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.

Events

 

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Events at WJC

Israeli Dancing

Monday, May 9th at 7:30pm

Good for the mind, body and spirit. Led by world-famous teacher Shmulik Gov-Ari.

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Shema Israel: "Listen to the People of Israel"

Tuesday, May 10th at 7:30pm

Rabbi Segelman launches this study session exploring Biblical and Talmudic texts that establish the foundation of two important principles in Jewish tradition and ethics: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" and "Power and Powerlessness."

 

Yom Ha'Atzmaut

Sunday, May 15th 4pm-6:30pm

Celebrate Israel with LEGO and Dancing @ WJC Join us as we build Jerusalem out of LEGO at our annual celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. Sponsored by the WJC Israel Committee. Programs for children, families, adults, and teenagers throughout the afternoon. Israeli dancing with Shmulik Gov-Ari will be offered for little ones and adults.  Light dairy dinner will be served following the program.

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Shema Israel Guest Speaker: Jeremy Ben-Ami of J Street

Thursday, May 19th at 7:30pm

The founder and president of J Street, an organization that calls itself, "the political home for Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Americans," will discuss the values that motivate his work and  share an open exchange of ideas with Rabbi Segelman.

WJCenter Stage Concert: Nava Tehila

Sunday, May 22nd at 5:30pm

Don't miss this Israeli ensemble's only concert in the NY Metro area. Listen to their music here  & watch the official video clip of "Oseh Shalom" here. For tickets, RSVP to [email protected]; $18/seat; $40 max/family

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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.

 
Renewal Service

Sunday,  May 8th at 7pm

 

Enjoy and experience the power of great music, communal singing and soulful praying.  Women's choir will perform and a special surprise for Moms!

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Rhythm and Ruach

Friday,  May 13th at 7:30pm

An uplifting, participatory, musical Kabbalat Shabbat with family and friends, accompanied by instrumental music.  Click here to listen to some of the tunes that we'll be using at our future services!

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Contemporary Service

Saturday, May 21st at 10:15am

Led by Cantor Ethan Goldberg, Rabbi Monosov and Shoshi Rosenbaum, this 90-minute service includes group prayer, singing accompanied by instruments, silence for personal reflection and a brief Torah reading and sermon.

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Senior Cantorial Recital at JTS with Cantor Ethan Goldberg and Shoshi Rosenbaum

WJC Learning Opportunities

Nourish Your Body & Soul

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

WJC in the News

Making News & Building Community


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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

Not too soon to think about Passover!

Open Sundays from 9:30am-12pm or by Appointment


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.

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PJ Library

A Taste of WJC

What makes WJC so Unique and Special

WJC 5775 In Review

Monday Nights @ WJC