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Yom Chamishi, 5 Elul 5778
 
 
 
 

A Message from our Rabbi

WELCOME TO THE JCK

When you visit the JCK we are sure that you will feel at home at our various services, programs, and social events. The JCK family is known for its intimate, welcoming, inclusive, and informal character where our Jewish culture and traditions come to life in vibrant and modern ways. We welcome non-Jewish partners to participate in all areas of congregational life. Whether you are looking for a spiritual connection, Jewish education, opportunities for social action, or social programming, the JCK has what you have been looking for in a congregation!

As the rabbi of the JCK, my goal is to facilitate the presentation of Judaism, our texts, culture, theology, food, and Israel, in a way that will instill a sense of excitement and wonderment in Jews of all ages, and lead toward increased curiosity, spirituality and a real sense of community. 

At the JCK we empower our community members to take ownership ofthe aspects of Judaism with which they identify, interact, and in which they are most invested; guiding them towards greater confidence in their Jewish identities and practice. We look forward to welcoming you at one of our services or other great events during the year.

B’Shalom (in peace),

Rabbi Josh Leighton

Visit my blog at :http://rabbiyosh.blogspot.com

 

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FREE HIGH HOLIDAY TICKETS!

The High Holidays represent a special time to connect with the Jewish community. Through the EZ Key program, synagogues in the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey catchment area are saying “Welcome” to new members of the community (who have lived in our community for two years or less) by offering High Holiday tickets.  Don’t miss hearing the Shofar this year. Tickets are available forRosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, including Kol Nidre and YizkorClick here to request tickets.

Want more information?  Please contact Elisa J. Hirsch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 201-820-3918.

ABOUT OUR TORAH

Our Torah is Czech Scroll MST #1089.  It is one of the 1564 Czech Memorial Sifre Torah which formed part of the treasures which were saved by being collected in Prague during the Nazi occupation 1939-1945 from the desolated Jewish communities of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, and which then came under the control of the Czechoslavak Government for many years.  The scrolls were acquired by Ralph Yablon and brought to the Westminster Synagogue in London.  Subsequently some 1400 scrolls have been allocated on loan to communities and organisations around the world; founding member Ed Weisselberg secured the JCK scrolls.  Through the scrolls we wish to remember European Jewish life before the Holocaust as well as it's tragic destruction, challenge those who interact with the scrolls to confront prejudice and hatred, and inspire them to action by committing to their Jewish lives and worrking to build bridges across communities.  For more information about the preservation and history of the Czech Memorial Sifre Torah visit www.memorialscrollstrust.org

 

 

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