JCP Blog

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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Opening Days of the Hebrew School Project (HSP)

I woke up on Monday morning and my first thought was, today is the first day of school! I can’t wait to meet the children and their parents and begin a year of joyful Jewish learning at HSP! Then, on…

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Teaching the Teachers

Hebrew School Project (HSP) teachers are a special group of people. Some of them teach during the day in our Early Childhood Center. Some of them go to college at Hunter or Barnard. Some of them are painters and musicians…

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Responding to Hurricane Harvey

We are thinking of all those in Houston and the Gulf Coast who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey:   We have collected resources for parents to help you have a conversation with a child who may be aware of…

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What Goes on over the Summer in a Dynamic Nonprofit Organization?

What goes on over the summer in a dynamic nonprofit organization? We have wondered that, too.  We are volunteers at a bustling downtown Jewish organization, Jewish Community Project Downtown (JCP).  Many of us have significant time off over the summer…

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