JCCH Happenings


While homebound, we at the JCCH are creating ways to bring the synagogue to you.

See below for a variety of learning, praying, and singing opportunities that we are presenting online. We would like to add other opportunities as well – cooking, knitting, other classes, etc. If you have a skill, an interesting topic or anything else you would like to present, please let us know and we will add you to the schedule.

We wish you all good health and look forward to seeing many of you online!

For security purposes, we are no longer publishing information of our Zoom sessions on the website. Please check our emails for details about login information, or email info@jcch.org for credentials.

Please note, effective immediately you must upgrade to Zoom 5.0 in order to join Zoom sessions.

Join us Friday evening and Shabbat morning for services in the main parking lot.
Our new technology enables you to listen to services on your car radio (tune into 87.9 FM)
Or, if you choose, join us outside your car — appropriately distanced seating will be available.

JOIN US FOR DAILY MINYANIM

MORNING MINYAN
8:00 AM Monday – Friday
Facebook or email info@jcch.org for Zoom credentials

9:00 AM Sunday
Facebook or email info@jcch.org for Zoom credentials

SHABBAT SERVICES

KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE (on JCCH Patio)
6:00 PM Fridays
Facebook or email info@jcch.org for Zoom credentials

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SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE
9:30 AM Saturdays (on JCCH Patio)
Email info@jcch.org for Zoom credentials

Contact Clergy/Administration


Need to reach a clergy or staff member? Please use their emails below, or for after hours, use emergency numbers provided below:

Rabbi Eytan Hammerman (in case of emergency call 914-320-4244)
Cantor Marcos Askenazi (in case of emergency call 347-537-9612)
Ronit Razinovsky, Education Director (in case of emergency call 914-629-9055)
Eric Nussbaum, Executive Director (in case of emergency call 914-419-1515)

Upcoming Programming

Need Zoom credentials for any of the programs noted, please check weekly emails or contact info@jcch.org


Wednesday, January 27, 7:00 PM

In honor of National Holocaust Remembrance Day, the JCCH is partnering with the Harrison Public Library to present an online meet the author event with Ella Scheinwald, author of Wolf: A Story of Hate. Wolf tells the true story of Scheinwald’s father and his experiences in corporate-owned forced labor camps, turned into labor-torture-death camps during the Holocaust. These companies collaborated with the Nazi regime in perpetrating genocide and mass murder.
This book is surprisingly and scarily relevant today. It is a warning about the leadership we choose, and how our words and actions have profound meaning and consequences.

Registration required. Click here


Thursday, January 28

9:00 AM Short Story Group
Short Story Discussion Group
Debbie Schiff will introduce “Beautiful Souls” by Joan Leegant.
The story can be found here.
On Zoom

10:00 AM Anti-Semitism: Why Does it Never Seem to End?
Take a deep dive into the history of anti-Semitism starting in Biblical times, the advent of Christianity, the Middle Ages, Modern times, the Holocaust, and Contemporary times. Learn about Christianity, Islam, and other religions; what common values do we all share, and what seemingly irreconcilable differences are there?
Led by Rabbi Barbara Paris
On Zoom


Friday, January 22

9:00 AM Making Sense of the Service: Examining the Sequence and Substance of Core Parts of our Liturgy
Join JCCH’s Rabbinic Intern Nicole Goluboff for a weekly exploration of the structure and content of the morning service, the Friday night service, the Torah service, and the Musaf service.
On Zoom

If you would like to borrow – or purchase – copies of the daily or Shabbat siddur, please contact Eric Nussbaum.

Shabbat Shira 5781/2021
Friday, January 29 – Saturday, January 30
A weekend of JCCH community events
See home page for details


Monday, February 1

1:00 PM Let’s Do Lunch
Grab your lunch…find a computer, tablet, or phone, and join a casual lunchtime conversation.
Led by Deborah Bers.
On Zoom


Previous & Ongoing Programming

Tot Shabbat Every Friday at 2:00 PM
SING, DANCE, AND WELCOME SHABBAT WITH JOY!
Get your Kiddush cup and candles ready for an interactive Tot Shabbat with Cantor Marcos and Rabbi Hammerman.
Via Zoom and Facebook

Cantor Marcos presents a thematic interpretation of the Ma’ariv (evening) service using secular music, sacred text, and words of comfort: We Heal Together: Sing, Share, Learn, Pray – July 10, 2020

Our world is hurting and we pray for healing during this difficult time. Watch Cantor Marcos’s healing service here and lend your voice as we ask for love and compassion to guide our way – June 1, 2020.

Plus…Available 24/7

Creating A Sense Of Calm In A World Of Chaos
Check out Cantor Marcos’s guided meditation with chanting and singing. Cantor begins 4 minutes in.
Youtube

Kids (or Grownups!) … Need a Boost?
A five-minute energy boost for kids (and anyone else who needs to shake their sillies out!) with Cantor Marcos.
Youtube

Need Some Help with Technology?

Facebook, Zoom, and other tools are keeping us more connected than ever before. If you could use some assistance with your technology, some JCCH members are ready and eager to help. Write to info@jcch.org for assistance.

Grief Support During Covid-19

In these uncertain times of physical distancing, grievers are feeling more alone and isolated than ever. Human connection and support are crucial to those who are grieving. Rabbi Hammerman and Cantor Marcos are available by phone or email. See contact information at the bottom of this email.
Also, Westchester Jewish Community Services can provide opportunities to speak privately with a social worker by phone or zoom.

For information, contact Gillian Rittmaster, LCSW, Westchester Jewish Community Services
Phone: 914-761-0600 Ext. 2142 or email grittmaster@wjcs.com

Guidance on Coronavirus Resources and Warnings about Consumer Scams

Additional Assistance

Help Feed the Hungry in Our Area
Bread of Life is seeking food donations to help feed over 11,000 food-insecure Westchester residents. Donations of non-perishable items (e.g., pasta, cereal, canned goods) can be dropped at Pastor Pasquale’s driveway, 65 Orchard Avenue, Rye, NY.

If you have any questions, contact JCCH member Rachel Dalton at rachel@racheldalton.com

Important notice for JCCH “Seniors” and those wishing to assist
From the Town of Harrison: In addition to assistance being available from fellow JCCH members, the Harrison Recreation Senior Program has been checking on our seniors and providing them assistance when required. RideConnect of Family Services of Westchester has set up a shopping program for older adults to help keep them safely at home. Volunteers get a client’s grocery list, do the shopping, and drop the groceries off at the client. If you need help shopping for groceries or medications, call them at (914) 242-7433.

If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please use the same phone number to become involved.

Masks 4 Harrison
JCCH members Jenny Schenk and Lauren Leader, along with Toni Braiotta, have launched Masks 4 Harrison to ensure that all those in need of masks can get them, including seniors who receive services through the town as well as Harrison Food Pantry clients. $20 underwrites the cost of four masks. You can give two and get two or donate all four.  For more information, click here.