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Summer Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed
Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Volunteers like Michael Brown sustain the Meals on Wheels program at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (the J). With the summer here, many of the program’s regular volunteers are on vacation, yet local homebound seniors still need their daily hot meal and a friendly face.

J Offers New Summer Ceramics Classes
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The summer class session begins June 2 at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, and Clay Sculpturing is one of newest offerings for adult ceramics students. In this class participants will create stoneware sculptures of the subject of their choice.

Painting on Silk Workshop with Inga Strause-Godejord
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Instructor Inga Strause-Godejord will teach the basic approaches to silk painting in a Painting on Silk Workshop on Thursday, June 20 from 7:00 PM-9:30 PM at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, 5601 S. Braeswood. In this workshop, participants will create delicate and dynamic patterns of color and texture on silks and will take home a small frameable landscape-based silk painting.

Commemorating 83 Years of Community, Service and Leadership
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston commemorates 83 years of bringing meaningful programming, leadership and service to the Houston community at its annual meeting, held this year on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m.

Community Celebrates Israel at 71
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC looks forward to welcoming the community to celebrate Israel at 71 on May 9  from 4:30 PM-7:00 PM at the Merfish Teen Center, 9000 S. Rice Ave. This is a free, family and adult friendly event that will include an Israeli-style torch lighting ceremony, arts and crafts, activities, and a Eurovision-inspired concert with local musicians. The torch lighting ceremony, which begins at 4:45 PM, will honor members of our community who have made an impact on our connection to Israel. Honorees include: Eric Barvin, Dennis Braham, Gil Brav, Stephen Breslauer, Jadyn Grossman, Arlene and Ben Guefen, Daniel Johary, Livingston and Saranne Kosberg, Hadas Levy, Shay Luvshis, Iris Mushin, Russ Robinson, and Nofar Solomon.

May is Older Americans Month
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center will celebrate Older Americans Month (OAM) this May by offering many ways for older adults and their families to connect, create and contribute.

#BIGIDEA Comes to Houston
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Bringing Israeli Tech and Innovation to Campers at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center is excited to bring this amazing program from across the globe to Houston this summer. In #BIGIDEA camps, creative and curious campers can choose from 10 different workshops including gaming, graphic design, coding, robotics, electronic DJ-ing, mobile app development, music video production and more. Campers are encouraged to explore, learn, engage and achieve in the spirit of Israel's high-tech industry. 

Yiddish Duo Hankus Netsky & Eden MacAdam-Somer Live in Concert
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Yiddish duo Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam-Somer will be live in concert Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. presented by the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC at the Merfish Teen Center, 9000 S Rice Avenue. Hankus Netsky (piano and accordion) and Eden MacAdam-Somer (violin, voice and percussive dance) have been performing together since 2013, presenting Yiddish and Hassidic song and Klezmer dance tunes, drawing on their diverse backgrounds of Western classical music, jazz and international folk traditions. Together they co-chair New England Conservatory’s Department of Contemporary Improvisation in Boston. Their first duo album of Jewish music, Give Me Back My Heart, is being released this spring.

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