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jay michaelson steven levy charles fox gerald steinacher alyson richman paula fredriksen

ENGAGING ISRAEL

CHILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIP BALL

JEWISH BOOK & ARTS FAIR

MEALS ON WHEELS

2012 JCC MACCABI GAMES® & ARTSFEST®

ERJCC PHILANTHROPY


HOW DO YOU ENGAGE WITH ISRAEL?

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orth American Jewry is at a crossroads in its relationship with Israel. Unlike the sentiment through the 1990s, when the global Jewish community was predominantly proIsrael, today many North American Jews are either apathetic or pessimistic about the Jewish State. Recognizing this shift, the Shalom Hartman Institute has authored a new program entitled Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship, designed to help North American Jewry develop a new relationship with Israel that is very different from that of our parents and grandparents. The Engaging Israel project attempts to construct a new narrative and language for establishing this

covenant between Israel and world Jewry, a narrative responding to the central dilemmas that are increasingly causing alienation among Jews. Currently focused on two core issues, why Jews need a Jewish state today and whether this state can be a moral and democratic one, this project

blind acceptance but rather calls for a commitment to participate in a conversation that will contribute to the nation that each Jew believes Israel ought to be. The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, in partnership with Congregation Beth Yeshurun, the Jewish Federation and RESPONDING TO THE CENTRAL other Jewish agencies across DILEMMAS THAT ARE INCREASINGLY Houston, will CAUSING ALIENATION AMONG JEWS be offering this course to our community beginning on Monday, endeavors to define a covenant that October 10. Each two-hour session will enable Jews to put both the aspirations and the difficulties they will include a video presentation by Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman, followed experience with Israel on the table. by an interview with an Engaging IsIn this manner, a relationship can rael team member or leading expert on be created that does not demand

the issue at hand. Following the video, the session will continue with an interactive, text-based learning session led by either Rabbi Steven Morgen of Congregation Beth Yeshurun or Jonathan Fass of the Center for Jewish Living and Learning. Participants will also receive a textbook, developed especially for the course, which includes materials to study the Jewish connection to Israel from biblical times to the present day. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Naomi Barancik at nbarancik@erjcchouston.org or by phone at 713.729.3200, ext. 3288. You can also register online at erjcchouston.org. The fee for participation is $60, which includes the textbook.

MAKING MOMENTS INTO MEMORIES Individuals, Corporations and Foundations are the Key Ingredient to the ERJCC’s Philanthropic Success

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very day the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC makes moments into memories. Toddlers light their first Shabbat candles. A shy thespian belts out a solo. A young athlete dunks a basket. A teen serves a meal to a homeless person. A family wiggles to a new song. Young adults meet at a concert. A senior paints a fond memory. All of this happens in a single week at the Milton Levit Family Campus. Any of these memories sound like yours? There is one simple ingredient to the recipe for making moments into memories. People. People volunteer their time to help select inspiring authors for the Jewish Book & Arts Fair and to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound

seniors. Volunteers work with staff to assess the needs of the community and seed initiatives like infant care to support working parents. “I volunteer with JCC Maccabi,” said Jordan Dubin, past participant and ERJCC Board Member, “because the event allows teens the opportunity to connect athletically, socially and Jewishly.” People, the individuals and families whose names grace our buildings and programs, have been the foundation of philanthropic support that have inspired many memory making moments. Ten percent of the ERJCC budget, $1.5m, comes from individuals, foundations and corporations. People that support the Patrons of the Arts help fund stimulating lectures and concerts. People that dance at the Children’s Scholarship Ball give children a jump start with an early childhood education. Many companies and foundations support the ERJCC because they appreciate the quality programs

and services extended to the entire Houston community. “Our company supports Houston arts and culture organizations because communities thrive when rich, cultural resources are readily available and accessible to residence,” said the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. People join the Continuity Society, with a gift of $10,000 or more annually, to support ongoing initiatives. Lastly, it is people who join the Legacy Society and make a provision in their estate to leave a gift to the ERJCC so that the next generation can make moments into memories. If you are one of the people that volunteers your time and philanthropy, THANK YOU. If you would like to learn more, visit the Support the ERJCC tab on our website or contact Debbie Diamond, Director of Development, at ddiamond@erjcchouston.org or 713.729.3200 ext. 3114.

