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
Happy Purim! Order Sh'lakh Manot by Sun, Feb 14
Each year, our religious school sponsors a Purim Goody Bags sale in which you and I send friends and neighbors sh’lakh manot, something tasty and fun for Purim. Please click here to order sh’lakh manot. You’ll be helping out our religious school while fulfilling a great Jewish mitzvah: extending a hand in friendship to all.
Stacy Beyer, Nashville Performing Artist
Fri, Feb 26 at 8:00 pm (Shabbat Service)
Sat, Feb 27 at 8:00 pm (In Concert)
Vastly talented, voice like an angel, soulful spirit, and as nice a person as they come. This is why you want to be with us for one of both of Stacy Beyer's appearances here at Woodlands.
Click here to buy your tickets online for Stacy's Saturday night concert (Feb 27 at 8:00 pm). $18 for members ($10 for member children) and $25 for non-members ($18 for non-member children). The concert has been lovingly underwritten by Dayle and David Fligel, to make Stacy's music available to everybody and so that your ticket purchase supports the temple. See you there!
Blood Drive - Sun, Mar 6, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 17: Just Justice: Why We Do Tikkun Olam
Spend Shabbat with our rabbinic intern, Jason Fenster, learning, brunching, and exploring our personal commitments to tikkun olam. Click here to sign up! $5 suggested donation covers brunch.
Help Keep Our Rabbinic Intern Program
Your three-year pledge toward the $20,000 annual cost will keep Jason Fenster and other wonderful interns like him involved in our Friday night services, our high school Academy, our High Holy Days, our adult ed classes and more! Please make your pledge by clicking here; note that no payment will be due until after Jul 1, 2016.
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Upcoming Worship Schedule
We would be delighted to have you come worship with us. Our services are contemporary, upbeat, welcoming, and thoughtfully engaged with our ancient tradition. Whether Shabbat or Festival, we think your spirit will be warmed and nourished.
Fri, Feb 5
Jammin’ Shabbat at 7:00 pm
Put on your jammies, bring a bedtime friend, and c'mon over for 30 minutes of Shabbat song, stories and blessings to get you ready for bed. Bring a buck for tzedakah!
Simply Shabbat at 8:00 pm
A quiet evening with your clergy. Familiar melodies, familiar prayers, a bit of learning.
Sat, Feb 6
Yoga Shabbat at 10:30 am
A Shabbat morning experience for everybody – adults and kids – that will include music, prayer, Torah, and easy yoga movements. A holistic celebration of creation! Rebecca Smith DeFelice of Woodbridge Body Works will once again gently lead the way. Wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one.
Save the Date for Yoga Shabbat on February 6th!
Mark your calendar for Yoga Shabbat Saturday, February 6 at 10:30 AM. Led by Rebecca Smith DeFelice of Woodbridge Body Works, and our own Rabbi Billy and Tara Levine, this is a Shabbat for all ages and levels of experience. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat if you have one, and get ready for a lovely, invigorating Shabbat morning.
Donations for Mishkan HaNefesh
With the arrival of our new makhzor, Mishkan HaNefesh, we hope you will honor someone you love by purchasing bookplates to dedicate individual copies. $36 for two labels. Click here to make your donation today!