JCP Blog

The Magic Word

 What’s the magic word? Sometimes our children think that is “please.” I like to believe that the magic word, words are actually “thank you.” A week an half ago, I visited my nephew’s kindergarten class on his sixth birthday. After…

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JCP Welcomes New Early Childhood Director

JCP welcomes Alicia Stoller, our new Early Childhood Director! Alicia began her work in early childhood education as a classroom teacher, and her experience includes senior administrative roles in training, supporting and coaching teachers in curriculum design and overall professional…

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Stopping and Unplugging

Stop! We can become so accustomed to thinking of Shabbat as our day of rest that we do not embrace the original meaning of the word: Shabbat means stop.

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Unity and Community

For so many of us, last night was a long evening of surprises. We awoke aware of the fact that while a difficult, contentious election was over, the country would now need to come together and move forward as a united United…

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Gratitude & Action

This has been a challenging few weeks for many people. The presidential campaigns, election results, and people’s reactions to them have amplified growing divides in our country, and people of good faith everywhere across the political spectrum knew weeks ago…

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High Holidays 5777 Message from JCP’s Co-Presidents

On behalf of the leadership of JCP, we want to use this opportunity to thank so many of you for making JCP your home for the High Holidays. From our Tot Rosh Hashanah service to the Yom Kippur Neilah service,…

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