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Documentary of Israeli basketball team puts Israel “On the Map”
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The 13th Houston Jewish Film Festival opens Sunday, March 5 with 27 contemporary Jewish and Israeli-themed films and documentaries at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston. The 16 day film festival is the largest Jewish film festival in the state and is expected to attract 5,000 attendees to screenings at five area venue locations.

March Devoted to Celebrating Women
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston is Celebrating Women during a month-long series of programs that will be inspirational, educational, cultural and social for women. Make plans to get creative and find your inner artist at Paint and Sip with a Jewish Twist March 21. It’s like happy hour, but gives you an outlet to exercise your right-brain skills and socialize while doing it. Suzie Daum recently attended a paint-and-sip event for staff at the J.


Yiddish Is Back
Friday, February 10, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston invites you to be a part of YiddishFest: A Celebration of Classic & Contemporary Yiddish Culture, from February 18 – 25. Whether you speak Yiddish, your grandparents did, or you love the fact that words such as schlep, mentsch, and shtik have crept into the English language, the festival offers something for everyone, featuring music, film, thought and comedy.

Soul to Soul: Yiddish and African-American Music Meet In a Celebration of Two Cultures
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston and the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene and Evelyn Rubenstein JCC present Soul to Soul: Yiddish and African-American Music Meet in a Celebration of Two Cultures Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. This stirring musical presentation brings together the African American and the Yiddish American experience and is conceived and directed by Zalmen Mlotek, Artistic Director of the Folksbiene, America’s oldest Yiddish Theatre.  Mlotek is an internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theater music and a leading figure in the Jewish theatre and concert worlds.

Women-Only Rock Band Opens Women’s Month at the J
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Inspiring, transportive and freeing…these are a few of the words women have used to describe the music and performance of Perl, a popular Jewish Indie Rock Band out of New York made up of women who perform at women-only venues. The rock band opens Celebrating Women!, a month-long series of programs, at the J, March 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Celebrating 13 years of the best Jewish and Israeli films
Friday, February 3, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents the 13th Houston Jewish Film Festival March 5-19, 2017. The festival showcases 27 of the best Jewish and Israeli films from around the world. The 16-day festival is made up of current documentary and award-winning feature films with meaningful Jewish or Israeli content.

Spirit of the J
Friday, February 3, 2017

There is nothing more important to the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston than making a lasting impact on the lives of children in our community.  And there is no better way to support this mission than the 27th Annual Children’s Scholarship Ball benefiting the Irvin Kaplan Children’s Scholarship Fund on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Make J Camps Your Summer Home
Monday, January 30, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston offers it all when it comes to camp and this summer there are more options for your kids than ever before. J Camps offers a variety of camp programs for parents and children ages 3 – 15 years old. Specialty camps include American Ninja Warrior, S.T.E.M., Lego, Cooking, Surf & Aquatics and Mad Science just to name a few. J Campers have many options for mixing up their fun, they can choose a week training in our state-of-the-art tennis or gymnastics facilities with professionals, or choose to sharpen skills in Sports Camp focusing on baseball, soccer, golf and basketball.

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