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

Current Issues in Israeli Society and Culture
Wednesdays, February 26, March 4, and March 11 at 7:30 pm
As the State of Israel looks towards its 72nd birthday, what are the biggest challenges facing our Jewish State? Join Rabbi Hammerman for a three-part mini-series that will address religious, political and social issues in contemporary Israel. Free and open to all. Please RSVP to info@jcch.org to let us know you will be attending.

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Disney Shabbat
Friday, February 28, at 6:00 PM

It’s the return of Disney Shabbat!Come dressed as your favorite Disney character and join our joyful, song-filled, family-friendly service featuring popular Disney melodies.
Fun for all ages. Free and open to all but please RSVP to info@jcch.org so we can plan appropriately.
(Special kid-friendly treats will be served after services!)

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Shh-ahhhhhh-bat
Saturday, February 29, 10:30-11:15 AM
Find your moment of tranquility and deep spiritual connection through meditation, chanting, and music.

Join Cantor Marcos for a musical, meditative, and comtemplative Shabbat morning experience.

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Blood Drive
Sunday, March 8, 8:30 AM -1:00 PM at the JCCH
Save the date to help save lives. Our region is in the midst of a severe blood shortage. Donations are especially meaningful and we are looking for a great turnout from our community.

Walk-ins are welcome but registration is recommended. Click here to sign up.

Donors must be at least 16 years old to donate. 16 year old donors require parental permission on NYBC form. Donors age 76 or over may donate with a note from their physician. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds and are encouraged to eat and drink prior to donation. Photo ID is needed if you do not have a NYBC Donor ID card. Eligibility Questions? Please call 1-800-688-0900.

Thank you!

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Celebrate Purim at the JCCH
Monday, March 9 Starting at 5:30 PM

Join us for our fun and festive Purim celebration!

5:15 PM – Activities for tots (age 0-5) and their families…balloons, face painting, the JCCH bouncehouse, and more.

5:45 PM – Everyone is invited for the reading of the Megillah with special accompaniment by acrobats from The Muse Brooklyn.  The Muse Brooklyn is a creative community. Artists from all over the world celebrate circus in all its forms: circus as therapy, as fitness, as a form of play, and especially as high quality art and spectacular entertainment.

Open to the entire community! Bring your friends.

Please bring a box of dry pasta to use as a grogger during the Megillah reading. We will collect them at the end and donate them to the Harrison Food Pantry!

Mishloach Manot

Click here to place your Mishloach Manot order!

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Synagogue Soul Sunday
Let’s Journey together as we explore “Connecting to Your Jewish Soul”

Sunday, March 15 from 9:45 – 11:00 AM

Join us for independent events focused on conscious living through a Jewish lens. Each event will be a connected building block for our community to join together to contemplate, reflect, connect & learn to nourish our Jewish souls. You will receive a journal to get you started on your meaningful individual path. We encourage you to bring friends (non-members welcome) to join you on this journey and we promise you will leave feeling a greater sense of peace and fulfillment.

Learn how to live your most meaningful and authentic life. Bring a friend! All are welcome!

JCCH Happenings

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Thursday, February 20
8:00 AM The Rabbis Speaktaught by Rabbinic Intern Steve Axinn
9:00 AM Short Story Group
10:00 AM Branches of Judaism – taught by Rabbi Barbara Paris

Tuesday, February 25
7:00 PM Game Night

Wednesday, February 26
11:30 AM Drop In Mahjongg
7:30 PM Current Issues in Israeli Society and Culture led by Rabbi Hammerman 

Thursday, February 20
8:00 AM The Rabbis Speak – taught by Rabbinic Intern Steve Axinn
9:00 AM Short Story Group
10:00 AM Branches of Judaism – taught by Rabbi Barbara Paris

 

ONGOING PROGRAMMING

New Class: The Rabbis Speak–Understanding the Talmud
Thursday mornings at 8:00 AM
The Talmud is both profound and, to most of us, utterly inaccessible because both its language and style are so unfamiliar to those without years of training. In this mini-course, we will open it up so that you can unlock its gates and fulfill the mitzvah of “Talmud Torah.”

