Welcome to Westchester Jewish Council

  • Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration

    November, 2013


    Westchester Music & Arts Festival

    August, 2014

  • Night of Music 2014

    November, 2014

  • Yom HaShoah Commemoration

    April, 2015

  • Government Relations Legislative Breakfast

    May, 2015

  • Celebrate Israel Parade 

    May, 2015

  • Jewish History & Heritage Month

    May, 2015


  • An Evening of Unity with the People of Israel

    November, 2015

  • Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony

    March, 2016

  • Westchester Jewish Council 40th Anniversary Gala

    honoring Harriet Schleifer and William B. Schrag with tribute to founders
    Rabbi Amiel Wohl, Hon. Samuel G. Fredman, Clarice Pressner and Saul Singer

    February, 2016

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News from the Council

Upcoming Events!  Join Us.

Yom Hashoah Holocaust Commemoration

in partnership with Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 12:00-1:00pm
Garden of Remembrance 

Featuring keynote by Stanley Berger, Holocaust survivor, and the procession of Westchester's rescued Torahs. Flyer
Click here to view community Yom Hashoah events. 


Jewish History and Heritage Month Celebration

Monday, May 16, 2016
6:00 pm, Light reception with the County Board of Legislators
6:30 p.m., Ceremony 

County Board of Legislators
148 Martine Ave, White Plains


Annual Westchester Government Relations Legislative Breakfast

Friday, May 20, 2016, 7:45am
JCC of Harrison

Guest Speaker: Congressman Sean Maloney. Details
Click here to register.

Co-presented by Westchester Jewish Council and UJA-Federation of New York in Westchester 

A Night of Exploring Israel Bias and Anti-Semitism on Campus

Monday, May 23, 2016
6:30pm - Israeli style dinner
7:00pm - Program
SUNY Purchase, 735 Anderson Hill Road

An evening of education and empowerment by leading campus organizations  for students to learn what to do if confronted with anti-Israel or anti-Semitic activity on campus. 
Free and open to all. Details and RSVP


Celebrate Israel Parade

Sunday, June 5, 2016


Calling all organizations to join the Westchester Cluster for a day of fun in NYC celebrating Israel!! The parade runs from 11:00 am-4:00 pm. (We will get our marching time closer to the date.)  Each participating cluster group can carry their own banner and wear the parade t -shirt. Contact Donna Bartell, (914) 328-7001 for more information

2015-2016 Connect-ory 

Click here to view our newest directory of Westchester organizations and synagogues

2015 Connectory Cover 


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Community Connection - the Westchester Jewish Council Newsletter

The Westchester Jewish Council publishes Community Connection, a bi-weekly newsletter covering events and other items of interest to the Westchester Jewish community.

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Westchester Jewish Council Board of Director's Statements

Syrian Refugee Crisis (10/2015)
Civility (10/2015)
EU Labeling (11/2015)

WAJE (Westchester Adult Jewish Education)

Click here to view course offerings, dates and prices and to register online.  

Questions?  Contact Alice Tenney, WAJE Director.


A gallery of photos from past events can be found here.

Israel in Westchester

Have you met the Westchester Community Shlichim (emissaries)?  Learn more about Yoav Cohen and Yael Lewis and the work they are doing in Westchester.  

Click here to read Israel in Westchester blog.

Click here to see Westchester Stands with Israel video, produced by Westchester shlichim Yoav Cohen and Yael Lewis

Click here to see shlicha Yael Lewis putting kids through IDF boot camp at Beth El Synagogue's Day of Service!

Click here to read fun facts about Israel. 


Daily Alert News


Jewish Broadcasting Service

Click here to view JBSTV
America's Jewish Television Network

Click here to vote for FIOS to carry JBSTV

Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:00pm
Monday, May 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 11:00am
Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 12:00pm





Passover Holiday Kit



Click here to view a list of communal Passover Seders