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

JCCH Happenings


Sage Wisdom:  Pirke Avot with Barbara Paris
Thursdays at 10:00 am (New Start Date TBA)

What did leading Rabbis two thousand years ago teach about living an ethical life, becoming a good friend, developing humility, learning the qualities of patience and forgiveness? What were the lives like of these men of wisdom and how did their life experiences inform their teachings? How can we use their practical, spiritual and wise advice to change our own lives today? Explore Pirke Avot (The Ethics of Our Fathers) with Rabbinic Associate Barbara Paris. We will be using Sage Wisdom, the new translation and commentary by Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg which will be available for purchase from the JCCH office. Other commentaries will be looked at as well.


Beginning Hebrew
Thursdays at 11:15 am (New Start Date TBA)

Would you like to learn to read Hebrew? Or have you forgotten the Hebrew you learned for your bar/bat mitzvah? Would you like to be better able to follow services?

Join with fellow JCCH members and learn — or re-learn — Hebrew in a small, supportive, fun environment. Rabbinic Associate Barbara Paris will begin with the Hebrew alphabet eventually moving to reading essential prayers and learning the melodies.

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

Please Note: If you are interested in learning to read Hebrew but not available at this time, please let us know.


Cantor AskenaziWelcome Cantor Askenazi

Join us as we welcome our new Cantor, Marcos Askenazi, to the community.

Meet him over pizza at Rabbi Hammerman’s home (2 Century Trail) on Thursday, August 24, at 5:30 pm.

Enjoy a summer evening with good friends and good food and say hello to Cantor Askenazi and his family.

This event is free, but please RSVP to let us know you are coming.

Note: In case of rain (or extreme heat) this will take place at the JCCH.

See you there!


Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group
Monday, August 28th at 7:30 pm

Celebrate the new month of Elul with our Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group. Led by Rabbi Barbara Paris, the group meets each month at a members home.  Contact the JCCH office for location details and RSVP information.



JCCH Open House for Prospective Members
Thursday, September 7th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Do you know anyone who might be looking to connect with a synagogue? Old friends? New neighbors? Please spread the word and invite them to come and learn about our JCCH community at our Open House on September 7th.

This is a great opportunity for them to meet Rabbi Hammerman as well as Education Director Ronit Razinovsky, Early Childhood Director Ann Pardes, our new Cantor, Marcos Azkenazi, and to tour and learn more about our vibrant synagogue.

Questions or RSVP to Executive Director Eric Nussbaum, enussbaum@jcch.org or (914)835-2850 ext. 108


JCCH Men’s Club Kick-Off Dinner
Featuring comedian Dave Goldstein

Monday, September 11th at 7:00 pm

RSVP by September 4th to Ken Brown at 914-698-3647 or kfrankbrown@aol.com.

Dinner will be a choice of steak or fish.
This event is free to JCCH Men’s Club members.
All others: $75 each.

Sorry ladies…this is a men-only event.