The Message - Congregation Beth Yeshurun

Congregation Beth Yeshurun
Rhona and Bruce Caress Family Campus
4525 Beechnut St.
The Message
Houston, TX 77096-1801
April 2015
Nisan-Iyar 5775
Vol. L, No. 9
Inside
 The don’t Fast of the First
Born Apr. 3 p 2
 Dr. Rabbi Daniel Gordis
AIPAC event April 13 p 5
 HHS Graduation April 14
p 11
 YES lunch April 15 p 14
 Bingo & Bonds SH Donor
Event April 19 p 14
 Diamonds & Dice
Casino Night Apr. 25 p 3
 Passover pages pp 8-9
 Family Album p 10
 B’nai Mitzvah p 11
Looking Ahead
 Family Fun Day May 3
 5th Annual Yiddishe Kup
May 11 p 4
 SH Spring Installation
May 19
 Adult B’nai Mitzvah May 30
(713) 666-1881
Shalom
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Rabbi Steven Morgen
was always bothered by the description of the so-called
“wicked” child in the “Four Sons” passage in the Passover
Haggadah. After all, on the face of it, his (or her) question is
not so terrible. In Hebrew, it consists of four words: Mah ha’avodah hazot lakhem?
(What does this “work” mean to you?) It could be that this child is simply asking
what anyone at the table might ask: why are we doing this ritual? What is the
purpose of reading this long, boring book (the Haggadah) when we are all so
hungry? Let’s eat already!
But, the Hebrew word avodah can actually have several, very different,
meanings. It can mean “work,” but it can also mean “worship” (of God – through
prayer, ritual or sacrifice). It also comes from the same root as the word for “slavery”. This gives rise to another interpretation of the “Wicked Child’s” question:
“You say that God rescued us from slavery in Egypt. But look, now we are
essentially slaves to God, who commands us to follow all kinds of laws, rituals,
and decrees. Even this Seder ritual that keeps us from enjoying a delicious meal
is an oppression that our new Taskmaster (God) has foisted upon us. So what
have we gained from the Exodus from Egypt? We have simply exchanged one
tyrant for another.”
My teacher, Rabbi Eliezer Diamond, offered an answer to this question. It
is true that the Exodus from Egypt did not grant us unrestrained freedom to do
whatever we please. Upon leaving Egypt, we traveled to Mount Sinai where
we were given the Ten Declarations which were followed by hundreds of other
rules that are designed to govern every aspect of our private lives as well as our
public interactions. But there is a crucial difference between slavery to Pharaoh
and worship/obedience to God. Pharaoh sought to destroy our people, to profit
immensely from their free, back-breaking labor, and to crush our spirit and our
cultural identity.
God, on the other hand, gave us rules and rituals that nurture the soul, enhance the quality of life, foster strong and healthy family relationships, create a
just and compassionate society, and satisfy our spiritual yearnings for a relationship
with our Creator. Love your neighbor as yourself. Use fair weights and measures
in your business. Love the LORD your God with all your heart, soul and strength.
Be kind to animals. Return lost objects to their rightful owners. Even the Passover
ritual, which too often we see as a burden, can be a hallowed time for sharing
the values of our Jewish faith, heritage, history and traditions with our children
and grandchildren.
We connect the festival of Passover to the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot) by counting
every day of the seven weeks until the 50th day. The ritual of connecting Passover
to Shavuot (which commemorates the giving of the Ten Declarations), reflects
the Jewish belief that freedom alone is not sufficient. We were freed precisely
so that we could worship God, whose commands sanctify our lives (as we say in
the blessings we recite when we perform the commandments). The change in
“Taskmasters” makes all the difference in the world.
