JCC Newsletter – Terumah

Greetings from the lovely APA Hotel Yokohama Bay Tower. I can’t help but note the irony in pointing out that of all the quarantine hotels available, your rabbinic family were brought to one whose owner unapologetically dabbles in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. But in either case, we are thrilled to be back in Japan and look forward to seeing everyone when our quarantine concludes next week. Until then, may the new month of Adar I increase our joy and Shabbat Shalom!


In-person services will resume after Rabbi Andrew returns and depending on the state of the pandemic.


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
Date: TBD

Purim Bash – Live Klezmer music and more!
Save the date: March 16, 2022 at the JCJ (depending on the state of the pandemic)
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


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.

The week unfortunately contained a few items in the ‘Bad News for the Jews Department’. Please see the below links as recommended by various members for context.

Say it ain’t so Whoopi!

Amnesty International throws Israel under the bus

Shabbat Parshat Terumah
Candle Lighting: 4:53pm
Havdala: 5:52pm