Please join us for a shabbat service (members only)
The Westchester Jewish Council is sponsoring 2016 Night of Music & Joy on Saturday, 11/19, from 7:30pm to 11pm, at the Beth El Synagogue Center, 1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle. The cost is $20pp. Here is a link for registration:
Why Be a WCHJ Member?
By being a member of the Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism, one participates in a Community which has a common interest in being with like-minded people,
whose goal is to promote continuation and celebration of Jewish history, ethics and ideals within the framework of Humanism in a consistent and committed
fashion while developing ongoing relationships with other members. Membership dues ensure that that these values will be continued by ongoing and
consistent programs of Jewish themes (music, theater, discussions, study groups, etc.) as well as observance of the major Jewish holidays; support of
our Jewish school; and allow for effective publicity so that our congregation may grow. Basically, payment of membership dues indicates commitment to
our organization and provides support for our existence.
The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism offers a non-theistic alternative in contemporary Jewish life. It is affiliated with the
Society for Humanistic Judaism, which was established by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine
in 1963 in Detroit, Michigan, and has grown into a worldwide movement. Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with an adherence to humanistic values and ideas. Humanistic Jews value their Jewish identity and the aspects of Jewish culture that offer a genuine expression of their contemporary way of life. Humanistic Jewish communities celebrate Jewish holidays and life cycle events (such as weddings and bar and bat mitzvah) with inspirational ceremonies that draw upon but go beyond traditional literature.