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


Why Write a Memoir, Even if Nobody Will Read It

Sunday, April 15 | 11:00AM-1:00PM | BJ Reception Room

Have you ever wanted to write your life story but find the prospect daunting?

Join us for brunch with authors Susan Charney and Mindy Lewis as they discuss the challenges, process, and rewards of writing a memoir and share their personal techniques for overcoming that little voice that says, “Who cares about my life story? I’m not a real writer!” or that all-time favorite, “I don’t remember!” There may be many reasons not to write, but they don’t hold up to the solid rewards of taking that leap, whether for yourself, as a legacy for your loved ones, or as a contribution to history. Read more »