The ERJCC impacts individuals and families of all ages and abilities. We have invested our time, brainpower and philanthropy here because this is the Jewish agency in Houston that enriches thousands of lives each week.

—Ann & Stephen Kaufman

Members of the Continuity and Legacy Societies


the giving tree PLANTING SEEDS FOR THE FUTURE

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he Campaign Committee of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston’s Bertha Alyce Early Childhood Center announces the launch of The Giving Tree annual fund campaign. The committee hopes to raise $36,000, which will enable the school to purchase a much-needed indoor playscape, a math curriculum to complement the current program and touch-screen technology

components. Leading the Annual Fund campaign are co-chairs Jessica Leif and Dinorah Zanger. “BAC is a place which allows our families and children to develop and grow.” said Leif, mother of 5-year-old Alex and 2-year-old Owen. Expanding education for the children and laying the foundation for their future is the driving force behind this campaign. The Committee created this Annual Fund for BAC in 2010 to help raise funds to raise the bar of excellence at this preschool. Last year, over 140 parents, grandparents, alumni and staff joined

together to help bridge the $2,000 gap between what tuition covers and what it actually cost to run the program. Other campaign leaders include: Grandparent Chairs, Cindy and David Lipshutz; Faculty Campaign Chair, Leslie Slatko; Class Captain Campaign Chair, Dawn Johnson and Alumni Chair, Abi Rappaport. To make a contribution to The Giving Tree Annual Fund, please visit erjcchouston.org/givingtree or call Michelle Rathers at 713.729.3200 ext. 3212.

p m a C d n a Kids

When it comes to kids, the ERJCC is one stop-shopping for fun and enriching extracurricular programs. Whether it’s afterschool, a Saturday night or a school holiday, we have your children covered.

ShowBiz “A MUSICAL” ShowBiz is a musical review featuring vignettes and musical numbers from some of your favorite shows. We are pleased to have directors Laura Yosowitz and Melissa McGill joining us for another great performance. Yosowitz and McGill are the same directors who instructed our Performing Arts Camp (PAC) this summer. They also wrote ShowBiz and have worked with the students on choreography, staging and many other aspects of theatrics. McGill is also instructing some of our theater and dance classes for younger children and is excited to be part of the theater program. When asked about her experience at the ERJCC, Melissa responded “After working with the campers at Performing Arts Camp, I am really excited for the opportunity to work with the JCCS theater program.” Yosowitz is also a seasoned veteran when it comes to theater, and when asked about the ERJCC’s youth theater program stated, “It has been a very rewarding experience working with the J and the actors in this show. They have stepped up to the challenge, and it should be an exciting show for everyone.” Join us at the ERJCC for performances in the Kaplan Theatre, I W Marks Theatre Center on December 8, 10 and 11. Tickets can be purchased in the Children and Camping office or by calling 713.729.3200 ext. 3247.

Winter Break Camps The ERJCC offers Winter Break Camps for members ages 2 – 13. Winter Break Camps include opportunities for your children to take part in Gymnastics Camp, Tennis Camp or our popular “Happy Days” Camp. Winter Break Camps are also group-oriented, with low staff-to-camper ratios determined by the activity and age of the children. The ERJCC offers AM/PM Care (7:00 AM – 6:00 PM) options for most of the camps. The Winter Break camps include two weeks, December 19 - 23 and December 26 - 30. Registration begins November 28. Registration will be accepted after December 6 on a space-available basis only, so be sure to register early.

Thanksgiving Camp Thanksgiving Break Camp will be at the ERJCC Weingarten Building on Wednesday, November 23 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (AM Care option available.) Kindergartners through 5th graders are invited to take trip back in time at the George Ranch Historical Park. We will travel back over a hundred ago and experience pioneer life in 1830s Pre-Revolution Texas through exciting demonstrations and handson activities. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore life over 175 years ago! For more information, please contact Gillian Richter, Children’s Program Coordinator, at 713-729-3200 ext. 3256 or grichter@erjcchouston.org.

Kids Nite Out

Kids Nite Out (KNO) is a great social experience for all children in grades Kindergarten through 5th. Parents can rest assured that your child(ren) are supervised at the ERJCC with activities such as arts and crafts, movies, sports and gymnastics. Activities vary at each event, and advanced registration is requested. KNO takes place on Saturday evenings from 6:30 - 10:30 PM Save the dates for the Fall 2011 - Oct 22, Nov 5 & 19, Dec 3 & 17 Fees in Advance: $18 for one child/ $28 for two Fees at The Door: $28 for one/$38 for two Register online at erjcchouston.org/kidsniteout.


