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.

Home Tabs

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 5:30pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:45am
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9:30am
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:00am
Sunday, March 1, 2015 (All day)
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:00am
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 11:00am
Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 7:00pm

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Celebrate Purim at WJC!

Festivities begin Sunday, March 1st

Mark your calendars for this year's Purim festivities! The fun begins on Sunday, March 1st with our Family Purim Carnival, and continues on Wednesday, March 4th for Megillah Reading. Finally, don't miss the 11th Annual WJC Purimshpiel on Sunday evening, March 8th! In this year's uproarious musical comedy extravaganza, we send up Queen Esther in the "Wizard of Aach" – as our heroine learns "there's no place like WJC!"


Spring Gala

Save the date - Sunday, May 17th

This year's Spring Celebration Gala will take place on Sunday, May 17th at 6:00 pm. We look forward to honoring two extraordinary congregants - Harold Treiber and Julie BenAvram. Come support them, along with WJC, by your attendance, your journal ad and your raffle purchases. For further information, please email dinnerdance@wjcenter.org.


Learning Opportunities

Attend one of our programs this week

There are many opportunities to nourish your body and soul with new programs led by Rabbi Segelman and Rabbi Monosov this coming year. Learn more about Downtown TorahAdult B'nei Mitzvah Classes, and Learning Lunches with Rabbi Monosov by clicking on the links for each program.


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.



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.



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 2014-2015! 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.



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.


Sunday, March 1, 2015 (All day)
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 10:00am
Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 11:00am
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 7:30pm

Featured Events

PurimPalooza & Carnival

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Celebrate Purim at WJC with a variety of fun programs for children, teenagers and adults of all ages!



Israeli Dance at WJC

Monday, March 2, 2015

Join us on Monday evenings for Israeli dance classes, led by world famous dance teacher Shmulik Gov-Ari! Israeli dance is great for mind, body and spirit, with separate classes offered for beginners and advanced dancers. All classes are held at WJC and are open to both teens and adults.



Megillah Reading

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Enjoy a rousing reading of the Megillah, recounting the story of Esther at WJC! Costumes are encouraged! Groggers and hamentashen provided! Children's Megillah Reading (geared towards children 0-6 years; older siblings welcome) at 5:15pm, followed by dinner. Congregational Megillah Reading begins at 7:30pm.



Learn to Read Hebrew! 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Learn to Read Hebrew

If you always wanted to learn to read Hebrew or need to brush up on your skills, join WJC's Hebrew class! Class meets on seven Sunday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am. Click here for class schedule.   



Purimshpiel 2015!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Save the date! Purimshpiel 2015 is coming! Don't miss this year's premiere of "The Wizard of AACH"!

Music at WJC


Contemporary Shabbat Service

Saturday, March 7, 2015

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



Renewal Service

Sunday, March 22, 2015 

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.



Rhythm and Ruach

Friday, March 27, 2015 

An uplifting, participatory, musical Kabbalat Shabbat with family and friends, accompanied by instrumental music. Service at 8:00pm and dessert following the service. Click here to listen to some of the tunes that we'll be using at our future services!



Shira Chadasha

Watch for future dates

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


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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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!