Upcoming Events

BJ Mindfulness Retreat in Nature


January 17-24, 2016 | Costa Rica
Is multitasking in your daily life taking a toll? Join Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein, Rabbi Rachel Cowan, Sol Gonzalez and local nature guides for a week of simple living in the rich ecology of the Costa Rica rain forest and the rustic elegance and organic fine cuisine of La Montaña Azul Center. We will explore Jewish Mindfulness Practice as a way to connect more deeply with our soul, our truest values and with God’s creation, of which we are an integral part. Each day we will pray, meditate, set a kavanah (intention), follow integrative body movement practices, ‘bear witness’ to local social initiatives and experience nature. Click here to learn more.

Volunteers Needed for Hesed: Shabbat Connections

Our community is strongest when we care for each other in times of need. Do a deed of lovingkindness by connecting with members of the BJ community who are homebound, lonely, or in need of some extra care. With regular and consistent phone calls we can brighten the days and warm the hearts of those who need it most. Please contact Joni Brenner at ShabbatConnections@bj.org for more information on how you can help.

Early Childhood and Parenting Center: Musical Playground

Wednesdays, September 9-December 16 | 3:00-3:45PM (ages 0-2) and 4:00-4:45PM (ages 2-4) | 89th Street Community House

A fun-filled, immersive musical voyage featuring Jewish-themed songs for children, melodies and games designed to teach the Hebrew and English alphabets, and also tunes from throughout the world for ages 0-4. Visit www.bj.org/earlychildhood for more information.

Early Childhood and Parenting Center: Creative Kids Art Studio

Thursdays, September 10-December 17 | 9:00-9:45AM (ages 18-24 mo), 10:00-10:45AM (ages 2-3), 4:00-4:45PM (ages 3-4) | 89th Street Community House

An imaginative experience designed for curious kids to experiment with various media, while engaging in exciting take-home art projects. For children ages 18-24 months, 2-3 years, and 3-4 years. Visit www.bj.org/earlychildhood for more information.

Bim Bam Fall Session

Children with Shabbat Candles

Fridays, September 11 – December 18  | 10:15, and 11:15AM | 89th Street Chapel
Children ages 3 and under explore Shabbat through Hebrew and English songs, stories, and traditions such as lighting candles, saying Kiddush, and eating challah. Registration is now open for the 10:15AM, and 11:15AM classes. The cost is $234/members and $416/non-members per child. After the first registered child, each additional child receives 50% off when the siblings are registered for the same class. New members attend for free. Please contact Allison Kapusta. Register by September 9, space is limited. The 9:15 class is now full. There will be no class on November 27.

Early Childhood and Parenting Center: PJ Library Story Corner

Mondays, September 21-December 14, 2015|9:00-9:30AM|89th Street Community House
Tuesdays, September 8-December 15, 2015|3:00-3:30PM|89th Street Community House
A cozy and inviting reading space for children to enjoy stories read by special guests. Foster your love for Jewish learning each week with award-winning Jewish children’s books from PJ Library, sponsored by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. For children ages 18 months – 3 years. Click here for the weekly schedule and more information.

Early Childhood and Parenting Center: Open Play

Thursday, September 24 – Thursday, December 17 | Morning and Afternoon Programs | 89th Street Community House

These open play gathering spaces create safe environments where kids can explore and create while parents and caregivers meet and socialize over beverages and snacks. From tummy timers to toddlers and beyond, open play serves to nurture social, intellectual, and emotional development, while cultivating community among children and adults. Click here for more information.
Tummy Time and Tea (6 weeks-crawling) Tuesdays 9:00-11:00AM and Thursdays 2:00-4:00PM
Toddling Tots and Treats (crawling-2 years) Mondays 11:30-1:00PM and Wednesdays 9:00-10:30AM
Kooky Kids and Cookies (3-5 years) Mondays 2:00-4:00PM

Hakhanah laTefillah - Preparing for Prayer

Prayer shawl. Photo: Oren Hayon

Saturdays, October 10, 24, November 7, 21, December 5, 19, January 2, 16, 30| 8:45-9:25AM | 86th Street Chapel
Please join Rabbi Roly Matalon to prepare the soul and open the heart for Shabbat morning prayers through the singing of piyutim and reflections on kavannah.

"Soul Food" Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Felicia Sol

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Tuesdays, October 13, 20 and 27, November 10, 17 and 24, December 1, 8 | 12:30-1:45PM | 89th Street Middle Room
Bring a bag lunch and/or open up your soul to the nourishment and challenge of the Hassidic rabbis. Join Rabbi Felicia Sol as we imagine old world wisdom for everyday life in 2015. 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. Free of charge. Please register by clicking here


"In the Mirror" Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Roly Matalon

Torah text. Photo: Harriet R. Goren

Thursdays, October 15, 22 and 29, November 5, December 3, 10 and 17 | 12:30-1:30PM | Location Provided Upon Registration
Through the close reading of short stories about the lives, struggles and concerns of the Talmudic rabbis we uncover deeper layers of our own selves and we become better equipped to wrestle with our human nature. No knowledge of Hebrew is required. Please bring your own lunch to the midtown location. Specific location information will be provided upon registration. Free of charge. Members only. To register, please click here or email Leah at lmichelson@bj.org to be added to the wait-list.


