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Center for Jewish Living and Learning

 

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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2018-2019 Season Highlights

This year’s theme is Jewish Time & Memory. Look for this theme in various classes, lectures and programs throughout the year.

10th Annual Rice University Jewish Studies Lecture Series
Oct 21, 23 & 28, 2018
Preserving Our Past: Stories from the Houston Jewish History Archive

Jewish CultureFest
Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 
Music, art, food & fun!

Friday Night Lights
Nov 9, Feb 1, March 29
Shabbat dinner in a sophisticated setting along with some high quality entertainment.

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

Chapter and Verse
Sundays | 10:30 AM | February 10, March 17, April 14, 2019
Sunday brunch and conversation with contemporary Jewish authors

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

Travel

Upcoming Melton Travel Seminar for Texans
Old New Land: Herzl's Dream Revisited
A Melton Travel Seminar accompanied with students and graduates from across Texas. 
Dec 2-13, 2018

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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. 

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

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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Staff

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

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