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133 Popham Road, Scarsdale, New York 10583-4327
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Scarsdale Friends Meeting

The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

 

Quaker Quotations

[Early Friends] made the discovery that silence is one of the best preparations for communion
[with God] and for the reception of inspiration and guidance.  Silence itself, of course, has no 
magic.  It may be just sheer emptiness, absence of words or noise or music.... But it may be an
intensified pause, a vitalized hush, a creative quiet, an actual moment of mutual and reciprocal
correspondence with God.    -Rufus Jones, 1937

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Congregation M'vakshe Derekh

Our synagogue occupies a very special place in the Westchester Jewish community.  It's our place and we'd like it to be your place, too.

We are a mishpacha, a family. We welcome members from a variety of life situations, backgrounds, political and religious perspectives. Each of us brings to the community unique interests, talents and needs.

We join together in our homes to share Shabbat dinners, Rosh Chodesh discussions, study sessions, social action concerns, Jewish concerns. We travel together, to visit museums and other places of common interest. We celebrate our simchas, our joyous occasions together, and we help each other during times of personal crisis. We care about each other.

We come together as a congregation each Saturday morning at ten o'clock for services combining worship, discussion, and study at 133 Popham Road, Scarsdale. Following services, we socialize, talk, get to know each other better, over a shared kiddush luncheon.

Congregation M'vakshe Derekh is a Reconstructionist synagogue. As reconstructionists , we have strong commitments to both tradition and the search for contemporary meaning. Through prayer, both Hebrew and English, we forge a connection with the past and with other Jews. Through dialogue and Torah study, we explore the connections between text, tradition, history, culture and the issues that confront Jews living in an open democratic society.

Our liturgies draw deeply from tradition, enriching it with contemporary poetry, Hebrew and Yiddish literature, art music and personally written prayers. Our members are encouraged to write and deliver personal commentaries on subjects of interest and on the Torah portion, and to lead parts of our worship services.

We would like to meet you, and tell you more about our community, and to extend a personal invitation to you to join the M'vakshe Derekh family.