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. Shabbat Services

    January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Shabbat Services can now be attended in-person at HCRJ or watched virtually every Friday night at 6pm. To attend at HCRJ, registration is required here. Masks need to be worn and More Info

Virtual Programming

  1. Pencil Drawing Class

    January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Brush up your art skills at this Pencil Drawing Class taught by Noelle Shawa! Weekly one hour art sessions, live demonstrations and cool art tips. All you need is a pencil More Info

  2. Religious School

    January 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Religious School is this Sunday at 10am! Schedule 10am-10:20am – Assembly with Rabbi Gross and Mike Mason 10:20am-11am – Classes for Pre-K to 7th Graders 11am-12pm – Classes for 8th More Info

  3. Celebrity Chefs: Lior Lev Sercarz

    January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please contact Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org to register for Celebrity Chefs programs!

  4. Nature Walks Group: Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens

    January 30 @ 8:15 am - 12:15 pm

    At the end of January, the HCRJ Nature Walks Group will be visiting Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens! An oasis of serenity and natural beauty along Cypress Creek, this is More Info

  5. A Conversation about Race with Rabbi Capers Funnye, Jr.

    January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Please join us on Sunday, January 31 at 4pm on Zoom for “A Conversation about Race” with Rabbi Capers Funnye, Jr.! To participate, please RSVP to Justin at 713-782-4162 or More Info

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