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

Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 8:45am
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 9:30am
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 11:00am
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 7:30pm
Monday, September 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 7:30pm
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 11:15am

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Spotlight

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. You may complete your high holiday submissions online, including secure payment by credit card, by completing our online registration form.

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WJC Welcomes Our New Cantor!

Ethan Goldberg joins us this Fall

Cantor Ethan Goldberg

 

Cantor Ethan Goldberg joins WJC in this Fall after a musical odyssey that has taken him to the Cantorial School at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he is scheduled to graduate from in 2016. Cantor Goldberg is looking forward to leading our congregation with a shared musical vocabulary, allowing us all to feel part of one community - with a common repertoire, mood and musical feeling! 

 

 

WJC Softball Update

Playoffs begin on September 7th!

With a record of 9-7, the WJC Softball Team has completed another winning season, and is headed to the playoffs once again. Come watch the games and support our players as they compete for another Championship! Our first game is scheduled for Sunday, September 7th, at 9:15 a.m. Need any information? Want to join us for next season? Contact Art Kaplan or Dan Kaplan. Click here for the final scores of our regular season games!

 

 

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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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 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.

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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

The Challah Fairy Returns!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Challah Fairy

Join us for a Culinary workshop with Chanalee Fischer who bakes and sells thousands of challahs every year through her shop, The Challah Fairy, in Rockland County. Get recipes and tips for braiding and shaping challah; experiment and taste unique flavors including crumb and chocolate, raisin and cinnamon.

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Israeli Movie Night

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Join us at 7:45 pm as we watch "The Other Son", a film that compassionately deals with the issues a Jewish and Palestinian family must face when they learn that 18 years earlier they took home from the hospital "the other's son". Coffee, tea and refreshments, including popcorn will be served!

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Meet the Author: Ruth Behar

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Hendel Library and Adult Education Committee welcome Ruth Behar PhD, who will be discussing her new book "Travelling Heavy: A Memoir in Between Journeys". Books will be available for purchase and signing.

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Israeli Dance at WJC!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Israeli Dancing at WJC

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.

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Music at WJC

 

Rhythm and Ruach

Friday, September 12, 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!

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Renewal Service

Sunday, September 14, 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.

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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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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!