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

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


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.


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

You’ll have two opportunities to play at the JCCH: Tuesday nights at 7:00 PM and Wednesdays at 11:30 AM. We have card tables and a few canasta and mahjongg sets, but please bring your own if you have them. All are welcome, members and non-members alike. If there is interest, we may be able to find teachers for those who would like to learn how to play. Join us to play and socialize in a pleasant environment with some good-natured competition. For more information, contact Deb Bers at debdenis@optonline.net or 967-3418


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.

February


Ivrit b’Yachad

Mondays, 5:00 P.M.

Two conversation groups for those with basic Hebrew vocabulary and advanced readers. This will be an interactive experience with reading, discussion, Hebrew grammar, poetry, and more all focused around the culture of Israel. Led by Education Director Ronit Razinovsky. For more information or to RSVP, contact Ronit.

Next Meeting: February 26, March 12, 2018

As promised, we share with you the link to the “Shalom Hebrew Books”.
Both levels of classes are on  “Shalom 1 Book”
If you miss a class you can continue to practice.


Women’s Rosh Chodesh Group

Adar is around the corner which means Purim and spring are not far behind.

Adar is a time of fun, where nothing is what it seems to be. Learn about some of the ancient Near East goddesses Esther has been linked to and find your inner goddess!

Find out more about how Queen Esther was important as a symbol of hope for the Marranos who were forced to convert to Christianity during the Spanish Inquisition.

Come celebrate Esther and Vashti and strong women everywhere. Please bring a story of a Jewish woman you know, or know about, that has done something courageous or made our world a little better.

Monday, February 26th at 7:00 pm at the JCCH.


Purim 2018

Don’t miss it…The Megillah According to Queen!

We will rock you at a Purim like you’ve never experienced at the JCCH.

Wednesday, February 28, starting at 5:30 P.M.

March


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 dates:
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!