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.

     

Events

 
ISRAELI DANCING - Returns for one night only in September
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th at 7:30pm
No sessions in October due to the holidays

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Events at WJC

Koslowe Gallery Opens Fall Exhibit

September - December 2016

Koslowe Gallery's Fall 2016 Opening: "Family Gatherings: The Photographs of Richard Margolis." 

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Nora Anderson: How to Be the Jewish Parent We Mean to Be

Sunday, September 25th at 10am

Welcome Nora Anderson, Head of School Carmel Academy, as she leads a discussion focused on children's and parents' moral and emotional development in a Jewish context. Building on Richard Weissbourd’s important book, The Parents We Mean to Be, she will host this conversation to help us distinguish between the messages we send our children versus our intentions, and guide us with concrete strategies for raising happy children with Jewish values.

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Women's Softball Fun-raiser

Sunday, September 25th 1pm-4pm

Start warming up for WJC's Second annual Softball "Fun" Raiser to support "Project Ezra" and other WJC initiatives. Come to play or cheer us on! To become a sponsor...

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Meet Author Lynda Cohen Loigman

Wednesday, September 28th at 7:45pm

The Hendel Family Library & WJC Sisterhood / Larchmont Temple Book Club invite you to meet author Lynda Cohen Loigman who will discuss her new book. Light collation, book sale and signing. 

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High Holiday 5777: Important New Information

 

WJC is actively planning for the High Holidays which begin with Rosh Hashanah,  on Sunday evening, October 2, 2016,  and continue on Monday and Tuesday, October 3-4 and culminate with Yom Kippur on the evening of Tuesday, October 11 and ending Wednesday, October 12. Please consult your informational packet for the changes in seating options.  Call the WJC office or email [email protected] with any questions.  

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WJC Learning Opportunities

Nourish Your Body & Soul

There are many opportunities to nourish your body and soul with programs led by Rabbi Segelman. Learn about Rabbi Segelman's Weekly Torah Study - Listen to recorded classes & Adult B'nei Mitzvah Class.

WJC in the News

Making News & Building Community


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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.

Rhythm and Ruach

Friday, September 16th at 6pm

An uplifting, participatory, musical Kabbalat Shabbat with family and friends, accompanied by instrumental music.  For our 2016 -2017 schedule: 

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Renewal Service

Sunday, September 25th at 7pm

 

Enjoy and experience the power of great music, communal singing and soulful praying.  For our 2016 - 2017 Schedule:

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Simple and Soulful

Saturday, October 29th at 10:15am

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.

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Israeli News

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

 

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In a historic compromise, Conservative and Reform Jews now have a space to pray at the Western Wall.

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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.

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Baby Group at WJC

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.  

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Summer Fun @ WJC!

Sisterhood Gift Shop

For the Summer by Appointment Only


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

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PJ Library

Save the Date! Sunday, November 6, 2016
Sammy Spider's First Mitzvah: the Musical  

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PJ Library- Bringing Sammy Spider Direct from NYC TO WJC!

Aleza Kulp, Education Director & Congregation Program Coordinator 

How do we teach our children to help a friend who feels sick?  Do we bring them chicken soup?  Make them a card?  Today, we can even encourage our children to sing a friend a song and make them a special video and send it on our smartphones.   We can even Facetime with them since in - person visits might not be encouraged when someone is sick.  This is all part of Bikur Cholim, the mitzvah of visiting the sick to bring them comfort and make them feel better.  

On Sunday, November 6th, we hope our WJC families and friends will join Sammy Spider and his friends to learn about this important mitzvah.  Written by Rebecca Schoffer and Joel Esher based on the book by Sylvia A. Rouss, Sammy Spider’s First Mitzvah: The Musical was originally developed and presented at the 92nd St Y and is now coming here to WJC!  Yes, Sammy Spider, his mother, Mrs. Shapiro and Josh will all be here on Sunday, November 6th!  We hope you will be here also as part of synagogue’s partnership with PJ Library! 

More information can be found on in our flyer above or please contact Aleza Kulp at (914) 698-2966.  

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