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Rabbi Hammerman's Corner

While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance who was leaning down, picking something up, and throwing it into the ocean.   The person repeated the motion, over and over again.  As he got closer, the gentleman noticed that this was a young man and he was picking starfish up off of the beach, one by one, and tossing each one gently back into the water.  He came closer still and called out, “Good morning young man. May I ask what it is that you are doing?” 

The young man paused, looked up, and replied, “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”  

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Important Announcements

Welcome to our new website!

There’s a new spirit at the JCCH.  With a new Rabbi, new programming, new innovations in our ECC and Religious School and a new main sanctuary, the JCCH is building on its rich heritage to better serve its congregants—spiritually, socially and educationally.  

What better time to introduce a new website!  Now our “virtual visitors” can enjoy a site that’s easy to navigate, easy to find the information they’re after and, we’d like to think, easy on the eyes.  Have a look around.

Come capture the new spirit…on our site or, better still, on our campus.  You’re always most welcome!

Click here to learn 10 things you should know about the JCCH.

Weekly Programs

The JCCH offers a full spectrum of programs at regular intervals throughout the year.  Some revolve around religious themes; others are more secular in nature.  All are carefully planned by our lay volunteers and staff, and are enthusiastically attended by various segments of our community:  from children to singles to young parents to empty nesters.  Our regularly scheduled programs include short story discussions, torah study classes, morning minyans and “Tot Shabbats.”

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Religious Services

While we pride ourselves in our cultural, social and educational programming, the heart of the JCCH is its religious life.   Our services are carefully designed to enrich lives, touch souls and create community.  We have musical services, traditional services, large sanctuary services, intimate lay-led chapel services, kids’ services and twice-weekly minyanim.  Everyone, member or not, is always welcome.


Synagogue Happenings

The JCCH calendar is punctuated with many exciting events.  While several revolve around holidays, many others are of our own making and have become lasting traditions.  We are particularly proud of our intergenerational celebrations. Events include Purim Spiels, “Hanukkah Hooplas,” guest lecturers, trips to museums, cooking demonstrations, and even Israeli wine tastings. 


Oct-21-2014 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
2-6th Grade Class


Oct-22-2014 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Hebrew Conversation


Oct-22-2014 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Drop-In MahJong


Oct-22-2014 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
2-6th Grade Class


Oct-22-2014 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
7 Grade-Holocaust Class Grade Electives


Wed, 9/24-6:30PM

Erev Rosh Hashanah

Thurs, 9/25-8:30AM

1st Day Rosh Hashanah

Thurs, 9/25-11:30AM

1st Day Rosh Hashanah-Rabbi's Sermon

Thurs, 9/25-1:00PM 1st Day Rosh Hashanah-Tashlich
Fri, 9/26-8:30AM 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah

Fri, 9/26-11:30AM

2nd Day Rosh Hashanah-Rabbi Sermon

Fri, 10/3-6:15AM Kol Nidre
Sat, 10/4-6:15PM Yom Kippur

Sat, 10/4-12PM

Yom Kippur-Rabbi's Sermon

Sat, 10/4-12:30PM    

Yom Kippur-Yizkor

Sat, 10/4-4:30PM Yom Kippur-Mincha Service
Sat, 10/4-7:15PM Tekiat Hashofar



Note: 9/25 and 10/4-9AM 


High Holiday Exploratory Services

(small sanctuary)



Shabbat Services followed by Dinner in the Sukkah! 

Friday Night, October 10th at 6:30pm

$25 pp



Sushi & Sake at the Hammerman Sukkah

with guest speaker, Yair Singer, First Lieutenant Israeli Air Force Pilot

Saturday, October 11th at 5:30pm



Erev Simchat Torah Celebration

with Shalom Entertainment

Thursday Evening, October 16th

5:00pm Simchat Torah for Tots

5:45pm Child-friendly dinner (for Tots and Elementary-aged children and their families)

6:30pm Hakafot (Torah Dancing) and Evening Service with Shalom Entertainment



Joel Chasnoff comes to the JCCH for a workshop performance of his new one-man show, The Crybaby Brigade!

Sunday, October 26th at 7pm

Join us for an evening of laughter, tears, and unforgettable stories about Joel’s journey from class clown at Solomon Schechter Day School  to IDF tank gunner in Lebanon.

An audience Q&A will immediately follow the show. Tickets just $18pp.

Learn more about Joel on his website, www.joelchasnoff.com.