A Rabbi and a Priest Study the Gospels

Final class: January 30.
with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and the Reverend Matthew Wright

Movies with Spirit

Saturday, January 25, 7–10:00 pm
This year, in honor of Martin Luther King weekend, we are screening the new documentary "King in the Wilderness", which focuses on the final 18 months of Dr. King's life.

Jewish Values in Troubled Times

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Brunch and Presentation by Rabbi Jonathan

Home Energy Plan for the 21st Century

Monday, January 27, 2020, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Film and Discussion Series

Galilee Dreamers Visit Woodstock

Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1
We will welcome the Galilee Dreamers, our guests from Israel, who will join us for services and kiddush.

Calendar

Upcoming Events
  • January 22, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Chane's Yiddish Vinkl with Noami Halpern at Golden Hill
    Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 99 Golden Hill Dr, Kingston, NY 12401, USA

    Adult learning

  • January 23, 2020  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Men's Group
  • January 24, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Friday Evening Shabbat Service (Winter Hours)
  • January 25, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Shabbat Service

    Please join us for Shabbat Services this Saturday morning to honor Rabbi Pauline Tamari. During the Torah service Rabbi Pauline will be called to the bimah for an aliyah in honor of her ordination.

  • January 25, 2020  12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    B'nai Mitzvah Class
  • January 25, 2020  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Movies with Spirit: "King in the Wilderness"

    We are pleased to once again host the film series Movies with Spirit. This year, in honor of Martin Luther King weekend, we are screening the new documentary "King in the Wilderness", which focuses on the final 18 months of Dr. King's life. Donations are welcome. Discussion led by Rabbi Jonathan and refreshments will follow the screening.

  • January 26, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Women's Rosh Chodesh Group SHEVAT
  • January 26, 2020  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Brunch and Presentation by Rabbi Jonathan: "Jewish Values in Troubled Times"

    We are pleased to present one of our occasional series of brunches sponsored by the WJC Membership Committee. Rabbi Jonathan will speak about "Jewish Values in Troubled Times." How are Jews to respond when an administration supports Israel as vigorously as the current one does, yet is cruel and immoral in so many other dealings? The prime Jewish value of supporting Israel appears to be in conflict with other key Jewish values such as supporting justice, fairness and kindness. Discussion will follow the presentation.

    All are welcome! Please bring a veggie/dairy dish to share if you are able, and enjoy the food provided by the WJC Membership Committee, our event organizers. Monetary donations are also welcome.

  • January 27, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Club Mah Jongg
  • January 27, 2020  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Film and Discussion Series: Home Energy Plan for the 21st Century

    Retrofitting Your Home to Combat Climate Change

    Home Energy Plan for the 21st Century

    Come to the First of the 2020 Upbeat Film and Discussion Series: Re-Building Our Local Ecosystem From the Ground Up.  Inspired by Project Drawdown.

    See short videos and hear local experts discuss retrofitting initiatives in our community and the new technologies that are revolutionizing our world as they describe steps we can each take.

    Sponsored by the WJC Sustainability Committee as part of our Hazon Seal of Sustainability Program

    click here for more information about the film series

  • January 28, 2020  4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Family School
  • January 29, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Chane's Yiddish Vinkl
    social hall

    Adult learning

  • January 30, 2020
    Galilee Dreamers

    We will be hosting a group of Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish high school students and their teachers. Galilee Dreamers gives these teens an opportunity to work together and get to know one another, and to represent the possibilities of peaceful coexistence to the world. 

    Galilee Dreamers in Woodstock

    January 30-February 3, 2020

    Schedule

    Thursday, January 30

    2pm:                Arrive in Woodstock, lunch, tour the KTD Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

    The KTD monastery is an authentic Tibetan monastery, the North American seat of one of the leaders of Tibetan Buddhism. Lots of information at https://kagyu.org

    6pm:                Pizza dinner at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation (WJC), speaking, and socializing with our teen group and their parents

    8pm:                Home with host families

     

    Friday, January 31

    8am-2pm:       Dreamers go to area high schools with their hosts and speak with classes.

    6 of the Dreamers will visiting Onteora High School, where their hosts attend. The other 2 will be visiting Red Hook High School, where their host attends, and also meeting with students at nearby Bard College.

