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
Friday, December 6 at 8:00 pm
Michael Hunter Ochs found himself with a free Friday evening and we've snagged him! Michael's career is in composing tunes for movie soundtracks ("Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") and celebrity recording artists (Josh Groban). But he also sets Jewish prayers to music. We use a couple of them during "A Joyful Noise" ... Michael's candle blessing and his Barekhu. His "Oseh Shalom" and "Shalom Rav" are also extremely popular.
"A Joyful Noise" will still play during the service, but we'll be very happily sharing our bimah with Michael Ochs. This will be a great evening. We hope you can join us.
Project Ezra Luncheon Sunday, December 8
Engaging Israel Part One
Wednesdays, January 8, 15, 22, 29, and February 5, 8:00-9:30 pm
Course $18; Book $20
Please register online by December 26 to insure receipt of books in time for first class.
I hope you will join me for one of the most exciting learning opportunities in which I’ve ever participated. “Engaging Israel” brings together, via digital media, members of our temple community with some of the foremost thinkers and visionaries in Israel today. We’ll be taught by internationally renowned scholars in the fields of Jewish studies, Middle East politics, and history, addressing core questions pertaining to:
Toys for Tots Collection
December 2 - December 18
Bring new, unwrapped Christmas gifts to WCT between Dec 2 and Dec 18. The Greenburgh Fire Dept. will wrap and distribute your gifts to needy children throughout Westchester. Checks for the purchase of gifts (payable to “Toys for Tots”) may be dropped off, too. This year, make it a tzedakah Hanukkah!!