News

May 8, 2020

Federations Tap Deep Experience and Networks to Respond to Unique Pandemic-era Needs

When the novel coronavirus began its relentless sweep through elder-care facilities in North America, Andrew Banoff, chairman of the Association of Jewish Aging Services, found himself pleading with medical suppliers and government agencies to sell the facilities enough personal protective equipment, or PPE, to protect their employees and residents.

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May 4, 2020

Jewish Teens Struggling in the Coronavirus Era, Jewish Groups Extend a Lifeline

Makayla Wigder, a high school senior from Houston, had been looking forward to the prom, graduation and one last summer with her friends before leaving for college. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. Now those plans appear highly unlikely to materialize.

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May 3, 2020

Mensch Out Supports Federation & Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

This May, the Jewish community is receiving an extra burst of support from the Mensch Out campaign. Three communications firms joined forces to create Mensch Out to help Jewish-owned and Jewish-run restaurants, retailers, and businesses which are struggling during the COVID-19 Stay Home, Work Safe order.

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April 28, 2020

Federation and Foundation Launch Joint Fundraising Appeal to Help Jewish Community Address COVID-19 Pandemic

To ensure Jewish life in Houston endures during this unprecedented time, the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and the Houston Jewish Community Foundation have partnered to launch a joint COVID-19 Emergency Appeal with an initial fundraising goal of $5 million.

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April 20, 2020

Zikaron BaSalon 2020

Dr. Anna Steinberger shared her story of being a Holocaust Survivor virtually at the Federation's Zikaron BaSalon / Memories in the Living Room event which honors those lost in the Holocaust.

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March 4, 2020

CRES Spring 2020 Event

On March 4 nearly 100 people gathered at McGovern Centennial Gardens for our first Commercial Real Estate Society event exclusively for Society members.

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January 1, 2019

APPLY NOW FOR UP TO $1,000 FIRST-TIME CAMPER GRANTS

Will you have a first-time camper at a Jewish overnight camp this summer? If so, you may be eligible for a non-needs-based grant of up to $1,000 from One Happy Camper. Don't miss out! Learn more and apply today at: https://www.houstonjewish.org/houston-educ…/one-happy-camper

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January 1, 2019

Camp & Israel Scholarship Now Available

Our new Camp & Israel Scholarship application form is now live. Need-based scholarships are available for:

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Announcements

One Night- A Virtual Community Celebration

January 5, 2021

ONE Night. FOUR Communities. The Power of the Collective. Join us for an amazing and entertaining evening as we partner with the Jewish Federations in Dallas, Milwaukee, and St. Louis to bring all our communities together for an event that celebrates the power of the collective. One Night will feature Sebastian Maniscalco, The New York Times “...hottest comic in America;” Don Felder, a former lead guitarist of the Eagles; and Sue Bird, WNBA star of the Seattle Storm.

For more information & to register