We gather for a special contemplative, musical celebration of Shabbat on the third Friday of each month, featuring seating in the round, percussion accompaniment, and very spirited communal singing of the Shabbat prayers and blessings. Shirat HaLev is a wonderful way to release the stresses of another New York City week, and connect with one’s self and the West End Synagogue community. (click image to listen to L'cha dodi)
Rabbi Jonathan Stein, former senior rabbi of Congregation Shaaray Tefila on the Upper East Side, will speak about hunger in America and the ways in which it can be alleviated, as well as MAZON and its anti-hunger work.
Tot Shabbat for 0-4 Year Olds and Parents, every Shabbat/Saturday, 11:30 am
Join Alexis Fishman, winner of the Next Broadway Musical Star competition, for a free, drop in musical program for children 0-4 years old every Shabbat morning from 11:30 am-12:15 pm, featuring music, parent-child interaction, and stories. Visitors always welcome!
Shirat Shabbat ("Song of Shabbat") for K-4th Graders and Parents, every Shabbat/Saturday, 11:15 am
Join our amazing Hazzan Ayelet Piatigorsky, Rabbi Nadia Gold, and talented Jewish educator/musicians for a musical celebration of Shabbat for K-4th graders, we will be holding a weekly Shirat Shabbat musical program each Saturday morning from 11:15 am-12:15 pm. Then join the WES community for a festive kiddush luncheon. Visitors always welcome!
We proudly offer a cutting-edge approach to Jewish education blending 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 3-4th grade children.
Click here for quick links to request info or registration forms for 2014-2015. 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. To learn more about our about our unique brand of Jewish education, make an appointment to meet with Rabbi Nadia or schedule a visit.