Become a member of the WJC!


If you are new to the area or looking to become more active in the local Jewish community, welcome! The WJC is an unaffiliated Jewish community, started in 1986 by several families in the Woodstock, New York area who wanted to create a Jewish community in which to raise their children.

Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, who was ordained by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, served as the settled rabbi for 34 years and retired in July of 2022. The community has engaged Rabbi Sarah Noyovitz, ordained through Hebrew College, to serve as our Rabbi in the Interim through June 2023. We are currently in the process of looking for our next settled Rabbi. (Learn more HERE.)

The WJC is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley, on 35 forested acres that include walking trails, a pond, and beautiful plantings. Today, we are a community with over 330 households comprising the full gamut of Jewish identity, We welcome you to belong. 

Here at the WJC we understand belonging to mean:

  • Being seen as a member of the community — for exactly who you are — and you seeing the WJC as your community.
  • Being connected to other members, the staff, and clergy, and with the mission and vision of the WJC.
  • Being supported: the community supports you, and you lend your gifts to support the community.
  • Being proud to belong to the WJC, and the WJC being proud that you belong. 

If the above feels like something you want to be a part of then we encourage you to become a member.

In order to join please submit this form and make a financial commitment towards your membership. The structure of membership is either a one-adult household membership at a commitment level of $1000.00 or a two-adult household for $1500. Children are included in their caregiver’s household until they are 18 years old . Households are generally composed of those living under the same roof.

It is important to note that the WJC values financial commitment not being a barrier to belonging, so if the above commitment level is a barrier, please just contact Rahel or share on your membership form what you are able to contribute and that will be your membership commitment. 

Alternatively, if you are able, please consider paying above the recommended dues levels, and join our Chai Circle

As members belonging to the WJC we are in a sacred partnership — Brit Kodesh — of belonging together. If there is any way we can support you in this relationship, please contact the office and we will happily help you cultivate this relationship in a way that is meaningful to you. 



For additional information, please contact us