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, sexual orientation, or financial means. 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
How Harriet’s Garden Grows
Spring has sprung. The crocuses and daffodils are getting serious. The leaves are budding. At any moment gardens throughout Westchester will be ablaze with color. All of which means we’re counting the days until Harriet’s Garden Party, the Woodlands gala at which we’ll toast the fruit of her labors (on June 1, following a special Shabbat service, the night before, that honors both Harriet and the education program that flourished under her care). But, when spring turns to fall and the gala is just a wonderful memory, the service program/journal we’re publishing will always be in bloom. So offer a bouquet to Harriet (and contribute to the temple’s biggest fundraiser of the year) with a journal ad... more information
Upcoming Friday Night Services
Tuesday, May 14, Tikkun Layl Shavuot at 7:30 pm
Our annual Shavuot evening of interactive learning and affirmation. Come renew the ancient mystical path of those who walked before us. Our 10th grade Confirmation families will join us in celebrating their children's Jewish life ahead!
Friday, May 17, A Joyful Noise! at 8:00 pm
A service that everyone - from youngest to oldest - will want to attend. With an ensemble of eleven musicians (and your voices), we'll fill our sanctuary with a joyful noise! Visual Worship tonight, as well - no siddurim (unless you want one) ... onto screens. Aufruf this evening for Alex Maroni and Nattelie Kimmelman, daughter of Leslie and Ray Kimmleman. Babysitting available tonight, no reservations are necessary.