Mishpacha and Me

Jewish Experiences for Young Children & Families

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Celebrate Judaism with us through creative family activities all over town. This program is specifically designed for Jewish families with children ages 0-5 and is open to the community, members and the public.

Ongoing Programs

Join us for our weekly Open Gym or Tot Shabbat. 

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Upcoming Events  

Family Shabbat Happy Hour in the J Lobby
Second Fridays | 5:00 PM | Feb 8, March 8, April 12, May 10
Join other families and welcome Shabbat with blessings, songs and snacks.

MLK Day Open Gym
Monday, Jan 21 | 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Join us for a fun & meaningful hour of Open Gym at our Houston Gymnastics Center. We are asking for $5 donations to be made at the door to go towards supplies for “Mitzvah Bags” which will be assembled by the kids prior to entering the gymnasium for play.

In addition, please bring items to be included in the bags such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, protein bars, gloves, hats, gum, socks, tissue, chapstick, etc. Bags will be taken to SEARCH Homeless Services following the event to be distributed to individuals experiencing homelessness. 

Tu B’Shevat at the Houston Museum of Natural Science 
Sunday, Jan 27
| 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Come celebrate the birthday of the trees! Join us as we explore the museum while learning about Tu B'Shevat and how butterflies & insects play their part! Crafts, snacks and more. Age 0-5.

Tickets are discounted at $6.50 per person age 2 and up, $11.50 after 12:00 PM on Friday, Jan 25. Same-Day tickets are only available until 11:00 AM. Tickets include parking, M&M event access, general admission to the museum and admission to the Cockrell Butterfly Center.  Same-Day tickets are only available until 11:00 AM. 

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Mark Your Calendar!

Feb 10 | Pump It Up
Feb 19 | Chocolate Bar


SOLD OUT: Mishpacha & Me, Mishpacha NEXT and PJ Library go to Family Camp at URJ Greene Family Camp
Feb 22-24
Bring your entire family to GFC for an incredible weekend of learning, bonding and a special literacy track brought to you by PJ Library. This retreat is heavily subsidized,  and we will have some Greater Houston Community time set aside to get to know each other better.

Visit us on Facebook and sign up for our monthly Family Engagement email updates. 

For more information about Mishpacha & Me, please contact Mari O'Leary at or 832.408.3519.


Funded in Part by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston