President’s Message

During the month of May, we at TBT experienced the broadest range of emotions.

We were all thrilled to share John and Nancy Harris’ joy of as we witnessed Michael do an outstanding job with his Bar Mitzvah. The entire weekend was just beautiful!

The following Wednesday, we said our final farewell to TBT member Sy Camille. The funeral home chapel was standing-room-only as Rabbi Deborah led his memorial service, and those in attendance learned a lot about Sy through the heartfelt tribute by his daughter, Emily. We continue to hold Sylvia, Emily, and the rest of Sy’s family in our hearts and prayers.
Mark your calendars for June 23rd, the date of our annual congregational meeting. The meeting will begin at 10:30 and will include a financial report as well as the election of your board of directors.  Immediately following the meeting, Jane Shapiro from Houston Jewish Funerals will present a talk about funeral pre-planning. HJF was a major sponsor of our Purim Carnival. I hope that you will attend both the meeting and Jane’s discussion, which will include REFRESHMENTS!

Do you shop at Kroger’s or Randall’s? Do you know that you can designate TBT as your charity of choice attached to your shopping card. TBT will receive a percentage of the amount that you spend, at no extra cost to you. The same applies at Amazon, if you shop through Amazon Smile (designate TBT), and if you shop at literally thousands of online retailers through Every dollar we is truly appreciated.

Something else that is appreciated….volunteers.  Don’t wait to be asked, just pitch in when you see something that needs to be done. Easy things include helping to clean up after onegs and checking the restrooms to be sure toilets are flushed. (Yes, there are people who don’t flush…yuck)

Speaking of hot weather, Shabbat services will be held every Friday night throughout the summer. Join us in our 72-degree sanctuary!

I hope you all have a safe month of June!