Bo-i Kallah - A Monthly Kabbalat Shabbat Service

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Friday, October 16, November 20, December 18, and January 15 | 6:30PM | 89th Street Reception Room
Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel will lead an alternative Kabbalat Shabbat service on the third Friday evening of each month. With the help of soulful melodies, verses of Shir haShirim (Song of Songs), liturgical poems and Psalms we will transition gently and with full kavannah from hol to kodesh – leaving the ordinary work-week consciousness in order to enter holy time and welcome Shabbat. If you want to read more about this service please click here.

TefilLab: A Laboratory of Prayerful Practice

Mondays, October 19, 2015 – May 16, 2016 | 7:00-8:30PM | 89th Street Chapel
TefilLab, taught by BJ Rabbinic Fellow Arielle Rosenberg, opens the siddur through hands-on “experiments” generating increased confidence, fluency, and self-direction.  TefilLab is a series of stand-alone units that explores the context and themes of our prayerbook, the mechanics of prayer and the study of spiritual interpretations and contemporary adaptations/innovations.  R.S.V.P. here or email Arielle Rosenberg at arosenberg@bj.org. These classes are free.
Come for a single unit or participate in the whole series!
October: 19, 26 | Kabbalat Shabbat.
November: 2 | Shabbat Ma’ariv:
November 9, 16, 23 | Shabbat Shaharit and Musaf
November 30 | Shabbat Torah Service
December 14 | Havdallah
December 21, January 4 | Bakashot
January 11, 25 | Prayers Upon Waking
February: 1, 8, 22 | Home Rituals
February 29, March 7, 14 | Weekday Shaharit
March 21 | Weekday Torah Service
March 28, April 4, 11 | Weekday Minha and Ma’ariv
April 18 | Saying Kaddish
April 25, May 2 | Troubling Texts
May 9 | Niggunim
May 16 | TefilLab Cycle Siyyum

The Book of Genesis with Rabbi Hillel Friedman

Tuesdays, October 20May 17 | 8:30AM | 89th Street First Floor
Join Rabbi Friedman, longtime member of the BJ community, in a discussion about understanding, in terms of our own lives, the text that continues to have such a major influence on so many religious world views today. Members $100/Non-members $150. Register here.


Mindfulness Class: Finding Our Soul in the Text with Rabbis Rachel Cowan and Marcelo Bronstein

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Wednesdays, October 21, 28, November 4, 11, and 18, December 9 | 7:00-9:00PM | 89th Street Middle Room
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 weekly parsha. Please join us as we move from the Torah to the personal and find our soul in the text. These classes are free. Please register by clicking here

Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl's Thing!

Girls Thing

Sundays, Groups Beginning October 18 or 25  | 89th Street Community House

This program uses Jewish teachings to give girls a place to feel safe, have fun, and be real with their peers. Through discussion, arts & crafts, and more, the girls draw on Jewish values and a gender lens to explore issues such as body image, friendship, relationships, family, competition, and stress. BJ currently offers groups for individuals entering 6th-12th grade, Register here.

Shevet Achim: The Brotherhood


Sundays, Beginning October 25 | 89th Street Community House

This monthly group gives young males a chance to hang out with other Jewish boys their age, play games, eat food, and talk about topics that matter to them, such as manhood, competition, power, pleasure, and friendship. BJ currently offers groups for individuals entering 8th-12th grade, Register here.

The Shalom Hartman Institute’s Manhattan Collaborative

Monthly on Tuesdays, October 13-March 8  | 7:00-9:00PM | Various locations
Join a multi-denominational conversation about Jewish values and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. The Shalom Hartman Institute’s Manhattan Collaborative Series is being hosted by six NYC synagogues, including BJ. This extraordinary learning experience is free to BJ members. Register here using promotional code “CBJ15″ or contact Moshe for more information.

Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service

Wednesday, November 25 | 7:00PM | 86th Street Sanctuary
Join with our neighbors of all faith traditions to give thanks on the eve of Thanksgiving. Clergy from several churches and synagogues will be participating in the service, including BJ Rabbinic Fellow Arielle Rosenberg. Reception to follow. Please bring checks made out to the West Side Campaign Against Hunger.

Medicare Fall Open Enrollment

Wednesday, December 2 | 4-5:30PM | 89th Street Middle Room
Learn from the Medicare Rights Center about changes taking place to Medicare in 2016, the different forms of Medicare coverage, what you should be doing during the Fall Open Enrollment period, and some programs that can lower your Medicare costs.

Va-Ani Tefilati Lekha - 6 Sessions on Prayer with Rabbi Roly Matalon

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Finding My Voice in Prayer with Rabbi Roly Matalon
Tuesday, December 1 | 6:30-9:00PM | 89th Street Community House
These words from Psalm 69 may be read literally as “I am my prayer to You”. How do we become our prayer? Deepen your understanding and enhance your capacity for true and meaningful prayer by participating in one or more sessions on the first Tuesday of each month. We will begin by strengthening the bonds of community among us through a shared meal and singing together. Please bring your own dairy or vegetarian dinner. This series is free of charge and open to BJ members at any level of learning or practice. To register, click here.

