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Send event listings to [email protected], including contact person's name, phone number and email address. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
ADL Women's Initiative presents "The Art of Perception," 7:30 p.m., at the River Oaks Theatre. Speaker is Amy Herman. For tickets, go to houston.adl.org or adlhouston on Facebook.
An immersive exhibition designed to honor the heroes, victims, and survivors of the Holocaust, "A Celebration of Survival," by Barbara Hines, addresses the Holocaust framed in a message of redemption and forgiveness. On view at Holocaust Museum Houston's Mincberg Gallery, "A Celebration of Survival" inspires visitors to focus on what "could be," rather than the horrors of the past.
Avital Hadassah will hold its March meeting at the JCC, 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., at 12:30 p.m. "American and Israel Relations after the Election" is the topic. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Gladys Kaplan, 713-771-2114 or [email protected].THURSDAY, MARCH 9
The Bryan Museum presents Rabbi Cohen: Galveston's Shepherd, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at 1315 21st St., Galveston. (Enter from the guest parking lot behind the museum.) Speaker: Rabbi James Kessler, B'nai Israel rabbi emeritus.
Congregation Emanu El's 2016-'17 Endowment Fund Speaker Series, "Pathway to the Future: A New Look at Reform Jewish Worship," will conclude at 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Samuel Karff will present "The Changing Face of Reform Judaism – An Eyewitness Account." Free and open to the community. More information is available at emanuelhouston.org, or call 713-529-5771.SUNDAY, MARCH 12 Emoji Purim is the creative twist to The Shul of Bellaire's Purim celebration, which will be held at Bellaire Civic Center, 7008 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire, 4-6:30 p.m. For information, contact Rabbi Yossi Zaklikofsky, 713-839-8887 or email [email protected] or visit jewishbellaire.com/purim. MONDAY, MARCH 13 Annie Leff Hadassah Dinner and Movie. The group will meet at the JCC for dinner at 6:30 p.m., then attend "The Women's Balcony," 7:30 p.m., showing at the Houston Jewish Film Festival. Ladies interested in joining the group may contact Linda, [email protected], for meeting details. THROUGH MONDAY, MARCH 13
Blood drive in honor of Eljay Waldman, member of Temple Beth Tikvah. Credit donation to group code R417. Call 281-447-0053 for an appointment or go to giveblood.org.TUESDAY, MARCH 14 "Yours, Mine and Ours" birthday bash, honoring the memory of Evelyn Bell, 7-8:30 p.m., at the JCC. RSVP to [email protected] or to Jamie, 713-667-9336. Donations may be made – to benefit Celebration Company, Nite Owls, Friendship Circle and Project Shalom – at jfshouston.org/giveonline.php. THURSDAY, MARCH 16
Anne Frank Hadassah March meeting, 10:30 a.m. at home of Beth Wolff. Rabbi Jimmy Kessler, rabbi emeritus of Congregation B'nai Israel, Galveston, will discuss "The Ghosts of Houston." RSVP by March 10 to Paulette, 713-827-7227, or [email protected].FRIDAY, MARCH 17 Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism will celebrate the Heritage of Irish Jewry with a sumptuous Irish feast at 6 p.m., followed by Shabbat services at 7:15 p.m. Make reservations at hcrj.org/event/irish-shabbat by Friday, March 10. HCRJ is located at 801 Bering Dr., 713-782-4162. THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 19 Houston Jewish Film Festival, presented by the JCC, will screen 27 Jewish and Israeli films at the JCC and several other locations. For a guide, go to erjcchouston.org/arts/filmfest or on social media. MONDAY, MARCH 20
Friends of the IDF Texas Region 2017 Gala, reception 6 p.m., dinner and program 7 p.m., at Royal Sonesta Hotel, 2222 West Loop S. For reservations, visit fidftxgala.org or call 713-955-0225.TUESDAY, MARCH 21
"A Not So Kosher Night of Comedy," with Josh Gondelman, 7:30 p.m. at The Secret Group, 2101 Polk St. Sponsored by YAD and JCC's Get Cultured, for ages 22-45. RSVP to [email protected].
Paint and Sip with a Jewish Twist, 7 p.m., during Celebrating Women Month at the JCC. For a schedule or to register, visit erjcchouston.org/adults/celebratingwomen or contact Morgan Steinberg, 713-595-8170.WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
Jewish Federation's Commercial Real Estate Society Dinner, 6:15 p.m., at Westin Oaks Hotel. RSVP at houstonjewish.org/cres.
