Mishpacha and Me

Jewish Experiences for Young Children & Families


Celebrate Judaism with us through creative family activities all over town. This program is specifically designed for Jewish families with children ages 0-5 and is open to the community, members and the public.

Ongoing Programs

Join us for our weekly Open Gym or Tot Shabbat. 

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Upcoming Events

Friday, Dec 15 | 5:00 PM-6:15 PM
Located at Congregation Brith Shalom
Join us for a fun night of celebrating both Shabbat and Hanukkah! Come light the candles, sing Hanukkah songs with Brith Shalom’s Rabbi Teller, and have a Shabbanukkah dinner with your friends and family.

And what's a Hanukkah Party without your ugly sweater? Come dressed in your ugliest Hanukkah outfit while helping your children decorate their own to take home! After dinner, feel free to stay and hang out for Brith Shalom’s monthly Ruach musical service, this month sponsored by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC.

Make Donations Here | open to the community

Jewish CultureFest at Evelyn's Park
Sunday, Dec 17 | 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
Music, Art & Fun!
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Havdalah and Playdate in the Park
Saturday, Jan 6 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
Located at Colonial Park in West University
Music led by Mrs. Cathy | Light snacks will be provided
FREE and open to the community | Please bring your own picnic blanket

Challah Baking with Lisa Stanton - M&M Mom's ONLY
Thursday, Jan 11 | 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
Location at the J | Room TBA
Join us for a fun Mom's Night out with Lisa Stanton! Learn how to bake Challah and have it in time to serve at your Shabbat Dinner. Wine and Cheese will be provided.
FREE and open to the community | RSVP Required

Monthly Tuesday Outing - Zoo Mobile Comes to the J*
Tuesday, Jan 16 | 10:00 AM-10:30 AM
Located at the J
The ZooMobile provides an opportunity for you to get up close and interact with the Houston Zoo’s ambassador animals. Connect with a variety of animals such as a chinchilla, screech owl, porcupine and many more. Watch the animals come to life as we have Story Time together!

FREE and open to the community
Email to RSVP - Required

*Mark your calendars : The 3rd Tuesday of every month we will have a different morning outing! 

Shabbat Around Town
Friday, Jan 19
Are you interested in hosting a Shabbat Dinner at your house? We will take care of the materials you will need in order to help you make wonderful Shabbat memories with your friends and family! More details coming soon!

Tu B'Shevat at The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Sunday, Jan 28 | 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Located at The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Everyone is invited to celebrate the birthday of the trees! Join your friends from all over the Greater Houston area as we play and learn about the circle of life and growth at the Museum of Natural Science. We will learn about Tu B'Shevat and how butterflies and insects play their part, explore the museum, crafts and more. Age 0-5.

Ticket info coming soon | Open to the community

Visit us on Facebook! For more information about Mishpacha & Me, please contact Mari O'Leary at or 832.408.3519.



Funded in Part by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston