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. Interest Group Presentation: Don’t Be A Victim – Top Ten Scams

    May 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Join us for our May Interest Group program on Wednesday, May 22 at 10:30am! Jennifer Salazar, Program Director of the Texas Senior Medicare Patrol, will present: “Don’t Be A Victim More Info

  2. Senior Chai Watercolor Wednesdays

    May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Artist, Noelle Shawa, will start teaching another series of watercolor classes on Wednesday, May 1! This 6-week class is suitable for those who have never painted before and for those More Info

Upcoming Events

  1. Senior Chai Israeli Dancing

    May 21 @ 10:15 am - 12:30 pm

    Music and dance bind Jews to their beloved country and elevate their spirits through meaningful movements. From Israel today, songs in Hebrew and beautiful choreographed dances continue to raise up More Info

  2. Knitzvah Group

    May 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    We chat, we eat, we knit/crochet, all for good causes! Join us the third Tuesday of each month from 11:30am-1pm.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Basic instruction is provided.  You do not need to More Info

  3. Interest Group Presentation: Don’t Be A Victim – Top Ten Scams

    May 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Join us for our May Interest Group program on Wednesday, May 22 at 10:30am! Jennifer Salazar, Program Director of the Texas Senior Medicare Patrol, will present: “Don’t Be A Victim More Info

  4. Senior Chai Watercolor Wednesdays

    May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Artist, Noelle Shawa, will start teaching another series of watercolor classes on Wednesday, May 1! This 6-week class is suitable for those who have never painted before and for those More Info

  5. Sharing Ramadan: A Muslim-Jewish Iftar & Dialogue

    May 22 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    To sign up, please contact Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org.  

  6. Senior Chai Bridge Game

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

    Our Senior Chai bridge group meets every Thursday from 10am-12pm. Coffee and Snacks will be provided. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Please RSVP to Melissa at melissa@hcrj.org.

  7. Shabbat Services: Confirmation

    May 24 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join us for the Confirmation of our 9th grade students. Confirmation is a sacred rite through which our students publicly declare their commitments to our faith.  We invite you to More Info

  8. Senior Chai Yoga

    May 27 @ 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 Watercolor Wednesdays

    May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Artist, Noelle Shawa, will start teaching another series of watercolor classes on Wednesday, May 1! This 6-week class is suitable for those who have never painted before and for those More Info

  10. Senior Chai Bridge Game

    May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Our Senior Chai bridge group meets every Thursday from 10am-12pm. Coffee and Snacks will be provided. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Please RSVP to Melissa at melissa@hcrj.org.

Temple Youth At HCRJ

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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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