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Meet Our New Cantor
A look at the life and times of Cantor Lance Rhodes

By Mike Winkleman

On Wednesday night, May 13, at a special congregational meeting, Woodlands overwhelmingly approved the appointment of the versatile, talented, smart, affable, resourceful, and experienced Cantor Lance Rhodes as Woodlands’ next cantor, starting on July 1.

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COVID-19 information

COVID-19 update: While we wait for the coronavirus pandemic to pass, our building is closed but our community is open. We'd love to have you join us. Here's how:

  • Services are streamed through our Woodlands Community Temple Facebook page. 
  • Information on attending other events on our calendar is available from our office at wct@wct.org. You can also use this e-mail address to sign up for our weekly newsletter.
  • We have a variety of ways to support members in need. Call 914-592-7070.

We hope everyone is staying safe, healthy, and connected while we await better days ahead. 

Upcoming Worship Schedule

Fri, May 22

Shabbat Evening Service at 8:00 pm

Rabbi Billy, Rabbi Mara, Cantor Jonathan, rabbinic intern Zach Plesent, and Sh'liakh K'hilah Corey Friedlander will lead is in our weekly online celebration of shabbat and of life. Zach will speak. 

Friday evening services will be LIVESTREAMED ONLY

You can access the livestream here.

You can download a PDF of the service prayers HERE.

Sat, May 23

Hevra Torah at 9:15 am

Torah Study will be held via Zoom. For links to these Zoom meetings, check your temple emails.                      

Yoga Shabbat (Online), 10:30-11:30 am 

For all ages and levels
Experience Shabbat with your temple community and a morning of meditative, basic yoga practice. Yoga instructor Judy Fuhrer will bring us simple yoga poses blended with Jewish and kabbalistic wisdom. All you need is access to the internet, a quiet, comfortable spot and a mat/towel.  Contact wct@wct.org if you would like to join and we will send you the link.    

Havdalah with the Youngs: going on summer vacation!

A note from the Young Family:
Thank you all for joining us for Havdalah these last couple of weeks. It has been wonderful ending Shabbat all together. We are no longer going to be doing a weekly Facebook Live broadcast of Havdalah, but we encourage you to continue at home or over the web with your family and friends. Here's a good how-to! 

   

For families with young children:

Shabbat Lunch Bunch 11:30 am

Pre- post- or during lunch...any way you slice it, get ready to sing and shimmy! Sing and dance along with our rabbis, our beloved early childhood educator Laurie Leibowitz and our very talented (and silly) song leader Kenny Green for some Shabbat afternoon joy!

For links to these meetings, check your temple emails.                        

 

Upcoming Events (virtual) at WCT

Millennials/Gen Z and Israel: A Panel Discussion
Thu, May 21 at 7:30 pm via Zoom

It's no secret that Millenials and GenZ feel differently about Israel than older generations. Yet the differences of opinion aren't as black and white as they seem. We've brought together a panel of young people who will share their varied and nuanced positions when it comes to Israel. If you've wondered "how do I even begin to talk to my child/grandchild about Israel?" or if you are a Millenial/Gen Z want to see how your peers are working through the issues, this discussion will be very worth your while. Register in advance at wct.org/israelpanel and we'll send you the Zoom information prior to the panel.

Yoga Shabbat (Online)

Sat, May 23, 10:30-11:30 am

For all ages and levels
Experience Shabbat with your temple community and a morning of meditative, basic yoga practice. Yoga instructor Judy Fuhrer will bring us simple yoga poses blended with Jewish and kabbalistic wisdom. All you need is access to the internet, a quiet, comfortable spot and a mat/towel.    

The Judaica Shop at Woodlands is Online ...

Just in Time for Father's Day!

The Judaica Shop at Woodlands is not physically open for business but we are available for online purchasing. Father's Day is around the corner and we have created an online catalogue that includes a few in-stock items appropriate to honor and celebrate all Dads, Grand Dads, Uncles and those impactful people in your life. If you are shopping for a celebration gift or something to bring beauty and spirituality to your home, please contact us first. We'll work out purchase and delivery details. For some ideas, check out our online catalogues on the Judaica Shop page (click here). Remember every purchase supports Woodlands Temple. Email judaicashop@wct.org

 

 

 

Upcoming Meetings

Mon, May 18 at 8:00 pm

Board of Trustees
If you'd like to attend this online meeting but aren't on the committee, email Andy Farber (president@wct.org)

Wed, May 26 at 7:30 pm

School Board Meeting

Wed, May 27 at 8:00 pm

Congregational Budget Meeting - The budget for the coming fiscal year was distributed earlier by e-mail, this meeting is an opportunity to ask questions and learn about the details of the budget.  Please check your email for a link to the budget and to pre-register for this meeting.

Thu, June 4 at 8:00 pm

Annual Meeting - The annual meeting of WCT is when we approve the slate of officers and the budget for the upcoming year. There will also be a vote on a proposed amendment to the constitution.  Please check your email for the slate, links to the budget and the amendment, and to pre-register for this meeting.   

Mon, May 25 2020 2 Sivan 5780