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

ongoing programming

APRIL


Claremon Service Award

Join us at Shabbat services on Saturday, April 27 when we present JCCH member Joel Rotner with this year’s Ruth and Irving Claremon Distinguished Service Award for his many years of devoted service to the synagogue.


An Evening with Best Selling Author Dani Shapiro

Monday, April 29th, 7:00 PM

In partnership with the Harrison Public Library, meet Dani Shapiro, best selling author of Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love.

She will discuss her personal experience of discovering her true paternity after receiving the results of a DNA test.
(Inheritance is the OBOC – One Book One Community choice for the Harrison Library)

Register on the Harrison Library website, www.harrisonpl.org or call the library directly at 914-835-0324.

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MAY

Yom Hashoah Community Commemoration

Wednesday, May 1, at 7:15 pm at Congregation KTI, 575 King Street, Port Chester, New York.

JCCH will join together with Congregation KTI, Community Synagogue of Rye, and Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester to remember the six million martyrs in a program of music, film, readings, and prayer.

Information/Questions, call Suli Fassler at 914-939-1004 x218.


Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas?

May 3, 2019

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!

READY TO HOST? Sign up by here!


Special Screening and Discussion
Prosecuting Evil:  The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free, Registration Required
Screening at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison
130 Union Avenue, Harrison, NY  10528

Get all the details here


Nadav at JCCH

Shabbat morning, Saturday, May 18, we will welcome our Westchester Shaliach, Nadav Shachmon to the JCCH.

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Nadav attended high school in the Conservative movement, served in the army medical corps, and holds a BA in Psychology. He has worked in the field of Jewish education for more than 10 years, including serving as a shaliach in Melbourne, Australia, where he worked with the progressive Jewish community.

Nadav is married to his partner, Aylee.

ONGOING PROGRAMMING


JCCH Holocaust Exhibit

April 9 – May 2, 2019, at the JCCH

The JCCH and the Ifrah Family invite you to experience Holocaust Exhibit 2019.

Using visuals, props, and stories from the past, this exhibit vividly portrays a dark period in our history.

To make an appointment, contact Carla Ifrah at 917-416-5282.


JCCH Helps the Hungry

The Jewish Community Center of Harrison hosts a week volunteer event at the Harrison Food Pantry, 10:30 – 11:30 am 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.


Is Assimilation a Blessing or a Curse?

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

For most American Jews, the word “assimilation” has become a dirty word. Symptoms of assimilation like intermarriage, low participation in Adult Jewish Education and defensiveness about Israel are often cited as evidence that Judaism in America is ‘on the rocks’. But is this really the case?

For the next few months, we will explore both sides of the assimilation story. While, there is certainly cause for concern about the state of non-ultra-orthodox American Judaism today, we know that Judaism’s greatest achievements have occurred in times and places when Jews lived as minority cultures in places like Babylonia, Spain, Germany and yes, even in Egypt.

In our Thursday morning class, we will explore the facts and the fiction about assimilation so we can better appreciate the history and the future of Judaism here in the “golden medina” of America. Come and join us.


Making Leviticus Relevant, Really?Leviticus

Taught by Rabbi Barbara Paris
Thursdays at 10:00 AM

Most of the book of Leviticus involves laws, bloody sacrifices and seemingly outdated ideas. Join Rabbi Barbara and together we will tackle the book of Leviticus and bring modern meaning to it! (I PROMISE)

No Hebrew required. Just a willingness to dig into Torah.


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.