Friday, April 1st. Kabbalat Shabbat services 6:15. Dinner and conversation to follow, around 7:15. In-person only. Cost: $18. Shabbat Dinner with Dr. Yizhar Hess – An open and frank discussion about Jewish pluralism, Zionism, and Human Rights in Israel. This is a unique opportunity to meet one of the most important Zionist leaders of our times.
Saturday, March 26, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Please join us for a music-filled tour of the history of Jews in rock’n’roll. From Alan Freed to Carole King, from Bob Dylan to Drake, we will discuss the lives of some of the greatest Jewish contributors to rock’n’roll, and we’ll play plenty of their amazing music along the way.
Two weeks ago I shared with you a message asking for help for our friends in the Masorti/Conservative Community of Ukraine. Thank you so much for doing your part and helping them. Following is a message from them sharing how the resources were used and updates on their situation. Many of them were able to leave Ukraine already. Some families were welcomed by other Jewish communities in Hungary, Germany, and Poland. Others went to Israel and were welcomed by the leadership of Masorti Olami, the global organization of Masorti/Conservative communities.
Read for Congregation Etz Hayim’s updated COVID-19 protocols.
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.
The Oscar-nominated movie “Soul” 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. Watch the movie from the warmth of your couch; it is available on Disney+ or can be rented from Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, FandangoNow, Redbox (the box and online), and YouTube. You can also watch Soul on AppleTV and DirecTV. On Sunday morning, join us for a conversation about the themes in the Pixar movie. Moderated by Leslee Friedman.
Saturday, January 22nd, 7:00 PM (online). This class will serve as an introduction to safrut, the Jewish scribal tradition, including materials, different handwriting styles, and the most important laws of creating a torah scroll.
When: Monday, January 17. Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM. CEH will once again partner with Volunteer Arlington to participate in “MLK Day of Service: A Day On, Not a Day Off!” Opening announcements at 9:00am will be virtual.