Center for Jewish Living and Learning

Jewish Learning Class 

The Bobbi & Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living and Learning (CJLL) offers classes, lectures, programs, and other meaningful Jewish experiences for the Houston community.

CJLL Classes

Rich, in-depth Jewish studies courses designed by local faculty as well as the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.

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Season Highlights

High Holiday Boot Camp
Thursdays, Sept 5-26, 2019
Join us for stimulating classes that will get you in spiritual and intellectual “shape” to start the new year right. Details

11th Annual Rice University Jewish Studies Lecture Series
Migration and Identity in the Jewish Hispanic World
Sept 11, 18 & 25, 2019 Details

Friday Night Lights
Shabbat dinner in a sophisticated setting along with high quality entertainment. Details

The J is proud to partner with the National Center for Jewish Film to offer several rare and relevant documentary films throughout the year. Details

28th Horvitz Scholar-in-Residence Series
With Dr. Hanna Yablonka of Ben-Gurion University
75 Since ’45: Liberation and the Postwar Era
Feb 9–23, 2020 Details 

Weekly Torah
Fridays, Ongoing | 12:00 PM 
A discussion of the week’s Torah portion using classic and modern commentaries. Details

Jewish Family Programs

Mishpacha & Me
Jewish Experiences for Young Children & Families
Celebrate Judaism with us through creative family activities all over town. This program is specifically designed for Jewish families with children ages 0-5 years. Details

Mishpacha NEXT
This program brings families with children in grades K-5 together for meaningful and fun-filled activities. Details

Connect with Israel

Our Israeli Shaliach works to expand education, understanding and engagement with Israel throughout the Houston Jewish and greater community.  

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Ethical Foods Co-Op

Take part in our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and our Meat Buying Club. 

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Meet the Bobbi and Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living & Learning staff. 

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