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An Evening of Tap
Monday, January 23, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston conludes Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre with three of the most influential ambassadors of Tap Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith will be joined by drummer and arranger, Allison Miller, as they come together in Excerpts from Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards And Still You Must Swing. The show that captures the heart and legacy of tap dance and honors the influence of jazz roots on this outstanding art form. And Still You Must Swing originally premiered at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival on July 6, 2016. It was named one of the best in dance for 2016 by the New York Times.

Tap Master Classes with Three Tap Icons
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents Dance Month at the Kaplan Theatre, one of the most anticipated dance events in Houston, January 13 – February 12, 2017. Dance Month is celebrating 37 seasons of showcasing prominent choreographers, master teachers, companies and dancers.

Yiddish and African-American Music Meet in a Celebration of Two Cultures
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston and the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene 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.  An internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theater music and a leading figure in the Jewish theatre and concert worlds, this is Mlotek’s third appearance on the Kaplan Theatre Stage.

Four Chaplains Day
Monday, January 16, 2017

Jew, Protestant, Catholic: America Realizing Diversity

Houston, TX – For the first time, the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center and Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston have partnered to bring an important moment of history to the forefront by recognizing Four Chaplains Day.  The community is invited to remember the sacrifice of the Four Chaplains and to honor their legacy on Friday, February 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Merfish Center located at 9000 South Rice Ave.

J Teen Art Scene: Art Matters
Monday, January 9, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston is now acceptings submissions for the 8th  annual J Teen Art Scene happening January 29, 2017. Jewish teens between the ages of 13 and 18 are encouraged to submit both visual and performing art of all types, including photography, painting, sculpture, music, fashion, drama, and spoken word. Teens can also apply to participate in a culinary workshop organized by Laykie, of Café at the J, which will provide refreshments during the Grand Opening Showcase on January 29, 2017.

Symposium: Lifelong Learning Opportunity
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

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.

Securing Your Financial Future
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston presents a series of seminars that will be sure to change your financial future. Make plans to be at the J Friday, January 13 and 30 to hear Shelly Nadel give two important sessions that will leave you more informed about both Social Security and Medicare and confident that you can make the financial choices that are the most cost effective for yourself and your family.

The New Face of J Meals
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Evelyn Rubenstein JCC announced Kate Daniel as the new Program Coordinator of J Meals. Though she just started in October, Kate is not new to the J. She first came around as an intern in the Fall of 2015, then left for a month to travel and then returned in the spring and was hired part time as an administrative assistant to help with day-to-day operations of the J Meals program.

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