About Us

When you step into the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, you'll find a center filled with remarkable people, dedicated volunteers and a wide-array of year-round programs, activities and special events. At the J, we're committed to enriching the lives of our members and the community.

Since 1936 the J has been a place where families and individuals come together for friendship, affiliation and socialization in a safe and welcoming environment. Throughout our buildings, you'll find a committed staff working together to provide our members and guests with quality experiences, excellent service and a sense of belonging.

What it Means to be a Member


The mission of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston is to develop and strengthen Jewish identity, foster Jewish values and enrich the Jewish community and the greater community.

2016-2017 Board of Trustees 

Debbie Kaplan

Honorary President    
Bobbi Samuels

Vice Presidents    
Lauren Blachman

Kenneth Katz Ron Oppenheimer
Secretary Treasurer Asst. Treasurer
Rebecca Block

Jeremy Samuels

Gregg Sheena

Executive Vice President    
Joel Dinkin

Directors (*Past Presidents)  
Marty Aaron
Maida Asofsky
Donald Brodsky*
Dr. Viviane Bunin
Eric Cohen
Ben Cowan
Debra Dluhy
Eric Efron
Joe Epstein
Theba Feldman*
Michelle Fingeret
Sandra Finkelman
Larry Folloder*
Donna Gershenwald
Jeryl Golub
Maxine Goodman
Leah Gross
Roslyn Haikin*

Albert Hiller*
Lonny Hoffman
Erin Johnson
Dr. Arnold Kagan
Ann Kaufman*
Stephen Kaufman*
Diane Lee Kraitman
Noah Kruger
Bobby Lapin*
Eve Lapin
Jack Lapin*
Nancy Lerner*
Benjy Levit
Joel M. Levy*
Leah Madof
Gerald Merfish*
Karol Musher*
Michael Pappert
Stacey Rose
Michael Rubenstein
Vic Samuels*
Ed Schreiber*
Anat Shaw
Robyn Shkolnick
Bubba Silberstein*
Dan C. Steiner*
Jay Steinfeld
Sam Stolbun*
Brian Terlinsky
Yael Trusch
Linda Walter*
Melissa Wolfson
Todd Yomtov
Jennifer Haikin Zach
Ron Zach

Wendy Bernstein

Elizabeth Cohen

Mardi Kunik

Executive Staff    
Anita Bormaster
Jason Dobrolecki
Tim Erwin
Teri Greenblatt
Marilyn Hassid
Bonnie Kasner
Rabbi Jill Levy

Alan Lipman
Anna Shabtay
Alison Sullivan


Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
5601 S. Braeswood • Houston, TX 77096-3907 MAP 
713.729.3200 • FAX: 713.551.7223  

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