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Miriam Browning Jewish Learning Center
Through the generosity of Lynn and Armand Shapiro and Jeri and Mark Shapiro, great grandchildren of Mamie Browning, the Religious School has been named the Miriam Browning Jewish Learning Center. Miriam Browning was a beloved religious school teacher and devoted lifetime member of Congregation Beth Israel. Born in Houston in 1871, her family were leaders in the Jewish and broader community. The family experienced the many changes that came as Beth Israel grew, from the time when it was originally an Orthodox congregation and as it evolved into a Reform congregation. Mamie, as she was fondly called, developed a strong love and lifelong connection to Judaism and religious education which she generously and affectionately shared with family and students throughout her lifetime. She taught Religious School kindergarteners for over 40 years, instilling her love of Judiasm in generations of Beth Israel families.

Class Sessions
Religious School: Grades PreK-7 Sunday
9:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Hebrew Classes: Grades 3-6 
Weds. (Beth Israel) or Thurs. (Memorial)
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Kehillah High: Grades 8-12 Wednesday 
7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.

Regular Service Schedule

9:30 - K-7th Grade Services in the Chapel


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Providing your child a Jewish education is one of the most important gifts you can share. We invite you to become an active participant in your child’s Jewish education and in our Beth Israel community through the many learning and social activities for adults and families. Join us at Shabbat or holiday worship services, chaperone a class, attend a family learning day, join your children in doing mitzvot, share in the joy of your child’s learning and discovery. Get involved!

For more information, please call the Miriam Browning Jewish Learning Center at: (713) 271-7369.

Kehillah High
Our community-wide program for 8th-12th graders.
Visit the Kehilllah High website.
Contact Kehillah High Director, Danielle Alexander, 713-271-7369 x334


In the MBJLC’s Madrichim program (literally meaning guide) we place students in grades 8-12 in religious school classrooms to serve as leaders and helpers. Depending on the class and teacher they help with assignments, classroom lessons, activities, reading stories, keeping the class focused, and whatever else the teacher may need. The Madrichim’s service is compensated with either a stipend based off of years having helped out or community service hours. The only requirement is that our Madrichim are also enrolled in Kehillah High, however, if there are extenuating circumstances we can evaluate and try to make them work.

Click here for an application to be a Madrich(a).



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2018-2019 MBJLC School Calendar


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