Woodlands Community Temple is a Reform Jewish congregation nestled in the woods of Greenburgh, New York (near White Plains, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Edgemont, Hastings, Irvington, and Tarrytown). Founded in 1966, we are a vibrant, resourceful, multigenerational community of modern Jews committed to creating a dynamic, innovative environment for all who wish to participate in Jewish life and ritual—regardless of age or sexual orientation. Welcoming, outgoing, and member-run, Woodlands is a place that amply provides for the educational and spiritual needs of its membership while at the same time enlisting its congregants to do good works that benefit an ever more complicated world at large.
What's Happening at Woodlands
Friday, April 25
Holocaust Remembrance Shabbat at 8:00 pm
Remembering the six million with candles, music and readings. Torah reading from our Czechoslovakian Shoah scroll. Presentation by Gregorij von Leitis, artistic director, Elysium Between Two Continents (Berlin and New York City), who will speak about growing up non-Jewish in post-World War II Germany and his passion for fighting anti-Semitism and promoting tolerance and peace in Germany and around the world. Our seventh grade will participate. Visual Worship tonight. Babysitting will be available (there is no charge and no advance notice is needed).
Yom HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance Day
Sunday evening, April 27, 2014
Woodlands is mailing Yellow Candles to all our members. Please light yours to remember The Six Million.
Yom HaShoah Yellow Candle Program
Supports Holocaust education in our temple community, including the William Donat Visiting High School Holocaust Education Program, a semi-annual visit of non-Jewish high school students from Vermont who are studying the Holocaust. Thank you for your donation online
On Saturday, June 7, Woodlands will celebrate our Founding Families with a congregation-wide dinner party. The centerpiece of that party will be a journal, full of photos and memories from the early days—and ads from members, friends, and merchants congratulating not only the Founding Families but all our members on the continued success of the vision that built this institution
Spring Into Action - Social Action, that is! Have you signed up yet?
- Prepare and serve lunch at the Grace Church Soup Kitchen on Wednesday, April 23
- Prepare a meal for the 20 residents of the Volunteers of America Valhalla Residence on Sunday, April 27
- Teens can volunteer to play games, read, and babysit the children living in Hope’s Door, a domestic abuse shelter, while the moms are treated to a early Mother’s Day outting on Saturday, May 3
- Adults can spend the afternoon on Saturday, May 3 with mothers living in Hope’s Door, a domestic abuse shelter. We have arranged for the moms to visit a beauty salon, Salon Elle in Armonk, and/or then go out to dinner at a casual restaurant.
- On Sunday, May 4, adults and families with middle school and older children you can drive together into the city to serve breakfast, provide clothes and toiletries to homeless and working poor.