WRT Weekly Update - June 15, 2017                                                        This week's Torah portion 

Shabbat Services 

Shabbat Services: Tribute to Helene Gray, Outgoing WRT President
Friday, June 16 at 7:45 pm
Please join us for a special Shabbat tribute honoring Helene Kener Gray, WRT's outgoing president. We will thank Helene for her four years of service as Temple President to our congregational home, and we will welcome incoming WRT President Marcy Harris. 

Torah Study
Saturday, June 17 at 9:00 am 
Upcoming at WRT

Men's Club Meeting
Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 pm

Living with Divorce
Tuesday, June 20 at 7:30 pm
A monthly support/discussion group with Jane Slevin, LMFT, our partner from Westchester Jewish Community Services. Connect with others facing similar challenges at all stages of the divorce process.  Please RSVP to Suzanne Saperstein at suzanne.saperstein@wrtemple.org.


Baby Boomers Sha-ba-baque following summer services
Friday, June 23 
The evening begins at 6:15 pm with a short summer service in the CJL (services end at approximately 7:45 pm). Then join friends immediately following the service for a BBQ dinner outside the CJL. There is a charge of $25 per person. Please RSVP here. 


Cooking4HOPE
Monday, June 26 at 10:00 am in the Temple kitchen
Members are invited to help prepare a hot dinner for 125 clients of HOPE Community Services, an ecumenical soup kitchen in New Rochelle.   
(Click here for more information...)


Star Spangled Shabbat - Celebrating the Fourth of July
Friday, June 30 at 6:15 pm
This special Friday night service features music of the American and Jewish experience, in honor of July 4th.

Independence Day - Building and Offices closed
Tuesday, July 4

Save the dates for upcoming summer events
Healing Service - Wednesday, July 19 at 5:30 pm
Tisha B'Av - Monday, July 31 at 8:00 pm
Summer Stage - Wednesday, August 9 at 7:30 pm
High School Graduating Senior Send-Off - Friday, August 11 at 6:15 pm
Civil Service Shabbat - Friday, August 18 at 6:15 pm

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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