Westchester Jewish Center

Welcome to Westchester Jewish Center

  • WJC: Center of Learning for All Ages

     

    We encourage our members to gain an appreciation for how to live life fully as modern Jews by exploring all aspects of our traditions, history and religious practices.

  • WJC: Center of Culture

     

    We invite members to experience, participate in, and celebrate the richness of our heritage and rejoice in its relevance today.

  • WJC: Center of Prayer & Celebration

     

    We come together for the worship of God, study of Torah and discussions that connect us to the religious spirit and practice of Judaism.

  • WJC: Center of Personal Spirituality

     

    We have a free and open setting designed to encourage all members to explore their Jewish spirituality and personal relationship with God.

  • WJC: Center of Community

     

    We foster a sense of belonging and warmly welcome all Jews seeking to share and enrich our spiritual, religious, and cultural experiences.

  • WJC: Center of Caring for the World

     

    We participate in Tikkun Olam - embodied in our individual and communal responsibility to serve, support and improve the lives of others and the world around us.

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Friday, August 1, 2014 - 7:15pm
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 9:30am
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:00am
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 7:15pm
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Spotlight

Support Israel

8 ways that you can help today!

Support Israel today!

Click here to learn about 8 different ways that we can help support the people and soldiers of Israel. Take this opportunity to assist Israel in their effort to protect our Jewish homeland.

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Honey from the Heart

Order your Rosh Hashanah honey today!

Honey from the Heart is an annual fundraiser that helps support WJC"s Sisterhood programming. What better way to wish family, friends and business associates a "Sweet and Healthy New Year" than sending a jar of honey?  Click here to order your honey today!

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Cantor Search

Update from the Cantor Search Committee

Building on the work of the Strategic Planning Committee, and in light of Cantor Sokoloff's upcoming departure, the Cantor Search Committee has begun the process of finding a prayer leader to serve as our Cantor. Learn more about the Committee and their current efforts.

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WJC Softball Update

The 2014 softball season has begun!

The WJC Softball Team has started its 2014 season. WJC finished in first place last year, but was eliminated in the playoffs. Come watch the games and support our players as they try for another Championship! Interested in joining the team? Need any information? Contact Art Kaplan or Dan Kaplan. Click here for an up-to-date schedule of this season's games and our season-to-date scores!

 

 

Davenology 101

Online Learning with Rabbi Segelman

Davenology is the study of the meaning and practices of Jewish prayer. In this recorded program, Rabbi Segelman explores insights into prayers, helping break down barriers that may keep some from entering into the amazing world of Jewish prayer. Click here to listen to Rabbi Segelman's complete Davenology program.

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A Message from the Rabbi:

Past and Present Prayer at WJC  

Click here to read Rabbi Segelman's discussion of past and present prayer services at WJC, and the principles that inform his vision of the future.

 

College Outreach

Let us send WJC care packages to your college student!

Help us stay in touch with your college aged child by registering for College Outreach 2013-2014! We will send care packages throughout the year, with fun goodies to help them celebrate the holidays, along with letters from the Clergy. We will also stay in touch throughout the year with articles, notes, and programs for when your child is visiting home.

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Tikkun Olam Handbook

A Guide to B'nei Mitzvah Projects

Click here to access a newly published guide to tikkun olam, the repair of the world, prepared especially for a Bar or Bat Mitzvah by the Social Action Committee.

 

Featured Events

High Holiday Registration

Register and submit payments online!

Apples & Honey

L'Shana Tova! We wish all a joyous New Year and look forward to joining together for worship services. We have planned a rich and varied program of worship and study, with engaging activities for our children as well. Registration for seating, services and programs is now open. You may complete your registration online, including secure submission of payment by credit card, by completing our online registration form. You may also use this form to offer High Holiday greetings in the Review, donate to our Heart to Heart Fund and children's programming, dedicate a High Holiday prayer book and volunteer for High Holiday ushering.

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Collages at WJC

Current Exhibition

Filling the Frame

If you have not already stopped to look at the 20+ collages displayed in the Koslowe Gallery, you will have the opportunity to do so through July. Don't miss your chance to view"Filling the Frame: Holocaust Remembrance, Education & Collage", an exhibition of works created by each segment of our congregation, from nursery school, all through the religious school, to adults.

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Music at WJC

 

Shira Chadasha

Returns in the Fall

An a capella Kabbalat Shabbat service featuring favorite tunes, new harmonies, and niggunim - wordless melodies. Begins at 7:00pm.

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Contemporary Shabbat Service

Returns in the Fall

An abbreviated, casual, instrumental Shabbat morning service filled with music, singing and spiritual teachings. Begins at 10:30am.

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Rhythm and Ruach

Returns in the Fall

An uplifting, participatory, musical Kabbalat Shabbat with family and friends, accompanied by instrumental music. Dessert is served following the service. Click here to listen to some of the tunes that we'll be using at our future services!

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Renewal Service

Returns in the Fall

A music filled hour of great music, communal singing and soulful praying, guided by the sounds of guitar, piano and voice. Begins at 7:00pm.

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Early Childhood

Now Enrolling for all 2014-2015 Programs!


Early Childhood Center

Registration is now available!.  WJC Early Childhood offers Mommy & Me, in addition to programs for 2, 3, 4, and 5 year-olds.  Browse our website to learn more about our Early Childhood programs or call 914-698-2767 for more information.

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Early Childhood Education

We are a community of teachers, parents and children and offer an Early Childhood Education program that supports children's physical, social, emotional and cognitive growth - all in the context of a Jewish environment.  Please come visit our newly renovated, state of the art facility and meet some of our energetic, experienced staff.

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Baby Group at WJC

Classes are forming now!

Baby Group

Join Ellen Ferber, M.Ed., L.C.S.W., as we discuss ways to support the healthy growth and development of your baby and learn new things about your baby's capacities.  In addition you will gain insights into the importance of your nurturing relationship with your developing baby.  Ellen Ferber has been working in the field of early childhood for 30+ years as a teacher, director and consultant in early childhood programs.  For the schedule and for more information please contact Doris in the Early Childhood Center office, at ecsecy@wjcenter.org.

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Photos & Video

The Green Committee
Tree Planting

 Tree Planting

WJC Celebrates Purim!

 

Rick Recht Performs
Live at WJC!

 

WJC Wins
Softball Championship!

Religious School

During the past school year, the Dan and Beverly Cannold Religious School unveiled a new Religious School program that innovatively combines formal classroom instruction with enrichment programs to provide an engaging and dynamic experience for children and families.  Please contact Aleza Kulp, Education Director, at 914-698-2966 for more information.

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April 1

Shabbat Youth Services

Youth Services are offered on Shabbat for all ages groups.  Programs include Torah for Tots for children in Nursery School through Kindergarten, Junior Congregation for children in 1st through 3rd grade, Youth Services for children in the 4th - 6th grade and Teen Minyan for children in 7th grade through High School.

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April 3

Sisterhood Gift Shop

 Shop at the WJC Sisterhood Gift Shop!

The Sisterhood Gift Shop at WJC is stocked with beautiful ritual items of every description and price range.

You will find a wonderful selection of jewelry, seder plates, menorahs, mezuzahs, tallitot, kipot as well as gift items and novelty items.

For more information, please contact Carol Fasman or call the office at 914-698-2960. Appointments available!