WRT Weekly Update - August 10, 2017                                                        This week's Torah portion 

Shabbat Services 

Shabbat Evening Service
High School Graduated Senior Send-Off
Friday, August 11 at 6:15 pm
Join us as we congratulate the graduated High School seniors as they move on to their next phase of education, career and leadership. We welcome our seniors, their families, and members of the community who might not have been able to attend our June send-off. 

Torah Study
Saturday, August 12 at 9:00 am 
Upcoming at WRT

Civil Service Gratitude Shabbat
Friday, August 18 at 6:15 pm
Show your support for the men and women of the Scarsdale Police Department, Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Corps, as we thank them for their dedicated service and protection of our community.


Just a reminder about Membership Renewal and High Holidays Entrance Card Order Forms.
If you have not received your packet by mail, please call Hillary Fontana at 914-468-0523. Entrance cards will be mailed on August 23 for all members who have completed their membership commitment for the 2017-2018 year.

Please note if you have guest attending WRT, or if you and your family will be attending another Reform Synagogue for High Holidays, reciprocal forms are required. It is the responsibility of members to make sure their guests attain the appropriate forms from their synagogue. For any questions, please contact Nattalie Rodriguez at 723-7727.

Do you have a child at college?
Let us know their mailing address so the WRT Youth Committee can send them a few holiday gifts during the year. SHHHHHHH...don't tell. We want it to be a surprise!  Please email the following information: student's name, school and address. Also let us know if they will be abroad and and which semester?  Please send this information by August 31.
Lisa Goldberg, lisabeth2mom@gmail.com and
Vivienne Braun, vivienneb17@gmail.com


WRJ Honey Fundraiser
Bring in the New Year by ordering gifts of honey for your family and friends, and help support the endeavors of Women of Reform Judaism at WRT. 
Order honey for family and friends at $12 a bottle, and additionally you can send honey to WRT Clergy and Professional Staff at $10 a bottle. For more information and to place orders click here.  DEADLINE for ordering is September 6. For questions, please contact Jane Klein at  janedklein@gmail.com or Fran Scheffler-Siegel at franschefflersiegel@gmail.com.


2017 Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Biennial in Boston, MA
December 6 - 10, 2017
At the largest Jewish gathering in North America, 5,000 attendees will come together to worship, learn, sing, build community, and shape the future of the Reform Movement. Get recharged with learning sessions, networking opportunities, plenaries, worship, and entertainment - all tailored to inspire and empower lay leaders, clergy, and synagogue professionals. Visit www.URJ.org for more information and to register.

For WRT members: If you would like to receive notifications of birth announcements and deaths within the WRT community, please email receptionist@wrtemple.org with your full name and email address. Please specify if you would like to be added to one or both of these notification lists.

Westchester Reform Temple is committed to the value of inclusion, and strives to make worship and programming fully accessible. Our building and bima are wheelchair accessible, and the sanctuary is equipped with assistive listening devices and large-print prayer books. ASL interpretation is available for any worship service upon request, and remote viewing of most services is available via webcasting from our website. If you need any additional accommodations to participate in a temple program, please contact Cantor Amanda Kleinman.

WJCS [Westchester Jewish Community Services] : Through the Partners in Caring Program , WRT is able to offer the support of an onsite Social Worker from WJCS, as well as offer social services to congregants in need.

UJA-Federation of NY: We are grateful for a special grant to enable and empower WRT to be the most inclusive congregation we can be. UJA-Federation also facilitates our partnership with the Jewish Deaf Resource Center,  to provide ASL interpretation on demand at services and WRT programs.

URJ [Union for Reform Judaism]: Our Reform Movement's synagogue arm; WRT is a proud member of the URJ and celebrates the leadership of URJ President, WRT Rabbi Emeritus Rick Jacobs.

HUC-JIR [Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion]: WRT supports the HUC-JIR, the official training ground for Reform Jewish professionals, and celebrates the leadership of its President, our congregant, Rabbi Aaron D. Panken.
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