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    Join Rabbi Roly Matalon, Rabbi Haim Ovadia and musician Dan Nadel. 9/3 and 9/17 at B'nai Jeshurun; 9/10 and 10/1 at Park Slope Jewish Center

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Shabbat Services

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Shabbat Shuva

Friday, September 26

 7:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Sanctuary

Saturday, Septmeber 27

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

Holiday Services

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Selihot September 20
Rosh Hashanah September 24-26
Shabbat Shuvah September 26-27
Yom Kippur October 3-4
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Morning Minyan

Week of September 21 – 27

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9:30 AM Sunday
7:15 AM Monday
7:15 AM Tuesday
7:15 AM Wednesday
  • Open the Gates: Prepare for the Yamim Nora'im

    September 22, 2014 • 7:00 pm-8:30 pm •
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    sky mountain image Join BJ Rabbinic Fellows Sarit Horwitz, Alex Braver and Bryan Wexler as we use text study, conversation and personal reflection to explore what makes the liturgy of the Yamim Nora’im distinct. Services for these days are meant to help us reach a deeper emotional and spiritual place. Please register here.3 Mondays, September 8, 15 and 22 in the Reception Room.

    Location: 270 W 89th St, New York, NY 10024, USA

  • Selihot: Preparing the Soul for the Yamim Nora’im

    October 1, 2014 • 8:00 pm-9:30 pm •
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    Engage in a spiritual journey for personal understanding and elevation through the ancient tunes of the Middle East and the Maghreb (Northern Africa)—melodies which unite mankind across boundaries of faith and race in the quest for a sublime existence. Join Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel for this four-part series at BJ (September 3 and 17) and the Park Slope Jewish Center. This event is free, please R.S.V.P. to office@psjc.org for all dates and locations.

    Location: Park Slope Jewish Center (1320 8th Ave, Brooklyn)

  • Yozma Brunch in the BJ Sukkah

    October 12, 2014 • 11:45 am-1:15 pm •
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    Etrog_temani_33 Yozma is BJ’s community of singles and couples of approximately ages 35-55.  Get to know us over a delicious kosher Mediterranean brunch, followed by dessert and coffee at a nearby café. Brunch is $15 per person; dessert and coffee are separate.  Please register here by Monday, October 6th.

    Location: 89th Street BJ Community House, 6th Floor Roof

  • Drawing Waters / Simhat Beit Hashoeva

    October 12, 2014 • 6:30 pm-8:00 pm •
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    oud music A double-feature concert celebrating the music of Sukkot, Simhat Torah and more. Oud player Zach Fredman,lead of the Epichorus, a Judeo-Arab big band. Guitarist Dan Nadel will present a special piyut-meets-flamenco project, featuring multiple vocalists. The concert will feature some of New York's finest musicians, and is co-sponsored by the Leader Family Fund and the America Israel Cultural Foundation. The cost for this concert is $10/adults, $5/children. Please register by October 8.

    Location: 257 West 88th Street Sanctuary

  • Yozma Fall Foliage Hike Along the Old Croton Aqueduct

    October 19, 2014 •
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    Mercer_Slough_Fall_Foliage_(5116668467)_(2) Join Yozma for a four-mile hike along the Old Croton Aqueduct in one of New York State's beautiful historic parks. (The hike is mostly flat, with one sizeable uphill stretch at the beginning.) We'll enjoy scenic views of the Hudson River and have lunch at The Prime in Hastings-on-the-Hudson. Come to NYC's Grand Central Station, buy a ticket for the 10:20 am train to Irvington and one for the return trip from Hastings, and then meet us -- at 10:00 am sharp -- at the station's circular information booth.  We'll head to the train together (and, after the hike, take the train back together). R.S.V.P to Craig by October 12, although the earlier the better; there's a 20-person maximum.  Yozma is BJ’s community of singles and couples of approximately ages 35-55. 

