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!

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

Ha’azinu | האזינו Holy Metaphors
Ha’azinu (“Give ear” or “Listen”) is one of two poems attributed to Moses. In Exodus 15, he leads the Children of Israel in שִׁירַת הַיֶּם Shirat Ha’yam, the “Song of the Sea,” after they have crossed the Sea of Reeds to safety. Now, at the very end of the journey, Moses imparts this epic poem.

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.

A Jewish Book Club! with Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser

Tuesdays, 1-2:15pm
Because of the upcoming holidays, the book group will next meet on October 5. Our book will be Recipe for Disaster by Aimee Lucido. Please join us!

“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.

Calendar

Upcoming Events
  • September 21, 2021 - September 22, 2021  
    Office Closed for Sukkot
  • September 21, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Sukkot Festival Service
  • September 21, 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

  • September 21, 2021 - September 22, 2021  
    Office Closed for Sukkot
  • September 23, 2021  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    (Online) Board of Directors Meeting
  • September 24, 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    (Online) Friday Evening 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

  • September 25, 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

  • September 27, 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.)

  • September 27, 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.

  • September 28, 2021 - September 29, 2021  
    Office Closed Shimini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah
  • September 28, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Shmini Atzeret Service w/ Yizkor
  • September 28, 2021  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Simchat Torah celebration
  • September 28, 2021 - September 29, 2021  
    Office Closed Shimini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah
  • September 30, 2021  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    Parshat Hashavua: Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler
  • October 1, 2021  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    (Online) Friday Evening Shabbat Service

    Join Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser (Rabbi Jonathan is away) 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

  • October 2, 2021  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    (Online) Shabbat Service with Rabbi Emily Cohen and the West End Synagogue

    Rabbi Jonathan will be away this Shabbat, so we will once again be joining Rabbi Emily Cohen and the West End Synagogue for their services via Zoom. Here's the link:

     bit.ly/zoomwes

  • October 4, 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.)

  • October 4, 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.

  • October 4, 2021  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    WJC Women's Group