Among the more than 1,000 Westchester Reform Temple (WRT) member households, you’ll find the embodiment of Reform Jewish diversity in America today. Within our ever-evolving Reform traditions, we aim to satisfy all appetites for Jewish soul food—both spiritual and physical—through meaningful expressions of prayer, song, ritual, study, and community involvement.
We strive to realize this through our five pillars:
Avodah → Spirituality
Chavurah → Community
Talmud Torah → Learning
Tikkun Olam → Repairing the World
Clal Yisrael → The Jewish People
Founded in 1953, in 1954 world famous architect Marcel Breuer designed WRT’s original building, with a sanctuary in the shape of the Star of David. Continuing in the tradition of creating meaningful spaces for worship and learning, WRT completed a renovation in 2008 to honor the past and look to the future of our community: creating a new “green” sanctuary and social hall, and transforming the original sanctuary spaces into religious school classrooms and a Beit Midrash—a place of study.
To meet the needs of our diverse, multigenerational community, WRT’s architecture and landscape provide spaces for contemplation, study, and celebration, creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere to those with special needs and a congregation with varied expressions of Jewish identity.
Designed with warm materials and natural light, the sanctuary creates a worship space that is sacred and intimate for a wide variety of services and life-cycle events. Just outside its doors is the Center for Jewish Life (CJL), an additional space for worship, gatherings, catered events, and educational and social activities.