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

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Safekeeping Stories Workshop
Tuesdays: January 28; February 4, 11, 25; March 3, 17, 24, 31
7:30 – 9:00 PM

Our congregant, Ellen Kaidanow, will be teaching the popular Safekeeping Stories of the Holocaust Workshop here at the JCCH. Registration is now open for this 8-session workshop designed for family members of Holocaust survivors who would like to preserve their family’s Holocaust story. Participants work in a small group setting and learn the tools of Storykeeping, a modern approach that is practical and easy to use. Over the past few years, family members of survivors throughout Westchester have found the workshop to be a profound and meaningful experience. To learn more contact Ellen Kaidanow at ellen@safekeepingstories.com – Click here to register.

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Super Bowl Pre-Game Havdallah
Saturday, February 1, 6:45 PM

Kids and adults…join Rabbi Hammerman, Cantor Marcos, Ronit Razinovsky, Jeff Kelman, and special guest Amichai Margolis for our first-ever pre-Super Bowl musical “tailgate” havdallah party!

Delicious party snacks, fun activities for kids, sing-along and schmooze for adults (plus adult beverages!).

This is a fun, casual get-together so come as you are. (Or wear your team’s colors!)

Free and open to all. Please RSVP to info@jcch.org so we can plan and order appropriately.

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Rosh Chodesh
Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Upcoming Dates: February 3, March 2, April 6, May 4
Rosh Chodesh is a holiday that marks each month’s new moon. It also has become a celebration of Divine creation and of those characteristics that women share with the moon – the life cycle, rebirth, and renewal. Each month has its own theme and focus point whether it is a holiday observed during the month, themes of the season or teachings from ancient texts.

Please RSVP to Barbara Paris at barbarapjfs@gmail.com.
Women of all ages and newcomers are always welcome!

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Synagogue Soul Sunday
Let’s Journey together as we explore “Connecting to Your Jewish Soul”

Sunday, March 15 from 9:45 – 11:00 AM

Join us for independent events focused on conscious living through a Jewish lens. Each event will be a connected building block for our community to join together to contemplate, reflect, connect & learn to nourish our Jewish souls. You will receive a journal to get you started on your meaningful individual path. We encourage you to bring friends (non-members welcome) to join you on this journey and we promise you will leave feeling a greater sense of peace and fulfillment.

Learn how to live your most meaningful and authentic life. Bring a friend! All are welcome!

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ONGOING PROGRAMMING

New Class: The Rabbis Speak–Understanding the Talmud
Thursday mornings at 8:00 AM
The Talmud is both profound and, to most of us, utterly inaccessible because both its language and style are so unfamiliar to those without years of training. In this mini-course, we will open it up so that you can unlock its gates and fulfill the mitzvah of “Talmud Torah.”

This class is free and open to learners at all levels.
Taught by Rabbinic Intern Stephen Axinn

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Branches of Judaism – A Closer Look at Our Family Tree
Thursday mornings at 10:00 AM
Have you ever wondered about the differences between Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism? What about Reconstructionism, Renewal, and Secular Humanism? Learn about the history of each movement and the influential thinkers. Compare teachings, liturgy, theology, and practices. Share your thoughts and enrich your own practices along the way. Taught by Rabbi Barbara Paris.

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Adult Learning Mini Series – Adding Greater Significance and Spirituality to Our Lives
Series extended…Next session, Wednesday, January 29 at 10:00 AM

Among other texts, we will explore the newly-published Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life–in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There) by Sarah Hurwitz.

Free and open to all.
Taught by Rabbi Hammerman

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Knit With Us!
Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM
DATES: February 4, March 3, May 7, June 2, July 7, August 4, 2020
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!

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Current Events
Join the discussion on the events of the day. Led by Shari Baum of Westchester Jewish Community Services. Free and open to all. – Club Wednesday follows!

Club Wednesday
February 5, 2020 – Guest speaker, JCCH Rabbi Eytan Hammerman (topic TBD)
March 4, 2020 – Guest speaker, JCCH Rabbi Emeritus Norton Shargel – Featuring a film and discussion.
April 1, 2020 – Guest speaker, JCCH member Carla Ifrah will discuss the JCCH Holocaust Exhibit.
May 6, 2020 – Guest speaker, JCCH Cantor Marcos Askenazi (topic TBD)
Click here for flyer

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Short Story Group
Thursdays, 9:00 AM in the Library
Read a new short story every week! Every week another group member has the opportunity to choose a short story. Authors have included James Baldwin, Chekov, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Guy De Maupassant, just to name a few. Contact George Sommerfeld at allbcoop@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group.

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Canasta and MahJongg
Game Night – Tuesdays, 7:00 PM
Drop-in RSVP to Andrea Platte dulberga@optonline.net
Wednesday 11:30 AM (drop-in Mahjongg only)
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JCCH Helps the Hungry
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Did you know that the JCCH hosts a weekly volunteer event at the Harrison Food Pantry most Thursday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 am? Come as often as possible – we need four volunteers each week. If you would like to have your email address added to our list of potential volunteers, contact Jill in the main office (914) 835-2850, ext. 100.

The Pantry is located at 140 Crotona Avenue in Harrison.

JCCH Happenings

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Tuesday, January 28
7:00 PM Game Night
7:30 PM Safekeeping Stories Workshop

Wednesday, January 29
10:00 AM Adding Greater Significance and Spirituality to Our Lives –
Taught by Rabbi Hammerman
11:30 AM Drop in Mahjongg

Thursday, January 30
8:00 AM The Rabbis Speak – taught by Rabbinic Intern Steve Axinn
9:00 AM Short Story Group
10:00 AM Branches of Judaism-  taught by Rabbi Barbara Paris

Saturday, February 1
6:45 PM Super Bowl Pre-Game Havdallah