News from the Council
Westchester Music & Arts Festival
Join us for day of fun and festivities for the whole family on Sunday, August 17, noon - 6pm at Kensico Dam Plaza, rain or shine!
Click here for a printable copy of the flyer.
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Celebrate Israel Parade
Thank you to everyone who marched with us. It was a glorious day!
Click here for more photos and details of the day.
Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards
The Westchester Jewish Council paid tribute to seventeen outstanding community volunteers at the 19th annual Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Awards on Wednesday, May 14. Over 350 were in attendance.
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Jewish History & Heritage Month
The annual celebration, hosted by the Westchester County Board of Legislators and WJC, was held on May 19, honoring Dr. Joseph N. Hankin and Mr. Eugene M. Grant.
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Annual Government Relations Legislative Breakfast
with NY State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
Co-presented by Westchester Jewish Council and UJA-Federation of New York in Westchester
The breakfast was held Friday, May 16th, 2014, at the JCC of Harrison.
Arnold Lindhardt, Westchester Jewish Council Government Relations Chair; Debra A. Weiner, UJA-Federation’s Westchester Government Relations Chair; Amy Lemle, UJA-Federation’s Past Westchester Government Relations Chair; Ron Soloway, UJA-Federation’s Managing Director of Government and External Affairs; Ann Yerman, UJA-Federation’s Past Westchester Government Relations Chair; Karen Kasner, UJA-Federation’s Government Relations Chair; Pam Wexler, UJA-Federation’s Westchester Regional Chair; Paul Warhit, President of Westchester Jewish Council; Arnold Lindhardt, Westchester Jewish Council Government Relations Chair; Debra A. Weiner, UJA-Federation’s Westchester Government Relations Chair
Community Connection - the Westchester Jewish Council Newsletter
The Westchester Jewish Council publishes Community Connection, a bi-weekly newsletter covering events and other items of interest to the Westchester Jewish community.
A gallery of photos from past events can be found here.
Israel in Westchester
On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Westchester elected officials, clergy and members of the community gathered at a press conference to show their support for Israel. Click here for details, photos and video of the event.
The leadership of the Westchester Jewish Council, representing our membership of 152 Jewish organizations and synagogues, joins the worldwide Jewish community in expressing our grief at the tragic deaths of Naftali Frenkel z"l, Gilad Shaar z"l, and Eyal Yifrach z"l.
Click here to read sentiments from prominent local leaders in our community.
Have you met the Westchester Community Shaliach (emissary)? Learn more about Yoav Cohen and the work he is doing in Westchester here.
Click here to read fun facts about Israel.