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Shabbat Services for Families with Children
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
10:15am Young Children’s Shabbat Shalom (parents welcome)
Every Shabbat morning at 10:15am
SATURDAY, APRIL 11
10:15am Young Children’s Shabbat Shalom (parents welcome)
Every Shabbat morning at 10:15am
Shabbat Services
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
9:00-10:00am Jr. Congregation (Ages 8-11)
Next Service: 9:00-10:00am April 25
10:15am Young Children’s Shabbat Shalom (parents welcome)
Every Shabbat morning at 10:15am
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 - SATURDAY, APRIL 11
Erev Passover - Passover VIII
Complete Service Schedule - page 8
FRIDAY, APRIL 3 - Candlelighting Time 7:23pm
Erev Pesach
6:00pm Passover Service in J.B. Greenfield Chapel
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
9:00-10:00am Jr. Congregation (Ages 8-11)
Next Service: 9:00-10:00am May 9
10:15am Young Children’s Shabbat Shalom (parents welcome)
Every Shabbat morning at 10:15am
SATURDAY, APRIL 4 - Pesach I
8:30am J.B. Greenfield Chapel
9:15am Museum Minyan
9:30am Sanctuary Service
6:00pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel
The don’t-Fast of The Firstborn
FRIDAY, APRIL 10 - Candlelighting Time 7:28pm
Erev Pesach VIII
6:00pm Shabbat Renewal
6:30pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel
Friday, Apr. 3, is the first night of Passover. Just about
every Jew goes to a Seder that night. But there is another
ritual on that day to which all of you are invited.
On the morning before Passover, following the regular
daily service, we hold a special ceremony in the Greenfield
Chapel. We complete the study of a tractate of Talmud. Why
do we do this now? Traditionally, the firstborn males fasted
on the day before Passover, as an acknowledgment of their
being spared in the plague of the firstborn in Egypt which
occurred that day. Since it is a minor fast which only applies
to a small subset of the Jewish people, participating in this
joyous siyyum (completion ceremony) exempts the firstborn
from the especially difficult fast before the Seder.
The J.B. Greenfield Chapel is there for happy occasions
(the occasional baby-naming, aufruf, and special birthday
and anniversary celebrations) and for sad times, when our
members come to recite Kaddish and remember loved ones.
But it is also there for regular occasions, for all the days which
fall on our Jewish calendar.
Even if you are not a firstborn male, you are welcome to
join us for the siyyum and the breakfast afterwards. Special
thanks to Paul Katz and our Beth Yeshurun Brotherhood for
sponsoring this special breakfast!
Chag Sameiach,
Rabbi Daniel Horwitz
SATURDAY, APRIL 11 - Pesach VIII - Yizkor
8:30am J.B. Greenfield Chapel
9:15am Museum Minyan
9:30am Sanctuary Service - Memorial Plaque dedication
7:15pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel
FRIDAY, APRIL 17 - Candlelighting Time 7:32pm
6:00pm Shabbat Renewal - with the Kuperman Family
6:30pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel
SATURDAY, APRIL 18 - Parashat Shemini
8:30am J.B. Greenfield Chapel
9:00am Super Soul Shabbat (yoga)
9:15am Museum Minyan
9:30am Sanctuary Service
- Bar Mitzvah: Alexander Kuperman
7:15pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 - Candlelighting Time 7:36pm
6:00pm Shabbat Renewal
- with the Frankel & Grossman Families
6:30pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel
Office Hours/Closures
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 - Parashat Tazria-Metzora
8:30am J.B. Greenfield Chapel
9:15am Museum Minyan
9:30am Sanctuary Service
- B’not Mitzvah: Megan Frankel & Jadyn Grossman
5:00pm Sanctuary Service - Bat Mitzvah: Mia Cotta
7:30pm J.B. Greenfield Chapel
The Beth Yeshurun office is open Monday - Thursday 8:30
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It will
be closed for the following upcoming holidays:
Friday, April 10 - Pesach VII
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ORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO
A Community-Wide Synagogue Event
Featuring
Dr. Rabbi Daniel Gordis
Vice President, Shalem College
Monday, April 13, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Dessert reception to follow. Dietary laws observed.
Congregation Beth Yeshurun
4525 Beechnut St. • Houston, TX 77096
For online reservations and donations visit www.aipac.org/CommunityEvent2015
call 832.380.7709, or email [email protected]
This program is brought in partnership with:
Congregation Beth Yeshurun | Congregation Brith Shalom
Congregation Emanu El | Temple Sinai | United Orthodox Synagogues
Congregation Beth Israel | Congregation Or Ami
Dr. Rabbi Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and the Koret
Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College in Jerusalem. He writes a regular
column — “A Dose of Nuance” — for the Jerusalem Post, and is a regular
contributor to the New York Times, in print and on-line. The author of
numerous books on Jewish thought and current events in Israel, and a
winner of the National Jewish Book Award, Dr. Gordis was the founding
dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of
Judaism, the first rabbinical college on the West Coast of the United
States. Dr. Gordis joined Shalem in 2007 to help found Israel’s first liberal
arts college, after spending nine years as vice president of the Mandel
Foundation in Israel and director of its Leadership Institute.