CALENDAR

TWOTHOUSANDELEVEN

SUNDAY OCTOBER 30

MONDAY

TUESDAY

OCTOBER 31

NOVEMBER 1

6:15 PM Local literati free event

6:15 PM Kostya Kennedy 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2

THURSDAY

NOVEMBER 3

FRIDAY

NOVEMBER 4

SATURDAY

NOVEMBER 5

10:00 AM Bookstore opens 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Kosher Chili Cookoff 2:00 PM Film Grace Paley: Collected Shorts 4:30 PM Geila Hocherman Kosher Revolution: New Techniques & Great Recipes for Unlimited Kosher Cooking 7:30 PM OPENING NIGHT free event Dennis Prager & Rabbi Joseph Telushkin The Nine Questions People Ask about Judaism

8:00 PM Jennifer Griffin & Greg Myre This Burning Land: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Transformed IsraeliPalestinian Conflict

6:15 PM Marc Ostrofsky Get Rich Click: The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet

8:00 PM Izzeldin Abuelaish I Shall Not Hate: A Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace & Human Dignity

8:00 PM David Bezmozgis The Free World

8:00 PM Meir Shalev Beginnings: Reflections on the Bible’s Intriguing Firsts

NOVEMBER 10

NOVEMBER 11

12:30 PM Melton Lunch & Learn Paula Fredriksen Augustine and the Jews: A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism

1:00 PM Film Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

NOVEMBER 6

NOVEMBER 7

NOVEMBER 8

NOVEMBER 9

9:30 AM – 3:00 PM Oliver Lapin Family Day

6:15 PM Gerald Steinacher Nazis on the Run: How Hitler’s Henchmen Fled Justice

10:00 AM Marilyn Berger This is a Soul: An American Doctor’s Remarkable Mission in Ethiopia

6:15 PM Jay Michaelson God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality

2:00 PM Film Amos Oz: The Nature of Dreams 4:30 PM Marc Agronin How We Age: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Growing Old 7:30 PM Alick Isaacs A Prophetic Peace: Judaism, Religion, and Politics

7:30 PM Judith Brin Ingber Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance

at Congregation Beth Yeshurun 4525 Beechnut St.

6:15 PM Judith Brin Ingber Seeing Israeli and Jewish Dance

at Temple Beth Tikvah 12411 Park Shadows Trail

8:00 PM community read Haley Tanner Vaclav & Lena

7:30 PM Reception for Community Read participants

7:30 PM Inside the Authors Studio Steven Levy In The Plex 6:30 PM Reception in the Bookstore

8:00 PM Adina Hoffman & Peter Cole Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza

8:00 PM John Thorn Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game at Temple Sinai 13875 Brimhurst Dr.

2:00 PM Film Anita 4:30 PM CONCERT Adrienne Cooper Enchanted: A New Generation of Yiddish Song 7:30 PM CLOSING NIGHT Charles Fox Killing Me Softly: My Life in Music

NOVEMBER 12

at Merfish Teen Center 9000 S. Rice Blvd.

6:15 PM Alyson Richman The Lost Wife 8:00 PM Amy Ephron Loose Diamonds and Other Things I’ve Lost (and Found) Along the Way

NOVEMBER 13 11:00 AM Steven Fenberg Unprecedented Power

8:00 PM Film La Rafle (The Roundup)

Advance Ticket Purchase Recommended Save Money on Programs Buy a Book & Arts Fair Series Pass for Admission to all Programs $50 ERJCC Member/$70 Public $10 Discount for Seniors/Students on Series Passes $2 Discount for Seniors/Students on Single Tickets

8:00 PM concert PROJECT Trio

Online

Underwritten by the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation Supported by the ERJCC Patrons of the Arts

erjcchouston.org

In person Visit the ERJCC Information Desk or the Box Office 30 minutes prior to the start of a program

By phone 713.551.7255 Unless otherwise specified, Book & Arts Fair programs take place at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center Joe Weingarten Building Milton Levit Family Campus, 5601 S. Braeswood

Official Hotel of the ERJCC

Tributes

Thank You to our Generous Donors! We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our many individual, corporate and foundation donors whose generous ongoing support helps the ERJCC continue to be a vital community asset.

