Category Archives: Jewish Herald-Voice

Star of Hope Mission Annual Holiday Drive gears up Dec. 3

A friend in need is a friend in ‘deed’ For many people, the holidays mean family, friends, religious traditions and celebrations and good food and gifts. This time of year, it’s often a different story for individuals and families who are unhoused and living in a shelter. Their holidays can be a difficult, disappointing and sad time. Read more » »

HJCF distributes over $215k in grants to 21 organizations

The Houston Jewish Community Foundation recently distributed more than $215,000 in grants to 21 organizations across the Houston Jewish community to support programs that touch every generation. Among the organizations receiving awards are Yeshiva Torat Emet, Robert M. Read more » »

Time to order Roses for Rosh Hashanah

Sales benefit residents of Seven Acres, The Medallion The Hebrew Order of David’s two Houston lodges, Lodge Galil and Lodge Tikvah, will be selling Roses for Rosh Hashanah. The program benefits residents of Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services and The Medallion. Read more » »

Houston teen becomes first elected BBYO int’l president in 20 years

Bellaire High School senior Levi Fox has become BBYO’s first elected international president from Houston in more than 20 years. Fox was elected as the 98th Grand Aleph Godol on Sunday, Feb. 20, in Baltimore, and will serve for the next year as the teen president of the Aleph Zadik Aleph. Read more » »


Annette (Nettie) Sterman Schwartz, age 98, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully at her home on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. Annette was born on Aug. 21, 1923, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Pearl and Nathan Sterman. In June 1945, she became engaged to the love of her life, Robert (Bob) Schwartz after meeting him at a B’nai B’rith dance. Read more » »

Roses for Rosh Hashanah benefits residents of Seven Acres, Medallion

Thanks to the Hebrew Order of David, Roses for Rosh Hashanah was a tremendous success. Roses for Rosh Hashanah is a rebirth of a very successful program from more than 30 years ago. Read more » »

A sky-high celebration for 83-year-old Houstonian

No mere candles and cake for Eunice Harris Reiter’s 83rd birthday. The Dallas native and Houston-area retired accountant jumped out of an airplane in a once-in-a-lifetime skydiving lark. “Where my partner Fernando went, I went,” Reiter said of the professional instructor from Skydive Spaceland in Rosharon, near Houston. Read more » »

Roses for Rosh Hashanah returns – Houston

From 1992: Barry M. Lewis, Malcolm P. Slatko, Max Goldfield and Mark Katzenellenbogen. Back in the ‘90s a B’nai B’rith volunteer and Seven Acres supporter coordinated a program during the High Holy Days that benefited the residents of Seven Acres. The driving force behind that program was Max Goldfield. Read more » »

The Cahana family: 3 generations of artists influenced by the Shoah

After Alice Lok Cahana was deported to Auschwitz, she made a promise to herself. If she survived, she swore to transform her Shoah experiences into a visual reality. Lok did survive. After the war, she met and married Rabbi Moshe Cahana. She moved to Houston in 1959 when her husband became the rabbi at Congregation Brith Shalom. Read more » »

Extremist left-wing groups’ call to boycott ADL ignores ADL’s purpose and history

Two weeks ago, more than 150 progressive groups signed an open letter urging progressive movements to exclude the Anti-Defamation League “as a partner in social justice work.” The call for a boycott, “DropTheADL,” deplores the organization’s work with police departments in the U.S. and its support for Israel. Read more » »