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Mon
6:45a Chapel
6:30p Chapel
24 Nisan
7:00a Chapel
Omer 9
1 Iyar
BYDS/EDC/ASA
Resumes
Budget Committee
AIPAC Houston
6:30p Chapel
13
Omer 2
No BYDS/EDC/ASA
6
17 Nisan
Pesach III (CH''M)
Tue
1
Wed
12 Nisan
7:00a Chapel
BYDS EC Model Seder
RS
Meditation Group
Sulam/HHS
6:30p Chapel
8
19 Nisan
Pesach V (CH''M)
29
7:00a Chapel
Omer 18
10 Iyar
RS
Technology Committee
Meditation Group
Sulam/HHS
Special Events Cmte
6:30p Chapel
7:00a Chapel
22
3 Iyar
Yom HaZikaron
YES Luncheon
RS
Investment Committee
Meditation Group
Sulam/HHS
6:30p Chapel
Omer 11
26 Nisan
6:45a Chapel
Omer 4
No BYDS/EDC/ASA
6:45a Chapel
Omer 3
No BYDS/EDC/ASA
25 Nisan
7:00a Chapel
Omer 10
2 Iyar
15
No RS/Sulam/HHS
6:30p Chapel
21
7:00a Chapel
Omer 17
BYDS Young Authors' Day
HHS Graduation
6:30p Chapel
14
Education Committee
6:30p Chapel
7
18 Nisan
Pesach IV (CH''M)
FOR AN UP-TO-THE-MINUTE CALENDAR OF EVENTS,
PLEASE GO ONLINE TO:
WWW.BETHYESHURUN.ORG
April – Nisan/Iyar
Sun
5
16 Nisan
Pesach II
8:00a Chapel
6:30p Chapel
Omer 8
23 Nisan
7:30p Chapel
8:30a Combined
Passover Service
Omer 1
BY Cemeteries Closed
No RS
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Akiba
RS
30 Nisan
Rosh Chodesh
Omer 16
19
Rosh Chodesh
Omer 15
9 Iyar
Executive Committee
Board Meeting
SH Donor Event
Inclusion Committee
6:30p Chapel
28
Omer 25
8 Iyar
6:45a Chapel
6:30p Chapel
8:00a Chapel
7 Iyar
Omer 24
7:00a Chapel
Omer 23
7:00a Chapel
Future Leaders Caucus
6:30p Chapel
7:00a Chapel
BYDS Board Meeting
6:30p Chapel
27
Akiba
RS
Celebrate Israel
Program for RS
Families
6:30p Chapel
26
6:30p Chapel
Omer 22 8:00a Chapel
Akiba
RS
RS
Meditation Group
Sulam/HHS: Last Night
6:30p Chapel
2
Thu
13 Nisan
7:00a Chapel
6:30p Chapel
9
20 Nisan
Pesach VI (CH''M)
27 Nisan
6:30p Chapel
7:27p CL
6:45a Chapel
Omer 5
No BYDS/EDC/ASA
16
Yom HaShoah
Omer 12
7:00a Chapel
6:30p Chapel
11 Iyar
6:30p Chapel
7:00a Chapel
Omer 19
23
4 Iyar
Yom HaAtzma'ut
30
7:00a Chapel
Omer 26
6:30p Chapel
3
Fri
14 Nisan
2015/5775
Sat
15 Nisan
4
25Tazria-Metzora 6 Iyar
Omer 14
Chapel
Jr. Congregation
Museum Minyan
Super Soul Shabbat (yoga)
Sanctuary Service
BM Alexander
Kuperman
Shabbat Shalom
Weekly Torah Study
7:15p Chapel
18 Shemini 29 Nisan
Omer 7
Chapel
Museum Minyan
Sanctuary Service
Shabbat Shalom
Weekly Torah Study
7:15p Chapel
11
22 Nisan
Pesach VIII
Yizkor
Ta'anit Bechorot
Pesach I
No BYDS/EDC/ASA
Chapel
6:45a Chapel Museum Minyan
Sanctuary Service
Erev Pesach
Shabbat Shalom
1st Night Seder
Weekly
Torah
Study
6:00p Passover Service
6:00p Chapel
7:23p CL
2nd Night Seder
10
21 Nisan
Pesach VII Omer 6
8:30a Combined
Passover Service
No BYDS/EDC/ASA
Synagogue Office Closed
BY Cemeteries Closed
28 Nisan
Shabbat Renewal
6:30p Chapel
7:28p CL
17
7:00a Chapel
Omer 13
with Zamranim
Shabbat Renewal
5 Iyar
BM Alexander
Kuperman
6:30p Chapel
7:32p CL
24
7:00a Chapel
Omer 20
Shabbat Renewal
BM Megan Frankel
& Jadyn Grossman
6:30p Chapel
7:36p CL
Omer 21
Chapel
Jr. Congregation
Museum Minyan
Sanctuary Service
BM Megan Frankel
& Jadyn Grossman
Shabbat Shalom
Weekly Torah Study
Minchah
BM Mia Cotta
CBY Casino Night! 7:30p Chapel
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Purim
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2015!
