On Sunday, May 31, 2015 the membership of Jewish Family Congregation (JFC) and the membership of Temple Shearith Israel (TSI) authorized their respective leadership to move forward to combine the two temples into a larger, stronger and more vibrant “new” synagogue. Read More

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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 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
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Introduction to Mishkan HaNefesh: Machzor for the Days of Awe
Thursday, August 20 – 7:30-9 pm
Thursday, August 27 – 7:30-9 pm
46 Peaceable Street, Ridgefield, CT
Please join our rabbis for a one-session study about the Reform Movement’s new Machzor. 
You will have a chance to look at and learn about our new High Holiday prayerbook and begin to prepare for the High Holidays.
We look forward to seeing you!
Rabbi Marcus Burstein and Rabbi David Reiner


Religious School AND Early Childhood Center

CHALLAH PROGRAM4 Braid Challah — Fotopedia

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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!)




School year cost:  $180

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.

Jewish Family Congregation and Temple Shearith Israel will unite to form one synagogue 

June 1, Ridgefield, CT / South Salem, NY – On Sunday, the membership of Temple Shearith Israel (TSI) and the membership of Jewish Family Congregation (JFC) authorized their respective leadership to move forward to combine the two temples into a larger, stronger and more vibrant “new” synagogue. Read more

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