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For the Jewish Community

Addressing the many needs of Westchester's Jewish Community

Meeting the particular needs of Jewish individuals and families in Westchester, WJCS' Jewish Programming staff disseminates information and provides programs to meet a variety of mental health, social and spiritual needs. The agency is involved in joint planning and collaboration with Jewish institutions, synagogues, agencies and UJA-Federation of Westchester and New York to assess needs for new programs and fill service gaps.  
Click here to see a video highlighting WJCS' Jewish Programs

HIGHLIGHTS:          
Helping our Jewish neighbors who have been impacted by the economic crisis

 

CLINICAL, EDUCATIONAL & SPIRITUAL PROGRAMS 

Jewish Information and Referral helping people access resources in the community  

CULTURAL, SOCIAL & COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS

  • HAVORAH celebrating Jewish traditions and holidays for people with special needs
  • HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS & 2nd & 3rd GENERATION GROUPS
  • SENIOR PROGRAMS IN MT. VERNON including the
    SENIOR CANTEEN and KOSHER HOME-DELIVERED MEALS - available to homebound individuals in Mt. Vernon, parts of Yonkers, New Rochelle, Eastchester, Pelham and Bronxville. A hot Kosher lunch is served to participants of the Senior Canteen and Senior Programs  in Mt. Vernon at Sinai Free Synagogue.
              Contact: Rabbi Andrew Bossov, Program Coordinator
              Phone: 914-668-4350  E-mail: abossov@wjcs.com 
  • FAMILY CAREGIVER NETWORK assisting family members who care for older adults in Westchester's Rivertowns 
  • CHAI HOUSE - Westchester's first Kosher group home for Jewish adults with developmental disabilities 
  • YAD B'YAD inclusion program in conjunction with Congregation Kol Ami of White Plains to enhance social interactions for Jewish teens, 13-18 years olf age, who struggle with learning, cognitive and/or emotional challenges. 

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

For information about the scope of WJCS' services to the Jewish community, 
Contact: Sherry Birnbaum, Director, Jewish Programs 
Phone: 914-761-0600 ext140   E-mail:  sbirnbaum@wjcs.com

FRIENDS OF THE CENTER FOR JEWISH PROGRAMS

To learn about becoming a "Friend of the Center for Jewish Programs," click here.