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chai from b et h el AUGUST 2018 | I SSUE NO. 9 SPECI AL HI GH HOLY DAYS I SSUE

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Babysi tti ng Babysitting will be provided at the synagogue for children between the ages of 28 months and 5 years except for Yizkor, which will include ages 10 and under. Babysitting services will be provided to members for a nominal fee of $5 for the evening sessions, $7 for the morning sessions and $3 for Yizkor. Non-members, please add $2 per session. Snacks and art activities will be provided. Parents needing babysitting must make reservations by August 27. Advance payment is required. Online reservations are open now at BETHELTX.ORG/ FORM / HHDCHILDCARE. Babysitting schedule as well as reservation form can be on page 4.

Enri chment Program Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur High Holy Day Program: For Children in Grades Kindergarten ? 4th grade During the High Holy Days, we offer activities for your children in grades Kindergarten ? fourth during the morning services of Rosh Hashanah, 10 September, and Yom Kippur, 19 September. Parents are welcome to drop off their children at 10:00 am and pick up from the classroom upon the conclusion of the service. Your children will have the opportunity to participate in a child friendly prayer experience, engage in activities related to the High Holy Days, and hear the shofar. Snack will also be provided. Please make reservations for your children by Friday August 24 at BETHELTX.ORG/ FORM / HHDENRICHM ENT


Selich ot 5779 A Special Even in g t o pr epar e f or t h e High Holy Days On Saturday, September 1 at 8:00pm, we will come together for our community observance of Selichot, the "kickoff " to the High Holy Day season. Selichot helps put us in the right mood as we approach Rosh Hashanah.

At this time of year, we reflect upon the ideas of guilt and innocence, about right and wrong. So, for our Selichot program, we will look at the Origin of Evil.

As always, the evening will include a short Havdalah service, what promises to be a lively discussion, and a light nosh of yummy desserts!

We will then conclude with the highlight of the evening - a short service during which we will change the Torah mantles to their white adornments, symbolically ushering in the start of the High Holy Days.

Please join us for this special night!


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Relig ious School New s Religious School Registration is in progress. You can register on-line h er e

Fir st Day of Classes Su n day, Au gu st 26 an d Wedn esday, Sept em ber 5.

For more information contact Jodi Buck h er e or visit us at BETHELTX.ORG

Be a part of our Madrichim program. Madrichim- (?guides?) help out in the religious school on Sundays during class hours. The role of a madrich (male) and madricha (female) is two-part, as a teacher and role model for our students and as a learner, from learning from other teachers' examples. Madrichim are an integral part in providing our students with a positive religious school experience. They also demonstrate the importance of being connected to the Beth El community after becoming a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. For more information contact jbu ck @bet h elt x.or g.

Our 2018-2019 school year is about to begin. We look forward to our annual partnership with the ISJL. Your child's Judaic and Hebrew learning will be enriched with arts and crafts, cooking, music, technology, games, holiday celebrations, family fun, and community building. There will be additional programs planned that came about through the religious school survey. Thank you for your input. A calendar of events will be posted on our website and handed out on the first day of classes. The year will begin on August 26 from 9:00-11:30 for an open house. From 9:00-10:00, families will participate in activities, then at 10:00 children will be with their classes, and parents at Beth El's open house from 10:00-11:30. See you on the 26th!


AUGUST 2018 3

8pm Shabbat Oneg in honor of Blair & Michelle Michener 26th wedding anniversary

5

10am CPR/AED training

7

7pm Executive Committee Meeting

10

7pm Back to School Shabbat

12

10am Education Meeting Noon Private Event

17

8pm Shabbat Oneg in appreciation of Erin Bersin & Norma Gonzales

24

11:30am Preschool Meet & Greet

26

9am First Day of Religous School 10am CBE Open House

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1:30pm Seniors Current Events

SEPTEMBER 2018 1

8pm Selichot

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NO Religious School

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Labor Day - Synagogue Office Closed

4

6pm Executive Committee Meeting 7pm Board Meeting

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NO Religious School

10

Rosh Hashanah - Synagogue Office Closed

11

Rosh Hashanah II - Synagogue Office Closed

15

7pm Havdallah program

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1pm Erev Yom Kippur - Synagogue Office Closes early

19

Yom Kippur - Synagogue Office Closed

22

9am Torah Study

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6pm Sukkot (dinner and service)

24

Sukkot - Synagogue Office Closed

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9am Torah Study

30

6pm Simchat Torah and Thai (dinner and service)

FRIDAY NIGHT SHABBAT SERVICE: 7PM WEEKLY EVENTS: Boy Scouts meet ever y Monday @ 7pm; Tor ch meets ever y Thur sday @ 7:30pm RELIGIOUS SCHOOL SCHEDULE: Sundays @ 9am; Wednesdays @ 5:15pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY OF THESE EVENTS VISIT WWW.BETHELTX.ORG


