JCC Newsletter – Behar

Lag BaOmer is Lag BaOver, school is wrapping up and even the stock market is showing signs of being well, kind of done. Does that mean the JCC is tanking like your portfolio? Of course not! From upcoming B’nei Mitzvah to birthday kiddushes, Shavuot and even special guest Torah readers the JCC is rocking and rolling into summer. Be sure to read below and keep your eyes peeled for more upcoming events.


Shabbat Parshat Behar
Bat Mitzvah of Sophie Leviton
Saturday, May 21st
Services: 9:30am (Zoom link)

Shabbat Parshat Bechukotai
Saturday, May 28th
Kiddush Sponsored by the Scheer Family in honor of Asher’s 1st Birthday
Services: 10:00am
Kiddush: 12:00pm

Shavuot Family Service and Last Day of Sunday School
Sunday, June 5th
Services: 10:00am
Kiddush: 12:00pm

Shabbat Parshat Nasso
Bat Mitzvah of Amelia Wilhelm
Saturday, June 11th
Services: 10:00am
Kiddush: 12:00pm

Shabbat Parshat Shlach
Saturday, June 25th
Services: 10:00am
Kiddush: 12:00pm


Leil Tikkun Shavuot Study Session
Denominations: The Splintering of Judaism and Our Way Back to Unity
Reform, Conservative or Orthodox? From left to right, that question has divided the Jewish community pigeonholing individuals into sometimes not-so-neat categories. How did these trifurcations come to pass and how have they evolved? Are legacy denominational institutions capable of serving 21st century Jews or are they an anachronism, a relic to be left behind? Come, hear and please pushback on what is sure to be a lively discussion on the past, present and future of the Jewish people.
Saturday, June 4th
Time TBD (likely around 8pm)
In-Person at the JCC

Lehrhaus Lecture Series presented by Jack Halpern
The Adventures of a 12-Language Polyglot — the joys and pains of learning a new language –
Jack Halpern serves as the Founder of the CJK Dictionary Institute and Director of the Japan Yiddish Club
Thursday, June 9th
Time: 7:30pm
In-Person at the JCC

If you have an idea for an event or a topic you would like to share with others, please reach out to Events Chair Sherry Greenfield at sherry@greenfield.net


Mazal Tov to the Leviton and Rosenberg families on Sophie’s Bat Mitzvah. It’s not every decade we celebrate a second-generation JCC Bat Mitzvah. With patience, persistence and a little bit of luck, Sophie’s will be the first Bat Mitzvah since 2019 with overseas family. May we merit more family reunions and large simchas in our future!

Yiddish Club with Jack Halpern: Meetings have started monthly in-person at the JCJ. Please contact Jack at jack@cjki.org if you are interested to join. All levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced. Much more than just language, the club enjoys exploring Yiddish culture as well.

Shabbat Parshat Behar
Candle Lighting: 6:24pm
Havdala: 7:27pm