Cantor Kerry Ben-David Web


It is with profound sadness that we learned of the sudden death of our beloved Cantor Ben-David on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. 



Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 27, 11:30 am at Scarsdale Synagogue – Temples Tremont and Emanu-El, 2 Ogden Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 (914) 725-5175.

Shiva visitation will take place at the Ben-David home, in Stamford, CT. Please see details for parking here

Saturday, February 28, 6 - 9 pm, Minyan at 7 pm
Sunday, March 1, 6 - 9 pm, Minyan at 7 pm
Monday, March 2, 6 - 9 pm, Minyan at 7 pm

Tzedakah donations in memory of Cantor Kerry Ben-David can be made to the American Red Cross.


During Erev Shabbat Service, Friday, February 27, at 7:30 pm we will observe Shabbat and support each other at this sad time. JFC will honor Cantor Kerry Ben-David's memory in the near future.

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—a unique and vital center of Jewish life in Northern Westchester County. Small and energetic, welcoming, progressive, and egalitarian, JFC is distinctive for being warm, embracing and intimate. With our innovative, creative and friendly Rabbi, Marcus Burstein, our very talented Cantor, Kerry Ben David, our award-winning educators in our religious school and early childhood center, JFC is a home of diverse families and singles, welcoming those of various ages and Jewish backgrounds as well as LGBT and interfaith households. We worship with energy, joy, reverence and beautiful music; explore and deepen our Jewish identities; share the happiest and most meaningful times in our lives; support one another in times of sadness and challenge; and grow and learn as Jews, residents of Westchester, and citizens of the global community.

Please take the time to explore our website and to get an inkling, if only virtually, of what makes JFC so special. If you're intrigued and want to learn more, please accept our invitation to get to know us in person by being our guest for Shabbat services some Friday evening or Saturday morning, by sitting in on a torah study class, by attending one of our many special programs, by checking out our JFC history project, all of which you can explore preliminarily on our website. Or feel free to call one of us to chat or drop by to meet our Rabbi, our Cantor and our teachers.

One way or another, on-line or in person, spend some time with us and see why we're all so proud to call JFC our home.

Glenn Kurlander and Hal Wolkin, co-Presidents
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Burstein-web2 Rabbi Marcus L. Burstein, D.Min. joined Jewish Family Congregation in the summer of 2013. He has served most recently as a Rabbi at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, New York. Previously he served as a Union Rabbi for the East District of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) where he helped congregations in the areas of clergy placement, contracts, conflict resolution, visioning, and leadership development.   Meet Rabbi Burstein      

Contributions in all amounts help support a wide variety of projects and programs at Jewish Family Congregation. Gifts are a wonderful way to celebrate a special event, a birthday, an anniversary, the arrival of a child, or to honor a life. Learn more about Giving at Jewish Family Congregation.


The Religious School's student government, the Kids Knesset meets several times a year during school hours for brief meetings to plan events and programs that will benefit others and make our school great. This fall, the Kids Knesset members are running a holiday toy and food drive to make this time special for those in need. A donation box will be in the lobby for canned food and toys. The benefit will run from October 26-December 14. All gifts should be new and unwrapped.The theme for this drive is: This Holiday Season: Let's Start Giving Instead of Receiving. The drive will benefit: The Community Center of Northern Westchester in Katonah. Thanks for everyone's support!  

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