JCC Newsletter – Mishpatim
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JCC Newsletter – Mishpatim

*ありがとうございます/おおきに/תודה רבה/מירסי מונג׳ו/א גרויסן יישר כח* and a deep, heartfelt thank you to Sherry Greenfield for keeping the newsletter going during Rabbi Andrew’s parental leave. An additional debt of gratitude is owed to the JCC’s resident artist Peter Nadler and Sunday School instructor Adam Brownstein for their write-ups as well as Carmel Rosenthal for leading...

JCC Newsletter – Yitro
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JCC Newsletter – Yitro

This week we hear from JCJ board member Sherry Greenfield I first arrived in Japan in 1989 for a one-year adventure to teach English (how many people have heard that story before?). Long story short, met my husband Masa the first month in a local community orchestra, got married in a Jewish wedding in Philadelphia...

JCC Newsletter – Beshalach
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JCC Newsletter – Beshalach

This week’s parsha is one of the most dramatic ones in the Torah – the parting of the Red Sea. It’s a great one to explore so sharing a few interesting links to appeal to a variety of levels, including questions and reflections worthy of a good dinner debate. Enjoy! Hebcal – full text for...

JCC Newsletter – Bo
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JCC Newsletter – Bo

Happy New Year! We hope you had a good year-end holiday and you and your loved ones are healthy. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan announces the official logo for the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the State of Israel in 2022.This logo expresses our desire to further advance...

JCC Newsletter – Shemot
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JCC Newsletter – Shemot

This week we hear from board member Adam Brownstein. Here’s from Adam: I’m Adam Brownstein, and I’ve had the honor of serving on the JCJ Board since 2017. My wife, Megumu, our children, Emma (11), Ari (8) and Yuki (2) live near Komazawa Park, and we’ve been proud members of the Community since returning to...

JCJ Newsletter – Vayechi
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JCJ Newsletter – Vayechi

In our continuing series of JCC Board Member introductions, this week we feature Peter Nadler and his passion for art. Peter is originally a lawyer from New York and has been a board member for the past few years. For this issue of the newsletter, we will focus on a Jewish theme, albeit a bit...

JCC Newsletter – Vayigash
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JCC Newsletter – Vayigash

We had great participation for the Second Harvest mitzvah project and the students all made holiday cards to go into the food package. Check out photos in https://jccjapan.jp/albums/ (Password is the same as the calendar. Please reply to this email if you need the password) ServicesIn person services are happening! We are looking forward to...

Japan Yiddish Club
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Japan Yiddish Club

Did you know the JCJ has a Yiddish Club? Led by member Jack Halpern (of Kanji Learner’s Dictionary fame), the club is open to all levels and will be meeting in person after a long hiatus. Our classes are not just about language learning. The Yiddish language, and Yiddish culture (songs, klezmer, literature,theater, film), is truly...

JCC Newsletter – Miketz
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JCC Newsletter – Miketz

If you missed the fun Hanukkah sing-along with Shari, there’s still enough time to get in your fix of Hanukkah songs and parodies. The West Side Hanukkah Story video by Six13 is a must. Rabbi Andrew, Tali and Asher will be hosting live from New York a musical Havdala and candle lighting on our Sunday...

JCC Newsletter – Parshat Vayeshev
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JCC Newsletter – Parshat Vayeshev

Happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate. Next up, Hanukkah! Craving potato latkes or sufganiyot? Check out Tori Avey’s easy-to-follow Jewish cooking site for how to make these treats along with many others.   Join us for a joyous community sing-a-long with member Shari Berman on Sunday evening just after Hanukkah begins. Details below.  Link to...