Jewish Journal

Passing Down the Torah

By Beit T'shuvah

September 22, 2013 | 5:34 pm

By Matt Shapiro

At Kol Nidrei services for Beit T'Shuvah (which can still be viewed here, in case you haven't checked them out yet!), Rabbi Mark shared the thought that there are words... read on

  • Joy in the Absence of Happiness

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 20, 2013 | 10:30 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    I am basking in the Glow of the Holy Days! Services were amazing and the brilliance, depth and soulfulness of all the people who explained the prayers brought Joy to everyone. Joy is the theme this week. Sukkot is here and we say Moadim L'Simcha, therefore... read on

  • The Houston Hooknoses

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 19, 2013 | 1:36 pm

    By Nicole Goodman

    I’m currently taking a class on media, gender, and race and this week I was involved in a controversial topic we were discussing.  Our focus for the past few classes has been on Native Americans and how the media has portrayed them throughout history.  On... read on

  • Fantasy

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 18, 2013 | 11:36 am

    By Dean Steinberg

    I have recently begun increasing the size (and seemingly unattainability) of my fantasies. It appears that I have to make them unrealistic because the moment I get what I seek, I don't want it anymore. My presence on this earth, and the idea of my own mortality,... read on

  • Weather, Whether Or Not

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 16, 2013 | 11:37 am

    By Joan Praver—Board Member

    At one time in my 65-year-old marriage, my husband and I moved cross-country from Baltimore, Maryland to Los Angeles, arriving on April 20, 1970. We had also lived in Flushing, Long Island, but left there in 1952 to build low cost housing in the... read on

  • Happy School Year

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 12, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    By Nicole Goodman

    This past week was Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the New Year. Around the same time every year we discuss what we can do to improve our values, lifestyle, attitude, and structure of the upcoming year. How does this relate to our Jewish youth? Around the same... read on

  • Those Damn Doctors

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 11, 2013 | 10:53 am

    By Dean Steinberg

    I feel like I have come full circle. Child to adult, and back to child again. Ok, lets re-do that. There is no doubt in my mind that I can often display the emotional intolerance, instability, and even at times the black and white, void of logic, absence of... read on

  • The Uniqueness of Beit T’Shuvah

    By Beit T'shuvah

    September 9, 2013 | 3:48 pm

    By Joan Praver/President of the Congregation

    Most residential rehabilitation houses do not have an affiliation with a Church or Synagogue.  Beit T’Shuvah (house of return) conducts Friday evening and Saturday morning services, complete with an ordained Rabbi, an extraordinary... read on

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