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

OFFICE NEWS UPDATES

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

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Getting Ready for Pesach

This night will CERTAINLY be different from all others! We will be sharing Passover content and suggestions including ideas for running a virtual seder.
As a start, click here for information from the Rabbinical Assembly.

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Sell your Chametz
Don’t forget to sell your chametz! Click here.

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Brisket for Sale
The JCCH is happy to offer kosher brisket at a highly-competitive price. Each piece is 14-17 lbs. You will receive a whole brisket which includes both the first and second cut.

Orders MUST be placed by 5:00 PM Monday, March 30. Delivery/pick up details will be forthcoming next week. Payment and exact pricing details to be worked out.

To order your brisket, email rabbihammerman@jcch.org.

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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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Guidance on Coronavirus Resources and Warnings about Consumer Scams

In case you missed A Night of Healing and Hope with Cantor Marcos, or would like to see it again, click here.
Songs, Stories and Psalms – Orginally presented on Saturday, March 28th at 8:00 PM.

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 already planning to present 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!

Tuesday, March 31

5:00 PM “Coffee and Coronavirus”
A discussion between JCCH members Jennifer Schultz and Lisa Ellis on the emotional challenges individuals and families are facing from the Coronavirus.
Zoom

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Wednesday, April 1

8:00 AM Online Services
Led by Cantor Marcos
Facebook or Zoom

4:00 PM For our youngest kids/tots (and their families) – Time to Get Ready for Pesach.
Join Rabbi Hammerman for a Pesach song and story hour.
Zoom

7:30 PM Cantor Marcos leads “Song Studio – II
“Learn different songs from our liturgy, niggunim (wordless melodies), and share your favorite tunes!
Got a song or melody you’d like to request? Email cantormarcos@jcch.org.
Zoom

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Thursday, April 2

8:00 AM Online Services
Led by Rabbi Hammerman
Facebook or Zoom

9:00 AM Short Story Discussion Group
Deborah Bers will lead the discussion of, Sexy by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Read the story here. (Please read the story before the hour begins.)
Zoom

10:00 AM Branches of Judaism
A closer look at our family tree, comparing liturgy, theology, and practices of the different denominations.
This week: Reform Judaism (continued) and Reconstructionism.
Led by Rabbi Barbara Paris
Zoom

7:00 PM Q & A with JCCH Member and Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Jennifer Lighter
JCCH is fortunate to count Dr. Jennifer Lighter among its membership. Jennifer is an infectious disease specialist at NYU Langone and a JCCH Hebrew School mom, too! She has offered to update our membership, giving her perspective on the coronavirus. She will leave time for “Q and A” as well. 
Zoom

7:30 PM “The Soundtrack of our Seder Table”
Bring your voices and join Cantor Marcos and Rabbi Hammerman for an evening of your favorite Pesach Seder tunes. Learn something about each of the songs of the Haggadah and then we’ll have a grand-old-sing along.
Facebook

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Friday, April 3

8:00 AM Online Services
Led by Cantor Marcos
Facebook or Zoom

10:00 AM A Color-Coded Key to the Passover Haggadah
Led by Rabbinic Intern Steve Axinn
Zoom

11:00 AM Parshat Hashavuah
Delve into this week’s Torah portion with Rabbi Hammerman
Zoom

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Sunday, April 5

Global Gathering for Healing
Join this 30-minute broadcast on Facebook Live featuring internationally-known clergy and award-winning musicians, including David Broza, Rabbi Naomi Levy and Joey Weisenberg. At a moment when we cannot be together, we will connect, rejoice, and celebrate our Judaism across continents and time zones.

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ONGOING PROGRAMMING

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 Marcos’s availability).
Facebook and Youtube.

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

Contact Clergy/Administration

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)

JCCH Happenings

Click here for Virtual Calendar

Click here for Virtual Calendar

Tuesday, March 31
5:00 PM Coffee and Coronavirus

Wednesday, April 1
4:00 PM Time to Get Ready for Pesach for the youngest kids/tots (and their families)

7:30 PM Cantor Marcos leads Song Studio II

Thursday, April 2
9:00 AM Short Story Discussion Group

10:00 AM Branches of Judaism with Rabbi Barbara Paris

Noon – 1:00 PM Cantor Marcus Live (Time is approximate)

7:00 PM Q & A with JCCH Member and Infectious Disease Physician Dr. Jennifer Lighter

7:30 PM – The Soundtrack of our Seder Table

Friday, April 3
10:00 AM A Color-Coded Key to the Passover Haggadah

11:00 AM This week’s Torah portion with Rabbi Hammerman

Sunday, April 5
Noon Global Gathering for Healing