Yesterday, we welcomed the Israeli Tzofim/Scouts “Friendship Caravan” to the JCCH. This troupe of teenage performers - touring North America this entire summer - is an energetic and inspirational example of the best that Israel has to offer. They met our nursery school students, performed in concert on my front lawn, joined one hundred of us for a great BBQ dinner and were then hosted by six JCCH families who reported to me this morning on how much they enjoyed their young Israeli guests. About the performance - they brought us a full day of great music and dancing, of course.
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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.”
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.
Thursday, July 16th
Tuesday, July 21st
Thursday, July 23rd
Saturday, July 25th
Wednesday, August 5th
Thursday, August 6th
Sunday, August 16th
Thursday, August 20th
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Sisterhood Sponsored Trip to Kykuit and Union Church of Pocantico Hills
Join us for a tour of the Rockefeller Estate followed by a tour of Union Church with its windows by Matisse and Chagall
July 23, 2015
Meet at the JCCH at 9:15am
$45 per person
Limited tickets available
ECC Pizza & Play
August 5, 2015 at 5:00pm
at Rabbi Hammerman's Home
New Member Event
An Evening of Parings
Thursday, August 6th at 6:00pm
Back by Popular Demand!
Pizza Truck at Rabbi Hammerman's home
August 20, 2015 at 6:30pm
OPEN HOUSE AT THE JCCH
Thursday, August 27th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Come and See what the JCCH is all about!
Call for more information: (914) 835-2850
NEW THIS SPRING and FALL! “Gym On Wheels” for babies and toddlers (Friday mornings) and “Super Soccer Stars” (Sundays)
Applications and detailed info for all our award-winning programs can be found under the "Education” tab on the Home Page.
REGISTRATION FOR 2015 NOW OPEN!
NEW for Fall! Extended calendar, afternoon enrichment hours, hot lunch, Sunday morning program for 3's and 4's.
"The playground was where my Jewish identity was born."
Sofia G. (ECC graduate, 2014 Bat Mitzvah)
Kehila is the Hebrew word for “community.” It’s also the new name for the JCCH Congregational School comprising the Hebrew School, Religious School, High School and Family Education. Kehila is where individuals of various backgrounds and educational experience share the same fundamental mission of continuous and enlightened learning. We come together as a community, make new friendships, sustain old ones and, together, explore all that Judaism has to offer educationally, spiritually and socially. This defines Kehila at the JCCH.
Upon entering the doors of our school, walking through its halls, hearing holiday songs and class discussions and observing children’s art on the walls, we hope you’ll be struck by a feeling of warmth and belonging.
Our educators are committed to facilitating the connection between Jewish history, knowledge and time-honored traditions with contemporary Jewish life. We offer these opportunities to students of all ages through the study of text, scripture, music and the arts as well as open-ended discussions and hands-on learning experiences.
The classroom experience focuses on Hebrew with an emphasis on Teffilah, modern Hebrew, Torah study, Jewish history, holiday celebrations and cherished values. Extracurricular programs such as Family Shabbat Experience, Friday Night Dinners, Pizza Under the Sukkah, Building the Walls of Jerusalem with Lego, Israeli Dancing inject fun into the educational experience. Youth groups for children in second grade and up, family workshops and other school-wide events add to the sense of kehila.
We offer classes for kindergarten and first grade every Sunday from 9:00-11:30AM. Our 2nd-6th grade classes meet twice a week on Sundays from 9:00-11:30 AM and either Tuesday or Wednesday from 3:45-5:45PM. Seventh graders convene every Wednesday from 6:00-8:00PM for a pizza dinner and volunteer their services monthly on Sundays via various programs in the community. The 8th-10th graders meet on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00PM for a core class, electives, guest speakers and a pizza dinner. Rabbi Hammerman prides himself on his “connectivity” with our younger congregants and engages them both formally and informally in the classroom.
We are blessed with an accomplished and dedicated faculty and are extremely fortunate to have an active Board of Education devoted to the enrichment of our children and their families. We welcome any and all who appreciate the importance of Jewish education and wish to be part of our vital and vibrant kehila.