Welcome to HCRJ

Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism (HCRJ) has celebrated over 60 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

    February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Artist, Noelle Shawa, will start teaching another series of watercolor classes on Wednesday, February 5! This 6-week class is suitable for those who have never painted before and for those More Info

  2. Shabbat Services

    February 21 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 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. Creation in Abrahamic Traditions: What it means for Jews, Christians and Muslims – Humanity Created in God’s Image

    February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join us for Part 3 of Creation in Abrahamic Traditions: What it means for Jews, Christians and Muslims at the Raindrop Turkish House. The Topic: Humanity Created in God’s Image More Info

  2. Senior Chai Watercolor Wednesdays

    February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Artist, Noelle Shawa, will start teaching another series of watercolor classes on Wednesday, February 5! This 6-week class is suitable for those who have never painted before and for those More Info

  3. Shabbat Services

    February 21 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 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

  4. Progressive Dinner

    February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Join us for a Progressive Dinner on February 22, 2020.  Meet other HCRJ congregants in an intimate, home setting for appetizers and then a different home for dinner. The evening More Info

  5. Religious School

    February 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Book Discussion – The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors by Marc Grossberg

    February 23 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

    Join us for our next book discussion on Sunday, February 23 at 11:15am as author Marc Grossberg discusses his book, The Best People: A Tale of Trials and Errors! Paddy More Info

  7. Sunday Sundae Super Smash Brothers Funday for 6-12th Graders

    February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  8. Senior Chai Yoga

    February 24 @ 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. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    February 26 @ 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 melissa@hcrj.org to sign up.

  10. Senior Chai Watercolor Wednesdays

    February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Artist, Noelle Shawa, will start teaching another series of watercolor classes on Wednesday, February 5! This 6-week class is suitable for those who have never painted before and for those 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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