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Summer Messenger

June 4, 2015

The summer Messenger covers events which will take place during the months of June, July and August.

Rabbi Leon discusses the concepts of practice, study, and performance of good deeds. He relates these concepts to the work of the Talmud Torah and the El Paso Jewish Academy. 

Newly installed synagogue president Alan Cohen discusses his goals for the Board of Directors and the synagogue.

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May Messenger

April 30, 2015

In this issue of The Messenger, Rabbi Leon discusses Yom Yerushalyim, "Jerusalem day," which commemorates the re-unification of the city of Jerusalem during the Six-Day War of 1967.

Also included in this issue is President Cesar Carrasco's farewell message. Information about the Mother's Day Brunch, Lag B'Omer Celebration. Shavuot Services, Sisterhood's Chai Tea, and the Sisterhood fundraiser showing of the film, "Making Trouble" is found in this month's issue.


April Messenger

April 1, 2015

This edition includes Rabbi Leon's message and an update on this month's activities.  


March Messenger

February 24, 2015

Rabbi Leon addresses Purim and the reading of the Megillah. Additionally, the many events at our the synagogue are identified, including Shalom Broadway, the Purim celebration, Talmud Torah model seder, the Passover Community Seder, and Sisterhood Game Day.

Various theories are presented as to why G-d is not mentioned in the Book of Esther.


February Messenger

January 27, 2015

This edition includes Rabbi Leon's message and an update on this month's activities.  Upcoming events include Tu B'Shevat celebration and Sisterhood's wellness and stress reducing evening.


January Messenger

December 30, 2014

In this issue of the Messenger, Rabbi Leon discusses "The Jewish Cardinal," Jean-Marie Lustiger. Rabbi Leon had the opportunity to meet with him several years ago and remains impressed with his efforts to help repair the world - Tikun Olam.

Also in this issue is the President's message, and information about synagogue activities, including the Casino Night, Sisterhood Shabbat, and BZUSY activities.


December Messenger

December 1, 2014

This month's Messenger includes the Rabbi's message which teaches us about the Jewish calendar. It also includes information about the upcoming Chanukah Dinner and other important events at the synagogue.

Included is also the President's message, the sisterhood events page and December birthdays and anniversaries.


November Messenger

October 30, 2014

In November's Messenger, Rabbi Leon honors the memory and work of Henry Kellen. The Messenger also contains a full page of Sisterhood events information, and important messages from our board president as well as out Sisterhood president.


October Messenger

October 1, 2014

October's Messenger has information about the High Holy Days remaining, Sisterhood events, and Ali Garcia Ureste's appointment to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.

Rabbi Leon discusses the importance and impact of Alia Garcia Ureste's appointment by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. The article discusses the impact of the Commission on El Paso and why Alia's appointment means so much as we celebrate Sukkot.


September Messenger

September 4, 2014

This month's Messenger includes information about the High Holidays, the new Anousim Center, and upcoming Sisterhood activities. In his message, Rabbi Leon discusses his thoughts as the New Year and his birthday approach. He recalls important moments in his life and reminds us to cherish every moment of everyday, especially time spent with loved ones and friends. Rabbi closes with a quote from Psalm 90 which reminds us that life passes quickly.

Summer Messenger

May 27, 2014

The summer Messenger covers events which will take place during the months of June, July and August.



May Messenger

May 1, 2014

Included in the May Messenger are details about the annual meeting, the Community wide Shabbat dinner and other activities taking place at B'nai Zion during the month of May.



April Messenger

April 1, 2014

Passover will be here soon. The April Messenger has all the information you will need for the holiday.



March Messenger

March 1, 2014

Rabbi Leon talks about the meaning behind the names in the Megillah and reviews each of the major character in the story of Purim.



Our Jewish community is not growing. Rabbi Leon discusses this reality in his February message.

February 1, 2014

Rabbi Leon's February article talks about the "smaller Jewish audience" in El Paso.



January Messenger

January 2, 2014

The January article written by Rabbi Leon, tells of the wonderful Hanukkah program at B'nai Zion as well as a very touching event he participated in during the holiday season.



December Messenger

December 1, 2013

Rabbi Leon explains the tenth of Tevet, and why it is such an important date on the Jewish calendar.



November Messenger

November 1, 2013

The November Messengers has information about all the wonderful things happening during the month.



October Messenger

October 1, 2013

Cesar Carrasco delivers an inspirational message regarding commitment to Congregation B'nai Zion.



September Messenger

September 1, 2013

The September Messenger contains all the High Holiday service times as well as information about upcoming events during the entire month of September.



Summer Messenger

May 30, 2013

Rabbi Leon explains why most unveilings occur during the summer. He also asks for your help with attendance at shul during the long summer months.



May Messenger

May 1, 2013

The May edition of the Messenger is filled with news regarding events, activities and service times for the month of May.



April Messenger

April 1, 2013

What does the song " April Showers" have to do with the Jewish religion, and how does it relate to the month of April?



March Messenger

March 1, 2013

The March Messenger has important information regarding the holiday of Passover. Look inside for candle lighting times, customs and regulations, as well as service times for the holiday.


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