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.


 Israeli Dancing with Shmulik Re-Scheduled from Oct. 8 to October 19th at 7:45pm.

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Shana Tova! A special video message from our clergy

Shana Tova


WJC Presents: An "Inside Out" Family Service for the High Holidays

Ring in the Jewish New Year with our interactive, song-filled gathering geared towards K - 5th Grade students and their families.  


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





  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.


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.


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!






Featured Events

Israeli Dancing

Oct. 8th class cancelled due to family illness.

Next session Monday, October 19th at 7:30pm.


Israeli Dancing

Good for the mind, body and spirit. Check here for new fall schedule.

Collaging Fabric Memories with Textile Artist


Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7:30pm


Create a one-of-a-kind fabric challah cover using sentimental pieces or explore Sarah's extensive repurposed stash.

No sewing required to preserve memories or make new ones! Contact Aleza Kulp, Education Director & Congregation Program Coordinator, (914) 698-2960 or

Learn more here... 

Past Events at WJC

Koslowe Judaica Gallery & Loft's Silver Connections Hosts Special Program

On July 28th,  WJC Curator Amy Levine-Kennedy, in partnership with LGBT Community Services Center of Westchester and MOSAIC, led a special program for seniors about the paintings of Stephen Crohn, currently on exhibit in our prized Koslowe Judaica Gallery. 


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.



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.


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.


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.




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.



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!

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].


Purim Spiel  

Purim Spiel 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.



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.



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!