Hebrew Congregation of Somers

Welcome to an inclusive, loving community

Welcome to HCS Online!

Until further notice, our community is coming together remotely on Zoom. We have a number of exciting opportunities to connect coming up, including High Holy Day services and programs. Please join us!


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Jewish Synagogue drawing families from all over Northern Westchester County, Reconstructionist Congregation in Somers, synagogue and meeting place for Jews of Somers and Northern Westchester, Katonah, Lewisboro, Mahopac, Yorktown, South Salem, North Salem, Goldens Bridge

"על שלושה דברים העולם עומד: על התורה, ועל העבודה, ועל גמילות החסדים"

"The world stands on three things: on Torah, on Divine worship and on acts of loving-kindness."

(Pirke Avot 1:2)

Connect

Connect with Judaism, community, your true self and the Divine.

Services, Social Events, Affinity Groups

Learn

Whatever your age, engage in some of our exciting learning opportunities.

Hebrew School, Adult Education


About Our Congregation

We are lucky to be part of a living tradition that evolves along with our changing times. At HCS we lean Reconstructionist, and encourage living a mitzvah-centered life over a self-centered one. With a spirit of joy, music, and creativity we bring more light, more love, more healing and more justice to the world.

We celebrate diversity in our community and embrace people of all races, gender expressions and sexual identifications. All members of multi-faith families will find warmth and belonging at HCS. We welcome the wide spectrum of beliefs that exist among us, uplifting our differences along with our points of connection.

Connection

Now more than ever, we affirm that we are better together than separate, and that our strength arises from our connections to one another, even when we can’t gather in person. As did the Jews of the past, we build our sanctuary wherever we go as we navigate our lives, together.

Lifelong learning

Our Hebrew school and adult education programs are thriving. In order to build community, we encourage intergenerational involvement between our Hebrew school and our larger congregation. Our spiritual and educational leadership teams provide a balance of skills and strengths including storytelling, puppetry, meditation, movement and music.

When we gather for study, singing, intergenerational programs and lively holiday gatherings, we always bring great reverence for each vantage point, each story, each soul. Each day that we engage in planning, praying, learning and growing and working for justice, we witness the sparks of the Divine that make up our community.

Service and activism

At HCS, our volunteers and lay leaders are the heart-center of our community. There are a multitude of ways to get involved for those interested in doing so. Day to day, volunteers work to sustain the life of our HCS and larger community. For those who wish, there are opportunities to pursue with passion important social causes: justice, inclusion, peace and building a sustainable planet. HCS is committed to the work of anti-racism as an essential part of our justice work. Read our statement here.

May we continue to go from strength to strength.


Our News

Zoom Discussion on Twice Exceptional (2e) Children

Many parents of twice exceptional (2e) children* are struggling to imagine how their gifted and challenged children will succeed throughout their Bar/Bat/B Mitzvah journeys and during the ceremony.

You and your child are invited to a FREE Zoom discussion:
Sunday, May 23, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM

Join panelists Melissa Sornik, LCSW, a noted therapist for 2e children and families; Gia Miller, an award-winning journalist who covers health, mental health and parenting; and Rabbi Shoshana Leis — all 2e parents.

RSVP to ravshosh@gmail.com for Zoom link.

Please spread the word to others who may be interested! (and to rabbis, Jewish Educators, who may know people who are interested)

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*gifted, and also at least one of the following disabilities: specific learning disabilities (SpLD), speech and language disorders, emotional/behavioral disorders, ASD or ADHD

Judaism & Organ Donation:
Issues and Answers

Tuesday, April 27 at 7:30pm

Organ donation saves lives, nearly 2000 in New York in 2020. Sadly, there’s a huge shortage of organs here and NY ranks among the poorest US states in donor registrations per capita, along with considerable misinformation in the Jewish community.

HCS is proud to co-sponsor this illuminating session, so please plan to attend, learn the facts and ask questions.

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