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The Message

Congregation Beth Yeshurun May 2018


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There are, I think, two Israels in my life, two Israels that are so different that I sometimes cannot believe they are the same country. There is, first of all, the Israel that I read about in the newspapers each day, the Israel that is constantly in the news, that people write about and argue about, the Israel that I worry about and sometimes anguish over and give so much emotional energy to defend and protect and explain. And then there is the second Israel, the Israel that I actually see and experience when I go there, when I walk the streets of Jerusalem and stand before the Western Wall, the Israel I encounter driving up the coastal highway when we visit Tel Aviv and Netanya, Safed and Tiberias; the Israel that is never in the news, but always in my heart, my mind, my soul. Because I live in America, I have to remind myself that there are two Israels, because sometimes when I’m watching the news or I read misguided commentaries and analyses about Israel, sometimes I forget, if only for a minute, just how beautiful and inviting, warm and uplifting that other Israel—“my Israel”—is. Which is why I have to keep going back, as I will this summer, this time with a busload of Beth Yeshurun

members and friends, 30 in all. I am often asked if I don’t get tired of going to Israel. After all, people say, how many times can you see Masada? My answer is a simple one: I may tire of ascending Masada, but I never tire of remembering that Masada’s defenders were my ancestors. I never tire of hearing Hebrew spoken in the streets and written on store signs and street signs. I never tire of hearing even secular Israelis greet me with “Barukh habah,” “may you be blessed,” or hearing a grocery store cashier wish me a “Shabbat Shalom.” I never tire of walking along streets named after Rabbis Hillel and Shammai, Herzl, Ben-Gurion, or my distant cousin Arlosoroff. I never tire of strolling through Jerusalem on Friday morning and smelling the challahs baking in one bakery after another, or seeing every sidewalk and street corner filled with flowers for the Shabbat table. Even among secular Israelis, a challah, bouquet of flowers and special food for Friday night dinner are commonplace. And yes, too, I never tire of the mood that settles over Israel when the sun starts to set on Friday night and the streets fill with Jews walking to one shul or another. The voices from a thousand synagogues fill the air and blend in the streets as the Sabbath Queen makes her entrance. To be there is to be revitalized and renewed, and not only do I never tire of going, I never tire of the excitement that precedes my departure and the emotional rush I feel when our plane touches ground. And God willing, these are the emotions our fellow travelers will feel this Memorial Day when we emerge from Ben-Gurion Airport and begin our journey. May we go in peace and return in peace. Amen.

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We Value Our Members Beth Yeshurun is a community institution with a vital mission: to offer spiritual experiences that inspire and uplift all ages, to educate children and adults, and to provide a setting in which Judaism can be joyously lived and experienced.

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Interested in Joining? Our synagogue welcomes people of the Jewish faith and their families to make Beth Yeshurun their spiritual home. Mindi Stern, our Director of Member Relations, (713.666.1881) is here to welcome everyone interested in becoming part of our beautiful congregational family.

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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 the 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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Shabbat Shalom! SHABBAT SERVICE TIMES May 4/5 (CL 7:43pm, Parashat Emor) 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal 6:30pm Chapel Shabbat Service 8:30am Shabbat Chapel Service 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service B’nai Mitzvah: Ari Reimers & Benjamin Zadok 7:30pm Chapel Shabbat Service May 11/12 (CL 7:47pm, Parashat Behar Behukkotai) 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal 6:30pm Chapel Shabbat Service Kol Rinah (Services Only, No Dinner Scheduled) 8:30am Shabbat Chapel Service 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service Bat Mitzvah: Layla Mueller 9:30am Shabbat Bootcamp 7:30pm Chapel Shabbat Service May 18/19 (CL 7:51pm, Parashat Bemidbar) 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal 6:30pm Chapel Shabbat Service 8:30am Shabbat Chapel Service 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service Bar Mitzvah: Zachary Fingeret 7:45pm Chapel Shabbat Service May 25/26 (CL 7:56pm, Parashat Naso) 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal 6:30pm Chapel Shabbat Service 8:30am Shabbat Chapel Service 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service Bat Mitzvah: Sara Wolf 7:45pm Chapel Shabbat Service June 1/2 (CL 7:59pm, Parashat Behaalot’cha) 6:00pm Shabbat Renewal 6:30pm Chapel Shabbat Service 8:30am Shabbat Chapel Service 9:15am Museum Minyan 9:30am Sanctuary Service B’nai Mitzvah: Sarah Goldberg & Sophia Mellon 7:45pm Chapel Shabbat Service

