Watch a Video Preview of High Holy Days Festivities at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue!
The High Holy Days are an especially important time on the Jewish Calendar, and SWFS has an inspiring program of services, celebrations, and music planned for this year. Don’t believe us? Watch our new video featuring insight from the whole SWFS community on what makes our services especially unique. Don’t forget to renew your membership and join us for an uplifting month of holiday programs for the whole family – See the full service schedule by clicking the link below. We hope to see you there!
SWFS ECC Welcomes a Brand New Year of Growth and Exploration
Here at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Early Childhood Center, we are eagerly preparing for the start of another school year. As we embrace the Jewish New Year, we are also excited about the possibilities that await teachers, children, and parents as we embark on a new year of learning. For those of you interested in touring the ECC for the 2016-2017 school year, please click the link below to send us your contact information. We will call to set up a tour in a timely manner. Shana Tova!READ MORE
Chofshi B’Manhattan joins forces with Riverdale Y and Kaplen JCC on the Palisades to Promote Community Building
About 30 families from Manhattan, Riverdale, Bergen county and New Brunswick New Jersey joined together at Camp Nah-Jee-Wah, Pennsylvania to celebrate Shabbat, leading into a fun weekend of new friendships. Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat included both Hebrew and English songs, while Saturday and Sunday activities ranged from Hebrew karaoke, a light show and a bonfire with sing-alongs; sports, such as banana boats, jet skiing, high ropes, zip line, rock climbing, yoga, archery, arts and crafts; folk dancing, storytelling; a barbecue and ice cream party around the pool, and Havdalah. Counselors were a delight, allowing parents to enjoy each other and bond.