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JCCH Virtual Calendar

While homebound, we at the JCCH are creating ways to bring the synagogue to you.

See below for a variety of learning, praying, and singing opportunities that we are presenting online. We would like to add other opportunities as well – cooking, knitting, other classes, etc. If you have a skill, an interesting topic or anything else you would like to present, please let us know and we will add you to the schedule.

We wish you all good health and look forward to seeing many of you online!

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For security purposes, we are no longer publishing information of our Zoom sessions on the website. Please check our emails for details about login information, or email info@jcch.org for credentials.

Please note, effective immediately you must upgrade to Zoom 5.0 in order to join Zoom sessions.

JOIN US FOR DAILY MINYANIM


MORNING MINYAN

LED BY CANTOR MARCOS
8:00 AM Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

Facebook or email info@jcch.org for Zoom credentials

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MORNING MINYAN

LED BY RABBI HAMMERMAN
8:00 AM Tuesdays, Thursdays

9:00 AM Sundays
Facebook or email info@jcch.org for Zoom credentials

SHABBAT SERVICES


KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE
LED BY RABBI HAMMERMAN & CANTOR MARCOS
6:00 PM Fridays
Facebook or email info@jcch.org for Zoom credentials

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SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE
LED BY RABBI HAMMERMAN & CANTOR MARCOS
9:30 AM Saturdays
Email info@jcch.org for Zoom credentials

Friday, June 5

10:00 AM Midrash with Rabbinic Intern Steve Axinn
This week: “Teach me How to Pray – Making Prayer Meaningful”
Check email for Zoom credentials or email info@jcch.org for credentials.

11:00 AM Parashat HaShavua
Delve into the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Hammerman
Facebook or check email for Zoom credentials or email info@jcch.org for credentials.

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Sunday, June 7

8:00 PM  JCCH Annual Congregation Meeting

Our Annual Congregation meeting will take place, on-line, this Sunday, June 7, at 8:00 PM.

Please join us as we review the synagogue year that is coming to a close on June 30 and look toward a new year at the JCCH.

At this meeting we will vote to approve the 2020-2021 Operating Budget and to approve the slate of officers and trustees presented to, and approved by, our Board of Trustees. I hope you can join us.

If you are unable to attend this meeting, please help us make a quorum for the meeting by downloading a proxy form (click here) and returning it either by mail to the JCCH office or by e-mail to enussbaum@jcch.org by Friday, June 5.

Check email for Zoom credentials or email info@jcch.org for credentials.

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Monday, June 8

Let’s Do Lunch
Grab your lunch, find a computer, tablet, or phone, and join an informal lunchtime discussion led by Deborah Bers.
Check email for Zoom credentials or email info@jcch.org for credentials.

7:30 PM COVID-19 and Israel
In addition to the immediate and effective steps Israel has taken towards combatting the Coronavirus pandemic, there were side effects that brought up the diversities in Israeli society and impacted the formation of a new a unity government. Join us as Nadav Shachmon, one of our Westchester shlichim (Israeli emissaries), gives us an overview of the current situation in Israel and the wide-ranging effects the Coronavirus has had on Israeli society and the political arena.
Check email for Zoom credentials or email info@jcch.org for credentials.

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Thursday, June 11

9:00 am Short Story Discusson Group
Raphael Shargel will introduce a selection inspired by A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe.
Read the story here.
Check email for Zoom credentials or email info@jcch.org for credentials.

10:00 AM Science and Jewish Ethics – Is There a Contradiction?
What are the principles of Jewish ethics and how do we deal with dilemmas that arise from the rapid advances of science and medicine? As new technologies are discovered how does this fit with Jewish law? We will be looking at such topics as responsibilities for provision of health care, in vitro fertilization, sperm/ egg banking, abortion, genetic manipulation, stem cell research, euthanasia and assisted suicide. Led by Rabbi Barbara Paris.
Check email for Zoom credentials or email info@jcch.org for credentials.

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PREVIOUS & ONGOING PROGRAMMING

Our world is hurting and we pray for healing during this difficult time. Watch Cantor Marcos’s healing service here and lend your voice as we ask for love and compassion to guide our way.

Did you miss the Zoom discussion with Unorthodox author Deborah Feldman on Sunday, May 4? Watch it here!

