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Exploring Starts Early at the J
Monday, August 8, 2016

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston offers afterschool Jewish & Hebrew enrichment programs that grow with their kids and allows them to explore Jewish values, language and tradition in a fun and meaningful way.

“Jewish Explorers is an amazing class, that extends my children's learning of Judaism beyond Sunday school,” said Robyn Burck, mom to Riley and Asher. “They learn so much about Judaism while doing fun crafts, snacks and songs.”


Finding Love at the J
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Finding Love at the JMiriam Selig and Adolph Scheiman found love at the J in their 80’s.

Houston, TX – Miriam Selig and Adolph Scheiman are both in their 80’s and joined the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC a few years ago to stay active and social. The two didn’t expect they would find love, but that’s what happened one day in the Senior Adult exercise class.

“I saw Miriam on the other side of the room. It took me a couple of weeks to get up the courage to say hello. I finally did and asked her out,” said 88-year-old Adolph. “We have so much in common; there is no tension and no conflict. Love at our age is terrific--- never better.”

It’s exactly that kind of story that is the focus of an award-winning documentary The Age of Love premiering at the J Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kaplan Theatre. The film follows the comical and poignant adventures of thirty seniors from Rochester, New York who sign up for a speed dating event for 70 to 90 year-olds. Fearlessly candid about their needs and desires, these WWII babies soon discover how the search love never changes.

Jewish Enrichment for Young Children
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Jewish Enrichment for Young ChildrenJewish Enrichment for Young Children

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston invites families with young children to experience arts and culture with Mishpacha & Me and the Performing Arts Camp (PAC) players on Wednesday, July 20 at 9:45 a.m. Rabbi Tales is a short, interactive production by the P.A.C. Players that is sure to entertain children.

Mishpacha & Me gives young families the opportunity to celebrate Jewish experiences at family-friendly venues around Houston. Activities include a Bubbles, Balls & Bagels pool party Sunday, July 24, a New Year Celebration Sunday, August 21, a B’Yachad in West Houston in September and many more fun events like tennis, gymnastics and roller skating.

Israeli Scouts Return to the J
Friday, June 24, 2016

Israeli Scouts Return to the J

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston invites the community to take part in a FREE performance by the Israeli Scouts/Tzofim Friendship Caravan Tuesday, July 5 at 6:30 p.m.

The Friends of Israel Scouts, Inc. – Tzofim was formed in 1995 and encompasses programs which develop and maintain a connection between the Tzofim (Israeli Scouts) movement in Israel and North American Jewry.

Adult Jewish Learners Celebrate a New Year
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Adult Jewish Learners Celebrate a New YearMelton Graduating class

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston announces the graduating class of Houston’s Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. After two years of studying together, the class gathered with their families, friends and teachers at Congregation Or Ami for their graduation ceremony. 

Houston Melton Director Rabbi Samantha Safran welcomed the guests and commented on the auspiciousness of graduation falling this year on the holiday of Lag b’Omer, a day which disrupts the traditional observance of mourning in the Jewish calendar for weddings, festivals, and other joyous occasions. 

JMeals: 10,000 More Miles
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston has been helping home-bound seniors get daily, vital nutrition from friendly faces for more than three decades. J Meal volunteers delivered more than 119,000 meals to homebound seniors in our community last year. A recent gift from the Pauline Sterne Wolff Memorial Foundation of a new delivery truck to help deliver those meals will help expand the program to include more meals to more recipients.

J Camps Your Summer Home
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

J Camps – Your Summer Home

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston wants you to be prepared when the long days of summer suddenly appear and it’s right around the corner. Why are J Camps filling up fast?  Because parents have confidence knowing their children are in a safe, enriching and fun environment.

Summer Bus Trips for Adults
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summer Bus Trips for Adults

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston and Weekley Family YMCA are partnering to offer monthly bus trips for adults age 50 plus. The collaborative effort is a fun way to give older adults a cultural experience without the hassle and expense of driving, traffic and parking. 

The first trip is planned for Tuesday, June 21, to The Printing Museum, located in Houston's vibrant North Montrose District; followed by lunch at Luby’s Cafeteria. The Printing Museum is an impressive museum comprised of multiple galleries featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions, a theater, gift shop, and letterpress, book binding, lithography and paper-making studios.

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