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    Join us at Kabbalat Shabbat Services in our air-conditioned sanctuary for an uplifting start to your weekend.

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    Chant with us Jeremiah's poetic lament mourning the destruction of Jerusalem and the brokenness in our world. Services continue on Tuesday, August 5.

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    Bo-i Kallah services resume on Friday, October 17 at 6:15PM in the BJ Community House (270 W. 89th Street). Mark your calendar for the 3rd Friday of every month.

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    Experience BJ tefillah in a more intimate setting, support your fellow BJ members who are saying kaddish and have coffee on us.

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    שלום ישראל The new BJ in Israel blog shares news and reflections from BJ members in Israel. Follow their current adventures in Jerusalem...

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    Our sanctuary is ornamented in a design with Coptic, Moorish and Persian elements and framed by dazzling stained glass windows.

Shabbat Services


Friday, July 25

 7:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Sanctuary

Saturday, July 26

 9:30 AM Shabbat Services Sanctuary
10:45 AM Children’s Services Frankel Hall

Holiday Services

Tisha Be’Av | Fast of 9th of Av

Monday, August 4

8:09 PM Start of the Fast
9:00 PM Ma’ariv Sanctuary

Tuesday, August 5

7:30 AM Shaharit Sanctuary
6:00 PM Teaching with Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper Sanctuary
7:30 PM Minha Sanctuary
8:38 PM End of the Fast
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Morning Minyan

Week of July 20 - 26

88th Street | More info »
9:30 AM Sunday
7:30 AM Monday
7:30 AM Tuesday
7:30 AM Wednesday
7:30 AM Thursday
7:30 AM Friday
  • 4th Annual Bike Ride to Governor's Island with the BJ Revolutionaries

    July 27, 2014 • 10:00 am-5:00 pm •
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    Get in shape for the summer or simply enjoy a fun outing. We will meet at the synagogue, make our way down the West Side Greenway, hop on a ferry, explore the newly beautified island, and picnic together. Please bring a lunch or you can purchase one there. This event is free; all you need is a bike, a helmet, and the spirit of adventure. All are welcome. For more information and to sign up, contact team captain Gil Kulick

    Location: Meet at 257 West 88th Street.

  • Hazon Bike Ride: Join the BJ Revolutionaries This Summer

    August 29, 2014-September 2, 2014 •
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    It's never too early to start planning for the summer and what better way than to join the BJ Revolutionaries team for the 2014 Hazon New York Bike Ride. BJ has traditionally sent the largest and strongest team to the Ride, and we want this year to be no exception. It's become an even more fulfilling experience now that the Ride's base has returned to the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center in the southern Berkshires. Click here to learn more about this year’s Ride and Retreat and to sign up. Contact Gil Kulick with any questions.

    Location: Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center

  • Historic People's Climate March - Save the Date

    September 21, 2014 • 11:00 am-4:00 pm •
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    With our future on the line and the whole world watching, people from across the country will mobilize to demand concrete action on climate change and an economy that works for people and the planet - a world with good jobs, clean air, and safe communities for everyone. In September, world leaders are convening in NYC for a summit on climate change. Let's send them a message that will galvanize action to save our environment. We’re excited to begin the Shmita (sabbatical) year, when the Torah instructs us to nurture the life-giving capacities of the earth and the people who depend on it as part of the Jewish Climate Change contingent on. Stay tuned for more details. Let us know if you will march with BJ here.

    Location: Exact Time and Location TBA

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Parashat Shlah-lekha

June 16, 2014 • Rabbi Marcelo R. Bronstein
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Parashat Behaalotkha

June 9, 2014 • Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
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Parashat Naso

June 2, 2014 • Rabbi Felicia L. Sol
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Parashat Behukotai

May 19, 2014 • Rabbi Marcelo R. Bronstein
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Parashat Behar

May 12, 2014 • Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
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Parashat Kedoshim

April 28, 2014 • Rabbi Felicia L. Sol
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Parashat Aharei Mot • Shabbat Hagadol

April 14, 2014 • Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
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Parashat Metzora

April 7, 2014 • Rabbi Marcelo R. Bronstein
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Parashat Tazri'a • Shabbat Hahodesh

March 31, 2014 • Rabbi Tamar Elad-Appelbaum
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Parashat Tzav • Shabbat Zakhor

March 15, 2014 • Rabbi Felicia L. Sol

Summer Service Schedule!


During the summer, the Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service starts at 7:00PM in the 88th Street Sanctuary; for those who wish to come 15 minutes early, we will begin with spiritual preparation singing beautiful Shabbat melodies. Also during the summer: Shabbat morning services are conducted at the 88th Street Sanctuary; we’ll move back to 86th Street on September 9. Kabbalat Services will resume at 6:30PM on October 10. After the High Holy Days we will resume our full schedule of Shabbat services including Bo-i Kallah, Mindfulness, Family, Teen and more.

Register for the 2014-2015 BJHS/JJP Program

Interested in Jewish education for your children that embraces what BJ does best: music and song, spirited learning, and a strong emphasis on social justice and community building? Then register your child for the 2014-15 Hebrew School/Jewish Journey Project Program! Sign up online via our registration system (please note that our online application requires payment in full when registering), or download the paper application to pay by check or set up a payment plan, and send it to the BJ office with your $300 deposit. See our registration page to learn more about tuition, membership requirements, financial aid, and more. Email Kristen Kersey with any questions.