The WJC Family School is returning this Fall!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:00 pm ET
After much planning and many considerations, we are thrilled to announce that registration is open for the WJC Family School, Fall 2021! Please follow this link to register!

2021 Document Collection

We are asking that all congregants who wish to attend High Holy Days in person submit documentation of their vaccination status. Either a photo of your vaccination card or a screenshot of the NY State Excelsior Pass will be accepted. We are asking to collect vaccination documentation now, so that registration is less complicated later ... Read more

Commentary on the Weekly Torah Portion from Rabbi Jonathan’s Recent Book

Eikev | עקב Gratitude
As some of you may know, those three Hebrew words — V’akhalta v’savata u’veirakhta — comprise the proof text for the בִּרְכָּת הַמָזוֹן Birkat Ha’mazon, known in English as the “Grace After Meals.” Birkat Ha’mazon is a very long series of blessings of gratitude that are meant to be recited — and are often sung boisterously — after every meal.

“A Shtickle Toyrah” (a bit of Torah)

Mondays at 9–9:15am ET
Start the week off with a taste of the weekly Torah portion.

A Jewish Book Club! with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

Tuesdays, 1-2:15pm
Resumes on July 13 with The Book of V by Anna Solomon.

Breathing, Awareness and Joy

Weekly, Tuesdays at 7pm, except for the second Tuesday of each month
The workshop will include Carol's unique experiential exercises, the performance of short monologues and scenes, and processes designed to be fun, expansive and instructive about the art of acting...and living.

Calendar

Upcoming Events
  • August 2, 2021  9:00 am - 9:15 am
    "A Shtickle Toyrah" (a bit of Torah)

    The teaching may be about the Torah portion we'll chant on the upcoming Shabbat, or about the haftorah (reading from the prophets) assigned to the portion, or about the wide expanse of Jewish wisdom from ancient and modern commentaries and authors. Anyone who has a favorite portion of Torah, or is interested in learning and then teaching, is invited to contact Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser.
    Register to receive Zoom link.

    (An adult learning offering.)

  • August 2, 2021  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Witnessing for One Another with Rev. Blaze Ardman

    Join us for this hour when people can come together to speak their stories, stories from their lives, past or current, to be witnessed and heard.

  • August 2, 2021  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    WJC Women's Group
  • August 3, 2021  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Breathing, Awareness & Joy

    Breathing, Awareness and Joy is veteran acting teacher Carol Fox Prescott’s brilliant and inspiring process of performance instruction, which we have the good fortune to experience online via zoom. Carol creates an inviting atmosphere for newcomers and veteran actors alike. Her goal is to help us enhance our own experience of joy in everyday life and in interaction with others, learning to open ourselves to our own expressive abilities. The workshop will include Carol’s unique experiential exercises, the performance of short monologues and scenes, and processes designed to be fun, expansive and instructive about the art of acting…and living.

    Weekly, Tuesdays at 7pm, except for the second Tuesday of each month

    More info and registration here

  • August 6, 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Friday Evening Shabbat Service OUTDOORS IN-PERSON and ONLINE

    We are thrilled to resume in-person Friday evening services during these long summer evenings! We meet outdoors behind the synagogue, and the service is simultaneously streamed on Zoom, so you can welcome Shabbat with our community both in-person and online.

    If the weather is lousy, the in-person option will be canceled. We will inform you about weather-related cancellations via email on Friday afternoon.

    Join us at this link

  • August 7, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    (Online) Shabbat Service

    Join Rabbi Jonathan and our far-flung community for our joyous and uplifting Shabbat services. Invite your friends and relatives to join in as well. We are in the process of discovering and developing how to celebrate Shabbat together when we are physically apart. The results so far are fabulous.
    Join us at this link

  • August 8, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Women's Rosh Chodesh Group
  • August 9, 2021  9:00 am - 9:15 am
    "A Shtickle Toyrah" (a bit of Torah)

    The teaching may be about the Torah portion we'll chant on the upcoming Shabbat, or about the haftorah (reading from the prophets) assigned to the portion, or about the wide expanse of Jewish wisdom from ancient and modern commentaries and authors. Anyone who has a favorite portion of Torah, or is interested in learning and then teaching, is invited to contact Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser.
    Register to receive Zoom link.

    (An adult learning offering.)

  • August 9, 2021  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Witnessing for One Another with Rev. Blaze Ardman

    Join us for this hour when people can come together to speak their stories, stories from their lives, past or current, to be witnessed and heard.

  • August 12, 2021  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Spiritual Preparation for the High Holy Days with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    When we study Torah we use it as a mirror, reflecting on our own lives and circumstances. Each week, in this adult learning class, we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crises.

    Register to receive Zoom link: https://www.wjcshul.org/virtual-shul/

    We will conclude each session with a healing prayer and an opportunity to recite the Mourner's Kaddish.

  • August 13, 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Friday Evening Shabbat Service OUTDOORS IN-PERSON and ONLINE

    We are thrilled to resume in-person Friday evening services during these long summer evenings! We meet outdoors behind the synagogue, and the service is simultaneously streamed on Zoom, so you can welcome Shabbat with our community both in-person and online.

    If the weather is lousy, the in-person option will be canceled. We will inform you about weather-related cancellations via email on Friday afternoon.

    Join us at this link

  • August 14, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    (Online) Shabbat Service

    Join Rabbi Jonathan and our far-flung community for our joyous and uplifting Shabbat services. Invite your friends and relatives to join in as well. We are in the process of discovering and developing how to celebrate Shabbat together when we are physically apart. The results so far are fabulous.
    Join us at this link