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CBS Women Insights


Join us for a monthly gathering led by Vicki Teller to explore
contemporary issues through a Jewish lens.

Select Sundays at 8:00 PM.

CBS Women Insights has suspended its monthly meetings.  Please refer to the Congregation Brith Shalom YouTube channel to enjoy the backlog of prior meetings.

Future dates: to be announced...

For questions, please contact Carol Goldberg at

April 2021 Programs

  • Sunday April 11 @ 12:00 Noon: Alex Lewis Cooking zoom with Rhubarb Pie and Chai Tea. 
  • Sunday April 18 @ 12:00 Noon: Emily Reppart How to Navigate Academic Hurdles with your Middle and High Schoolers
  • Thursday April 22 @ 6:00 PM: Cherry Steinwender Looking at our Racial Conditioning
  • Sunday April 25, all day: Women’s League for Conservative Judaism Virtual Regional Conference! 
  • All month. Stock the Shelves (a WLCJ project)

Stock the Shelves (a WLCJ project)

The fight against hunger is ongoing.  Now that our big collection drive is done, we’ve begun a monthly program of mini-food drives called Stock the Shelves.   Donations will go to Braes Interfaith Ministries

At your convenience, just drop off the selected items (and any additional food you wish to donate) at Brith Shalom.  All food must be non-perishable, unopened and unexpired. 

For April, the donations will be pasta & pasta sauce. (No glass jars, please!)  A box will be available outside the synagogue’s main entrance doors. 

Thanks so much for helping the Houston community! For more information, please contact

Cooking Demonstration by Alex Lewis

Sunday April 11
at 12:00 Noon.


Zoom link:
Please note if prompted, the password for this event is CBSWomen.

CBS Women Presents our latest cooking zoom with our very first teen presenter, Alex Lewis!

Alex will be sharing their recipe for rhubarb pie and chai tea!

Alex grew up with a wooden spoon in their mouth; for as long as they can remember, they’ve been cooking. Their parents encouraged involvement in cooking as soon as they could see over the counter. At age 12, Alex made hollandaise sauce from scratch as part of an anniversary surprise breakfast for their parents. After all, how else would you do it? Alex’s specialty is desserts, especially pies, but they’ve yet to find something they don’t like to cook.

All who register will get the recipes for these tasty dishes. 

How to Navigate Academic Hurdles with your Middle and High Schoolers presented by Emily Reppart

Sunday April 18
at 12:00 Noon.


Zoom link:
Please note if prompted, the password for this event is CBSWomen.

Emily will discuss tools for parents to identify and triage academic issues with their children. She will emphasize how to look for signs when to call outside professional help (tutor, study skills instructor, etc.).

Emily teaches Biology I at the St. John’s School here in Houston, Texas. This year wraps up her eighth year as an upper level science teacher, and her third year at SJS. In addition to teaching, Emily has worked as a private tutor since she graduated from the University of Miami in 2013 with a Bachelors in Marine Science and Biology. Her tutoring experience ranges from subject-specific help to support in study skills and executive functioning (organizational) habits

Looking at our Racial Conditioning

A workshop to explore the experiences and feelings we have about race
Thursday April 22, 6:00-8:00 PM

There are no costs to participate.  Register in advance at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Facilitators:  Cherry Steinwender, Executive Director, with Marcy Jowasky, facilitator, from the Center for the Healing of Racism.

Goal: This workshop’s goal is to explore the experiences that have informed our perspectives and points of view about race, so we might increase awareness for mutual respect and understanding.  

Process:  Trained facilitators will create a safe, respectful environment  for dialogue and listening where participants can explore such topics  as our feelings about race and how race functions in our lives, so that we can prepare ourselves to build bridges toward reconciliation and healing.

Women’s League Annual Conference 2021

April 24-25


The IntraContinental Region Virtual Spring Conference is coming soon (April 24-25): register now!  If you have never attended a region conference, this is a great and inexpensive way to test the waters!  The virtual conference this year is only $36.

If you register before April 9th, you will receive a special IRC Conference gift; there will be no late fee for registering after that.  However, the registration deadline is April 20.   Please keep in mind that you MUST register to receive the Zoom Link.

To register by credit card or check, visit our website at:

Our very own CBS Women will be showcased as we share a sample of our vibrant programming during this unconventional year.

Sun, April 11 2021 29 Nisan 5781