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Celebrate Shabbat Shira with the WJC community on Shabbat morning January 31st! Details below.
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Shabbat with Cantor Goldberg and a Guest Choir!
On Shabbat morning January 31st, we read Parashat B'shalach, known as "Shabbat Shira" - The Shabbat of Song. Participate in this uplifting, elegant and spiritual experience as a professional male quartet will accompany Cantor Goldberg for the Torah Service and Musaf. This special musical programming features music from the repertoire of Congregation Shaar Hashomayim of Montreal, Quebec. Listen to the Cantor & Quartet rehearse Eitz chayim and L'dor vador.
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 Downtown Torah, Adult B'nei Mitzvah Classes, and Learning Lunches with Rabbi Monosov by clicking on the links for each program.
WJC Welcomes Our New Cantor
Stop by and meet 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!
8 ways that you can help 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.
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 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.
Learn to Read Hebrew!
Sunday, February 1, 2015
If you always wanted to learn to read Hebrew or need to brush up on your skills, join WJC's Hebrew class! Class meets on seven Sunday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am. Click here for class schedule.
Israeli Dance at WJC
Monday, February 2, 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.
Social Action Community Day
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Join us at 1:00pm for our annual Community Day dedicated to helping our neighbors at the HOPE Soup Kitchen. Volunteers of all ages needed to prepare meals, make sandwiches, bake cookies and decorate cards and bags to accompany the meal.
Israeli Movie Night
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Join us at 7:45pm as we screen an award winning drama. Coffee, tea and refreshments, including popcorn, will be served!
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Save the date! Purimshpiel 2015 is coming! Don't miss this year's premiere of "The Wizard of AACH"!
Music at WJC
Friday, February 6, 2015
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!
Sunday, February 8, 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.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
An abbreviated, casual, instrumental Shabbat morning service filled with music, singing and spiritual teachings. Begins at 10:30am.
Watch for future dates
An a capella Kabbalat Shabbat service featuring favorite tunes, new harmonies, and niggunim - wordless melodies. Begins at 7:00pm.
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!