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, April 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 6:00pm
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 8:00pm

Time Running Out to Honor Julie BenAvram & Harold Treiber with a Journal Ad,  Deadline April 17, 2015

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Spring Gala

Sunday, May 17, 2015

We look forward to honoring two extraordinary congregants - Harold Treiber and Julie BenAvram. Come support them, along with WJC, by your attendance, your journal ad and your raffle purchases. For further information, please email dinnerdance@wjcenter.org.


Learning Opportunities

Attend one of our programs this week

There are many opportunities to nourish your body and soul with new programs led by Rabbi Segelman and Rabbi Monosov this coming year. Learn more about Weekly Torah Study, Downtown TorahAdult B'nei Mitzvah Classes, and Learning Lunches with Rabbi Monosov by clicking on the links for each program.


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.



Brotherhood Softball

Now recruiting for the 2015 season!

Starting each April, the WJC Brotherhood Men's Softball Team participates in the Westchester Hebrew Softball League. Join us and help us defend our Championship! If you are a player who is 16+ years of age and are competitive, committed, and available on most Sunday mornings, please call for details. The team looks forward to hearing from you right away!



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.


Featured Events

Brotherhood Breakfast 

Sunday, April 12, 2015

This past Sunday, the WJC Brotherhood was excited to host a breakfast with Bob Cohen, President of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and long-time member of WJC. 


Yom Shoah Commemoration

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Individuals and families from throughout the community joined us for our Yom HaShoah Commemoration.  It began with a Memorial Service followed by our guest speaker, Dr. Eric Goldman who presented the keynote address on Reflecting and Affecting Memory: Cinema as Haggadah for the Holocaust.

Yom HaShoah Commemoration


Israeli Dance at WJC

Monday, April 13, 2015

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.


Meet the Author: Maggie Anton

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Hendel Family Library invites you to an evening with Maggie Anton, author of the bestselling series Rashi's Daughters and Rav Hisda's Daughter. Ms. Anton will speak about her latest book Enchantress: A Novel of Rav Hisda's Daughter. Program begins at 7:30pm.


Judaica Gallery Opening

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Don't miss the opening of our latest art exhibition "That Was Fabulous! The Paintings of Stephen Crohn". Join us and the Crohn family at 7:45pm for a wine and cheese reception, gallery tour and to hear guest speaker Jesse Green, a critic for New York Magazine, who wrote about Crohn's life and work. 


Celebrate Israel!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Celebrate Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, at WJC! The fun begins at 4:00pm and includes activities for all ages including guest speakers, vendors, games, "hands-on" art, story time, Israeli dancing, and more! Dairy dinner served at 5:30pm. Open to all and free of charge!

Music at WJC

Rhythm and Ruach

Friday, April 24, 2015 

An uplifting, participatory, musical Kabbalat Shabbat with family and friends, accompanied by instrumental music. Service at 8:00pm and dessert following the service. Click here to listen to some of the tunes that we'll be using at our future services!


Contemporary Shabbat Service

Saturday, April 25 & May 2, 2015

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


Renewal Service

Sunday, May 3, 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.


Early Childhood

Now Enrolling for all 2015-2016 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 eccecy@wjcenter.org.



Photos & Video

WJC Brotherhood Softball Team

2014 Champions

Purimshpiel 2015

"The Wizard of Aach"

 WJC Sisterhood PaintNite


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!