Welcome to Westchester Jewish Council

  • Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration

    November, 2013

  • Jewish History & Heritage Month

    May, 2014

  • Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards Ceremony

    May, 2014

  • Annual Government Relations Breakfast

    May, 2014

  • Westchester Jewish Music & Arts Festival

    July, 2013

  • Westchester Marches in the 2014 Celebrate Israel Parade

    June, 2014

  • 37th Anniversary Gala Honors Ron Burton

    WJC Past President Ron Burton and WJC President Paul Warhit

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News from the Council

Westchester Music & Arts Festival

Join us for day of fun and festivities for the whole family on Sunday, August 17, noon - 6pm at Kensico Dam Plaza, rain or shine!

Music & Arts Festival flyer

Click here for a printable copy of the flyer.

Click here for more details.

Celebrate Israel Parade

Thank you to everyone who marched with us.  It was a glorious day!

Celebrate Israel Parade 2014 with Engel

 Click here for more photos and details of the day. 

Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards

 DSA 2014 Honorees

The Westchester Jewish Council paid tribute to seventeen outstanding community volunteers at the 19th annual Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards on Wednesday, May 14.  Over 350 were in attendance. 

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Jewish History & Heritage Month


The annual celebration, hosted by the Westchester County Board of Legislators and WJC, was held on May 19, honoring Dr. Joseph N. Hankin and Mr. Eugene M. Grant.

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Annual Government Relations Legislative Breakfast

with NY State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

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

The breakfast was held Friday, May 16th, 2014, at the JCC of Harrison.

Legislative Breakfast 2014

Arnold Lindhardt, Westchester Jewish Council Government Relations Chair; Debra A. Weiner,  UJA-Federation’s Westchester Government Relations Chair; Amy Lemle, UJA-Federation’s Past Westchester Government Relations Chair; Ron Soloway, UJA-Federation’s Managing Director of Government and External Affairs; Ann Yerman, UJA-Federation’s Past Westchester Government Relations Chair; Karen Kasner, UJA-Federation’s Government Relations Chair; Pam Wexler, UJA-Federation’s Westchester Regional Chair; Paul Warhit, President of Westchester Jewish Council; Arnold Lindhardt, Westchester Jewish Council Government Relations Chair; Debra A. Weiner, UJA-Federation’s Westchester Government Relations Chair 

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Community Connection - the Westchester Jewish Council Newsletter

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

Israel in Westchester


Westchester Elected officials at press conference

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Westchester elected officials, clergy and members of the community gathered at a press conference to show their support for Israel.  Click here for details, photos and video of the event. 


Israeli Teens Candles

The leadership of the Westchester Jewish Council, representing our membership of 152 Jewish organizations and synagogues, joins the worldwide Jewish community in expressing our grief at the tragic deaths of Naftali Frenkel z"l, Gilad Shaar z"l, and Eyal Yifrach z"l.   

Click here to read sentiments from prominent local leaders in our community.  

Have you met the Westchester Community Shaliach (emissary)?  Learn more about Yoav Cohen and the work he is doing in Westchester here.


Click here to read fun facts about Israel. 


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Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 12:00pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 11:00am