A community synagogue for progressive Conservative Judaism, welcoming to all.

High School

Speaking of the Torah, the sages said: “Turn it and turn it, for everything is in it.”
Avot 5:25

We want our high school students to see the Torah from different perspectives and to apply those perspectives to the problems and issues that they face in their own lives.

The High School meets once a week. It uses the mini-course approach. Each mini-course is five sessions so students are exposed to a wide variety of courses and teachers. The first part of the session begins with a lecture and is followed by a speaker. There is no homework. The session ends in May.

Listed below are examples of the mini-courses that have been taught:

  • Understanding the cults and missionary movements in our society
  • Making Jewish decisions about your body
  • Ethical questions and Judaism
  • American Jewish literature
  • The Kings of Israel
  • Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust
  • Community and responsibility
  • From the Prophets to the Kings
  • Great moral dilemmas
  • Hebrew (elective) – Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced
  • Israel’s History
  • Israel Today
  • Jewish by choice
  • Jewish literature
  • Statement of principles of Conservative Judaism

JCCH Happenings

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Friday, June 5
10:00 AM  Midrash with Rabbinic Intern Steve Axinn
11:00 AM Parashat HaShavua

Sunday, June 7
8:00 PM Annual Congregation Meeting

Monday, June 8
7:30 PM COVID-19 and Israel

Thursday, June 11
9:00 AM Short Story Discussion Group
10:00 AM Science and Jewish Ethics – Is There a Contradiction?

ONGOING PROGRAMMING

Need a Break? 
Check out Cantor Marcos’s guided meditation with chanting and singing.

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.

Every Tuesday and Thursday
“Cantor Marcos Live” (Between noon & 1:00 PM)

Kids Shabbat
For kids of all ages. Join Cantor Marcos for a pre-Shabbat singalong.