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.
A Special Donation Request from the Domestic Abuse Task Force
Need donations by Friday, December 13
Please help us bring some cheer this holiday season to victims of domestic abuse: The Domestic Abuse Task Force is collecting the following items for the Westchester Family Justice Center:
- New (unwrapped) toys for boys/girls of all ages
- Target gift cards for the moms
- New children's books
Please drop off your donations by Friday, December 13, in our DATF marked baskets in the WCT lobby. Target gift cards can be placed in the DATF mailbox outside the office. As always, we thank you for your generous support, especially during this time of year when we can really make a difference
Please help us give these families a nice holiday. If you have any questions, please email us or give me a call at: 693-3533. You can drop off these items in the DATF marked boxes in the WCT lobby anytime before Friday, December 14. Gift cards can be dropped in the DATF mailbox next to the office.
WCT Mah Jongg Night
Thursday, December 12, 7:15 pm
Project Ezra Luncheon Sunday, December 8