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

March 4, 2016 - 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!

New Member Shabbat

February 6, 2016 - 10:00am
Please join us in welcoming our new members.
Kiddish at the end of services will give us all an opportunity to speak with the new members.

'In the Depths: Responding to Others’ Grief and Pain'

A Three-Part Monthly Series with WES Bert Linder Rabbinic Intern Ora Nitkin-Kaner

Colorado - Rocky Mountains at dusk - http://www.goodfreephotos.comSundays, February 14, March 6, and April 17, 10 am

The three sessions are intended to be cumulative, but can also be attended as one-off programs. Each session will include Jewish text study, skills-based learning, theory, and the opportunity for confidential sharing. Open to WES members only. Coffee and bagels 10-10:30 am, teaching 10:30-noon.

Purim 2016 at WES!


Mark your calendars
Wednesday, March 23rd

5:00-6:30pm - Children's Purim Carnival!

6:30pm - Family-friendly Megillah reading

8:00pm - World Famous WES PG-13 Purim Shpiel


More details coming soon!

Kef Kids: Jewish Fun for PreK-2d Graders!

A Creative New Approach to Jewish Learning

Kef Kids is a bi-monthly program on Saturday afternoons offering pre-K through 2nd graders a Jewish experience 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.

Matt Wolpe Rocks Shabbat with K-4th Graders at WES every Shabbat!

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 communities 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, MattWolpe.com. 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. 

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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