• Jewish Community Center of Harrison

A Community Synagogue for Progressive Conservative Judaism
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A Great Way to Help the Needy

Perhaps you’ve heard of a “thunderclap” fundraiser? A thunderclap fundraiser is when a huge number of people all do something at once – and then it’s over.

Rabbi Hammerman, in honor of his 44th birthday this week, is trying to collect 440 cases of diapers. He is now 60% of the way there and is really excited to think that the goal of 440 cases is reachable.

Did you know that 1 of 3 Westchester families who need diapers have trouble affording them? A local organization, 914cares, currently serves over 800 babies – that’s a lot of diapers and this donation will go exactly where it is needed.

To make this super-easy, Rabbi Hammerman has set up an Amazon wish list. Please consider buying a package or two. If the shipping address doesn’t populate for some reason, they are being delivered to JCCH, at 130 Union Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528.


Just click the link, buy whatever you’d like and it should ship directly.

Thank you for your participation.

May we all use our birthdays and special occasions to do good in our world!


Caste: The Origins of our Discontents
by Isabel Wilkerson
Book discussion led by Rabbi Barbara Paris
(part 3 of 3 part series)

December, 2 @ 7:00 PM (parts 5-7)

Caste, by Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson, examines through narratives and stories, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system. It shows how the undertow of caste is experienced by Americans each and every day. Shockingly, it documents how Nazis studied the racial systems in America to plan the out casting of the Jews. It explores how America can move beyond this caste system toward a common humanity.

We will discuss it in sections. The schedule will be as follows:

Part 1 and 2 ~ Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 PM
Part 3 and 4 ~ Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 PM
Part 5 , 6 and 7 ~ Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 PM

JCCH, Together With You!

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.


See Happenings for details

Monday, November 30
1:00 PM Let’s Do Lunch

Wednesday, December 2
11:00 AM Current Events
7:00 PM Caste Book Discussion (part 3)

Thursday, December 3
9:00 AM Short Story Group
10:00 AM Anti-Semitism: Why Does it Never Seem to End?

Friday, December 4
9:00 AM Making Sense of the Service: Examining the Sequence and Substance of Core Parts of our Liturgy

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.


Kabbalat Shabbat Services
6:00 PM Friday

Shabbat Morning Service
9:30 AM Saturday

Morning Minyan
8:00 AM Monday – Friday
9:00 AM Sunday

The JCCH offers a wide range of exciting learning and social opportunities for members of our community. From our Religious School to programs for teens, young couples and families, empty nesters, seniors and more, there is something for everyone here.


Friday, November 27
4:10 PM

Friday, December 4
4:08 PM

Friday, December 11
4:08 PM
Note: Light Chanukah candles before lighting Shabbat candles.

Friday, December 18
4:10 PM

Friday, December 25
4:14 PM