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

JCCH Happenings

Remember Loved Ones with a Plaque in the JCCH Sanctuary

A memorial plaque in the JCCH Sanctuary is a meaningful and lasting way to remember a loved one. Each plaque has a light which is lit the week of your loved one’s Yahrzeit and at Yizkor during the year. To order a plaque, click here.
For more information, contact Executive Director Eric Nussbaum at enussbaum@jcch.org.

Ongoing

Cantor Marcos Celebration Online Journal

You can still view the online Journal from our December 1st celebration of Cantor Marcos’s Installation. Click here.

In addition, if you didn’t have a chance to place an ad, you can still do so by clicking here.


JCCH Helps the Hungry

The Jewish Community Center of Harrison hosts a week volunteer event at the Harrison Food Pantry, 10:30 – 11:30AM each Thursday.  The Pantry is located at 140 Crotona Avenue in Harrison.

Come as often as possible – we need four volunteers each week.  Please register online here for the coming weeks.


Exploring the Biblical Psalms of the Siddur

Taught by Rabbi Barbara Paris
Thursdays at 10:00 AM

The Psalms are among the most powerful and beautiful poems of our tradition. Our siddur contains psalms for each day of the week, a series of psalms to welcome Shabbat, psalms that enrich our Shabbat morning, psalms that enliven our festivals and psalms for times of sorrow.
Get to know the range of the psalms of the liturgy; experience their power, beauty and wisdom. Let the psalms speak to you in a new way.

No Hebrew knowledge is necessary, just a willingness to learn and be moved.
Please bring a Tanakh to class if you have one.


Seeking Inner Judaism and a Personal Theology

Taught by Rabbinic Intern Stephen Axinn
Thursdays at 8:00 AM
Started October 4

What does it mean to be a Jew and to live life as a Jew?

Join Rabbinic Intern Stephen Axinn as we explore what we mean by God, the role of ritual and prayer, what it means to be a spiritual person, how to develop a personal theology, how to enrich our religious lives, and how to live a sacred life in the modern world.

This class is free and open to learners at all levels.


Baby, Toddler and Me at the JCCH

Thursday mornings, 10:00 – 11:15 AM

Meet other parents and caregivers, socialize, and discuss topics in parenting while the children play and interact.

Free and open to all. Please RSVP to info@jcch.org.

This program is generously funded by an endowment from the Berman-Greer family.


Ivrit B’Yachad We Are Back!

Join us for an Ulpan Experience for those with basic Hebrew vocabulary who can read Hebrew. This will be an interactive experience focused around Israeli culture with reading, discussion, Hebrew grammar, poetry, songs, movies and more!

Mondays, 5:00-6:00 PM
December 17

Led by, Ronit Razinovsky & Anat Ankava
For more information contact Ronit at ronitr@jcch.org
To RSVP Click Here


Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group

Welcome the month of Tevet
Monday, December 17, 7:00 pm, at the JCCH.


Adult Learning Mini-Series: A Re-Introduction to the Jewish Calendar

Taught by Rabbi Eytan Hammerman, we will explore the fascinating and complicated Jewish calendar, learning about both ancient and modern Jewish holidays.  Among other texts, we will use My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, by Abigail Pogrebin.

Tuesday, December 18, at 11:00 AM.

Please RSVP to info@jcch.org. Free and open to all.

JANUARY


Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas?

At Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas, JCCH congregants host a Shabbat dinner at their homes and invite others from the Congregation or the Community –especially those they wish they knew better!

Save the following dates:
January 4, 2019
February 8, 2019
and May 3, 2019

READY TO HOST? Sign up by here!
(be sure to specify which date works best for you)


Disney Shabbat

Friday, January 4
It’s back! Our special Disney-themed Kabbalat Shabbat service featuring Shabbat songs set to your favorite Disney melodies. Join the fun…Come as your favorite Disney character!

Services begin at 6:00 pm


What’s Your Problem?

Stoning a disobedient child?
Killing your first-born?
Destroying the entire world?

How do we reconcile troubling sacred texts?

Join Cantor Marcos for a discussion of difficult texts from our Jewish tradition. BYOTT*

Free and open to all. Next session: January 10 at 7:00 PM.

*Bring Your Own Troubling Text!


MARCH

Jewish Java at the JCCH | Wake up Your Jewish Soul!

Join us for coffee, bagels, and lively discussion as we explore: Navigating Life with Your JPS (Jewish Positioning System)

The timeless mission of the Jews has been to make the world better by making people better. Come and see how Judaism offers a road map for leading an ethical, meaningful life.

Sunday, March 24th, 9:00-10:00 AM ~ Happiness
Led by JCCH Member Karina Lubowitz

Teens are invited to learn with us!