At the JCC we celebrate holidays like nowhere else, making new traditions by bringing our community together with large scale celebrations that reflect the diverse Jewish identities of our community, feature the best of Jewish culture, and create opportunities for connection.
Explore Chanukah 2017/5778
Each year, the Upper West Side community gathers to read the names of those among the six million murdered Jews. The reading begins on the eve of the holiday and continues throughout the night with representatives of Upper West Side congregations and other members of the community. It resumes in the morning at the JCC ending with the recitation of the kaddish. Come read or witness by your presence.
The UWS Celebrates Israel/Yom Ha'atzmaut
The Upper West Side comes together to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel's Independence Day. Synagogues, schools, and Jewish organizations are sponsoring events throughout the Upper West Side celebrating the rich and complex culture, history, and people of Israel.Convened by JCC Manhattan in collaboration with UJA-Federation of New York. .
The Paul Feig Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Come together with New Yorkers from across the spectrum of Jewish Life for a revelatory night of study, film, music, dance, yoga, cheesecake and more throughout the building in celebration of Shavuot Come for an hour or stay the night. Click here to sign-up to receive the latest updates on the Paul Feig Tikkun Shavuot.
Eight Nights of Light: Celebrate Chanukah at the JCC
We invite the community to join us every night of Chanukah for candle lighting and a pop up Chanukah party. It's a chance to enjoy food, music, and more, and it's our gift to you.Free programs such as this are made possible by the generosity of donors to JCC Manhattan.
The Tikkun Leil Shavuot is generously supported in memory of Paul Feig. Additional funding provided by UJA-Federation of New York