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.
Highlights of the 2018/2019 Season
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
Sunday, Dec 9, 2018
Music, art, food & fun!
Friday Night Lights
Nov 9, Feb 1, Apr 5
Shabbat dinner in a sophisticated setting along with some high quality entertainment.
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
Fridays, Ongoing | 12:00 PM
A discussion of the week’s Torah portion using classic and modern commentaries. No knowledge of Hebrew is required. FREE and open to the public
Rich, in-depth Jewish studies courses designed by local faculty as well as the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.
Old New Land: Herzl's Dream Revisited
A Melton Travel Seminar accompanied with students and graduates from across Texas.
Dec 2-13, 2018
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.
Magnify your family Shabbat experience! This program brings families with children in grades K-5 together for a meaningful and fun-filled Shabbat afternoon.
Connect with Israel
Our Israeli Shaliach works to expand education, understanding and engagement with Israel throughout the Houston Jewish and greater community.
Ethical Foods Co-Op
Take part in our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and our Meat Buying Club.
Meet the Bobbi and Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living & Learning staff.