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A message from Cantor Amanda Kleinman


I hope you will join us this Shabbat, as we commemorate Juneteenth in prayer and song together with the clergy and congregation of Greater Centennial AME Zion Church.

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Shabbat Services

Shabbat Evening Service -

Juneteenth Shabbat

Friday, June 17 at 6:15 pm (in-person outdoors or live streamed) 

 

As a holy community, WRT models a world made whole, a world in which the painful racial unrest and injustice of our time is transformed through repair and reconciliation into unity and harmony.


We will join in a spirit of love and shared responsibility with our friends and neighbors, the congregation and clergy of Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church in Mount Vernon. 

Church Pastor, our beloved friend and teacher the Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, will preach to our congregation. We are thrilled that we will be joined this year by the Mass Choir of Greater Centennial, whose soaring voices will lift our spirits in joyful song.  


During this service we will observe the federal holiday of Juneteenth, which recognizes the day on which, in 1865, the last slaves in the United States were set free.

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Join us at our outdoor tent for services, where everyone is expected to be vaccinated and boosted if eligible. If there is a forecast of rain, we will move services to the main sanctuary. (Unvaccinated children under 12 years old, and people over 12 years old without a booster, may attend if they tested negative on an antigen test earlier that day.) Masks will then be required and distanced seating is available in our spacious Sanctuary.

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A new opportunity to celebrate a special moment.

Celebrate an upcoming simcha or honor someone you love by sponsoring a Shabbat or Holiday Oneg at WRT.

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Torah Study 

Saturday, June 18 at 9:00 am (in-person or Zoom) 

 

Each Shabbat morning we gather informally to read and discuss the week’s Torah portion. The morning begins with a brief Shabbat service at which mourners who wish to say Kaddish are warmly welcomed. The group is led by volunteers, with clergy participation. No prior experience with Torah is necessary.  

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Special Events

Volunteer Opportunity: Grad Bag Sorting Event


June 22: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

June 23: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

June 27: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Grad Bag is an organization that supports underserved college-bound students and advances sustainability by collecting, refreshing, and repackaging lightly used dorm essentials for re-distribution to incoming students in-need. Volunteer to sort, organize, and bundle hangers for underserved college-bound youth. Sign up for a shift and help make a difference! All ages are welcome. Learn more at Grad Bag or email Sharon Stiefel.

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Shabbat Under the Stars,

featuring the Pete Malinverni Trio

Friday, June 24 at 6:15 pm

Shabbat service, followed by oneg and musical program


Join us for a musical kick-off to summer! Following our Shabbat service and a festive oneg, our beloved pianist and conductor, Pete Malinverni, together with his jazz trio, will offer a musical program of selections from his acclaimed album, On the Town: Pete Malinverni Plays Leonard Bernstein.

Weekly and Monthly Programs

Men of Reform Judaism Dinner

Monday, June 20 at 6:30 pm Drinks / 7:00 pm Dinner (off-site)


Our tradition is to go out for dinner to end the activities of the year by toasting and celebrating the friendships and comradeships that have developed and been enhanced during the year. Join us for an evening of socializing at the North Street Tavern – 1128 North St, White Plains, NY 10605. 

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Evening Book Group

Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 pm (Zoom)

 

Join the Book Group for a discussion on this month's book title "The Grandees" by Stephen Birmingham. Please RSVP to Lenore Rosenbaum for the Zoom link.

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Tikkun Olam (Repair of the World)

WRT is committed to pursuing tikkun olam (repairing the world) and tzedek (social justice) for impact locally, statewide, nationally, and globally through direct service, tzedakah, advocacy, and community organizing.  

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Donation sites for Ukraine

Please join WRT in sending support, through our partners listed below:


UJA-NY (our local Jewish Federation

 

JDC (Joint Distribution Committee)

 

Jewish Agency for Israel (North American)

 

World Union for Progressive Judaism Ukraine Crisis Fund 

Environmental Justice and Advocacy


Westchester Reform Temple and the Reform Movement are committed to protecting the environment and ensuring a just, healthy, and safe future for generations to come. RAC NY has launched a climate covenant initiative, including a campaign to urge New York Legislatures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from building. To learn more click here or write an email to your legislature. To learn more about environmental impact at WRT, please contact Sharon Stiefel, Director of Social Impact and Community Engagement.

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