Shlenker Hurricane Harvey Community Updates

Thank you to the following individuals and companies for their generous donations to the Shlenker Harvey Relief Fund.

Katia Blumberg & Francisco Vaz Guimaraes Filho
Laura & Chris Curry
Kristin & Carlos De Aldecoa
Anne Diskin
Alyson & David Ebro
Julie Riggins & David Edelstein
Amy Franklin & Jason Kau
Eden & Katy Green
Anna Goldberg & Daniel Wagner
Dylan Goldberg
Roz & Ricky Haikin
Eden Heitlinger
Mary Jacob
Jennifer & Michael Jaeger
Lauren & Michael Karafiol
Prakiti & Rajendra Khadka
Ricki & David Komiss
Stephanie & Ramey Layne
Susie & Mark Levin
Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood Center / Temple Israel
Carole & Bob Marder
Dona McGuire
Deanne Detmers Raskin
Jayme & Mark Schlackman
Lindsay & Mark Schmulen
Elizabeth & Robert Shoss
Grace & James Simmons
Melinda L. Suter
Mary Torian
Debbie & David Wizig

Whether you were directly affected by the hurricane or know of a family who has been affected, we know this is a very difficult time for everyone.  To better understand your needs, Shlenker has set up two online forms with links below.  One form is for those of you who have been directly affected by the storm and would appreciate some assistance. The second form is for those of you who are available to help.  Please see the links below and complete the form that best describes your needs. 

If you are in need of assistance, please complete the following online form:

Shlenker Hurricane Harvey Assistance Form

If you would like to offer assistance, please complete the following online form:

How Can I Help? - Shlenker Hurricane Harvey Volunteer Form 

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please click the button below


We are also accepting gift cards, which can be mailed to The Shlenker School, 5600 Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX 77096 marked attention Julie Jerden, Director of Advancement, or dropped off at school once we resume.

Additionally, we have a large number of uniforms available for anyone who needs them.  However, if you do not have uniforms for the next week or so, please do not worry about it.

Once we return to school, Karen Miller, Shlenker’s Director of Counseling and Family Services, will be available for students and/or parents for questions or concerns.  She will also meet with classes and provide guidance as we begin the school year again.  Karen can be reached at

Some additional information that you may find helpful is listed below:

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (ERJCC) will be collecting and distributing relief supplies in the Boniuk Family Tennis Center.  On Wednesday, August 30, they will accept donations from 12:00 PM-5:00 PM. They will distribute and accept donations supplies Thursday-Sunday (Aug 31-Sept 3) from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM.

The ERJCC also has volunteer opportunities.  To sign-up and volunteer please click here.

For those in need of additional assistance, please connect with the following organizations:

American Red Cross 

City of Houston Emergency Operations Center

Jewish Family Services

Jewish Federation of Greater Houston


Please know that organizations and friends around the country, as well as many Jewish Schools, have reached out to Shlenker with thoughts, prayers, and offers of support.

Our plan is still to reopen on Tuesday, September 5.  Should anything change, you will be notified through our emergency notification system.


We are one family and one community- all Shlenker Strong!