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Houston Public Mediaís Andrew Schneider Joins Daniel Silva Live Program at the J
Sunday, August 13, 2017

Houston, TX - Andrew Schneider has been tapped to conduct the live on-stage interview with #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 601 S. Braeswood, Sunday, July 16 at 5:00 p.m. Andrew Schneider heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state and local elections. He reports on major policy issues before the Texas delegations in the U.S. House and Senate, as well as the Texas governorship, state, county and city governments. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as HPM’s business reporter, covering the oil and gas industry and other issues affecting the regional and state economies. He also served as the station’s occasional foreign correspondent, reporting from Afghanistan in 2013 and Germany in 2015. Andrew’s work has aired on NPR’s Morning EditionAll Things Considered, and Here & Now, as well as internationally on the BBC World Service. Before moving to Houston, Andrew spent more than a decade in Washington, D.C. as a reporter for The Kiplinger Letter. He holds degrees in history from the University of Chicago and Duke University.

Heroes of the Greater Meyerland Super Neighborhood
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston spearheads activation of Super Neighborhood 31 (SN#31) that includes Greater Meyerland in direct response to flooding and crime events. The City of Houston and Mayor Sylvester Turner formally recognized the formation of SN#31 at City Hall on July 25, 2017. Leadership represents nine distinguished Homeowner Associations and several recognized community stakeholders.

“Our goal is to make the Greater Meyerland area a better place to live, shop, work and go to school,” said Harold L. Harris, SN#31 President. “SN#31 represents more than 20,000 individuals. Our strength in numbers will get City Hall to listen and assist us in returning the Greater Meyerland area to the desirable area it was in the past. We wish to thank the J for all their efforts in fostering the development of SN#31 and allowing us to meet in their building.”

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. 

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