Shabbat Morning, October 3 (services begin at 10 a.m.)
Kiddush luncheon to follow services

Please join us as we celebrate the community’s 30-year history of learning from our many talented, knowledgeable and generous member-teachers. If you have ever taught a WES program or delivered a d’var Torah—that includes you, b’nai mitzvah celebrants—please allow us to honor and thank you on this day. If your heart, mind and / or spirit have been instructed, illuminated and / or buoyed by such teaching you won’t want to miss this opportunity to let folks know the many ways they enriched you.

Finally, if you are a member who has both taught at WES and learned from other members, then we invite you to “dance on both sides of the aisle.”

There will be a special aliyah for our member-teachers, readings, songs and well-deserved praise and expressions of appreciation. Please join us for the kiddush luncheon that will follow services.

Friends and relatives are welcome!

Sponsored by Yad Mordecai Adult Education

Simchat Torah Family Celebration, 6-8 PM

October 5, 2015

wesoffice [at] westendsynagogue [dot] org (PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RSVP)!

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. 

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 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. 

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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