Welcome to the online home of Jewish Family Congregation—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 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 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
SOCIAL ACTION NEWS
WE NEED YOU!
Help us help others this year!
We have lots of important one-time and ongoing opportunities in place
....and we’ll happily consider other outreach ideas as well!
THE DAILY BREAD FOOD PANTRY TEAM
Help man this Danbury pantry with our enthusiastic volunteer crew as needy clients shop.
(Designated Mondays and Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; join us when it works for you!)
DOROTHY DAY HOSPITALITY HOUSE
Serve meals to guests of this Danbury soup kitchen. We’d love your help. Ages 12 and up.
(First Sunday of every month/volunteer only once or as much as you’d like)
DANBURY FEDERAL CORRECTIONS INSTITUTE
Co-facilitate Shabbat discussion group with Jewish female inmates.
(Last Friday evening of each month/volunteer only once or as much as you’d like)
DISTRIBUTE FOOD FOR THE NEEDY FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Help the Daily Bread Food Pantry prior to Thanksgiving and Christmas
“RUNS” TO BRING FOOD AND GOODS TO NYC’S HOMELESS
Reach out to Midnight Run’s homeless clients this coming fall and spring
PARTICIPATE IN OUR BLOOD DRIVE
Save the date: Wednesday, November 11th
FOOD SCULPTURE TO BENEFIT THE HUNGRY
Fun for everyone. Help design, collect our “building blocks” and assemble this great project.
Creative folks needed!
OUR 6TH ANNUAL MITZVAH DAY
Join our temple family for a day of community building and community outreach on Sunday, May 15th!
Need more information? Interested in joining our Committee or just one-time outreach opportunities?
Contact Social Action Committee Chairs
It's time to register for the New Religious School for 2015-2016!
Religious School AND Early Childhood Center
Featuring Steve’s Bagels in Ridgefield
Would you like to make Shabbat a special time in your home?
You can bring home each week a...
FRESHLY BAKED CHALLAH
Challah will be available for pick up
Friday mornings (ECC) or Thursday evenings (RS)
Proceeds will be used to buy art supplies for both schools!
10/1/15 - 5/20/2016
(No challah on days off and Passover!)
CHECK SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO JFC ECC AND RETURNED TO
JANE OR LESLIE (PLEASE NOTE THURSDAY OR FRIDAY DELIVERY)
School year cost: $180