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Join us for the Celebraton of High Holidays
Services will be led by Rabbi Frank Tamburello

September 13 (Sunday), 6:45PM: Rosh Hashana
Music by Michael Iannucci and the WCHJ choir, accompanied by Prof. Ruth Levy-Schudroff
Rabbi Tamburello will talk about “Letting Go of Judgments”
Free of charge, but donations are welcome
Kol Nidre will be performed by David Nadiff and Ruth Levy-Schudroff

September 23 (Wednesday), 6:00PM: Yom Kippur
Charge for non-members: $20 in advance, $25 at the door for adults (13 and older); $10 in advance, $15 at the door for children ages 10-12
Kol Nidre will be performed by David Nadiff and Ruth Levy-Schudroff
A break-fast meal will follow the service

October 3 (Saturday), 2:30PM: Sukkot & Simchat Torah

Address: Community Unitarian Church, 468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains

Meditations, Readings, and Reflections by Rabbi Frank Tamburello

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.