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.

Virtual Shabbat Services

  1. Sharing Shabbat

    July 17

      The Sharing Shabbat service for today will be posted here on Friday, July 17.

  2. Welcoming Shabbat

    July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

    Our next Welcoming Shabbat is on Friday, July 17 at 6pm! The Gross Family will be welcoming us into their home for Shabbat. Watch on Facebook here.   Welcoming Shabbat with More Info

Virtual Programming

  1. Watercolor Class

    July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Brush up your art skills at this Watercolor Class taught by Noelle Shawa! Weekly one hour art sessions, live demonstrations and cool art tips. Beginners and seasoned artists welcome! Supplies More Info

  2. HCRJ Game Night for Pre-K to 4th Grade Families: Family Feud – 3:30pm

    July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Are you an HCRJ family with kids in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade or 4th grade? Have you ever wanted to be on the TV show, Family More Info

  3. HCRJ Game Night for Pre-K to 4th Grade Families: Family Feud – 7pm

    July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Are you an HCRJ family with kids in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade or 4th grade? Have you ever wanted to be on the TV show, Family More Info

  4. Jews in the Amazon Presentation with Rabbi Arieh Raichman

    July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join us for a special presentation on Sunday afternoon, July 19, at 2pm on Zoom. Rabbi Arieh Raichman, a former Houstonian and currently the Rabbi at Beit Chabad Manaus in More Info

  5. Book Discussion: Salt in My Soul – An Unfinished Life by Mallory Smith with Moderated Discussion hosted by Emily Kramer-Golinkoff

    July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    On Sunday morning, July 26 at 10am on Zoom, join us for our next virtual book discussion! We’ll be discussing Salt in My Soul – An Unfinished Life by Mallory More Info

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