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Perspective on Israel From a Shlicha

Friday, May 21, 2021
Posted by: Rotem Cohen, Israeli Shlicha
Dear Community Members, For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Rotem Cohen and I am the Israeli Shlicha (emissary) here at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC. You may have heard about what has been happening in Israel over the past few weeks. These are complicated and sad times for everyone involved and I wanted to give some perspective to the situation as an Israeli. If I were living in Israel right now, I would have probably been ...
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Category: Israel

A Little Nosh: Shavuot Blintzes

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Posted by: ERJCC
Cheese Blintzes for Shavuot
Presenting: A Little Nosh; Cook with the J! In our first-ever episode of A Little Nosh, we invite you to join our Israeli Shlicha, Rotem Cohen, Family Engagement Program Director, Andrea Wolfe, and her 3-year old son and master chef, Caleb, as they teach you how to make cheese blintzes for Shavuot in less than 4 minutes. Be sure to show us your blintzes by using the hashtag #erjcchouston! Shavuot Blintzes Ingredients Batter Ingredients 1 ...
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Category: Community Programs

Mother Knows Best

Monday, May 3, 2021
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry, Fitness Director

For centuries, mothers have been giving their children the best health and wellness advice you can get. So in honor of Mother's Day, let's give moms credit where its due.

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Yom HaZikaron, An Israel Experience

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Posted by: Rotem Cohen, Israeli Shlicha
Every year on Iyyar 3rd, a siren rings out after sunset at 8:00 PM for one minute to signify the beginning of Yom Hazikaron, national remembrance day observed in Israel for all fallen soldiers who served in the IDF and civilian victims of hostilities. During the siren, there is silence. Everyone is standing. Some with their heads down and some up, some are crying and some not, but they all stand to respect the fallen. During the next 24 hours ...
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Category: Israel

Exercise & Mental Health

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Posted by: Brenda Boyd
Recently, one of my clients (I’ll call her Billie Jo) approached me and told me that her therapist noticed she’s been happier the last few months. After they chatted a while and went through Billie Jo's schedule and activities, they came to the realization that her work outs with a trainer twice a week have changed much more than her body. Billie Jo has trained throughout the pandemic (happy anniversary, Billie Jo!) either virtually ...
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Family Physical Fitness Challenge

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Posted by: Brenda Boyd

Exercise not only improves health, it increases self-confidence and reduces anxiety in children. Participating in physical activity as a family also strengthens family bonds, improves the overall mood of both the parents and their children, and sets an example for future behavior. 

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Days of Memory

Thursday, March 25, 2021
Posted by: Rotem Cohen, Israeli Shlicha

Join us on April 7, April 11, April 13 and April 14 for Days of Memory, a signature experience featuring Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, and Yom Ha'Atzmaut.

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Category: Community Programs

Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Posted by: ERJCC
Houston yom haatzmaut celebration
The celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day) will look and feel very different this year for our Houston community. At a time where so many of us are craving human interaction, while still wanting to remain safe,  we are excited to offer the community many unique ways to celebrate Israel’s 73rd Birthday. Check out these high quality, meaningful ways to connect with Israel and with the greater Jewish ...
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Category: Community Programs

The Past Twelve Months

Friday, March 12, 2021
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO

A little over twelve months ago, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Children’s Scholarship Ball. A little over twelve months ago we announced that we were embarking on a major renovation project to transform the J. Twelve months ago, we informed the community that the J would close due to a virus that would define the days, weeks and months ahead for all of us. 

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Category: ERJCC Blog

Sleep. It Does The Body Good!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry
When it comes to our health, exercise and nutrition are most people's top priority. But, without the proper amount of quality sleep, the circle of health is incomplete. The month of March celebrates sleep with National Sleep Awareness Week, March 1-7 and World Sleep Day, March 13. Let's explore why sleep is so important and how you can make sure that you get the right amount. Studies show that getting quality sleep on a regular basis can have ...
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