Despite less than perfect
weather, Congregation Beth
Yeshurun celebrated its annual
Purim Carnival on Sunday,
March 1st. We brought our
fun indoors and the halls of
the synagogue were filled with
families enjoying games and
good food. Of course we still
had our carnival rides outside,
which we were able to enjoy
after the rain let up.
Thanks to all who helped
to plan our carnival and to all
who attended – we hope you
enjoyed a fun day!
Chag Sameach Purim!
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Cemetery Hours
The Beth Yeshurun cemeteries are open Sunday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
They are closed on Saturdays and the following upcoming holidays:
Sunday, April 5 - Pesach II
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and
Friday, April 10 - Pesach VII
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Family Album
Engagement
Dr. Philip and Lynn Abrams joyfully announce the engagement
of their son David Stanley Abrams to Zoe Ruth Mindell,
daughter of Paul Mindell and the late Deborah Odell. Zoe is
the granddaughter of Evelyn and the late Henry Mindell, and
the late Jasper Odell and Ruth Ellms. David is the grandson
of the late David and Faye Abrams, and the late Stanley and
Muriel Gilbert. A Summer 2015 wedding in Pennsylvania is
planned.
Dr. Bruce and Marcia Friedman are happy to announce the
engagement of their daughter, Jenny Friedman to Andrew
Movrich, son of Greg and Betsy Movrich. A Fall 2015 wedding
is planned.
Anniversaries
4/1
4/2
4/3
4/4
4/5
4/6
4/7
4/8
4/9
4/10
4/11
4/12
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David & Carolyn Axelrad
Ronald & Barbara Brounes
Jeffrey & Kimberly Glover
Vladimir & Rachel Kleynerman
Bruce & Karla Miller
Richard & Therese Rubin
Jonathan & Julia Axelrad
David & Janis Goldstein
Martin & Melissa Peskin
David & Joy Turkel
Denis & Sarah Braham
David & Cathy Knobler
Jay & Selma Leiber
Ken & Sherry Levy
Chappy & Elaine Spain
Lawrence & Sharlene Barris
Richard & Teri Reinitz
Kevin & Morgan Steinberg
Bob & Bobbie Arkus
Todd & Angie Staller
David & Sandra Cohen
Ethan & Florence Dmitrovsky
Harry & Marilyn Halpin
Erik Sulman & Dara Less
Terry & Glenda Waldman
Matthew & Simone Berry
Adam & Caroline Funk
Douglas & Jennifer Rosenzweig
Joe & Jean Victor
Louis & Joanne Nash
Asher & Jenna Rosen
David & Carolyn Karesh
4/13
4/14
4/15
4/17
4/18
4/19
4/20
4/21
4/22
4/23
4/24
4/25
4/28
4/29
4/30
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Ilya Yun & Lyubov Kovtun
Ed & Madelyn Bernstein
Irving & Paula Pozmantier
Jack & Sharan Schlossberg
William & Leah Schultz
Christopher King & Brindley Lieberman
Martin & Fredell Belasco
Stuart & Jane Weil
Norman Miller & Linda Weiner
George & Marjorie Leventon
Edward & Trina Schukar
Stephen & Cathryn Mellon
Arnold & Loretta Roman
Howard & Patricia Sussman
Willy & Lynn Goldberg
Howard & Florence Bernstein
Roberto & Zully Lufschanowski
Howard & Jody Sweed
Robert & Rebeca Zurawin
Michael & Leslie Lahar
Todd & Betsy Siff
Abraham & Lisa Rubinsky
Lee & Robbie Wright
James Lerdal & Cheryl Lipshutz
William & Jacqueline Schwartz
James & Leslie Gosdin
Stuart & Suzanne Solomon
Walter & Florence Dubov
Perry & Bunny Radoff
Adam & Kimberly Siegel
Jacob & Marilyn Smolensky
Giancarlo Romero & Debora Romero
Moisey & Liya Yoffe
Condolences
The congregation extends its sincerest condolences to the
families of
Tirza Bass, Alvin Corb, Gertrude Denn, Sabina Handel,
Jack Kopinsky, William Leone, Samuel M. Melnick,
Everett Ness, Bonnell S. Rashti, Bob Rubin, Susi Schmulson,
Sylvia Schooler, Sandra Sklar
May their memories be for a blessing.
