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Yom Shlishi, 29 Nisan 5777

A Message from our Rabbi


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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We hope you are having a pleasant Passover (and adding a little extra fiber to your diet!)

Please mark your calendar with these important dates:

April 21:  Services At JCK,   7pm with Cantor Emily.  A musical exploration of the Shabbat prayers.

April 30 - Family Field Trip to the Museum of Jewish Heritage followed by lunch at Katz's.  If you haven't signed up yet, time is running out.  Let us know ASAP...This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 5 - Shabbat Fiesta has been cancelled.

May 6 - Progressive Dinner - CALLING ALL HOSTS!!  We are looking for hosts for portions of the meal...Appetizers, Main, Dessert.  If you haven't been to one of our Progressive Dinners, you haven't lived!  

May 7  Congregation Meeting.  9:45 am ...As important as it sounds.  Budgets, Officers, update on the building, you don't want to miss it.

May 19  We are looking for a host for this Shabbat Service, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to open your house up to the congregation for a special evening of dinner and services.   Everyone will pitch in with food and drinks. 

May 20th - Ranon Aberbach's Bar Mitzvah Service  

June 2 - Red, White and Blue BBQ Shabbat at the Cohn's.

Finally, it is the time of the year when funds run short and this has been a particularly hard year.  If you have not fully paid your dues, we greatly appreciate your sending in as much as you comfortably can.  If, for some unknown reason, you find yourself with some extra funds and just don't know what to do...please think of JCK.

Thank you

Lori Adair's Drive-In Shabbat Blog

Lori shares her memories and musings 



Upcoming Events


04.30.2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Contact Rabbi Leighton for schedule. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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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