This class is free and open to learners at all levels.
Taught by Rabbinic Intern Stephen Axinn

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Branches of Judaism – A Closer Look at Our Family Tree
Thursday mornings at 10:00 AM
Have you ever wondered about the differences between Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Judaism? What about Reconstructionism, Renewal, and Secular Humanism? Learn about the history of each movement and the influential thinkers. Compare teachings, liturgy, theology, and practices. Share your thoughts and enrich your own practices along the way. Taught by Rabbi Barbara Paris.

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Knit With Us!
Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM
DATES: March 3, May 7, June 2, July 7, August 4, 2020
Please join us whether or not you know how to knit. There are plenty of 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 a chemotherapy infusion room – we will begin another project!

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Current Events
Join the discussion on the events of the day. Led by Shari Baum of Westchester Jewish Community Services. Free and open to all. – Club Wednesday follows!

Club Wednesday
March 4, 2020 – Guest speaker, JCCH Rabbi Emeritus Norton Shargel – Featuring a film and discussion.
April 1, 2020 – Guest speaker, JCCH member Carla Ifrah will discuss the JCCH Holocaust Exhibit.
May 6, 2020 – Guest speaker, JCCH Cantor Marcos Askenazi (topic TBD)
Click here for flyer

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Short Story Group
Thursdays, 9:00 AM in the Library
Read a new short story every week! Every week another group member has the opportunity to choose a short story. Authors have included James Baldwin, Chekov, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Guy De Maupassant, just to name a few. Contact George Sommerfeld at allbcoop@yahoo.com if you are interested in joining the group.

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Canasta and MahJongg
Game Night – Tuesdays, 7:00 PM
Drop-in RSVP to Andrea Platte dulberga@optonline.net
Wednesday 11:30 AM (drop-in Mahjongg only)
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Rosh Chodesh
Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Upcoming Dates: March 2, April 6, May 4
Rosh Chodesh is a holiday that marks each month’s new moon. It also has become a celebration of Divine creation and of those characteristics that women share with the moon – the life cycle, rebirth, and renewal. Each month has its own theme and focus point whether it is a holiday observed during the month, themes of the season or teachings from ancient texts.

Please RSVP to Barbara Paris at barbarapjfs@gmail.com.
Women of all ages and newcomers are always welcome!

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Safekeeping Stories Workshop
Tuesdays: February 11, 25; March 3, 17, 24, 31
7:30 – 9:00 PM

Our congregant, Ellen Kaidanow, will be teaching the popular Safekeeping Stories of the Holocaust Workshop here at the JCCH. Registration is now open for this 8-session workshop designed for family members of Holocaust survivors who would like to preserve their family’s Holocaust story. Participants work in a small group setting and learn the tools of Storykeeping, a modern approach that is practical and easy to use. Over the past few years, family members of survivors throughout Westchester have found the workshop to be a profound and meaningful experience. To learn more contact Ellen Kaidanow at ellen@safekeepingstories.com

CLASS FULL – REGISTRATION CLOSED!

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JCCH Helps the Hungry
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Did you know that the JCCH hosts a weekly volunteer event at the Harrison Food Pantry most Thursday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 am? Come as often as possible – we need four volunteers each week. If you would like to have your email address added to our list of potential volunteers, contact Jill in the main office (914) 835-2850, ext. 100.

The Pantry is located at 140 Crotona Avenue in Harrison.

JCCH Happenings

Click here to view all upcoming events

Thursday, February 20
8:00 AM The Rabbis Speaktaught by Rabbinic Intern Steve Axinn
9:00 AM Short Story Group
10:00 AM Branches of Judaism – taught by Rabbi Barbara Paris

Tuesday, February 25
7:00 PM Game Night

Wednesday, February 26
11:30 AM Drop In Mahjongg
7:30 PM Current Issues in Israeli Society and Culture led by Rabbi Hammerman 

Thursday, February 20
8:00 AM The Rabbis Speak – taught by Rabbinic Intern Steve Axinn
9:00 AM Short Story Group
10:00 AM Branches of Judaism – taught by Rabbi Barbara Paris