WRT Weekly Update - May 18, 2017                                                          This week's Torah portion 

Shabbat Services 

Shabbat Evening Services
Friday, May 19 at 7:45 pm

Torah Study
Saturday, May 20 at 9:00 am 

Sharing Shabbat
Saturday, May 20 at 9:00 am (offsite)
Upcoming at WRT

Men's Club Meeting
Thursday, May 18 at 7:00 pm

Men's Club Retreat with Rabbi Blake and Rabbi Reiser
Saturday, May 20 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm, in the CJL
There is no charge for lunch, but RSVP is requested here. 

Interfaith Voices Against Hate: A Celebration of Community
Sunday, May 21 at 1:00 pm at Chase Park
A family-friendly community event featuring food, music, local voices, and fellowship. Come celebrate with your neighbors! Sponsored by the Scarsdale-Harsdale Interfaith Clergy Association. Volunteers are welcome, contact Debbie Radov at djradov@aol.com.

The "Other" Israelis led by Dr. Yoel Magid
Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 pm
Join us for a film and discussion of The Human Resources Manager. To celebrate the last of this film series, Yoel will be preparing Israeli appetizers from award winning recipes. (Click here to read more...)  This adult education program is made possible with support from the Vivienne Sulds Memorial Fund.

Hebrew Cafe
Monday, May 22 at 2:00 pm
Join Omer Nisanov, WRT's Sh'licha (Israeli emissary) for the final session of conversational Hebrew and coffee. No registration required. 

Rosh Chodesh 5777: Holy Envy: Own Faith & Other Faiths
Led by Cantor Jill Abramson
Tuesday, May 23 at 11:30 am
Bring your lunch and join a diverse group of women to investigate being Jewish while affirming the faith of others.   (Click here for more information...)

Kickboxing with Omer Nisanov
Wednesday, May 24 at 9:30 am
Workout to Israeli music and learn some Hebrew in a weekly Israeli-style kickboxing class. All are welcome. This is the last session.

WRJ Book Group
Thursday, May 25 at 9:45 am
WRJ will discuss The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich.

Scarsdale-Hartsdale Interfaith Council Luncheon at WRT
"Rural and Migrant Ministry: Hope, Justice and Empowerment"
Speaker Rev. Richard Witt, Exec. Director of the Rural and Migrant Ministry
Thursday, May 25 
11:30 am Sanctuary Talk with Rabbi David Levy
12:00 noon  Luncheon/Program
Tickets $20. Please contact  Judy Grosz at  judymlgrosz@gmail.com

Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 26 at 6:15 pm - Early Shabbat Service
Monday, May 29 - Office and Building closed

Tikkun Leil Shavuot 5777
(offsite) Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El
Tuesday, May 30 at 7:45 pm
Join clergy and congregants from four area Reform congregations in a night of learning and celebraion for the night of Shavuot. (Click here to read more...)
Confirmation Class of 5776
Confirmation Service and Shavuot Yizkor Service
Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00 am (offices will be closed)
Congratulations to the Confirmation Class of 5777! 
Bereavement Support Group
Wednesday, June 7, from 5:30-6:30 pm
Join Cantor Abramson and Jane Slevin, LMFT to find comfort in community, and process feelings of loss in a Jewish sacred context.

ECC Summer Play Place Camp
Camp runs from June 26th through August 11th.
Please contact ellen.rosenberg@wrtemple.org for more information.

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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