Who We Are
Founded in 1960, the Jewish Community Center of Harrison is a community synagogue for progressive Conservative Judaism, welcoming to all. While, as our name suggests, we serve the Conservative Jewish community of Harrison, many of our congregants come from neighboring towns throughout Southern and Central Westchester including Rye, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, and White Plains. Through a variety of initiatives, we also serve and support our extended family in the State of Israel.
With approximately 250 member families, the JCCH is large enough to be a full-service congregation that allows you to practice time-honored traditions and expand Jewish horizons, yet small enough for you to be known by our clergy and welcome by all.
We place the highest premium on inclusiveness. Whether yours is a traditional household, LGBTQ, single-parent, blended family, a family with only one Jewish parent, or have a family member with special needs, there are programs carefully designed to accommodate you and your loved ones.
Our mission extends well beyond the spiritual. We are also dedicated to educational and recreational enrichment. Our Religious School not only trains our younger congregants for B’nai Mitzvot, but also for a life guided by the Jewish values of justice (tzedek), repairing the world (tikkun olam), acts of loving-kindness (gemiulut hesed) and Jewish peoplehood (klal yisrael).
The Jewish Community Center of Harrison emphasizes continuing education and social programming for our members and the community, hosting book reviews, special baking programs, Paint and Sip, Mah Jongg, Yoga, and many more.
We invite you to browse the rest of our website to learn more, or better still, to arrange for a visit and tour our synagogue. You would find yourself most welcome.