Hurricane Harvey Update


 

UPDATE


9/13 | 5 PM

Rabbi Hayon on KHOU 11

 

UPDATE


9/11 | 11:30 AM

A High Holy Day Message from Your Congregation 

 

UPDATE


9/1 | 1 PM

A Message from our Clergy

 

UPDATE


9/1 | 12:20 pM

Markeplace Interview with Rabbi Hayon

 

UPDATE


8/31 | 10 aM

A Message from Greene Family Camp Dirctor Loui Dobin & Rabbi Hayon

 

UPDATE


8/30 | 10 PM

A Message from Becker Early Childhood Center

 

Dear Becker Families,
 

We will make every effort to open the school on Tuesday, September 5.

Back to School Night, originally scheduled for Thursday, August 31, is canceled.

We will send an email to confirm our opening date. When we open, please remember to plan the first day of school in the way that best meets your child's needs.  Due to the delay, we know some of you may need your child(ren) to attend school for their regular day.  Other families may choose to do a shortened day, or even a day to see the classroom and meet the teacher.  

Many of you are recovering from the storm.  Please let us know if you or your family need assistance during this time.  

We are looking forward to seeing you and your children. 
 

Paula Katz
Director

[email protected]

 

UPDATE


8/30 | 5 PM

Schedule:
Friday, September 1, 6pm- Tot Shabbat in the Proler Chapel and main service in the Barish Sanctuary
Saturday, September 2, 10:30am- Camp style service in the Proler Chapel for the camp; Shabbat worship service in the Barish Sanctuary.

REMINDER– all Saturday morning study and meditation classes are canceled for the week.

 

Camp:

August 31, 8am- Camp kicks off; check-in in north foyer (chapel/sanctuary entrance area)

No drop-offs allowed. All kids walked in and walked out with a parent!

Camp will be utilizing the following spaces: Oshman Multi-Purpose Room, North Foyer (not during Shabbat worship), Stillman-Lack Library, Board Room, outdoor classrooms, Helfman classrooms on 2nd floor; green spaces within the gates and east chapel lot.

 

Cemetery:

The cemetery is open for its regular hours at this time.

NOTE- There is debris, and the cemetery is slightly water-logged. Debris cleanup is underway.

 

Programming:

CANCELED- Sisterhood's Hungry Girl event at Beth Yeshurun on Sunday, September 10

No make-up dates at this time for Brotherhood's Top Golf gathering or Sisterhood's opening dinner

 

UPDATE


8/29 | 9 PM

A Message From Rabbi Hayon

 

UPDATE


8/29 | 10 AM

A Message From Rabbi Silk

 

UPDATE


8/28 | 5 PM

A Message From Rabbi Fixler

 

UPDATE


8/28 | 10 AM

Songs of Hope

 

UPDATE


8/27 | 6:30 PM

Message from Becker Early Childhood Center

Dear Becker Families,
 

Due to the weather, Becker Early Childhood Center will follow HISD's lead and delay the first day of school for one week. School will begin on Tuesday, September 5. Specific information will be sent later in the week.

We hope that all of you are safe and the rain stops soon.  As we recover from this storm, please let us know if you flooded and how we can help. 

Becker follows HISD school closures for weather emergencies. 

 

Paula Katz
Director, Becker Early Childhood Center

 

UPDATE


8/27 | 5 PM

A Message From Rabbi Hayon to the Congregation

 

UPDATE


8/26 | 10:30 AM

Saturday Morning Shabbat Worship Made Possible - Virtually

 

 

UPDATE


8/25 | 6 PM

Friday Evening Shabbat Worship Made Possible - Virtually

 

 

UPDATE


8/25 | 1:30 PM

Announcement to Congregation


SHABBAT ACTIVITIES CANCELED - SYNAGOGUE CLOSED THROUGH MONDAY

As a follow-up to our previous correspondence at 10 a.m. and after much consideration, Congregation Emanu El has decided to close the synagogue offices effectively immediately and the building will remain closed through Monday, August 28 or until further notice.

In order to provide a Shabbat experience for our congregants, we will be posting a video on Facebook and to our web site at approximately 6 p.m. tonight, featuring Shabbat blessings, a message from members of our clergy team, and more.

We intend to make available at 10 a.m. tomorrow another Shabbat video featuring Cantor Rollin Simmons chanting a selection from this week’s Torah portion as part of this weekend’s “virtual Shabbat” experience.

As indicated earlier, our primary intentions are to share any additional updates via a voice message on our main phone line at 713-529-5771 and, if possible, on our website. We also intend to update Emanu El's Facebook page.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, Jewish Family Service of Houston has opened its support line at 713-364-5021. JFS has also asked the synagogue to share that if you have flooding in your household or car, please contact 3-1-1, as the city utilizes information on this phone line to count the number of residents/properties affected in order to get a federal disaster declared and emergency assistance into the area as soon as possible.

And, as always, our clergy is available at any time to offer emotional support and care to members of our community.

 

UPDATE


8/25 | 9:45 AM

Email to Congregation


Friends,

We have been monitoring the significant weather event that is scheduled to impact the Houston metropolitan area over the coming days. Above all else, we want everyone to remain safe. To ensure the safety of our guests, staff and facility, we initiated our emergency protocols earlier this week.

As of this communication, Shabbat worship and Saturday morning classes remain as scheduled.

All scheduled Sunday and Monday activities including Helfman Religious School's open house, the Tribe (youth group) kickoff event, the Brotherhood's afternoon gathering at TopGolf and Monday's minyan service have been canceled.

Additionally, due to considerations for pre-event prep, the Sisterhood has rescheduled their opening dinner from Wednesday, August 30, to ­a date to be determined in which all prior reservations will be honored.

Information about Becker Early Childhood Center's opening week activities will be shared with the Becker community via their robocall system to parents, e-mail and the Becker Facebook page. Becker has canceled the Meet the Teacher event scheduled for Monday, August 28.

Our primary intentions are to share any additional updates via a voice message on our main phone line at 713-529-5771 and, if possible, on our website. We also intend to update Emanu El's Facebook page.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, Jewish Family Service of Houston has opened its support line at 713-364-5021. JFS has also asked the synagogue to share that if you have flooding in your household or car, please contact 3-1-1, as the city utilizes information on this phone line to count the number of residents/properties affected in order to get a federal disaster declared and emergency assistance into the area as soon as possible.

And, as always, our clergy is available at any time to offer emotional support and care to members of our community