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 Mah Jongg

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

    Art Teacher, Noelle Shawa, will be teaching a 6-week drawing course starting on Wednesday, March 6. Explore and enjoy the many possibilities of colored pencils. Learn shading, shaping and creating realistic drawings with More Info

  2. Religious School

    April 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Upcoming Events

  1. Knitzvah Group

    April 23 @ 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

  2. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

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

    Art Teacher, Noelle Shawa, will be teaching a 6-week drawing course starting on Wednesday, March 6. Explore and enjoy the many possibilities of colored pencils. Learn shading, shaping and creating realistic drawings with More Info

  3. Social Action Project: Heights Interfaith Ministries

    April 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join us for our April Social Action project! We’ll be volunteering at Heights Interfaith Ministries, a food pantry which provides generous and nutritious meals to families in all zip codes More Info

  4. Religious School

    April 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Mah Jongg Game Day

    April 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Join us for the 3rd Annual Mah Jongg Game Day at Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism!            

  6. Senior Chai Yoga

    April 29 @ 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 Watercolor Wednesdays

    May 1 @ 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

  8. Family Shabbat: Teacher Appreciation and Senior Send-Off

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

    Join us for our May Family Shabbat! Here is the schedule: 6pm – Tot Shabbat. 6:15pm – Cinco de Mayo-themed family dinner. $5 per person. The dinner is sponsored by More Info

  9. Social Action Project: Operation IMpact

    May 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

    Do you want to make an impact? Then, volunteer with us at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston’s Operation IMpact on Saturday, May 4! Operation IMpact is a special project to help More Info

  10. Boomers and Friends Potluck

    May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Our Boomers and Friends group is gathering for a potluck dinner at the home of Debby and Barney Jones on Saturday night, May 4! Sign up with Justin at 713-782-4162 More Info

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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