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As the school year begins, mark your calendars for our first Shabbat celebrations of the season.

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High Holiday celebrations for adults, tots, youth, and teens with Rabbi Jason and Jacob Stein are just the beginning.

Grow

From a conversation with a new friend, to constructing our Sukkah on Duane Street, explore your Jewish connection hands-on.

Join us for the High Holidays!
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High Holidays 2016/5777

Rosh Hashanah Day 1 Monday, October 3

Location: New York Law School, 185 West BroadwayTickets required. Please reserve today.
Tot Rosh Hashanah children up to 5 years old with adults9:00 AM
Services begin10:00 AM
Youth program: What’s Your Story?11:00 AM
Kiddush and light lunch12:45 PM
Depart for Tashlich on the Hudson1:45 PM

Rosh Hashanah Day 2 Tuesday, October 4

All Tuesday programs free of charge. Advance registration required. RSVP today.
Morning Community Member’s Home
Services followed by lunch10:00 AM
AfternoonJCP, 146 Duane Street
Shofar Blowing 101for adults and children of all ages3:00 PM
“The One Minute Mitzvah” with Jacob Stein
puppets and music for children up to 5 years old with adults
3:45 PM
Conscious Cookies: a tzedakah baking project
grade school children with their adults
4:00 PM
Early Evening40 Worth Street
Here’s to the New Year!a toast for teenagers only6:00 PM

Kol Nidre / Yom Kippur Eve Tuesday, October 11

Location: New York Law School, 185 West BroadwayTickets required. Please reserve today.
Kol Nidre services begin6:00 PM
Youth program: Welcome to the Belly6:45 PM

Yom Kippur Wednesday, October 12

Location: New York Law School, 185 West BroadwayTickets required for morning programs. Please reserve today.

Afternoon/evening programs free of charge. Advance registration required. RSVP today
Tot Yom Kippurchildren up to 5 years old with adults9:00 AM
Services begin10:00 AM
Youth program: Escape the Whale11:00 AM
Break following services12:45 PM
Teaching and Discussions
led by JCP bar/bat mitzvah students
3:30 PM
Yizkor (memorial) Service5:00 PM
Ne'ilah (concluding) Service6:00 PM
Shofar, Havdalah, and light break fast7:00 PM
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Fall 2016 Calendar

September

6Preschool and Bridge admissions season begins
Call early this fall to arrange an information session and tour.
7Timbalooloo Concert
This complimentary concert will be held in Washington Market Park and is open to the public, offering a wonderful introduction to Timbalooloo Hebrew and Bim Bom Timbalooloo available at JCP this fall
4:30 PM
9Friday Evening Services
Oneg sponsored by the Kaminsky family on the eve of Isabelle’s Bat Mitzvah
6:00 PM
12Preschool and Bridge Silver Program First Day
12Grades 3–7 Hebrew School Project First Day4:00 PM
13Bridge Blue and Bridge Purple Programs First Day
13Grades K–2 Hebrew School Project First Day4:00 PM
18JCP YOUTH: Middle School outing12:00 PM
22High School Monthly Meetings First Day6:30 PM
23Friday Night Lights
Dinner sponsored by the Snyder family on the eve of Sara’s Bat Mitzvah
5:45 PM
24Tot Shabbat10:00 AM
25Sundaes on Sunday: JCP YOUTH
open house for children in grades K–5
26Grade 8 Hebrew School Project First Day6:00 PM
27HSP Juniors First Day4:00 PM

October

16Sukkah Building & Decorating
16–23See you in the Sukkah!
17Grades 3–8 HSP Family Sukkot Dinner4:00 PM
18PreK–Grade 2 HSP Family Sukkot Dinner4:00 PM
21Friday Evening Services
Oneg sponsored by the Komar family on the eve of Francesca’s Bat Mitzvah
6:00 PM
21JCP YOUTH: Middle School dinner7:00 PM
22Tot Shabbat10:00 AM
22High School Night Out
24Simchat Torah celebration6:00 PM
29Shabbat Morning Services10:00 AM

November

4Friday Evening Services6:00 PM
5Tot Shabbat10:00 AM
5JCP YOUTH: Middle School evening trip7:00 PM
6JCP YOUTH: K–5 opening programs3:00 PM
10Hartman Leadership Salon
18Friday Night Lights5:45 PM

December

2Friday Evening Services6:00 PM
3Tot Shabbat10:00 AM
3High School Night Out
4JCP YOUTH Middle School programs10:00 AM
4JCP YOUTH K–5 programs3:00 PM
10Shabbat Morning Services10:00 AM
11Hanukkah Concert3:00 PM
15Hartman Leadership Salon8:00 PM
31Downtown Lights5:00 PM
If you have questions about downloading this calendar to your computer or handheld device, please email andrew@jcpdowntown.org.

JCP’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) includes the Preschool and Bridge Program, Parenting Center, My Grown Up & Me Classes, and After School Enrichment classes for Preschool-aged children. Working hand in hand with parents to form partnerships of trust, experienced teachers guide children in all areas of development as they foster a love of learning and exploration. Respecting the uniqueness of each child and the importance of community, our educators work to discover children's natural access points for learning while supporting their growth, development, and independence. The ECC provides children and their families many opportunities to celebrate Jewish life and to explore Jewish identity which is defined differently for each of us. Families make friends for life with neighbors at the very same life stage.

The JCP Hebrew School Project (HSP) serves downtown families with children in Pre K through 8th grade, and partners with our Center for Jewish Life for JCP’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Experience. Our engaging and joyful program nurtures students and their peers, supporting them as they develop a well-rounded knowledge of Jewish values and tradition. The HSP experience combines spirituality, Jewish literacy, Hebrew language learning, and a relationship to Jewish heritage, enabling students to cultivate a deep sense of personal Jewish identity.

Our Center for Jewish Life (CJL) is JCP’s developing congregation. CJL provides Shabbat services and holiday celebrations, youth groups for Kindergarten through high school children, and ritually marks the cycles of life. Our full-time rabbi and staff support our community with pastoral care, Torah study, and youth engagement. Together, we explore what Jewish life means for each of us by developing our community’s commitment to kindness, lifelong learning, spirituality, and social justice.

JCP values adult engagement and community, and provides a range of social, cultural, and intellectual opportunities for adults to come together. At the heart of our mission are the values of personal ownership and volunteerism, ensuring that the community reflects the diversity it serves.

JCP benefits from a highly active grassroots volunteer network that creates lasting connections while supporting a robust Jewish life downtown. We are supported through annual giving from our community and JCP Kehillah.

Shana Tova from JCP!

Get ready with a simple and sweet New Year treat!

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