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Our Clergy

Rabbi Jeffrey T. Segelman

Rabbi Jeffrey Segelman has been the rabbi of the Westchester Jewish Center since 1987. Born and raised in Boston, he received bachelors’ degrees from Boston University and Boston Hebrew College. He earned his master’s degree and rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) in New York. Before coming to WJC, he was the rabbi of the Wayne Conservative Congregation. He is married to Marla and has three children and eight grandchildren.

Assistant Rabbi Adir Yolkut

Adir Yolkut received his rabbinic ordination from The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, California in 2016. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Adir spent his college years at List College, the joint program between the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University where he received degrees in both American History and Talmud. Adir served as a staff member on Nativ, the Conservative movement’s gap-year program in Israel where he also studied at the Conservative Yeshivah. His areas of interest lie in the cross-section of Talmud, Jewish law and community organizing. He looks forward to helping people learn how to integrate these texts into their lives as a means to build strong and vibrant Jewish communities. In his spare time, Adir is an avid St. Louis sports fan, coffee drinker, always up for pickup sports game, and loves to theorize on Game of Thrones and anything pop culture related!

Cantor Ethan Goldberg

Cantor Ethan Goldberg began serving the Westchester Jewish Center in the fall of 2014. Ethan grew up near Philadelphia and was nurtured along his Jewish journey by his loving family, Adath Israel, Gratz College, HaZamir and Camp Ramah in the Poconos, where he worked as the music director for seven summers and honed many of the skills he brings to his work. He earned his BA in Music (Voice Performance) and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University, where he founded and directed a klezmer band, sang with the Zamir Chorale of Boston and was a gabbai of the Traditional Egalitarian minyan. He then attended the H.L. Miller Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was privileged to study with talented teachers and fellow students both in New York and Jerusalem. He is also currently completing an MA in Jewish Educational Leadership from the Davidson School of Education at JTS.  Ethan’s professional interests include the intersection of Judaic arts and Jewish spirituality, synagogue transformation, music education and Cultural Zionism. His hobbies include listening to and making music, pinball, walking along water, cooking and reading. He is the proud and loving spouse of Cantor Shoshi Rosenbaum since August 2016. Become more familiar with the High Holiday service by listening to Cantor Ethan Goldberg beautifully chant a number of popular prayers: Click here to visit WJC on Soundcloud


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