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Don't forget to read about our recent awards.
Outstanding Campus and 2022 Award

Fantastic Students

Amazing Staff
for the coming year

Rabbi Kenny Weiss
Executive Director

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Carly Fleck

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Alex Lewis

Jewish Agency
Israel Fellow
to Houston Hillel
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Sara Keene 
QJews Program Director
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Kedem Blatt 
Jewish Family Service Counselor
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Students and Staff

Welcome to Houston

Recent NY Times article: 36 Hours in Houston

Houston’s official visitor website

Rice University’s welcome website

Houston Chronicle

Houston Press

Houstonia Magazine



Rice University home of the Owls

University of Houston home of the Cougars

Houston Community College

University of St. Thomas

Sam Houston State University



You’ll always find something to see and do in Houston.

For an overview check out CultureMap Houston.


Art Car Parade – There’s nothing like it anywhere.

Miller Outdoor Theatre - A short walk from Houston Hillel

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston Theater District – Loads of theaters downtown, including the BalletSymphony and Opera.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion



Museum District – Virtually all of Houston’s museums are within walking distance of each other, and only a fifteen minute walk from Houston Hillel!

Here are a couple, shall we say, different museums.

National Museum of Funeral History – Very cool with a great gift shop!

Orange Show – including the Beer Can House.


Parks and Recreation

Discovery Green – An amazing urban park

Memorial Park – The most popular running trail in Houston

Hermann Park – A ten minute walk from Houston Hillel

Buffalo Bayou – A great place to walk and bike

Rice Running Loop – A few blocks from Houston Hillel

Houston Marathon and Half-Marathon

Professional Sports Teams

The Texans football team plays in NRG Stadium, which is hosted two Super Bowls!

The Astros baseball team plays in Minute Maid Park.

The Rockets basketball team plays in the Toyota Center, which is also a great place for concerts.

The Dynamo soccer team plays in its own brand new stadium, the BBVA Compass Stadium.

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The Houston Jewish Community


About 50,000 Jews live in greater Houston. Houston’s Jewish community is very close and cooperative. The various Jewish movements, synagogues and agencies work together. As the fourth largest city in the US, many national and international Jewish organizations have regional offices in Houston.


Jewish Federation of Greater Houston

Reform Synagogues: Congregation Emanu El (just a few blocks from Houston Hillel), Congregation Beth IsraelTemple SinaiHouston Congregation for Reform Judaism.

Conservative Synagogues: Beth Yeshurun (the largest Conservative synagogue in the US), Brith ShalomOr Ami.

Orthodox Synagogues: United Orthodox SynagoguesMeyerland Minyan.

Jewish Community Center

Houston Kosher Chili Cookoff – Houston Hillel has two teams.

Jewish Herald Voice – Search for “Houston Hillel” to read recent articles about us.

Houston Kashruth Association

Jewish Family Service

Jewish Studies at Rice

Jewish Studies at UH

Israeli Consulate in Houston

ADL Houston

AJC Houston

AIPAC Houston

FIDF Houston

National Council of Jewish Women Houston

Jewish Community
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