According to reports, when a young stranger walked into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last Wednesday night, the senior pastor, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, invited the young man to sit next to him so that he would feel welcome.
Congregation Brith Shalom members:
Congregation Brith Shalom – Israel Advocacy Committee
There are over 6 million Jews each in Israel and North America and together they make up about
90% of world Jewry. These two great Jewish communities are dependent upon each other for
their continued vitality. In addition, the communities of North American and Israel provide much
needed material, spiritual and cultural support to other communities throughout the world.
Thank you to all our donors for an amazing weekend for Vicki & Rabbi Teller's tenth anniversary.
Is it really better to give than receive? A new study adds to a growing body of research
that suggests it is—at least when it comes to your health...
Last shabbat, the community celebrated my and Vicki’s, 10th year anniversary with Brith Shalom. The love from the community was palpable. The volunteers were incredible. The staff rallied. I feel so blessed to:
Congregation Brith Shalom is partnering with the Inclusion Committees from other Houston area synagogues in encouraging members to attend the Wednesday evening of the festival (Feb. 11, 7:00 pm; free, registration required) at the ERJCC, which will feature a moving and thought provoking documentary, “A Whole Lott More”: From the moment Kevin types (with difficulty), “I want to earn my way in the world”, we feel the passion behind his words.
A while back, Rabbi Teller and I sent letters to the Congregation describing the interim Board plan as Cantor Rhodes¹ contract comes to a close. Cantor Rhodes informed us that he is exercising his right to end his role as Cantor for Brith Shalom. A strategic plan was developed to ensure a quality congregational experience for our members, with an eye toward carefully evaluating our needs for the future.
Mark your calendars now. On the Shabbat of January 24, 2015 we will honor and celebrate Rabbi Ranon and Vicki Teller’s 10 years at Congregation Brith Shalom. In that time they have helped make Brith Shalom a more spiritual, learned and supportive community. Both the Rabbi and Vicki have contributed and touched our lives in so many different ways.
Mitzvah day was a success! Thank you to our committee, site captains, sites and volunteers!!
We did an amazing job helping our community!
I am very proud of Brith Shalom. At a Board meeting in June your Birth Shalom Board affirmed a project suggested by the CBS Enhancement committee. For those of you who may not be familiar with the Enhancement committee it is composed of individuals who have been working tirelessly and for a long time to enhance the physical image and beauty of our facility. They have facilitated new furniture, art, landscaping and general décor, to name just a few of their many contributions. The committee is made up of the following individuals – Haya Varon, Mort Levy, Marty Buc
It gets better in Iyar!
Spring Meditation, Each class is open to anyone, you don't even have to be Jewish! Feel free to come and invite a friend. The class leader is noted when possible.
CONGREGATION EMANU EL -- 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Board room)
Saturday, March 8 - Ann Friedman
Saturday, April 5 - Glen Duval
Saturday, April 12 - Glen Duval
Saturday, April 26 - Glen Duval
Saturday, May 3 - Ann Friedman
Saturday, May 10 - Ann Friedman
SH'MA KOLEINU -- 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Merfish JCC)
Temple Sinai presents a special evening spotlighting four fascinating women who were the first female rabbis in their movements - Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative and Orthodox.
Modern Ketubah Art: A Contemporary Twist on a Timeless Tradition
Exclusively for Ages 21 to Thirty-Something
At Julie Bortnick and Matthew Weinstein's House
Join us for a ketubah event with local artist Anna Abramzon. Whether you are in the market for a ketubah, already have one and want to know what it means, or are just interested in this unique custom, come learn more about the art, texts, and the ancient and modern day traditions of the ketubah. Presented by Anna Abramzon.
The Cohen family, of Houston, TX, is facing a battle none of us should have to go through - aggressive brain cancer in their 6-year old son Refael Elisha. Having recently received the devastating news from their doctors that "there is nothing more we can do for him", the Cohens are turning to a last resort - Antineoplaston Therapy at the Burzyinski clinic. However, the FDA pulled their approval for this treatment in 2012 pending further clinical trials. We are told that the FDA is nearing approval to resume this treatment, but Refael Elisha does not have time to wait.