Last Call! Register now for LSI's "Healing the Jewish Self"

Weekend Retreat (Friday, April 24–Sunday, April 26)

Register now to join Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and Rabbi Miriam Margles for a one-of-a-kind experience at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation. The deadline is this Friday, April 17!

Latest News

  • Legacy Giving: "Just as my ancestors planted for me, so I will plant for those who come after me."
  • Our 2014-15 Membership Directory, the Book of Numbers, is now available for sale in the WJC office for $3.
  • The Tikkun Olam Task Force is hard at work. Read about their work feeding the hungry and fighting racial injustice.
Lev Shalem Institute News – To view the full LSI calendar, click here.
  • The Omer Journey, led by Karen Levine (Tuesdays, 4–6 pm), is an eight-week study of the spiritual journey from Mitzrayim to Sinai. The class began on March 24.
  • In Refining Our Attributes through the Wisdom of the Sages, led by Rabbi Jonathan (Tuesdays 6:30–8 pm, starting April 12), partipants will support one another in the holy work of Tikkun Middot, identifying and developing the qualities that each of us needs in order to take our next steps up the “holy mountain” of our lives.
  • Rabbi Jonathan's ever-popular Jewish Texts that Illuminate Our Lives begins its Spring series on April 16 and will continue for eight Tuesdays from 4:30–6 pm.
  • Our first Spring retreat will be Healing the Jewish Self (back by popular demand!), April 24–26.

Welcome from Rabbi Aura

Rabbi Aura Ahuvia

Shalom. Welcome to the WJC website! As the still-somewhat-newish rabbi of WJC, I’m still meeting many of you for the first time. I would like to thank all of you, for welcoming me so sweetly and openly during my first few months. The Meet-the-Rabbi gatherings have begun, and are a fantastic way to not just meet me, but also to get to know each other in a deeper way. If you haven’t yet contacted meettherabbi@wjcshul.org to either host or attend, I hope you’ll do so now. Meet the Rabbi gatherings will be taking place through this winter and spring, and probably well into the summer as well!

One of the honors bestowed on new clergy to the Woodstock area is to offer the teaching for the annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service. Here are the remarks that I made at this year’s service. I wish you all blessings of food, friendship and family.

L'shalom,

Rabbi Aura Ahuvia