Kabbalat Shabbat service

March 31, 2017 - 6:30pm

Kabbalat Shabbat at WES

Please join us at 6:30pm

Service will be conducted by a guest Rabbi and our Hazzan Ayelet Porzecanski.

Pesach day 1 service

April 11, 2017 - 10:00am

"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.


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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