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 Mah Jongg

    September 18 @ 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.

  2. Senior Chai Chalk Pastels

    September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join us for our next Senior Chai art class – chalk pastels! The class meets from 1-3pm on the following Wednesdays in August, September and October: August 28 September 4 More Info

Upcoming Events

  1. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    September 18 @ 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.

  2. Senior Chai Chalk Pastels

    September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Join us for our next Senior Chai art class – chalk pastels! The class meets from 1-3pm on the following Wednesdays in August, September and October: August 28 September 4 More Info

  3. High Holy Days Axe Throwing

    September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    The most common word for sin in Hebrew is cheit, which is the same word used when you completely miss the target. The High Holy Days represent a yearly opportunity More Info

  4. Shabbat Services

    September 20 @ 7:15 pm - 8:10 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 More Info

  5. Religious School

    September 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  6. Family Challah Bake

    September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join us for a Family Challah Bake after Religious School on Sunday, September 22! Michal Jacknin from the Bellaire Jewish Center will teach us how to make delicious challah for More Info

  7. Senior Chai Yoga

    September 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

  8. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    September 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 Melissa@hcrj.org to sign up.

  9. Senior Chai Chalk Pastels

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

    Join us for our next Senior Chai art class – chalk pastels! The class meets from 1-3pm on the following Wednesdays in August, September and October: August 28 September 4 More Info

  10. Senior Chai Bridge

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

    Join us for a weekly game of bridge 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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