Congregation Beth Israel hosted their Sixth Annual Casino Night on January 12. This year’s theme was Havana Nights, and guests wore their best Cuban-inspired clothing while raising funds for GRACE. CBI invited attendees to step into their latest creation of palm trees, the soft glow of overhead lights, amazing food and drinks provided by Macs on Main and the energy and spirit of Havana, Cuba.
The brotherhood at CBI collected over $5,000 on behalf of local families in need! This marks the sixth year of CBI’s partnership with GRACE as an event beneficiary for this annual casino night, which takes place at the Good Shepherd Community Hall in Colleyville. The unique event has garnered support from the entire community with past exciting themes like Bond for a Night, Masquerade, even a poodle skirt and leather jacket-filled GREASE evening.
This event has been heralded as one of the community’s premiere events. CBI garners support throughout the year for raffle prizes, auction items, and delectable food from Mac’s on Main. Macs on Main always customizes a top-notch menu to live up to the preceding year, and guests purchase “chips” for play and enter to win from the vast selection of raffle prizes. The ticket proceeds, raffle sales and other purchases generated enough funds to feed 200 families for a week!
GRACE is indebted to the generous men and women who invested hundreds of hours into the success of this event to provide food, clothing, shelter and medical care to families facing crisis. A heartfelt thanks to congregants and community leaders who invested their time into making the special event an equally meaningful one.
Congregation Beth Israel is an intimate, vibrant, growing reform Jewish congregation that has a lot to offer in terms of religious, social, and educational opportunities for the youngest to their oldest members. They are a sacred community that celebrates and mourns together, a community that supports and cares for one another, a community that is strengthened by the commitment of its members. CBI describes their congregation as a diverse community with families of all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and levels of knowledge, who are united by the Jewish understanding that they are all responsible for each other.