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WJC Teens: What Just Happened? How Social Media Impacts the News

October 26, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Westchester Jewish Center
175 Rockland Avenue
Mamaroneck, New York 10543

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“Why would anyone talk to journalists? We don’t need them – all they do is twist your words into something you never said – they lie. The news has nothing to do with what’s actually going on or even finding out what’s going on.”

Those are thoughts that were shared by WJC teens last year during a discussion on what was going on in the news. There were strong feelings and major disagreements among the group, so we decided to reach out to some journalists and have a conversation about why anyone should talk to them, what their process is like, and what journalism (and the news) looks like today—and whether or not it can change.

A continuation of our conversation earlier in October with two experienced journalists on how social media impacts the news and why we should care.

Join us for dinner and a conversation in the WJC Teen Lounge. Dinner from 6:00-6:30pm, discussion from 6:45-8:00pm

Mask Policy

Indoors: Consistent with current CDC guidance, all persons age two and above must wear masks at all times while inside the building, regardless of vaccination status. Exceptions include presenters from the Bimah during religious services (including prayer leaders, speakers, and Torah readers) and while seated and eating.

In Outdoor Tent Spaces and on Synagogue Grounds: Masks may be required for large gatherings in outdoor tents as determined by synagogue leadership. At other times, fully vaccinated persons need not wear masks outdoors, although we ask that everyone be mindful of the sensitivities of those around them. All unvaccinated persons age two and above must wear masks outdoors when they are within six feet of others, except when seated and eating Kiddush with their families or pods.

Vaccination Policy

Individuals ages 12 and above: For the safety and comfort of the congregation, all eligible persons ages 12 and above must be fully vaccinated to attend religious services, programs, or other WJC activities in the building. We reserve the right to request proof of vaccination at our discretion.

Those who are not fully vaccinated may attend outdoor programming in accordance with the masking policy set forth above. We will continue to provide access to our services and many of our programs virtually through Zoom and/or live stream.

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