Kabbalat Shabbat Unplugged

February 10, 2017 - 6:30pm

Hazzan Porzecanski leads "Shabbat Unplugged", an intimate and musically acoustic celebration of Shabbat; the long exhale at the end of the week, on the second Friday of each month at 6:30 pm
 

"Moving Forward in Challenging Times:" NY Reconstructionist Day of Learning Sun Jan. 29, 12:15-6 pm

January 29, 2017 - 12:15pm

The annual New York Day of Reconstructionist Learning will take place January 29, 2017, from 12:15-6:00 p.m., at the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, 15 West 86th Street.  The keynote address, "Sir, I know just how you feel": Cultivating Moral Courage in Challenging Times," will be delivered by Rabbi Joshua Lesser of Congregation Bet Haverim in Atlanta GA, and Chair of RRC/Jewish Reconstructionist Communities Tikkun Olam Commission.

FOR FULL DETAILS, CLICK HERE; TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.

Speakers include:

"What Matters: Conversations about the End of Life"

Rabbi Margolius spoke on Shabbat morning, January 7, on “What Matters:  Caring Conversations About End of Life,” a program in which WES is participating to promote facilitated, Jewish values-based conversations about wishes for the end of life. 

"What Matters" (whatmattersny.org) is based at the JCC, funded by Plaza Memorial Chapel, and has engaged with several synagogues and communal organizations in New York City over the past 18 months. It is based on an evidence-based Advance Care Planning program that was developed at Gundersen Health Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin in order to fill the gap between the legal documentation of advance directives, such as power of attorney for health care, and the emotional and spiritual reality of what it means to make decisions for a loved on. 

Rabbi Margolius's talk was the first in a series of WES programs including film discussion group, panel discussion, a book group discussion, and a panel featuring a physician, an attorney, rabbi, and an ethicist.

NEW WES JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP

FOR KIDS in grades 6,7, and 8:
a social group for building community,
Click here for more information

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

Jewish Family Life and Learning (JFLL)

Click here for quick links to request info or registration forms for 2016-2017.

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.

Kef Kids: Jewish Fun for Pre K-2d Graders!

A Creative Approach to Jewish Learning!  Kef Kids is a bi-monthly program on Saturday afternoons offering pre-K through second graders a fun, hands-on Jewish experience. Jewish holidays, values and rituals are taught through visual art, drama, cooking and music. Kids not only learn about Judaism but they LIVE it! 

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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