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Opening Night for Book & Food Lovers
Saturday, October 1, 2016

You don’t have to be Jewish to have heard about gefilte. The stuffed fish delicacy is the subject of a new book and making its way to the top of the food chain or at least giving the slimy little fish of Yiddish descent a makeover with new recipes. There are not many places in Houston that serve up Gefilte, but it’s on the menu and made fresh daily at Kenny & Ziggy’s two Houston locations..

“Gefilte fish gets a bad rap, but when you make it fresh, it’s very tasty,” said Ziggy Gruber, owner of Kenny & Ziggy’s. “In my store, I try to be as authentic and traditional as can be. Sometimes people can get a little cute, but if its good and it gets people excited to try Jewish food, then I’m all for it.”

 
Two-Week Showcase of Authors and Performers
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents a 44 year tradition of authors, music, theatre and films during the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Fair, October 29 – November 13, 2016. The two-week mega event offers a daily opportunity to be inspired, informed and entertained through literature, culture and performing arts.

 

 
Two-Week Showcase of Authors and Performers Opens this Weekend
Saturday, October 1, 2016

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston celebrates a 44 year tradition of authors, music, theatre and films during the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Fair opening this weekend October 29 – November 13, 2016. The two-week mega event offers a daily opportunity to be inspired, informed and entertained through literature, culture and performing arts.

 
Uncle Philip's Coat Comes to Houston
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

These inspiring lines engraved inside the base of the Statue of Liberty have welcomed millions of immigrants to the United States.  Today, as immigration issues are still intensely debated in our nation, it is easy to be lured into focusing on generalities. Now a poignant new play, Uncle Philip’s Coat, puts a human face on those generalities. A very limited run of two performances comes to the stage of the Kaplan Theatre at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC (the J) on October 22 and 23, 2016.

 
Shabbatify Sundays
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston invites families to Shabbatify with us an additional Sunday per month. Families have been celebrating holidays and trying out new activities like Yoga, tennis and coffee tastings. The Shabbatify program is expanding to add one Sunday event per month. These events will involve social action projects for local organizations and visits to fun, family-friendly Houston locations.

 
Community Wide Book Club
Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston wants to facilitate book clubs around the city to engage and dialogue about two great reads being presented at the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Fair, October 29 – November 13, 2016.

We have launched the “Take Your Pick: Reading as a Community” program where we invite the community to “Take your Pick” between two different books. The books have a unifying theme of music, and the authors will be presenting together at the Book Fair on Tuesday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC.

 
Exploring Starts Early at the J
Monday, August 8, 2016

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston offers afterschool Jewish & Hebrew enrichment programs that grow with their kids and allows them to explore Jewish values, language and tradition in a fun and meaningful way.

“Jewish Explorers is an amazing class, that extends my children's learning of Judaism beyond Sunday school,” said Robyn Burck, mom to Riley and Asher. “They learn so much about Judaism while doing fun crafts, snacks and songs.”

 

 
Finding Love at the J
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Finding Love at the JMiriam Selig and Adolph Scheiman found love at the J in their 80’s.

Houston, TX – Miriam Selig and Adolph Scheiman are both in their 80’s and joined the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC a few years ago to stay active and social. The two didn’t expect they would find love, but that’s what happened one day in the Senior Adult exercise class.

“I saw Miriam on the other side of the room. It took me a couple of weeks to get up the courage to say hello. I finally did and asked her out,” said 88-year-old Adolph. “We have so much in common; there is no tension and no conflict. Love at our age is terrific--- never better.”

It’s exactly that kind of story that is the focus of an award-winning documentary The Age of Love premiering at the J Thursday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kaplan Theatre. The film follows the comical and poignant adventures of thirty seniors from Rochester, New York who sign up for a speed dating event for 70 to 90 year-olds. Fearlessly candid about their needs and desires, these WWII babies soon discover how the search love never changes.

 
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