JCP Blog

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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What Goes on over the Summer in a Dynamic Nonprofit Organization?

What goes on over the summer in a dynamic nonprofit organization? We have wondered that, too.  We are volunteers at a bustling downtown Jewish organization, Jewish Community Project Downtown (JCP).  Many of us have significant time off over the summer…

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5 Real-life Skills Your Child Will Learn in Hebrew School

JCP’s Hebrew School Project activates a child’s love to draw, sing, play, pretend, imagine, create, problem solve, and share while learning about Judaism and developing their own sense of Jewish identity. We also instill in them valuable life skills that will help…

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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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Our Next Chapter

We can’t help but wonder, what was your favorite JCP moment this year? Hearing the Shofar signal the start of the new year on Rosh HaShanah? Kvelling over the Challah cover your child designed for family Shabbat dinner? Dining on…

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