BERTHA ALYCE CENTER ANNUAL GIVING FUND In Honor of Drayden & Bren Johnson – Dawn and Lance Johnson

IRVIN KAPLAN CHILDREN’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND In Honor of Clair & Donald Daum’s Birthdays – Edith S. Lewis

EVELYN RUBENSTEIN JCC HOUSTON FUND In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rubenstein – Veda Mae and Morris Glesby

JERRY WISCHE LEADERHSIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FUND In Honor of the Birthday of Ruth Brodsky – Nancy & Steve Lerner In Honor of Marc Gessner’s Special Birthday – Mitzi Shure & Jerry Wische In Honor of Stanley Rosenblatt’s outstanding professional contributions to the JCC – Mitzi Shure & Jerry Wische In Honor of the Birthday of Jerry Wische – Nancy & Steve Lerner

GERALD RAUCH MEMORIAL FUND In Honor of Norman Bock’s Birthday – Lila Rauch In Honor of Bernard Fuch’s Birthday – Lila Rauch In Honor of Veda Mae Glesby’s Birthday – Anita and Arthur Kotlen In Honor of Molly Ann Kaplan’s Birthday – Lila Rauch In Honor of Dr. Archie Leder’s Birthday – Lila Rauch In Honor of Bobby Rauch’s Birthday – Lila Rauch In Honor of Lila Rauch’s Birthday – Anita and Arthur Kotlen In Honor of Lila Rauch’s Birthday – Robin, Aron, Pam, Andrew, Braden & Zachary Susman HARRIS WEINGARTEN OUTDOOR TENNIS CENTER FUND In Honor of Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Oster’s 50th Wedding Anniversary – Emily & Albert Stein HARRY K. SMITH MEALS ON WHEELS FUND In Memory of Shirleen Agress – Arlene & Allen Lockshin In Memory of Bobby Axelrad – Arlene & Allen Lockshin In Memory of Louis Getz – Arlene & Allen Lockshin In Memory of Jack Helfman – Arlene & Allen Lockshin In Memory of Sidney Krakower – Arlene & Allen Lockshin In Honor of Norma Siegel’s 80th Birthday – Sue and Harry Rosenzweig

JERRY WISCHE STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD FUND In Honor of the Birthday of Bobby Lapin – Ruth White Brodsky In Honor of the Birthday of Nancy Lerner – Ruth White Brodsky In Honor of the Birthday of Steve Maislin – Ruth White Brodsky In Honor of the Birthday of Jerry Wische – Ruth White Brodsky JEWISH ARTS AND CULTURE FUND In Loving Memory of Albert Lidji – Laurie & Alfredo Gutierrez MACCABI 2012 GAMES FUND In Honor of Coach Marty Applebaum – Debra and Sheldon Bootin In Honor of Coach Jordan Dubin – Debra and Sheldon Bootin

MARILYN LANDSBERG STEINER PRE-SCHOOL FUND In Memory of Anna Weber – Shirley and Sonny Landsberg In Honor of Sandy Burke’s Speedy Recovery – Jackie and Marvin Cooper In Honor of Sandy Burke’s Speedy Recovery – Craig Eskanos & Family In Honor of Sandy Burke’s Speedy Recovery – Marci & Barton Rivkin MIKE GROSSMAN/JUDY RICHKER MACCABI SCHOLARSHIP FUND In Memory of Robin Perlo Berry and Jerry Berry – Michael & Vicky Richker In Honor of Marc Gessner’s Birthday – Michael & Vicky Richker In Memory of Louis Getz – Michael & Vicky Richker In Honor of Sandy & Bob Hill’s 50th Wedding Anniversary – Michael & Vicky Richker In Honor of Cousin Lillian Horovitz – Michael & Vicky Richker In Memory of Albert S. Krovetz – Michael & Vicky Richker In Memory of Fannie Phillips Leon – Michael & Vicky Richker In Memory of Emelina Ortega – Michael & Vicky Richker In Memory of Florence Stein – Michael & Vicky Richker In Memory of Merilee Gerstenhaber Weiner – Michael & Vicky Richker In Honor of Frida Wilson’s Birthday – Michael & Vicky Richker

