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

Ongoing


JCCH Helps the Hungry

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


Exploring the Biblical Psalms of the Siddur

Taught by Rabbi Barbara Paris
Thursdays at 10:00 AM

The Psalms are among the most powerful and beautiful poems of our tradition. Our siddur contains psalms for each day of the week, a series of psalms to welcome Shabbat, psalms that enrich our Shabbat morning, psalms that enliven our festivals and psalms for times of sorrow.
Get to know the range of the psalms of the liturgy; experience their power, beauty and wisdom. Let the psalms speak to you in a new way.

No Hebrew knowledge is necessary, just a willingness to learn and be moved.
Please bring a Tanakh to class if you have one.


Seeking Inner Judaism and a Personal Theology

Taught by Rabbinic Intern Stephen Axinn
Thursdays at 8:00 AM
Started October 4

What does it mean to be a Jew and to live life as a Jew?

Join Rabbinic Intern Stephen Axinn as we explore what we mean by God, the role of ritual and prayer, what it means to be a spiritual person, how to develop a personal theology, how to enrich our religious lives, and how to live a sacred life in the modern world.

This class is free and open to learners at all levels.


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.


FEBRUARY

Beginner Canasta Lessons

Join the latest card game craze hitting Westchester!

We will again be offering canasta lessons for beginners on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm beginning February 5th. The series of five classes will take place as follows: February 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 19. (Please be sure you can attend at least 4 of the 5 dates.)

Cost: $60 per person for all 5 lessons.
Everyone welcome – open to JCCH members and non-members. Reservations required; space is limited.
Please RSVP to Andrea Platte: dulberga@optonline.net


MARCH

NYC Lunch ‘n Learn with Rabbi Hammerman

Topic: “Capitalism and the Ethics of our Tradition – Permanent Conflict or Potential for Agreement?”

Wednesday, March 6, 12:15-1:15 pm, at Sard Verbinnen & Co. 630 Third Avenue (between 40th & 41st Streets), 9th Floor. (212-687-8080)

Suggested $20 donation to cover cost of lunch. Thank you to JCCH host Matt Benson.

Please RSVP by March 4. Click here.


Sisterhood Mishloach Manot 2019

Help support the JCCH Sisterhood Purim Mishloach Manot project.

Click here to place your order.

Orders must be received by Friday, March 8th


Rabbi Hammerman’s Spring Course:
Modern Identity and Attitudes to the State of Israel in her 70th Year

We will explore a diverse selection of traditional and modern texts identity related to the State of Israel. What does Jewish political independence mean in the land of Zion? What implications might that have for those of us living in the Diaspora?

Six sessions leading up to Israel’s Independence Day – Wednesdays at 10:30 am at the JCCH: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10 and 17.

All learners welcome!


Purim Shpiel 2019

Key roles still open for:  “Piano Man – The Billy Joel Musical Megillah”

We still have key roles to fill in this year’s Purim Shpiel!

Lend your voice. Join Cantor Marcos and your fellow JCCH-ers in this year’s Purim extravaganza.

Rehearsals take place on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm at the JCCH.

Questions? Email cantormarcos@jcch.org.
Click here to access the script and guide vocal tracks

Celebrate Purim at the JCCH on Wednesday evening, March 20.
Watch for more details.


Jewish Java at the JCCH | Wake up Your Jewish Soul!

Join us for coffee, bagels, and lively discussion as we explore: Navigating Life with Your JPS (Jewish Positioning System)

The timeless mission of the Jews has been to make the world better by making people better. Come and see how Judaism offers a road map for leading an ethical, meaningful life.

Sunday, March 24th, 9:00-10:00 AM ~ Happiness
Led by JCCH Member Karina Lubowitz

Teens are invited to learn with us!


MAY

Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas?

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!

Save the following date:
May 3, 2019

READY TO HOST? Sign up by here!