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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  WE ARE SO EXCITED to launch our new religious school program for 2020-2021: MBJLC Mishpacha! This program is open to ALL TEMPLE FAMILIES this

Scholarship application

The 2020 Scholarship Application has closed, but will be back in 2021! Please contact Stephanie Robertson if you have any questions.

2020-2021 MBJLC Calendar

2020-2021 MBJLC Calendar Click the calendar below to download a copy.


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

MBJLC Photos

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