Welcome New Members!
Please welcome the following new members to Beth Yeshurun:
Paige & Michael Baden
Alford & Marilynne Bleeker
Yuneida Ottati
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Jadyn Grossman (April 24/25)
is the daughter of Blythe and Nir
Grossman; sister of Elan and Bennett;
granddaughter of Barbara and Stuart
Aaron, and Drora and Mario Grossman.
Jadyn attends Pin Oak Middle School.
For her Mitzvah Project, Jadyn
collected protein foods and canned
goods for the Houston Food Bank. She
will also participate in the Rabbis Ten
Percent Plan for charitable giving and donate a portion of her
monetary gifts to the AABGU organization in honor of her dad
being a Zin Fellow this year.
B’nai Mitzvah
Alex Kuperman (April 17/18) is the
son of Danielle and Danny Kuperman;
brother of Joseph and Sophia;
grandson of Sheila and Gordon Sack,
and Haya and Eitan Kuperman. Alex
attends The Emery/Weiner School. For
his Mitzvah Project, Alex collected and
donated items to to the SPCA. He will
also donate a portion of his monetary
gifts to the SPCA.
Mia Hope Cotta (April 25) is the
daughter of Kathy and Curzio Cotta;
sister of Ava; granddaughter of Paula
and Irving Pozmantier, and Jolanda
and Achille Cotta, and the late Harriet
and Alan Aaronson. Mia attends The
Emery/Weiner School. For her Mitzvah
Project, she volunteered TOPSoccer at
the ERJCC. Mia will donate a portion
of her monetary gifts to MD Anderson
Cancer Research in honor of family members and a dear family
friend.
Megan Hannah Frankel (April
24/25) is the daughter of Shari and
Scott Frankel; sister of Sophia; and
granddaughter of Barbara and Norman
Frankel, Ellen Hariton and Steven
Hariton. Megan attends Trafton
Academy. For her Mitzvah Project,
Megan adopted a holiday for the
Jewish Family Services and collected
lightly used sporting
equipment and
donated it to underprivileged children for the Recycled Baseball
Items Foundation. Megan will donate a portion of her monetary
gifts to MD Anderson Cancer Center.
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parents, siblings, grandparents, school and Mitzvah
Projects. Please contact Cheryl Rose Nitishin at [email protected]
bethyeshurun.org or (713) 255-8005, for your submission
deadline.
HHS Graduation Tuesday, April 14
Hillel High School invites the
congregation to celebrate with us at our Graduation Ceremony Tuesday,
April 14, at 7:30 pm in the FreedmanLevit Sanctuary. We have a very special
evening planned and will be presenting
several awards at that time. The members
of the graduating class of 2015/5775 are:
Student
Parents
Sophie Gershenwald
Donna & Jeff Gershenwald
Sarah Horwitz
Denise Rashti & Paul Horwitz
Jonathan Lefkowitz
Beth & Jeff Lefkowitz
Neal Taibel
Sarah & Andrew Taibel
Jaclyn Wertheimer
Mindy & Miles Wertheimer
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Sponsored Meals
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 [email protected] or (713) 666-1881, ext. 368.