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 Gary Gotlieb sponsored by Andrea and David Stein & Family and Elaine Gotlieb, Debbie and Adam Greenberg & Family In memory of Dora Horwitz sponsored by Annette & Larry Sondock and Kenny Horwitz In memory of Bette & David Shapiro sponsored by Myra Dobbs and Rene Shapiro In memory of Bob Wagman sponsored by Sylvia Wagman

Coming to See Us? 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: Monday, May 21 for Shavuot Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day 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

Open Board Meeting Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:30pm in Stein Hall

Presentation of next year’s budget. Questions? Call 713.666.1881 4

WEEKDAY CHAPEL SERVICES Week of 5/6 Mornings Sun 8:00am, Mon-Thu 7:00am, Fri 8:30am; Afternoon/Evenings Sun-Thu 6:30pm Week of 5/13 Mornings Sun 8:00am, Mon 7:00am, Tue 6:45am, Wed-Fri 7:00am; Afternoon/Evenings Sun-Thu 6:30pm. Week of 5/20 Mornings Sun-Mon 8:30am, Tue-Fri 7:00am; Afternoon/Evenings Sun-Mon 8:00pm, Tue-Thu 6:30pm. Week of 5/27 Mornings Sun-Mon 8:00am, Tue 7:00am, Wed 8:30am, Thu-Fri 7:00am; Afternoon/Evenings SunThu 6:30pm. Week of 6/3 Mornings Sun 8:00am, Mon-Fri 7:00am; Afternoon/Evenings Sun-Thu 7:30pm.

SERVICE SCHEDULE SHAVUOT I Sunday, May 20, 2018 8:30am Combined Service (Chapel)

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 RSVP required by: May 9, 2018

SHAVUOT II (YIZKOR) Monday, May 21, 2018 8:30am Chapel 9:30am Freedman Levit Sanctuary

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Join our Weekly Torah discussions led by Rabbi Diana R. Siegel each Shabbat to discern the simple and complex, the explicit and implicit of Torah Wisdom as it applies to our daily life. e Deadlinth 5 2 y a M

Join us on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00pm May 2nd led by Rabbi Sholklapper Mindfulness meditation on spiritual preparation for revelation, in anticipation of Shavuot. May 9th led by Gary Edmondson and Ray Sher The Torah portion is Acharey Mot, after the death. We take a look at the ritual of purification of our inner Mishkan. Sometimes we stray, we aren’t perfect. It is said that straying is caused by the wild part within us not being allowed its freedom and that is where sin comes from. In meditation, we will look at our inner Mishkan, what is wild in us, how we allow it freedom, and the affect it has on our lives.

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May 16th led by Janice Rubin As we approach the pilgrimage festival of Shavuot, we consider the journey we have been on together since Passover, and the unknown path ahead. Join us for an inward journey, as we seek clarity and insight and peace through meditation and chant.

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WE WILL BE THE CHAPEL OF LOVE Do you have a favorite book of the Bible? My SECOND favorite book is the book of Ruth. And if you read it, it might become one of your favorites too. It’s got romance, intrigue, tragedy, a bit of comedy, and a happy ending. It’s a quick read. And there’s a bit of a contemporary message, about taking care of strangers and even integrating them into your society.

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CBY Celebrates Cancer Survivorship Friday, May 18 Celebrate the lives of cancer survivors with us at a special Shabbat servie at 6:00pm May 18, 2018. Rabbi Rosen will offer a special blessing for anyone touched by cancer, and for all our cancer survivors. We are pleased to offer this srvice in collaboration with CanCare, Inc. of CBY CanCare Coordinators (clockwise from top which BY has been a left): Rabbi Steven Morgen, Michael Wiesenthal, Barbara Selzer and Leah Katz member since 2001.

Jewish Commitment   Rabbi Horwitz

The practical aspect for Jews today is that Ruth is considered the model “Jew by choice,” who freely joins with the Jewish people. Conversion in the time of the Bible was in some ways simpler than it is today, but just as there is some mistrust of outsiders today, there was mistrust three thousand years ago. However, not only does Ruth become Jewish, it turns out that she becomes the great-grandmother of King David. And since the Messiah is supposed to come from the House of David, it turns out that her acceptance is an essential step towards a messianic time.

Jewish Professionals  

We read the Book of Ruth on the second day of Shavuot (Monday, May 21) in the Greenfield Chapel, before the Torah reading and the Yizkor prayers. Join us and celebrate all the things which make Ruth special. Maybe you will fall in love there? ---Rabbi Daniel Horwitz P.S. Ask me what my favorite book of the Bible is!

