Thank you to all who donated toys and for the volunteers who helped sort the toys. We successfully delivered most of the toys to NoVA RAFT (Resettling Afghan Families Together), who reported that many of the “bikes, toys and books have already left with families on Saturday.” We will continue to supply them with toys for recent and new refugee families. This was a great joint project with our neighbors at Faith Lutheran Church. We hope to do more projects and events together!
Read for Congregation Etz Hayim’s updated COVID-19 protocols.
Camp hours are Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (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…
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 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.
Friday, February 4th, 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM (in-person). Families with young children (ages 6 and under) are invited to Shabbat services with a focus on nature (Hebrew: Teva)! Don’t forget to register. Sponsored by the David Schwartz Fund.
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.
Sunday, May 1st, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Online and in-person. Torah scribe Alexandra Casser (who joined us for Havdalah in January) will visit CEH to repair one of our Torah scrolls. Come watch, learn, and participate! Dedicate a letter, word, or parsha.