We are happy to report that the J has started to offer family activities through the J’s new Family Engagement program! Many of us have missed family programming, Jewish and recreational, in a community setting. Family Engagement programs offer small, in-person, outdoor gatherings for families that are ready to attend events and provide activities that families may complete at home for those who prefer to stay isolated. These events celebrate Judaism through creative family activities.
The J’s Family Engagement programming is intended for families of pre-school and elementary-aged children. Many families have children in both age groups and want to be able to attend activities as a family. We will continue to offer...
Writers in the Schools (WITS) offers NEW online classes open to members and the public! Creative Writing Camp Online sessions are taught by professional teachers and writers who have mastered the ability to layer social and emotional support for students through daily online instruction.
My kids’ happy place is Jewish camp. They can run free, be as loud as they want, try new things, make new friends, and connect with old friends, all in a Jewish setting. While it’s fantastic to know that kids have this, how much better is it when we as parents get to join in?
J Camps opens in a few short weeks. We are getting excited about everything that we have to offer this summer, and we cannot wait to welcome you and your children.
One of the many things that makes J Camps special is the diverse population of our campers and staff. The world that we live in is ever-changing, and the needs of our campers and staff constantly evolve. The social and emotional well-being of our campers and staff is as important to us as their physical safety here at camp.
Last summer, we contracted with a psychologist on a part-time basis to help us on this front and felt that even though the help was limited, it made an important impact.
Every summer, we, as parents, have to make choices about the experiences that we want for our children. We look at the 12 weeks that our children will not be in school and think “How can I make this time meaningful and fun for my kids?”
There are so many different choices: family vacations, spending time with extended family, staying at home, volunteering, going to work with a parent, going to residential camp and attending day camp.
Bringing Israeli Tech and Innovation to Campers at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC
We are excited to bring this amazing program from across the globe to Houston this summer. In #BIGIDEA camps, creative and curious campers can choose from 10 different workshops including gaming, graphic design, coding, robotics, electronic DJ-ing, mobile app development, music video production and more. Campers are encouraged to explore, learn, engage and achieve in the spirit of Israel's high-tech industry.
We have a great team of working theatre professionals teaching our youth theatre classes. Erin Lamb started with us as a summer camp counselor for Performing Arts Camp last year and then took on the mammoth challenge of designing the costumes for the JCCS fall production of Cats.
She is now on board as one of our Assistant Directors for our JCCS production of Seussical. She sat down with us to share a little bit about her background and passion for the arts.