Adults 60 Plus

Adults 60+Kosher Lunch Program 
Lifelong Learning Newsletter 
Shabbat Dinners 
Upcoming Events 
Book Club 
Great Books Discussion 
Ongoing Activities   

Shabbat Dinners

TBD | 6:00 PM 
Leave the cooking up to us and enjoy a hassle-free Shabbat meal. Reserve a table for you and your friends to celebrate Shabbat. Welcoming the Sabbath with friends is a beautiful way to begin a relaxing and enjoyable weekend. Cantor Vadim Tunitsky will be leading the Shabbat service.

Reservations are required to Esther at 713.595.8186.

Elton and Janet Lipnick, Kathy and David Lipnick, and Myles and Amy Kelman underwrite Shabbat Dinners in memory of Paul Lipnick, an active senior participant, so that other active adults can enjoy the traditional meal and meaningful service to usher in Shabbat. Paul Lipnick enjoyed dining with friends, and his family has chosen this special way to honor his memory.   

Upcoming Events

Arts in the Afternoon
The Arts in the Afternoon program provides the unique experience for our community to enjoy film, music and dance. All programs are offered on a weekday at 1:00 PM.
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Women’s Torah Commentary
Wednesdays, March 1-29 | 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
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Bus Trips
Enjoy cultural experiences in Houston without the hassle and expense of driving, traffic and parking. Reservations are required for all bus trips. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Cathy Podell at or 713.595.8171.

Wednesday, Apr 5 | Alley Theatre Backstage Tour
The bus will leave the J at 9:00 AM
Have you ever wondered how we make magic on stage in front of your eyes? Or where we build our sets? Are you curious of the inner workings of our beautifully renovated theatre? Learn our history and get a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Alley Theatre Production Center and Stages. Please wear closed toe/closed heel walking shoes for your safety. Lunch afterward on your own at The Conservatory.

$15 Member | $23 Public
Registration due by March 31
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Film: His Wife’s Lover (Zayn Vaybs Lubovnik)
Friday, April 28 | 1:00 PM
USA, 1931, 80 minutes
B&W, Yiddish with new English subtitles
Billed as the "first Jewish musical comedy talking picture," His Wife’s Lover stars the popular Yiddish theater comedian Ludwig Satz in one of his only surviving film performances. This fast-paced, song-filled comedy benefits from location camerawork of New York City's Lower East Side. With a script by a female author, Sheyne Rokhl Simkoff, His Wife's Lover revels in its role reversals and love triangles all the while exploring the gender issues of the day. Restoration and new English subtitles: The National Center for Jewish Film.     

 $5 Member | $8 Public

The Crown Screenings
Thursdays at 10:30 AM 
Winner of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series (Drama) and Best Performance by an Actress, The Crown defines quality historic period film making with every aspect. This multi-episode series portrays the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. It is visually stunning with superior casting and outstanding cinematography.

Free | RSVP to Cathy Podell at or 713.595.8171.

Elder Law and Advocacy with Angela Odensky, PLLC
April - Aging in Place
May - Crisis Planning
June - Back to Basics Estate Planning 
Details coming soon!

Concert "Israel the Land We Love"
Tuesday, May 2 | 11:00 AM
Kaplan Theatre
The J will host a free concert and luncheon to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut - Israel Independence Day. Cantor Tunitsky, Pianist Yana Didyk and Guest Artist Soprano Anita Bonnano will share their love for Israel through their beautiful voice and music. 

Israel is a dream, thousands of years old, the dream of people in antiquity which came true just 69 years ago. The music of Israel is like a miraculous mirror reflects the history of Israel, the life and the backgrounds of the people who dwell in Israel, The Land We love. This music is who we are. The proud Jews who live the prophecy of our destiny.

Following the concert, lunch will be served at noon. Reservations for lunch is required. RSVP to

Trip to Israel
The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC and the YMCA of Greater Houston are bringing together a group of adults to travel to Israel to explore, discover and experience this incredible country.
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Book Club

Our Book Club is open to all adults 60 and better. Meet with others who enjoy reading and take part in a lively discussion about the book of the month. This group meets at 12:45 PM on the first Wednesday of every month. Facilitator: Donna Scott

Wednesday, Apr 19 - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein


Great Books Discussion   

Great Books discussion groups are lively, friendly, sometimes contentious - and a good deal of fun. Participants challenge their own and others’ beliefs and opinions in the light of a rich, thought-provoking text.   The group is currently reading from Great Conversations #6 and Great Books: The Soul of the Text. To learn more contact the group facilitator, Louis Wu, at


For more information or to RSVP for any of these programs, please contact Esther Bethke at 713.595.8186 or