Welcome to the Westchester Jewish Council
Here when you need us… 
Yesterday, today, tomorrow.

We connect, convene, and safeguard Westchester’s Jewish communities and strengthen relationships among Jews and our member organizations, all of Westchester to Israel, Jews and our member organizations to our elected officials, and Jews and our member organizations to other ethnic and faith-based individuals and organizations, as well as to the community at large.

Remote Learning/Engagement/Connecting Opportunities open to YOU

In order to connect with the community during these challenging times, we have changed our Community Calendar to incorporate remote learning and engagement opportunities.  All events (which are highlighted in gold on the calendar) are open remotely to all members of the community and are provided by Westchester Jewish Council member organizations.  Please click the box below to access the Community Calendar for these remote opportunities.  We hope this service will help to connect everyone during this period of social distancing.  If your organization has an event to share, please post it to our community calendar or be in touch with our office and we will be sure to include it. (If you do post, please be sure to click “Remote Learning” in the category section.)  Thank you for your help in making our community continue to feel connected.

https://www.wjcouncil.org/calendar/community-calendar/

Passover is coming:

Check back here in the coming weeks for Passover related events open to the community.  We hope to have a calendar filled with lectures, seders and more.

Read WBOR Seder Statment for a letter that was sent to the community from the Westchester Board of Rabbis.

Welcome to Seder2020.org

You can post or attend an online Seder, find featured Haggadot to download, and technical support to organize your family, friends, community all in one place.

The Jewish people have been adapting to changing circumstances for over 5,000 years. We can do this, together. In the midst of COVID-19 and physical distancing, we need new ways to come together. 

To read more about how it works and to sign up to use it, visit Seder2020.org.

COVID-19 Community Update 

  • To read more about Governor Cuomo’s 10-point NYS on PAUSE plan, please click 10-Point Pause Plan
  • From New York Attorney General Letitia James – Guidance on Coronavirus Resources and Warnings about Consumer Scams – please click here.
  • The Westchester Board of Rabbis have shared with us a communal response letter and a message regarding funeral procedures at this time.  Read more here –  WBOR COVID Letter and funerals.

The Westchester Jewish Council has been in constant contact with the health department and will continue to do so.  Please know we are here as a resource for the community and as we continue to receive information, we will communicate it as soon as it becomes available.

SOME REMINDERS:

  • If you have questions about Coronavirus/COVID-19, call the Westchester County hotline, hosted by the United Way at  211
  • The NYS Department of Health hotline is (888) 364-3065.
  • The hotline for those that think they may be infected and have  symptoms is : (855) 626-7662.
  • The Westchester hotline number for those who are under self-quarantine is  (866) 588-0195.

 

 

 

 

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Westchester Wrap-Up

Community Security Initiative (CSI) Rollout

Westchester Jewish Council’s 44th Anniversary Gala

Westchester’s 6th Night of Jewish Learning and Celebration

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The Council has close to 140 member organizations. These organizations receive many benefits of membership.

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