As work continues on a $50 million renovation project at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center in Meyerland, officials have announced May 22 as the planned opening date for a new swimming pool at the site.

The pool—which will be called the Pauline Sterne Wolff Memorial Foundation Indoor Pool Complex—will open as part of the first phase of renovations. It will include five lap lanes, a splash pad and a designated area for warm water exercise, according to a May 12 announcement from ERJCC CEO Joel Dinkin.

When the pool opens, swim lessons will also return to the ERJCC, Dinkin said, with the first slate of group lessons set to take place May 31-June 6 and private swim lessons available throughout the summer.

Locker rooms are not yet available but will be accessible to guests once work finishes on a new Community Pavilion, Dinkin said. The pavilion is on schedule to open in late November. Meanwhile, a new outdoor lap pool and family recreational pools are scheduled to open in late summer or early fall.

The overall renovation project includes the construction of a three-story, 126,000-square-foot community center with work running through the end of 2022. The project, which kicked off in January 2021, also includes a new building for the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.

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