Meet our Clergy

Rabbi Brian Strauss serves as the new senior rabbi of Congregation Beth Yeshurun. He joined the congregation in July 2001. Rabbi Strauss is very active in the Houston Community. His leadership, insight, and encouragement energizes and engages our congregation to greater awareness, pride and understanding in Judaism.

Cantor Meir Finkelstein is one of the most prolific composers of contemporary Jewish music. His compositions are sung all over the world at Shabbat and Holiday services. Cantor Finkelstein tutors our Bar/Bat mitzvah children, leads us in prayer, and participates in lifecycle events.

Rabbi Steven Morgen coordinates Adult Education programs at Beth Yeshurun and runs the Conversion Program. As an avid outreach advocate, Rabbi Morgen also creates very popular interfaith programs.

Rabbi Sarah Fort joined CBY in 2017 and oversees our Young Adult Programs. She works closely with our Religious School Department and with our children. Rabbi Fort brings an infectious enthusiasm to our youngest members.

Rabbi Horwitz serves as the part-time Chapel Rabbi. He is very involved in teaching classes both here and the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.

Rabbi David Rosen will begin his new position as Rabbi Emeritus August, 2018. He will teach classes and continue officiating life cycle events. Rabbi Rosen continues to add his caring and compassionate demeanor, and wisdom to our congregation.

Rabbi Segal came to the synagogue in 1965 as Associate Rabbi to Rabbi William S. Malev for eight years, then as Senior Rabbi of the congregation for 23 years until he retired in August 1996. Rabbi Segal continues to hold an Emeritus position, teaching classes and officiating life cycle events. You can always catch Rabbi Segal walking our hallways to get in his steps.