Boot Camp at Godwin Park
We're bringing fitness to you! Our fitness instructors and personal trainers are holding a free boot camp in Godwin Park every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 AM. This is a free class to anyone in the community who wants to get back into a workout routine.
"We had 11 members out there yesterday, and it just felt so good. Folks were happy to see one another, and most importantly they were just so happy to get a workout in," said Robin Fortenberry, our Director of Fitness. Stay tuned for more details.
We're looking to add a 9:30 AM workout class soon.
Boniuk Indoor Tennis Center
Our tennis staff team met to begin planning to get tennis programs back up and running. We’re working on a plan to potentially have indoor courts available for limited times on evening and weekends. More details to come soon.
Our Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School staff have started the transformation of some of the indoor courts into temporary classrooms while repairs are made at the BAS building.
West Houston Campus
Recently we were able to access our West Houston campus and assess the effects from Hurricane Harvey. Our facility staff and electricians were able to inspect the building and have deemed that the building is safe for our staff and families to return.
The Ellen Boniuk West Houston Early Childhood School will resume their school year beginning Monday, September 11.
Jewish Book & Arts Festival
Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival. The Show Will Go On.
Opening night is Saturday, October 28 with film and TV star, Stephen Tobolowsky. The Festival is the largest annual Jewish arts, culture, and literary event in Houston and welcomes 5,000 guests during its two-week run.
In 2007, we weathered a fire in the building and moved the entire operation into our gymnasiums thanks to the creative mind (and spirit) of then JBAF Chairwoman, Susan Schneider.
November 4, 1995, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was murdered and that night, Tovah Feldshul, a personal friend of the Rabin's, gave a heartfelt concert to a sold out audience in our Kaplan Theatre. Rabin's assassination put a pallor of sadness over the community, yet the Book & Arts Fair became the place where community members gathered to console each other. It was important for our community to be together.
We would never compare these events to the sadness, anger and shock that Houstonians are experiencing. Our trauma, due to the destruction of our homes, Jewish synagogues and agencies, is palpable. When we gather together during the festival to celebrate Jewish arts, culture and literature, we believe we will find solace, and maybe even a bit of joy in being together as a community.
Watch erjcchouston.org/bookfestival for updates.
J Members Welcomed at YMCA of Greater Houston
Thanks to the generosity of the YMCA of Greater Houston, all Evelyn Rubenstein JCC members are able to use Y facilities to exercise, swim, take fitness classes, etc. When you go to any Y in the Greater Houston area, please take your J membership card and visit the Welcome Center to sign-up for complimentary membership.This offer is available as long as our facilities are closed.
FB Live Tour of BAS and Garden Level
As a reminder, this Sunday's David Krohn concert has been moved to Congregation Brith Shalom. There will be one performance, and tickets purchased to either performance at the J will be valid for the single performance at Brith Shalom at 4:00 PM.
Oy Vey 5K
The Oy Vey 5K is being rescheduled. A new date will be announced soon.