JCC Shabbat Newsletter – Parshat Re’eh
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JCC Shabbat Newsletter – Parshat Re’eh

Last year while up way too late at my shviger*’s home in Denver, I ended my Rosh haShana Dvar Torah with “May we merit to appreciate what we have taken for granted, that next year we will shed tears of teruah, when we stand in our sanctuary and hear the shofar blasts together.” Well, it...

JCC Shabbat Newsletter – Parshat Eikev
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JCC Shabbat Newsletter – Parshat Eikev

This past Friday as we were celebrating 体育の日 Health and Sports Day, your JCC was inundated with calls and e-mails from Jews landing in Tokyo without access to kosher food, prayer books and other religious items that the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee had assured would be taken care of upon arrival. Since that was clearly...

JCC Shabbat Newsletter – Shabbat Chazon/Parshat Dvarim
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JCC Shabbat Newsletter – Shabbat Chazon/Parshat Dvarim

There are few peoples in the world who understand the concept of destruction and rebuilding as much as Yudaya-jin and Nihon-jin. On our honeymoon three years ago, nearly every Castle or Temple we visited was a replica of a replica of the original. One cannot help but simultaneously both appreciate the majesty of what is...

JCC Shabbat Newsletter – Rosh Chodesh Av/Parshat Mattot-Masei
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JCC Shabbat Newsletter – Rosh Chodesh Av/Parshat Mattot-Masei

JFK. For some, the acronym represents the name of a president whose assassination shattered a nation’s innocence. To others, those three letters printed on thick paper stock signify an arrival home at a dilapidated airport adjacent to the pothole-filled, under construction since its opening in 1971 Van Wyck Expressway. When it comes to Saturday mornings...

JCC Shabbat Newsletter – Parshat Pinchas
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JCC Shabbat Newsletter – Parshat Pinchas

Our board is comprised of dynamic individuals who are committed to serving the community and ensuring the sustainability of the JCJ. Board members are smart, hardworking people who are dedicated to this community. We would like to give board members an opportunity to write something to the community so that we can all learn more...

JCC Shabbat Newsletter – Parshat Balak
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JCC Shabbat Newsletter – Parshat Balak

Have you noticed the Events heading below? Our analytics do not tell us when you stop scrolling in the e-mail so we genuinely have no idea. Sherry Greenfield, our Events Committee Chair, puts together incredible programming featuring arts, culture, Israel and really something for everyone. Wednesday night’s Zoom with Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich featured some...