Jewish Living and Learning


The Bobbi and Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living and Learning brings together arts & culture and Jewish learning programs with the hope that you may be touched by meaningful Jewish experiences and enrich your heart and mind as two parts of a complete Jewish journey.

Special Programs and Events 

Throughout the year we offer cultural and educational Jewish holiday events for all ages. Be sure to check out our NEW programs: Friday Night Lights, Chapter and Verse and DocuJews  plus our annual Jewish CultureFest

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Old New Land: Herzl's Dream Revisited
A Melton Travel Seminar accompanied with students and graduates from across Texas. 
Dec 2-13, 2018

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Mini-Courses & Lecture Series

Whether you're beginning to explore Judaism or want to deepen your knowledge, choose from an array of Jewish learning classes and lectures featuring engaging presenters. Programs include our fall Rice University Jewish Studies Lecture Series and more. 

Adult Jewish Learning

Rich, in-depth Jewish studies courses designed by local Houston faculty and The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning. 

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Weekly Torah

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

Jewish Family Engagement

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 0-6. 

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Magnify your family Shabbat experience! This program brings families with children in grades K-5 together for a meaningful and fun-filled Shabbat afternoon. 

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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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Meet the Bobbi and Vic Samuels Center for Jewish Living & Learning staff. 

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