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


TSI Building

Sunday, August 23, 2015

46 Peaceable Street Ridgefield, CT 06877

10:00 am

Come and meet Rabbi Reiner and Rabbi Burstein

rsvp by August 17, 2015 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  (203) 438-6589 

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!

 

....AND MORE!

 

Need more information?    Interested in joining our Committee or just one-time outreach opportunities?

Contact Social Action Committee Chairs 

Debbie Landzberg This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or Debbie Lavin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Religious School AND Early Childhood Center

CHALLAH PROGRAM4 Braid Challah — Fotopedia

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

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