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Update from the Cantor Search Committee
Building on the work of the Strategic Planning Committee, and in light of Cantor Sokoloff's upcoming departure, the Cantor Search Committee has begun the process of finding a prayer leader to serve as our Cantor. Learn more about the Committee and their current efforts.
Send your Purim Greetings today!
Take part in the mitzvah of sending shalach manot to others on Purim! Members of the WJC community will be receiving e-mails from WJC, including from Matt Baum, our USY advisor, providing details about this year's program. Note that this e-mail will have your personalized code to log-in to the ordering system. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Matt Baum at email@example.com or contact the WJC office.
Celebrate all weekend at WJC!
Save the date for our 1st PurimPalooza! WJC's celebration of Purim begins on Saturday evening, March 15th (following Shabbat) with Megillah reading and our 8th annual Purimspiel. On Sunday afternoon, March 16th, the festivities will continue with various programs for children, teenagers and adults of all ages including our annual Purim Carnival!
Dinner Dance Honorees Announced!
Celebrate at WJC on June 1st
This year's dinner dance will be celebrated during the 90th anniversary year of WJC. Two wonderful couples, Neil and Arlene Wexler and Swain and Jo Ann Weiner, are this year's honorees! Save the date, and join us at the "Speakeasy Soiree" on June 1st for an evening of celebration and community!
Passover Food Drive
A mitzvah for all ages
Make this Passover a meaningful one for elderly and needy Jews by donating most needed Passover foods, and by delivering Passover food packages. Passover packages will be delivered on April 6th in The Bronx or on the Lower East Side. Click here for more information about delivering food, click here for a list of foods needed for our Passover food drive.
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.
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.
Israeli Dance Classes
Monday, March 10, 2014
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 7:30pm to 8:45pm. Intermediate class will be offered from 8:45pm to 10:00pm. All teens (ages 13-18) dance FREE!
Israeli Movie Night
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Join us in the Activity Center at 7:45pm for "Lost Islands", a film that looks back with nostalgia and pathos to an earlier time of innocence, when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl. Free to all, and coffee, tea and refreshments will be served.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Don't miss the comic highlight of the WJC year! Join us on Saturday night at 9:00pm, immediately following the 8:00pm Megillah reading, for Purimspiel 2014! Curious to know what this year's Purimspiel is all about? Click here to learn why "another dog of a Purimspiel" is coming to WJC!
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Join us from 3:30pm to 6:00pm for a PurimPalooza, where there's something for everyone at WJC! The afternoon starts with our Purim Carnival for kids and families of all ages, with snacks and dinner available for all. New this year are activities including Jewish Art, a Drum Circle, a Purim Seudah with Rabbi Segelman, Israeli Karate, and Israeli Dancing! Stay tuned as there are more activities to come! Don't miss an incredible afternoon at WJC!
Judaica Gallery Opening
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Koslowe Judaica Gallery is proud to present "Abshalom Jac Lahav: Selection from "48 Jews". Join us at 7:45pm for an artist talk and reception as we explore Jewish identity through portraiture. Jac Lahav's series of oil paintings depicts influential Jews, such as Anne Frank, Marcel Marceau and Frida Kahlo, including some surprises, and evokes the boldness and emotion of Andy Warhol's and Gerhard Richter's portraits.
The Challah Fairy to Visit WJC!
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Don't miss a culinary workshop with Chanalee Fischer who bakes and sells thousands of challahs every year through her shop! Discover the significance of challah, get recipes and tips for braiding and shaping challah, and experiment and taste unique flavors. The fun starts at 7:00pm. Click here to learn more and reserve your spot for this Sisterhood event!
Music at WJC
Friday, March 7, 2014
A moving, spirited, and uplifting musical Kabbalat Shabbat service accompanied by musical instruments. Begins at 8:00pm. Click here to listen to some of the tunes that we'll be using at our next service!
Saturday, March 15, 2014
An abbreviated, casual, instrumental Shabbat morning service filled with music, singing and spiritual teachings. Begins at 10:30am.
Sunday, March 30, 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.
Date to be announced
An a capella Kabbalat Shabbat service featuring favorite tunes, new harmonies, and niggunim - wordless melodies. Begins at 7:15pm.
Now Enrolling for all 2014-2015 Programs!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!