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

JCCH Happenings


Ongoing

Samuel to King David – New Class!

Taught by Rabbi Barbara Paris.

Thursdays, 10:00 AM


Beginning Hebrew

Have you always wanted to learn to read Hebrew? Would you like to be better able to follow along in services? Are you intrigued by the idea of an adult bar or bat mitzvah? Come and learn with Rabbi Barbara Paris. Barbara will use “Teach Yourself to Read Hebrew” which is available at amazon.com.

Thursdays, 11:00 AM
Free and open to all. Please RSVP to info@jcch.org.


Friday Night Live @ JCCH

Every Friday evening from 6:00-7:00 PM, join us for a joyful musical Shabbat experience. Live music, games and activities for kids, plus a free, light dairy dinner following services.

For more information or to RSVP, write to CantorMarcos@jcch.org.

Friday, April 27th is…Wild West Shabbat!


FREE Baby, Toddler & Me

Thursdays at 11:00 AM

Play, bond and move with your baby or toddler. Get out of the house and meet other parents. Share stories and holiday traditions. Fun, engaging, meaningful!

For more information contact Ann Pardes: apardes@jcch.org or (914)835-2850 x109


Mahjongg and Canasta

Already know how to play canasta or mahjongg? You now have two opportunities to play at the JCCH: Tuesday nights at 7:00 PM and again Mahjongg on Wednesdays at 11:30 AM and 7:00 PM. We have card tables and a few canasta and mahjongg sets, but please bring your own if you have them.

Please RSVP to Andrea Platte.


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.

April


Book Discussion

Monday, April 23, 7:30 PM at the JCCH. Join a discussion of My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past.

At age 38, author Jennifer Teege happened to pluck a library book from the shelf and discovered a horrifying fact: her grandfather was Amon Goeth, the vicious Nazi commandant depicted in Schindler’s List. Reviled as the “butcher of Płaszów,” Goeth was executed in 1946. The more Teege learned about him, the more certain she became: If her grandfather had met her–a black woman–he would have killed her.

Co-Sponsored with the Harrison Public Library. Free and open to all.


Tame the Teen

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00-8:00 PM

Parents of 11-17 year olds – join educator, coach, and teen tamer Helaina Altabef for a discussion of all things teen: screens, sass, social, and school. Leave knowing the Five C’s that today’s parents need most: calm, clarity, consistency, connection, and confidence. Helaina has over 15 years of experience working with teens and their families and will give you the parenting strategies that end the battles, restore, connection, and bring on the peace.

At the JCCH. Free and open to all. RSVP to info@tametheteen.com.


What’s Your Problem?!?

Thursday, April 26, 7:00 PM.

Stoning a disobedient child? Killing your firstborn? 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–Bring Your Own Troubling Text!

May


Got Trope?  A Beginner’s Guide to Chanting Torah

Taught by Cantor Marcos Askenazi

Tuesdays May 1, May 15, and May 29, 7:00-8:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn how to read Torah? Here is your chance!
Join Cantor Marcos for a pressure-free (and fun) class for beginner and novice readers.
Free and open to all. Questions or RSVP to cantormarcos@jcch.org.


Back By Popular Demand!

Congregants host a Shabbat dinner at their home inviting others from the congregation or the community, especially those they wish they knew better!  

Save the following date:
May 4, 2018

READY TO HOST? Sign up by clicking here.

Learn more here!


Sisterhood Knitting
Back by popular demand!

We have had such a great time knitting together, we decided to schedule monthly knitting nights. Please join us on any of the following dates, whether or not you know how to knit. There are plenty of resident 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 the chemotherapy infusion room, we will begin another project.

Hope to see you at 7:00 PM on May 7, June 4, July 2, August 7