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!
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)
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.
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.
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.