JCP Blog

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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You Make It Happen

As 2017 draws to a close, we begin to look back at all that we have accomplished together this year. It has truly been a landmark year, with 800+ of us singing and praying together at the High Holidays. We…

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Raising Real World Heroes

Each day, in their play, children expose the deepest vulnerabilities and the most extreme powers of the human spirit.

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8 Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah with JCP

JCP is your Downtown home for Hanukkah! Come together for one of our many holiday services or celebrations to experience the festival of lights with your family and friends. All events are open to the community - and many our…

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Finding Hope in Community

At its best, a strong community offers us a place to feel safe and hopeful, not because we are invulnerable, but because we are together.

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Learning Together

“Why did you do all this for me?” he asked. “I don’t deserve it. I’ve never done anything for you.” “You have been my friend,” replied Charlotte. “That in itself is a tremendous thing.” ~ E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web Children…

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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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