What We Believe
“Sing to God a New Song for God Has Worked Wonders” – Psalm 98
L’Chaim means, to life! And for Houston’s Jewish life we were created in fall of 2009. L’Chaim Center Houston is a progressive, independent Jewish ‘haimish’ havurah or warm and intimate congregation. We provide worship services including Shabbat and holidays, and educational opportunities for all unaffiliated Jews and non-Jews. L’Chaim celebrates life at various community centers southwest Houston.
Join us, to experience the joys of Jewish living and learning in a warm and embracing setting.
- We are a spiritual home.
- We come together in joy and song.
- We derive from diverse backgrounds of religious observance and knowledge.
- We celebrate and are inclusive to traditional and non-traditional individuals and families.
- We strive to be responsive to the changing dynamics of our community and Judaism today.
- We respect tradition but encourage innovation and creativity.
- We dress casually!
- We rely on donations – no dues structure.
- We appreciate our rabbi as a spiritual leader, facilitator, and resource for learning who works in partnership with us.
What happens to a Stage IV breast-cancer survivor who’s beaten all the odds? Our Rabbi Marcy Greene has a pretty good idea.
With cancer in abeyance, she’s more than an official guinea pig who endured extra rounds of herceptin to help other future survivors of the disease. A graduate of New York’s Jewish Theological Seminary, Rabbi Greene now turns Jewish scholarship into transformative action and leadership.
She celebrates life with Shabbat services, weekly Bible study, and goes head-to-head with the finest minds grappling to understand what the Talmud really teaches.
To her congregation she teaches spiritual life and healing, breathing new life into that old canard about not being able to control what happens to you – just how you react to it. “Here’s the blessing, here’s the curse – choose life!”
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 713-705-7662
- “How sweet it is: Cancer-surviving rabbi celebrates a new year” (Houston Chronicle)
The L’Chaim Center is a 501 © (3) non-profit organization. Donations appreciated and tax deductible.