Rabbi’s Message

Spring has sprung, and we heartily thank Deb Nowinsky for writing our Purim spiel this year which was great fun to both perform and watch and to all our Purim players!  And thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make our joint Purim carnival with Shaar HaShalom another successful one!

Jessica Morales, Jan Kruschen, Jill MacGregor and I recently went to the Clear Lake Islamic Center to show TBT’s solidarity with them in wake of the devasting terrorist attacks on the mosques in Christchurch, delivering the cake pictured below.  We enjoyed visiting with one of the Imans and some CLIS members, and Jan and I stayed for most of their prayer service afterwards. They were so appreciative of our reaching out to them during this time.

Since our first Havdalah and wine gathering was so well received, let’s gather again for another one before Passover, Saturday evening, April 13th, this time at Vino E Formaggio Café, 20801 Gulf Freeway, Webster.  They have live music and also food for purchase (so we don’t need to  bring our own this time 😊) and they said we can do Havdalah during a music break.  Shabbat ends at 8:12 pm so we will have our ceremony at the first music break after that.  Let’s plan to gather there by 7:30.

Adult Ed this month is as follows:

–  Sundays April 7 from 10 to 11 at TBT.  We will begin our discussion with chapter 9 of the book Rise Up and Kill First.

–  April 14 we will meet at Shaar HaShalom to hear Yitzhak Brook, author, physician, & Israeli Embassy representative, in his talk titled, In the Sands of Sinai: a Physician’s Account of the Yom Kippur War and the after effects on the State of Israel.  Please see Stuart’s email sent to us on Friday March 22nd so you can register for this free talk.

–  No class April 21 – Second day of Passover

–  April 28 I will be teaching at Clear Lake Presbyterian Church from 10 to 11:15 about the similarities and differences between Judaism and Christianity.  TBT members are invited to attend!  It’s at 1511 El Dorado Blvd.

Looking forward to our TBT seder this year on April 19th and EACH ONE YOU OF YOU, YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS joining us for it.  Eljay and I recently got together with Mel and Sherry, and they look forward to seeing and celebrating with us at our seder 😊

Finally planning ahead, our next Torah study will be Saturday May 4th at TBT from 10 to 11 am.  We will be studying Ahrei Mot Torah portion.

Wishing a speedy recovery to Mel Bogus, Sy Camille, Susan Bialer-Sullivan, Marianna Buchner, and Joan Gittleman.

Happy Passover,
Rabbi Deborah