Jewish Experience | Spring 2017

Classes, Lectures & Workshops | Jewish Music EnsemblesRivertowns Jewish Consortium 

A-Lot-A-Shabbat (0-5 years with adult)

Join Rabbi Lisa Izes in celebrating Shabbat with songs, stories, crafts and of course, challah! Activities are geared to children birth to 5 years with an adult.

First Friday of most months 4:00-4:45 p.m.
1/6, 2/3, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5, 6/2
RSVP. Advanced registration appreciated. Drop-ins welcome.
Fee: $15 / family per Shabbat

Rosh Chodesh: A Women's Group for  All Ages

Each evening is different.  This lively group discusses the arts, books, holidays, customs, thoughts and current events relating to women, film and so much more.  
Facilitators Rabbi Lisa Izes

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.,  
1/3, 2/7, 3/7, 3/28, 4/25. 5/23
Fee: $10 / meeting

To join the group Contact Rabbi Lisa Izes

Classes, Lectures & Workshops

Kibbitz in Yiddish 

Speakers and dabblers keep Yiddish alive with conversations, written word, song and laughter. Schmooze a bisl with this congenial group. You'll be glad you did!

10 Tuesdays 12:30-2:00 p.m., Ongoing. Call for pro-rated fees
Fee: $200, JCC Member $180


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Renard Active Retirement Lecture Series
Mondays 10:00-11:30 a.m. $5/lecture

Had Gadya, A Visual Midrash | Revolution and Redemption
presented by Rabbi David Berkman, Monday, April 3

Viktor Frankl: His Life and Woerk as a Holocaust Survivor and Psycholtherapist 
presented by Roland Dollinger, Monday, April 17

Two Great Philosophers: Maimonides and Spinoza
presented by Marty Cohen, Monday, April 24

Jews and Jazz
presented by Cantor Randy Herman, Monday, May 1

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Jewish Musical Ensembles

Westchester Klezmer Program Adult Ensemble

We welcome musicians with at least one year of instrumental
instruction, the ability to read music, play accidentals (sharps and
flats), and play in a band setting with other musicians. Rehearsals
are held on alternating Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
The WKP Ensemble performs numerous times over the course of
the school year at synagogues, nursing homes, libraries and other
community venues. Credit for community service hours available.
Kenny Green, Musical Director. 

To register visit: or call 914.861.KLEZ (5539).

Kol Rinah,  The Jewish Chorale of Westchester
“Open House” for prospective singers will be on Thursday, September 15th at 7:15 p.m.

We welcome singers who pass a gentle audition administered by our Musical Director. Rehearsals are held every Thursday evening from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. during the school year. Kol Rinah performs in concert numerous times during the year at synagogues, senior residences and other community venues. Benjamin Gruder, Musical Director

For further information visit:,
email, or call Wendy Segal at 914-243-9059

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Rivertowns Jewish Consortium  

Gateway Dual Membership in JCC and a Synagogue

Enjoy two memberships in one when you join the Jewish community. This special membership is for families whose eldest child is in second grade or younger in the 2013-14 school year. Through Gateway, you’ll hold a family membership at both the JCC on the Hudson and one of three participating synagogues in the Rivertowns: Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Temple Beth Abraham, or Woodlands Community Temple. For information, contact Lisa Feinman at 914.366.7898 or

Fee: $995/family