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

Tuesday, December 12
Hanukkah begins tonight
Light 1st Candle

Wednesday, December 13
Hanukkah – Light 2nd Candle
11:30 AM Drop In Mahjongg
5:45 PM JCCH Celebrates Hanukkah in Purchase
7:00 PM Adult Choir

Thursday, December 14
Hanukkah – Light 3rd Candle
9:00 AM Short Story Group
10:00 AM Class: There Shall Be No Needy
11:00 AM Class: Beginning Hebrew

Friday, December 15
Hanukkah – Light 4th Candle
Officers/Trustees Installation &
Ruth and Irving Claremon Dedicated Service Award
during Friday Night Live!

Saturday, December 16
Hanukkah – Light 5th Candle

Sunday, December 17
Hanukkah – Light 6th Candle
9:30 AM Jewish Java at the JCCH
10:30 AM Holly Rock

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