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BINGE Groups

                  Beth Israel New Group Engagements


These fun affinity groups are a way for you to meet new people and interact with congregants with similar personal interests. We encourage you to be involved and to BINGE on Beth Israel!

Questions? Have an idea for a group? Contact Liza Hirsch, Membership & Executive Office Manager, LHirsch@beth-israel.org

  • Beth Israel Around the World led by Sharon Romm
    Living outside of Houston can be a barrier to meeting other members of the congregation. Fortunately, technology gives us the opportunity to connect. Let us meet online and explore what we have in common!
  • Cooking Creations led by Karen Edelman & Marsha Gilbert
    Do you love cooking? Are you looking for some delicious new recipes to try out? If so, then this group is for you! We will introduce you to fun recipes you can make and serve for the Jewish holidays or at any point during the year!
  • Cocktails & Conversations led by Cindy Greenberg & Michele Olifant
    Let’s celebrate moving our kiddos up and out and finally having time for ourselves! Want to reconnect with old friends and make new ones? If so, we invite you to join us for our kickoff in the early fall! We are busy checking out the coolest patios around town so stay tuned and let us know if you are interested in joining us for happy hour…but seriously, why limit happy to an hour!?!?!
  • Mahjong led by Margie Cohen
    Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed during the Qing dynasty in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It is commonly played by four players. We play with the National Mahjong League cards, 2021, 84th Year, which came out the beginning of April. The games will begin again in person at Congregation Beth Israel on Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM in the Lewis President’s Room. Please note, these games of Mahjong are for experienced players. These are not beginning classes or lessons. Everyone will need to wear a mask in the synagogue at all times. Only water will be served, and no food is allowed. We look forward to seeing you there!
  • Matinees and Martinis led by Elene Glassman & Marilyn Sonnenberg
    A cordial invitation is extended to all Seventies Plus, and to all who would enjoy a weekend matinee and dining experience to follow. We will attend a performance together (movie or play) once a month and then enjoy a meal where we can analyze, criticize, or just plain schmooze. Thumbs up if this is for you!
  • Torah Study Book Club led by David Scott, RJE
    If you love reading and discussing Jewish books, then look no further! Our Torah Study Book Club BINGE group meets monthly on Thursdays at noon to discuss Jewish books related to the Torah and a variety of Jewish topics. Most books are discussed over several months, as we tackle one chapter each session. Our next book is called Moses: A Human Life by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg, which we will begin discussing on May 6th.
  • Walk, Meditate, View Art led by Shirley Lavine & Tanya Strum
    Walk, Meditate, View Art will meet outdoors to view art installations in various parts of the city! There will often be walking to explore a variety of pieces and/or to go to and from your car. We will end our sessions with a short meditation. You can bring a mat or towel to sit on or enjoy a rock or the grass for your seat. We will cap our viewing art experience at 10 people to keep everyone safe and calm!
  • What are you Watching? led by Sheila Horn
    Which TV series are you BINGEing? Which TV series should you watch next? With so many choices from Netflix, to Amazon, to Hulu, etc., it is not so easy to find those gems which are watch-worthy. In this monthly discussion group, we will sort out the good and the not-so-good. Come armed with your recommendations and get fresh recommendations from others!

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Fri, May 14 2021 3 Sivan 5781