    Location: Old Croton Aqueduct, NY

  • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: American Cancer Society Walk

    October 19, 2014 • 7:30 am-2:00 pm •
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    ribbonJoin fellow BJ members in “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" as we walk together to raise funds for research. We will meet for a brief breakfast at 7:30AM, followed by a prayer service. To sign up, visit makingstrides.acsevents.org. The team name is B’nai Jeshurun. For questions or assistance, please contact Andrea at andmugs@aol.com or Ellen at ellenlandsberger@gmail.com

    Location: Meet at the 89th Street Community House

  • Israeli Literature Book Group is Back

    October 27, 2014 • 7:30 pm-9:00 pm •
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    6 MondaysIsraeli book Bookgroup (October 27, December 8, January 12, February 23, March 30, and May 4) | 7:30-9:00PM |BJ Community House, 270 West 89th Street Always wanted to read novels by Israel's greatest authors? What can the books teach us about Israeli society that we don't learn from the newspaper headlines? Led by BJ member Ellen Bender we will read books that provide insight and provoke conversation. Registration requested. Contact Orli Moss for more information. Our first book will be World Cup Wishes by Eshkol Nevo.

    Location: BJ Community House, 270 West 89th Street

  • Lunch and Learn: The Language of Truth

    October 28, 2014 • 12:30 pm-1:45 pm •
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    torah_yod_column_angled copy Study the weekly parashah through the commentary of the Sefat Emet, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Alter of Gur. Join Rabbi Felicia L. Sol for an exploration of this Hassidic commentary to delve deeper into the richness of our tradition while exploring our own spirituality through these texts. Participants are encouraged to come for the entirety of the class but each class will stand alone so new participants are always welcome. No prior knowledge is expected. All texts will be translated. Free of charge. Register here.

    Location: 89th St. Middle Room

  • Mindfulness Classes: Creating a Personal Prayer Practice with Rabbis Rachel Cowan and Marcelo Bronstein

    October 29, 2014 • 7:00 pm-9:00 pm •
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    BJ Sanctuary Stained Glass Rose Window Many of us long for a more personally meaningful prayer practice. In this class we offer meditation, contemplative text study, music and time for reflection to assist you in connecting more meaningfully with the words of the siddur and in finding your own words of prayer. Working this way in a group may help you understand more clearly why you pray, where your prayer could take you, and how it might change you. We hope it will​ connect you to prayer as a spiritual practice. Free: registration required.

    Location: 89th Street Chapel

  • When the End of Life Arrives: An Exploration of Death and Mourning

    October 30, 2014 • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm •
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    serenityJoin Rabbi Felicia Sol for study and conversation on the rituals, customs and beliefs that our tradition offers at this most vulnerable and holy time. Registration encouraged

    Location: 89th Street Reception Room

  • Lunch and Learn: The Language of Truth

    November 4, 2014 • 12:30 pm-1:45 pm •
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    torah_yod_column_angled copy Study the weekly parashah through the commentary of the Sefat Emet, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Alter of Gur. Join Rabbi Felicia L. Sol for an exploration of this Hassidic commentary to delve deeper into the richness of our tradition while exploring our own spirituality through these texts. Participants are encouraged to come for the entirety of the class but each class will stand alone so new participants are always welcome. No prior knowledge is expected. All texts will be translated. Free of charge. Register here.

    Location: 89th St. Middle Room

  • Mindfulness Classes: Creating a Personal Prayer Practice with Rabbis Rachel Cowan and Marcelo Bronstein

    November 5, 2014 • 7:00 pm-9:00 pm •
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    BJ Sanctuary Stained Glass Rose Window Many of us long for a more personally meaningful prayer practice. In this class we offer meditation, contemplative text study, music and time for reflection to assist you in connecting more meaningfully with the words of the siddur and in finding your own words of prayer. Working this way in a group may help you understand more clearly why you pray, where your prayer could take you, and how it might change you. We hope it will​ connect you to prayer as a spiritual practice. Free: registration required.

