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An Afternoon of Art and Dance at the J
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Houston, TX – The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC presents An Afternoon of Art and Dance Sunday, June 3 beginning with an art opening at 2:00 PM in the Deutser Art Gallery. The exhibit will feature the work of the J’s drawing, painting and ceramic students. Following the art opening, everyone is invited to attend a dance performance beginning at 3:30 PM in the Kaplan Theatre featuring the J’s dance students of all ages. Houston Tap Happy Tappers will appear as guest artists.

 
Celebrating Community for 82 Years
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston is celebrating 82 years of leadership and community at its annual meeting Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 PM in the Kaplan Theatre of the Gerald Rauch Cultural and Performing Arts Wing. This year’s theme, “Resilient & Strong: Building Community Together,” reflects the post-Hurricane Harvey commitment to rebuilding not only the J, but also Meyerland and the greater Houston community.

 
Shelly Serota Memorial Women’s Doubles Tournament
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston hosts the 4th Annual Shelly Serota Memorial Women's Doubles Tournament on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 9:00AM at the J’s Boniuk Family Indoor Tennis Center.

Shelly Chadwin Serota was an avid tennis player and leader of women’s tennis at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC. All who knew Shelly, on and off the court, loved her magnetic personality and devotion for this game. The tennis community, family and friends gather every year for this special event to remember Shelly and to play in this fun, women’s doubles tournament to honor her memory.

 
Friedman Named New Bertha Alyce School Director
Monday, March 26, 2018

Houston, TX – Meagan Friedman has been selected as the new director of the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC’s Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School (BAS) effective June 1, 2018. 

Friedman has served in the capacity of assistant director of BAS for the past three years, Camp Bami director for the past four years and a classroom teacher for six years both in early childhood and school aged classrooms. Prior to moving to Houston, Friedman was on the professional staff at the JCC in New Orleans working in the children’s and camp programs.

 
Doreen Joffe and Sharon Kagan Founders Fund Established
Monday, March 12, 2018

Houston, TX – The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston (the J) recently announced the Doreen Joffe and Sharon Kagan Founders Fund, the inaugural gift to the Houston Jewish Film Festival Endowment for the Future. The endowment will provide support to annually invite a filmmaker, actor or speaker associated with a film being screened at the Festival.

 
Adult Art Students Return to the J
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Houston, TX – Six months ago the painting/drawing and ceramic studios, located in the lower level of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, were washed away by Hurricane Harvey. Renovations to the studios are underway and expected to be completed by the end of May. However, students will not have to wait for the studios to re-open and can once again enjoy art classes this spring in temporary spaces at the J.

 
Houston Jewish Film Festival celebrates the best Jewish and Israeli films
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Houston, TX –Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents the 14th Houston Jewish Film Festival March 3-18, 2018. The festival showcases 25 of the best Jewish and Israeli films from around the world. The 16-day festival is comprised of new, cutting-edge and entertaining short, documentary and feature movies with meaningful Jewish and Israeli content.

 
Stellar Houston musicians to perform in the Winter Concert at the J
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Rice University Professor of Composition, Dr. Richard Lavenda has gathered together an outstanding group of Houston musicians for the Winter Concert, Sunday, Jan. 28 at 4:00 PM at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC (the J), 5601 S. Braeswood.  This concert will introduce Israeli composer

 Dr. Hana Ajiashvili  who will be the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist in residence at  the Rice University Shepherd School of Music.  The concert will feature compositions by both Lavenda and Ajiashvili.

 
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