    2pm:                Relax and rest, early dinner with host families

    6pm:                Kabbalat Shabbat Service at the WJC

    7:30pm            Oneg Shabbat/Refreshments

    8:30pm:          Home with host families

     

    Saturday, February 1

    10am:              Shabbat service at the WJC

    12pm:              Lunch at the synagogue with the congregation

    1pm:                Dreamers speak to the congregation

    The Dreamers will sit on a panel and speak to the congregation, followed by questions and answers.

    3pm:                Dreamers go into Woodstock with their hosts for wandering and shopping, then dinner at a restaurant

    7pm:                Dreamers come back to synagogue for their own group sharing and processing, joined by WJC teens.

    9pm:                Home with host families

     

    Sunday, February 2

    10am-4pm:     Field trip to local ski area for snow-tubing and/or ice skating (Depends on the weather!) Lunch at the ski lodge.

    6pm:                Super Bowl Party, with dinner, at a congregants’ home!

    10pm:              Home with host families

     

    Monday, February 3

    8am:                Meet at WJC, depart on bus

     

     

     

     

                

  • January 30, 2020  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    FINAL SESSION Adult Education Series: "A Rabbi and a Priest Study the Gospels Together" with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and Reverend Matthew Wright

    Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and the Reverend Matthew Wright continue and deepen our exploration of the intersections between Judaism and Christianity. In this class series we will study the Christian Gospels of the New testament in their original context: Judaism of the 1st century C.E. We will compare and contrast the teachings of Jesus to contemporaneous teachings of the Rabbis, and we will explore the accounts of Jesus life as a complex midrash on classic Jewish sources.

    Our course will extend over 10 sessions in November, December and January. Suggested donation: $75 for the series for members of WJC and St. Gregory's, $150 General; $7.50 per class for members of WJC and St. Gregory's, $15 General

    Please contact Rabbi Jonathan with any questions or concerns.

  • January 30, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Galilee Dreamers Pizza and meeting with WJC Teens at WJC
  • January 31, 2020
    Galilee Dreamers

    We will be hosting a group of Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish high school students and their teachers. Galilee Dreamers gives these teens an opportunity to work together and get to know one another, and to represent the possibilities of peaceful coexistence to the world. 

    Galilee Dreamers in Woodstock

    January 30-February 3, 2020

    Schedule

     

    Thursday, January 30

    2pm:                Arrive in Woodstock, lunch, tour the KTD Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

    The KTD monastery is an authentic Tibetan monastery, the North American seat of one of the leaders of Tibetan Buddhism. Lots of information at https://kagyu.org

    6pm:                Pizza dinner at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation (WJC), speaking, and socializing with our teen group and their parents

    8pm:                Home with host families

     

    Friday, January 31

    8am-2pm:       Dreamers go to area high schools with their hosts and speak with classes.

    6 of the Dreamers will visiting Onteora High School, where their hosts attend. The other 2 will be visiting Red Hook High School, where their host attends, and also meeting with students at nearby Bard College.

    2pm:                Relax and rest, early dinner with host families

    6pm:                Kabbalat Shabbat Service at the WJC

    7:30pm            Oneg Shabbat/Refreshments

    8:30pm:          Home with host families

     

    Saturday, February 1

    10am:              Shabbat service at the WJC

    12pm:              Lunch at the synagogue with the congregation

    1pm:                Dreamers speak to the congregation

    The Dreamers will sit on a panel and speak to the congregation, followed by questions and answers.

    3pm:                Dreamers go into Woodstock with their hosts for wandering and shopping, then dinner at a restaurant

    7pm:                Dreamers come back to synagogue for their own group sharing and processing, joined by WJC teens.

    9pm:                Home with host families

     

    Sunday, February 2

    10am-4pm:     Field trip to local ski area for snow-tubing and/or ice skating (Depends on the weather!) Lunch at the ski lodge.

    6pm:                Super Bowl Party, with dinner, at a congregants’ home!

    10pm:              Home with host families

     

    Monday, February 3

    8am:                Meet at WJC, depart on bus

     

     

     

     

                

  • January 31, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Friday Evening Shabbat Service (Welcoming Galilee Dreamers)

    Our guests from Israel will join us for services and kiddush

  • February 1, 2020
    Galilee Dreamers

    We will be hosting a group of Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish high school students and their teachers. Galilee Dreamers gives these teens an opportunity to work together and get to know one another, and to represent the possibilities of peaceful coexistence to the world.

