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, November 21, 2014 - 4:15pm
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:45am
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:30am
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 9:00am
Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 4:00pm
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 3:30pm
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 7:45pm

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Learning Opportunities

Fall programs are underway!

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 TorahAdult B'nei Mitzvah Classes, and Learning Lunches with Rabbi Monosov by clicking on the links for each program. Don't miss these amazing opportunities!



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!



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!



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

Lecture Series

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Presenting Dr. Lawrence H. Schiffman, discussing "Scholars, Scrolls and Scandals: Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls". Professor Schiffman is a specialist in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Judaism in Late Antiquity, the history of Jewish Law, and Talmudic Literature. Click here to learn more.



Family Shabbat

Friday, November 21, 2014

Join us for a family friendly Shabbat service with Rabbi Monosov and Cantor Goldberg. A catered dinner follows at 6:30pm. We encourage WJC families with children of all ages to attend.



Israeli Dance at WJC

Monday, December 8, 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.



Israeli Movie Night

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Don't miss our next Israeli movie night at WJC, where we watch and then discuss some of the great modern Israeli films. The movie starts at 7:45pm and coffee, tea and refreshments, including popcorn, will be served!



Hanukkah Celebration!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hanukkah Menorah

One Community, One Hanukkah Celebration! Interactive games, activities for children of all ages and adults. Highlights will include but not be limited to: fire safety program, inflatable bounce house, live band for adults including David Krenkel, Hanukkah Lego, Israeli dancing with Shmulik, origami, Jeopardy led by teens, Cantor Goldberg, and Rabbi Segelman, Hanukkah story hour, & a festive Hanukkah dinner!


Music at WJC


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.



Rhythm and Ruach

Friday, December 12, 2014 

An uplifting, participatory, musical Kabbalat Shabbat with family and friends, accompanied by instrumental music. 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!



Renewal Service

Sunday, January 11, 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.



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.


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!