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WJC Welcomes Our New Cantor!
Ethan Goldberg joins us this Fall
Welcome our new Cantor, Ethan Goldberg, to WJC! Cantor Goldberg will be leading services on most Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and will be in the office most afternoons - stop by the shul or come to a Shabbat service to meet him, and give him a warm WJC welcome!
High Holiday Registration
Register and submit payments online!
L'Shana Tova! We wish all a joyous New Year and look forward to joining together for worship services. You may complete your high holiday submissions online, including secure payment by credit card, by completing our online registration form.
WJC Softball Update
Next playoff game is September 21st!
The WJC Softball Team is in the semi-final round of the playoffs! Our next games are a double-header on Sunday, September 21st at the Rye Brook School athletic fields and start at 9:15am. Park in the Blind Brook School parking lot. Come on out and see some terrific softball! Support your team as they continue their quest to bring a League Championship to WJC for the 2nd time ever! Need information? Want to join us next season? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 ways that you can help 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.
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.
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.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Join us at 9:00pm for a coffee and dessert reception and meet our new Cantor, Ethan Goldberg. At 9:30pm, Rabbi Segelman will lead us in a discussion of one of the most powerful prayers of the High Holidays: The 13 Attributes of God. At 10:30, Cantor Goldberg, Rabbi Monosov and Rabbi Segelman will lead us in the Selichot service with the moving melodies of the holidays.
Learn to Sound the Shofar!
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Join us on Sunday morning at 9:00am and learn from WJC's long-time shofar blower Stu Seltzer how to sound the shofar while discovering interesting facts about this "musical instrument". If you have your own shofar, please bring it. If you don't have a shofar, we have over 70 to share! Open to all ages!
Israeli Dance at WJC!
Monday, October 20, 2014
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.
Music at WJC
Friday, October 24, 2014
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!
Sunday, November 2, 2014
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.
Returns in the Fall
An a capella Kabbalat Shabbat service featuring favorite tunes, new harmonies, and niggunim - wordless melodies. Begins at 7:00pm.
Returns in the Fall
An abbreviated, casual, instrumental Shabbat morning service filled with music, singing and spiritual teachings. Begins at 10:30am.
Now Enrolling for all 2014-2015 Programs!
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!
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 email@example.com.
Photos & Video
The Green Committee
WJC Celebrates Purim!
Rick Recht Performs
Live at WJC!
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.
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.
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!