Our Community: Making a Difference
Here at Westchester Reform Temple, our strength depends on the active and spirited involvement of all of our members. Our voices are diverse, but we share the belief that our future lies in the ongoing exchange of our thoughts and realization of our ideas and dreams. So how will you participate?
Our task forces and committees are listed below, and our chairs are waiting to hear from you.
Participants collaborate with clergy to develop a robust calendar of educational and cultural programming each year, featuring special programs, classes, and guest presenters.
WRT is lucky to have two active book groups – a daytime group and an evening group – that meet regularly to discuss contemporary and classic works of Jewish-themed literature.
Caring Community members comfort families and provide support and friendship during times of crisis and life transitions, and lift up the joyful moments of our congregations simchas. Activities include writing bereavement and congratulatory notes, delivering yahrzeit candles, and making phone calls.
This group honors families that are members of WRT for eighteen (chai) years and beyond. New members are inducted each November at a Friday evening service and are invited to attend a variety of programs through out the year.
The melodic sound of our adult volunteer choir enriches special events and selected Shabbat evening services. All enthusiastic adults are welcome to join.
This committee keeps our community’s college-age students connected to WRT. Activities include providing Chanukah gift packages and Passover treats, sponsoring reunions, and promoting correspondence and interaction with the clergy.
This parent committee works closely with the director of WRT’s Early Childhood Center, to build a strong community and help provide experiences for young children that support Jewish values and traditions.
Our Greeters help create a warm and welcoming environment for fellow members and guests while ensuring the dignity of Shabbat and festival services. read more...
Because we are all created in God’s image, b'tzelem Elohim, the mission of Westchester Reform Temple's Inclusion Task Force is to welcome and value the diversity of abilities of our members, and to create a culture of respect, acceptance and care so that all our members can be enriched by participation in our community.
This committee keeps our congregation informed about current issues concerning Israel and the Middle East. Members arrange for political analysts, military officials, journalists, Israeli scholars, and other speakers to visit WRT and shed light on important issues.
WRT partners with other local congregations to promote awareness of Jewish lesbian and gay issues and to help ensure a welcoming and inclusive synagogue environment for lesbian and gay Jews.
The Membership Initiative welcomes new congregants by helping them cultivate relationships within the WRT community, and develops strategies that help WRT attract and retain members.
Otherwise known as Men of Reform Judaism, the Men’s Club orchestrates a range of important activities, including Sunday morning breakfasts with guest speakers, Sukkah building, inter-league Temple basketball, food and clothing deliveries to those in need, and the Annual Blood Drive. Learn how to join The Men's Club.
This committee brainstorms and plans creative fundraising events that build community while supporting the future of WRT.
Religious School Board
This committee comprised of partners with WRT’s Director of Lifelong Learning and the Religious School staff to brainstorm ideas, foster communication, and ensure a Religious School environment that is progressive, enriching and nurturing for our students and families.
Members work with clergy to raise awareness of the Holocaust. Celebrating those who fought, honoring those who survived, and implementing education that will help our community remember.
The Social Action committee strives to help mend a broken world (Tikkun Olam) through exciting opportunities to help the homeless, the hungry, and others in need. For more information....
Women of Reform Judaism
WRT’s Women of Reform Judaism chapter is deeply committed to spiritual and educational growth, with members planning and orchestrating a wide array of programs, events, study groups and mitzvah opportunities throughout the year. Learn how to become a member of the WRJ.