Sponsorships will be acknowledged in The Message. Standard breakfasts
begin at $100 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. Recent sponsored breakfasts and kiddushes have
been generously given by those listed here.
Davida Avery in memory of Betty Applebaum
Rosalyn Borg & Family in honor of Irving Rothman’s 80th birthday
Diane Brezner, Kevin Brezner & Dana Aboulafia in memory of Stephen
Brezner
Brotherhood in memory and honor of the First-Born
Myra & Stuart Dobbs and Renee Shapiro in memory of Bette & David Shapiro
Carol Emery in memory of Dick Emery
Max & Trudy Esses in memory of Fred M. Esses
Lynn & Gil Friedlander in memory of Annette & Jerry Davis
Harry, Teri, Ryan & Stephanie Greenblatt in memory Norma Greenblatt
Jay Hoffman in memory of Kathy Stafford
Jewish War Veterans post 574 in honor of all Jewish Veterans
Richard Leibman & Family in memory of Henia Leibman
Rebecca Levine in memory of Diego Levine
Gaylyn & Howard Lipp in memory of Libby & Harold Lipp
Rose & Harry Melnick & Family in memory of Lena (Rebecca) Zonana
Rabbi David & Marci Rosen in memory of Lester Rosen
In honor of the aufruf of Stacy Shapiro & Zachary Samet
Roger & Linden Sofer in memory of Dora Sofer
Jack Weingarten in memory of Malvina Weingarten
Mimi & Leon Toubin in memory of Helen, Rachel & Wolf Pasternak
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to provide a setting in which Judaism can be joyously
lived and experienced. We welcome your support.
Online donations can be made at www.bethyeshurun.
org. Donations may also be made in the synagogue
office or by mail to Congregation Beth Yeshurun, 4525
Beechnut St., Houston, TX 77096-1801.
A minimum donation of $10 per listing is
required to have your donation published in the
weekly bulletin and a notification letter sent to the
honoree or a deceased person’s family member. One
such notification letter will be sent per donation.
The deadline for donations to be published in the
weekly bulletin is the previous Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Donations are published upon submission and
will not be “held” for future publication. When
you make a donation to Beth Yeshurun, please be
sure to provide all of the necessary information:
who the donation is in memory of, who or what the
donation is in honor of, who needs to be notified of
the donation (name and complete address) and by
whom the donation is given. When this information
is incomplete, we are unable to process your
donation efficiently. Donations with no specific
fund indicated will be credited to the Synagogue
General Fund. Beth Yeshurun appreciates your
generosity and support.
Synagogue Office
4525 Beechnut St * Houston, TX 77096-1801
www.bethyeshurun.org Ph (713) 666-1881, Fax (713) 666-7767
Clergy
Rabbi David Rosen: [email protected]
Asst: Abby Rotenberg: [email protected] (713) 255-8011
Rabbi Steven Morgen: [email protected]
Rabbi Brian Strauss: [email protected]
Asst: Gayle Schnurr: [email protected] (713) 255-8017
Rabbi Jack Segal: [email protected]
Rabbi Danny Horwitz: [email protected]
Cantor Meir Finkelstein: [email protected]
Asst. & B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator: Cheryl Rose Nitishin:
[email protected] (713) 255-8005
Synagogue
Alan Levin, President: [email protected]
Luis Dorfman, Executive Dir: [email protected]
Ellen Petras, Membership: [email protected] (713) 255-8060
Arthur Miller, Cemetery: [email protected] (713) 255-8076
William S. Malev Religious Schools
Sheryl Eskowitz, Ed. Dir: [email protected] (713) 255-8040
Beth Yeshurun Day School
School Office (713) 666-1884, (713) 255-8045
Dan Ahlstrom, Head of School: [email protected]
For a complete contact list, please go to www.bethyeshurun.org
Read The Message online at www.bethyeshurun.org
*June issue deadline: Apr. 13 at [email protected]
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Together we’ll explore tools for
mindfulness, find a different way to talk
to God and deepen our prayer with
meditation and chanting. RSVP to
[email protected]
7:00-8:00pm
Wednesdays
ApRil 1, 15, 22, 29
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