Welcome to Westchester Jewish Council

  • Westchester Jewish Council 43rd Anniversary Gala

    honoring Tracey Bilski, Elizabeth Lampert and Harry Mamaysky

    February, 2019

  • Westchester Israel Independence Day/Yom Ha'atzmaut 2019

  • 2019 Annual Westchester Government Relations Briefing

  • Westchester Leadership Reception

    September, 2018

  • Jewish History and Heritage Month Event 2019

  • Westchester Jewish Music & Arts Festival

    August, 2018

  • The Rescued Holocaust Torahs at The Annual Westchester Countywide Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration 2019 

  • Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration

    November, 2017

  • Government Relations Legislative Breakfast

    April, 2017

  • Jewish History & Heritage Month

    May, 2018


  • Celebrate Israel Parade 

    June, 2018

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Upcoming Council Events


Click here to register for Westchester's 6th Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 at 7:15pm

Beth El Synagogue Center, 1324 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY



Join us for two sessions of classes led by 30 Westchester Rabbis

NEW THIS YEAR - Third bonus session for the community with guest scholar led by Ethan Tucker of Hadar.

Kosher dairy dessert reception throughout the evening.


Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards


Nominations Now Being Accepted

Every year the Westchester Jewish Council honors 18 deserving volunteers who are recognized by a WJC member organization. Julian Y. Bernstein was a former Westchester Jewish Council officer, who was a visionary communal leader. In tribute to his passion and devotion to the Jewish community, we honor those who follow in his footsteps. 

The ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Temple Israel Center of White Plains.


Nominations must be received from the Executive Director or Chief Voluntary Officer of one of our member organizations before November 4, 2019.

Click here for the 2020 Nomination Form.

Click here for the full list of last year's winners.

For more information contact Donna Bartell.



If you would like to make a donation to the Westchester Jewish Council in recognition of our important "Security Initiative", please click the button below.






Homepage News

So many community members came out to support the interfaith prayer vigil organized by the the Westchester County Executive's office, working closely with the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center.  Speakers included Millie Jasper, Executive Director of Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center, George Latimer, Westchester County Executive, Michael Snow, Director of Jewish Affairs Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and more.

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We held our 3rd Annual Westchester Jewish Leadership Reception on September 12th with amazing guest speakers including Hon. Israel Nitzan (Deputy Consul General Israel Consulate in NY), Tara Rosenblum (25 Time Emmy-Winning News12 Anchor/Reporter) and Hon. George Latimer (Westchester County Executive).  Click here to read the article which appeared in Westchester Jewish Life's October 2019 edition.

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Our annual Westchester High Holy Day Security Briefing took place on Thursday, September 5th with close to 80 people in attendance. This Council program provided guests with an opportunity to hear a security update from our local and federal law enforcement officers prior to the High Holy Day season. We were honored to have guest speakers, including Westchester Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins and Andrew Ludlum from the Westchester Intelligence Center, Commissioner Thomas Gleason, Chief Paul Oliva, Chief Cerone, WJC Security Co-Chair Jeff Kapelus and Rabbi Howard Goldsmith.



Jewish Heritage Open House

Westchester County Executive George Latimer opened his office to guests on Tuesday, September 24th to greet him and his staff.  Rabbi Fredda Cohen offered blessings.

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Jewish Events in Westchester

Our community calendar is packed with hundreds of events. Learn what's happening across Westchester's Jewish organizations.
Click here to view the community calendar.





As of January 1, 2018, Mosaic of Westchester is now the Mosaic LGBTQ Committee of the Westchester Jewish Council. Click here for more information. 

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5 Year Jewish Holiday Calendar


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