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

January 6, 2017 - 6:00pm

Children dancing at Erev ShabbatFirst Friday at WES 

Kabbalat Shabbat Service and Potluck Dinner
6:00 - 8:00 PM

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

"Saving American Politics Through Tikkun Middot," with Rabbi Marc Margolius this Shabbat morning, 11:30 am

December 3, 2016 - 11:30am

How might we respond wisely and effectively to the fractious, often toxic political environment in which we operate today?  During Shabbat morning services this Saturday, December 3, at 11:30 am Rabbi Marc Margolius of West End Synagogue will explore how Tikkun Middot practice -- integrating mindfulness practice with attention to core middot (spiritual/moral traits) -- might inform our efforts to restore civility, hope, and integrity to the American political process.  

Rabbi Margolius serves as spiritual leader of WES, and directs alumni programs for the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, a center for the cultivation of Jewish contemplative practices among rabbis, cantors, educators and lay leaders, and directs the Institute's Tikkun Middot Project, which aims to help communities support their members' character development by integrating mindfulness and​ middot practice.

Chanukah Celebration 2-4:30 PM

December 18, 2016 - 2:00pm

Increase the Light!

A (Pre) Chanukah Celebration for all Ages at WES
Sunday, Dec. 18, 2-4:30 pm

In the darkest time of the year, the Jewish response always is to increase the light in this world. West End Synagogue will prepare for Chanukah (which begins Sat. night Dec. 24) with laughing, learning, singing, creating, eating, and creating a communal "wall of light" installation on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 18. All welcome! 

Cost: WES member individuals $5/families $10; non-WES member individuals $10/families $18. Click HERE to register.


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

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

Jewish Family Life and LearningJFLL blends individual choice with experiential and whole family learning.  

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 New 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. 

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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