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, November 1, 2014 - 8:45am
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:30am
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:45am
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 7:00pm
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014 - 10:00am
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 11:15am
Sunday, December 14, 2014 (All day)

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Spotlight

Weekly Torah Portion

Listen to Rabbi Segelman's Torah Class Online

Unable to attend our Tuesday morning Torah class at WJC? Now you can listen to Rabbi Segelman's Tuesday class on the weekly Torah portion online. Click here to listen and learn!

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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 Learning Lunches with Rabbi Monosov by clicking on the links for each program.  Don't miss these amazing opportunities!

 

 

Tacos & Tequilas

Don't miss a great evening at WJC!

Following on the great success of Kegs and Kabobs last November, we're hosting another casual and fun event at WJC on the evening of November 15th. As with last year, the humble goal of the event is simply to bring the community together for a good time. And if we raise some money for the WJC Social Action Fund that supports projects/causes in the Mamaroneck/Larchmont community, even better.

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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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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

Story Time and Sing-Along

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Join us at 11:00am in the WJC Library for the kickoff of PJ Library program for this year! Eileen Fortuna, WJC Summer Camp Director, will read some of our favorite PJ books and Rob Silverbush, WJC Religious School Music Teacher, will be bringing his guitar to lead us in song.

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Israeli Dance at WJC

Monday, November 3, 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.

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Sisterhood Opening Event

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Professor Catharine R. Stimpson from NYU Law School will lead us through a lively, post-election discussion on "Women in Politics, Personalities, Issues & Power". Join us at 7:30pm for hors d'oeuvres & a dessert reception! Sisterhood annual dues including entrance to this event $54. Entrance fee for guests $40.00pp.

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Israeli Movie Night

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Join us at 7:45pm as we view "The Matchmaker", a comedy/drama that tells the story of a Haifa teen, son of a Holocaust survivor, who finds a summer job as an assistant to another survivor, a mysterious war-scarred matchmaker. Coffee, tea and refreshments (including popcorn!) will be served.

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Let's Stop Intimate Partner Violence

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Adults and teens are encouraged to join us from 10:00 am to noon, with educators from My Sisters' Place, for an important, interactive workshop and brunch. Adults will learn the facts of relationship abuse, how it affects our communities, our lives and our teens. Teens, in their own space, will learn how to have healthy relationships and how to spot warning signs that someone might be trying to control you or a friend.

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Kristallnacht Program

Sunday, November 9, 2014

In light of the recent conflict in the Mid East and ensuing anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiments around the word, come partake in an important discussion led by ADL NY Director Evan Bernstein beginning at 5:30pm. Learn ways to fight anti-Semitism locally. Co-sponsored by WJC's Holocaust Learning Center and Israel Committee, a light meal reception will follow the talk.

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Music at WJC

 

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.

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Rhythm and Ruach

Friday, November 14, 2014 

An uplifting, participatory, musical Kabbalat Shabbat with family and friends, accompanied by instrumental music. Community dinner at 6:00pm, Service at 7:30pm and dessert 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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Contemporary Shabbat Service

Saturday, November 22, 2014

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

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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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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!