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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

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

Friday Night Lights
Shabbat dinner in a sophisticated setting along with 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.

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

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

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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