Connect with Israel
Engage with Israel the J Way
We offer a number of opportunities throughout the year to connect with Israel. Programs range from the arts, to traditional learning and community wide engagement. Look below to find the program that is right for you.
Arts & Ideas
- Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival | Nov 3-13, 2018
- Houston Jewish Film Festival | March 30–April 10, 2019
- Itamar Borochov Quartet | Saturday, February 2, 2019
- Israeli Dancing | Every Tuesday Evening
Bobbi and Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living & Learning Programs
- CJLL Classes | MELTON! We Are What We Remember | Jan 24-Feb 14, 2019
- Community Shaliach | Ongoing
- Yom Ha’atzmaut Israel @ 71! Community Wide Celebration | May 9, 2019
- Tzofim Caravan | Summer 2019
Travel to Israel
- Melton Travel Seminar in Israel | December 3-13, 2018
- Krav Maga Classes | Ongoing
Learn more about Israel politics, culture, news, arts and more.
Our Israeli Shlichim work to expand education, understanding and engagement with Israel throughout the Houston Jewish and greater community. They work with all ages, but primarily with high school students in area synagogues, schools, youth movements and other Jewish organizations through classes programs and events. Read articles written by our Shlichim.
This international program is designed to engage communities to be actively involved in becoming closer to their Jewish identity through Israel. Each Shaliach, (the Hebrew word for "Emissary”), is challenged to create programs tailor-made for specific needs of the community in which they reside.
The program is designed to increase Jewish awareness, knowledge and pride; to bridge the gap between Jews of different backgrounds and Israel; and to promote an understanding of Israel and its ideals.