    Galilee Dreamers in Woodstock

    January 30-February 3, 2020

    Schedule

     

    Thursday, January 30

    2pm:                Arrive in Woodstock, lunch, tour the KTD Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

    The KTD monastery is an authentic Tibetan monastery, the North American seat of one of the leaders of Tibetan Buddhism. Lots of information at https://kagyu.org

    6pm:                Pizza dinner at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation (WJC), speaking, and socializing with our teen group and their parents

    8pm:                Home with host families

     

    Friday, January 31

    8am-2pm:       Dreamers go to area high schools with their hosts and speak with classes.

    6 of the Dreamers will visiting Onteora High School, where their hosts attend. The other 2 will be visiting Red Hook High School, where their host attends, and also meeting with students at nearby Bard College.

    2pm:                Relax and rest, early dinner with host families

    6pm:                Kabbalat Shabbat Service at the WJC

    7:30pm            Oneg Shabbat/Refreshments

    8:30pm:          Home with host families

     

    Saturday, February 1

    10am:              Shabbat service at the WJC

    12pm:              Lunch at the synagogue with the congregation

    1pm:                Dreamers speak to the congregation

    The Dreamers will sit on a panel and speak to the congregation, followed by questions and answers.

    3pm:                Dreamers go into Woodstock with their hosts for wandering and shopping, then dinner at a restaurant

    7pm:                Dreamers come back to synagogue for their own group sharing and processing, joined by WJC teens.

    9pm:                Home with host families

     

    Sunday, February 2

    10am-4pm:     Field trip to local ski area for snow-tubing and/or ice skating (Depends on the weather!) Lunch at the ski lodge.

    6pm:                Super Bowl Party, with dinner, at a congregants’ home!

    10pm:              Home with host families

     

    Monday, February 3

    8am:                Meet at WJC, depart on bus

     

     

     

     

                

  • February 1, 2020  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Shabbat Service (Welcoming Galilee Dreamers)
  • February 1, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Pot Luck Lunch with Galilee Dreamers

    Bring a dairy/vegetarian dish to share

  • February 1, 2020  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Panel and Discussion with Galilee Dreamers

    We will hear from this special group of Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish high school students and their teachers. Galilee Dreamers gives these teens an opportunity to work together and get to know one another, and to represent the possibilities of peaceful coexistence to the world.

  • February 2, 2020
    Galilee Dreamers

    We will be hosting a group of Israeli Arab and Israeli Jewish high school students and their teachers. Galilee Dreamers gives these teens an opportunity to work together and get to know one another, and to represent the possibilities of peaceful coexistence to the world. 

    Galilee Dreamers in Woodstock

    January 30-February 3, 2020

    Schedule

     

    Thursday, January 30

    2pm:                Arrive in Woodstock, lunch, tour the KTD Tibetan Buddhist Monastery

    The KTD monastery is an authentic Tibetan monastery, the North American seat of one of the leaders of Tibetan Buddhism. Lots of information at https://kagyu.org

    6pm:                Pizza dinner at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation (WJC), speaking, and socializing with our teen group and their parents

    8pm:                Home with host families

     

    Friday, January 31

    8am-2pm:       Dreamers go to area high schools with their hosts and speak with classes.

    6 of the Dreamers will visiting Onteora High School, where their hosts attend. The other 2 will be visiting Red Hook High School, where their host attends, and also meeting with students at nearby Bard College.

    2pm:                Relax and rest, early dinner with host families

    6pm:                Kabbalat Shabbat Service at the WJC

    7:30pm            Oneg Shabbat/Refreshments

    8:30pm:          Home with host families

     

    Saturday, February 1

    10am:              Shabbat service at the WJC

    12pm:              Lunch at the synagogue with the congregation

    1pm:                Dreamers speak to the congregation

    The Dreamers will sit on a panel and speak to the congregation, followed by questions and answers.

    3pm:                Dreamers go into Woodstock with their hosts for wandering and shopping, then dinner at a restaurant

    7pm:                Dreamers come back to synagogue for their own group sharing and processing, joined by WJC teens.

    9pm:                Home with host families

     

    Sunday, February 2

    10am-4pm:     Field trip to local ski area for snow-tubing and/or ice skating (Depends on the weather!) Lunch at the ski lodge.

    6pm:                Super Bowl Party, with dinner, at a congregants’ home!

    10pm:              Home with host families

     

    Monday, February 3

    8am:                Meet at WJC, depart on bus

     

     

     

     

                

  • February 3, 2020  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Club Mah Jongg
  • February 3, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Women's Group
  • February 4, 2020  4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Family School


 

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