Teen Tzedakah Group shows off backpacks ready for Mercy Center school kids.
Rosh Hashanah eve service ends with a blessing and an Oneg.
The shofar is heard at CHJ Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Family Services.
Members all play a role in making the congregation work. Read about how CHJ is organized.
Members meet for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Sherwood Island State Park.
Celebrating nature at the Tu B’Shvat seder is a joyous event filled with music and good food.
Hannukah is the eight-day Jewish winter celebration. For Humanistic Jews, Hannukah is a tribute to human power and courage. Judah Maccabee was a man who was willing to fight for what he believed, although like his enemy Antiochus Epiphanes, he was a religious zealot who denied freedom of worship to those who opposed him. Despite… Read More
Tu B’Shvat, the New Year of Trees, falls on the fifteenth day of the month of Shvat. It originated in a pagan festival honoring Asherah, goddess of farmers and fertility. Her chief festival took place at the end of the rainy season, when the sap begins to rise in the fruit trees of Israel. –… Read More
Families are the future of CHJ. Our inclusive, warm, welcoming Congregation includes families of all stripes coming together to celebrate Judaism and being Jewish. From Baby Naming to Sunday School to Bar & Bat Mitzvah to the Teen Tzedakah Group to Adult Ed, you’ll find a community for families and kids of all ages. Humanistic… Read More
“What’s So Special About Torah Scroll MST #577?”
There is a new page recently added to CHJ’s website which I invite you to visit. Listed under “About” on our web site’s home page banner you will now find “Our Czech Memorial Torah” which provides a concise and fascinating story of the Holocaust survival of CHJ’s torah scroll (MST #577) and how it found its way to our community.
The page was created as part of CHJ’s participation in the Memorial Scroll Trust’s (MST) current initiative designed to link more than 1,000 congregations world-wide who, like CHJ, are caretakers of scrolls received on permanent loan from the MST.
Those who are unfamiliar with the story, particularly our newer members, are especially encouraged to visit the page and to continue to learn even more of the story by clicking onto the MST link.