On Sunday, April 22 over 325 Jewish teens from across Houston joined together for an afternoon of service. In addition to the service projects, the teens participated in a Holocaust commemoration and heard from keynote speaker, Allen Woods, about how they could make change in our community. The theme for the day was “Never Forget: You are the Force for Change.”
Hear from several of the teens about the experience:
J Teen Art Scene’s 2018 Grand Opening Showcase welcomed art enthusiasts to enjoy a program of speakers, musicians and teen artists. Presented by the J's exceptional Teen and Arts & Culture Department, this year’s teen exhibit for students ages 13-18, in its 9th year, seemed the most inspiring yet as its theme, CommUNITY, held special meaning for all, especially the teen artists who participated after the devastation of Harvey’s wrath.
Team Houston had an awesome time in Birmingham, Alabama at the JCC Maccabi Games and Arts Fest earlier this month. The J took 68 athletes from Houston to participate in seven different sports and one arts program.
Team Houston medal breakdown: The soccer team had a tough loss in the game for the bronze medal. The volleyball team had an incredible win in their bronze medal game and the girls were extremely proud. The 14U baseball and basketball teams both had tough losses in their gold medal games, but we are very proud that they came away with silver medals. Our 16U baseball players were on a mixed team with Dallas, San Diego and San Jose and won the bronze. Our girls’ basketball players were also on a mixed team with Dallas and had an incredible win over Israel in the last 17 seconds for the gold medal. We also had individual athletes playing tennis (where one Team Houston member won a bronze), swimming (where our athletes won several silvers and golds) and track (where our athlete won five gold medals in all five of her races.)