NANCY LERNER SCHOLARSHIP FUND In Honor of Kelly Gale Amen for always making the world extraordinarily beautiful – Nancy & Steve Lerner In Honor of the Birthday of Stephen Maislin – Nancy & Steve Lerner In Honor of Mary Michieli Rollins and her magnificent garden – Nancy & Steve Lerner OLIVER LAPIN CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR FUND In Honor of the Birthday of Bobby Lapin – Nancy & Steve Lerner PATRON OF THE ARTS FUND In Honor of Edith Zinn’s Retirement – Midge Wische RAYMOND PLOTKIN JCC MACCABI TENNIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND In Memory of Raymond Plotkin – Phyllis & Steve Blanc In Honor of Justin Golden’s Bar Mitzvah – Gary Golden In Honor of Justin Golden’s Bar Mitzvah – Eleanor & Charles Levine In Honor of Justin Golden’s Bar Mitzvah – Elaine & Ronnie Plotkin RUTH W. BRODSKY FUND In honor of Ruth Brodsky’s 91st Birthday – Bernton Family Fund of the Community Foundation of Collier County STARS PROGRAM In Honor of Joan Kaplan’s 75th Birthday – Linda & Jerry Rubenstein


OLIVER LAPIN

ALL FAMILY EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CRAIG PARKS CONCERT

FAMILY DAY

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M P 0 :0 3 – M A 0 :3 9 • 6 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9:30 – 10:20 AM • Ages 6 – 9 Ellen Leventhal, Ellen Rothberg and Bill Megenhardt

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Bully in the Barnyard • Book + Activity

Michele Perchonok and special appearance by NASA Astronaut Greg Chamitoff

10:30 – 11:20 AM

Lunch and Learn

• Ages 3 – 9

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Craig Parks • CONCERT

for reading at the

• Ages 3 – 6

Aubrey Davis

Kishka for Koppel • Book + Activity

10:30 – 11:20 AM

• Ages 3 – 6 Anita Kruse and Lisa Sheinbaum

2:00 – 3:00 PM • Ages 6 – 9 Anita Kruse and Lisa Sheinbaum

Purple Song • Book + Music

11:30 AM – 12:20 PM

• All Ages

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Purple Song • Book + Music

• Ages 3 – 6

Aubrey Davis

Kishka for Koppel • Book + Activity

Oliver Lapin Family Day is endowed in loving memory of Oliver Lapin by his family

11:30 AM – 12:20 PM • Ages 6 – 9 Ellen Leventhal, Ellen Rothberg and Bill Megenhardt Bully in the Barnyard • Book + Activity

The Craig Parks concert is underwritten by the Barbara and Mark Paull Families and the Goldye M. and Samuel W. Spain Children’s Performing Arts Fund

UPCOMING CJLL EVENTS Community Read Vaclav & Lena by Haley Tanner Monday, Nov 7 8:00 PM Vaclav & Lena is the story of two 10-year-old emigrants from radically different worlds. Torn apart suddenly by a traumatic event, Vaclav and Lena reunite several years later when Lena turns to the one friend she can count on to help her fulfill her dreams. Vivid, universally resonant, and highly original, Vaclav & Lena will establish Haley Tanner as one of our most exciting literary talents. Join the community in sharing this reading experience, engaging with one another through programs and discussions, and culminating in Tanner’s presentation at the 39th Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair Monday, November 7 at 8:00 PM. Check erjcchouston.org for opportunities to interact with the author and other Community Read Participants. Purchase your copy of the Community Read book, Vaclav & Lena, at Essence, the ERJCC Gift Shop or at the 39th Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair, and enjoy:

Limmud Conference at the University of Warwick, Coventry, England A Carnival of Jewish Learning, A Festival of the Mind and Spirit

Synagogue Architecture: Art Objects and Sacred Spaces Thursday, Dec 15 • 7:30 PM $10 Member / $15 Public Lecture by: Morton Levy, FAIA

Dec 23 – 29, 2011 The ERJCC is organizing a communitywide trip to the Limmud conference at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. Limmud is a conference for people of all ages and every perspective, from all over the UK and around the world, hundreds of presenters, a thousand conversations on every subject of interest to Jews - text study, music, theatre, literature, debate and politics - all wrapped up in a week of community, warmth, laughter, passion, excitement and discovery. The conference attracts over 2,000 participants for close to a 1,000 sessions over a five-day period. For more information about participating in a coordinated trip, please contact Jonathan Fass at jfass@erjcchouston.org.

