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About Us

When you step into the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, you'll find a center filled with remarkable people, dedicated volunteers and a wide-array of year-round programs, activities and special events. At the J, we're committed to enriching the lives of our members and the community. 

Since 1936 the J has been a place where families and individuals come together for friendship, affiliation and socialization in a safe and welcoming environment. Throughout our buildings, you'll find a committed staff working together to provide our members and guests with quality experiences, excellent service and a sense of belonging.


The mission of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston is to develop and strengthen Jewish identity, foster Jewish values and enrich the Jewish community and the greater community.

2020-2021 Board of Trustees 

President Honorary President  

Jeremy Samuels

Lauren Kaufman Blachman

Vice Presidents    
Elizabeth Cohen
Debbie Diamond

Joe Epstein
Kenneth Katz

Secretary Treasurer Assistant Treasurer

Michelle Fingeret

Eric Cohen

Marcy Laviage

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Committee Appointments

Joel Dinkin

Rebecca Block
Lonny Hoffman

Directors   (*past presidents)    

Maida Asofsky
Daniel Barvin
Wendy Bernstein
Barbara Bratter
Donald Brodsky*
Daniel Coleman
Stacey Cook
Ben Cowan
Cantor Francyne Davis Jacobs
John Dreyfus
Michael Durham
Eric Efron
Theba Feldman*
Marci Gilbert
Jeryl Golub
Stefani S. Golub
Steven Goodman

Leah Gross
Roslyn Haikin*
Cynthia Block Helstein
Albert Hiller*
Erin Johnson
Barbara Kalmans
Murray Kalmin
Debbie Kaplan*
Ann Kaufman*
Stephen Kaufman*
Noah Kruger
Mardi Kunik
Bobby Lapin*
Lauren Laechelin
Nancy Lerner*
Ben Lipson
Gerald Merfish*

Karol Musher*
Ron Oppenheimer
Joe Pryzant
Dr. Stacey Rose
Jodi Rubenstein
Bobbi Samuels*
Vic Samuels*
Lindsay Schmulen
Ed Schreiber*
Anat Shaw
Gregg Sheena
Bubba Silberstein*
Amira Staller
Dan C. Steiner*
Sam Stolbun*
Melissa Wolfson
Jennifer Haikin Zach


Diane Lee Kraitman

Alex Lazar



Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston
5601 S. Braeswood • Houston, TX 77096-3907 MAP 
713.729.3200 • FAX: 713.551.7223  


Annual Report

View our current Impact Report. 

Facilities and Building Hours

Learn more about our various facilities or check our building hours. Select facilities are available for rental. Picture ID is required for entry into our facilities. 


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