Come home to the PJC.

The Pelham Jewish Center is a creation of its members. Every aspect of life at the PJC — worship, the Learning Center, adult education, the comfort of mourners and the celebration of simchas, governance, finance, social action, interfaith and community relations — involves leadership and heartfelt participation by the shul community.

Becoming a member of the PJC is an affirmative act. Pelham, and its neighboring towns and villages throughout Westchester, have no scarcity of Jewish resources and institutions. Many members pass at least one other shul on their way to the PJC. They come to the PJC because they have chosen to engage with and build a synagogue that is open, intimate, and authentic.

Openness: to Jews of all origins, colors, levels of observance, and at all stages of their journeys, and to their partners, whatever their gender identification or religious background. Fifteen percent of our congregation consists of interfaith families, many of whose non-Jewish members are regulars at services and active participants in synagogue life.

Intimacy: with people whose acceptance is a given; at melodious services where all of us make up the “choir;” when we attend shiva and, inevitably, sit shiva ourselves; when we linger at kiddush long after the last black-and-whites and rugelach are gone and with a rabbi whom each one of us expects to know and who wants to know each one of us.

Authenticity: the opportunity to be oneself. Our services are in Hebrew and there are transliterated siddurim if you need one. The Shabbat dress code is informal. There are no assigned seats, or even tickets, at High Holiday services and honors don’t bear price tags.

The PJC traces its beginnings to 1953, when a small group of devoted founders established it above a storefront, in a town with few Jews. Fifty years later, our community was hosted by local churches for two years while our building was renovated. The PJC’s growth in size and stature over the generations, while retaining its intimacy and spirit of self-reliance, is a testament to those who created it, and who have continuously nurtured it.

The PJC Stands With Israel

As a community, we offer prayers for our beloved State of Israel and for the valiant military defending our holy land. We lift our voices in affirmation of that which has sustained us for millennia and sustains us now – HaTikvah, our eternal hope.

Upcoming Events

Our Annual Gala will be held on Sunday, June 2nd at 6:30 pm. Join us for an evening of fun, food, and live jazz honoring our friend Roger Krulak.

Please RSVP ASAP at

There are four ways to purchase gala tickets and tribute journal ads:

  • Online via ShulCloud PJC Members should log in to their ShulCloud accounts; non-members please register as a guest
  • Complete this Google Form and you will be billed later
  • Mail a check to: The Pelham Jewish Center, P.O. Box 418, Montvale, NJ 07645 Attention: 2024 Gala
  • Reach out to the office: 914-738-6008 or


The PJC will observe Shavuot beginning Tuesday, June 11th at 7:30 pm with learning, dinner, and cheesecake.

Shavuot services will be held June 12 and 13 at 9:30 am. Yizkor will be part of the service on Thursday, June 13.