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. Film Screening: Persona Non Grata

    June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Join us in June for our next film screening at HCRJ as we watch Persona Non Grata! This film is the true story of Japanese diplomat, Chiune Sugihara, who acted More Info

  2. Senior Chai Yoga

    June 25 @ 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. HCRJ Empty Nesters Group: Dinner at Vietopia Restaurant

    June 21 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

    Have your children grown up and left home? That makes you an Empty Nester! That also makes you a great fit for the new HCRJ Empty Nesters Group! Our first More Info

  2. Shabbat Services

    June 22 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 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 More Info

  3. Film Screening: Persona Non Grata

    June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Join us in June for our next film screening at HCRJ as we watch Persona Non Grata! This film is the true story of Japanese diplomat, Chiune Sugihara, who acted More Info

  4. Senior Chai Yoga

    June 25 @ 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

  5. Knitzvah Group

    June 26 @ 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

  6. Senior Chai Watercolor Wednesdays

    June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Artist Noelle Shawa will begin a 6-week watercolor series on May 16.  Noelle, who has taught numerous classes for the Senior Chai program including pastels and drawing, will continue her work with More Info

  7. Shabbat Services

    June 29 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 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 More Info

  8. Visit to The Church Without Walls

    July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    In January, our Gospel Shabbat filled HCRJ with voices of praise and love.  Now, we have a special opportunity to experience these powerful voices in their home church. Please join More Info

  9. Senior Chai Yoga

    July 2 @ 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

  10. Family Shabbat

    July 6 @ 7:15 pm - 8:10 pm

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

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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