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Friday Night Lights

Dinner Party

Experience Shabbat in a sophisticated setting along with high quality entertainment. Join us for one or multiple dinners at restaurants around town. Menus will be kosher style with fish and vegetarian options, but not under the supervision of HKA. Restaurants subject to change.  Adults 21 & over.


Margalit FoxFriday, Nov 8, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Author | Kiran’s | 2925 Richmond Ave
Featuring Margalit Fox
Author of Conan Doyle for the Defense: How Sherlock Holmes's Creator Turned Real-Life Detective and Freed a Man Wrongly Imprisoned for Murder.  

After a woman was murdered in her Glasgow home in 1908, the police suspected Oscar Slater, a Jewish immigrant. Though he was known to be innocent, he was tried and convicted. Outraged, Arthur Conan Doyle – world-renowned as the creator of Sherlock Holmes - used Sherlock’s methods to reinvestigate the case, ultimately winning Slater’s freedom.

A senior writer at The New York Times, Fox is considered one of the foremost explanatory writers and literary stylists in American journalism.

$54 Per Person*

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Friday, Feb 7, 2020 | 7:00 PM

Film | 51fifteen
An Evening of Short Films
A sampling of contemporary and thought-provoking Israeli and Jewish short films.
$54 Per Person*

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Friday, March 20, 2020 | 7:30 PM

Get Cultured | Exclusively for people in their 20s & 30s Film | Mia Bella Trattoria
An Evening of Short Films
Films will be different than those shown at the Feb 7 event. 
$39 Per Person (not included in Series Pass)*

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Friday Apr 3, 2020 | 7:00 PM

Music | Artisans
Featuring Jaffa Road
A world music group that hails from Canada and has created a unique landscape, drawing from sacred and secular Jewish songs, Arabic and Indian music, modern jazz, rock and dub. 
$54 Per Person*

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Series Pass
 | $195 Per Person
excludes Get Cultured program on March 20

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*Advance purchase required. Prices include service fees.


Friday Night Lights is underwritten by Janet and Elton Lipnick in honor of Marilyn Hassid.

The Arts & Ideas season is funded in part by the Patrons of the Arts with support from The Maurice Amado Foundation and a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

For more information, please contact Rabbi Samantha Safran at ssafran@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8163.