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.

  • WJC: The Center of Our Jewish Lives


    We invite members to experience, participate in, and celebrate the richness of our heritage and rejoice in its relevance today.

  • WJC: Center of Spirituality

    We proudly offer an array of traditional and contemporary services to inspire you with the beauty, meaning and relevance of Jewish spiritual traditions. We invite you to experience your life’s journey with ancient and modern Jewish ideas, to the tune of moving music and inspiring community.



  • WJC: Center of Community

    We welcome all Jews to share our spiritual, religious and cultural experience. Through various committees and the arms of the synagogue, we offer communal support, social and professional opportunities to learn and grow together. We encourage participation in larger events like the  World Wide Wrap where we join with congregations around the world to celebrate the mitzvah of tefillin.



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Thurs. Aug. 17, WJC Evening Services at 6:30pm to allow many to attend "We Stand with Charlottesville" Interfaith Vigil, New Rochelle. 

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Events at WJC

WJC Stands with Charlottesville

Interfaith Vigil for Charlottesville and the NationInterfaith Symbol

           Date: Thursday, August 17th, Time: 7:30 PM 

           Place: New Rochelle Methodist Church, 1200 North Ave., New Rochelle

The vigil is scheduled to be held outdoors on the lawn. In the event of inclement weather, it will move indoors. Join together with community members of all faiths to reflect on the events in Charlottesville, and to show our support

In order to allow for maximum attendance at the vigil, evening services at WJC will begin at 6:30 pm.

Read Rabbi Segelman and Rabbi Yolkut's message here.

 Honey from the Heart 2017 Fundraiser

Time to order your Honey from the Heart. It's a great way of sending New Year's greetings to family and friends while supporting the WJC Sisterhood. Online orders only



High Holiday 2017/5778


The High Holidays may be months away, but planning is already underway. Rosh Hashanah begins on Wednesday evening, September 20th, and continues on Thursday and Friday, September 21st and 22nd.  Yom Kippur begins on Friday evening September 29th and ends on Saturday evening September 30th.


High Holiday Melodies

Israeli Dance Class

Tuesday, August 29th at 7:30pm


Great workout for your mind and body. Led by Shmulik Gov-Ari.


WJC Learning Opportunities

Nourish Your Body & Soul

There are many opportunities to nourish your body and soul with programs led by our clergy. Learn about Rabbi Adir Yolkut's Weekly Torah Study -- Triple T: Torah, Talmud, Tuesday.

Open Study Session Continuing Education

Check out the following links for relevant material that will help continue the discussion begun on January 9, 2017:  Do the Names of the Matriarchs Belong in the Amidah?

WJC in the News

Making News & Building Community


Music at WJC

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.

Got Spirit?

WJC is proud to offer our array of Contemporary services to inspire you with the beauty, meaning and relevance of Jewish spiritual traditions. These services feature contemporary instrumental music and forms of prayer, are user-friendly and are especially focused on personal meaning and spirituality. We invite you to experience your life’s journey as it dialogues with ancient and modern Jewish ideas, to the tune of moving music and inspiring community.


Simple and Soulful


Let your spirit soar as we journey through an abbreviated Shabbat morning service. This 90-minute service includes group prayer and singing accompanied by instruments, silence for personal reflection and interactive exploration and interpretation of the week's Torah portion.


Rhythm and Ruach

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


Renewal Service


Enjoy and experience the power of great music, communal singing and soulful praying. 



Israeli News

Stay Current on Breaking News & Sign Up to Receive Daily Briefings on Israel & Global Jewish News






Early Childhood

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

Join Ellen Ferber, MEd., LCSW, as we discuss ways to support the healthy growth and development of your baby and learn new things about your baby's capacities.  


Summer Fun @ WJC!

Sisterhood Gift Shop

The Sisterhood Gift Shop at WJC carries beautiful ritual items of every description and price range and a selection of artisan craft items from around the world. 

We have a wonderful selection of jewelry, accessories, seder plates, menorahs, mezuzahs, tallitot, as well as gift items for the home and novelty items for kids and adults.

For more information, contact Carol Fasman by email at [email protected] or call the office at (914) 698-2960 for current hours or to schedule an appointment.

Religious School

The Dan and Beverly Cannold Religious School 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.


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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, Youth Services for children in the 1st - 6th grade and Teen Schmooze for children in 7th grade through High School.


PJ Library & PJ Our Way


A Taste of WJC

What makes WJC so Unique and Special

Hanukkah Celebration @ WJC

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Monday Nights @ WJC