Today is December 8, 2021 /

Shabbat Shalom ~ Parshat Vayishlach

Dear WJC Family,

Something light for dark times:

I have a little dreidel, made by good old Playtex;
No gloves required to spin it, because it’s made of latex.

Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel….

I have a little dreidel, made from a cotton swab;
As long as it says negative, I’ll dance with my heartthrob.

Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel….

I have a little dreidel, I made it out of masks;
I took it off to spin it, teacher stopped me in my tracks.

Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel….

I had a little dreidel, and then I went on Zoom;
I forgot to turn the camera off, say hi to my bathroom.

Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel….

I have a little dreidel, some latkes and some gelt;
But for Hanukah 2020, I’ll have to party by myself!

But worry not! As long as you are with your WJC family you will not have to celebrate Hanukkah (the first candle is Thursday night) alone—please check out our “Connected by the Light” programming. There is something special for every day and every person, community candle lighting with different members of the WJC family each night at the 7:00pm service and a big outdoor hanukiah lighting on Sunday evening at the shul. We are really excited to share this holiday in new ways, so take a look at the catalogue and decide where and when you might join us!

Before Hanukkah, this Shabbat we will read Parshat Vayishlach. We will start with Kabbalat Shabbat Friday afternoon, joining again with Temple Israel Center. We will have the pleasure of hearing Cantor Ethan and Rabbi Shoshie, as well as kavanot (inspiring introductions to songs) by Rabbi Tucker and Rabbi Dalton. See the timing for Mincha and Kabbalat Shabbat below.

Then we are trying something new for Shabbat morning since we are without a minyan. The biggest change is that our learning will be part of our regular service. The new Saturday morning schedule will start at 9:15am with the P’dZ (Preliminary) and Shacharit (morning) services, at 10:00am we will read a small passage from the Torah scroll and then all three clergy will share a short teaching on the passage (Jacob wrestling the angel and earning the name Yisrael)—a taster’s platter of interpretation, if you will. After that we will continue with an out loud, private musaf amidah and the conclusion of the service.

Finally we will conclude Shabbat with havdalah at 5:30pm.

See you online,

 

 

 

Shabbat Services

Kabbalat Shabbat Zoom Service
Friday Mincha at 3:15pm and Kabbalat Shabbat at 3:25pm
This week, Temple Israel Center and Westchester Jewish Center join together for a combined Kabbalat Shabbat service, featuring rabbis and cantors from both synagogues.
Join us: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/103643770
Passcode: TIC5780

P’dZ (Preliminary) and Shacharit (morning) services
Saturday at 9:15am
Join us: www.wjcenter.org/wjclive

Saturday Morning Service Live Stream
Saturday at 10:00am
We read a small passage from the Torah scroll followed by a short teaching on the passage (Jacob wrestling the angel and earning the name Yisrael) with Rabbi Arnowitz, Rabbi Dalton, and Cantor Goldberg. We will continue with an out loud, private musaf amidah and the conclusion of the service.
Join us via our new live steaming service: http://www.wjcenter.org/wjclive/

Download Rabbi Arnowitz’s source sheet.

Download Cantor Goldberg’s source sheet.

Havdalah with the WJC Clergy
Saturday at 5:30pm
Join us as we say goodbye to the quiet of Shabbat with the beautiful symbols and music of havdalah!
Join us via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/335351155

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