JCP Blog

Belonging and Building Community

Did you know that between 1880 and 1920 more than 3 million Jews immigrated to the United States from lands across Central and Eastern Europe? It’s a staggering number when you think about it. From the Lower East Side and…

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The Flame of Hope

At the corner of Church and Lispenard is La Colombe, one of my favorite coffee shops in New York City and a particularly favored place for my “outside the office” JCP meetings because of its historic importance for our city…

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To love, to learn, to do

At a JCP staff appreciation event this week on Thursday afternoon, in a room filled with the diverse array of educators and professionals charged with the sacred task of transmitting the Jewish tradition to our families here in Lower Manhattan,…

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Welcome Andy Bachman, JCP’s new Executive Director

On behalf of the JCP Board of Directors and the Executive Director Search Committee, we are excited to announce the selection of Andy Bachman as our new Executive Director. Andy Bachman is a New York City-based community leader and educator,…

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Why Is This Holiday Different from All Other Holidays? The Rainbow Room Explores Passover

The smell of our homemade matzah has filled the air in the Rainbow Room! Rainbow Roomers have busied themselves with learning about the Pesach holiday and have particularly loved becoming immersed in the story of the Exodus from Egypt. The…

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12 Ways We Celebrated Passover in the Apple Room

Passover in the Apple Room has been a reflection of fun, and ‘hard working’ activities: 12. Mixing flour and water to roll out Matzah – we enjoyed piercing the flat dough, and singing the Matzah song, then tasting the crunchy snack!…

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Finding Meaning at Work

By participating inJCP's Adult Salon Series, in which educators provide insight on complex topics related to Israel's history, JCP's Development & Program Associate has been able to witness the JCP community in an entirely new light.

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Star in a JCP Video!

JCP is creating a special video for our 2018 Annual Benefit to showcase our Downtown family. Submit your videos and photos by Monday, February 12. Then, join us at the Benefit on March 15 when the video will premiere.

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Where Justice Begins

It is natural to gravitate to the comfort of commonality, but as we do so we make choices about what constitutes difference, which differences matter, and how we will relate to those we see as “other.” Sometimes we are simply…

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