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.


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Events at WJC

Brotherhood World Wide Wrap

Sunday, February 7th at 8:30am

Let's break our record of 86 tefillin wrappers this year followed by breakfast & talk with our own Jacques Steinberg, who will discuss his book, You are an Ironman. Hear some inspiring stories of persistence and endurance from his book. All are welcome!


PJ Library Story Time & Sing-Along

Sunday, February 7th at 11:00am

Join us in the WJC Library for our Shabbat PJ Library program. Eileen Fortuna, WJC Summer Camp Director, will read some of our favorite PJ books and Jean Young, Music Teacher, will lead us in song. Hear PJ Library author, Leslie Kimmelman, read from her book, Shabbat Puppy.



Social Action Community Day

Sunday, February 7th at  12:00pm

Dedicated to our neighbors at the HOPE Soup Kitchen. Help prepare salad, pasta, sandwiches; bake cookies; decorate bags & cards to accompany the meal. Activities for all ages. Questions & to RSVP, contact [email protected].


Israeli Dancing

Monday, February 8th at 7:30pm

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


Learn about Jews Around the World

Thursday, February 11th at 8pm

Greek Jewry: To better understand what Greek Jewry is like today, we will welcome speaker Meredith Bilski, a professional in New York, who recently traveled to Greece and Bulgaria and helped launch a fundraising campaign benefitting the Greek Jewish community.


WJC Host Multi-Faith Service for Victims of Extremism

Sunday, February 21 from 3pm - 5pm

WJC is hosting an important multi- faith service organized by AJC for victims of violent extremism. Speakers include: Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, Catholic Charities; Rabbi Jeffrey Segelman, WJC and Dr. Alsafadi, Upper Westchester Muslim Society.  All welcome. Optional Pre-Event: #We Walk Together at 2:30pm from Mamaroneck Harbor to the service at WJC. More info and RSVP here.

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.

Rhythm and Ruach

Friday,  February 5th 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!



Contemporary Service

Saturday,  February  27th at 10:15am (with Youth Shabbat Learning Program) 

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


Renewal Service

Sunday, April 10th at 7pm

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


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


Israeli News

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



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, 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.  



Sisterhood Gift Shop

Make it your first stop for beautiful gifts!

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, please 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.


 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.


PJ Library

Past Events at WJC

What makes WJC so Unique and Special

WJC 5775 In Review

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