As we continue to recover from Hurricane Harvey, our staff has worked diligently to get programs back up and running, both in the short term with the limited facilities available, and for the future as we get buildings operational.
Today we wanted to provide you with an update on the programs we are currently running and looking forward to in the near future.
We hope that you'll come out to show your support for the J at one or several of these programs and events.
Many of our programs have started this week at off-site locations including KidZone at Shlenker, competitive gymnastic team training at various southwest locations and free drop-in JTA tennis program using the outdoor tennis courts.
Our semester-based programs, including after-school classes, swim lessons, gymnastics classes, tennis, dance and sports programs for children, will begin the week of Sunday, October 15.
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.
We hope you'll join us and support this longstanding program. 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 Meals on Wheels
J Meals on Wheels is delivering meals! Thanks to St Phillip's United Methodist Church for hosting this program and providing us the space to provide meals for our homebound seniors.
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 and Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 AM. This is a free class for anyone in the community who wants to get back into a workout routine. Please bring a large towel and a water bottle.
Hatha Yoga 60+
Wednesdays | 10:00 AM | St. Phillips Methodist Church
Even though registration is usually required for this class, we are opening the class up to anyone who would like to participate. We have a limited number of mats and blocks available, so participants are encouraged to bring their own if possible.
Team gymnastics will continue to practice at other facilities in the Southwest Houston area. To make it easier on parents, drop off and pick up are at the J, and we have three buses available to transport our teams to those facilities.
Adult J Ride transportation services resumed today, Thursday, September 14. Schedule rides by calling 832.413.1666.
Children enrolled in KidZone will be picked up at their schools by the bus and taken to KidZone at The Shlenker School.
Children’s Theatre Production - JCCS
JCCS will continue its regular schedule at Congregation Brith Shalom
Tuesdays | 4:30 PM-6:30 PM
Sundays | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Bobbi and Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living & Learning
High Holiday Events
Sept 20 | High Holiday Reboot for Mishpacha & Me and Shabbatify
Sept 21 | Family Tashlich
Oct 6 | Mishpacha & Me and Shabbatify Music and Dinner in the Sukkah
9th Annual Rice University Jewish Studies Lecture Series
October 8, 15, 22
Melton & More
Classes will begin the week of October 15 as originally scheduled.
Boniuk Indoor Tennis Center
Our staff is working to get tennis programs up and running. The outdoor courts are available for tennis members while the indoor courts are being temporarily used to house some of our Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School children while repairs are being made at Merfish Teen Center. The BAS children will be relocated to Merfish in about four weeks.