NEW! Shabbatify

For Families with Kids going into K-5th Grade

Family Together

Join other elementary school families for a meaningful and fun-filled Shabbat afternoon.

NEW! Shabbatify on Sunday

Sunday, Sept 25 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
At the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
Elementary school families will make Rosh Hashanah cards and gifts bags for Jewish Family Services clients. We'll also enjoy High Holiday songs with Rabbi Ranon Teller. Come take part in this meaningful holiday activity as we kick off our first Sunday event. 

We will also be collecting kosher peanut butter, canned tuna and canned fruit for JFS senior clients.
No babysitting will be provided at this event.
No RSVP required.

Jewish New Year's Rockin' Eve with Mishpacha & Me and Shabbatify

Sunday, Oct 2 | 4:00 PM
At the Merfish Teen Center
For ages 0-10
Celebrate the Jewish New Year with the whole family. First, join us for a Crocodile Encounter show, and come find out what crocodiles and Rosh Hashanah have in common! Then local favorite song leader and teacher, Jon Swann, will lead us in some musical holiday fun. We will end our time together with a countdown to our Big Apple Ball Drop! Enjoy lots of apple treats too!

FREE Program & Open to the Public

Family Dinner | 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Stay for a delicious Rosh Hashanah dinner catered by Laykie’s Gourmet.
$5 per Person | $20 per Family
Pre-Register by Thursday, Sept 29 | RSVP Online

Relaxing Family Fun Tashlich with Mishpacha & Me and Shabbatify

Monday, Oct 3 | 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
For ages 0-10
We will start with family yoga classes with a New Year theme. There will be a class for both younger and older kids along with their parents. Then we will all walk over to the bayou for a short Tashlich service to cast away our regrets and start fresh for the New Year. Snacks and bread will be provided.

FREE & Open to the Public

Shabbatify Book Fair Event

Saturday, Nov 5 | 3:30 PM–5:30 PM
For families with kids in K-5th grades
Join us for an afternoon of family fun! First, kids will participate in a Comic Book Workshop with Hereville author and artist Barry Deutch, while parents discuss how to teach sexuality to their children with educator and social worker Meryl Cohen. Families will then come back together for campfire songs and havdallah led by Jon Swann.

Free & open to the public. RSVP Online


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Meet Our Family Outreach Specialist
Rachel Teichman

Rachel TeichmanRachel Teichman has a BA from the University of California, San Diego, and an MBA from San Diego State University. She has spent much of her career in the arts and writing fields, and all of her volunteer work has involved Jewish and educational organizations.

She moved to Houston two years ago, and has been an active member of the Mishpacha & Me committee. A mother of two, she has been enjoying exploring Texas with her family, and is excited about launching Shabbatify! Please feel free to contact her with with any comments or suggestions.


For more information about Shabbatify, please contact Rachel at or 832.408.3510, ext. 3259.


Funded in Part by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston