In a Town Hall Meeting held at Mark Twain Elementary School on April 20, Mayor Turner urges residents affected by the flood in our primary Jewish neighborhoods to rebuild and remain.  

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Do you want to help?

You can volunteer through Jewish Family Service to work directly with flood survivors or to assist in programs coordinated by the ERJCC or our synagogues. Please complete this online form.



Was your home flooded?

A Federal disaster declaration was announced on April 25 for Harris County and 4 other counties in our area, which will provide additional Federal assistance for disaster clean-up.


In order to put your house on the list to get clean-up assistance – in the form of trained teams to muck-out and spray against mold – you need to call 3-1-1, or the city at (713) ‎837-0311 or email 311@houstontx.gov.  You may also call 1-800-‎451-1954 and leave a message with the relief groups directly.


If you have flood insurance, please contact your insurance company. Take photos of whatever is damaged to document your losses before discarding anything. 


If you need help determining what to do, please contact Jewish Family Service at 713-364-5021 or email jfsstormhelp@gmail.com.

The needs for those who have flooded are great. And as we brace for more rain, we are continuing to assess needs and coordinating resources within the community.  Your gift will directly fund flood relief, providing financial aid and counselling services to flood survivors as well as help repair our Jewish institutions that suffered damage due to flood waters.

The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, Jewish Family Service and Seven Acres, in coordination with the Jewish Federation, are assessing needs and preparing recovery plans.




On April 21 to 23 at the ERJCC, the Red Cross passed out supplies and water.  Houston Texans volunteers Whitney Mercilus, outside linebacker, and Chester Pitts, retired, was on hand to meet flood survivors.  Thanks to Victory Packaging, the ERJCC offered packing supplies.