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Rabbi Hammerman's Corner

Check your email – especially in the Season of Miracles.

On a busy Tuesday morning here at the JCCH – Hanukkah was to begin that evening - I was on the phone when an email came in from an address I didn’t recognize: Hanukkah2RSVP@who.eop.gov

Should I open it?  I suppose.  The attachment was a bit fuzzy but, when I looked closely, I realized what it so clearly was – an unbelievable invitation from President and Mrs. Obama requesting the “pleasure of my company” at a Hanukkah Reception at the White House.  The very next day at 6:30 PM.  Could I make it?  Of course I could!  

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Important Announcements

Welcome to our new website! 

There’s a new spirit at the JCCH.  With a new Rabbi, new programming, new innovations in our ECC and Religious School and a new main sanctuary, the JCCH is building on its rich heritage to better serve its congregants—spiritually, socially and educationally.  

What better time to introduce a new website!  Now our “virtual visitors” can enjoy a site that’s easy to navigate, easy to find the information they’re after and, we’d like to think, easy on the eyes.  Have a look around. Come capture the new spirit…on our site or, better still, on our campus.  You’re always most welcome!

Click here to learn 10 things you should know about the JCCH.

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. 

Upcoming Classes and Events



Wednesday, January 21st

  • 11:00am - Hebrew Conversation with Judy

Saturday, January 24th

  • 9:30am - Rabbi Shargel will lead Shabbat Services

Sunday, January 25th

  • 7:30pm Book Club at JCCH

Monday, January 26th

  • 7:30pm - Rosh Chodesh at congregants home.

Wednesday, January 28th

  • 6:00pm - Project Shema Gathering Snow Birds in Florida at the home of Jeanette & Bob Leaf, The Toscana, 3720 South Ocean Blvd.,Highland Beach, FL

Sunday, February 8th

  • 11:00am - MITZVAH DAY at JCCH

February 13th - 17th

  • Ein Yael Israeli Living Museum visits the JCCH.  Everyone is invited to experience the magical secrets of the past in a Shabbat at the JCCH, followed by a 2 day mini vacation "camp" for children grades K-6 with Ein Yael's counselors, Ye-ela and Sveta. 


Thursday, 1/22--7AM



Friday, 1/23--8PM



Shabbat Evening Service




Saturday, 1/24--9:30AM


Shabbat Morning Service


Sunday, 1/25--9AM










Volunteer your time to help or

become a Mitzvah Day Sponsor

call (914) 835-2850 for more information



Shabbat Dinner and Services with Mosaic of Westchester and


Special speaker Susan Weidman Schneider Editor of Lilith Magazine


Friday Night February 6th. Dinner at 6:30pm Services at 8:00pm


Ein Yael Israeli Living Museum visits the JCCH  February 13-17th!
Shabbat dinner and services Friday Night February 13th
Vacation Mini Camp for K-6th grade February 16th & 17th 
To Register Call (914) 835-2850

              Community A Cappella Concert featuring



Saturday, February 28th at 7pm Dessert

Reception to follow



Mike Kelly, Author and Journalist,


discusses his new book, "The Bus on Jaffa Road"


 Sunday, March 1st at 7pm