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Exploring Your Faith in Israel
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston and the YMCA of Greater Houston invite you to be part of an once in a lifetime trip to Israel September 3-14, 2017. This trip is for adults 55 and older to travel to Israel to explore, discover and experience the country, the people and each other. For some, this is the opportunity to cross this item off their bucket list.

Jazz pianist Gadi Lehavi returns to Houston with his own Trio
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

One year ago, a then 20 year old Gadi Lehavi wowed the audience gathered in the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Kaplan Theatre when he performed with the Eli Degibri Jazz Quartet.  Lehavi returns with his own trio Saturday, April 1 at 8:00 PM.

Oscar-nominated film shows at Houston Jewish Film Festival
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents Life, Animated, the academy-award nominated film about autism at the 13th Houston Jewish Film Festival March 5-19, 2017. The festival showcases 27 of the best Jewish and Israeli films from around the world. Life, Animated will be screened on the last day at The Emery/Weiner School on Sunday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m. The documentary film is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate through the world of classic Disney films.

Not Your Bubbe’s Yiddish
Thursday, February 16, 2017

If you thought Yiddish was a dying language, think again. YidLife Crisis, a popular web series featuring two 30-something secular Jewish friends, Chaimie and Eli, comes to the J Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. The comedy duo will defy all your preconceived notions of Yiddish and Yiddish culture through an evening of skits, film clips and hilarious comedic banter.

Documentary of Israeli basketball team puts Israel “On the Map”
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The 13th Houston Jewish Film Festival opens Sunday, March 5 with 27 contemporary Jewish and Israeli-themed films and documentaries at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston. The 16 day film festival is the largest Jewish film festival in the state and is expected to attract 5,000 attendees to screenings at five area venue locations.

March Devoted to Celebrating Women
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston is Celebrating Women during a month-long series of programs that will be inspirational, educational, cultural and social for women. Make plans to get creative and find your inner artist at Paint and Sip with a Jewish Twist March 21. It’s like happy hour, but gives you an outlet to exercise your right-brain skills and socialize while doing it. Suzie Daum recently attended a paint-and-sip event for staff at the J.


Yiddish Is Back
Friday, February 10, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston invites you to be a part of YiddishFest: A Celebration of Classic & Contemporary Yiddish Culture, from February 18 – 25. Whether you speak Yiddish, your grandparents did, or you love the fact that words such as schlep, mentsch, and shtik have crept into the English language, the festival offers something for everyone, featuring music, film, thought and comedy.

Soul to Soul: Yiddish and African-American Music Meet In a Celebration of Two Cultures
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston and the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Evelyn Rubenstein JCC present Soul to Soul: Yiddish and African-American Music Meet in a Celebration of Two Cultures Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. This stirring musical presentation brings together the African American and the Yiddish American experience and is conceived and directed by Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director of the Folksbiene, America’s oldest Yiddish Theatre.  Mlotek is an internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theater music and a leading figure in the Jewish theatre and concert worlds.

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