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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.
Jewish Book Month
Visit the Hendel Library at WJC today!
Celebrate Jewish Book Month, an annual event in recognition of Jewish books and authors. Honor the tradition of this event by reading a book with Jewish interest...and the Hendel Library at WJC has many possibilities for all ages! Library hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
Koslowe Judaica Gallery
Fran Gallun: Of the Land
We are pleased to welcome the evocative and multifaceted work of mixed media artist Fran Gallun. Gallun's landscape abstractions--spiritual quests for connection to ancestors and the land--are composed of layered painted paper strips, sometimes embedded with vintage photographs or drawings and other imagery. From September 5th through December 5th.
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.
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 2013-2014! 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.
Social Action Holiday Drive
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Help perform the mitzvah of providing sustenance and joy to those in our community who are in need. We will be collecting CVS and A&P gift cards, as well as educational presents for children, in the WJC lobby from 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Vodka and Latkas
Monday, December 9, 2013
Join us at 7:30pm for a night out with "Vodka and Latkas". Tom Fields-Meyer, our guest speaker, is the author of the memoir Following Ezra: What one Father Learned about Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love from His Extraordinary Son. Don't miss an entertaining, humorous and moving talk, full of lessons of all kinds. Free of charge.
Israeli Dance Classes
Monday, December 9, 2013
Join us as we dance with world famous choreographer Shmulik Gov-Ari, and come together for "Israeli Dance: Great for Body, Mind and Spirit!". No experience necessary for our beginner's class from 7:45pm to 8:45pm. Intermediate class will be offered from 8:45pm to 10:00pm. All teens (ages 13-18) dance FREE!
Mindful Living: An Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Join us at 8:00pm for the third of four sessions where we explore meditation and mindfulness practices that can be used everyday to help bring calm, clarity, connection and contentment into your daily life. Each class will consist of a discussion and practice. The WJC member rate for this course is $95, non-member rate is $140.
Israeli Movie Night
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Join us in the Activity Center at 7:45pm as we watch the film "Time of Favor". This psychological thriller takes place in Jerusalem and a West Bank settlement, and weaves an intricate tale of passion, loyalty and conspiracy. Coffee, tea and refreshments (including popcorn!) will be served, and we will be collecting funds to support the Jerusalem Music ConservatoryHassadna..
Music at WJC
Friday, December 6, 2013
An a capella Kabbalat Shabbat service featuring favorite tunes, new harmonies, and niggunim - wordless melodies. Begins at 7:15pm.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
An abbreviated, casual, instrumental Shabbat morning service filled with music, singing and spiritual teachings. Begins at 10:30am.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
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.
Friday, December 20, 2013
A moving, spirited, and uplifting musical Kabbalat Shabbat service accompanied by musical instruments. Begins at 8:00pm.
Now Enrolling for all 2013-2014 Programs!
Registration is now available!. WJC Early Childhood offers Mommy & Me, in addition to programs for 2, 3, and 4 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!
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 email@example.com.
Photos & Video
The Green Committee
WJC Celebrates Purim!
Rick Recht Performs
Live at WJC!
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.
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.