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Rabbi Hammerman's Corner

This morning was a sad morning - we packed up the SukkahCycle and bid it farewell until next Sukkot.

Perhaps you heard my glee in explaining that fifty SukkahCycles were manufactured this year and sold around the world. Forty nine went to Chabad centers in various cities and on campus. And, one SukkahCycle went to a Conservative Synagogue… in Harrison, New York. If you didn’t see the contraption – our SukkahCycle is a custom-built adult tricycle with a platform on the back, large enough to hold a ritually-correctSukkah. Ours was complete with side paneling identifying the Cycle as belonging to our synagogue and even included plastic hanging fruit decorations, courtesy of the JCCH Sukkah decorating-team. 

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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.

Happenings

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, November 19th

10:30am - Hebrew Conversation with Judy Weinberg

8:00pm - Choir Practice

Thursday, November 20th

9:00am - Short Stories - This week's story "The Story of  My Dovecot" by Issac Babel will led by Marty Katz is in the JCCH office for your reading pleasure.

9:30am - L'Chaim Sandwich makers

10:00am - Weekly Parasha with Reb Barbara

11:00am - Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class with Reb Barbara meets in the JCCH library

7:30pm - Texas Hold'em Tournament - Join the Mens' Club for a no limit Texas Hold'em Tournament. Men and Women, 21 years or older are invited to play. Entry fee is $150.00.

Friday, November 21st

12 Noon - Mabel & Harry Berman Mishpachah Program. Pizza lunch followed by story and craft activity for 3 & 4 year olds.

Guess Who's Coming to Shabbas? Why not host a Shabbat dinner with others from the JCCH? Strengthen our synagogue community and help build meaningful memories.

Sunday, November 23rd

11:30am - Kochavim & Kadimah Youth Groups are going to New Roc City for a day of Fun.

7:30pm - Book Club -"Death Angel" by Linda Fairstein led by Barbara Sommerfeld. New York Times best selling crime novelist Linda Fairstein explores the rich-and-little-known-history of New York City's Central Park in her latest Alexandra Cooper novel.

Monday, November 24th

7:30pm - Rosh Chodesh Kislev. Join the women of JCCH in celebrating the new month of Kislev with Reb Barbara at a congregant's home.

Monday, December 1st

7:45-9:15pm - Kaballah with Reb Barbara Paris

Wednesday, December 3rd

9:15am - Baby & Me at JCC

11:00am Current Events with Shari Baum

12 Noon - Club Wednesday with guest speaker Judy Weinberg

 

Wed, 9/24-6:30PM

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Thurs, 9/25-8:30AM

1st Day Rosh Hashanah

Thurs, 9/25-11:30AM

1st Day Rosh Hashanah-Rabbi's Sermon

Thurs, 9/25-1:00PM 1st Day Rosh Hashanah-Tashlich
Fri, 9/26-8:30AM 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah

Fri, 9/26-11:30AM

2nd Day Rosh Hashanah-Rabbi Sermon

Fri, 10/3-6:15AM Kol Nidre
Sat, 10/4-6:15PM Yom Kippur

Sat, 10/4-12PM

Yom Kippur-Rabbi's Sermon

Sat, 10/4-12:30PM    

Yom Kippur-Yizkor

Sat, 10/4-4:30PM Yom Kippur-Mincha Service
Sat, 10/4-7:15PM Tekiat Hashofar

 

 

Note: 9/25 and 10/4-9AM 

 

High Holiday Exploratory Services

(small sanctuary)

 

 

 

Scholar in Residence Weekend

Rabbi Andrew Sacks

December 5th-7th

Please check the calendar for time and events

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Holiday Boutique at the JCCH

and Book Fair

Sunday, December 7th 10am to 3pm

Great Merchandise for the Holidays!

30 terrific vendors!

Bring your shopping list and bring your friends!

all are welcome!

Don't forget your checkbook!!

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HANUKAH HOOPLA!!

Saturday Night, December 20th at 7:30pm

Another great party!
Same great DJ, new caterer for dinner!
Bouncy Castles in the gym!

Bring your dancing shoes and your Chanukiah and celebrate this Festival of Lights!

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

for cost per person and to RSVP