Miriam Browning Jewish Learning Center 1

In honor of the generosity of Lynn and Armand Shapiro and Jeri and Marc Shapiro, great grandchildren of Miriam (Mamie) Browning, the Religious School has been named the Miriam Browning Jewish Learning Center.

Miriam Browning, devoted lifetime member of Congregation Beth Israel, was a beloved religious school teacher. Born in Houston in 1871, her family included leaders in the Jewish and broader community. The family experienced the many changes that came as Beth Israel grew from its origins as an Orthodox congregation into a leading 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 more than 40 years, instilling her love of Judaism in generations of Beth Israel families.

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Aliyah Program for Jewish Special Education

At The Miriam Browning Jewish Learning Center, Every Child Makes Aliyah Any child of a member of Congregation Beth Israel who works to the


  REGISTRATION We are so excited to welcome you back to the MBJLC for the 2023-2024 year! Our program is open to all

Scholarship application

Please click here to apply for an MBJLC scholarship for the 2023-2024 year. The application is due by Friday, July 14. Please contact

2023-2024 MBJLC Calendar

2023-2024 MBJLC Calendar Click the calendar below to download a copy. Midweek Hebrew link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83324406653?pwd=NWJXa3M1dHZjenZJRnBhS294dzF4UT09Meeting ID: 833 2440 6653Passcode: 725240

Kehillah High and Madrichim Information

When you register for the MBJLC as an 8th-12th grader, you will automatically be enrolled in Kehillah High. You will also have the


Curriculum We are excited to be partners with the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL), which provides us with excellent curriculum materials

MBJLC Photos

Purim Carnival 2019 Click a photo below to enlarge it. Scroll through and enjoy these fun photos!