FREE entry to Vaclav & Lena author, Haley Tanner, speaking Monday, Nov. 7, Invitation to pre-talk reception with Haley Tanner, Priority standing in Tanner’s book-signing line after the program, FREE entry to The Free World author, David Bezmozgis, speaking Wednesday, Nov. 2, Option to purchase The Free World by David Bezmozgis at $18 (30% off)

Join us for a lecture and slide presentation on the architecture of synagogues through the centuries, beginning with the presynagogue sacred spaces of the Bible and concluding with the contemporary, and sometimes eclectic, synagogue design of Mexico, Europe, Israel, and the US. The lecture will also explore the archaeological remains of the earliest synagogues of the ancient Near East, a review of the surviving synagogues of pre-war Europe and the unique Jewish folk art of the wooden synagogues of Poland. Morton Levy, a native Houstonian, leads a highly respected long-time Houston architectural practice. Included in his extensive portfolio are the design of six Houston area synagogues and eight renovation/expansion projects for the ERJCC. In recent years he has been an active speaker and author on the subject of architecture for religion.

TRIBUTE FUND In Honor of Art Kotlen’s 90th Birthday – Milton & Lee Levit Family In Honor of Howard Loerser’s 60th Birthday – Matt & Elizabeth Krohn In Honor of Lila Rauch’s Birthday – Milton & Lee Levit Family In Honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Zinn – Veda Mae & Morris Glesby

................................................................................ The Senior Adult Shabbat Dinner Program is underwritten in memory of Paul Lipnick, who was active in ERJCC senior adult activities, by Janet and Elton Lipnick, David Lipnick and Amy & Myles Kelman. ............................................................................................. PLEASE NOTE: Names and organizations listed in this newsletter reflect donations received by October 1, 2011. Great care has been exercised to ensure the proper recognition of our donors. If an error or omission does occur, we apologize and hope you will bring it to our attention. Please address all corrections with the Development Office, 713.729.3200, ext. 3212 or mrathers@erjcchouston.org.

Recognize special lifecycle events with a tribute to support a program or fund at the ERJCC. A gift can be made for a birthday, anniversary, promotion, sympathy, holiday, graduation, wedding, new baby, bar/bat mitzvah and more. Visit the Support the ERJCC tab on our website or call the Development Office at 713.729.3200 ext. 3212.

Saturday, Nov 12 8:00 PM Free to Book Fair Series Ticket Holders $18 Member / $25 Public Downbeat Magazine describes PROJECT Trio as “packed with musicianship, joy and surprise!” Greg Pattillo (flute), Peter Seymour (bass) and Erik Stephenson (cello) burst onto the scene with their landmark videos right out of the internet generation, making an impact on audiences of all ages. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, these three virtuosic composer/performers complete PROJECT Trio, a passionate, high energy chamber music ensemble that blends their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles. PROJECT Trio will present master classes and workshops in area schools and universities and a concert at the Jewish Book & Arts Fair. Underwritten by The Maurice Amado Music Foundation Purchase tickets at jcchouston.org/music

Lend a Helping Hand

VOLUNTEERS

2012 JCC Maccabi Games® & ArtsFest®

STOLBUN/SPIWAK RESTRICTED FUND In Honor of Alana Spiwak & Sam Stolbun – Martha & Donald Freedman

PROJECT Trio

AUGUST 5 – 10, 2012

More than 2,000 volunteers are needed to help plan and facilitate the 2012 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest August 5 - 10, 2012. All kinds of skills are needed, from coaching to food service. Help make these events memorable for the teens and our Houston community.

We need all kinds of volunteers! Become a Coach Become a Volunteer

Become a Host Family Become a Sponsor

We welcome volunteers of all ages and backgrounds from throughout the Houston area. Volunteers do not need to be Jewish. Whether one can commit a substantial or limited amount of time, we need volunteer organizers before the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest arrive, as well as volunteers to help orchestrate the events once they have begun.

Are you ready to be a Volunteer? Yes? Then visit jccmaccabihouston.org and complete the registration form today!

To find out more about volunteering, contact Alan Lipman at 713.551.7233 or alipman@erjcchouston.org.

