Engage

One community, many hearts and minds ensuring its future.

At WRT, our strength depends on the active and spirited involvement of all of our members. Our voices may be diverse, but we share the belief that our future lies in the ongoing exchange of our ideas and the realization of our dreams. Join one of our many committees, and get involved based on your interests and availability.

Caring Community

WRT’s Caring Community provides support and friendship during times of crisis and life transitions and lifts up the joyful moments of our congregation’s simchas. Activities include writing bereavement and congratulatory notes, delivering yahrzeit candles, and making phone calls. Support groups are also available to provide guidance, discussion, and community for our members. Learn more.

Chai Society

This group honors families and individuals who have been WRT members 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 throughout the year.

Choir

The melodic sound of our adult volunteer choir enriches special events and selected Shabbat evening services. All enthusiastic adults are welcome to join. For more information and to get involved, please contact Suzanne Saperstein at (914) 723-7727 or suzanne.saperstein@wrtemple.org.

College Connection

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. For more information and to get involved, please contact Eli Kornreich, executive director, at (914) 723-7727 or eli.kornreich@wrtemple.org.

Cooking4HOPE

Even in this difficult time when our WRT kitchen is closed, our Cooking4Hope team still provides meals for participants of HOPE Community Services in New Rochelle. Reach out to volunteer your time to bake or to pack lunch and snack bags. Cooking4Hope is funded by WRT’s Hungry and Homeless Fund, so please continue to support these efforts by contributing to the Fund. Contact Yoel Magid to learn more: yoel.magid@gmail.com

Early Childhood

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 and their families that support Jewish values and traditions. For more information and to get involved, please contact Sue Tolchin at (914) 723-5493 or sue.tolchin@wrtemple.org.

Family Mitzvah Corps

Family Mitzvah Corps is a community of families engaging in hands-on social action work together. Through monthly community service opportunities, parents and children have the opportunity to come together to interact with the broader world. Learn more.

Free Birds

If you’re at a stage of life where you are feeling “free as a bird,” with more time to engage with peers and explore your interests, come join us! Offering a variety of monthly activities, ranging from game nights to trips to Europe, the Free Bird community offers members a fun and active way to create connection with each other, our clergy, and Judaism. For more information, please contact Lori Gertzog at lori.gertzog@gmail.com.

Greeters

At Shabbat and festival services, greeters help to create a warm and welcoming environment for members and guests, from guiding worshippers to their seats to supporting those requiring assistive listening devices and large print prayer books. They also help to ensure the dignity of our services by addressing any issues as they arise. For more information and to get involved, please contact Amy Rossberg at (914) 723-7727 or amy.rossberg@wrtemple.org.

Inclusion

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 our members and to create a culture of respect, acceptance, and care so that everyone can be enriched by participation in our community. For more information and to get involved, please contact Suzanne Saperstein at (914) 723-7727 or suzanne.saperstein@wrtemple.org.

Jewish Learning Lab Parent Partners

This committee partners with WRT’s education leadership to brainstorm ideas, foster communication, and ensure a Jewish education environment that is progressive, enriching, and nurturing for students and families. For more information and to get involved, please contact jlladmin@wrtemple.org.

Membership Initiative

The Membership Initiative welcomes new congregants by helping them cultivate relationships within the WRT community and develops strategies to attract and retain members. For more information and to get involved, please contact Eli Kornreich, executive director, at (914) 723-7727 or eli.kornreich@wrtemple.org.

Men of Reform Judaism

WRT’s Men of Reform Judaism helps build and enhance the overall sense of community at WRT and beyond by creating occasions for members to build long-lasting relationships through engagement and community service. The MenRJ also helps foster a love of Judaism among its membership. Learn more.

Holocaust Awareness and Remembrance Team (HART)

Members of this committee work with clergy to raise awareness for the Holocaust, celebrating those who fought, honoring those who survived, and implementing education that will help our community to remember. For more information and to get involved, please contact Suzanne Saperstein at (914) 723-7727 or suzanne.saperstein@wrtemple.org.

Social Action

This committee strives to help mend a broken world (Tikkun Olam) through opportunities that help the homeless, hungry, and others in need. For more information and to get involved, please contact Suzanne Saperstein at (914) 723-7727 or suzanne.saperstein@wrtemple.org.

Women of Reform Judaism

WRT’s Women of Reform Judaism chapter is deeply committed to spiritual and educational growth. Members plan and orchestrate a wide array of programs, events, study groups, and mitzvah opportunities throughout the year. Learn more.