MENU
-->

J Blog

Tashlich at Home

Monday, September 13, 2021
Posted by: Rabbi Barry Gelman, Andrea Wolfe
Are you looking for a meaningful rainy day activity with your kids? This could be a perfect time to explain Tashlich to them! What is Tashlich? Traditionally on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, (or, if one cannot get to it then, it can be done until Hoshannah Rabbah - this year Sept. 27th) Jews gather at a body of water to symbolically throw their sins into the depths of the sea by throwing pieces of bread into the water. This article offers ...
Read More
Category: ERJCC Blog

Shabbat Message - A 9/11 Reflection

Friday, September 10, 2021
Posted by: Rabbi Barry Gelman
This shabbat marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. It is an opportunity to consider one of the outcomes of that very hard time. This Dvar Torah is dedicated to all of those who lost their lives on that terrible day. This week’s Torah portion, VaYeilech, includes the Mitzvha of Hakel. הַקְהֵ֣ל ...
Read More
Category: ERJCC Blog

How Jewish Are The High Holidays?

Sunday, September 5, 2021
Posted by: Rabbi Barry Gelman
I am very excited to be starting my role as Director of Bobbi and Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living & Learning (CJLL). I look forward to learning with you! Shabbat Shalom. -Rabbi Gelman Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Jewish Holidays? This may seem like a strange question, but a careful look at the texts we read on those days may tell us otherwise. On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, we read that God remembered Sarah. This may be one of ...
Read More
Category: CJLL

Shabbat Message - What It Means to Stand Before God

Friday, September 3, 2021
Posted by: Rabbi Barry Gelman
Weekly Torah Portion ֶּאַתֶּ֨ם נִצָּבִ֤ים הַיּוֹם֙ כֻּלְּכֶ֔ם לִפְנֵ֖י יְהֹוָ֣ה ...
Read More
Category: ERJCC Blog

Fall 2021 Teen Programs

Thursday, August 19, 2021
Posted by: Barrie Skalsky
As we are approaching the 2021-2022 school year, so many things have changed. For me, it's a new job, new people to meet, and the first time since 1999 I won’t be in a classroom. For everyone else, this school year is about getting back to some level of normalcy. Now, this doesn't mean doing away with COVID precautions but instead finding out how to get teens back to doing things that make them happy and help them grow. This is exactly the ...
Read More
Category: Teens

Fall Open House 2021

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Posted by: ERJCC

Come see what we're doing with the place! 

Read More
Category: ERJCC Blog

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 ...
Read More
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 ...
Read More
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.

Read More

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 ...
Read More
Category: Israel

Items 71-80 of 314