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Join WCHJ for a private guided “Nosh & Stroll” tour on Sunday, October 18

Here are the details:

1:30PM: Meet your guide in front of Stanton Street Synagogue, located at 180 Stanton St. (between Clinton & Attorney St.) in Manhattan.

Tour B'nei Jacob Anshe Brzezan (also known as the Stanton St. Shul), one of the few remaining tenement style synagogues left on the Lower East Side. Learn about the renaissance taking place in this warm, old-world space.

Now we will taste food based on original European recipes

Walk to Moishes Bakery, where you will try potatonik

Next we will nosh on a fresh baked bialy

Then we will visit the pickle guys, where you will try a pickle right out of the barrel

Our last stop on the tour will be Kehila Kedosha Janina (the Greek Synagogue and museum) which is the only remaining Romaniote tradition synagogue in the Western Hemisphere
4:30PM: Tour ends. Walk to Economy Candy.

Fee: $25 per person for members of WCHJ and other SHJ congregations; $30 for others

If you would like to join us, please call Dmitry Turovsky at (914)713-8828 or email

Why Be a WCHJ Member?


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.