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Spirit of the J
Friday, February 3, 2017

There is nothing more important to the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston than making a lasting impact on the lives of children in our community.  And there is no better way to support this mission than the 27th Annual Children’s Scholarship Ball benefiting the Irvin Kaplan Children’s Scholarship Fund on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

 
Make J Camps Your Summer Home
Monday, January 30, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston offers it all when it comes to camp and this summer there are more options for your kids than ever before. J Camps offers a variety of camp programs for parents and children ages 3 – 15 years old. Specialty camps include American Ninja Warrior, S.T.E.M., Lego, Cooking, Surf & Aquatics and Mad Science just to name a few. J Campers have many options for mixing up their fun, they can choose a week training in our state-of-the-art tennis or gymnastics facilities with professionals, or choose to sharpen skills in Sports Camp focusing on baseball, soccer, golf and basketball.

 
An Evening of Tap
Monday, January 23, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston conludes Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre with three of the most influential ambassadors of Tap Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith will be joined by drummer and arranger, Allison Miller, as they come together in Excerpts from Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards And Still You Must Swing. The show that captures the heart and legacy of tap dance and honors the influence of jazz roots on this outstanding art form. And Still You Must Swing originally premiered at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival on July 6, 2016. It was named one of the best in dance for 2016 by the New York Times.

 
Tap Master Classes with Three Tap Icons
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre, one of the most anticipated dance events in Houston, January 13 – February 12, 2017. Dance Month is celebrating 37 seasons of showcasing prominent choreographers, master teachers, companies and dancers.

 
Yiddish and African-American Music Meet in a Celebration of Two Cultures
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston and the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene 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.  An internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theater music and a leading figure in the Jewish theatre and concert worlds, this is Mlotek’s third appearance on the Kaplan Theatre Stage.

 
Four Chaplains Day
Monday, January 16, 2017

Jew, Protestant, Catholic: America Realizing Diversity

Houston, TX – For the first time, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center and Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston have partnered to bring an important moment of history to the forefront by recognizing Four Chaplains Day.  The community is invited to remember the sacrifice of the Four Chaplains and to honor their legacy on Friday, February 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Merfish Center located at 9000 South Rice Ave.

 
J Teen Art Scene: Art Matters
Monday, January 9, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston is now acceptings submissions for the 8th  annual J Teen Art Scene happening January 29, 2017. Jewish teens between the ages of 13 and 18 are encouraged to submit both visual and performing art of all types, including photography, painting, sculpture, music, fashion, drama, and spoken word. Teens can also apply to participate in a culinary workshop organized by Laykie, of Café at the J, which will provide refreshments during the Grand Opening Showcase on January 29, 2017.

 
Symposium: Lifelong Learning Opportunity
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents a new season of Symposium where active adults can continue learning in a stimulating, intellectual and social environment. There are no requirements except for a thirst for knowledge. Peer-led courses consist of four consecutive weekly, one-hour sessions February 7 – 28, 2017. Symposium courses will cover a variety of subjects including fine arts and history in Houston.

 
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