JCP News

Mercury in the Bones

My teacher Irv Saposnik, of blessed memory, loved the Biblical patriarch Jacob. During our one on one learning sessions each Friday afternoon at Hillel on Langdon Street in Madison, Wisconsin, Irv ploughed into Jacob with all the tools in his…

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“Did Christmas Ruin Hanukkah?” and Other Questions Jewish Teenagers Ask

One of our 8th graders, Noah, in Project Gadol (our monthly teen learning program) challenged me this week to teach about Hanukkah and last month’s events in Pittsburgh, at the same time making sure this all related to cookie decorating.…

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A Message about Pittsburgh

Dear Friends, The JCP community expresses its profound shock and sadness at this morning’s synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, PA. Early reports indicate that there are multiple casualties and deaths and thankfully law enforcement has the suspect in custody. At JCP,…

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A Message of Concern & Safety

Dear Friends, We are certain you woke up to the very concerning news about more bomb threats in our city and even close to our home in Tribeca. While these developments are deeply troubling, our entire team at JCP, from…

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Winter Clothing Drive for Midnight Run

Midnight Run is almost here! Now through November 2: Donate your unwanted winter coats and other warm clothing! Travel and sample sized toiletries are needed as well! Teens from JCP, together with Park Avenue Synagogue, will be building community with…

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The Language of Tears

Alicia Stoller, director of JCP's Early Childhood Center, explores what the crisis over immigration means in the context of a child's development.

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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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