Virtual Services for the Week of May 18

Tuesdays at 9:45am
Torah Talk with Rabbi Arnowitz

A deep dive into the weekly Torah portion Bemidbar. This week’s theme: “Individuals Matter—Radical Jewish Ideas We Take for Granted,” but what does ‘liberty’ actually mean?
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NEW TIME THIS WEEK! Wednesday at 7:45-9:00pm

Rabbi Segelman’s “Saturday Morning Torah” on Wednesday Night
Rabbi Segelman’s topic will be Makom Kavuah – “Praying in the Right Place and Other Thoughts on Making Prayer Mean Something.”
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Prayer Services and Opportunities to say Kaddish

Weekdays and Sundays, 8:00am

Please note: The minyan will be led by one of our clergy, and it is not the same as saying kaddish with a physical minyan. When this crisis passes, we will return to the requirement of a minyan with ten people physically in attendance together to make a minyan.
On Tuesday and Thursday Rabbi Segelman will teach his regular after-minyan study session for 30-45 minutes. Just stay on the Zoom after the service to participate
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Sunday-Thursday, 7:00pm
WJC Evening Community Time

There was such an overwhelming appreciation for being together Friday and Saturday evenings that we are adding a regular evening gathering. It’s a 15-20 minute opportunity to be together with our community and clergy for a song, prayer, story or meditation. Appropriate for all ages.
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Upcoming Events

PJ Library Story Time
May 19 at 4:00pm

PJ Library is celebrating grandparents! Children along with a grown-up are invited to join us online for fun with Eileen Fortuna, PJ Library Story Teller.
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All are welcome so invite your family members that may live in other areas! Questions? Contact Aleza Kulp.

Shabbat ShaJam with Tkiya
May 21 at 4:00pm

Grandparents, parents, and our little ones are invited to join Carla from Tkiya to sing and dance along with friends from WJC! When a grownup signs on at the beginning of the session, please type your child’s name in the chat box so we can personally welcome each child to our PJ Library ShaJam get together! If you have any materials at home that will allow your family to better participate in music (scarves, shakers, etc) it will be great to have those on hand

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Questions? Contact Aleza Kulp.


You’re Invited to Celebrate
May 21 at 11:00am

Cantor Ethan Goldberg will receive his MA in Jewish Educational Leadership from JTS in a ceremony Thursday, May 21 at 11:00am. Hazzan Shoshi Levin Goldberg and will be ordained as a Rabbi at 1:30 pm. Both ceremonies can be seen at this link:


Community Memorial Day Event
May 21 at 8:00pm

As such, I hope you will join us at our Community Memorial Day Event Thursday night at 8:00pm. The keynote speaker, Adm. (ret.) Herm Shelanski is a friend and member of my former congregation in Norfolk. He was the highest-ranking Jew in the US military. He is a wonderful person and an inspiring speaker who served with honor. It promises to be a meaningful and important evening.

Zoom Meeting Id: 941 7515 8316 

Password: 184818


“Let’s Challah”
May 22 at 2:00pm

Join Tami Arnowitz to make challah dough together. You can follow along with her as she makes her favorite recipe (click here) or make your own favorite recipe. It’s an opportunity to be together while preparing the delicious challah that will feed our bodies and our neshamot (souls) for Shabbat. If you need yeast (we know it’s hard to find), we have some to share, please reach out to
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Torah for Tots
May 22 at 4:30pm

Little ones along with their grown-up are invited to join our Torah for Tots leader, Jill Rivel for an age-appropriate pre-Shabbat experience. Together we will sing songs, read a special story, and welcome Shabbat together.

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When signing onto Zoom please have your device labeled with our child’s name.


Youth Services
May 22 at 4:30pm

Join us for a Zoomy Shabbat experience! We invite WJC kids Pre-B’nei Mitzvah age to join us for our pre-Shabbat service led by our Religious School teacher and Shabbat leader, Julie BenAvram. 
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NEW DATES & TIME! May 26, June 2, and June 9 at 7:45pm
“Is God Listening?” Exploring Prayer today through the Prayers of the Bible

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Our partnership with the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem continues at a new time with teaching presented by another of the CY’s most popular teachers, Bex Stern Rosenblatt (check out her bio here).

The destruction of the Temple and exile from Jerusalem in 586 BCE fundamentally changed our way of conceptualizing God. In the aftermath of the destruction, two modes of prayer battled for dominance as the correct way to restore the community, heal the rift with God, and bring a sense of normalcy back. In this course, we will examine both penitential prayer and lament as modes of prayer, diving deeply into Psalms 88, Ezra 9, and Lamentations 3. As we read these poems of destruction, we will look for what resonates with us as the inheritors of both traditions of prayer. 


Anti-Semitism/Anti-Zionism on College Campuses Panel
May 27 at 8:00pm

Our speakers will include Mark Banschick from Alums for Campus Fairness, Rena Nasar from Stand with Us, and Rachel Klein from Hillel, along with a few college students from the WJC community.
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Tikkun Leyl (Erev) Shavuot
May 27 at 8:00pm

On the first night of Shavuot it is customary to stay up all night learning Torah. This year, since we cannot be physically together learning on the actual first night of Shavuot, we will have our Tikkun early. CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE

WJC Trivia Night
May 31 at 7:45pm

A fun evening for adults and family members to their general trivia knowledge through a fun, team-oriented competition. There will be questions of all ability on a variety of subjects (with some Jewish trivia thrown in), including some questions geared towards younger family members. 

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