Jewish Service  

Jewish Commitment  

CanCare is a nonprofit interfaith organization celebrating it’s 28th anniversary this year. It provides an opportunity for a person who is fighting cancer to walk with a volunteer who has survived that same cancer and treatment. CanCare’s member congregations spread awareness of CanCare’s free services within their congregations, and encourage cancer survivors to serve as volunteers in the community. CanCare’s volunteers provide one-onone emotional support to cancer patients and their family members, offering encouragement, hope, and understanding that comes from a shared experience.

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For questions or more information, please contact Rabbi Steven Morgen (our CanCare rabbinic Liaison) at 713.666.1881, Leah Kats at 713.977.6400, Barbara Selzer at 713.771.2030, or Michael Wiesenthal at 713.703.6791. Contact CanCare directly at the phone number or website provided above.

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Sara Isabella Wolf (May 25/26) is the daughter of Annat and David Wolf; sister of Steven and Lyla; grandson of Ester Husid and the late Dr. Raul Husid (of blessed memory) and Gary and Starr Wolf and the late Susan Wolf (of blessed memory). Sara is a seventh grader at The Emery/Weiner School. For her Mitzvah Project, Sara assembled hundreds of lunch bags for donation to Kids’ Meals Houston to help fight childhood hunger. Sara will participate in the Rabbi’s 10% Plan and donate a portion of her monetary gifts to Kids’ Meals, the Amyloidosis Foundation (in honor of her grandmother, Susan Eva Wolf), to the American Heart Association (in honor of her grandfather, Raul Husid) and to the Tourette Association of America Texas Chapter (in loving memory of her cousin, Jacob Remels, of blessed memory).

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Ari Reimers (May 4/5) is the son of Stephy and Mario Reimers; brother of Alexa Reimers and grandson of Victoria and Leon Reimers and Toby and Pablo Smolensky. Ari is a 7th grader at Awty International School. Inspired by his passion for soccer, for his mitzvah project, Ari is collecting soccer equipment and donating it to the organization GOALS (Global Outreach and Love of Soccer) in Haiti. GOALS will help distribute soccer equipment to children who love soccer,

Please contact Hilary Nitsun at or 713.255.8005, for your submission deadline to list your Bar/Bat Mitzvah student’s parents, siblings, grandparents, school, and Mitzvah Projects.

Benjamin Avi Zadok (May 4/5) is the son of Amy and Segev Zadok; brother of Emma and Gabriel; grandson of Helene and Dror Zadok and Allen and Elaine Schuster. Benjamin is a 7th grade student at the Emery /Weiner School. For his mitzvah project, Benjamin collected gently used sports equipment for the KIPP Academy School in Houston that serves low income families with diverse backgrounds. Benjamin will also be donation a portion of his monetary gifts to Friends for Life, a shelter for homeless animals that fully service their needs. Layla Simone Mueller (May 11/12) is the daughter of Amy and Gage Mueller; sister of Myles; granddaughter of Judy and Ronnie Yambra and Phyllis and Robert Mueller; great-granddaughter of Betty Freedman. Layla attends Trafton Academy. For her Mitzvah project, Layla is making lunch packs for Kids Meals, Meals on Wheels for Preschool Children. She will give 10% of her monetary gifts to Seven Acres. Zachary Andrew Fingeret (May 18/19) is the son of Michelle and Jeremy Fingeret, brother of Hailey, grandson of Susan and Alan Cororve, Mady and William Finger, and Arnold Fingeret. Zachary is a current 7th grader at Emery Weiner. For his mitzvah project, Zachary conducted a food drive benefitting the Houston Food Bank and Coastal Bend Food Bank to help replenish their food pantries after Hurricane Harvey. He also spent time volunteering at both food bank locations. Zachary plans to donate a portion of his monetary gifts to ServePR, an organization devoted to rebuilding Puerto Rico and supporting the food service industry after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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Condolences The congregation extends its sincerest condolences to the families of: Charlotte Abramson, Henry “Hank” Bickart, Hope Brown, Leon Cohen, Karl “Bubba” Friedman, Barry Horwitz, Jill Levy, Carl Jeffrey Wilson May their memories be for a blessing.


