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Send event listings to [email protected], including contact person's name, phone number and email address. THURSDAYS: NOV. 8, 15
Learn about "Jewish Superheroes and Beyond" at 11:15 a.m. at the Merfish Teen Center, taught by the JCC's Nomi Barancik. Register at erjcchouston.orgTHURSDAYS: NOV. 8-DEC. 5 Introduction to Bollywood Workshops, ERJCC, 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd. Our NEW five-week introduction to Bollywood Class begins Nov. 1. Round up some friends and join us from 7-8 p.m. for a fun and energetic dance class. It's great exercise and a great time. No experience necessary. Contact Maxine Silberstein, 713-551-7217, by email at [email protected] or erjcchouston.org/dance. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7
Becker School will hold an open house, 9:30 a.m., for prospective students, ages 15 months-5 years old, 1500 Sunset Blvd. More at emanuelhouston.org/beckerschool.THURSDAY, NOV. 8
Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, 801 Bering Dr., will host the second session of a two-part series with Houston Jewish Funerals, 10:30 a.m., covering spirituality, grief and loss, Jewish burial rituals, including tahara and shomer. Sign up with Melissa at 713-782-4162 or [email protected].
Holocaust Museum Houston opening reception of "In the Country of Numbers, where the Men have no Names," 6-8 p.m. The exhibit tells the story of 6,000 Jewish men, most from Berlin, who were imprisoned in Sachsenhausen following Kristallnacht. Prof. Jason W. Levy, grandson of Julius Nathan, a Kristallnacht survivor, will speak. RSVP at bit.ly/CountryPreview.
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Greater Texas Region is hosting Prof. Simon Barak to speak on "Desert Research that's Changing our Future," 7:30 p.m. Includes dessert reception, Four Leaf Tower-West Party Room, 5110 San Felipe St. RSVP by Nov. 5 to [email protected].FRIDAY, NOV. 9
Opening exhibit for "In the Country of Numbers, where the Men have no Names," Holocaust Museum Houston's newest exhibit tells the story of 6,000 Jewish men imprisoned in Sachsenhausen following Kristallnacht. Runs through May 27 at HMH, 9220 Kirby Dr. Ste. 100. For more information, visit hmh.org.
Congregation Emanu El will hold a Heritage Shabbat, commemorating the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, 6 p.m. The community is invited.SATURDAY, NOV. 10
ERJCC presents "God of Vengeance," 8 p.m., 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77096. Staged reading of Isaac Goldberg's 1918 English translation of Sholem Asch's controversial Yiddish play, "God of Vengeance," whose initial 1923 Broadway run was closed due to charges of obscenity, and whose story inspired the Tony Award winning play, "Indecent," by Paula Vogel, Lisa Gutkin will perform her compositions. For more information, visit erjcchouston.org/theatre or contact Amy Rahmani at [email protected].
Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, 801 Bering Dr., 4:30 p.m. Kids, what if there is one night a year when you can come to HCRJ wearing your favorite pajamas? This night exists at HCRJ, and it is called Havdallah in Pajamas! Join us for a craft activity, Havdallah service led by Rabbi Gross and breakfast for dinner for families with kids age 10 and under! Please contact Justin at 713-782-4162 or [email protected] to sign up. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, Nov. 8.SUNDAY, NOV. 11
Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism will hold a free vendor fair for Bar/Bat Mitzvah students and parents. Call 713-782-4162 or email [email protected] for more information.
The Emery/Weiner School is hosting a middle school open house – for prospective students and their parents, 1-3 p.m., 9825 Stella Link Rd. Contact EWS for more information, emeryweiner.org or 832-204-5900. Walk with The Friendship Circle of Houston during its annual fundraising event, Friendship Walk, to raise awareness for children and adults with disabilities. Congregation Beth Yeshurun, 4525 Beechnut St., 1:30 p.m. registration, 2 p.m. walk begins. Register at houstonfriendshipwalk.com or call 832-857-0770.
