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Congregation Shma Koleinu is a Jewish community in Houston, Texas that exists for the purpose of serving you along with all other Jews, Jewish families and those who love them with high quality Jewish programming, meaningful spiritual experiences, opportunities for personal growth and a visionary voice.


2019 Houston LGBT Pride  Celebration with Keshet Houston

Since 2014, Shma Koleinu has supported Keshet Houston as a Community Partner during the annual Houston Pride Celebration activities. This year, we're once again lending our support to our neighbors and friends:

Annual LGBT Pride Shabbat Dinner

Friday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m.

In lieu  of our normal Shabbat service, on the weekend of Houston's annual Pride celebration,  Shma Koleinu will join several area congregations for a special Shabbat  and Kosher dinner. Find out more.

Seating is limited, so get your tickets before 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17.

The Chuppah Mobile float in the 2015 Houston Pride Parade with Rabbi Scott Hausman-Weissh and the first lesbian couple in Texas to marry, Suzanne Bryant and Sarah Goodfried.March with Keshet in the 2019 Pride Parade

Saturday, June 22

There's no better way to show your support than by marching in the parade. The festivities will kick off with a havdallah, and the fun doesn't stop until the end of the route! More info.

As an example of what you can expect, in 2015, Rabbi Scott rode the Chuppah Mobile with the first lesbian couple in Texas to marry, Suzanne Bryant and Sarah Goodfried.

RSVP to march here.

Journey at Xavier Sundays, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Register now for our exciting

Journey Jewish Discovery Program 

for Pre-K through 7th graders



Shabbat Services

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Our weekly Shabbat services are gatherings for spiritual connection and re-rooting of oneself to the sources of our lives. 

Kosher Pretzel Yoga

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The Kosher Pretzel is for brand-new yogis and veterans alike, and will reawaken your soul for the week to come.


CSK Women

image: CSK WomenCSK Women have fun, learn, relax and enjoy each other.



Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

image: B'Nei MitzvahYour Bar and Bat Mitzvah should be an unforgettable milestone.   



Your Donation to Shma Koleinu is Important

We rely solely on voluntary contributions

Shma Koleinu is the only non-Orthodox US congregation with a full-time Rabbi that operates on 100% voluntary contributions.

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We here at  Shma Koleinu believe wholeheartedly that there ought to be no barriers to accessing a meaningful, spirited Jewish life, a key component of which is a Jewish community that celebrates and mourns together, learns and works together, dreams and imagines together. Click here to learn more.

Sun, June 16 2019 13 Sivan 5779