For Families with Kids going into K-5th Grade

Family Together

Shabbatify brings together elementary school families for meaningful and fun-filled Shabbat and Sunday afternoons, with activities for kids and parents to enjoy both as a family and separately.  

Mini Maccabi

Saturday, July 15 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM 
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
For families w/kids in gr K-5
FREE & open to the public

Families will complete a painted ceramic project together. Kids will take part in Mini Macccabi Games led by Coach Weiser. And parents will learn all about making their homes green with essential oils with Lindsay Parmer.

Then the whole family will meet back up for Havdalah to start the week together. 

Free babysitting will be provided at this event for siblings age 4 & under. 
Please let us know if you will need babysitting when you RSVP. 

RSVP to be entered to win a free Kids Nite Out at the J!


Gymnastics Party for Mishpacha & Me and Shabbatify

Sunday, July 30 | 3:00 PM-5:00 PM 
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Gymnastics Facility
For families w/kids age 0-10
Free & open to the public 

Kids of all ages are invited to twist, jump and tumble at this party co-hosted by Mishpacha & Me and Shabbatify. There will be structured playtime, and free play as well, with a section of the gym for each of the two age groups. Free babysitting will not be provided at this event.


Save the Date!

Saturday, Aug 5
It’s time to get ready for the Oy Vey! 5K in September with family stretches and more. 

Sunday, Aug 13
Take a guided tour of the Contemporary Arts Museum, and then craft your own kite!

Sunday, Sept 17
Run the Oy Vey! 5K Family Fun Run to raise funds for Meals on Wheels with your family and Shabbatify! Learn more


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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