JCC Author & Speaker Series


The JCC has hosted a wide range of authors and speakers, including Evan Handler, Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, Carol Leifer, Kinky Friedman, Cokie & Steve Roberts, David Javerbaum, David E. Kaufman, Andrea Lustig Pomerantz, and Professor Chad Spigel, among many others. These year-round author and speaker series events serve to educate, enlighten, and enrich all who attend.


Dr. Joshua Furman | Saving History After Harvey: Recovering the Legacy of Houston's Jewish Community | Sun., Aug. 5 | 4pm

Rice University professor and San Antonio native, Dr. Joshua Furman, will return to the JCC for a presentation about his new work creating an archive of Houston and South Texas Jewish History.

As we near the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, Dr. Furman will reflect on how Houston’s Jewish community is beginning to recover from the storm’s devastating impact. He will share the remarkable story of recovering lost and endangered historical records for a new archive of South Texas Jewish life in Rice University’s Fondren Library. We will also ask what steps we can take to ensure San Antonio’s Jewish history will be preserved for generations to come.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online or by calling 210-302-6820.

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