A community synagogue for progressive Conservative Judaism, welcoming to all

JUNE


New! Bridge Lessons at the JCCH

Thursday, evening, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Began June 4th, for 8 weeks
Fee: $200
THIS PROGRAM IS SOLD OUT!


Watch “Shtisel,” the hit Israeli TV Drama at the JCCH

Thursday, June 27 @ 7:30 PM (Final Episode)

Join us to watch and schmooze over “Shtisel,” the smash hit Israeli TV drama. Our Rabbinic intern, Steve Axinn, will lead a conversation about the story and the facinating Haredi customs of Schulem and all the Shtisels.

PLUS…We’ll enjoy some of Schulem’s favorite foods!

FREE and OPEN TO ALL! RSVP please to info@jcch.org


Current Events

Wednesday, July 3 @ 11:00 am

Join the discussion on the events of the day.

Led by Shari Baum of Westchester Jewish Community Services.

Free and open to all.

ONGOING PROGRAMS


Is Assimilation a Blessing or a Curse?
Taught by Rabbinic Intern Stephen Axinn

Thursdays at 8:00 AM

For most American Jews, the word “assimilation” has become a dirty word. Symptoms of assimilation like intermarriage, low participation in Adult Jewish Education and defensiveness about Israel are often cited as evidence that Judaism in America is ‘on the rocks’. But is this really the case?

For the next few months, we will explore both sides of the assimilation story. While, there is certainly cause for concern about the state of non-ultra-orthodox American Judaism today, we know that Judaism’s greatest achievements have occurred in times and places when Jews lived as minority cultures in places like Babylonia, Spain, Germany and yes, even in Egypt.

In our Thursday morning class, we will explore the facts and the fiction about assimilation so we can better appreciate the history and the future of Judaism here in the “golden medina” of America. Come and join us.


NEW CLASS – Mussar – Cultivating your inner Mensch

Join Rabbi Barbara Paris for an exploration of Mussar, the ancient practice of focusing on, and improving, our inner character traits such as humility, patience, order, trust and moderation. Learn how Mussar can transform your everyday life and help you to be your best self. Participants will keep a journal which they share in class.

10:30 AM in the Youth Lounge

Class meets at 10:30 AM on the following days:

Thursday, June 27
Wednesday, July 17
Thursday, July 25
Thursday, August 8, 22, 29

Class Limited to 12 participants.
RSVP to Rabbi Barbara Paris barbarapjfs@gmail.com


JCCH Helps the Hungry

Did you know that the JCCH hosts a weekly volunteer event at the Harrison Food Pantry most Thursday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 am?

Come as often as possible – we need four volunteers each week. If you would like to have your email address added to our list of potential volunteers, contact Jill in the main office (914) 835-2850, ext. 100.

The Pantry is located at 140 Crotona Avenue in Harrison.