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

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Events at WJC

Israeli Dancing

Thursday, December 8th at 7:30pm

Great workout for your mind and body. Led by Shmulik Gov-Ari. 

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Passages in Time: The Life of a Jew

Thursday, December 8th at 8pm

A Presentation and Conversation for Empty Nesters. In two sessions, Rabbi Segelman will explore the life of the modern Jew.  Beginning with what "life" was like before we are born, to what happens after we die, the focus will be on the way that Jewish tradition marks - or ignores - the different stages of life. Second session will be Thur., Dec. 15th.

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Community Resource Center Gift Drive 2016

Sunday, December 11th at  9am-6pm

New Sweaters for All! Every year, the staff at the CRC tells us that their clients feel that we, at WJC care for them, as evidenced by the quality and thoughtfulness of our gifts we donate each winter. This year we are aiming to provide the entire family (babies, children, teens, parents and day laborers) something warming and seasonal for the holiday, a sweater!

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Welcome the Stranger: Support the Refugees

Sunday, December 11th at 10am

Join the World Jewry Committee for a complimentary breakfast and an important discussion on the Syrian Refugee crisis.

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Got Hanukkah?

Sunday, December 11th, 4pm - 6pm

Join us at WJC for A Hanukkah Community Celebration.  Fun activities for the whole family.  RSVP to Rosie at [email protected].  For cost and complete list of acitivities ...

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Scholar-in-Residence Weekend: What Does It Mean to Be a Jew in 2017?

January 27th - 29th, 2017

Welcome Rabbi Shai Held, a scholar, theologian, educator, and Co-founder, Dean and Chair of Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar, an institute for prayer, personal growth and Jewish study in New York City.  Registration & Payment due by Jan. 20th. For registration form, program schedule and cost ...

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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 our clergy. Learn about Rabbi Adir Yolkut's Weekly Torah Study -- Triple T: Torah, Talmud, Tuesday.

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, December 9th at 7:30pm

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

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Simple and Soulful

Saturday, December 17th 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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Renewal Service

Sunday, December 18th at 7pm

 

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

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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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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, MEd., LCSW, 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

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