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At Congregation Emanu El, we strive to build a culture of Sacred Belonging where every individual feels seen, included, and valued and knows that they are created in the image of God.

We embrace the spark of the Divine in people of all ages, abilities, races, ethnic backgrounds, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientations. We strive to offer accessible experiences by speaking to multiple learning styles and engaging families of all configurations. We joyfully invite the full participation of Jews of all backgrounds as well as interfaith and multi-heritage families.

Our community is made up of people with a broad spectrum of experiences, religious beliefs, ritual practices, and political orientations. We welcome discussion and dialogue because, at Emanu El, we believe that our diversity is an opportunity for inspired creativity.

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Enjoy a sense of belonging and camaraderie with women who share your values.

Ongoing Programs

For more information about Sisterhood, email sishood@emanuelhouston.org or call 713.529.5771, ext. 233.

Connect with the congregation

Sisterhood enriches the congregation and members of all ages through its legacy of active volunteering and financial support for all ages.

Connect with the community

The women of Sisterhood are doers who look beyond their own lives and help ease the challenges of others in the community. Volunteer opportunities include hospital visits, Work of Our Hands, Mitzvah Day and SEARCH Homeless Services. Make a difference while offering a Jewish presence and perspective.

Connect with Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ)

Over 65,000 women in more than 500 Sisterhoods do together what no one group could do alone.
And play mah jongg!

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The Classics

Synagogue life doesn’t end when the kids leave home! Make new friends and reconnect with old ones through The Classics – Emanu El’s social group for those in their 50s and 60s – singles and couples alike. This group is open to the community and offers programming throughout the year, from wine tastings and game nights to Shabbat dinners.

Young Professionals

Young Professionals of Congregation Emanu El is Houston’s hub for Jews in their 20’s and 30’s.

Programs and events offer avenues for social, educational, spiritual, and personal growth. Annual events include Let My People Drink – a pre-Passover gathering at a brewery – and award-winning JED Talks. Twice-yearly events feature dinner and speakers who are exploring their dreams and making a difference in the world.

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