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Revitalized J Camps Program Provides New Day Camp Options
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC’s day camp program, J Camps, is a summer favorite for children of all ages. This year, J Camps is even bigger and better, with a refreshed lineup including many completely new camps with a focus on STEM, sports and the arts.

“We were seeking to revitalize the J Camps program this summer with the goal of bringing some new and exciting camps while also offering our tried and true favorites. We thought about ways to enhance our programming across all ages from toddlers through teens. We have received a lot of wonderful feedback thus far about the changes we have made to J Camps and are so excited for this summer!” said Michelle Fingeret, Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Children & Camping committee chair. Many J Camps include instructional swim, particularly for the youngest campers. “Another exciting new feature is an updated swimming curriculum with digital swim reports,” Fingeret added.

Explore the Creative Process with Houstonís Own
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Houston, TX – Many of us have something we’ve always wanted to learn ---to paint, dance, or play an instrument, but few know where to begin. Workshops allow you to kickstart your creativity or learn a specialized skill in a convenient shorter format. Taught by professional artists, workshops are available for students at all levels of experience and are kept small to ensure that individual attention can be given to everyone. Experienced and novice artists, young and old, will join us for our Exploring the Artistic Process with Houston’s Own workshop series at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC.

Summer Adult Art Classes
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Houston, TX – Summer marks the beginning of a new season and the opening of the newly-renovated art studio for drawing, painting, ceramics and jewelry making at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC. “The students are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to set up the art studios and return to many of the classes that were offered before Hurricane Harvey,” stated Morgan Steinberg, Adult Program Director.

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Elects New President
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston has elected Lauren Kaufman Blachman as the new president of its Board of Directors. She was officially sworn in as president for a two-year term on May 15, 2018 at the 82nd Annual Meeting. The evening also honored former president Debbie Kaplan. 

“I am excited to take on this responsibility and privilege of leading the J’s volunteer team and getting to partner with an incredible staff, so ably led by Chief Executive Officer Joel Dinkin,” said Kaufman Blachman. “I feel very fortunate, but prepared to take the helm, from the experience I have had watching so many talented presidents who have come before me,” she continued. 

An Afternoon of Art and Dance at the J
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Houston, TX – The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC presents An Afternoon of Art and Dance Sunday, June 3 beginning with an art opening at 2:00 PM in the Deutser Art Gallery. The exhibit will feature the work of the J’s drawing, painting and ceramic students. Following the art opening, everyone is invited to attend a dance performance beginning at 3:30 PM in the Kaplan Theatre featuring the J’s dance students of all ages. Houston Tap Happy Tappers will appear as guest artists.

Celebrating Community for 82 Years
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston is celebrating 82 years of leadership and community at its annual meeting Tuesday, May 15 at 7:00 PM in the Kaplan Theatre of the Gerald Rauch Cultural and Performing Arts Wing. This year’s theme, “Resilient & Strong: Building Community Together,” reflects the post-Hurricane Harvey commitment to rebuilding not only the J, but also Meyerland and the greater Houston community.

Shelly Serota Memorial Womenís Doubles Tournament
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston hosts the 4th Annual Shelly Serota Memorial Women's Doubles Tournament on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 9:00AM at the J’s Boniuk Family Indoor Tennis Center.

Shelly Chadwin Serota was an avid tennis player and leader of women’s tennis at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC. All who knew Shelly, on and off the court, loved her magnetic personality and devotion for this game. The tennis community, family and friends gather every year for this special event to remember Shelly and to play in this fun, women’s doubles tournament to honor her memory.

Friedman Named New Bertha Alyce School Director
Monday, March 26, 2018

Houston, TX – Meagan Friedman has been selected as the new director of the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC’s Bertha Alyce Early Childhood School (BAS) effective June 1, 2018. 

Friedman has served in the capacity of assistant director of BAS for the past three years, Camp Bami director for the past four years and a classroom teacher for six years both in early childhood and school aged classrooms. Prior to moving to Houston, Friedman was on the professional staff at the JCC in New Orleans working in the children’s and camp programs.

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