Program Updates

Updated 10-4-17

Semester Based Programs

Many of our programs will start this week at off-site locations including KidZone at Shlenker, competitive gymnastic team training at various southwest locations and free drop-in JTA tennis program utilizing the outdoor tennis courts.

Our semester based programs, including after school classes, swim lessons, gymnastics classes, tennis, dance, and sports programs for children will begin the week of Sunday, October 15.


The pool at the Merfish Teen Center is operational. Members can swim at the pool, and a schedule is available here

The indoor pool will open Monday, Oct 16 and we will no longer be using the Mefish pool for lap swimming. Please note the water temperature will be approximately 80 degrees (normally 86 degrees). Aquatics classes will start the week of Oct 29, once the boiler is installed and the water temperature is at 86 degrees.

Arts, Culture & Education

Plans are moving forward to open the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival on Saturday, October 28, our Symposium program on October 10 and classes the week of October 15. Our Melton program is also planning to open the week of October 15.


Classes are split between the Boniuk Indoor Tennis Center and Shlenker.


Children’s Theatre Production - JCCS

JCCS will continue on its regular schedule at Congregation Brith Shalom (4610 Bellaire Blvd.) on Tuesdays – 4:30 PM-6:30 PM & Sundays – 1:00 PM-5:00 PM. 


The Dance Workshop Featuring D(n)A Arts Collective scheduled for Sunday, October 8 will take place at Meyerland Performing and Visual Arts Middle School, 10410 Manhattan Dr. 77096.


Family Outreach

Oct 6 | Mishpacha & Me and Shabbatify Music & Dinner in the Sukkah


Starting Monday, October 16 Group Exercise, Hatha Yoga 60+, Gentle Pilates will all return to the J. The only boot camp taking place at Godwin Park will be on Wednesday mornings at 5:30 AM.

Group Exercise
We will have group classes at Crossfit Willowbend at Chimney Rock and West Bellfort. Classes will be Cardio Circuit with Dena at 9:30 AM-10:30 AM and Pilates with Linda at 10:45 AM-11:30 AM. These classes are going on every Tuesday and Thursday with the exceptions of October 5 and 12 until further notice.

Boot Camp in the Park at Godwin Park
Monday & Friday | 6:00 AM
Wednesdays | 5:30 AM
Tuesday, Thursday | 9:30 AM
Please bring a large towel and water bottle

Hatha Yoga 60+ - Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
St. Phillips Methodist Church (in the fellowship hall) -  5501 Beechnut St. (located at corner of Beechnut & Renwick)
This class will accommodate both the normal Wednesday & Thursday 10:30 AM classes. Even though registration is usually required for this class, we are opening the class up to anyone who would like to participate. We only have a limited number of mats and blocks available, so participants are encouraged to bring their own if possible.

Gentle Pilates
Sherry Steiner is teaching her Gentle Pilates classes at the Weekly YMCA. Classes are Tuesdays 10:30 AM and Fridays at 12:30 PM.

Stay Young Thru Fitness 60+ Yrs
Stay Young Thru Fitness and the lunch program will resume on Monday, October 16 - Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:05 AM at the Godwin Park indoor facility at 5101 Rutherglen through December. We will be picking up our members by bus who need transportation.


Our main gymnastics facility is now open, and team practices have resumed at the J. Fall gymnastics classes will begin the week of October 15. 



Children enrolled in KidZone will be picked up at their schools by the J Bus and taken to KidZone at The Shlenker School.  They will have snack, play games, do homework, and more.

Please pick-up at The Shlenker School (5600 N. Braeswood) by 6:00 PM - Carpool will begin at 5:40 PM.  Parents must bring J Membership badge to enter, as there will be a security guard stationed at the door.  (Pick-up will be at the door facing N. Braeswood, to the left of the Congregation Beth Israel Office entrance)

Lifelong Learning

Our fall Symposium classes will be will take place at Congregation Brith Shalom

Meyerland Soccer

Meyerland Soccer will continue on its regular schedule.


The J Ride program has resumed, and our next Adult 60 Plus Bus Trip is scheduled for October 18. The Great Books Discussion group will meet at Westbury United Methodist Church through December 2017. 

Stay Young Thru Fitness 60+ Yrs
Stay Young Thru Fitness and the lunch program will resume on Monday, October 16 - Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:05 AM at the Godwin Park indoor facility at 5101 Rutherglen through December. We will be picking up our members by bus who need transportation.