The Jewish Art Evening of Appreciation on May 26 was a wonderful night of sharing and stories by more than a dozen JCCH members, featuring extraordinary Judaic ritual and art pieces in our homes. Some have been purchased; others have been received from past generations.
Check email for Zoom credentials or email info@jcch.org for credentials.

Joanna’s Jewban Kitchen
Want a beer? Grab a cold one and watch the new episode of “Joanna’s Jewban Kitchen” in which Joanna shows off her culinary mastery with “Ropa Vieja,” a Cuban specialty. Cantor Marcos makes a cameo; can you spot him? Watch it here!

Members of the JCCH were involved in the production of a new PBS documentary “Viral: Antisemitism in Four Mutations.”
You can read more about the documentary in this JTA article and you can find the movie itself on your PBS station and available on-demand.

Every Tuesday and Thursday
“Cantor Marcos Live”
Strictly for fun – a mini broadcast featuring whatever Cantor Marcos wants to talk about plus guest stars from the congregation. Got a special talent? Skill? Topic you want discussed? Want to be on the show? Email Cantor at cantormarcos@jcch.org.  Time is sometime between 12 noon and 1:00 pm (subject to change based on Cantor’s availability).
Facebook and YouTube

4:00 PM KidShabbat
For kids of all ages. Join Cantor Marcos for a pre-Shabbat singalong.
Facebook

Plus…Available 24/7

A five-minute energy boost for kids (and anyone else who needs to shake their sillies out!) with Cantor Marcos.
Click here

Creating A Sense Of Calm In A World Of Chaos
Check out Cantor Marcos’s guided meditation with chanting and singing.  Cantor begins 4 minutes in.
Youtube

Kids (or Grownups!) … Need a Boost?
A five-minute energy boost for kids (and anyone else who needs to shake their sillies out!) with Cantor Marcos.
Youtube

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Contact Clergy/Administration

Need to reach a clergy or staff member?  Please use their emails below, or for after hours, use emergency numbers provided below:

Rabbi Eytan Hammerman  (in case of emergency call 914-320-4244)
Cantor Marcos Askenazi (in case of emergency call 347-537-9612)
Ronit Razinovsky, Education Director (in case of emergency call 914-629-9055)
Eric Nussbaum, Executive Director (in case of emergency call 914-419-1515)

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Office News Updates

Should you need to reach clergy or staff, please see the contact information below.

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Need Some Help with Technology?

Facebook, Zoom and other tools are keeping us more connected than ever before. If you could use some assistance with your technology, some JCCH members are ready and eager to help. Write to info@jcch.org for assistance.

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Grief Support During Covid-19

In these uncertain times of physical distancing, grievers are feeling more alone and isolated than ever. Human connection and support are crucial to those who are grieving. Rabbi Hammerman and Cantor Marcos are available by phone or email. See contact information at the bottom of this email.
In addition, Westchester Jewish Community Services can provide opportunities to speak privately with a social worker by phone or zoom.

For information, contact Gillian Rittmaster, LCSW, Westchester Jewish Community Services
Phone: 914-761-0600 Ext. 2142 or email grittmaster@wjcs.com

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Guidance on Coronavirus Resources and Warnings about Consumer Scams

Help Feed the Hungry in Our Area
Bread of Life is seeking food donations to help feed over 11,000 food insecure Westchester residents. Donations of non-perishable items (e.g., pasta, cereal, canned goods) can be dropped at Pastor Pasquale’s driveway, 65 Orchard Avenue, Rye, NY.

If you have any questions, contact JCCH member Rachel Dalton at rachel@racheldalton.com

Important notice for JCCH “Seniors” and those wishing to assist
From the Town of Harrison: In addition to assistance being available from fellow JCCH members, the Harrison Recreation Senior Program has been checking on our seniors and providing them assistance when required. RideConnect of Family Services of Westchester has set up a shopping program for older adults to help keep them safely at home. Volunteers get a client’s grocery list, do the shopping and drop the groceries off at the client. If you need help shopping for groceries or medications, call them at (914) 242-7433.

If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please use the same phone number to become involved.

Masks 4 Harrison
JCCH members Jenny Schenk and Lauren Leader, along with Toni Braiotta, have launched Masks 4 Harrison to ensure that all those in need of masks are able to get them, including seniors who receive services through the town as well as Harrison Food Pantry clients. $20 underwrites the cost of four masks. You can give two and get two or donate all four.
For more information, click here.