News

January 1, 2020

IsraAID Assists With Community Emergency Response Preparedness

This past December, the Federation has hosted a team from the Israeli NGO, IsraAID, to begin the dialogue of how we continue our work in a post-Harvey Houston. After a week of meetings with Jewish organizations from across the spectrum, IsraAID concluded their time in Houston with a workshop on their findings. This is just the start of a bigger conversation on collaboration and proactive measures we, as a community, can take to be better prepared for future emergencies.

December 31, 2019

Standing Up to Anti-Semitism

Looking forward to 2020, we will continue to build bridges between people and work toward a more compassionate world.

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December 26, 2019

Muslim-Jewish Christmas Eve Roundtable Fosters Discussions and Understanding

This Christmas Eve, Houston’s Jewish and Muslim communities came together for a beautiful program focused on open-mindedness, solidarity, and friendship. 


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December 15, 2019

First Houston Jewish Global Teen Shabbat brings together teens from every youth movement

On Friday, December 13, the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston’s Youth Professionals Network brought the Houston Jewish teen community together for a pre-Chanukah Global Teen Shabbat. More than 150 Jewish teens in grades 8-12, from different denominations and multiple youth groups and synagogues, joined in services, dinner and a Lego menorah building program at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center.

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December 15, 2019

Kehillah High Alternative Winter Break

We're proud to partner with Kehillah High on their Alternative Winter Break. Over the past few days, these incredible teens have been donating their time and talents to various organizations across our city!

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December 10, 2019

Federation and Beth Yeshurun host Rich Recht family Chanukah concert

For families looking for an activity on Christmas day, join the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston’s PJ Library and Congregation Beth Yeshurun for a lively family Chanukah concert.

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November 14, 2019

Federation PJ Library Connectors Bring Jewish Programming to Houston Suburbs

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston is working to better link the families who live in Houston suburbs with each other and the Jewish community through its new PJ Library Connectors program.

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November 11, 2019

Federation helps Day Schools obtain more than $500,000 in Title money services

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston works with our city’s seven Jewish Day Schools to ensure students receive the help they need and the services they are entitled to to foster success in school.

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Announcements

New CEO Announcement

July 28, 2021

The Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston is pleased to announce that it has unanimously selected Renee Wizig-Barrios as the Federation’s next President & Chief Executive Officer.

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We Stand as One

June 17, 2021

The board and staff had a lot of fun making this music video that so well encapsulates our Houston Jewish community.

Watch the Video