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|J Teen Wins Plotkin Scholarship|
|Tuesday, August 1, 2017|
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston and the Plotkin Family annually awards a Team Houston tennis player the Raymond E. Plotkin Scholarship to play in the JCC Maccabi Games. Eli Cowan, son of Ben and Jenifer Cowan, was named as this year’s recipient of the scholarship. The 15 year old tennis star attended the Emery/Weiner School and will be a freshman at Bellaire High School this fall.
“Eli was so inspired by Raymond's story and really identified with his passion for tennis as well as his connection to the J,” said Ben Cowan, Eli’s father. “I think the Plotkins could tell how genuinely important this is to him. Eli is determined to represent Raymond and his values, as well as the J, at the Maccabi Games this week and we know he will make us and the Plotkins proud.”
|Be Part of Something Bigger Ė Join the Melton Family|
|Tuesday, August 1, 2017|
There’s a growing group of adults who are doing something extraordinary at the J. Once a week they are part of the Melton & More program; Jewish adults who come together in mind and spirit to add meaning to their Jewish identity. Registration is now open for a new year of learning sure to inspire, enrich and add value to your life.
The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is a sophisticated text-based Jewish literacy program developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that explores Jewish traditions, history, theology and ethics in an exciting and thought-provoking environment, but what happens here is much more than something out of the textbook.
|Oy Vey! Itís a 5K at the J|
|Tuesday, August 1, 2017|
The Abramson family has figured it out. Like any parent, Brian and Lori Abramson want their children to make healthy choices, give back to their community and put family first. They get to demonstrate all three values by particpaitng together in the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston Oy Vey! 5K family fun-run event Sunday, Septemeber 17, 2017 at Godwin Park in the heart of Meyerland. Proceeds from the event will support the J Meals on Wheels.
“This is not only a great opportunity for us to participate and be active as a family, but it also provides us a way to help provide for those in need,” said Brian Abramson. “It’s great that the J focuses on families and brings opportunities like this to our community. We hope lots of other families in Greater Meyeralnd will join us.”
|Celebrate the New Year the J Way|
|Friday, July 28, 2017|
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston is the place to embrace the beginning of the Jewish New Year. Join us on Sunday, August 20, 2017 to get inspired and ready for the High Holidays. Events throughout the day will rejuvenate your mind and soul through study, workshops and the arts.
“While the High Holidays fall in the Hebrew month of Tishrei, Jewish tradition teaches that we must begin preparing ourselves well in advance,” said Rabbi Samantha Safran, Assistant Director of the Bobbi & Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living and Learning at the J. “This often leads us to the preceding month of Elul, which starts this year on the evening of August 22. Elul is a time for turning inward, examining the past and thinking about what we’d like to change in the year to come. The J is excited to offer the community an opportunity for this important reflection.”
|Find Love at the J a Second Time Around|
|Wednesday, July 19, 2017|
Spend Tu B’av, the Jewish Day of Love, at the J for the premiere screening of the film, The Second Time Around, Monday, August 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. The film, directed and written by Leon Marr, along with Sherry Soules presents the complexities of finding love in an assisted living facility. The film is about a woman, Katherine Mitchell, portrayed by Linda Thorson, who is injured and sent to convalesce at a facility, who unexpectedly find love.
|Donít Miss the Tzofim|
|Saturday, July 1, 2017|
Don’t Miss the Tzofim
Houston, TX – The Israeli Scouts are coming to the J. Join us for this authentic Israeli high-energy concert Monday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. The Tzofim are a Zionist and national youth movement, whose mission is dedicated to promoting positive young leadership, Jewish identity and community building while having a whole lot of fun!
The Israeli Scouts Movement was established almost 100 years ago (1919) and remains the largest "National Youth Movement" in the country.
|Bestselling Author Daniel Silva on Stage at the Kaplan Theatre|
|Thursday, June 1, 2017|
Bestselling Author Daniel Silva on Stage at the Kaplan Theatre
Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents Daniel Silva’s return to the Kaplan Theatre to discuss his latest work Sunday, July 16 at 5:00 p.m.
Each summer readers anticipate the return of legendary art restorer and sometime Israeli secret agent, Gabriel Allon. In Daniel Silva’s newest heart-stopping tale of suspense, House of Spies, Allon is back and out for revenge determined to hunt down the world’s most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known only as Saladin. A terrorist plot leaves a trail of carnage through London’s West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of one of the richest men in the country and his companion, a beautiful former British fashion model.
|Celebrating Community for 81 years at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston|
|Monday, May 1, 2017|
Celebrating Community for 81 years at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston
Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston is celebrating 81 years of leadership and community. The J’s annual meeting is Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kaplan Theatre of Gerald Rauch Cultural and Performing Arts Wing. In addition to electing new members to the Board of Directors, the meeting commemorates 81 years of programming, volunteer service and leadership. Members and the public are invited to to get an update on the state of the agency.
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