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Photos from one of our previous “Havdalahs Under the Sun”

We invite you to join us for a Havdalah service led by our rabbi, Frank Tamburello, followed by light refreshments.
This is also an opportunity for you to find out more about Humanistic Judaism (is it really an oxymoron?) in general and about our congregation in particular.

Havdalah set

Saturday, August 5, 4:30-6PM
At the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Patio, weather permitting), 468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains

Free refreshments and beverages will be provided. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.


Why Be a WCHJ Member?

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By being a member of the Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism, one participates in a Community which has a common interest in being with like-minded people, whose goal is to promote continuation and celebration of Jewish history, ethics and ideals within the framework of Humanism in a consistent and committed fashion while developing ongoing relationships with other members. Membership dues ensure that that these values will be continued by ongoing and consistent programs of Jewish themes (music, theater, discussions, study groups, etc.) as well as observance of the major Jewish holidays, and allow for effective publicity so that our congregation may grow. Basically, payment of membership dues indicates commitment to our organization and provides support for our existence.


The Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism offers a non-theistic alternative in contemporary Jewish life. It is affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism, which was established by Rabbi Sherwin T. Wine in 1963 in Detroit, Michigan, and has grown into a worldwide movement. Humanistic Judaism embraces a human-centered philosophy that combines the celebration of Jewish culture and identity with an adherence to humanistic values and ideas. Humanistic Jews value their Jewish identity and the aspects of Jewish culture that offer a genuine expression of their contemporary way of life. Humanistic Jewish communities celebrate Jewish holidays and life cycle events (such as weddings and bar and bat mitzvah) with inspirational ceremonies that draw upon but go beyond traditional literature.