A Message from Gayle Kamen-Weinstein at the Beth Yeshurun Healing Center The healing process takes time and everyone faces the road to healing in a different way. We cannot judge how much time it should take to heal from a loss of a loved one, a home, a job, an illness, a pet. “Everyone finds their own way”. I am often asked as to what do we talk about in our groups at the Healing Center? We talk about loss, love, friendship, family. My heart was filled when I saw over 400 people at the sedar on the first night of Passover at Beth Yeshurun. In the true spirit of community we came together through the losses of the past year for the sedar. That is an example of building resilience and perhaps finding some joy. Congregation Beth Yeshurun will be joining with JFS this summer on launching a study of resilience related to the trauma of Hurricane Harvey. There will be information coming soon on the details and how to participate in the study. “Humans are evolutionarily wired for both connections and grief. We naturally have the tools to recover from loss and trauma.” Sandburg We have been surrounded by trauma and loss. It is like an open wound. In order to heal the wound, it takes the efforts of our community to come together and begin to heal all of our wounds. There is strength when we are together and share with each other. That is the principle of a group. Strength changes everything. Divorce Support Group: Tuesdays at 6:00pm on May 8, 15, 22, & 29 Caregivers Support Group: Thursdays at 10:30am on May 10 & 24 Grief Group Support Group: Thursdays at 1:00pm on May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31


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.

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 dinners at 6:30 pm followed by programs at 7:00 pm. Wednesday, May 16, 2018 In the Sands of Sinai - a Physician's Account of the Yom Kippur War with Dr. Itzhak Brook at Congregation Beth Yeshurun Dr. Itzhak Brook 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.

Beth Yeshurun Sisterhood Gift Shop Regular Business Hours: Sunday: 10:00am-1:00pm Monday: Closed Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00am-4:30pm Friday: 10:00am-2:30pm Saturday: Closed

May 2018 Sunday


Tuesday 16th of Iyyar, 5778



17th of Iyyar, 5778



Religious School Meditation 21st of Iyyar, 5778


22nd of Iyyar, 5778


RS/Sulam (Last Sunday) JLP Youth Event Confirmation 28th of Iyyar, 5778 Yom Yerushalayim



29th of Iyyar, 5778



7th of Sivan, 5778

Shavuot I 8:30am Combined Service (Chapel)

Shavuot II 8:30am Chapel 9:30am Sanctuary

8:35p Candle lighting

8:36p Havdalah (25 min)

1st of Sivan, 5778 Rosh Chodesh Sivan


8th of Sivan, 5778



14th of Sivan, 5778


15th of Sivan, 5778

Synagogue Offices Closed Divorce Support

25th of Iyyar, 5778


3rd of Sivan, 5778

9th of Sivan, 5778



10th of Sivan, 5778



17th of Sivan, 5778

Grief Support



26th of Iyyar, 5778 7:47p Candle lighting

4th of Sivan, 5778 7:51p Candle lighting


11th of Sivan, 5778 7:56p Candle lighting



27th of Iyyar, 5778 12 Parshas Behar-Bechukosai 8:30p Havdalah (25 min)

Shabbat Morning Chapel Shabbat Morning Service B/M Layla Mueller Shabbat Bootcamp Museum Minyan Torah Study Evening Chapel 5th of Sivan, 5778 Parshas Bamidbar Erev Shavuos 8:35p Candle lighting


Shabbat Morning Chapel Shabbat Morning Service Museum Minyan Torah Study Evening Chapel Tikkun Leil Shavuot


Evening Chapel Shabbat Renewal B/M Zachary Fingeret & Sara Wolf CanCare Shabbat



20th of Iyyar, 5778 Parshas Emor 8:26p Havdalah (25 min)

Shabbat Morning Chapel Shabbat Morning Service B/M Ari Remers & Benjamin Zadok Museum Minyan Torah Study Evening Chapel

Evening Chapel Shabbat Renewal

The Gathering Place Caregivers Support Grief Support

16th of Sivan, 5778



Evening Chapel Kol Rinah Shabbat Renewal B/M Layla Mueller JFS Appreciation Shabbat

Caregivers Support Grief Support


19th of Iyyar, 5778 7:43p Candle lighting

Evening Chapel Shabbat Renewal B/M Ari Remers & Benjamin Zadok

Grief Support



Synagogue Offices Closed Divorce Support 13th of Sivan, 5778

2nd of Sivan, 5778



YES Group Religious School (Last Day) 100 Jewish Men Meditation Grief Support

Divorce Support Open Board Meeting


24th of Iyyar, 5778

Religious School Meditation

Divorce Support

Yiddishe Kup Golf Tournament 6th of Sivan, 5778

23rd of Iyyar, 5778

18th of Iyyar, 5778 Lag BaOmer

12th of Sivan, 5778 Parshas Nasso 8:39p Havdalah (25 min)


Shabbat Morning Chapel Shabbat Morning Service B/M Zachary Fingeret & Sara Wolf Museum Minyan Torah Study Evening Chapel

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May 2018 Message  

Updated May 2018 Message

May 2018 Message  

Updated May 2018 Message