Paradise, it is not good to be alone.
If you are
looking at our website, you may have already decided to join a
synagogue, but are asking yourself, "which community is right for
me"? On the other hand, you may be grappling with the question
"why join a synagogue at all"? While there are tangible
benefits to joining a synagogue (such as attending High Holy Day
services, Jewish Education School for your children, etc.), there is
an intangible element to joining a synagogue that is even more
important—by joining a synagogue, you are becoming part of a Jewish
community. A Jewish community is a place that offers you a cultural
home, a place where you can learn and grow, and a place where you
find friendship, support, comfort, acceptance and
join Westchester Community for Humanistic Judaism, you become part
of our family—part of a support system, and a partner in creating
a meaningful and engaging Jewish community. At WCHJ, our mission is
to build a caring community with the tools of Jewish tradition. When
each of us brings our special talents and gifts to our community, we
create a community where our presence makes a difference, where we
can discover or rediscover Judaism, where we can find life long
friends, where we can make the world a better
It is never
too soon, or too late, to become a part of the Jewish community.
While we often think that synagogues are around to "teach Judaism"
to our children (and we certainly do that!), there is so much more.
We provide ongoing opportunities to study, experience, and enjoy
being connected to a Jewish community. Even if your children are
grown, or if you are single, we offer many programs just for you. We
focus on community building, with, social events, and our, History
Buffs group, cultural programs, services, Jewish education school,
and opportunities for leadership. Our task is to enhance your
connection with other Jews and your personal search for meaning, and
to provide an engaging, contemporary and progressive Jewish
community in which to do so.
We hope you
will decide to join us as we continue to build a our community with
the tools of Jewish tradition right here in Westchester
said: "Do not separate yourself from the community..."
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