Family Programs


The J offers families the opportunity to enjoy play dates, community events, and holiday celebrations that connect families and build friendships.  The goal is to foster family connections, enhance community ties, and introduce Jewish values through play-based programs.  There are programs for families with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary age children.   For questions and more information, please contact Andrea Wolfe at or 713.792.3200 ext. 3109.

Click here for registration for all family programs. 

Upcoming Programs

Tot Shabbat & Open Gym
Celebrate Shabbat with your friends and family with open gym in the pre-school gym followed by musical services.  Open gym will begin at 10:30 AM in the preschool gym, followed by music and services at 11:30 AM. 

Shimmy & Shake in the Sukkah
Shimmy & Shake your way to the J's Sukkah!  Celebrate the Jewish holidays of Sukkot & Simchat Torah with music, dancing crafts, and more!

Families will hear a festive story, build their own edible sukkah, shake the lulav & etrog with Rabbi Gelman and have an up close and personal experience with a torah!

Play Around Town
Explore a new park each week with your friends at the J!

  • Oct 5 | Fire Truck Park
  • Oct 12 | Donovan Park
  • Oct 19 | River Oaks Park/Pumpkin Park

Sunday Funday at Hitchin Post Ponies
Saddle up and yell “Yee-Haw!” The J Families are going to Hitchin Post Ponies!

Enjoy a day in the country with your J Family and enjoy all that Hitchin Post Ponies has to offer, including Pony Rides, Train Rides, Stagecoach Rides, Washer Pitchin, Horseshoes, Ladder Ball, Ping Pong, Slides & Fort, Playhouse, Crooked House, Carousels, Zip Line, Carnival Games, Duck Races, Putt Putt Golf, Playground, Basketball, Mechanical Unicorn, Big Bird and much, much more!

Virtual Author Event with Veera Hiranandani, author of How to Find What You’re Not Looking For
presented in partnership with Brazos Bookstore

Twelve-year-old Ariel Goldberg’s life feels like the moment after the final guest leaves the party. Her family’s Jewish bakery shut down because of financial trouble, and her older sister has eloped with a young man from India following the Supreme Court decision that strikes down laws banning interracial marriage. As change becomes Ariel’s only constant, she’s left to hone something that will be with her always—her own voice.