"Celebrating Women Month" with "An Evening with Dina Hurwitz: A Story of Hope and Inspiration," 7:30 p.m., at the JCC. RSVP erjcchouston.org or call 713-729-3200.THURSDAY, MARCH 23 Congregation Emanu El's Sisterhood hosts an evening starring Kinky Friedman, beginning at 7:15 p.m. A pre-event patron reception begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner in Feld Hall at 7:15. Friedman begins at 8 in the Barish Sanctuary. For information on the fundraising event or the Jewish Family Service project associated with the event, contact Sisterhood at 713-529-5771, ext. 233, or [email protected]. Register for the fundraiser at emanuelhouston.org. FRIDAY, MARCH 24 "Beatles Shabbat VI" at Congregation Beth Israel, 5600 N. Braeswood Blvd., 6:30 p.m. More at beth-israel.org. SUNDAY, MARCH 26
Program on understanding medications and drug interactions, with pharmacist Gary Cheema of Medic Pharmacy, will be held at Congregation Brith Shalom, 4610 Bellaire Blvd., in Bellaire, at 2 p.m. Free for Hazak members; small fee for nonmembers. RSVP by March 23: 713-726-8745 or [email protected].
"Celebrating Women Month" with Lisa F. Smith, author of "Girl Walks out of a Bar," 7 p.m., at the JCC. RSVP erjcchouston.org or call 713-729-3200.WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 "Night in White," Beth Yeshurun Day School gala, will honor Rabbi Brian and Lisa Strauss, 6:30 p.m. Register at byds.org/gala. FRIDAY, MARCH 31 In anticipation of her July arrival as a member of the Congregation Emanu El clergy team, Cantor Rollin Simmons will make the second of her scheduled visits during the final Shabbat weekend of March. At 6 p.m., Cantor Simmons will join Rabbi Pam Silk and Barbara Loeser in leading Shabbat worship in the Proler Chapel. SATURDAY, APRIL 1
Gadi Lehavi Trio, Live in Concert, 8 p.m., at the JCC. RSVP erjcchouston.org or call 713-729-3200.
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Congregation Shaar Hashalom's Rabbi Stuart Federow hosts free, open to the public, discussions about Judaism or religion in general, on the second Thursday of each month, Victor's 1425 NASA Pkwy., Houston 77058 (next to the "space" McDonald's), at 7 p.m.
Line By Line With the Prophets sessions, guided by Rabbi Federow, are conducted on Sundays, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at Congregation Shaar Hashalom, 16020 El Camino Real, Houston.
Israeli folk dances are held at Congregation Shaar Hashalom on Mondays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sessions will take place on March 7, 14, 21 and 28.
For information about sessions, contact the synagogue office, 281-488-5861, or at [email protected]
TOPSoccer, a community-based soccer skills training and team program for special needs youngsters, takes place every Sunday, 5-5:45 p.m., at the ERJCC, 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., inside the indoor gym. Volunteers are needed. For information, contact Mark K., parent volunteer, at [email protected]
Big Tent Judaism announces that local Jewish institutions will host public-space programs to help those interested in starting the New Year with a fresh start. Contact Elise Passy at 832-779-1564 or [email protected]
Senior ladies' poker, daytime, twice weekly, Monday and Thursday, at homes in the southwest and Stella Link areas. More players are sought. email [email protected], or call 713-560-9494.
Bellaire Jewish Center Tuesday Lunch n Learn, noon. Contact bjchouston.org. Rabbi Gavriel Jacknin, 832-971-3781.
Holocaust Museum Houston's exhibition, "Life: Survivor Portraits," began during HMH's 18th anniversary. The series by local artist Kelly Lee Webeck includes 18 portraits by local survivors of the Holocaust. For information, go to hmh.org, email [email protected] or call 713-527-1640. "Life: Survivor Portraits" will remain on view through Oct. 12.
CLASSES AT CHABAD OF UPTOWN, 4311 Bettis Dr., 713-419-3960, chabaduptown.org.
SUNDAYS, 9 A.M.
BLT – Bagels, Lox & Tefillin
Boost your week by laying tefillin and enjoying
Torah study over a delicious breakfast.
WEDNESDAYS, 8 P.M.
Contemporary Themes & Social for Young Professionals Exploring Torah's view on the modern world, over dinner. Topics posted at chabaduptown.org/youngadults.
Lunch hour, Thursdays, noon-1:15 p.m.
Evenings: Thursdays, 8-9 p.m.
Tanya – Jewish Mysticism. 9 a.m.