Passover Happenings at the WJC:

Seats are still available! RSVP now for our Second Night Seder. Reservations required; Call (845) 679-2218 or email  Click here for more info.

Click here to read about all of our Passover programming.

Latest News

  • Reserve your place at our Second Night Passover Seder! Seats are now being offered on a first come, first served basis. Click here for more information.
  • Support the Family School by ordering a copy of our yearbook, The Pomegranate!
  • 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.
  • In the Voice of Our Mothers will highlight the women of the story of Passover, and participants will compose a new Haggadah that will debut at the WJC's own Second Night Seder. Join us on March 22nd and 29th. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Click here for more information.
  • Spiritual Preparation for Passover, led by Rabbi Jonathan and Rabbi Aura, is a two-class evening series that begins on Tuesday, March 24.
  • The Omer Journey, led by Karen Levine, will be an eight-week study of the spiritual journey from Mitzrayim to Sinai. The class begins on Tuesday, March 24.

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 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.


Rabbi Aura Ahuvia