A community synagogue for progressive Conservative Judaism, welcoming to all

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Come Celebrate Hanukkah with Us!
Monday, December 9
5:45  –  7:15 pm
at the Purchase Community House
3095 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY.

FREE and OPEN to all members and non-members. Invite your friends and neighbors!

Join the fun as the JCCH returns to the Purchase Community House to celebrate Hanukkah for the fifth year in a row!
Hanukkah songs, candle lighting, crafts, latkes, sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), and more.

RSVP to Jill Gold at 914.835.2850 x100 or jillg@jcch.org

Did I Just Say That? The Meaning of Our Prayers
Taught by Rabbinic Intern Steve Axinn

Thursday mornings, Oct. 24 – Dec. 12 @ 8:00 am
The discussion will focus on understanding what we are really saying in our synagogue liturgy.
What is the real meaning of prayers like Aleinu, the Amidah, the Sh’ma, Ashrei and others.

 

The Soul and the Afterlife: What Are the Jewish Views?
Thursday mornings starting September 12 at 10:00 am
September 12, 19, 26; October 10,17, 24, 31; November 7,14,21;
and December 5, 12, 19

Join Rabbi Barbara Paris for an exploration of Jewish views of the afterlife. Does the soul survive? Is there reincarnation? What do we mean when we talk about olam haba (the world to come)? Take a journey using Torah, rabbinic and philosophical writings, Kabbalistic (mystical) texts, Hasidic tales, and modern experiences.

Synagogue Soul Sunday 
Let’s Journey together as we explore
“Connecting to Your Jewish Soul”
Sundays from 9:30 – 10:30 am, Beginning November 17th
Dates: December 15, January 26, March 15
RSVP click here 

Join us for four 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!

 

Adult Learning Mini-Series:
Adding Greater Significance and Spirituality to Our Lives
Taught by Rabbi Hammerman
Wednesdays @10:00 AM   Beginning Nov. 6
Upcoming Dates: November 6, 13, 20; December 4, 11

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. Kindly indicate your interest by email rabbihammerman@jcch.org 

 

ONGOING PROGRAMS

Knit With Us!
Tuesdays  @ 7:00 PM-
DATES:  
Jan. 7
Feb. 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!

Current Events
Upcoming date – January 8
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
Upcoming Dates: Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 4, April 1, May 6
Click here the more details/flyer

We start the year with a celebration of the 20th anniversary of Club Wednesday. JCCH member, Donna Spiegel, one of the founders of the program, will present a look back at the history of Club Wednesday. In addition, we will have a talk by guest speaker, Izhak Ben-Meir.

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.