Open House

September 4, 2015

Friday and Saturday
September 4th and 5th

Friday, September 4

5:00 pm -- Learn about Reconstructionist Judaism and our cutting-edge educational program

  • Wine and cheese for adults with Rabbi Marc Margolius
  • Activities for K-3rd graders with Rabbi Nadia Gold
  • Babysitting for 0-4 year olds

6:00 pm -- 'First Friday' family-friendly musical service

7:00 pm -- Shabbat dinner with pizza for kids

"First Friday at 6" Kabbalat Shabbat Service/Potluck Dinner

September 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

Children dancing at Erev Shabbat

Our Friday community dinner
for children from 0 to 100
and beyond, and
musical Kabbalat Shabbat/
Erev Shabbat
for all ages!

WES welcomes Matt Wolpe

WES welcomes Matt Wolpe as our new Shirat Shabbat songleader

Matt Wolpe is a singer, songwriter, actor, and teacher. He brings energy and fun to Jewish community's all around the globe. As a performer he has been seen on stage with such wonderful musicians as; Rick Recht, Saul Kaye, and Craig Taubman's Friday Night Live to name a few. You can listen to songs Matt co wrote with Josh Schriber, lead singer of Josh and The Jamtones as well as other songs on his Website, He studied songwriting and theatre at Berklee College of Music and The Boston Conservatory and has been seen in plays and musicals all around the country. 

Kef Kids for pre-K-2d Graders - Fall 2015

A New and Creative Approach to Extracurricular Education – on Saturdays!

Kef Kids is open to all pre-K – 2nd graders and meets bi-monthly on Saturday afternoons, 2:00-3:30. Kids will experience what it is to be Jewish in a fun, informal setting. 

Weekly Drop-In Musical Shabbat Programs for Infants through Fourth Graders!

Tot Shabbat
for 0-4 Year Olds
and Parents,
every Shabbat/Saturday
11:30 am

Click here for more about
Tot Shabbat.


Shirat Shabbat
("Song of Shabbat")for K-4th Graders and Parents,
every Shabbat/Saturday
11:15 am

Click here for more about
Shirat Shabbat for K-4th grade.

JFLL: Our Cutting-Edge Approach to Jewish Learning for Families

Jewish Family Life and LearningJFLL blends individual choice with experiential and whole family learning.  This year we are excited to pilot a new partnership with the groundbreaking Jewish Journeys Project (JJP) at the JCC in Manhattan for families with 3rd-4th grade children.

Click here for quick links to request info or registration forms for 2015-2016.

Rabbi Nadia Gold, our Director of Family Engagement, is always eager to speak with our current and prospective JFLL families and WES members at large. Make an appointment with ngold [at] westendsynagogue [dot] org (Nadia) to learn more about our unique brand of Jewish education.

Reconstructionist Judaism on One Foot (Video)

Enjoy this brief, entertaining video introducing the Reconstructionist approach to Judaism.  For more information, click here.

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