AUGUST YAHRZEITS Au gu st 2 / 21 Av

Au gu st 11 / 30 Av

Au gu st 21 / 10 Elu l

Jack Cooper

Alexander Soffar

Robert Coleman

Au gu st 12 / 1 Elu l

Au gu st 22 / 11 Elu l

Barnett Russell

Eugene Ben Saxe

Earl Caplan

Au gu st 13 / 2 Elu l

Au gu st 25 / 14 Elu l

Lawrence Ray

Sarah Zaphrin

Tillie Harmel

Au gu st 5 / 24 Av

Au gu st 14 / 3 Elu l

Au gu st 27 / 16 Elu l

Max Weinberg

Lillian Custen

Martin Frank

Ralph Freedson

Kay Freedson

Carroll Meyer

Robert Jupiter

Stanley Shapiro

Max Koushel George Pincus

Au gu st 3 / 22 Av

Au gu st 7 / 26 Av

Ann Lestz

Cece Burgower

Au gu st 29 / 18 Elu l

Jeanette Cohen

Au gu st 15 / 4 Elu l

Beatrice Ostrowsky

Adele Raskin

Sol Schnitzer

Au gu st 8 / 27 Av

Rose Lichtenstein

Au gu st 31 / 20 Elu l Au gu st 19 / 8 Elu l

Norman Rose

Sam Arestie

Ted Sanders

Frances Batagower Au gu st 20 / 9 Elu l Au gu st 9 / 28 Av

Maureen Schwartz

Joseph Chaitin

Louis Witrick


AUGUST 20 18 Sharon Neider

3

Sebastian Teverovsky

13

Dr. Karen Moody

3

Daniel Zatopek

13

Blair Michener

4

Yaffa Steubinger

13

Ellen Roberts

4

Henry Fackeldey

16

Marilyn Carlin

5

Larry Linzer

18

Ellen Greenfield

5

Timothy Hardesty

19

Sandra Sanders

6

Douglas Liftman

20

Lois Elitzky

8

Karen Nicolayesky

21

Lucille Braverman

9

Susie Stern

24

Davna Teverovsky

10

Richard (Gil) Guillory

25

Jeff Novy

11

Allan Meyer

26

Eric Stern

11

Barbara Chaitin

27

Susan Selwyn

12

Aaron Schneider

31

Leah Caplan

13

Seth Steiner

4

Brandon Wade

9

Zachary Sherman

10

Eliana Church

12

Mackenzie Turner

17

Lucas Scheiner

20

Sawyer Kaplan

21

Gideon Allen

25

Golan Allen

25


AUGUST 20 18 Day

Name

Years

2

Michelle & Blair Michener

26

2

Richard & Teresa Friedman

21

4

Russell & Micki Schnitzer

33

6

Steven & Cindy Sugar

30

7

Robert & Beverly Lestz

22

7

David & Cyndee Satter

36

10

Marc & Shelley Frank

32

19

Barry & Sharon Shapiro

39

20

Douglas & Susan Selwyn

40

22

Marc & Ellen Ellison

40

22

Marvin & Ellen Greenfield

53

31

Leonard & Jan Sadek

33


We honored and remembered special people this summer during our Friday evening Onegs. T hank you to Sybil L eson in memory of Bruce L eson; Esther Entel and the Hattingh family in honor of our guest speaker Rebecca Entel. Miriam Rose Scheiner was the beautiful honoree for her naming and oneg sponsored by her loving parents, L aura and Doug Scheiner. We also celeberated summertime with our sponsor and oneg coordinators Jodi and Glen K essler. I n July we remembered Benjamin Geigerman by his loving mother Joanne Must and we also celebrated what would have been the 82 wedding anniversary of our beloved memebers Dora and Daniel Soffar, sponsored by the Soffar family. T hank you to all our sponsors.

If you are interested in hosting an Oneg in honor or in memory of someone special, CBE has dates available. Sponsoring is as easy as 1-2-3! 1. Call Norma Gonzales at 281.499.5066 to pick a date. 2. Choose between two options: Make a $50 donation and CBE will do all the shopping or you can provide kosher style treats. 3. If you choose to provide the treats, please arrive by 6pm to allow time to set up. If you make a donation, no need to arrive early.


"Tzed akah (g iving ) out weig hs all ot her com m and m ent s. " ~ TALMUD Special thanks to the following congregants who have spearheaded the Bridge to our Future pledge campaign. CBE is blessed to have many generous members who continue to sustain our congregation by volunteering and sharing their resources with our community.

CHESED

of Giving

Dar r ell & Joy Car aw ay, Kay Dan ziger , Br ian Silver st ein & Debbie William s, Bar bar a Zack

KINDNESS $10 ,0 0 0 +

SHALOM

Alan & Bet sy M or gan , Fr ada Boxer & Geor ge St ar k sch all

PEACE $5,0 0 1-$9,999

Car ol Cooper , Bar r y & M on ica Fin ber g, M ar c & Ir en e Helsin ger ,

MITZVAH Ralph & Car ol Kat z, Rabbi Josh u a & Dr . Elizabet h Lobel, C OMMANDMENT An on ym ou s Don or $2,50 1-$5,0 0 0

BONIM BUILDERS

Bill & Ellen Asn es, ANONYM OUS DONOR, Rich ar d & Ter esa Fr iedm an , Br ian & An gela Per r y, David & Rach el Rosen , Alan & An n Sch n eider , Yaf f a St eu bin ger

$1,50 1-$2,50 0

KEHILLAH COMMUNITY $50 0 -$1,50 0

ADDITIONAL GIFTS: Doron & Cherie Steinberg


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