Welcome to HCRJ

Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism (HCRJ) has celebrated over 50 years of worship as a Reform Jewish temple in Houston, Texas. Located in the heart of Houston’s Galleria area, HCRJ offers an intimate, vibrant, and inclusive Jewish synagogue with a feeling of warmth and welcoming where Jewish fellowship may flourish. Rabbi Steven Gross has nurtured profound spiritual connections and an engaged community since he began serving our congregation in 2005. Interfaith couples participate in all aspects of Temple life. We welcome you at any of our 7:15 p.m. Friday night Sabbath services. Our innovative religious school is based on a curriculum designed to engage students in dynamic, interactive learning experiences that teach Jewish history and principles through nature, art, cooking and other fun, exciting activities. Classes are held on Sunday mornings.

Upcoming Events

  1. Senior Chai Yoga

    August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Taught by Suzy Shapiro, a certified yoga instructor, this class will focus on strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being.  First session free.  Prorated at More Info

  2. New and Prospective Member Shabbat

    August 25 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    Help us welcome our new members from the past year and prospective members to HCRJ at our New and Prospective Member Shabbat on Friday, August 25. The event starts with More Info

Upcoming Events

  1. Shabbat Services

    August 18 @ 7:15 pm - 8:10 pm

    All are welcome to join us at 7:15 Friday nights for Shabbat Services. You do not need to be a member to join us in prayer as we welcome the More Info

  2. Senior Chai Yoga

    August 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Taught by Suzy Shapiro, a certified yoga instructor, this class will focus on strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being.  First session free.  Prorated at More Info

  3. Knitzvah Group

    August 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

      We chat, we eat, we knit/crochet, all for good causes!   Join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 11:30 to 1:00.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Basic instruction is provided. More Info

  4. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    August 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join us for a weekly game of Mah Jongg!  Coffee and light snacks are served. No cost to attend. Please contact Melissa at hcrj@hcrj.org to sign up.

  5. Senior Chai Portraits Class

    August 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Noelle Shawa will begin teaching an introductory class on the basics of portrait drawing. The focus will be on proportions and creating a three dimensional representation. Using pencil, shading and More Info

  6. Basic Judaism Class: High Holy Day Workshop

    August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join us for our Basic Judaism Class in August! This is a four week course on Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm designed for adults who wish to deepen their knowledge and appreciation More Info

  7. New and Prospective Member Shabbat

    August 25 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm

    Help us welcome our new members from the past year and prospective members to HCRJ at our New and Prospective Member Shabbat on Friday, August 25. The event starts with More Info

  8. Religious School Opening Day

    August 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join us for Religious School Opening Day! The morning starts with Family Breakfast at 9AM.

  9. Book Discussion: The Graffiti I Didn’t Do, The Prison Time I Did

    August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Join us on Sunday, August 27 for our next book discussion at HCRJ! Betty Baer will visit HCRJ to discuss her memoir, The Graffiti I Didn’t Do, The Prison Time More Info

  10. Senior Chai Yoga

    August 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Taught by Suzy Shapiro, a certified yoga instructor, this class will focus on strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being.  First session free.  Prorated at More Info

Temple Youth At HCRJ

Project Centered Programming

At HCRJ, students develop a strong sense of Jewish ethics and become young Jewish leaders in our community. Our curriculum engages students in a dynamic, interactive learning experience.

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