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High Holiday To-Dos

The High Holidays Task Force is busy planning day-of details—seating assignments, greeters, ushers, honors, and more. Their goal is to inform congregants of their seat assignments the week of September 12. In the meantime, here are a few ways you can get ready for the High Holiday season:

  1. Make your Kol Nidre Pledge to WJC. As our 2022 High Holiday theme “Replenishing Our Souls” implies, it has been an arduous few years and we can use all the spiritual strength we can muster as we move forward. There are a number of effective ways to replenish our spirit on the High Holidays. One meaningful way is to share our material blessings by making a Kol Nidre pledge to WJC. Visit wjcenter.org/KolNidrePledge2022 to make your pledge online or call the office and one of the staff will be glad to help you with your pledge.
  2. Consider participating with SOJAC. The Social Justice Action Committee offers opportunities for WJC families to carry out mitzvot within the WJC community, the broader Larchmont/Mamaroneck community, and throughout the world. Visit wjcenter.org/MitzvahPledge2022 to sign up online.
  3. Get involved with WJC. Congregational involvement in a wide range of committees, groups, and programs has always defined WJC and continues to set it apart. Getting involved is a great way to connect with other WJC members, have an impact on WJC programming and policies, and recharge the soul! Visit wjcenter.org/Participation2022 to sign up online.*
  4. Send in your submission for the Yizkor Booklet. Although the deadline has passed, anyone who would still like to make a submission to the Yizkor booklet should email Kim ASAP.
  5. Save the date. WJC is offering a wide variety of programs and events to prepare the whole family for the High Holidays. Check out a few listed below!
  6. Shop for the Yom Kippur Food Drive. Please share the breakfast you will miss as we fast on Yom Kippur—donate cereal and shelf-stable milk to HOPE Community Services. Drop your donations in the bins outside the coat room and main office from September 19 through October 19.
  7. Check your mailbox. This year’s High Holiday Programming Guide will be arriving soon, tucked into the next exciting issue of WJC Voices.

Upcoming Events

Build-A-Blessing Workshop for Thursdays: September 15 and 22, at 7:30pm 
Join Rabbi Arnowitz for a two-session workshop to explore the role of blessing in our faith. Zoom 

Torah Talk with Rabbi Arnowitz Saturdays: September 17 and 24, at 8:30am 
“Focusing our Attention and Intention.” Sessions range through the topics of teshuva, the High Holiday liturgy, and the blessings reserved for this season. WJC Library 

Selichot 
Saturday, September 17, at 8:30pm 
Enter the season with prayer and music with this multi-congregational event. LEARN MORE
Shaare Tikvah in Scarsdale 

A Mindfulness Walk in Preparation for the New Year
Sunday, September 18, at 10:00am 
Join Sisterhood for a spiritual walk in the woods for a mindful experience to celebrate the new year. To register for this free event, please e-mail thewjcsisterhood@gmail.com by September 15.

Shofar Factory for K–2nd grade 
Sunday, September 18, at 12:00pm 
WJC children are invited to join together for lunch and a shofar factory. RSVP NOW $18 per child 

Yom Kippur Food Drive 
September 19 to October 19
Donate cereal and shelf-stable milk to HOPE Community Services. Drop your donations in bins outside the coat room and main office.

Beekeeping with WJC Teens 
Tuesday, September 20, at 6:00pm 
Join WJC teens for a special pre-Rosh Hashanah bee-keeping event, complete with local apples and honey. LEARN MORE Youth Lounge 

An Exploration of “Al Chet”
Saturday, September 24, after Kiddush 
In this exploration, Cantor Goldberg will dig deep into many of the sins on this long list and learn about their meaning. Beit Midrash

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