The Institute for Spirituality and Health
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Gathering of Friends 2019


The Gathering of Friends Luncheon, held each fall at River Oaks Country Club, is a time to celebrate the mission of ISH by honoring those who embody its values.  Through a keynote speaker, who addresses an important health challenge in a spiritual manner, we present the Rabbi Samuel E. Karff Caring Heart Award to an individual or institution that demonstrates similar actions of caring and concern. Often, we honor the work of a Texas Medical Center institution. The event is a powerful reminder of the work being done in our community to increase the presence of spirituality in all aspects of life, especially in times of difficulty.  We hope that you will consider joining us – it is sure to uplift and inspire.

2019 Keynote Speaker and Awardee:

Keynote: Patrick Summers Awardee: The Women’s Home
Houston Grand Opera's Artistic and Music Director

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Earlier Event: August 16
Goddesses of Yoga Book Workshop