Adult Education

adulteducationWe offer a robust schedule of adult learning all year. Education programming is geared to all ages, with both day and evening programs, through a variety of formal instruction, discussion groups, and small learning seminars. These programs include author talks, text study, current events discussions, films, trips, Hebrew conversation and much more.

Unless otherwise noted, our programs are free and open to the entire community! Please join us.


Short Story Discussion Group
Thursdays, 9:00 AM
Join the weekly discussion! The conversation is facilitated by a different group member each week. Copies of stories are available in advance at the JCCH office. Coordinated by George Sommerfeld.

Current Events
Wednesdays at 11:00 AM
Shari Baum, a social worker from Westchester Jewish Community Services leads the monthly discussion of international and local news, the arts, science, and more.

Club Wednesday
Wednesdays at 12:00 Noon

A monthly lunch and learn program featuring JCCH congregants (and friends of JCCH) sharing personal histories, travel experiences, or stories from their professional and personal experiences. 
Off for the Summer!  Will begin again on Nov. 13, 2019

The Meaning of Faith in the Jewish Context
Thursdays @ 8:00 AM  July 25
Taught by Rabbinic Intern Steve Axinn
As Jews, we all struggle with the concept of “faith.” What is it? How can I tell if I have it?  Can I lose it? Together, we will explore the deeper meaning of faith and how it can enrich our love of Judaism.

Mussar – Cultivating your Inner Mensch
Class meets at 10:30 AM   Thursday, July 25
Thursday, August 8, 22, 29
Join Rabbi Barbara Paris for an exploration of Mussar, the ancient practice of focusing on, and improving, our inner character traits such as humility, patience, order, trust and moderation. Learn how Mussar can transform your everyday life and help you to be your best self. Participants will keep a journal which they share in class. Class Limited to 12 participants.
RSVP to Rabbi Barbara Paris

Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group
Celebrate the new month with a meaningful social, educational and spiritual experience. Group meets in members’ homes and provides an opportunity to gather and study Jewish text from a female perspective. Led by Rabbi Barbara Paris.


Knit With Us!
Next Date – Tuesday, August 6, 7:00 PM
Please join us whether or not you know how to knit. There are plenty of instructors to help and we have great fun chatting and knitting for a good cause. When we finish our afghan – to be donated to a hospital for use in a chemotherapy infusion room – we will begin another project!

Drop in MahJongg / Game Night
Wednesdays @ 11:30 am (MahJongg only)
Tuesday Nights @7:00 pm
Please join us to play and socialize in a pleasant environment with some good-natured competition. We have card tables and a few canasta and mahjongg sets, but please bring your own if you have them. Please email Andrea at in advance so we can have the correct number of people per table.


JCCH Happenings

Emunah – The Meaning of Faith in Our Jewish Tradition
Taught by Rabbinic Intern Steve Axinn.

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