Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Historic Houston Synagogue Recovering From Hurricane Harvey

Hat Tip and thanks so much for this video goes to the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and it's president and CEO, Lee Wunsch.

Lee Wunsch - President and CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

The following video talks about the damage caused by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey done to an historic, beautiful, and one of the largest synagogues in Houston, Texas and the country, Congregation Beth Yeshurun.  The synagogue moved to its present location in 1962.

Located near the Meyerland area in Southwest Houston, this was the synagogue my parents belonged to since we arrived in Houston in 1963.  They remained loyal congregants until their death; my Dad, Pop, in December of 2007 and my Mom, Reenie in December of 2010. Growing up as kids, our whole family, went to Congregation Beth Yeshurun with our parents.  My brothers Sandy and Bradley and my sister Susan and me had so many great memories going there with our wonderful parents. 

Statement from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on this video: "Congregation Beth Yeshurun, the largest conservative synagogue in the country...flooded for the first time during #Harvey.  Floodwaters caused extensive damage in both the synagogue and the day school.  We join with them, and all those impacted by recent storms, in prayers for a speedy recovery."

Here is the video, thanks to the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on their Face Book page:


Along with Lee Wunsch and the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, I pray that Congregation Beth Yeshurun has a speedy recovery!


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