Some of our programs are using Zoom Video Conferencing. You can attend a Zoom meeting using your laptop computer, desktop computer (with webcam), iPhone, iPad or home phone.
How do you join a Zoom meeting?
Please click here for instructions.
Questions about our programming? Please contact Justin at Justin@hcrj.org.
Monday, January 25
10am (for adults): Yoga for Every Body – Virtual
Taught by Suzy Shapiro, a certified yoga instructor, this chair yoga class will focus on strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being. The goal of the class is to quiet our minds, relieve fatigue and boost our immune systems. Modifications are offered for all poses so everyone can benefit from the class. To watch previous Zoom yoga classes, please click here.
Zoom: Please contact Justin at Justin@hcrj.org to receive the Zoom link and password for the class.
Tuesday, January 26
10am (for all ages): HCRJ Coffeehouse: Tu B’Shevat – Virtual
The HCRJ Coffeehouse with Rabbi Gross is on Tuesday, January 26 at 10am! Come join Rabbi Gross and the group for a discussion on Tu B’Shevat (New Year of the Trees).
Zoom: To RSVP and to receive the Zoom link and password for the HCRJ Coffeehouse, please contact Justin at Justin@hcrj.org.
7pm (for adults): Celebrity Chefs Series: Lior Lev Sercarz – Virtual
Join Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism and more than 20 other synagogues and Jewish organizations all across the United States for a virtual international culinary journey with celebrity chefs on the Israeli and American scenes on Tuesdays in January and February! On Tuesday, January 26th at 7pm, Lior Lev Sercarz (The Spice Master) is the celebrity chef. Lior is the chef, spice blender and owner of La Boite, a biscuits and spice shop in New York City. The menu for the cooking demo on Tuesday is Freekah and Feta Salad, Charred Eggplant and Labneh Parfait.
Zoom: Please contact Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org to register for Celebrity Chefs programs!
Wednesday, January 27
1pm (for adults): Watercolor Class – Virtual
Brush up your art skills at this Watercolor Class taught by Noelle Shawa! Weekly one hour art sessions, live demonstrations and cool art tips. Beginners and seasoned artists welcome!
Zoom: Zoom Video Conferencing will be used for this class. To RSVP, and to receive the Zoom link and password, please contact Justin at Justin@hcrj.org.
Friday, January 29
6pm (for all ages): Shabbat Services – In-Person or Virtual
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 social distancing will be maintained. There will also be temperature checks upon entry to HCRJ. To watch virtually, please visit the HCRJ Streaming Page or HCRJ Facebook Page.
Saturday, January 30
8:15am (for all ages): Nature Walks Group: Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens – In-Person
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 a horticultural masterpiece and living museum. More than 400 acres showcase the region’s largest collection of native and cultivated plants.
In-Person: The Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens is located at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble, TX 77338. To view the schedule for this Tu B’Shevat-themed Nature Walk and to RSVP, please click.
Sunday, January 31
Religious School – Virtual
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 to 12th Graders
The Zoom information and details for Religious School will be emailed on Sunday morning.
4pm (for all ages). A Conversation About Race with Rabbi Capers Funnye, Jr. – Virtual
Rabbi Funnye will speak to us about race and racial justice from his own perspective as a Black Jew and communal leader. Rabbi Funnye is Chief Rabbi of the International Israelite Board of Rabbis. In addition, he is rabbi and spiritual leader of Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation in Chicago and a long-time member of the Chicago Board of Rabbis. To read more about this event, please click here.
Zoom: This conversation is on Zoom. Please RSVP to Justin at 713-782-4162 or Justin@hcrj.org to receive the Zoom link and password.
To view videos from past HCRJ virtual programs, please visit our Video Library on the HCRJ website.