In Person Shabbat Attendance

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Ki Mi’tziyon Teitzei Torah – Teachings Direct from Israel

Four Sundays, 11am – 12:30pm, November 21, 28, December 5, 12
All are welcome to join us for this free 4-part series of lectures generously offered by our friends and expert educators from Keshet Educational Journeys. Keshet has guided us on all of our Israel tours, and since we cannot come to them just yet, they have offered to come to us, via Zoom.

Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan

Thursdays at 1pm ET
Each week we highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crises. WATCH THE MOST RECENT CLASS HERE.

A Jewish Book Club! with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

Tuesdays, 1-2:15pm
The book group will next meet on November 16. Our book will be Unthinkable Dreams: The Year that Mom Died and the Towers Fell by Yeshaya Douglas Ballon. Please join us!

Commentary on the Weekly Torah Portion from Rabbi Jonathan’s Book, “Turn It and Turn It.”

Mikeitz | Sparks of Light in a Broken World — In Memory of Leonard Cohen
We lost a sage of our era with Leonard Cohen’s passing. His absence prompted me, as it has so many others, to revisit his words and to absorb his unflinching wisdom. Leonard Cohen was a prophet of brokenness, a seeker of the light who did not ignore the inherent frailties and folly of the human condition.

“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.

8 Nights of Chanukah at the WJC!

Every evening at 6:30pm ET
Join us on Zoom every evening at 6:30pm ET to light our menorahs together, accompanied by song, conversation, and some teachings and stories too. Other events are also scheduled.

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
  • December 2, 2021  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Parshat Hashavua: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion 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.

  • December 2, 2021  6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Eight Nights of Chanukah with the WJC!

    We can't have a big Chanukah party this year, but we can still enjoy this sweet holiday together! Join Rabbi Jonathan and all of us with your menorah and candles every night at 6:30pm. We will light our candles together, sing some songs, and hear a story or teaching. Invite your family and friends, let's enjoy each other's company in the light of the candles.

    Register for Zoom link here. 

  • December 3, 2021  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Eight Nights of Chanukah with the WJC! IN PERSON and on ZOOM

    We can't have a big Chanukah party this year, but we can still enjoy this sweet holiday together! Join Rabbi Jonathan and all of us with your menorah and candles every night at 6:30pm. We will light our candles together, sing some songs, and hear a story or teaching. Invite your family and friends, let's enjoy each other's company in the light of the candles.

    Register for Zoom link here. 

  • December 3, 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Multi-Access Shabbat Service - In Person and Online! Welcoming New Members

    As our building finally reopens, we are excited to be able to host in-person service once again. While all of our Shabbat services will continue to be available via Zoom, one Shabbat service a week will also be in-person. Welcome back!

    To attend in person, all participants will need to upload their proof of vaccination and pre-register (as numbers will be limited.) Mask-wearing is required at all times while in the synagogue building. celebrate Shabbat together when we are physically apart. The results so far are fabulous.
    Join us at this link

  • December 4, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Online Shabbat Service - B-Mitzvah of Ayla Kupferberg

    This morning Ayla Kupferberg will be called up to the Torah. Her extended family will be in attendance in person, but we do not have space, unfortunately, for other worshippers, so all others will be able to join in via zoom.

    To attend in person, all participants will need to upload their proof of vaccination and pre-register (as numbers will be limited.) Mask-wearing is required at all times while in the synagogue building.

    Join us at this link

  • December 4, 2021  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    WJC Chanukah Party, Outdoors and In Person!

    Our Holiday Committee is organizing an outdoor, in person celebration for all of us. Rabbi Jonathan will lead a Havdalah ceremony as we exit Shabbat, and then we will light our menorahs and celebrate together. No reservations required, but dress warm!

  • December 4, 2021  6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Eight Nights of Chanukah with the WJC!

    We can't have a big Chanukah party this year, but we can still enjoy this sweet holiday together! Join Rabbi Jonathan and all of us with your menorah and candles every night at 6:30pm. We will light our candles together, sing some songs, and hear a story or teaching. Invite your family and friends, let's enjoy each other's company in the light of the candles.

    Register for Zoom link here. 

  • December 5, 2021  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Ki Mi'tziyon Teitzei Torah | Teachings Direct from Israel, Part 3: Yiddishkeit in the Israeli Music Scene with Kayla Ship

    Join Keshet Israel Educator and wonderful guide Kayla Ship for a "non-exhaustive, non-methodological, partial survey of Israeli songs" highlighting the recent trends of spirituality and cultural diversity in Israeli mainstream music. We'll listen to songs, with English translation of lyrics, to see how the lines between secular & religious music are being blurred and how Israeli society is embracing its various ethnic roots.

    Click HERE for more information and to receive Zoom access link.

    Join us for this free series of adult learning teachings with our expert tour guides and educators - and our friends - from Keshet Educational Journeys in Israel.  https://www.keshetisrael.co.il

  • December 5, 2021  4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    WJC Chanukah Party BAD WEATHER MAKEUP DATE
  • December 5, 2021  6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Eight Nights of Chanukah with the WJC!

    We can't have a big Chanukah party this year, but we can still enjoy this sweet holiday together! Join Rabbi Jonathan and all of us with your menorah and candles every night at 6:30pm. We will light our candles together, sing some songs, and hear a story or teaching. Invite your family and friends, let's enjoy each other's company in the light of the candles.

    Register for Zoom link here. 

  • December 6, 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.)

  • December 6, 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.

  • December 6, 2021  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    WJC Women's Group
  • December 7, 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. Carol creates an inviting atmosphere for newcomers and veteran actors alike.This adult learning 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

  • December 9, 2021  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Parshat Hashavua: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion 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.

  • December 10, 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Online Friday Evening Shabbat Service

    Description:

    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. Join us at this link

  • December 11, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Multi-access Shabbat Service - In Person and Online!

    As our building finally reopens, we are excited to be able to host in-person service once again. While all of our Shabbat services will continue to be available via Zoom, one Shabbat service a week will also be in-person. Welcome back!

    To attend in person, all participants will need to upload their proof of vaccination and pre-register (as numbers will be limited.) Mask-wearing is required at all times while in the synagogue building.

    Join us at this link

  • December 12, 2021  11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Ki Mi'tziyon Teitzei Torah | Teachings Direct from Israel, Part 4: From Isaiah to Jeremiah: How Jerusalem Became So Important to the Jewish People with Daniel Ehrlich

    Step back with Daniel Ehrlich, Keshet's Educational Director, 2,500 - 3,000 years  to the days of King David and the First Temple. This is a 45 - 60 minute learning session combining pre-recorded video guiding in the Old City of Jerusalem, music, Powerpoint with maps, texts and timelines with live narration and teaching followed by Q&A.

    Click HERE for more information and to receive Zoom access link.

    Join us for this free series of adult learning teachings with our expert tour guides and educators - and our friends - from Keshet Educational Journeys in Israel.  https://www.keshetisrael.co.il

  • December 13, 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.)

  • December 13, 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.