What's Going On - January 2015 Print

Corpus Christi Religious School

December was a short and quiet month for Religious School.  Camp Young Judea visited for a presentation to show our children how fun summer camp can be!  Please remember that if you are interested in sending your child(ren) to Jewish sleep away camp, whether it be CYJ or Greene Family Camp here in Texas or one of the many other Jewish camps in the US,  there are many opportunities to help with funding.

Mark your calendars: There is no Sunday School on December 21st or December 28th for Winter Break.  Sessions will resume on January 4th.  Have a restful vacation!

Dates to Remember:
Greene Family Retreat – March 6-8, 2015 www.greene.urjcamps.org/yearround

Camp Young Judea – www.cyjtexas.org/retreats - Spring Camp (Kids Only) – March 6-8, 2015 and Passover Camp – April 9-12, 2015

Religious Education Classes

Hebrew School
9:15 am - 10:15 am

Sunday School
10:30am - 12:30pm

January 4, 11,  & 25


Family Shabbat Dinner


Our Chanukah Family Shabbat Dinner brought a record turnout!  I need to give a special thanks to Inna Rogoff and Vicky Dvorkin, who helped in the potato latke preparation this year!  You gals are the bomb!!  

I say the same thing every year, but 2014 seemed to zip by extremely fast!  I hope you all had a fun holiday season and got to spend time with those you love – that's what it's all about!  As we start a new year,  I am looking forward to seeing more families at Shabbat services and at our upcoming dinners this year.  If you have some free time to help me in the kitchen, just give me a call and join in the cooking fun!

Our next Family Shabbat Dinner will be on Friday, January 9th at 6pm with dinner to follow.    Take a break from cooking and let's bring in Shabbat together.  Remember to bring a yummy dessert to share and we'll do the rest!!!   

Until we break bread together again, may you and your families be blessed with a Happy, Healthy, Joyous and Prosperous New Year ...

Dr. Joel Hoffman - "On the Bible's Cutting Room Floor"


Monday, January 19th at CBI
Lecture @7pm  Refreshments and book signing to follow.

Dr. Joel Hoffman, Jewish Bible Scholar will speak on tradition, Hebrew, add the Bible, and is known for his "fresh insights and interpretations about religious life in the 21st century." A popular speaker, Dr. Hoffman presents to churches synagogues, community groups, and university audiences across the word. He holds a Ph.D. in linguistics and has served on the faculties of Brandeis University and Hebrew Union College.

After his lecture, learn more from Dr. Joel Hoffman with a signed copy of his book for $26.


92Y Series Continues


Please join us at 7:00 PM in the Racusin Chapel on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 as we continue our very popular 92Y lecture series.

Thomas L. Friedman in Conversation with Dov Seidman:
HOW to Repair Our World?

Join us for a conversations on HOW individuals, nations and business must urgently change how they behave, lead and operate in a world that is more interconnected and interdependent.

    Everyone is cordially invited to attend this free program.

Coming in February 2015:

INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM

Whether you are exploring Judaism for the first time or want to refresh your understanding of the fundamentals of Jewish tradition and belief, this is the class for you!  We will explore the foundations of Jewish history, thought, and practice in four classes accessible to all who wish to learn.  Open to the public. 

2:00 pm with light refreshments

    Sunday, February 8:     Jewish History: The Bible and the Rabbis
    Sunday, February 15:   Jewish History: Medieval and Modern
    Sunday, February 22:   The Mitzvot: Jewish Law and Practice
    Sunday, March 1:        The Festivals