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Fridays at 7:30pm; Saturdays at 10am
Please join us as we gather online to share and welcome Shabbat together.

Announcing our Woodstock Jewish Congregation “Virtual Shul”!

Daily from 1pm-2:15pm ET
When you join in, just imagine that you are walking into our building, and seeing your community.

Spiritual Support Team

We are so pleased to be able to offer an experienced clergy team at the WJC, offering our presence and our compassionate listening hearts.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

With new information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) emerging by the hour, you will find all of our latest updates here, including health and safety protocols and potential changes to programs and services.

Calendar

Upcoming Events
  • March 30, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Cancelled: Club Mah Jongg
  • March 30, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Sharing Our (Best) Selves with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Sharing Our (Best) Selves
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Gather with Rabbi Jonathan for an hour of personal sharing. We will listen to each other tell about our experience of life at this moment. But you will also be invited to bring a poem, a song, a reading or an insight that is sustaining and inspiring you right now, so that we can share that inspiration together.   
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • March 31, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Preparing for Passover with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Adult Learning: Preparing for Passover
    with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Many people will be participating in virtual seders this year, and some people might find themselves leading a seder for perhaps the first time. In this class we will discuss both the basics of the Passover seder and also some of the deeper meanings of this most essential Jewish holiday.
    (This class will meet Tuesday March 31, April 7 and April 14.)
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • March 31, 2020  4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cancelled: Family School
  • April 1, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cancelled: Chane's Yiddish Vinkl
    social hall

    Adult learning. LEARN MORE

  • April 1, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition
    with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Let us look at the roots of our Tradition and the riches of Hassidism and explore its branches that are available as spiritual tools for our time. This is a workshop for spiritual seekers and “God-wrestlers” looking to reconnect with themselves and God. 
     
    Through the lens of the Neo-Hassidic tradition we will uncover the legacy of its gifts and examine how they speak to us today and how we can find new meanings in these ancient roots and use their practices in our daily lives: 
     
    a) Hassidism and Neo-Hassidism
    b) Connecting with God 
    c) Touches of Intimacy
    d) The Anxiety of Ethics and the Presence of God
    e) Building the Shekhina: Re-enchantment and Redemption of the Natural world
    f) Finding the Holy in the mundane
    g) Cultivating Equanimity
    h) The Flow of Good
    i) Quietism and Contemplation
    j) Storytelling and Healing
     
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 1, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Cancelled: Birth Your Next Creation and Repair the World

    Adult Learning: Birth Your Next Creation and Repair the World 
    A Two-Part introduction to the Fertile Heart Birthing Practice
    Wednesday March 25 and Wednesday April 1st, 7pm – 8:30pm
    “…every little deed counts, every word has power, and we can, each of us, do our share to redeem the world…”Abraham Joshua Heschel
    The longing to use our gifts and make a contribution that serves the greater good, springs from the deepest, most truthful place within us. Whether one yearns to birth a baby, a book, a relationship, a healthier body or a peaceful world, the process remains the same: conception, gestation, labor, surrender to the Creative Force and finally birth. A conscious birthing is always a time of growth and healing for the individual and the community.
    Through experiential processes we will:
    place our creation into a context of Tikkun Olam
    understand Bereshit as a blue print of the creative process
    introduce the concepts of the Fertile Heart Practice
    recognize the “Catch 22” of longing to create
    enhance our ability to receive trustworthy inner guidance
    experience creation as a conscious revelatory process
    Julia Indichova is the author of Inconceivable and The Fertile Female. The Fertile Heart Practice emerged through her personal experience with infertility and her consequent counselling work. With the Birth Your Next Creation workshop she is applying the tools of the Fertile Heart Practice to other creative projects. Julia’s work has been featured on NPR’s 51%, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Discovery Health, Tablet Magazine, Huffington Post and more. After 9/11 she initiated the 9/11 Bowing Project documented in One-Heart Revolution.
    There is no charge for WJC members. Please contact Julia to sign up.
     Note: For resources related to biological pregnancy or to birthing a family, please visit FertileHeart.com. We will not be focusing on those topics in these two sessions. 
    Feel free to contact Julia with any questions at Julia@fertileheart.com.

