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 Watercolor Wednesdays

    October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Join us for our next Senior Chai Watercolor class. Noelle Shawa, who has taught numerous classes for the Senior Chai program, including pastels and drawing, will continue her work with this fun medium. More Info

  2. Shabbat Services

    October 20 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 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 Sabbath More Info

Upcoming Events

  1. Senior Chai Watercolor Wednesdays

    October 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Join us for our next Senior Chai Watercolor class. Noelle Shawa, who has taught numerous classes for the Senior Chai program, including pastels and drawing, will continue her work with this fun medium. More Info

  2. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    October 18 @ 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.  

  3. The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam Class with Rabbi Gross

    October 19 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

    Join Rabbi Gross as he teaches the class, The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam. Jews and Muslims have co-existed, at times peacefully, at times More Info

  4. NFTY-TOR Hurricane Harvey Houston Mitzvah Corps

    October 20 - October 22
  5. Shabbat Services

    October 20 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 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 Sabbath More Info

  6. Social Action Project: Hurricane Harvey Relief

    October 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Join us for another Hurricane Harvey Relief project! A group in the East Houston area is looking for volunteers to help people affected by the hurricane. This group is providing More Info

  7. Religious School

    October 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    2017-18 Religious School Calendar The HCRJ Religious School Philosophy The HCRJ Religious School believes successful religious school programming invites each student on a journey of the spirit that includes learning, More Info

  8. Senior Chai Yoga

    October 23 @ 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

  9. Knitzvah Group

    October 24 @ 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

  10. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    October 25 @ 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.  

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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