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Film Screening: Prison Dogs

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism is excited to be partnering with the ReelAbilities: Houston Film & Arts Festival again in 2019! We will be screening the ReelAbilities film, Prison Dogs, at HCRJ in advance of the festival on Sunday, February 10 at 2pm.

Prison Dogs focuses on the impact of a unique dog training program that gives two of the most marginalized populations in our society — prison inmates and veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — a second chance.  The film captures in detail how the powerful relationship between humans and animals can restore the lives of those deemed impossible to save. Lives are saved both behind bars and at home for those newly returned from the battlefield. It is a story of hope, one that not only shows that people can change, but illustrates a very real way in which it can be done.

Watch a film preview here.

Refreshments will be provided. Sign up with Justin at 713-782-4162 or admin@hcrj.org.


Produced by the Jewish Family Service Alexander Institute for Inclusion in collaboration with the Houston’s Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, the ReelAbilities Houston Film & Arts Festival takes place from February 12-21. It is a free city-wide film and arts festival that promotes inclusion and celebrates the lives, stories and talents of people with disabilities. The goals of the Festival are to (1) foster an inclusive community that showcases and leverages the unique contributions of people who live with disabilities, (2) erase stigmas and (3) pave pathways to employment.

More information about the festival can be found here.



February 10
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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