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|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.
|Getting an Edge on Kindergarten at J Camps|
|Monday, May 1, 2017|
Getting an Edge on Kindergarten at J Camps
Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston focuses on making every camp the best that it can be. One camp in particular focuses on recruiting just the right talented staff in order to meet the needs of the campers; nothing says get ready for kindergarten like Kinder Camp at the J. This summer, there is a focus on smaller class sizes in order to provide smaller camp-to-counselor ratios.
|Shelly Serota Memorial Women’s Doubles Tournament|
|Thursday, April 27, 2017|
Shelly Serota Memorial Women’s Doubles Tournament
Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston hosts the 3rd Annual Shelly Serota Memorial Women's Doubles Tournament on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at the J’s Boniuk Family Indoor Tennis Center.
Shelly Chadwin Serota was an avid competitor, motivator and leader of women’s tennis at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC. Tennis friends and teammates have gathered every year for this special event to remember Shelly and to play in this fun women’s doubles tournament to honor her memory.
|Theatrical Premiere of The Chosen May 11 - 21, 2017|
|Wednesday, April 19, 2017|
Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston and Theater LaB Houston co-present the regional premiere of The Chosen adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok from the novel by Chaim Potok May 11-21, 2017 at the J’s Kaplan Theatre.
This award-winning adaptation is about a complicated friendship between two Jewish boys, two fathers and two very different Jewish communities in 1940s Brooklyn. The main characters are first and second-generation Jewish immigrants living in New York at the end of World War II.
|Sing For Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family at the J|
|Wednesday, April 5, 2017|
Sing For Your Life: A Story of Race, Music, and Family
Author Daniel Bergner and opera singer Ryan Speedo Green in conversation at the J
Houston, Tx - Ryan Speedo Green rose from a tough upbringing amid the urban wastelands of southeastern Virginia to win a nationwide competition hosted by New York’s Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today he is a rising star performing at the Met (Colline in La Boheme 2016) where The New York Times declared him “a show stopper.” A bass-baritone, Green will make his Houston Grand Opera (HGO) debut in Mozart’s comedy The Abduction from the Seraglio, playing the role of Osmin. Daniel Bergner is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the author of the novel Moments of Favor and four books of non-fiction. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, and The New York Times Book Review. His new book, Sing for Your Life, chronicles Green’s unlikely, suspenseful, and powerfully emotional journey from solitary confinement to stardom.
|300 Houston Jewish Teens Serve the Community on April 2, 2017|
|Wednesday, March 22, 2017|
300 HOUSTON JEWISH TEENS SERVE THE COMMUNITY ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOUTH SERVICE, APRIL 2nd
Houston, TX– 300 Houston area teens, along with nearly 13,000 Jewish teens in 90 communities across 20 countries, will participate in a day of community service and improvement projects as they take part in J-Serve, an International Day of Jewish Youth Service on April 2, 2017. This year marks the thirteenth year that Jewish youth from around the world will turn out in force for J-Serve in an effort to encourage community building and connections across religious and societal lines. Since it’s beginning in 2005, and through 2016, J-Serve experienced extraordinary growth: a 150% increase in community participation, a 240% increase in teen engagement and an 850% increase in countries involved.
|Jazz pianist Gadi Lehavi returns to Houston with his own Trio|
|Wednesday, March 15, 2017|
Jazz pianist Gadi Lehavi returns to Houston with his own Trio
Houston, TX - 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.
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