Camp hours are Monday – Friday from 9:30am – 2:00pm (with an optional shorter day for nappers), including time for lunch (campers bring own lunch) and is open to all children ages 2.5 to 5 years (birthdate…
To my dear Etz Hayim family, I know we have all been thinking of Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, and we are deeply relieved that this terrible situation has ended with no injury to the rabbi or synagogue members held hostage. I write to you because it is important that we support each other as a community at this very difficult time.
Sunday, February 27th, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (online). Bread Givers is a 1925 novel by Jewish-American author Anzia Yezierska. This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father’s rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Discussion led by Debbie Ann Doyle.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (online). Nick May is a singer/songwriter, educator, songleader, and inclusion activist. He is also our CEH Religious School music teacher. His program, “Being Heard,” combines storytelling, singing and discussion to show the power of being inclusive. This program is presented in recognition of Jewish Disabilities and Inclusion Awareness Month (February 2022).
Wednesday, February 16th, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM (online). Join Rav Natan and Michael Harris to learn what’s Jewish about solar energy and the ins and outs of going solar.
Wednesday, February 9th, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (online). Using rare archival materials from the collections in the Houston Jewish History Archive, this talk will highlight many of the core themes in Southern Jewish history — immigration, adaptation, socioeconomic mobility, and race relations — from a Texan perspective. Co-sponsored with the Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies.
Sunday, January 23rd and Sunday, January 30th, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Faith Lutheran (3313 Arlington Blvd). Have you been cleaning out during COVID and post-Chanukah? CEH is partnering with NoVA RAFT (Resettling Afghan Refugees Together) and our neighbors at Faith Lutheran Church to collect gently used toys and books for ages newborn – age 5.
Sunday, February 6th, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (in person). A gabbai is someone who assists with Torah reading in the synagogue. CEH relies on its gabbaim (plural) to help on Saturday morning and on festivals. Learn how to perform this mitzvah in one short class.
Saturday, January 29th, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (in-person). Join us to watch the Disney/Pixar movie Soul (rated PG) following a Havdalah ceremony. Trivia, music, prizes! The Oscar-nominated movie centers on Joe (voiced by Jamie Foxx), a middle school band teacher who longs to be a jazz musician and deals with themes of purpose and the meaning of life. Sunday, January 30th, 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM (in-person). Join us for a conversation about the themes in the Pixar movie Soul, a movie about finding your passion and the meaning of life. Moderated by Leslee Friedman.
Sunday, January 23rd, 11:30 AM (online and in-person). Join us for our state of the congregation meeting to hear from synagogue leadership and committees. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.