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    World leaders are coming to NYC for a UN summit on the climate crisis. We will demand action on climate change and an economy that works for people and the planet.

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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, August 1

 7:00 PM Kabbalat Shabbat Sanctuary

Saturday, August 2

 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 August 3 - 9

89th Street | More info »
9:30 AM Sunday
7:30 AM Monday
7:30 AM Tuesday (Tisha Be’Av – 88th Street)
7:30 AM Wednesday
7:30 AM Thursday
7:30 AM Friday
  • Tisha Be'Av Teaching "The Evolution of an Ideal: What Does Tikkun Olam Really Mean?"

    August 5, 2014 • 6:00 pm-7:30 pm •
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    Levi CooperJoin Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem for this Tisha Be'Av teaching session. Tikkun olam is a catchcry in contemporary liberal society. It is used as a slogan for activism, a call for political involvement, and an expression of the coveted ideal of social justice. What did the Sages mean when they coined the term “tikkun olam”? This teaching will invite us to explore how the meaning of the term has developed over the ages. We will conclude by considering the positive and negative aspects of the evolution of tikkun olam. Click here for the full Tisha Be'Av schedule.

    Location: 257 West 88th Street B'nai Jeshurun Sanctuary

  • 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-5:00 pm •
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    Climate Image 3 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 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
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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

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.

The Truth of Fiction

Wednesday, August 6 | 7:00PM | Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd Street
BJ member Sandee Brawarsky, culture editor of The Jewish Week, is moderating a conversation between authors Boris Fishman (“A Replacement Life“) and Zachary Lazar (“I Pity the Poor Immigrant“) followed by a book signing and reception. For more details, visit www.thejewishweek.com/summer-literary-series.