Westchester Jewish Center

Governance Procedures

Trustees:  The Board of Trustees, which consists of 45 members plus the Presidents of the Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Cemetery Association, and Parents Association, is the governing body of WJC.


  • Meeting The Board of Trustees meets monthly and is responsible for the overall policies, administration and programming of the Center.
  • Trustees are elected for a three-year term.
  • Trustees are limited to two consecutive three-year terms unless the trustee is also an officer.

Officers: The 17 officers oversee the daily operations of WJC, including financial and administrative issues. They work closely with professional staff to ensure the smooth operation of the synagogue. An officer is a liaison to each synagogue committee. Officers meet monthly and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees. Officers are elected for one-year terms and may be re-elected each year, with the exception of the president who is limited to three consecutive one-year terms. Each officer must also be a trustee for the duration of his or her term as an officer.

Nominating Committee: Each year, a Nominating Committee is elected to nominate trustees and officers and to present a slate to the Board of Trustees, which is then voted upon at a semi-annual congregational meeting. A member who has rendered distinguished service to WJC or Jewry, in general, may be awarded the position of Honorary Trustee. Honorary Trustees may vote and may serve as officers.

Committees: Much of the work of running WJC and its programs is done in committees by volunteers and professional staff. Each committee has an officer liaison and reports into the Board of Trustees.

  • Click here for a list of committees and links to information on each one.
  • WJC also has four affiliated organizations (arms) that are listed below. These organizations have their own officers, by-laws and budget.

Cemetery Association
Parents Association