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WRT to “Pray With Our Feet”

for Reproductive Freedom

Saturday, May 14 from 12:00-3:00 pm 


Join Sharon Stiefel, WRT Director of Social Impact and Community Engagement this Saturday for the Bans Off Our Bodies March across the Brooklyn Bridge. If you are interested in participating, please email sharon.stiefel@wrtemple.org by Friday, May 13 at 12:00 pm. Click here to view more information and to register for the march. Read more for details of when and where to meet.

 

If you would like to learn more about the Jewish response to abortion, please join our own Women of Reform Judaism at WRT’s annual Spring Luncheon, on May 19th at Noon, at which Rabbi Blake will offer a lecture and discussion entitled, “Jewish Views on Abortion: How our Religious Tradition Responds to One of the Most Controversial Issues of our Time.” Please register here.  


To read Rabbi Blake and Sharon Stiefel’s email in its entirety, click here.

Shabbat Services

Shabbat Evening Services - 13th Annual Chai Society Shabbat

Friday, May 13 at 6:15 pm (in-person or live streamed) 

 

Celebrate and honor our members of 18 years or more with WRT, whose dedication and devotion to WRT have been so vital to its success. Please note that the Chai Society Dinner will be held outdoors (under the tent), for all pre-registered attendees. 


Join us in our Main Sanctuary for services, where everyone is expected to be vaccinated and boosted if eligible. (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 are optional and distanced seating is available in our spacious Sanctuary.

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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, May 14 at 9:00 am (in-person or live streamed) 

 

This week, Torah Study returns to campus in person! If you prefer to participate via zoom, we will be experimenting with new technology to accommodate participants both on-site and remotely. 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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Sharing Shabbat - Alumni Shabbat, honoring Felicia Block!

Saturday, May 14 at 9:00 am

 

Our engaging, musical Shabbat service for children in Grades K-6 and their families is open to the congregation and community. This weekly service is led by our clergy and followed by engaging learning and conversation organized by cohort – a special JLL curricular experience for the children, and time for the adults to concurrently study, share stories, and ask questions together with a member of the clergy team. All are welcome!

Special Events

JNF: Water, Wine & Whiskey

featuring Chef Lior Lev Sercarz

Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 pm


You are invited to hear from world-renowned chef and spice master Lior Lev Sercarz. Taste and explore the innovation in the Israeli wine and spirits industry and learn about the Galilee Culinary Institute by JNF (GCI), a one-of-a-kind, total-immersion culinary institute, located in the heart of Israel’s northern Galilee region. This program is presented by Jewish National Fund -USA.

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WRJ Spring Luncheon

with guest speaker Rabbi Jonathan Blake

Thursday, May 19 at 12:00 noon


All are welcome to attend the annual WRJ Spring Luncheon with guest speaker Rabbi Blake. The program will also include the installation of new WRJ Officers. There is no charge for WRJ Members. There is a fee of $24 for non-WRJ members. RSVP by May 15.

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Annual Congregational Meeting

Tuesday, May 24 at 7:30 pm (held outside under the tent)


Please join us at our annual meeting to elect WRT's new Officers and Trustees, and to approve our budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Weekly and Monthly Programs

Mishna: The Building Blocks of Jewish Life

Led by Rabbi Jonathan Blake

Thursday, May 12 at 10:15 am (Zoom)

 

Rabbi Blake resumes taking us into a detailed analysis of the most important and influential book of Rabbinic Literature, the Mishna (“Teaching”), which itself becomes the cornerstone of the Talmud. The Mishna was compiled in the early-mid 3rd Century (CE) and reflects generations of Rabbinic teaching.

Register here for the Zoom link

Living with Divorce

Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm (Zoom)

 

WRT is committed to embracing and supporting people as they live through divorce and single parenting, and find their new family rituals in the face of that change. Rabbi Levy and Jane Slevin, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) from Westchester Jewish Community Service, lead our monthly support group. If you would like to attend, please contact Suzanne.Saperstein@wrtemple.org.

Evening Book Group

Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 pm (Zoom)


Join the Book Group for a discussion on this month's book selection "Harlem Shuffle" by Colson Whitehead. Please RSVP to Lenore Rosenbaum for the Zoom link.

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Bereavement Support Group 

Wednesday, May 18 at 11:30 am

 

The Bereavement Support Group will meet for five consecutive weeks to create a community for those in mourning over a loss. Led by Jane Slevin, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from Westchester Jewish Community Services), and Cantor Laura Stein, LMSW, a social worker who specializes in spiritual care. Please RSVP to Suzanne.Saperstein@wrtemple.org.

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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