If you are registering as a Volunteer, you MUST register with the Houston Delegation ONLY


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s part of the ERJCC’s Jewish Social Action Month, Community Meals/Meals on Wheels is gearing up for its Fourth Annual ‘A Soup and A Sandwich’ food drive beginning October 1. The event culminates with participation in the Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff, to be held on Sunday, October 30. A $3,250 portion of last year’s cook-off proceeds supported over 750 meals to a diverse population of eligible, frail, homebound elderly in our community. More than a ton of canned and other dry goods were collected during the 2010 food drive which filled the pantries of over 74 households. Community Meals predicts continued growth of service needs, surpassing last year’s delivery of over 124,000 meals. Bright spots include the 40% increase in kosher meal service. Designated funding from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston helps meet this need. Overall service growth is at 9%. “Our current primary challenges are our tightening budget and fewer full-time volunteers,” said Community Meals Director Timothy Stewart. A full-time volunteer is defined as one that commits to delivering at least one route once weekly throughout the year. Of the rotating roster of over 180 committed Meals volunteers, fewer than 100 currently deliver a weekly route. “As appreciative as we are for all the time given us by individuals and families, the fewer full-time volunteers we have increases our frequency of use of the ERJCC drivers, thus incurring increased costs, “ Stewart added.

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fter a hugely successful gala and silent auction last February that raised $450,000 for children’s scholarships, Elizabeth Cohen and Mark Toubin take the lead as co-chairs for the 22nd Annual Children’s Scholarship Ball on Saturday, March 3, 2012. As always, the Ball will feature dinner, dancing and an extensive silent auction that is sure to be a highlight of the evening. The evening will honor Douglas L. Foshee with the El Paso Corporation, Ken Simon with Locke

These increased labor and transportation expenses take food from clients, as more meals could be served with more volunteers. Community Meals feels the pinch its community partners are feeling. Projected funding for the next year has been cut 5 - 15% or more in many areas. Funding cuts offset speed of response to clients, thus increasing wait list periods as more participants must wait longer for service.

Since 1989, Meals on Wheels has been subsidized by the Harris County Area Agency on Aging with federal Title III and Community Development Block Grant funding secured by the Older American Act of 1965. Other primary funders include the United Way of Greater Houston, the Jewish Federation and the Texas State Department of Agriculture’s Texas Feeding Texans home-delivered meal grant program. Kosher meals

Meals on Wheels is probably the most important day-today mitzvah that we perform. Keeping homebound seniors fed and having social contact via the Meals on Wheels program is essential. We are grateful to all our volunteers who help

Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff is on Sunday, October 30. Portions of the proceeds support ERJCC Meals On Wheels program.

“Meals on Wheels is probably the most important day-to-day mitzvah that we perform. Keeping homebound seniors fed and having social contact via the Meals on Wheels program is essential. We are grateful to all our volunteers who help us perform this daily mitzvah,” said Gayle Rockoff, Senior Associate Executive Director.

Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP and community leader Bobbi Samuels for their commitment to children in our community. Helping with the event will be Honorary Chairs Michael Feinberg with KIPP Academy, Marc Watts with the Friedkin Group of Houston and community leader Ann Kaufman. Fundraising efforts put forth in their honor will benefit the Irvin Kaplan Children’s Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid to hundreds of families who want to enrich their children’s lives with programs at the ERJCC. For questions contact Melissa Gordon, Director of Special Events at 713.729.3200 ext. 3202 or mgordon@erjcchouston.org.

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are provided by Nosher Catering and supervised by the Houston Kashrut Association. “Please consider joining your neighbors in participating in this year’s food drive and chili cook off,” said Stewart. To deliver routes or donate, please call 713.595.8178. For more information on the cookoff, please visit houstonchilicookoff.org.

