Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Michael Paley

January 26, 2018 - January 28, 2018, All Day
Westchester Jewish Center
175 Rockland Avenue
Mamaroneck, New York 10543

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Scholar-in-Residence Weekend with Rabbi Michael Paley
Enduring Jewish Values and Their Relevance to Everyday Life

The Scholar-in-Residence weekend kicks off Friday evening, January 26, 2018.  The weekend begins with Shabbat evening services at WJC at 6:00pm, followed by a catered community dinner and opening lecture: Jews as Wanderers and Ambassadors from Biblical Times to Today’s Revival in Eastern Europe.  Rabbi Paley shares his optimism about the endurance of Jews and their survival through the ages against all odds. He will also share his personal vision for revitalizing the Jewish community in Budapest.


Friday, January 26, 2018
6:00pm: Friday Night Service
7:00pm: Community Dinner ($36 per person)
8:00pm: Lecture/Discussion: Jews as Wanderers and Ambassadors: From Biblical Times to Today’s Revival in Eastern Europe
9:00pm: Oneg Shabbat/Dessert

Saturday, January 27, 2018
9:30am: Morning Services/Sermon: Jews as Nonbelievers: One God or Less
12:15pm: Kiddush Lunch (No Charge)
12:45pm: Discussion: Jews as Intellectuals and Lifelong Learners: Commitment to the Life of the Mind (No Charge)
6:00pm: Private Dinner and Discussion with Rabbi Paley (Ambassador’s Circle only; Space limited) SOLD OUT
8:00pm: Lecture/Dessert Reception: Jews as Leaders: Past, Present & Future ($10 per person)

Sunday, January 28, 2018
10:00am: Brunch/Discussion: Jews as Donors: Material Well-Being, Anti-Semitic Stereotyping & Tzedakah (No Charge)



Call or e-mail the synagogue office at 914-698-2960, by January 19th. Please be prepared to indicate which events you’d like to attend.



The WJC Scholar-in-Residence Program is solely funded by donations. Every donation is important, and your contribution is vital to Adult Education at WJC. Please email Rosie at indicating one (or more!) of the donation opportunities are below:

  • Ambassador SOLD OUT
  • Benefactor (Includes all events. $360)
  • Patron (Includes all events except the Shabbat dinner. $180)
  • Sponsor ($126)
  • Donor ($72)
  • Other (Please indicate the amount below.)
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