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 and progressive, 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
Services at JFC are informal, enthusiastic, and encourage participation. Click here for more details. All are welcome!
The JFC 2nd Annual Gala Renewed - Refreshed - Rejuvenated is going to be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Crabtree's Kittle House. Quick Links for all the details (tickets and donations).
Led by Rabbi Burstein and Cantor Ben-David
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6 pm
$18/adult, $10/child 12 and under*
Includes Passover ritual food, juice, soda and paper goods. Each family brings a Kosher for Passover dish to share.
Please let the office know by noon, Friday, April 4 what you will be bringing.
Register on here and save a tree!
Summer Fun Registration is also 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.The Blue Room will be visiting the Lewisboro Library, Monday March 10 for a field trip. We will begin our day at school and then head over to the Library at 11 am. Dismissal for the Blue Room will be at noon at the Library.
"Renewed, Refreshed, Rejuvenated" will take place on Saturday, April 5, at the Crabtree's Kittle House. Mark your calendar!
JFC Purim March 16, 4-6 pm. Please join us this year as we celebrate Purim by helping local charities. We will be assembling bag meals for Grace Church Community Center and delivering welcome bags and diapers for Hope's Door and No Child Wet Behind. Click here for more information and a list of items needed. Donation box is located in the Oneg room. Please let the office know is you can volunteer to assemble bag meals. We will also celebrate Purim by eating Pizza together.
Spring Route 35 Cleanup - April 6th - The Spring Roadside Cleanup is planned for Sunday, April 6, 2014!
Calling for volunteers to pick up trash along our route. It usually takes 2 hours give or take to complete the task (assuming there is a good turnout of volunteers).
We will be meeting at the bagel store at the Cross River Shopping Center at 9:15 am sharp. The cleanup is a rain or shine event so please dress accordingly. Wear bright colors if possible (we have a few orange vests but probably not enough to go around). All participants need to wear long pants and long sleeves. Hats are a good idea. A heavy pair of gloves is very important. If any minors are participating their parents have to watch them carefully since Route 35 is a very busy road.
You do not need to be a JFC member to participate.
Community Seder for Developmentally Disabled Adults at Temple Shaaray Tefila, Bedford, NY. Wednesday evening, April 9. Once again we are asking JFC volunteers to serve the meal that evening-- and to help organize take-home bags of non-perishable Passover foods for the adult guests. Usually there are 200-300 participants. Help this worthy endeavor, contact Leslie Gottlieb to volunteer as soon as possible.
Mar.09.2014 10:30am - 11:30amJFAB-Peace Walk for Third Anniversary of Fukushima-Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
Mar.10.2014Shofar Contributions Due
7:45pm Mar.11.2014 - 8:45pm Mar.11.2014Ritual Committee Meeting
7:30pm Mar.14.2014 - 8:30pm Mar.14.2014Shabbat Services
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Jewish Family Congregation 111 Smith Ridge RoadPO Box 249South Salem, New York 10590P: (914)-763-3028F: (914)-763-3069