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Doreen Joffe and Sharon Kagan Founders Fund Established
Monday, March 12, 2018

Houston, TX – The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston (the J) recently announced the Doreen Joffe and Sharon Kagan Founders Fund, the inaugural gift to the Houston Jewish Film Festival Endowment for the Future. The endowment will provide support to annually invite a filmmaker, actor or speaker associated with a film being screened at the Festival.

 
Adult Art Students Return to the J
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Houston, TX – Six months ago the painting/drawing and ceramic studios, located in the lower level of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, were washed away by Hurricane Harvey. Renovations to the studios are underway and expected to be completed by the end of May. However, students will not have to wait for the studios to re-open and can once again enjoy art classes this spring in temporary spaces at the J.

 
Houston Jewish Film Festival celebrates the best Jewish and Israeli films
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Houston, TX –Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents the 14th Houston Jewish Film Festival March 3-18, 2018. The festival showcases 25 of the best Jewish and Israeli films from around the world. The 16-day festival is comprised of new, cutting-edge and entertaining short, documentary and feature movies with meaningful Jewish and Israeli content.

 
Stellar Houston musicians to perform in the Winter Concert at the J
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Rice University Professor of Composition, Dr. Richard Lavenda has gathered together an outstanding group of Houston musicians for the Winter Concert, Sunday, Jan. 28 at 4:00 PM at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC (the J), 5601 S. Braeswood.  This concert will introduce Israeli composer

 Dr. Hana Ajiashvili  who will be the Schusterman Visiting Israeli Artist in residence at  the Rice University Shepherd School of Music.  The concert will feature compositions by both Lavenda and Ajiashvili.

 
Lucky Penny
Monday, January 15, 2018

Houston, TX – From the centuries-old adage, “A penny saved is a penny earned,” to  the iconic1960s footwear, the penny-loafer, the Penny, the smallest unit of our currency, has played notable roles in several areas of our culture – from literature to music to fashion.  This year the Houston theatre scene gets its turn with the arrival of the new one-act play, Lucky Penny, being performed in Houston for an exclusive, one-weekend run on February 17 and 18 at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center’s (the J’s) Kaplan Theatre, S. Braeswood.

 
Houston Choreographer’s X6 with Special Guest Houston Ballet Academy
Monday, January 15, 2018

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents the 38th season of Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre January 14 – February 10, 2018. One of the most anticipated dance events in Houston, Dance Month showcases prominent choreographers, master teachers, companies and dancers. Dance community outreach, audience expansion and professional artistic development are continuing goals of Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre.

 
Nominations Sought for Prestigious Award
Monday, January 15, 2018

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston is now accepting nominations for the 2018 David H. White Memorial Award. The selection committee is looking for individuals who have dedicated their life’s work and service to improving the quality of life for others. The committee, chaired by Bobbi Samuels, will present the honor at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Annual Meeting May 15, 2018. 

 
Arts in the Afternoon A Cultural Journey Through India
Monday, January 8, 2018

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents the 38th season of Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre January 14 – February 10, 2018. One of the most anticipated dance events in Houston, Dance Month showcases prominent choreographers, master teachers, companies and dancers. Dance community outreach, audience expansion and professional artistic development are continuing goals of Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre.

 
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