The Ellen Boniuk Early Childhood School, 1120 Dairy Ashford, is excited to present a Fall Festival, 2-4 p.m. It includes an afternoon of family fun for the entire West Houston community. Bring your kids to enjoy face painting, bounce houses, crafts and more. Tours of the preschool will be provided. Contact Rene Kariel at 281-556-5567, email: [email protected], or website: erjcchouston.org/preschool/ellen-boniuk-early-childhood-school.TUESDAY, NOV. 13 Holocaust Museum Houston lecture, 6-8 p.m., "Guatemalan Migration to the U.S.: Transnational Challenges," by Dr. Nestor Rodriquez, professor of sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. Learn about the escalation of social unrest in Guatemala in the late 1970s and early 1980s that marked the beginning of large-scale Guatemalan migration to the United States. RSVP at bit.ly/HMHRodriguez. THROUGH TUESDAY, NOV. 13
Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book & Arts Festival will take place at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd. More to come in the JHV or go to erjcchouston.org.WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14 Holocaust Museum Houston's 2018 Guardian of the Human Spirit Luncheon, noon-1:30 p.m., honoring Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets and Aggie Liberators of World War II. 20,229 Aggies served during the war, generating seven Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. Keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert M. Gates, Secretary of Defense, 2006-2011. RSVP at hmh.org/SpiritLuncheon.shtml. THURSDAY, NOV. 15
Anti-Defamation League's No Place for Hate Luncheon will honor recipients of this year's Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Award, noon-1 p.m., at Hotel Derek, 2525 West Loop S. Email [email protected] for tickets.
Friends of Beth Israel's Margolis Gallery will hold a Menorah Show and Sale, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at a private home, 1534 Kipling. Artist Janis Ross will speak at 7. RSVP to [email protected].
"Orange Is The New Black" – Former female inmates tell all for Anne Frank Hadassah, 10:30 a.m., at United Way Community Resource Center, 50 Waugh Dr. For more information, contact Betty, [email protected] or 713-417-5185. Deadline is Nov. 9.FRIDAY, NOV. 16 Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, 801 Bering. Join us for our 5th Annual Deli Shabbos. We will be welcoming Ziggy Gruber (owner of Kenny & Ziggy's) to the pulpit. The theme of this year's Deli Shabbos experience will be food from Poland. Ziggy is preparing a very special Shabbat Dinner followed by a sermon about the history of the food that we will share. Please contact Justin to RSVP at 713-782-4162 or [email protected]. The RSVP deadline is Monday, Nov. 12. Services will follow the dinner at 7:15 p.m. FRIDAY-SATURDAY, NOV. 16-17 Installation Shabbat Celebration of Senior Rabbi Brian Strauss, 6 p.m., Friday, followed by Shabbat dinner, at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, 4525 Beechnut St. Register at RabbiStraussInstallation2018.eventbrite.com. Saturday Shabbat service, with scholar in residence Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shvit Artson, 9:30 a.m., followed by complimentary Kiddush luncheon. RSVP for catering purposes to eventbrite, above. SUNDAY, NOV. 18
Join Congregation Beth Rambam for Family Fun Day in Godwin Park, 5101 Rutherglenn Dr., 12:30 p.m. There will be barbecue, sports and music. Call 713-723-3030 for tickets.SUNDAYS-WEDNESDAYS THROUGH NOV 21
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute begins new six-week course on "Wrestling with Faith" at 5 area Chabad locations. For a schedule and locations, go to MYJLI.com.THURSDAY, NOV. 29
Emma Lazarus Hadassah: Dena Marks, Associate Director of Southwest Regional office, Anti-Defamation League will speak on "The Recent Rise of Anti-Semitism" 7-9 p.m. at The Medallion Jewish Assisted Living Residence, 6262 N. Braeswood Blvd. RSVP to [email protected].
The Jewish Studies program at UH will host a panel of award-winning chefs, who will speak on "Black, Brown and Kosher: Conversations about Food, Culture and Identity" will take place 6 p.m., at the African American Library at the Gregory School, 1300 Victor St. Featuring Jewish chefs: Fany Gerson, Pati Jinich and Michael Twitty. Free and open to the public. RSVP: [email protected] or call 832-393-1526.
Mommy & Me Tot Shabbat on the first and third Shabbat (Saturday) morning of each month, 11 a.m.-noon, in Meyerland Minyan Synagogue Kid's Room. For children, infants-4 years old. For more information, email [email protected] or call 713-398-1566.
Weekly mah-jongg game, Mondays, 1 p.m., City of West University Senior Center, Rice Blvd. at Auden. For information, contact Eileen Barrett at [email protected]
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.
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