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From the President

With the end of the calendar year we look back at our accomplishments and begin planning for the next year and the installation of a new board in February. This seems an appropriate time to remember the efforts of Lynette and all of the volunteers that keep the office going.  Read more ...


The Rabbi's Corner

When a person loses a family member, they begin the process of healing their loss. Judaism has a specific way of mourning one's loss, beginning with the funeral, and all of the plans that must go in to that funeral. Psychologists have noted that the Jewish way in mourning is a very healing and beneficial process to go through, to allow for the expression of one's grief, but to also slowly move the mourner back into the new reality of life without their loved one.  Read more ...

Ritual Committee News

The Ritual Committee voted to change all Friday night services to 7PM. The first Friday of the month during the school year will be a Family Shabbat and the fourth Friday will be called “Fourth Friday at CSH Service” which is an alternative service. There will no longer be a 6 PM service. All services contain the basic prayers that the rabbi requires including Mourner’s Kaddish. 
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Sisterhood News

The Sisterhood had its November meeting on Thursday, the 7th of the month. Yvonne Tibai, a previous member (and Education Director) of CSH, presented the art of Jewish American women, some of whom are/were Houstonian.

The art works encompassed painting, collages, sculptures, stained glass and photography, using variety of materials including ceramics, glass, metal, wood and more. Some of the artists who were Holocaust survivors documented in art what they could not say in wards. Read more ...

Social Action

CSH Social Action will be planning a Mitzvah Day for our congregation and the community in the near future. In the planning stages are a Blessing of the Animals and an event with the residents of Hope Village. 
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Fundraising Activities

Bites of the Bay, April 26, 2020, is progressing well. The event will again be held at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center in League City. The Bites of the Bay committee is actively pursuing over 25 restaurants to participate.  Read more ...


Lunch with the Rabbi - Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm, Congregation Shaar Hashalom Schwartz Social Hall. 

Conversations with Rabbi Stuart - Second Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm, Sawa Restaurant and Grill, 16608 El Camino Real.

Adult Hebrew: From Aleph Bet to Prayers - Taught by Phyllis Greenspan on Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm, starting January 8, 2020. Registration required via email to (see flyer).

All About Judaism - Taught by Rabbi Stuart Federow. Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm, Congregation Shaar Hashalom Schwartz Social Hall.

"Is This the Good Place?" - The second Sunday of each month at 9:00 am.

"G-d Talk" - The second Sunday of each month at 11:15 am.

Israeli Folk Dancing - Taught by Amira Hemme, Mondays - 7:30-9:30 pm

"A Show of Faith", Rabbi Stuart Federow's radio show, 1070 AM (KNTH), Sunday, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

Classes are not held on holidays. Check the calendar for details.

Fri, January 17 2020 20 Tevet 5780