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You Can Be that Artist- Adult Art Classes at the J
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

How often when a person says they are an artist the response is “How wonderful! I wish I could draw…” followed by a statement such as how one would love to be able to draw but can’t even draw a stick figure or that someone else in the family is the artist.

Compare learning art to learning a sport. Some people are more gifted initially and may learn faster than others, but eventually they learn the sport. This is also true of art.

Oy Vey! The J Showcases Meyerland with a 5K
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Lace up your sneakers, it’s time for the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston’s Oy Vey! 5K Family Fun Run. The event, held in Godwin Park in the heart of Meyerland, gives families a fun way to get active while giving back to the community. Proceeds from the Sunday, October 7, event will support the J’s Meals on Wheels.

The Actual Dance Takes the Stage at the J
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

…A life-affirming ode to commitment and boundless love.” This inspiring description from Manhattan Digest perfectly captures the spirit of Sam Simon’s new, highly theatrical one-act play, The Actual Dance, which will arrive in Houston for an exclusive, two-performance run on the weekend of October 13 and 14, 2018.  Theatre at the J, the theatre program of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (the J), is thrilled to offer The Actual Dance,  the first offering of its 2018-19 season, as a special event, presented in partnership with Congregation Beth Yeshurun Sisterhood and the Houston Chapter of Hadassah. The Saturday evening performance will begin at 8:00 PM on October  13, and the Sunday matinee performance will begin at 3:00 PM on October 14.  A Meet the Cast reception will be held following the Saturday evening show. 

The J Announces its First Ever Kids Book Club!
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston is launching its first ever kids’ book club. The club will provide enthusiastic readers in grades 3-5 with a chance to read and discuss books that connect with Jewish values. Facilitated by Ellen Leventhal, the club will be an exciting opportunity for children to engage in thoughtful discussion with their peers while also strengthening their values and leadership skills. Participants will be involved in Oliver Lapin Family Day at the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival and will have the opportunity to engage first-hand with visiting children’s authors. It will meet on seven Thursdays this semester (Sept 13 & 27, Oct 11 & 25, and Nov 8 & 29, Dec 13) from 4:15-5:15 PM. 

The J Announces its Community Read
Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston has announced its Community Read for the Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival, November 3-13, 2018. Rachel Kadish will be speaking on her new book, The Weight of Ink on Monday, November 5 at 8:00 PM. The J is calling for book clubs around the city to join the event by reading The Weight Of Ink this fall.

2018 Raymond E. Plotkin Maccabi Tennis Scholarship Awarded to Benjamin Rozen
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Rubenstein JCC of Houston and the Plotkin family annually awards a Team Houston tennis player the Raymond E. Plotkin Scholarship to play in the JCC Maccabi Games®. Fifteen year old Benjamin Rozen, son of Ariel and Ira Rozen, who goes to Bellaire High School, was named as this year’s recipient of the scholarship at the Team Houston send-off on Tuesday evening, July 31, 2018.

Tapestry of Dance Continues with Boot Scootin’ Line and C&W Dance Workshop
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Put on your western boots for a Boot Scootin’ Line and C&W Dance Workshop Thursday, August 2 at 7:00 PM-8:30 PM at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC.

Tapestry of Dance Workshop: Introduction to Flamenco
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Have you been intrigued by Flamenco Dance? Is it on your list of things to do? Come try an Introduction to Flamenco class with instructor Ana Maria Barcelo Sunday, July 22 from 3:00 PM-4:30 PM at the J.

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