CJLL Classes

Jewish Education Class

Come for the Community, Stay for the Learning

The Bobbi and Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living & Learning (CJLL) is a pluralistic community of Jewish adults who come together each week to learn, socialize, and add meaning to their Jewish lives and identity. Join us for rich, in-depth Jewish studies courses designed by local faculty as well as the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning.

Spring Jewish Learning



More Stories from the Houston Jewish History Archive
Dr. Joshua Furman
4 Tuesdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 I 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM I $54

Come and learn about the rich history of the Houston Jewish community! This class will highlight personal stories, rare artifacts and nostalgic images gleaned from the the Houston Jewish History Archive at Rice University. For those who took this class previously, stories will not be repeated.

Judaism: The Mystical, the Magical, the Just Plain Weird
Rabbi Annie Belford
6 Wednesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5 & 12 I 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM I $75

Join Rabbi Annie Belford for a six-week class where we spend time each week dipping our toe into hidden corners of Jewish life. We will explore Jewish ideas of angels, demons, reincarnation, prophecy, obscure meditation practices (dancing! staring at walnuts!), and how our tears and laughter can be doorways ofconnection with God. Using traditional and modern texts (in English), this course seeks to expand your definition and understanding of what can be included in your own Jewish practice and belief system.

Kishke, Kashe, and Kashrut: Jewish Eating Traditions
Rabbi Shaul Osadchey
6 Thursdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6 & 13 I 11:00 AM I $75

This class is devoted to learning Jewish traditions regarding eating (Kashrut, brachot, etc.) from Biblical to modern times, along with an exploration of current culinary trends to enliven Shabbat and holiday meals.

For more information, please contact Rabbi Samantha Safran at or 713.595.8163.


Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning