J Blog

Chase Bank Volunteers Deliver Meals on Wheels

Monday, March 25, 2019
Posted by: Kari Stein, Meals on Wheels Program Coordinator

The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC hosted a group of Chase bank volunteers to assist with delivering Meals on Wheels to the local community. The group delivered to nearly 60 of the 300+ hungry seniors that receive a hot meal Monday-Friday each week.

Our seniors really enjoy seeing a friendly face and a hot lunch, and our volunteers feel rewarded by being able to help with such a unique and special experience.  

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Category: Senior Services

Houston Jewish Film Festival Inspires, Entertains, Educates

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Posted by: Andrea Wolfe, Arts & Culture Program Coordinator

A Bag of MarblesThe 15th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival is right around the corner, and we have many exciting and entertaining Jewish and Israeli films from around the world to share with you.

Clear your calendars from March 30-April 10, 2019 as we have over 19 award-winning films, and you won’t want to miss a single one!

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Category: Arts and Culture

A Letter to the Community About the Future of the J

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO, & Lauren Kaufman Blachman, Board President

As your Evelyn Rubenstein JCC President and Chief Executive Officer, we would like to take this opportunity to share some important updates about the J as we look to the future.

Prior to Hurricane Harvey, we were engaged in a master planning process for the Levit campus which would have included significant renovations and updates to our 50-year-old building. Hurricane Harvey forced us to pause our planning and fundraising to focus on reconnecting the community to the J. We set about reengaging programs and completing post-Harvey renovations. The last of the renovations was completed in December, with the installation of the flood gates and wall in front of the Joe Weingarten Building to protect the J from future flood damage.

Throughout the months-long process, we - like many homeowners - found ourselves contemplating our future. We are pleased to announce that, at our February meeting, the Board of Trustees of the J voted by an overwhelming majority to proceed with plans to reinvest in the Levit campus. We also remain committed to expanding our off-site and outreach programs and opportunities for meaningful Jewish engagement across Houston.

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Category: News