Mekusharim friendsWelcome to Connections (formerly known as Mekusharim), a group which provides social, Judaic and learning experiences in a variety of formats for the entire BJ community.

Our range of exciting and innovative programs includes many that are targeted to our adult community as well as some that are inter-generational.  All our events are intended to create meaningful opportunities for people to gather for learning and enjoyment.  We sponsor large events as well as smaller group events that allow for closer, more intimate get-togethers and community-building.

Committee Chair: Ellen Metzger


Stay in the Know

Visit this page and Upcoming Events for a variety of Connections activities throughout the year.

Our e-mails will alert you to upcoming Connections events as well as synagogue-wide events that may be of interest to the adult community. To join the list, contact Adina Katz with your name, email address, and mailing group of interest.


Upcoming Connections Events


Collaborating With Elie Wiesel: Slide Talk by Artist Mark Podwal

Sunday, November 12 | 11:00AM-12:30PM | BJ Reception Room

Artist Mark Podwal will visit BJ to talk about his career connecting his artistic talent to his interest in Jewish legend and tradition. Beyond creating artworks held by major museums and synagogues, one of Podwal’s most important collaborations was with author Elie Wiesel, as creator of the illustrations for many of Mr. Wiesel’s books. Podwal will reflect on his artistic interests and on his long friendship with Elie Wiesel. Read more »