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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Spotlight

WJC Women's Softball "Fun"-Raiser

Have Fun, Make Friends & Play Ball! Come to play or cheer us on! Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 1-4pm

 

 

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It's Honey Time!

Sisterhood Honey Store for Rosh Hashanah 2015 is up and running! Help support the Sisterhood by participating in this yearly fundraiser.  Place your orders online to ensure they arrive in time for the High Holiday. 

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 High Holidays 2015 at WJC

 

It's time to make plans for observing the 2015 High Holidays at WJC.  Rosh Hashanah begins on Sunday evening, September 13 and continues on Monday and Tuesday, September 14 and 15.  Yom Kippur begins on Tuesday evening September 22 and ends on Wednesday evening September 23.

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Learning Opportunities

Attend one of our programs this week

There are many opportunities to nourish your body and soul with programs led by Rabbi Segelman and Rabbi Monosov throughout the year. Learn more about Weekly Torah Study, Downtown TorahAdult B'nei Mitzvah Classes, and Learning Lunches with Rabbi Monosov by clicking on the links for each program.

Support Israel

8 ways that you can help today!

Support Israel 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.

Davenology 101

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.

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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. 

Music at WJC

Rhythm and Ruach

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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Featured Events

Summer Israeli Dancing at WJC

Mondays at 7:30pm

Israeli Dancing

Good for the mind, body and spirit. We've added classes for July and August! Check here for new summer schedule.

Koslowe Judaica Gallery Presents A Program with LOFT's Silver Connections: "That's Fabulous" - The Paintings of Stephen Crohn

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 11:30am

The Koslowe Gallery is pleased to be partnering with the LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center of Westchester and Mosaic of Westchester, a non-profit initiative working for the intergration of LGBT Jews into Westchester Jewish Life to bring this exhibition to lower Westchester.

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Past Events at WJC

Spring Gala 2015

Honoring Harold Treiber &

Julie BenAvram

 Celebrate Israel!

WJC celebrated Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day with fun activities for all ages including guest speakers, vendors, games, "hands-on" art, story time, Israeli dancing and dinner.

 

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Judaica Gallery Opening

"That Was Fabulous! The Paintings of Stephen Crohn," opened on April 23, 2015. The Crohn family joined us for a wine and cheese reception, gallery tour and to hear guest speaker Jesse Green, a critic for New York Magazine, who wrote about Crohn's life and work.

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Brotherhood Breakfast 

The WJC Brotherhood was excited to host a breakfast with Bob Cohen, President of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and long-time member of WJC.

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Yom Shoah Commemoration

Individuals and families from throughout the community joined us for our Yom HaShoah Commemoration.  It began with a Memorial Service followed by our guest speaker, Dr. Eric Goldman who presented the keynote address on Reflecting and Affecting Memory: Cinema as Haggadah for the Holocaust.

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Early Childhood

Now Enrolling for all 2015-2016 Programs!


Early Childhood Center

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.

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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

Classes are forming now!

Baby Group

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 [email protected].

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Photos & Video

Purimshpiel 2015

"The Wizard of Aach"

 WJC Sisterhood PaintNite

 

 

Religious School

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.

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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, 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.

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April 3

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!