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, October 3, 2014 - 2:00pm
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 6:15pm
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 6:15pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014 (All day)
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 11:15am
Sunday, December 14, 2014 (All day)
Friday, January 23, 2015 (All day)

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Yom Kippur Food Drive

Bring your Breakfast

On Yom Kippur, please bring cereal and dried milk to symbolically represent the breakfast that will not be eaten on Yom Kippur. As this food helps to save lives in our local community, it is permissible to carry it on the holiday.



WJC Welcomes Our New Cantor!

Ethan Goldberg joins us this Fall

Cantor Ethan Goldberg 

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!



Learning Opportunities

Our Fall programs begin soon!

There are many opportunities to nourish your body and soul with new programs led by Rabbi Segelman and Rabbi Monosov this coming year. Find the schedule of classes and learn more about Downtown Torah, Adult B'nei Mitzvah Classes, and Brunch with Rabbi Monosov by clicking on the links for each program.  Don't miss these amazing opportunities!



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.

Featured Events

Yom Kippur at WJC

Friday-Saturday, October 3rd-4th

Apples & Honey

L'Shana Tova! We wish all a joyous New Year and look forward to joining together for worship services. Click here for service times, general information and educational links. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 914-698-2960 - we'll be glad to help.



Sukkah Decorating

Monday, October 6, 2014

Join us from 9:00am to noon for our annual Sisterhood Sukkah decorating! We will have fresh coffee & breakfast waiting for you, so come help us make our Sukkah beautiful. We'd love your help!


Pizza in the Hut!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Join us in the Sukkah for our youth kick-off event! Meet Lizz, our new Youth Director, eat delicious pizza, see old friends and make new ones from the WJC community! Kindergarten to 2nd grade at 11:00am, 3rd to 5th grade at 12:30pm, 6th to 8th grade at 5:00pm and 9th to 12th grade at 6:30pm. 


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.



Judaica Gallery Opening

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Join us in the gallery at 7:45pm for a talk by collector Ruth Hirsh at the opening of "Go Forth: Ancient Maps of the Holy Land". We will learn about her interest in ancient cartography of the Holy Land and her international search for these original 16th and 17th century maps. Cantor Ethan Goldberg will lead us in song about the Holy Land. Wine and cheese will be served.

Music at WJC


Rhythm and Ruach

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!



Renewal Service

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.



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.



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.


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!