  • April 2, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: 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 we will highlight passages and interpretations from the weekly parashah that give us insight and strength to navigate the current crisis.
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 2, 2020  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Cancelled: Men's Group
  • April 3, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Bible Meditations for Hard Times with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Bible Meditations for Hard Times
    with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Judaism says that God—whatever we mean by that Mystery—speaks to us through the Torah. In this group, we will be returning to the ancient tradition of meditating on the weekly reading of Torah to bring its words into ourselves emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is to soften our hearts and open our souls for comfort, support, and guidance in this very difficult time.
    Gail Albert Ph.D. is a psychologist and long-time teacher of Jewish meditation practices. She is the author of the Torah commentary “Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul: Directions to the Garden Within.”
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 3, 2020  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    (Online) Friday Evening Shabbat Service (Summer Hours)

    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

  • April 4, 2020  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

  • April 6, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Cancelled: Club Mah Jongg
  • April 6, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Sharing Our (Best) Selves with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Adult Learning: Sharing Our (Best) Selves
    with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler

    Gather with Rabbi Jonathan for an hour of personal sharing. We will listen to each other tell about our experience of life at this moment. But you will also be invited to bring a poem, a song, a reading or an insight that is sustaining and inspiring you right now, so that we can share that inspiration together.   
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 6, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    CANCELED: Women's Group
  • April 7, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Preparing for Passover with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Adult Learning: Preparing for Passover
    with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

    Many people will be participating in virtual seders this year, and some people might find themselves leading a seder for perhaps the first time. In this class we will discuss both the basics of the Passover seder and also some of the deeper meanings of this most essential Jewish holiday.
    (This class will meet Tuesday March 31, April 7 and April 14.)
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 8, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cancelled: Chane's Yiddish Vinkl
    social hall

    Adult learning. LEARN MORE

  • April 8, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Spiritual Tools from Our Tradition
    with Rabbi Pauline Tamari Ph.D.

    Let us look at the roots of our Tradition and the riches of Hassidism and explore its branches that are available as spiritual tools for our time. This is a workshop for spiritual seekers and “God-wrestlers” looking to reconnect with themselves and God. 
     
    Through the lens of the Neo-Hassidic tradition we will uncover the legacy of its gifts and examine how they speak to us today and how we can find new meanings in these ancient roots and use their practices in our daily lives: 
     
    a) Hassidism and Neo-Hassidism
    b) Connecting with God 
    c) Touches of Intimacy
    d) The Anxiety of Ethics and the Presence of God
    e) Building the Shekhina: Re-enchantment and Redemption of the Natural world
    f) Finding the Holy in the mundane
    g) Cultivating Equanimity
    h) The Flow of Good
    i) Quietism and Contemplation
    j) Storytelling and Healing
     
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 9, 2020
    HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSED-1st Day of Passover
  • April 9, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    No DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE Today

    There will not be a class today.

  • April 9, 2020  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    VIRTUAL COMMUNITY SEDER

    ANNOUNCING THE FIRST EVER (AND HOPEFULLY ONLY!) 
    WOODSTOCK JEWISH CONGREGATION 
    VIRTUAL COMMUNITY SEDER

    It would be a mind-bending irony if the current plague caused us to cancel Passover, so we are not going to let that happen!

    Join Rabbi Jonathan in our “virtual shul” online as we gather together, each in our own homes, for a meaningful and engaging community seder. Open to all, no pre-registration required.
     
    We will each prepare the ritual Passover foods in our own homes - seder plates, matzah, haroset, salty water, greens, etc. We will distribute a Haggadah that you can download, but that will also be viewable on your screen. We will converse and discuss using online tools that require no special computer skills, and Rabbi Jonathan will lead us through this most essential and joyous Jewish ritual.
     
    All the details are coming soon, look for them in your email and at www.wjcshul.org.

  • April 10, 2020
    HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSED-2nd Day of Passover
  • April 10, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    DAILY JEWISH SPIRITUAL PRACTICE AT THE WJC: Bible Meditations for Hard Times with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Adult Learning: Bible Meditations for Hard Times
    with Gail Albert Ph.D.

    Judaism says that God—whatever we mean by that Mystery—speaks to us through the Torah. In this group, we will be returning to the ancient tradition of meditating on the weekly reading of Torah to bring its words into ourselves emotionally and spiritually. Our aim is to soften our hearts and open our souls for comfort, support, and guidance in this very difficult time.
    Gail Albert Ph.D. is a psychologist and long-time teacher of Jewish meditation practices. She is the author of the Torah commentary “Mending the Heart, Tending the Soul: Directions to the Garden Within.”
    Join us by clicking here.  

  • April 10, 2020  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    No Friday Evening Shabbat Service During Passover
  • April 11, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    No Shabbat Service During Passover


 

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