Sustain, grow and engage in our Jewish community!

Kehillah, the Hebrew word for Jewish community, is JCP’s membership program. While JCP’s activities are always open to all community members, joining JCP signifies a deeper commitment to JCP, sustains JCP’s growth and offers you many valuable benefits including:
  • Complimentary High Holiday tickets for enrolled Kehillah family ∆
  • Complimentary family admissions to November Community Shabbat Dinner and March Purim Celebration
  • Priority registration for JCP events
  • Life Cycle ceremony, such as a baby naming, officiated by JCP’s Rabbi
  • Tuition reduction of $400 per family for Hebrew School Project **
  • Invitations to exclusive events for Kehillah families
** The value of the Hebrew School Project (Grades K to 5) tuition reduction is not tax-deductible.
∆ Kehillah benefits include one cycle of High Holiday tickets and/or Project Aleph tuition reduction, per Kehillah enrollment period.
Your Kehillah contribution is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. All benefits will be applied annually, beginning July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. You may join Kehillah at any point in time. Please see our frequent questions for more information on what is included in this initiative.
Please email Alex Kogan or call 212-334-3522 for options on JCP Kehillah dues that may be more fitting with your financial and/or individual status

Frequently Questions

Yes, all are welcome. It is not tied to school enrollment or geography. Early Childhood Center (ECC) and Hebrew School Project (HSP) families who often attend many of the Center for Jewish Life events are rewarded by supporting JCP through Kehillah and enjoy the convenience of the membership.

Kehillah is an annual affiliation which includes a 12-month period, starting from the date of enrollment.

One Kehillah enrollment is designed to include one household, including up to two adults and their children. Families are invited to add grandparents and other adult relatives, at a rate of $300 per person.

Benefits include the following programs, free of charge:

  • High Holiday services
  • Shabbat services & programs such as Community Shabbat Dinners
  • Holiday events such as Hanukkah and Purim celebrations
  • Adult Education programs
  • Select Youth events, Parenting Center workshops, and other similar events and programs which JCP may add during the year.

In addition, Kehillah families are eligible for a Hebrew School tuition reduction of $400 per family (this discount is not tax deductible), and Kehillah families may also work with Rabbi Jason Klein to officiate at life cycle ceremonies for their immediate family, free of charge.

Kehillah benefits include one cycle of High Holiday services admission and/or Hebrew School tuition reduction, per Kehillah enrollment period.

Early Childhood Center and Hebrew School Project class tuition fees (other than Hebrew School/Kehillah tuition reduction of $400 per family) are not included as free of charge in Kehillah. ECC program fees such as My Grown Up & Me classes (e.g. Bim Bom, JCPlay, JCP Together); Afterschool Enrichment classes (e.g. Play, Create, Integrate, Science, Lunch & Learn, Holiday Workshops, Gourmet Grandparent etc.); and Youth Group series are not included as free of charge in Kehillah. In addition, offerings by outside organizations that may be held at JCP (e.g. Girls Leadership Institute), are not included as free of charge in Kehillah.

Everyone is welcome at JCP events. You are welcome to include additional family members as part of your Kehillah enrollment with an additional contribution of $300 per person, so that their admission is free of charge. For other guests, you will be asked to pay for their admission at each event.

Yes. In order to help us plan for the program, all participants will continue to be asked to RSVP. On every applicable registration portal, there will an option for Kehillah families to RSVP without payment.

Yes. All are welcome at JCP programs and activities. You may continue to pay for each event separately. Kehillah enrollment is not required to participate in any JCP program.

Your Kehillah enrollment is considered separate from the JCP Annual Campaign. If you have questions about Kehillah or your annual gift to JCP, please contact Alex Kogan at 212-334-3522.

Yes, to the extent provided by law. If you take advantage of Hebrew School Project (HSP) tuition reduction, the value of that tuition reduction is not tax deductible.

Because the Kehillah contribution is a tax deductible gift to JCP, it is non-refundable.