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TORCH (Torah Outreach Resource Center of Houston) was founded in 1998 to serve the Houston community as a resource for learning and connection through its unique non-judgmental approach to Jewish education.

Whether one is Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, unaffiliated or somewhere in between, TORCH (Also known as the Houston Community Kollel) is the most vibrant source for Jewish learning in the Southwest. Through study opportunities in various formats and locations, TORCH brings a new dimension to everyday Jewish life in and around Houston, Texas.

Our team of dynamic rabbis and teachers share the tools that connect timeless Jewish traditions with modern life. You can learn in a nurturing environment as the rabbis open their minds to impart wisdom. In addition, the rabbis open their homes to share Shabbat, and their lives for personal family celebrations.

By uniting fellow Jews through shared joy in religious education and Judaic tradition, and by extending a friendly, upbeat, non-judgmental invitation to all Jews, TORCH is building bridges in our community for thousands of Houstonians.
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