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.

2017-2018 Board of Trustees 

Debbie Kaplan

Honorary President    
Bobbi Samuels

Sr. Vice President    
Lauren Blachman

Vice Presidents    
Elizabeth Cohen

Kenneth Katz

Ron Oppenheimer

Secretary Treasurer Asst. Treasurer
Diane Lee Kraitman

Gregg Sheena

Eric Cohen

Executive Vice President    
Joel Dinkin

Directors (*Past Presidents)  
Maida Asofsky
Donald Brodsky*
Daniel Coleman
Debra Dluhy
John Dreyfus
Joe Epstein
Theba Feldman*
Michelle Fingeret
Donna Gershenwald
Jeryl Golub
Stefani S. Golub
Maxine Goodman
Leah Gross
Roslyn Haikin*
Cynthia Block Helstein
Albert Hiller*
Lonny Hoffman

Cantor Francyne Davis Jacobs  
Erin Johnson
Dr. Arnold Kagan
Barbara Kalmans
Ann Kaufman*
Stephen Kaufman*
Noah Kruger
Mardi Kunik
Bobby Lapin*
Jack Lapin*
Marcy Laviage
Nancy Lerner*
Benjy Levit
Ben Lipson
Gerald Merfish*
Karol Musher*

Michael Pappert Dr.
Stacey Rose
Michael Rubenstein
Vic Samuels*
Ed Schreiber*
Anat Shaw
Bubba Silberstein*
Amira Staller
Dan C. Steiner*
Sam Stolbun*
Yael Trusch
Carly Walker
Linda Walter*
Melissa Wolfson
/Jennifer Haikin Zach
Ron Zach

Wendy Bernstein

Jeremy Samuels

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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