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New Chabad Directors Seek to Serve Jewish Students at Rice University

Posted on · Rabbi Shmuli Slonim and his wife Nechama Slonim are the new directors of the Chabad Jewish Center at Rice University, where they will serve Jewish undergraduate and graduate students. We talk with Rabbi Slonim about his journey from Australia to New York — and now to Houston. Plus we learn about the differences between Chabads […]

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Jewish Culture in Houston is Growing Beyond ZIP Codes

Posted on · Passover begins next week, on the evening of Monday, April 14. And later this month, Houston Public Media TV 8 presents a new documentary entitled “The Story of the Jews.” With those two occasions, we thought we’d take the opportunity to learn about Houston’s Jewish population, history, and culture with Michael Duke of the Jewish […]

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The Jew Who Loves Christmas: Artist Tells Why She Prefers Santa to Menorahs

Posted on · Artist and performer Abby Koenig is Jewish. But living in Texas, where there are fewer Jews than her native New York, Christmas is often more in her face — but she likes it that way. In her new one-woman show and exhibit, The Jew Who Loves Christmas, Koenig dives into why she thinks Hannukah is illogical and […]