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Facility Update

Thursday, August 27, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO

With the weather being clear, we will reopen the recreational areas of the J this afternoon at 3:00 PM until their normal closing times. This includes the Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool, Tennis Center and Gymnastics. Recreational Swim for families is available tonight from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Please call 713.551.7211 starting at 3:00 PM to make a reservation. All gymnastics teams will practice at their regularly scheduled times.

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Update Regarding Hurricane Laura

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO

Please make note of the following important updates regarding the J and our plans to keep you and our staff safe and out of harm's way with Hurricane Laura threatening the Texas Coast and possibly Houston.  

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An Update from the J

Monday, August 24, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO
I know that everyone is concerned about the weather and how it may impact Houston and residents along the Gulf Coast. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates regarding how the storm may impact J programs, facilities and operations. 
 
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100 Years of Women's Suffrage

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Posted by: Rabbi Samantha Safran, Director, Bobbi & Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living and Learning

American Suffragists100 years ago today, the 19th Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing and protecting a woman’s constitutional right to vote. The 19th Amendment was the result of a decades-long movement of women and men who believed that women deserved a voice in the United States government.  

A lesser known fact about women’s suffrage is that the ratification of the 19th Amendment came down to one vote, in the Tennessee House. A state representative by the name of Harry Burns had initially planned to vote against the amendment. But when he received a letter from his college-educated, women’s rights activist mother, Febb Burns, he flipped his vote. That November, 10 million American women--roughly one third of all eligible female voters—headed to the polls for the first time.  

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An Update from the J

Monday, August 17, 2020
Posted by: Joel Dinkin, CEO
I hope that you and your family continue to be safe and healthy. I wanted to provide you with a quick update on what's happening at your J. Last week we announced our new Schools Day at the J initiative to support families and children as they transition back to school and our fall line-up of enrichment programs for children and teens. Watch for additional announcements in the coming days regarding our fall programs in:
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The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center is pleased to announce the Sherry and Gerald Merfish and Family Matching Gift Program to continue momentum towards Our New J, the renovation and expansion project announced in February. The family has agreed to a $2-to-$1 match of any pledged commitment of $10,000 to $250,000 that is made by Labor Day. 

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Category: Our New J