MENU

J Blog

Flood Relief Update for May 31, 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015
Posted by: Joel Dinkin

The last two days have been filled with donation drop offs and lots of supplies being provided to households in need in the community. The need is still great, and your community needs your help. 

Supplies:
The J will continue as a drop off and pick up site for cleaning and packing supplies. We have the greatest need for boxes, gloves, masks, tarps and any cleaning supplies. 

Volunteers:
If you are interested in volunteering, or need volunteers in your home, the coordination of this will be handled by JFS. You can email JFS at jfsvolunteer@gmail.com

Counseling and Crisis Management:
Counseling and crisis management will be coordinated by JFS and should call JFS directly at 713-667-9336.

Monetary Donations:
Gift card donations can be sent to JFS, or dropped off at the J, and we will make sure they get to JFS. 

 

Read More
Category: ERJCC Blog

An Important Update from the J regarding Summer Camp and Flood Relief

Friday, May 29, 2015
Posted by: Joel Dinkin

This has certainly been a challenging week in our community as we respond to the devastation caused by the flooding. I wanted to share an update regarding the relief effort, the damage sustained at the J and plans for start of summer camp.

Community Assistance
I know that you join me as part of a larger community to lend a helping hand and offer whatever assistance you can to families and friends in need. The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and Jewish Family Service are coordinating relief support and the J is a drop-off site for the following items: bottled water, work gloves, plastic storage bins, heavy trash bags, heady duty razor blades to rip out carpet and cleaning supplies, including old towels. We are also collecting gift cards from home repair stores and grocery stores for our Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School families that have experienced loss. Additional information on ways to offer support can be found on the Jewish Federation website at www.houstonjewish.org/houstonflood.

Child Care Needs
I recognize that families may have...

Read More
Category: ERJCC Blog

“29, One More Time” brings Cabaret Theatre to the J

Monday, May 11, 2015
Posted by: Laura Yosowitz

The creation of an original cabaret performance has been a dream of mine for several years, and I am so happy and proud that on Wednesday, May 6, we previewed our two women show, “29, One More Time.”

“29, One More Time” is an irresistibly engaging cabaret theatre performance filled with songs and stories of youth, love, motherhood and the perils and triumphs of womanhood. I wrote and perform this joyful, original work along with Joanne Bonasso who also stars. It is directed by seasoned theatre veteran, Rebekah Dahl from the Music Box Theatre with musical direction by Mitch Pengra.

We created a cabaret that is filled with unique stories from our lives that are fun, exciting and highly relatable. “29, One More Time” is a play on the social norm of a woman’s need to stay forever young. As women, mothers and actresses, we relate and through our show examine another way to define ourselves, beyond the number of years we have lived on this earth. Audiences will be delighted by the music in the show, ranging from well-known classics like...

Read More
Category: Arts and Culture