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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,

  • 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!?!?!  Group is open to everyone- Couples, singles—anyone in that “empty nester” group or anyone in their 50’s and 60’s!
  • Matinees & Martinis led by Elene Glassman & Marilyn Sonnenberg
    A cordial invitation is extended to all congregants in their mid 60's and older 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 101 Binge Group
    Ever wanted to learn more about the Torah but didn’t know where to begin? Join the Torah 101 Binge Group as we explore the basics of each week’s Torah portion. Sessions have been taking place on Friday mornings at 11:00 A.M. and are facilitated by David Scott, RJE. For details and more information, please email 
  • 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, Pam Roberts, & 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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Wed, October 27 2021 21 Cheshvan 5782