Houston Connect 68


Meet 6th, 7th and 8th graders from all over Houston with Houston Connect 68 (HC68)!  

HC 68 is a fun, safe community program which offers an exciting mix of social opportunities designed for middle school students, open to the community, members and public.

Monthly events will feature a wide variety of positive experiences designed to help bridge the gap between pre and post Bar/Bat Mitzvah and high school programs. HC68 allows middle school students to begin to understand the privileges and obligations of being a member of a community. 

Please note that for the offsite activities, the bus will not return until after 10:00 PM, so you will not be able to pick up early.

November Event - Comedy Sportz

Saturday, Nov 2 | 6:30 PM-10:30 PM

Join your friends for a hilarious night of laughter at Comedy Sportz Improv show downtown. Dinner will not be served, so please eat before the event.

Register Online


At the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival

Jordan GorfinkelAuthor Jordan B. Gorfinkel
Wednesday, Nov 6 | 4:30 PM
At Congregation Beth Yeshurun | 4525 Beechnut Blvd.
Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel

In collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
Exclusively for 4-6 Graders

Discover the world's first Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel, a modern translation which brings the epic story to life. Based on extensive research, each panel infuses the classic story with a new sense of enthusiasm, and the pages illustrated by Israeli artist, Erez Zadok, are presented alongside traditional Seder service text.

Gorfinkel, a cartoonist, musician, and writer, was also a manager of the Batman franchise at DC Comics for nearly a decade.


Butnik & LeibovitzStephanie Butnick & Liel Leibovitz
Wednesday, Nov 6 | 7:30 PM
At the Merfish Teen Center | 9000 S Rice
The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between

Presented in collaboration with Kehillah High and Helfman Upper School
Exclusively for Teens Grades 8-12

Refresh your knowledge on topics ranging from Barbara Streisand to bageling in this unorthodox and thoroughly modern guide to everything Jewish and Jew-ish! The Newish Jewish Encyclopedia: From Abraham to Zabar’s and Everything in Between is an educational, entertaining encyclopedia that covers culture, religion, history, habits and language.

Stephanie Butnick and Liel Leibovitz, along with Mark Oppenheimer, host the popular Jewish podcast Unorthodox. The trio broadcasted a live show at last year’s festival.



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For more information, please contact Eli Pollack at or 832.408.3529.