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May 29 2012

What to Do in Westchester This Summer

By at 12:38 pm

westchester jcc summer eventsNew Yorkers: the Rosenthal JCC in Westchester has some awesome events planned for this summer that we thought we’d send your way. From Shabbat playdates to water fun to bagels and yoga, if you’re in the area, be sure to check out these events for parents, babies, and toddlers. For all these events, you can RSVP to

Friday, June 1, 9:30-11AM–Shabbat Shabooty Playdate

Make your own “stuffed challah”, sing Shabbat songs, and eat freshly baked challah. Babies and toddlers welcome for indoor and outdoor play on a terrific playground at the home of one of our Board members. Read the rest of this entry →

May 9 2012

Plant Your Own Havdalah Spice Set

By at 12:27 pm

thyme herbs Shabbat is a very good thing, but all good things must come to an end, right? Luckily for us, even the end to Shabbat comes with some pretty great traditions. The havdalah ceremony brings Shabbat to a close each week, and is filled with special prayers, songs, and fragrant spices to pass around and smell.

For our New York readers who live in Westchester, we’ve just heard of a great opportunity for you to get the whole family geared up for havdalah. J-Baby, an exciting new program through the Rosenthal JCC of Northern Westchester, is hosting a “Plant Your Own Havdalah Spice Set” party in Yorktown Heights. It’s a great hands-on opportunity to plant herbs to take home for havdalah and beyond, and you can meet other young Jewish families while you’re at it. Hope you can make it!┬áHere are the details:

Plant Your Own Havdalah Spice Set
Friday, May 18, 9:30-11 AM
Takes place at FDR Park, Picnic tables at parking Lot #2
Stay right at fork for .8 miles, 2957 Crompound Rd., Yorktown Heights
$5/family, RSVP to


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