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During our 75-day countdown Emanu El will share videos, photos, trivia and exciting announcements pertaining to the celebration scheduled for 2019. Here we will showcase multimedia commemorating the 75th anniversary.

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75 Days of Celebration

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11/14/2018

 

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11/13/2018

The Sisterhood in 1964 hosted an annual gala on Election Night with TV sets to watch the returns, festive dancing & a delicious buffet.

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11/12/2018

Emanu El's Board of Trustees held its first meeting in the board room of the new building in 1949.

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11/11/2018

Salute to Our Veterans: On this – November 11th, Veterans Day – we give thanks to our men and women in uniform, past, present and future. 

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11/10/2018

Emanu El Breaks Ground on Proler Chapel: The Proler family joins Rabbi Robert Kahn in "breaking ground" on the space that will become the Proler Chapel in 1974.

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11/9/2018

In the early 1990s, Emanu El formed an AIDS Care Team to help offer social, emotional, physical and spiritual support in many forms. 

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11/8/2018

Embracing Texas at the Temple: From Rodeo Tot Shabbats to trail ride visits, rodeo trips for our youth groups to outside barbecues... and Rabbis wearing cowboy hats, Emanu El has always embraced what it meant to "giddy up".

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11/7/2018

Celebrating Mazel Moments: Emanu El's first Bar Mitzvah in its new building was held on October 22, 1949, as Joseph Pulaski, son of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Pulaski was called to the Torah.

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11/6/2018

Election Results: July 11, 1944 

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11/5/2018

Emanu El's influence on the Reform Movement: The above quote was given by Rabbi Jack Stern, speaking at Emanu El on June 7, 1985, on behalf of the 1,400 rabbis of CCAR during Shabbat services, honoring Rabbi I. Kahn on 50 years of the rabbinate.

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11/4/2018

Celebrating the Holidays: Latke Making at Emanu El. From clergy to lay leaders, latke making is a part of a deeply-rooted Emanu El tradition.

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11/3/2018

Emanu El Thanks the People Behind the Scenes. Hattie, Lawrence and William amongst others became the friendly faces of the synagogue, laying the foundation for today's team of Juan, Dolly and Manuel. Much of what goes on at Emanu El would not go as flawlessly without their help.

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11/2/2018

In the 1970's, Emanu El took to the airways with The Voices of Temple Emanu El, a 15-minute show aired weekly on KTRH as a public service of the station.

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11/1/2018

The earliest available photo of Emanu El's Boy Scout Troop 190. Founded in 1948, this photo features the Troop in 1952.

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10/31/2018

Beautifying Emanu El Memorial Park: This quote is by founding President Nathan Klein in 1977, about the steps taken to beautify the newly acquired land.

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10/30/2018

In 1960, Brotherhood hosted a Sports Nite introducing Houston’s new pro football franchise - the Oilers. It also included a badminton exhibition!

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10/29/2018

Celebrating Congregational Trips: Emanu El has a history of taking trips as a community. In 2017, this group went to Israel. In 2019, we have a group headed for Eastern Europe.

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10/28/2018

Celebrating Mazel Moments: The first wedding in Emanu El's completed building: Julien Epstein & Morris Rosenthal, September 11, 1949.

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10/27/2018

Celebrating our Schools: Then-Becker School director Shirley Burkom with Shirley & Allen Becker on the occasion of the Becker School’s 10th anniversary in 1999. 

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10/26/2018

Congregation Emanu El has made close to 100,000 meals in the battle to curb childhood hunger in the Houston area since our partnership with Kids' Meals began.

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10/25/2018

75th Anniversary Chairs Cheryl Levy & Elyse Kalmans share their excitement over the celebration ahead.

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10/24/2018

Through the generosity of the Barish family, three groups of Helfman Religious School students have visited Israel and brought their experiences back to our congregation.

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10/23/2018

Rabbi Benjamin Marcus, pictured with two Emanu El students (Al Kahn & Anitra Lurie), was the first assistant Rabbi at Emanu El, serving from 1952-1954.

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10/22/2018

The above text was published in the concluding line of an undated written history of Emanu El's beginnings by Rabbi Robert I. Kahn, the congregation's first Senior Rabbi.

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10/21/2018

10/21/2018

Emanu El is committed to inclusivity and access for all. In 1968, our Sisterhood volunteered at The Lighthouse of Houston as certified braillists.

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10/20/2018

10/20/2018

Emanu El is excited to unveil the 75th Anniversary Logo designed by Principle. The logo is derived from the 1946 Emanu El seal, the first logo in the history of the synagogue.

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10/19/2018

10/19/2018

In honor of the 75th anniversary, Emanu El collaborated with Noah Aronson to commission a new piece of music, “Do Justice (Hinei Ma Tov)”.
 

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10/18/2018

10/18/2018

Rabbi Oren Hayon via a video message to the congregation formally launches a 75-day countdown to the 75th anniversary of the synagogue.
 

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Wed, November 14 2018 6 Kislev 5779