Adults 60 Plus

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

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.

Film: His Wife’s Lover (Zayn Vaybs Lubovnik)
Friday, April 28 | 1:00 PM

Film: How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire
Thursday, June 15 | 1:00 PM

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Elder Law and Advocacy with Angela Odensky, PLLC
This series provides you with the opportunity to ask questions and become familiar with areas of concerns for many people as they age.

Friday, April 28 | 10:00 AM
Back to Basics: Empower Yourself with Planning Seminar

Friday, May 19 | 10:00 AM
Aging in Place

June | Medicaid Estate Recovery: What it is and what it isn't.

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

May Oscar Movie Screenings
10:30 AM-12:30 PM 

May 4 |  Hidden Figures
May 11 |  La La Land
May 18 | Lion
May 25 | Manchester by the Sea

Movie: FREE
Box Lunch: $4 Member | $10 Public

Carnival Extravaganza: Celebrate Older Americans Month
Friday, May 12 | 11:30 AM
The Weekley YMCA, Bellaire LIFE and the J are partnering to celebrate Older American’s Month with a carnival that will be fun for all ages. There will be lunch, specialty booths, games, prizes, food and fun.

Mitzvah Project - Challah Baking
Thursday, May 18 | 10:00 AM
Details coming soon!

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, June 14 | Railean Rum Factory
The bus will leave the J at 9:30 AM
We will meet Kelly Railean, the Founder and Master Distiller. She will explain how she got into the distilling business and how to make RAILEAN Rum, Agave Spirits and the new RAILEAN Vodka. Included is a discussion on fermentation, distillation theory and operation of the still, dark versus white rum, the rum & vodka making process, barrel aging and bottling. A tasting and souvenir shot glass are included with the tour. We'll have lunch afterward at the Topwater Grill on the waterfront (not included in the price).

$10 Member | $15 Public (lunch not included)
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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, May 3 - Power of One by Bryce Courtenay


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