    Location: 89th Street Chapel

  • When the End of Life Arrives: An Exploration of Death and Mourning

    November 6, 2014 • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm •
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    serenityJoin Rabbi Felicia Sol for study and conversation on the rituals, customs and beliefs that our tradition offers at this most vulnerable and holy time. Registration encouraged

    Location: 89th Street Reception Room

  • Lunch and Learn: The Language of Truth

    November 11, 2014 • 12:30 pm-1:45 pm •
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    torah_yod_column_angled copy Study the weekly parashah through the commentary of the Sefat Emet, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Alter of Gur. Join Rabbi Felicia L. Sol for an exploration of this Hassidic commentary to delve deeper into the richness of our tradition while exploring our own spirituality through these texts. Participants are encouraged to come for the entirety of the class but each class will stand alone so new participants are always welcome. No prior knowledge is expected. All texts will be translated. Free of charge. Register here.

    Location: 89th St. Middle Room

  • Mindfulness Classes: Creating a Personal Prayer Practice with Rabbis Rachel Cowan and Marcelo Bronstein

    November 12, 2014 • 7:00 pm-9:00 pm •
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    BJ Sanctuary Stained Glass Rose Window Many of us long for a more personally meaningful prayer practice. In this class we offer meditation, contemplative text study, music and time for reflection to assist you in connecting more meaningfully with the words of the siddur and in finding your own words of prayer. Working this way in a group may help you understand more clearly why you pray, where your prayer could take you, and how it might change you. We hope it will​ connect you to prayer as a spiritual practice. Free: registration required.

    Location: 89th Street Chapel

  • When the End of Life Arrives: An Exploration of Death and Mourning

    November 13, 2014 • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm •
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    serenityJoin Rabbi Felicia Sol for study and conversation on the rituals, customs and beliefs that our tradition offers at this most vulnerable and holy time. Registration encouraged

    Location: 89th Street Reception Room

  • Lunch and Learn: The Language of Truth

    November 18, 2014 • 12:30 pm-1:45 pm •
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    torah_yod_column_angled copy Study the weekly parashah through the commentary of the Sefat Emet, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Alter of Gur. Join Rabbi Felicia L. Sol for an exploration of this Hassidic commentary to delve deeper into the richness of our tradition while exploring our own spirituality through these texts. Participants are encouraged to come for the entirety of the class but each class will stand alone so new participants are always welcome. No prior knowledge is expected. All texts will be translated. Free of charge. Register here.

    Location: 89th St. Middle Room

  • Mindfulness Classes: Creating a Personal Prayer Practice with Rabbis Rachel Cowan and Marcelo Bronstein

    November 19, 2014 • 7:00 pm-9:00 pm •
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    BJ Sanctuary Stained Glass Rose Window Many of us long for a more personally meaningful prayer practice. In this class we offer meditation, contemplative text study, music and time for reflection to assist you in connecting more meaningfully with the words of the siddur and in finding your own words of prayer. Working this way in a group may help you understand more clearly why you pray, where your prayer could take you, and how it might change you. We hope it will​ connect you to prayer as a spiritual practice. Free: registration required.

    Location: 89th Street Chapel

  • Lunch and Learn: The Language of Truth

    November 25, 2014 • 12:30 pm-1:45 pm •
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    torah_yod_column_angled copy Study the weekly parashah through the commentary of the Sefat Emet, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Alter of Gur. Join Rabbi Felicia L. Sol for an exploration of this Hassidic commentary to delve deeper into the richness of our tradition while exploring our own spirituality through these texts. Participants are encouraged to come for the entirety of the class but each class will stand alone so new participants are always welcome. No prior knowledge is expected. All texts will be translated. Free of charge. Register here.

