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
10am CPR/AED training
7pm Executive Committee Meeting
7pm Back to School Shabbat
10am Education Meeting Noon Private Event
8pm Shabbat Oneg in appreciation of Erin Bersin & Norma Gonzales
11:30am Preschool Meet & Greet
9am First Day of Religous School 10am CBE Open House
1:30pm Seniors Current Events
SEPTEMBER 2018 1
NO Religious School
Labor Day - Synagogue Office Closed
6pm Executive Committee Meeting 7pm Board Meeting
NO Religious School
Rosh Hashanah - Synagogue Office Closed
Rosh Hashanah II - Synagogue Office Closed
7pm Havdallah program
1pm Erev Yom Kippur - Synagogue Office Closes early
Yom Kippur - Synagogue Office Closed
9am Torah Study
6pm Sukkot (dinner and service)
Sukkot - Synagogue Office Closed
9am Torah Study
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
Au gu st 12 / 1 Elu l
Au gu st 22 / 11 Elu l
Eugene Ben Saxe
Au gu st 13 / 2 Elu l
Au gu st 25 / 14 Elu l
Au gu st 5 / 24 Av
Au gu st 14 / 3 Elu l
Au gu st 27 / 16 Elu l
Max Koushel George Pincus
Au gu st 3 / 22 Av
Au gu st 7 / 26 Av
Au gu st 29 / 18 Elu l
Au gu st 15 / 4 Elu l
Au gu st 8 / 27 Av
Au gu st 31 / 20 Elu l Au gu st 19 / 8 Elu l
Frances Batagower Au gu st 20 / 9 Elu l Au gu st 9 / 28 Av
AUGUST 20 18 Sharon Neider
Dr. Karen Moody
Richard (Gil) Guillory
AUGUST 20 18 Day
Michelle & Blair Michener
Richard & Teresa Friedman
Russell & Micki Schnitzer
Steven & Cindy Sugar
Robert & Beverly Lestz
David & Cyndee Satter
Marc & Shelley Frank
Barry & Sharon Shapiro
Douglas & Susan Selwyn
Marc & Ellen Ellison
Marvin & Ellen Greenfield
Leonard & Jan Sadek
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.
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 +
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
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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