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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.


Friday, Feb 7 | 7:00 PM

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

YidLife Crisis: Autoneurotic
Created by Eli Batalion & Jamie Elman
Canada, 2019, 8 mi
As the sundown on the Sabbath approaches, Leizer races to drive Chaimie home, while construction drives Chaimie and Leizer crazy.

Gefilte
Directed by Rachel Fleit
USA, 2018, 11 min
Each year, the Hermelin family of Detroit come together to celebrate Passover by eating gefilte fish, an activity through which they project all of their feelings about family, identity, tradition, struggle, loss and love.

Optimistic Realist
Directed by Brandon Ravet
USA, 2018, 10 min
Fed up with an endless series of dead-end Hollywood casting calls, a struggling young actress takes career advice from her sage fifth-grade Hebrew school students.

$54 Per Person*

Advance purchase required by January 31

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Friday, March 20 | 7:30 PM

Get Cultured | Exclusively for people in their 20s & 30s  
Mia Bella Trattoria | Greenway Plaza Location
An Evening of Short Films
Films will be different than those shown at the Feb 7 event. 

Join us for this Shabbat experience exclusively for young adults featuring contemporary and thought provoking Israeli and Jewish films. 

$39 Per Person (not included in Series Pass)*

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Friday Apr 3 | 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.