TBT Newsletter for July 2021 is posted

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A Month of Musical Shabbats

Although Rabbi Dan is on vacation until August 13th

TBT will continue to have virtual Shabbat worship services every Friday at 7 pm with guest leaders who each have special musical talents.  Links will be sent in the weekly email or contact admin@tbthumble.org:

July 2 at 7:00 pm:  Janice Rubin.   Janice Rubin returns to TBT with her beautiful voice and spiritual insights which will enrich our Shabbat experience.  Besides being an accomplished singer and musician, Janice is a professional photographer and educator. Janice’s visit is being sponsored by anonymous donations to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund.

July 9 at 7:00 pm:  Ellie Flier.    Ellie has become a favorite at TBT and the spirit and purity of her voice have moved audiences since she was a child.  Now an inspiring performer, cantorial soloist, and song leader based in Nashville, she has found her passion and purpose in writing Jewish music.  The service is sponsored by Lynn Gordon and Hy Penn in honor of their upcoming 33rd wedding anniversary.

July 16 at 7:00 pm:  Bertrand Malo.  Bert Malo is passionate about the arts and has had extensive training and professional experience in acting, voice and opera. He has been invited to perform as a cantorial soloist and as a service leader for Jewish Organizations and Synagogues in Canada and Israel.  He practices as a Federal Prosecutor for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.  Bert will be accompanied on the flute and piano by professional musicians Barbara and Reinhard Kroller.  Thanks to our TBT friend from Canada, Herb Sacks, for introducing Bert to us.

July 23 at 7:00 pm:  Ellie Flier.  Ellie returns with special melodies for a memorable Shabbat worship.  The service is being sponsored by Castine Theriot and the Tom Theriot Memorial Program Fund.

July 30 at 7:00 pm:  Cantor Francyne Davis Jacobs.  Native Houstonian Cantor Francyne returns to TBT by popular demand.  She completed her cantorial training at Gratz College in Philadelphia in 2002 and she has been a Shabbat and High Holiday cantor at several synagogues in the Houston area.  Cantor Davis teaches music to all ages, and currently serves as president of the Women Cantors’ Network.  The service is being sponsored by Steven Smith, M.D.

TBT Videos

If you would like to catch up on services you missed we have them all in one place! Please visit our TBT Videos page to see all our YouTube videos.

Virtual Shabbat! – Every Friday Night

Dear Friends –
We can stay connected on Shabbat while remaining safe. Thanks to the magic of technology, Temple Beth Torah will host a short Shabbat gathering beginning at 7 PM each Friday evening. It will be easier than you think…but a learning experience for all of us. You can access with a computer, tablet or cell phone.

Please check your TBT Weekly News email to find the “Join the Zoom Meeting” link, with this you will be connected to the TBT service. Rabbi Dan Gordon is the host. If you have a camera on your device, we’ll be able to see you, too, and you’re free to turn on or off the video. You will be able to have your microphone muted to eliminate distracting noises that may be in your home, and un-mute when you wish to sing along or say something. Again, this is new to all of us, so come enjoy a way to gather and be together this Shabbat. If you need help or to request the Zoom login information please email admin@tbthumble.org

If missed it or would like to watch our live Shabbat again, you can find them on Youtube on Rabbi Dan’s channel. Recording of our live Zoom on Friday evenings.

Sunday Discussion Group

Sundays at 11:30a – Sunday Discussion Group will be watching The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell moderated by Bill Moyers. We will be discussing this fascinating series. If you would like to join us please email Susan at spollard@tbthumble.org. The discussion group meets through Zoom. The link remains the same each week and is sent out in our weekly emails.