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Rabbi Hammerman's Corner

 When my great grandparents moved uptown from the Lower East Side of Manhattan to Washington Heights – to “the country” - in 1941, one of the first things they did was to join the Washington Heights Congregation.  For more than 60 years, until their deaths, my grandparents were affiliated with that synagogue and attended every Shabbat they were able to.  My parents were married there, my uncle – an architect - designed their new building and my grandfather was chairman of the Kiddush Club – if you know what that is.  He had a l’chaim - instead of sitting for the Haftorah every Shabbat for over 60 years.
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Important Announcements

The JCCH had one of its most memorable days in recent memory on Sunday, April 26th.  The culmination of a weekend filled with festivities, we were privileged to dedicate our newly renovated sanctuary, named for our esteemed congregant of blessed memory, Lee Javitch.  At the same time, we installed Eytan Hammerman as the synagogue's sixth Rabbi in its nearly 60-year history.  The dedication and installation were preceded by a full-fledged parade up and down Harrison's Union Avenue (closed for the occasion) and followed by a wonderful al fresco luncheon.

Weekly Programs

The JCCH offers a full spectrum of programs at regular intervals throughout the year.  Some revolve around religious themes; others are more secular in nature.  All are carefully planned by our lay volunteers and staff, and are enthusiastically attended by various segments of our community:  from children to singles to young parents to empty nesters.  Our regularly scheduled programs include short story discussions, torah study classes, morning minyans and “Tot Shabbats.”

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Religious Services

While we pride ourselves in our cultural, social and educational programming, the heart of the JCCH is its religious life.   Our services are carefully designed to enrich lives, touch souls and create community.  We have musical services, traditional services, large sanctuary services, intimate lay-led chapel services, kids’ services and twice-weekly minyanim.  Everyone, member or not, is always welcome.


Synagogue Happenings

The JCCH calendar is punctuated with many exciting events.  While several revolve around holidays, many others are of our own making and have become lasting traditions.  We are particularly proud of our intergenerational celebrations. Events include Purim Spiels, “Hanukkah Hooplas,” guest lecturers, trips to museums, cooking demonstrations, and even Israeli wine tastings. 

Thursday, May 14th

  • 9:00am - Thursday morning Book Group.  This morning's book "Dyslexia with 2020 Vision", by G.F. Sherman & C.D. Cowen led by Jackie Detsky is in the office for your reading pleasure.  
  • 10:00am - Barbara Paris' Class

Friday, May 15th

  • 6:30pm - Service and Congregational Dinner with the house band.

Sunday, May 17th

  •  9:00am - JCCH Blood Drive
  •  9:30am - Yom Yerushalayim - Jerusalem Day hosted by the Kehilah School
  •  7:30pm - JCCH Book Club - The Bully Pulpit: by Doris Kearns Goodwin in the JCCH library and led by Susan Schack

Monday, May 18th

  • 7:30pm - Rosh Chodesh Sivan at congregant's home.

Tuesday, May 19th

  • 7:30pm - Over Sixty and Single Wine and Cheese Event at JCCH! This event is free! Please bring your friends. This program is part of a collaboration with 6 other local synagogues!

Saturday, May 23rd

  • 8:00pm - Erev Shavuot - Learning Session with Rabbi Hammerman at his home: 2 Century Trail, Harrison, NY

Sunday, May 24th

  • 9:30am - Festival Morning Shavuot Service and Brunch at the home of Bob Kaplan, 107 Greenhaven Road, Rye, NY, Casual service in Bob's scenic beachfront backyard on the Long Island Sound.  Bring tennis racquets and bathing suits for post service/lunch, swimming and kayaking in the pool/on the sound.
  • Monday, May 25th
  • 9:30am - Festival Morning Service including YIZKOR at JCCH.

Wednesday, May 27th

  • 4:30pm - Israeli scouts coming to JCCH Kehilah School.  Host families for one night are needed.  Contact Judy Weinberg for information

Sunday, May 31st

  • Israel Day Parade in New York City



Thurs., 5/28-7:00AM






Fri., 5/29-8:00PM



Shabbat Service



Sat., 5/30--9:30AM




Shabbat Services




 Sun., 5/31-9:00AM








Tuesday, May 12th at 7:30pm

Journalist and Author, Mike Kelly

discusses his new book, THE BUS ON JAFFA ROAD

Book signing and Q & A to follow


Sunday, May 17th


JCCH Ballroom

 Sunday, May 17th at 7:30pm

JCCH Book Club Disccussion

The Bully Pulpit: by Doris Kearns Goodwin

in the JCCH library

  Tuesday, May 19th at 7:30pm

Over Sixty & Single Mixer

Wine and Cheese

Co-sponsored with other local synagogues

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