Families seeking Jewish identity building and education have an excellent resource at the J. Through a wide variety of classes, workshops, programs and forums, for everyone from young families to older adults, our Jewish cultural programs include collaborations with various agencies that strive to expand the knowledge and understanding of our world through a Jewish lens and shared Jewish values.
Holiday Celebrations, Jewish Programs and Social Action
Embrace Jewish holidays and values at the JCC! Listen to festive music and dip apples in honey on Rosh HaShanah, spend time in the Sukkah, help us light the giant menorah on Hanukkah, help with community service projects for our local neighbors in need, dress up in costumes for Purim, remember the Six Million Jews fallen on Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), pay tribute to fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terror on Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) and celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the State of Israel on Yom HaAtzmaut. Be sure to join us for the Westchester Jewish Film Festival and the Israeli Film Festival and other cultural activities through the year. All are welcome at JCCMW programs regardless of culture, faith, gender, age or sexual orientation.
Israel Immersion Drive-In Concert: The Story of Israel Through its Songs
Join us for an exciting live concert featuring Israeli artists in celebration of the story of Israel.
This program is proudly supported by the Israel Engagement Fund, a JCC Association of North America Program Accelerator, made possible by the generosity of several committed donors.
Rain date: May 16th 2pm-4pm
JCCMW Main /Back Parking
Select Saturdays, 5:30 PM – Next Family Havdalah is May 1 at 6:30pm
Join Rabbi Ben Newman and connect with the greater JCC community and your friends for a Havdalah ceremony, which marks the end of Shabbat. Together on Zoom we will sing songs, listen to stories, and do the traditional Havdalah ceremony of smelling spices and lighting candles.
This event is perfect for families with children who are new to Westchester, and for families who already live in the area but would love to connect with Jewish community. Every month we will welcome another clergy member from the area to join us. Get to know your Jewish peers in the Westchester and learn new ways to express Jewish values and traditions!
Remaining dates: 5/1, 6/5 & 7/3 – all at 6:30pm
In partnership with
YOM HAZIKARON CELEBRATION
Join us for an extraordinary interactive experience of Holocaust remembrance and artistic expression.
Friday, April 16th, 1-2pm (EST)
Travel virtually to the NYC apartment of Ted Comet, a 96 year-old respected Jewish community leader, to view five unique tapestries woven by his late wife, Shoshana Comet – Holocaust survivor, psychotherapist, and artist. Each tapestry is a testament to the power of the mind to turn trauma into creative and healing energy. A lifelong friend of Elie Wiesel, Ted is an eloquent speaker with an inspirational story about suffering, loss, and healing that you will never forget.
Free but registration required. This unique opportunity is on a first come first serve basis to ten registrants, with a waiting list.
Made possible by DOROT* and in partnership with the Pozez JCC and Edlavitch DCJCC
*DOROT alleviates social isolation among older adults through the assistance of volunteers, fostering mutually beneficial relationships while enabling older adults to remain independent in their homes.
To register, click here. Questions? Email email@example.com or 914.725.7300 x825
“Days of Memory: From Commemoration to Celebration,” a signature, three-night viewing experience on Click here for Virtual J programs, April 7, 13 and 14 featuring exclusive content
This flagship continental programming event will use storytelling, first-person accounts, music, and more, so North America’s Jewish community can observe these Israeli holidays by exploring how telling and retelling is shaped by memory; transformed through commemoration; and, over time, shared in celebration.
Yom HaShoah: Honoring Jewish Resilience and Storytelling, April 7 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, four international artist- educators engage in a powerful conversation preserving cultural memory and paying tribute through art and story. This event also launches “JFest: An Arts Festival for the JCC Movement” bringing an array of arts and culture events to audiences throughout the year, powered by The Covenant Foundation and with support from the Pertzik Fund for Arts & Culture.
Yom HaZikaron: The Power of Jewish Peoplehood Through Personal and Collective Mourning, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern, will offer an intimate conversation with Israelis who know the heartache and anguish of loss from their own experiences.
Yom HaAtzmaut: Moments of Pride Through Israeli Innovation, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. Seventy three years after its founding we will showcase Israel’s culture of innovation through the eyes of three social entrepreneurs who are leaders in cyber
Intergenerational Mosaic Glass Workshop
Updated date/time TBD
Join our local glass artist and instructor, in the JCC of Mid-Westchester’s social hall to create a mosaic glass judaic art piece that your entire family will cherish for generations to come. Masks and registration required. Limited spots available to ensure social distancing.
$25 per family *(limited to 3 members per family, ages 13+)