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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 remarkably talented Cantor, Kerry Ben David, our award-winning educators and our magnificent choir, JFC is the place where a remarkably diverse congregation of families and singles—young and more mature—worship with energy, joy, reverence and beautiful music; explore and deepen their Jewish identities; share the happiest and most meaningful times in their 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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Honey for Rosh HashanaWhat better way to wish family, friends and business associates a “Sweet and Healthy New Year” than sending honey?


to avoid a $4.00 per jar
shipping fee.



Place your honey order now!



This distinctive 8-ounce jar of kosher honey arrives in time for the
Rosh Hashanah holiday, decorated with a festive label, and includes a
personalized card reading “L’Shana Tova—Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year.” This card also lets the recipients know that a donation has been made in their honor to JFC’s Sisterhood.

Your cost is $10.00 per jar which includes shipping and handling within the United States for orders placed by July 21. There is a $4.00 shipping and handling fee for orders placed after July 21. 

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.
abraham3-21-120-90-80-c In last month’s message, we noted that,  as our one-year term as co-Presidents was drawing to a close, we had been reflecting on all JFC had accomplished within the past year. We characterized the year that is about to end as one in which we had witnessed a truly transformative spirit take hold within our special community: a spirit of revitalization and rededication; of renewed, enhanced and broadened community; of heightened energy and more ambitious possibility. Read the rest of the Co-Presidents' Message

Temple Programs This Week


Please join is for our Open House BBQ, Friday, July 18, 5:30 pm for a Family Service for all ages, 6 pm we will host a BBQ and Shabbat sing-a-long followed by Shabbat Service with free babysitting at 7:30 pm. This is a perfect time to introduce a friend or two to Jewish Family Congregation. Click here for more information. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before noon, Thursday, July 17.

Religious School and Youth Programs This Week

Religious School

Religious School registration is in full swing for the 2014-15 school year and we invite you to register your grade K-12 student and Youth Group member as soon as possible as classes are being planned at this time. Thank you.
New K/1 Experience, Sunday mornings 10:15 - 12 noon starting Fall 2014. For students unable to attend Thursday afternoons, this program will feature several inter-generational opportunities with older students.
To register click here or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Click here for Religious School forms. Please be sure to complete a Health and Safety form for each student and return to JFC at your earliest convenience.
If you prefer to download the form, print, fill and return to the office, click here.

2014-15 Religious School Registration is open.
  • Summer Rate: April 11, 2014 and after

Register on here and save a tree!

  •  Click here for the Religious School calendar.

  •  The Religious School Presents: The Bridge,  A Program for Students (and Parents)… Enrolled Grades K-3  We are offering a one-hour program as a bridge between the secular school day and Religious School on Thursdays in the Green Room from 3:15 - 4:15 pm.  The program will be run by JFC teacher Rona Salpeter. The fee is $10 for one child, $18 for two children per session. Payment due at end of school year. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  •  Special Friends is a program where interested children between ages 5 - 15 pair up with an interested adult from JFC. Created by Jasper Gitlitz this program's purpose is to form a bond between generations and to enhance the sense of community here at JFC. Click here for more information. Complete the child survey here and the adult survey here. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions.



Early Childhood Center This Week



Summer Fun Registration is available on our website. This year we will offer a 7-week program.  We have fun outside and really enjoy our 10 acres of land. If you have any questions please feel free to give Jane Emmer a call at 914-763-3028 extension 15.






Summer Fun starts Monday, June 23. Contact Jane Emmer to register.




Upcoming Events


Jul.29.2014 9:30am - 12:15pm Summer Fun Camp


Jul.30.2014 9:30am - 12:15pm Summer Fun Camp


Jul.31.2014 9:30am - 12:15pm Summer Fun Camp


Aug.01.2014 9:30am - 12:15pm Summer Fun Camp


Aug.01.2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm Shabbat services, Free babysitting


Aug.04.2014 9:30am - 12:15pm Summer Fun Camp

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