Jewish Community Council of
Northern New Mexico
The Jewish Community Council of Northern New Mexico was founded in 1996 with the mission to "foster, promote and carry on charitable work; to plan, coordinate, develop and support charitable, social, social welfare, and educational programs", serving Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Northern New Mexico. Our goal is to promote a variety of programs to support the Jewish community in our region.
Our first project was to coordinate and develop a section of Rivera Memorial Gardens for use as a Jewish cemetery. The Chevrot Kadisha organizations in Santa Fe and Los Alamos decided to come together into one organization in 2006, under the auspices of the JCCNNM. We are one of the very few Chevrot that span the range of observance, with membership from all synagogues in Santa Fe and Los Alamos.
We have sponsored a variety of educational events over the years. About once a year, we conduct a session to train volunteers on conducting the taharah ceremony. In March 2013 we sponsored the first Yom Limmud/Day of Learning in Northern New Mexico. This was a very successful event with over 100 participants.
If you would like to learn more about our programs, please follow one of the links on this page.