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

    July 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

  2. Senior Chai Yoga

    July 30 @ 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

Upcoming Events

  1. Senior Chai Yoga

    July 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

  2. Knitzvah Group

    July 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

  3. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    July 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. Please contact Melissa at hcrj@hcrj.org to sign up.

  4. Senior Chai Portrait Drawing Class

    July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join us for our next Senior Chai art class at HCRJ! Artist, Noelle Shaw, will start teaching a new 6-week course on July 25. This introductory class on the basics More Info

  5. Shabbat Services: Shabbat of Love

    July 27 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

      Tu B’Av, the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Av, has long been associated with love and romance.  While the origins of this “Jewish Valentine’s Day” are difficult More Info

  6. Senior Chai Yoga

    July 30 @ 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

  7. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    August 1 @ 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.

  8. Senior Chai Portrait Drawing Class

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

    Join us for our next Senior Chai art class at HCRJ! Artist, Noelle Shaw, will start teaching a new 6-week course on July 25. This introductory class on the basics More Info

  9. Basic Judaism Class: God, Torah and Israel – The Foundations of a Faith

    August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    In August, Rabbi Gross will be offering his 4-week course in Basic Judaism! This class is designed for adults who wish to deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Jewish history, More Info

  10. Family Shabbat

    August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join us for August Family Shabbat! Tot Shabbat is at 6PM, Family Shabbat Dinner at 6:15PM and Family Shabbat Services at 7:15PM.

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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