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“Why did you do all this for me?” he asked. “I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.” “You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.” ~ E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web Children…

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High Holidays 2017/5778 Community Member Speeches

Read inspiring personal stories from JCP community members which were shared during our High Holiday services.

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Getting Ready For Sukkot @ HSP!

Sukkot begins on Wednesday night, but we couldn’t wait to get shakin’ on Monday and Tuesday during HSP. HSP learners participated in a variety of activities, many themed around the story and customs of Sukkot. Kindergarten continued their exploration of…

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Overheard @ HSP

Here are some of the most delicious quotes from the Kindergarten discussion of Creation: What was created on the first day? “Delaware, because its the first state.”  “Can the earth die?” “Before there was sky, what was on top?” What…

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Rosh Hashanah 2017 Speech — Alex Gillette

Rabbi Jason asked me if I would be interested in speaking during the High Holidays about my Jewish journey and my relationship to JCP. I requested to do so at Rosh Hashanah. In the days leading up to Rosh Hashanah…

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Kol Nidre 2017 Speech — Erica Marks

Good evening everyone. Thank you Rabbi Jason, Erin and Evan for asking me to speak to tonight. I must admit, I was more than a bit surprised to be asked to do this, but certainly felt honored. Upon hearing that…

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Yom Kippur 2017 Speech — Margrit Wiesendanger

Dear friends, it is truly an honor to be invited to share my Jewish journey with you. My upbringing was entirely secular, and for a number of years, it seemed I had no need for a faith. It was enough…

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What’s Happening @ HSP

JCP's Hebrew School Project is off to a great start with thoughtful, engaging, exciting and meaningful learning!

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Scales of Fortune – a Rosh Hashanah Game Show

Now that our year-long Maccabiah (Competition) has begun, we decided to get the ball rolling with a Rosh Hashanah-themed Game Show! Amazing learning took place in each of our classroom learning spaces. Then grades competed in a unique Game Show…

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Venturing into a New Year

The beginning of school marks a child’s first steps into community. With these steps come new friendships, new independence, and a burgeoning sense of belonging to something bigger than oneself.

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