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Volunteer opportunities with UJA Engage Mount Kisco     

For more information contact Debra Cerbini at

Monthly Meeting on MONDAY, AUGUST 20th 1:00 pm 
Engage Mount Kisco
(Corner of Lexington Ave, 1st Floor)
KNITTERS NEEDED to satisfy the appeals from various organizations. Current projects include: baby blankets and hats donated to Hadassah Hospital in Israel; lap blankets, hats and scarves for men and women at the Bronx and Montrose Veterans Administrations; adult/youth blankets, hats and scarves for the teen residents at the Jewish Board's Mann Center.  
If you cannot attend a monthly knitting circle, then KNIT AT HOME!
All knitters and crocheters welcome.  Beginners too!  If you want to participate or if you know of an organization in need of blankets, hats or scarves, please contact 
Karen Newman at 

Have you ever thought about being a host family to a delightful 18-year old Israeli student?

 The Shames JCC is assisting the Westchester Jewish Council to find families to host 4 young people, known as Shinshinim, who will be spending a year in Westchester before they join the army. Watch the video and meet these terrific young people who will act as emissaries assigned to different synagogues, day schools, and JCCs around the county.  Families are asked to commit to a 3 ½ month time slot and would need to provide a room and some meals.  The students would adapt to their host family’s lifestyle.  If the family sits down to eat together, the Shinshinim will join them when their schedule allows; if everyone fends for themselves the Shinshinim should made to feel comfortable to do the same. A strong bond develops between these two worlds- even to the point that some families have taken the Shinshinim to family gatherings, social events, and other activities. WJC is looking for host families who can fill the following time slots: 

8/26/2018-12/2/2018 (14 weeks)

12/2/2018-3/17/2019 (14 weeks)

3/17/2019-6/18/2019 (13 weeks)

For more information please contact Donna Bartell at




Tzahal Shalom of Northern Westchester has been welcoming active duty IDF Officers and reservists to the community since 2006.  Our visiting guests connect our Northern Westchester community to Israel. Friendship and long lasting bonds are formed as they live with local families and speak to diverse audiences while in our community for 10 days.  
Be a part of the magic.  Apply to become a Host or Buddy family this year. 
Program dates are Sunday, October 21st through Wednesday, October 31st. Please click on the application link below if you are interested. 
 We look forward to getting your application!  It's going to be amazing!
Program Co-Directors, Faith, Deb and Dana


"Free Square Dancing Fun Nights"
Friendly Squares Dance Club announces 2 free square dancing fun nights on Monday, September 17th and Monday, September 24th from 7:30-9:00pm at Katonah Methodist Church Parish Hall, 44 Edgemont Rd, Katonah, NY.  Square dancing is a lot of fun and great exercise for both the body and mind.  It is an enjoyable activity for all ages and also an opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.  This event is open to singles, couples and families. The attire is casual and no experience is necessary. For more information, contact Tee at (914)433-2919.

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.



Tue, September 25 2018 16 Tishrei 5779