Our Mission

JCCMW's core beliefs, vision, and goals

welcoming everyone

Core Beliefs

"To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you. That's what I think a meaningful life is. One lives not just for oneself, but for one's community."

—Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Using our Jewish values, we open our door as widely as possible to offer participants educational, social, cultural, and recreational activities to inspire joyous lives and strengthen community.

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strengthening our community

Our Vision

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Guided by timeless Jewish values, we nurture people, connect community, and help heal the world.

what drives us

Our Goals

Our goal is to have a positive impact on the community, while following these guiding principles.

Programs for All

On our own and in partnership with other organizations, create classes, events, and programs of excellence that educate, inform, challenge, and engage people of all ages—from newborns to seniors—and strive to make these programs available to everyone through financial support where needed.

Accepting of All

Recognize the essential role that the Westchester synagogues play in the community and work with these entities for the greater betterment of the community, while at the same time acknowledging Jews who are choosing to be unaffiliated with synagogues and those in interfaith families who are searching for an unaffiliated Jewish communal home.

Jewish Values and Traditions

Approach our work and programs through a Jewish lens, cherish our Jewish values and traditions, convene the diverse opinions and beliefs of the community, and welcome everyone, staff and patrons alike, without regard to race, religion, or sexual orientation. We are aware that fiscal responsibility is key to maintaining the level of excellence that we expect of ourselves.

Arts and Culture

Value the role that arts and culture have in enriching our lives.

Supporting Our History

Support the State of Israel and educate the community about Israel’s land, government, and people.

Respecting Nature

Respect the environment and acknowledge that natural resources can be rare and valuable.

Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam

Understand and support the important role of tzedakah (charity) and tikkun olam (repairing the world) and the need to model and teach these values to future generations.

Helping All in Need

Serve, respect, and offer guidance to the members of our community with special needs and all of those in need.

Building Families

Engender community support and loyalty among our patrons, and offer a safe and secure environment for our families.

Health and Wellness

Appreciate health and wellness and understand the importance of strengthening and caring for our bodies, nourishing our souls, and challenging our minds.

Celebrating Tradition

Value the peace of the Sabbath and the beauty of Jewish holidays, and support how they can be marked by people in different ways.

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