Yesterday, we welcomed the Israeli Tzofim/Scouts “Friendship Caravan” to the JCCH. This troupe of teenage performers - touring North America this entire summer - is an energetic and inspirational example of the best that Israel has to offer. They met our nursery school students, performed in concert on my front lawn, joined one hundred of us for a great BBQ dinner and were then hosted by six JCCH families who reported to me this morning on how much they enjoyed their young Israeli guests. About the performance - they brought us a full day of great music and dancing, of course.
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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.”
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.
Wednesday, July 8th
Thursday, July 23rd
Saturday, July 25th
Wednesday, August 5th
Thursday, August 6th
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Realtor Open House
Thursday, June 11, 2015
ECC Barbecue and Magic Show with Ziggo the Clown
Friday, June 12, 2015
Guess Who's Coming to Shabbos?
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Kehilla Religious School Confirmation
Monday, June 15, 2015
Rosh Chodesh Tammuz
The women of the JCCH celebrate the summer stolstice
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Special screening of the movie,
Age of Love
at the Bendheim Theater
999 Wilmont Road, Scarsdale,NY
$11 per person for movie and lunch
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Sisterhood Shabbat with Israeli Dancing
Come share Shabbat with the Women of the JCCH
NEW THIS SPRING and FALL! “Gym On Wheels” for babies and toddlers (Friday mornings) and “Super Soccer Stars” (Sundays)
Applications and detailed info for all our award-winning programs can be found under the "Education” tab on the Home Page.
REGISTRATION FOR 2015 NOW OPEN!
NEW for Fall! Extended calendar, afternoon enrichment hours, hot lunch, Sunday morning program for 3's and 4's.
"The playground was where my Jewish identity was born."
Sofia G. (ECC graduate, 2014 Bat Mitzvah)
Kehila is the Hebrew word for “community.” It’s also the new name for the JCCH Congregational School comprising the Hebrew School, Religious School, High School and Family Education. Kehila is where individuals of various backgrounds and educational experience share the same fundamental mission of continuous and enlightened learning. We come together as a community, make new friendships, sustain old ones and, together, explore all that Judaism has to offer educationally, spiritually and socially. This defines Kehila at the JCCH.
Upon entering the doors of our school, walking through its halls, hearing holiday songs and class discussions and observing children’s art on the walls, we hope you’ll be struck by a feeling of warmth and belonging.
Our educators are committed to facilitating the connection between Jewish history, knowledge and time-honored traditions with contemporary Jewish life. We offer these opportunities to students of all ages through the study of text, scripture, music and the arts as well as open-ended discussions and hands-on learning experiences.
The classroom experience focuses on Hebrew with an emphasis on Teffilah, modern Hebrew, Torah study, Jewish history, holiday celebrations and cherished values. Extracurricular programs such as Family Shabbat Experience, Friday Night Dinners, Pizza Under the Sukkah, Building the Walls of Jerusalem with Lego, Israeli Dancing inject fun into the educational experience. Youth groups for children in second grade and up, family workshops and other school-wide events add to the sense of kehila.
We offer classes for kindergarten and first grade every Sunday from 9:00-11:30AM. Our 2nd-6th grade classes meet twice a week on Sundays from 9:00-11:30 AM and either Tuesday or Wednesday from 3:45-5:45PM. Seventh graders convene every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00PM for a pizza dinner and volunteer their services monthly on Sundays via various programs in the community. The 8th-10th graders meet on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00PM for a core class, electives, guest speakers and a pizza dinner. Rabbi Hammerman prides himself on his “connectivity” with our younger congregants and engages them both formally and informally in the classroom.
We are blessed with an accomplished and dedicated faculty and are extremely fortunate to have an active Board of Education devoted to the enrichment of our children and their families. We welcome any and all who appreciate the importance of Jewish education and wish to be part of our vital and vibrant kehila.