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Program & Facility Updates 9-13-17

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Posted by: Joel Dinkin
Program Updates Our staff continues to find facilities to open their doors for our programs. Four different gymnastic gyms are providing space for our competitive gymnasts to train. Congregation Brith Shalom that hosted our concert this past Sunday is providing space for our children and teen theater productions to rehearse, and Shlenker Day School is hosting our KidZone program. Our staff is amazing. They have been working under very ...
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Facility and Program Update from the J

Sunday, September 10, 2017
Posted by: Joel Dinkin
Facilities Update As many schools prepare to open on Monday and businesses start to re-open, I wanted to provide you with updates on the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC facilities. We are working this week to set up temporary generators to get electricity to the Weingarten building and operate temporary chillers that will provide air conditioning. We will also bring in a temporary boiler to have hot water available in restrooms, showers and heat water ...
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Shabbat Message from the J

Friday, September 8, 2017
Posted by: Samantha Safran
Shabbat Shalom from the J It is difficult to describe to those outside of Houston what life is like here right now. Families displaced from their homes, the contents of a life piled up on countless front lawns, each day hazily blending into the next. These past two weeks have proven themselves beyond our wildest imagining, and we are utterly exhausted. Exhausted from tearing apart houses, from conversations with FEMA, from shuttling kids to ...
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Boot Camp at Godwin Park and West Houston Preschool to Resume

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Posted by: Jason Dobrolecki
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 ...
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J Meals on Wheels and other Programs are Up and Running

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Posted by: Jason Dobrolecki
J Meals on Wheels As we all assess the damage in our lives, those of our family and neighbors, and work through the physical and emotional toll of recovery and relief, there’s another population that we don’t see at the J collecting donated supplies and water. Our homebound seniors who cannot get out of their homes to get to supplies are also in desperate need. We’re happy to report that J Meals on Wheels is back up and ...
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Remediation Begins

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Posted by: Jason Dobrolecki
We have several updates to share with you today. Remediation In Progress Remediation work continues, and we are assessing the damage to the central plant to determine how we will provide electricity and air conditioning to the Weingarten Building. We are continuing clean up work at the Merfish Teen Center and Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School. All three pools at the main campus are closed indefinitely as we assess repairs needed. We are ...
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Hurricane Harvey's Impact on our Facilities

Monday, September 4, 2017
Posted by: Jason Dobrolecki
It’s been a long and difficult week for so many in our community and across Greater Houston and beyond. Along with the Jewish Federation and other Jewish Agencies, the J has been host to a massive recovery and relief effort. We’ve collected supplies and distributed to those in need since Hurricane Harvey pressed on to the east. We even had the Houston Texans and the JJ Watt Foundation lend a hand with additional supplies and ...
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J Teens bring home a lot more than medals from JCC Maccabi Games

Sunday, August 20, 2017
Posted by: Sarah Foster

Team Houston had an awesome time in Birmingham, Alabama at the JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest earlier this month. The J took 68 athletes from Houston to participate in seven different sports and one arts program.

Team Houston medal breakdown: The soccer team had a tough loss in the game for the bronze medal. The volleyball team had an incredible win in their bronze medal game and the girls were extremely proud. The 14U baseball and basketball teams both had tough losses in their gold medal games, but we are very proud that they came away with silver medals. Our 16U baseball players were on a mixed team with Dallas, San Diego and San Jose and won the bronze. Our girls’ basketball players were also on a mixed team with Dallas and had an incredible win over Israel in the last 17 seconds for the gold medal. We also had individual athletes playing tennis (where one Team Houston member won a bronze), swimming (where our athletes won several silvers and golds) and track (where our athlete won five gold medals in all five of her races.)

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Category: Teens

Israeli Scouts: The Community Tzofim

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Posted by: Marketing

Don’t Miss The Tzofim

The Israeli Scouts are coming to the J. Join us for this authentic Israeli high-energy concert Monday, July 17 at 6:30 PM.  The Tzofim are a Zionist and national youth movement, whose mission is dedicated to promoting positive young leadership, Jewish identity and community building while having a whole lot of fun!

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J Camps 2017 Annual Fund

Monday, June 26, 2017
Posted by: Marketing

Happy faces and shrills of delight are filling our classrooms, hallways, pools and play areas at the J. Camp isn’t just about the smiling faces and swimming though. J Camps build leadership skills, instill confidence and strengthens Jewish identity. The included daily swim instruction introduces lifesaving skills around water. And camp counselors get mentorship and build professional skills they’ll use throughout their lives. 

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Category: J Camps