    Location: 89th St. Middle Room

  • Lunch and Learn: The Language of Truth

    December 2, 2014 • 12:30 pm-1:45 pm •
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    torah_yod_column_angled copy Study the weekly parashah through the commentary of the Sefat Emet, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Alter of Gur. Join Rabbi Felicia L. Sol for an exploration of this Hassidic commentary to delve deeper into the richness of our tradition while exploring our own spirituality through these texts. Participants are encouraged to come for the entirety of the class but each class will stand alone so new participants are always welcome. No prior knowledge is expected. All texts will be translated. Free of charge. Register here.

    Location: 89th St. Middle Room

  • Mindfulness Classes: Creating a Personal Prayer Practice with Rabbis Rachel Cowan and Marcelo Bronstein

    December 3, 2014 • 7:00 pm-9:00 pm •
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    BJ Sanctuary Stained Glass Rose Window Many of us long for a more personally meaningful prayer practice. In this class we offer meditation, contemplative text study, music and time for reflection to assist you in connecting more meaningfully with the words of the siddur and in finding your own words of prayer. Working this way in a group may help you understand more clearly why you pray, where your prayer could take you, and how it might change you. We hope it will​ connect you to prayer as a spiritual practice. Free: registration required.

    Location: 89th Street Chapel

  • Mindfulness Classes: Creating a Personal Prayer Practice with Rabbis Rachel Cowan and Marcelo Bronstein

    December 10, 2014 • 7:00 pm-9:00 pm •
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    BJ Sanctuary Stained Glass Rose Window Many of us long for a more personally meaningful prayer practice. In this class we offer meditation, contemplative text study, music and time for reflection to assist you in connecting more meaningfully with the words of the siddur and in finding your own words of prayer. Working this way in a group may help you understand more clearly why you pray, where your prayer could take you, and how it might change you. We hope it will​ connect you to prayer as a spiritual practice. Free: registration required.

    Location: 89th Street Chapel

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Parashat Ki Tavo

September 13, 2014 • Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
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Parashat Ki Tetze

September 6, 2014 • Rabbi Felicia L. Sol
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Parashat Mas'ei

July 28, 2014 • Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon
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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

Daily Elul Reflections

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Embrace Elul and the opportunity it provides for growth and self-reflection with daily doses of inspiration from the BJ rabbis, former Marshall T. Meyer Fellows as well as past and present BJ Rabbinic Fellows, each based on a line from the piyut “The Gates” which is sung in the final moments of Yom Kippur. Sign-up to receive the reflections by email.

Count Down, Gear Up Webinar Audio

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The month of Elul is a time of deep contemplation before the Yamim Nora’im. In a webinar on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, Rabbis Matalon, Bronstein, and Sol shared their insights on the topic: Father, King, Judge: Can we pray to the God of the High Holy Days? Listen to the “Count Down, Gear Up” webinar (running time:45 minutes).  A transcript of the webinar is coming soon.

Giving to Relieve Hunger

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As a community, BJ addresses hunger on the local and global levels by supporting the West Side Campaign Against Hunger and Mazon. We encourage your participation by either bringing a check for WSCAH to Kol Nidre services (a designated donations box will be located at the sanctuary entrance), and/or writing a check to Mazon before breaking the fast and mailing it in one of the envelopes available at each Yom Kippur service location.

Sukkah at 89th Street Open to the Community

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Wednesday October 8-Wednesday October 15 | Times Vary | 89th Street Sukkah
Bring your lunch or dinner (strictly dairy/vegetarian), your friends and family, and experience the spirit of Sukkot with other BJ members. The Sukkah will be open at the following times:

Wednesday, October 8    8:30-10:00PM
Thursday, October 9    1:30-3:00PM, 9:00-10:00PM
Friday, October 10    1:30-3:00PM
Saturday, October 11    2:00-3:00PM
Monday, October 13    5:00-8:00PM
Tuesday, October 14    12:00-3:00PM
Wednesday, October 15    1:00-3:00PM