A Message from Our Rabbi
January 19, 2022

As we move through this week, it feels as if so much has transpired since we gathered together for Shabbat services last Friday night. 

Many of us spent Saturday watching the news and reports from Colleyville, TX, and then finally breathing a sigh of relief (and even letting tears fall) when we finally heard that the hostages had escaped from inside the Sanctuary of Congregation Beth Israel. And many of us also spent time on Monday (or in other moments throughout the weekend) engaged in acts of kindness, compassion, and service in honor of MLK Day. It was a powerful reminder of how we bring healing and holiness into a world where pain and suffering and terror are too often present. 

This Friday night, we remain on Zoom for our Kabbalat Shabbat service (6:30 pm), as we address the events of Colleyville and the response to it. We are a community that shows up for each other and for our people, particularly in time of hardship. We look forward to a meaningful moment of prayer and community with you. (Shabbat siddur)

Friday evening we will also have the opportunity to celebrate with Morris and Joyce Dworkin, as they mark their 75th wedding anniversary! 

Shabbat morning, I will be leading Torah Study at 9:00 am, which will be followed by Spice Up Your Judaism at 10:15 am. (Zoom for both sessions.)


Rabbi Jennifer L. Frenkel