Bibliodrama with Peter Pitzele: Remembering Miriam and Honoring Rabbi Pauline Tamari

Saturday, June 19, 10am
The spirit of our Bibliodrama will be something like a communal yarzeit, remembering Miriam by going back through the three stories in which she figures prominently. We will also honor Reb Pauline, who was an enthusiastic advocate for this style of Torah study.

Family School-In-Person-Gathering and Welcoming Shabbat

Friday, June 25th, 5pm ET
Our Family School gathers for one last time this school year for a fun Shabbat celebration, in-person and outdoors at the WJC.

Gallery Lev Shalem

ONLINE FEATURED ARTISTS SHOW
To highlight the visual art talent in our midst, the WJC Art Committee has chosen one artwork per week to feature online, for as long as our physical space remains closed.  Featured Artist of the Week: Gail Albert

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

Balak | בלק Mah Tovu — How Good It Is
The Israelites are journeying towards the Jordan River and pass through the territory of King Balak of Moab. Balak is terrified and hires the prophet Balaam to lay a curse upon the Israelites. Three times Balaam climbs up to a promontory from which he can survey the Israelite encampment. Each time, instead of a curse, only words of blessing issue from his lips.

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.

Witnessing for One Another with Rev. Blaze Ardman

Mondays, 1–2pm ET
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.

Insights from the Weekly Torah Portion with Rabbi Jonathan

ON BREAK UNTIL AUGUST 12
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.

Calendar

Upcoming Events
  • June 21, 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.)

  • June 21, 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.

  • June 22, 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

  • June 24, 2021  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    ON BREAK UNTIL AUGUST 12 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.

  • June 25, 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

  • June 26, 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

  • June 26, 2021  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    In-Person Outdoor Havdalah Ceremony at the WJC

    Join us in the WJC parking lot, weather-permitting, as we watch the evening fall and bid farewell to Shabbat with a beautiful Havdalah ceremony. Preregistration and social distancing protocols required, but we will be together!

  • June 28, 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.)

  • June 28, 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.

  • June 29, 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

  • July 1, 2021  1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
    ON BREAK UNTIL AUGUST 12 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.

  • July 2, 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

  • July 3, 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