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HILLEL's VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR:  Sunday, November 22 - Tuesday, November 24

Campus Hillels and colleges and universities have been invited to host a “virtual visit” within a larger virtual college fair setting, where prospective students and their families can schedule visits to campuses they are interested in and learn about Jewish life. Hillels are creating programs to share what Jewish life is like on their campus. Current students, Hillel professionals, and in some cases university administrators will be participating on calls to answer questions and be available to attendees. 

 In addition to the campus-specific programming, we will be offering a kick-off call about general Jewish student life and involvement, as well as a session focused on application tips with a college admissions counselor. We will also host a larger session with Masa Israel Journey on gap year programs in Israel, and wrap up the college fair with a panel about Jewish Greek Life.  

Prospective students and their families will have the ability to customize their schedule and pick and choose which campuses they’d like to visit. We launched registration on Friday with over 180 North American campuses signed on to participate. 

Click here for more information and to register.

Chanukah program -- tickets by donation (tax-deductible)
with fabulous perks including:
• cast album (2CD set) of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish
season pass to all Sousa Mendes Foundation programs in 2021
• tickets for your friends and family (new perk just added!)
• and more!
If finances are tight -- good news:
free tickets available thanks to a benefactor!
Tevye asks: What are you waiting for?
Meet the producer, the director, and the star! Join us for our year-end fundraiser celebrating the triumph of the human spirit. Steven Skybell (pictured below) is the award-winning Tevye of the Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish production that took New York by storm. We will watch Max Lewkowicz‘s dazzling film Fiddler – A Miracle of Miracles produced by Patricia Kenner and then spend an uplifting hour together. Lechaim!
For more information and to register, please click here.




RideConnect, a program of Family Services of Westchester, has been providing volunteer-based transportation for over 10 years to older adults in Westchester & Southern Putnam counties. At this time, our volunteers are available to do essential shopping for older adults. RideConnect is also accepting requests for transportation services to all medical appointments. If you, or someone you know would benefit from being matched up with a volunteer to get your essential items, or require transportation to a medical appointment, please contact

RideConnect at: (914) 242-7433 
or via email at: KGANIS@FSW.ORG
visit our website:

*All services are free of charge to those 60 and older

The Canavan Foundation reminds us that even during a time of shelter-in-place and social distancing, timely and complete screening for Jewish genetic diseases is vitally important for anyone of Jewish heritage planning to start or add to a family. Ideally, you should be screened prior to pregnancy. You can call your doctor to discuss screening, or go to JScreen to learn about at-home access to their screening service.  Attached is a digital brochure from the Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium, or you can visit their website for more information.



Opportunities for LGBTQ and Ally Teens & Families

Sponsored by Keshet and Mosaic of Westchester, a number of programs for both teens and families & communities are in place for the fall including:
Monthly teen group, teen summits, parades, shabbatonim, inclusion workshops, speakers and storytellers. Details.
For more information or to get involved, contact Avi Edelman.


  The WAJE Cooperative promotes adult education classes from Westchester Jewish Council member organizations  in an effort to bring more offerings to a greater number of Westchester lifelong learners. Click here to view a printable listing of courses. Check back often as this list will be updated as new courses are made available by our member organizations.
Questions? Please contact Lisa Itzkowitz, 914-328-7001


Introducing The Friendship Circle

A program that pairs teen volunteers with children with special needs
Teens that volunteer for Friendship Circle will spend quality time with children with special needs in the environment the kids are most comfortable in and familiar with: their own homes. The teens are guided and trained for their valuable role as friend and mentor. For more information contact Darielle Cohen,  or click here

THE WJCS JEWISH SPIRITUAL HEALING CENTER click here for a complete schedule of events


Spiritual Support Groups, Journeying Programs, and Kumi Ori Contemplative Sundays.

Mon, November 30 2020 14 Kislev 5781