D’var Torah: Our JCPodcast for Thanksgiving!

Welcome to the second episode of the JCPodcast! Every few weeks, in lieu of a written D’var Torah, Rabbi Deena and Rabbi Jacob will share a brief discussion about an interesting and relevant Jewish topic. This week, in honor of Thanksgiving, we’re talking about Jewish practices that help us cultivate and express our gratitude. Listen to the podcast here and check out the animated version on our Youtube channel!

If you’re looking to give back during this season of gratitude, we hope you will join us to volunteer. Check out our community service opportunities here! 

We hope that you and your loved ones had a meaningful Thanksgiving. We’re so grateful for our JCP community. 

Shabbat shalom, 

Deena & Jacob

Hilarious Hanukkah Happy Hour

Get ready for the holidays at a Hilarious Hanukkah Happy Hour on Saturday, Dec. 3. Join the Downtown Jews (JCP’s 20s & 30s group) in enjoying a Jewish comedy show featuring up-and-coming Jewish comedians in New York City. The lineup includes Eitan LevineDanit SibsMike Greenblatt, and Willie Zabar. Danielle Brody, founder of Jews in Doodles, will host along with her Hanukkah cartoons. We’ll serve drinks and holiday treats like latkes and sufganiyot. We’ll also have Jews in Doodles products (a Jewish conversation game, a Hanukkah guidebook, and cards) available to get a head start on holiday gifts.

The House of Study: Texts and Topics in Jewish Life Today

Start your day right with Rabbi Andy in this text study and discussion group, open to all adults. Daily topics are as follows:

Sunday: Topics in Contemporary Israel
Monday: Torah Study
Tuesday: Topics in American Jewry
Wednesday: Topics in Theology
Thursday: Torah Study
Friday: Topics in Contemporary Politics
Shabbat: Torah Study

Zoom Link (Meeting ID: 824 5721 4121; Password: AKIVA)

Rosh Hashanah

One of the most sacred times of the year, the High Holy Days include Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. During these holidays, we reflect on the past year, take stock of our lives, and recommit to our values for the year to come.