Join a committee to meet new friends, share your skills, and provide a valuable service to the congregation.
In the Book of Genesis, Torah teaches that humans are to be Shomrei Adamah, “guardians of the earth.” To fulfill its commitment to this major Jewish value, the WJC has been striving to become a model of environmental stewardship. Contact Gail Albert
The Holiday Committee facilitates the observance of Jewish holidays celebrated by the Congregation. A fun way to learn about the holidays with others and plan ways to celebrate. Members of this committee can choose to work on their favorite holidays. Contact: Diane Colello.
The Fundraising Committee is responsible for all fundraising events. Volunteers are welcome to work on individual events, as well as join the committee. Contact: Michele Lerner.
High Holy Day Committee
The mission of the High Holidays Committee is to help the staff prepare a welcoming environment for the High Holy Day services. Volunteer effort is key to the success of the High Holy Day experience. Contact: Gwendolyn Tapper
The Chesed Circle provides Acts of Loving-Kindness (chesed) to congregants and our local community. The Chesed Circle encourages our congregants to be part of a community that cares about each other. It provides support for the mourner and for the ill and homebound. It educates our community about Chesed and Jewish values and practices. Contact: Gwendolyn Tapper
Women’s Rosh Chodesh
Rosh Chodesh has from ancient times been associated with women and with the sacred feminine. This meaningful program incorporates ritual, learning, connection and inspiration as we learn about the significance of the month and celebrate the rebirth of the moon. The group is normally led by our Student Rabbi and meets on Sunday mornings. Check the calendar for dates.
The Men’s Group’s mission is to engage those who identify as men in a community of camaraderie, support, ruach ..and.. to strengthen and support the Congregation. Contact: Evan Holland or Joe Toochin.
The Mission of the Women’s Group of the WJC is to engage in a community of camaraderie and support. The group meets monthly and is open to people who identify as women. Contact: Myra Schwartz
The mission of the Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Needlework is to pass needlework
traditions to other generations of women and men through the sharing of knowledge
and techniques needed to create handcrafted items intended for both Jewish ritual
and cultural use. We strive to do this in an atmosphere of camaraderie with others
and our joy in being Jewish.
Anyone who enjoys knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidering or has an interest in
any form of needlework or textile art is encouraged to join us and bring any
projects they are working on or would like to share. Tefirah Lev Shalem is open to all
faiths and genders. Contact: Desiree O’Clair or Stacy Mapstone.
For a full list of our committees and other groups click here
Please become a Shabbat Host
We need two hundred people every year to set out our kiddush, welcome our community, and take charge of clean up. That’s two of us at each service. You will be with a seasoned host when you volunteer, so that there are no surprises. It’s an easy and rewarding mitzvah! Email Dee to sign up, or call (845) 684-4242
Help is always appreciated for mailings and other routine tasks. Please email the office if you’re willing to help out.