFLA is to help those in need by giving them an interest-free loan instead of a charitable handout. This is considered the highest form of charity in Judaism. It maintains the dignity of the person looking for financial help by giving them an opportunity to pay back their confidential loan, rather than forcing him or her to be viewed as a burden on the community. Some of the interest free loans provided by HFLA including those for Education, Housing; Medical; Commercial; Adoption/ Infertility, Credit Card debt, Weddings, and Divorce. HFLA also has funds for educational loans for undergraduate, graduate and technical studies.

No experience is necessary. Newcomers are always welcome. Drop in anytime. For more information contact Karen Hurwitz at

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Upcoming Sisterhood Events For the 5th year in a row the Beth Yeshurun Sisterhood will be collaborating with JFS and The Celebration Company in the assembly of the Honey-less Honey Cake Project. We will be assembling 600 bags of the Honey-less Honey Cake Mix on Tuesday, July 17th at Beth Yeshurun. We are counting on 50 volunteers! Please email Syma Levy at to sign up for a shift August 30th - Sisterhood New Member Wine and Cheese Challah Bake Look for more information soon! Vicky Richker and Barbara Koslov

Barbara Koslov is a native Houstonian and a lifelong member of Congregation Beth Yeshurun. She attended Beth Hayeled and religious school at Beth Yeshurun and was married in the sanctuary with Rabbi Segal officiating at the ceremony. Barbara’s three children are graduates of William S. Malev Day School and Barbara was an active member of the PTO during her children’s tenure at the school. Barbara’s mother, Esther Goldberg, introduced her to Sisterhood and together they attended a variety of Sisterhood programs and events. She previously chaired the Torah Fund. Barbara served as the Sisterhood Treasurer for the past 6 years, prior to becoming Co-President of Sisterhood. Barbara is married to Geoffrey and they recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary.

Vicky Richker is originally from Mexico City and moved to Houston in 1967 and joined Beth Yeshurun. She has been married to husband Michael for 10 years and between them they have 6 children and 7 grandchildren. Vicky and her husband were the first recipients of the Myrna Rudolph Tikkun Olam Award. Since joining Beth Yeshurun, Vicky has been extremely active at Beth Yeshurun and the greater Jewish Community. She has co-chaired Beth Yeshurun’s Membership Committee with Gary Nagler, and the Social Action Committee with her husband Michael. Previously, she chaired the Sisterhood’s Torah Fund and Sisterhood Shabbat. Currently she serves on the Beth Yeshurun Board and High Holiday Committee. 7

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Family Album Anniversaries  7/1 17 Brian & Rysse Goldfarb 7/2 7/3 7/4 7/5 7/6 7/7 7/8 7/9 7/10 7/11 7/12 7/13 7/15 7/16 7/17 7/18 7/19

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Ronald & Lauren Karkowsky Donald & Martha Freedman Scott & Gayle Hoffer Michael & Judy Feinstein Evan & Robin Melamed Jonathan & Patricia Kagan Lynn & Esther Levine Adam & Amy Mincberg Jason & Amanda Staller Martin & Sylvia Mintzer Mark & Annette Goldberg Robert & Cathy Binstock James & Ilona Thomson Zvi & Linda Schiffman Marvin & Deborah Crane Martin & Judith Harris Marvin & Michele Granit Gary & Susan Whitman Arnold & Sharon Kagan Greg Lerner & Carolyn Rubenstein JP & Sabrina Clubb Barry & Cynthia Weinberger Marshall & Charlett Frumin Joseph & Josie Diamond Alan & Linda Rosen Mitch Sirotkin & Donna Cohen Stanley & Helen Spinner Herman & Marilyn Litt Steven & Helene Gould Peter & Jamie Novick Jesse & Rachel Teichman Cory & Leslie Itkin Sherman Nagler & Esther Jonas Danny & Shannon Sheena Barry & Cindy Weinstein John & Sue Goott Zoltan & Fruma Engel Jeff & Ali Kalina Charles & Louise Goldberg Jason & Kisha Itkin Jeffrey & Erin Newman Boris & Raisa Glekel Robert & Phyllis Nelson Leon & Renata Nelkin Buster & Karen Freedman Larry & Sheryl Smith

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Edward & Pauline Sheinberg Bernard & Sandra Sugar John & Glynda Natanson David & Edie Amran Barry Silverman & Shara Fryer Randal & Susan Farber Joel & Abby Davis Leonard & Carol Hershkowitz Stan & Susan Schneider Robert & Madeline Bresalier Walter & Pamela Bazarsky Bernard & Sheryl Feldman Bob & Rodi Franco Ariel & Rhonda Bass Bernard & Rosemary Wishnow Martin & Marsha Block Matthew & Deborah Strauss Mandel & Ronna Selber David & Meghan Stein Howard & Brena Moglovkin Irwin & Rochelle Novak Michael & Larisa Kaliya Neil & Regina Sherman Arnold & Candy Lipp

CONDOLENCES The congregation extends its sincerest

condolences to the families of: Rafael “Raffi” Arbisser, Helen Blumberg, Ida Eisenbaum, Simon Fredricks, Deborah Houston, Ruth Lewis, Marvin Milewits, and Florence Schnurr, May their memories be for a blessing.

CBY HEALING CENTER  Shalom from Israel!, Gayle Kamen-Weinstein, LMSW at the

Beth Yeshurun Healing Center I am studying conflict resolution and peace studies in Jerusalem this month. It is a very complicated issue and I am hearing from all sides of the conflict. What an amazing learning experience. I look forward to sharing with you when I return to Houston. Watch for information about the Hurricane Harvey Research Project coming in August. We will be looking for volunteers to come out and fill out a questionnaire. You will also be able to share your experiences with other community members and professionals. Stay cool and safe this month. L’hitroat Groups will not meet in July. They will resume August 2018 Please see our website and our weekly Happenings email for dates. 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 The CBY Healing Center is generously funded by The Martha Lea & Albert Stein Family Outreach Fund and the Rabbi’s Circle. 8

Kehillah High’s Class of 2018 listed alphabetically: Adam Abileah, Miriam Alberts, Larissa Bernstein, Max Felix, Leo Fiesinger, Priya Fink, Ellie Gershenwald, Sam Goldenberg, Ilana Inselbuch, Jordan Jacobson, Sarah Levine, Daniel Nadel, Jamie Penn, Jonathan Ratner, Lilly Sline, Maya Teller, Ian Toubin, and Daniel Wachsberg.

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IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 - 2019 SCHOOL YEAR! We would love to have you join us for the upcoming year! Registration forms for Religious School (Pre-K - 6th grade), Sulam (7th grade), and Kehillah High (8th - 12th grades) can be found on Beth Yeshurun’s website under the tab titled Learn.

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