JCP News

8 Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah with JCP

1. Donate new blankets, stuffed animals and children’s books to our Project Night Night collection drive from December 1 to 15. 2. Welcome Shabbat at Friday Evening Services with a pre-Hanukkah Oneg Shabbat snack on December 1. 3. Sing in…

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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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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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A Message in Response to the Events in Charlottesville

As the words of Torah were being chanted in Jewish communities across the country this weekend, white supremacists were chanting racist and anti-Semitic slogans as they converged on Charlottesville to “Unite the Right,” a rally that swiftly erupted in violence…

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The Experience

At JCP, experiential education is at the core of our educational philosophy, and the eclipse in just a few short weeks presents an opportunity for experiential education in its purest form. John Dewey, who popularized this philosophy, stressed the importance…

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The Wonder of it All

The moon is one of the earliest points of imagination and metaphor we offer young children. We tuck our children in, bid goodnight to the moon, and tell them that we love them to the moon and back; it becomes…

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JCP Welcomes New Hebrew School Director

JCP Welcomes Erin Beser, our new Hebrew School Director! Erin is a creative educator with extensive experience in both formal and informal Jewish educational settings. Most recently, she served as a teacher and administrator at the Solomon Schechter School of…

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JCP Celebrates Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Yom Ha’Atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, is celebrated on the fifth day of the month of Iyar (celebrated on May 2, 2017 this year), which is the Hebrew date of the formal establishment of the State of Israel, when members of…

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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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