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

The JCCH Helps: Yad b’Yad – Hand-in-Hand

Do something directly to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey!

Join the JCCH as we travel to Houston, Texas, Monday, November 6 – Wednesday, November 8, working with Nechama – Jewish Response to Disaster, the organization Rabbi Hammerman highlighted in his comments during Rosh Hashana services.

We will be getting down & dirty at residential sites, clearing debris, fixing homes, and generally aiding the vulnerable who are still suffering from the effects of Harvey.

Please contact the Synagogue office or JCCH member Alex Wohl (917) 596-6956 or alexwohl7@gmail.com for more details and to indicate your interest.

We have identified nonstop flights on Southwest Airlines (approx. $370 round trip) and the Hilton Doubletree hotel near Nechama’s headquarters (approx. $95/night). Each participant is responsible for his/her travel and meal expenses.

What a great way to help those who are still in need weeks after Hurricane Harvey – and bond with fellow JCCH members. Get involved and join us!

 

JCCH Happenings


Ongoing

 

There Shall Be No Needy
Jews have long been at the forefront of social justice. Even our ancient texts taught extensively about poverty and the poor, employees/employers, the homeless, healthcare, crime and punishment, the environment, and more. Using Rabbi Jill Jacobs’s book, There Shall Be No Needy, we will explore classical and contemporary Jewish sources to these age-old problems. Taught by Rabbi Barbara Paris.

Thursdays, 10:00 am, starting September 7.

 

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, starting September 7.
Free and open to all. Please RSVP to info@jcch.org.

 

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.

 

October


Yachad Mishpacha

This year the Early Childhood Center and the Kehilah School will be joining together to foster relationships and a sense of JCCH synagogue unity. The dates currently set for collaboration between the ECC and the Kehilah schools are:

Friday, December 8, 2017 SHABBAT MISHPACHA
Saturday, January 27, 2018 FAMILY HAVDALAH

For more information or to RSVP for any of these meaningful activities contact Ronit Razinovsky or Ann Pardes.


Back By Popular Demand!

Congregants to 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 dates:
October 20, 2017, January 26, 2018, March 2, 2018, May 4, 2018

READY TO HOST? Sign up by clicking here.
(be sure to specify which date works best for you)

Learn more here!


Jewish Java at the JCCH

Sundays, October 22 at 9:30 am, December 17 at 9:30 am, and February 11 at 10:30 am.
Wake up your Jewish soul! Join us for coffee, bagels, and lively discussion as we explore “Navigating Life with Our JPS*”

Conversations led by Rabbi Hammerman, Cantor Marcos, and Education Director Ronit Razinovsky focusing on Jewish values, ethics, and traditions.  Open to all.

**Jewish Positioning System!


Coming Soon…
Friday Night Live @ JCCH

Every Friday evening from 6-7 pm starting October 27, 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.

 

November


Sisterhood Opening Event…
GAMES, GAB, AND GRUB!

Monday, November 6, at 7:30 pm. Sisterhood invites you for a relaxed evening of games, conversation and a light dinner. Join us for Mahjongg, Canasta, Boggle, Yahtzee, Scrabble, and more. (We take requests, or you can bring a game you like from home.) We’ll have a supply of games and card tables.

$18 for Sisterhood members; $25 for non-members. (Not sure if your Sisterhood membership is up to date? Call the JCCH Office).
Please RSVP to let us know if you can make it: debdenis@optonline.net

December


Yachad Mishpacha

This year the Early Childhood Center and the Kehilah School will be joining together to foster relationships and a sense of JCCH synagogue unity. The dates currently set for collaboration between the ECC and the Kehilah schools are:

Friday, December 8, 2017 SHABBAT MISHPACHA
Saturday, January 27, 2018 FAMILY HAVDALAH

For more information or to RSVP for any of these meaningful activities contact Ronit Razinovsky or Ann Pardes.