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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 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.

If you will be coming to the temple, please go to to fill out the Covid screening form before you come.  Also, you must wear a face mask while you are in the building. 

Upcoming Worship Schedule

Upcoming Meetings

  • Coronavirus Task Force:  Mon, Nov 30 at 8:15 pm 

Cantor Ellen DreskinShabbat Evening Service
Fri, Dec 4 at 8:00 pm

Once more, we welcome special guests, Cantor Ellen Dreskin and Corey Friedlander. Join us on Facebook, and after the service come to the Oneg.  Log on at 7:50 pm to eavesdrop on our engaging and sometimes outrageous pre-service discussion.


Upcoming Events (virtual) at WCT


Wed, Dec 9, 8:00-9:00 pm

Online Scams: What Kind of Job is That For a Nice Jewish Boy?

with Rabbi Billy

Seems everyone wants to make a quick buck on the internet these days. But are WE involved in perpetrating these crimes too? And what's Judaism got to say about that? Woodlands Webinars: Online Learning with your clergy! Each month, we'll meet either for a lunch break (12:30-1:30 pm) or dessert (8:00-9:00 pm). Grab a nosh and get in front of a computer (with a webcam preferred). We'll meet in real time and discuss lively topics. Register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 Hanukkah 2020

For the full calendar of events and giving opportunities for Hanukkah, click here.

Shabbat Hanukkah

Fri, Dec 11 at 8:00 pm

Make sure you have your menorah and candles handy! Join us on Facebook.

Hanukkah and Havdalah with the Dreskins
Sat, Dec 12, 7:30-8:00 pm

View on Facebook.

Hanukkah Drive-in Menorah Lighting
Sun, Dec 13, 5:00 PM at the Shames JCC

Sign-up is a must ( We'll sing Hanukkah tunes and light our menorah together, all from the safety of our own cars.

Giving Opportunity:  Drop off toys for our Toys for Tots and Have a Heart toy drives at WCT during office hours (10:00 am - 2:00 pm) or at the Community Menorah lighting at the Shames JCC (5:00 pm).

The Judaica Shop at Woodlands

The Judaica Shop at Woodlands is Online ...
The Judaica Shop at Woodlands is not physically open for business but we are available for online purchasing. 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

Time for a new family menorah? Add some whimsy with our cupcake menorah. Our Hanukkah online catalogue is up on the Judaica Shop page.

A Q&A with Cantor Lance Rhodes
and Mike Winkleman

Shortly after Cantor Lance arrived at his new home in Shrub Oak, Mike Winkleman caught up with him to see how his move had gone and what he’s thinking and planning now that he is assuming the role of Woodlands’ new cantor. Here are some excerpts from their conversation. 


Sat, December 5 2020 19 Kislev 5781