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WCHJ Presents: David Ben-Gurion

a talk by Rhoda Kleiman

at the Community Unitarian Church, 468 Rosedale Ave, White Plains

Saturday, May 14, starting at 2:30pm

Admission is free; tax-deductible donations are always welcome
Light refreshments will be provided. Handicapped accessible.


Please join WCHJ for a private guided tour “Bread and Roses: History of the Jewish Left on the Lower East Side”
on Sunday, June 5, starting at 11AM

Here are the details (they will be updated soon):

Our guide from the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy will lead us on a fascinating exploration. We’ll discuss the interrelationships among labor activism, leftist political thought, Yiddish culture/language, and Jewish tradition. We'll listen, talk, debate, and sing!

Visit the Sixth Street Community Center, formerly Congregation Yeshurun Shara Torah, and learn about the vivid socialist motif murals that share space with historic memorial plaques.

Discuss Abraham Cahan, legendary socialist editor of the Jewish Daily Forward; Emma Goldman, anarchist and lecturer; Clara Lemlich, leftist and strike leader; celebrated local authors Anzia Yezierska, and Meyer London (the first socialist elected to the House of Representatives).

Learn the Yiddish Cloakmaker's Song, and the American labor classic Joe Hill in Mamaloshen (Yiddish).


Fee: $20 per person for members of WCHJ and other SHJ congregations; $25 for others

For more information, please call Dmitry Turovsky at (914)713-8828 or email info@wchj.org.
Please send checks payable to WCHJ to: Olga Turovsky, 84 Sprague Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583


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; support of our Jewish school; 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.