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he ERJCC will happen before the Games and and arts workshops, performances transform next ArtsFest can begin. and exhibitions. Alongside the event, summer when it “There are so many big preparathe teens participate in community becomes the host tions being made right now, from service and social activities. All events site of the 2012 securing our competition venues are designed to strengthen the JCC Maccabi to finding host homes for our participants’ bonds to their Jewish Games® and ArtsFest® when more participants. It will take more than a heritage, community and Israel. than a thousand teenagers converge thousand volunteers to make this all a During the event, the JCC in our community to compete in the success,” said Lipman. “So many of us Maccabi athletes and artists will take annual Olympic-style teen sport event and art performance August 5 - 10, 2012. The ERJCC has developed year-round cultural This won’t be a new feat to conquer and athletic programming that has provided the for Houston. 2012 will be the fifth time the foundation for engaging teens in commitment to ERJCC has hosted the JCC Maccabi Games, Jewish life and communal leadership. but this will be Houston’s first time to host JCC Maccabi ArtsFest. “We have a considerable amount in the community have been counting time out from the event to volunteer of experience doing this and it’s a down the days to when Maccabi in the Houston community in a great way to share Texas hospitality returns. Even some of our constables day of caring and sharing. The goal with participating teens, coaches and have been checking in from time to is to keep in the spirit of Tikkun families who will be coming here time to find out when the kids will Olam (Repairing the World) and the from around the state, country and return.” Jewish tradition of Tzedakah, which world,” said Mindy Levinson, 2012 “Everyone benefits from the 2012 helps the participants increase their JCC Maccabi Co-Chair. JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest understanding of Jewish responsibility The JCC Maccabi Games and coming back to Houston, especially toward self, family and community ArtsFest have become a worldwide our own teens. The ERJCC has devthrough service in Jewish as well as tradition and the largest gathering eloped year-round cultural and athsecular settings. of Jewish teens known. The ERJCC letic programming that has provided The JCC Maccabi movement expects 1600 teens to participate in the foundation for engaging teens in began in 1895 when the first allthe Games and ArtsFest, of which commitment to Jewish life and comJewish sports club was formed in 400 will be from Houston. This will be munal leadership,” said Andy Bursten, Constantinople (now Istanbul) Turkey. a massive undertaking for volunteers 2012 JCC Maccabi Co-Chair. The first North American JCC in the community as 600 host families, The JCC Maccabi Games and Maccabi Games were held in 1982, 2000 volunteers and 1100 additional ArtsFest are like the Olympics for offering Jewish teens a unique athletic attendees will be required. Jewish teens, designed to inspire and cultural experience. Due to over JCC Maccabi Supervisor Alan Jewish teens through a dynamic whelming interest, regional games Lipman says a lot still needs to combination of athletic competitions were added in 1985 to augment the

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biennial Continental Games. In 2007, the JCC Maccabi Games celebrated 25 years of gold-medal summers. More than 5,000 teens ranging from 13 to 16 years of age participate in the JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest each summer, and more than 120,000 athletes from around the world have participated throughout the past 25 years. The event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center Association of North America, Maccabi World Union, Maccabi Canada and Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel. Make no mistake, the 2012 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest in Houston will be an unforgettable experience for every participant, from athletes and artists, to volunteers, coaches, host families and supporters like you. The ERJCC invites you to support this unique social, cultural and life shaping experience, which promotes healthy competition in a manner that fosters Jewish values and Tikkun Olam. For information on how you can become a volunteer, host family or make a donation to the 2012 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest, visit jccmaccabihouston.org or contact Alan Lipman at 713.551.7233.

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e are still looking for volunteer coaches and coordinators for the 2012 JCC Maccabi Games® & ArtsFest that are coming to Houston next summer! These are just a few of the many volunteers that we will need for the event when we host August 5-10, 2012. Coaches and coordinators work in conjunction with the Delegation

Heads to recruit and select their team. For sports they schedule practices to prepare their team for the competition. For arts, they will assist with auditions. These volunteers are also the team chaperones during the week of the event. For more information, contact Lenny Dubin, Delegation Head at lenny@pdq.net or Debbie Kaplan, Delegation Head, at kapdeb@aol.com. Coaches must be 21 years and over. An application is available at erjcchouston.org. Application deadline is October 28.

Athlete Tryouts and Artists Auditions start January 8. Visit jccmaccabihouston.org for schedule listings.

ELIGIBILTY FOR ATHLETES Must be 12 – 16 years old by July 13, 2012. 12 year olds can only participate in individual sports. Sports subject to change.

ELIGIBILTY FOR ARTISTS Must be entering 8 – 12th grade. Specialties subject to change.

SAVE THE DAT E 2012 JCC Mac cabi Games ® & Art sFest ® KICKOFF EVEN T Sunday, Dece mber 4 COORDINATORS & ARTISTS NEEDED FOR Rock, Jazz Ensemble, Photography, Acting/Improv, Fashion/Costume Design, Dance, Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Musical Theater, Vocal Music, Culinary

COACHES & ATHLETES NEEDED FOR: Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Bowling, Tennis, Dance, Swimming and Table Tennis


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