Press Release

Symposium: Lifelong Learning Opportunity
Winter classes
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
by M Groogan

Lifelong Learning Opportunity

 Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents a new season of Symposium where active adults can continue learning in a stimulating, intellectual and social environment. There are no requirements except for a thirst for knowledge.

Peer-led courses consist of four consecutive weekly, one-hour sessions February 7 – 28, 2017. Symposium courses will cover a variety of subjects including fine arts and history in Houston.

The first course discusses the Current Houston Art Scene…as Seen through the Eyes of an Artist on Tuesdays, Feb 7-28 at 10:00 a.m. Get an insider's look as to what makes Houston’s art community so dynamic. As the fourth most vibrant art market in the country, Houston is home to more than 60 art galleries, museums and alternative spaces. Course participants are invited to join the facilitator Sandi Seltzer Bryant on Tuesday, March 7 at 10:00 a.m. for a tour of the Winter Street Studios.

The second Symposium course will focus on, Houston: Then and Now on Tuesdays, Feb 7-28, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. Facilitators, Elizabeth Martin, Education Coordinator of The Heritage Society and  Mike Vance, Program Director at The Heritage Society, will help the student understand Houston’s history. How we grew from an uncivilized, muddy, mosquito-ridden backwater to the nation's fourth largest city. Take a seat and learn about the people whose determination and imagination made it happen.

Symposium committee members include Libby Lieberman, Elaine Kellner, Marge Mayer, Karen Wolff, Aaron Howard, Bob Gilbert, Joyce Gilbert, Fran Epstein, Diane Kaplan and Eva Loeb. All Symposium courses take place at the J at 5601 S. Braeswood. Visit for more details about each specific class. You can also register online. Contact Esther Bethke at 713.595.8186 for information about multiple course discounts. Find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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