The Council is the Jewish community’s link to our County’s elected officials, and the County government in turn uses Council resources to communicate with the Jews of Westchester. Programs include the celebration of Westchester’s Jewish History and Heritage Month (sponsored by the Westchester County Board of Legislators), the annual Westchester Legislative Breakfast (co-sponsored with UJA-Federation of New York) as well as other events with our elected officials.

This year's Legislative Breakfast was held on Friday, March 31, 2017, 7:45am at the Jewish Community Center of Harrison. Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino was the keynote speaker.


pictured l-r, Richard Spitz, Executive Director, UJA-Federation of NY in Westchester; Westchester County District Attorney, Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr.; Karen Spar Kasner, Chair, UJA-Federation of New York, Public Policy Committee; Paul Warhit, President, Westchester Jewish Council; Elliot Forchheimer, Executive Director, Westchester Jewish Council

The 2016 Annual Goverment Relations Legislative Breakfast with Congressman Sean Maloneywas held on Friday, May 20, 2016. 

Westchester Stands with Israel Press Conference


Amy Paulin at Press Conference            David Buchwald remarks at Press Conference            Paul Remarks at Press COnference        Nita Lowey at Press Conference


On Thursday, July 17, 2014 over 150 people, including 28 elected officials, attended a press conference in White Plains to voice their support for Israel. We thank Assemblyman David Buchwald for organizing this well-attended event, Reverend Dr. Gregory Robeson Smith, Mt. Hope AME Zion Church for administering the opening prayer and the many clergy and community members for coming out to support the press conference. 

Westchester Jewish Council President Paul Warhit and UJA-Federation of New York/Westchester Regional Chair Martine Fleishman, were invited to share a few remarks. Click here to view video of Paul's remarks.  Click here to view more photos from the press conference.