The remaining four sessions will be:

  • The Structure of the Prayer Service and its Meaning – January 5
  • The Morning Blessings and the Psalms of Praise –  February 2
  • The Shema and It’s Blessings – March 1
  • The Amidah and Petitionary Prayer – April 5

B'nai Mitzvah Parent Orientation Meeting

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Wednesday, December 2 | 7:00PM | 89th Street Reception Room
Parents of children in fourth grade, or whose birth dates fall between September 2005 and December 2006, are invited to an informational meeting that will detail each step of the B’nai Mitzvah planning process including date applications.  We highly encourage all parents to attend and there will an opportunity to ask questions. For more information contact Beth Tarson.

Tot Shabbat


Friday, December 4 | 5:15-7:00PM | 88th Street Sanctuary
Families enjoy a kid-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service filled with singing and dancing, followed by a dinner downstairs in Frankel Hall complete with Shabbat blessings and songs. While adults are finishing their meal, children engage in open play and exploration. Kids eat for free. Register here by Wednesday, December 2. Space is limited.

Sunday Breakfast: So You Want to Become a Museum Docent?

Sunday, December 6 | 10:30AM-12PM | 89th Street Reception Room

Come to Sunday breakfast and hear three fellow BJ members talk about their experiences as docents at major museums in NYC.  Penny Dannenberg (Whitney Museum), Jon Feder (9/11 Museum) and Esther Rivka Wolpert (Museum of Jewish History) have graciously agreed to talk about what being a docent really entails and how to get started.  We’ll also hear what our panelists find to be both rewarding and challenging in their docent work. There is no fee for this event but a donation will be appreciated.  Please register here.

Tze’irim 20s and 30s Social Action Sunday

Celebrate Hanukkah by giving back to the community on Sunday, December 6.  Choose to participate in one (or both!) of two great events: SelfHelp NextGen Hanukkah Brunch with Holocaust Survivors or Shelter Cooking.

Selfhelp NextGen Hanukkah Brunch
Sunday, December 6 | 12:00-2:00PM | JCC of Manhattan (334 Amsterdam Avenue)

Join Tze’irim 20s and 30s as we volunteer to give back to Holocaust survivors by bringing happiness, conversation, and connection. We will help set up the event, escort seniors from taxis to the event space, serve brunch and socialize with the seniors. Click here to R.S.V.P. as soon as possible as space is limited, by no later than Friday, November 20. Contact Jodi Smith at jrsmitha@gmail.com for more information.

Selfhelp NextGen, the 20s/30s arm of Selfhelp, is an organization that provides many essential senior services within the city, especially to Holocaust survivors.

BJ/SPSA Cooking for the Shelter
Sunday, December 6 | 3:00-5:00PM | 88th Street Kitchen

Join Tze’irim 20s and 30s as we make dinner for the BJ/SPSA Homeless Shelter. We’ll gather for brunch at 1:00PM and start cooking after brunch is over (between 2:30 and 3:00PM). As usual, there is a suggested donation to help cover the cost of groceries ($6-10/person) and no cooking experience is necessary.  R.S.V.P. here by Thursday, December 3. Brunch location will be provided to those who register. Contact Aaron Feinstein at ajfeinstein@gmail.com for more information.

BJ Lights Up the Block

Sunday, December 6 – Sunday, December 13

Join us for BJ Lights Up The Block, our first ever home-hosted Hanukkah celebrations. Several hosts are eager to welcome you into their homes; your presence will increase the light in their lives and make all of our Hanukkah celebrations more joyous. Hosts are bringing together friends they already have from BJ, along with you, a potential new friend, to weave the web of our community more tightly. We hope there will be a gathering for everyone; hosts are opening their homes on different nights and gathering people based on different themes. Because these are home-hosted gatherings, space is limited so sign up soon! Sign up by Friday, November 27th, and you’ll hear from us by Tuesday, December 1 to match you with your host. Help create something new. Sign up here to be a guest in someone’s home during Hanukkah.

Contact Rabbi Sarit Horwitz for more information.

Young Families Hanukkah Celebration

Scene from the December 2010 Hanukkah play. Photo: Max Orenstein

Monday, December 7 | 4:30-5:15PM | 89th Street Reception Room 
Join Dreamcoat Experience for a fun, interactive Hanukkah show where we’ll sing, dance, learn about the brave Maccabees, and experience the miracles of the holiday! Enjoy Hanukkah snacks and participate in a community candlelighting after the show. Free. R.S.V.P. here.

Lights in the Darkness: A Hanukkah Program for the Bereaved

Tuesday, December 8 | 6:30-8:00PM | 89th Street Reception Room
After a loved one dies, holidays can bring to the surface painful reminders of the loss.  Participate in a meaningful discussion with other bereaved Jews about how to allow for grief, while still finding meaning and comfort in the themes of Hanukkah. Light refreshments will be served. Cosponsored by BJ and The Jewish Board’s Partners in Caring and Shira Ruskay Centers. Please R.S.V.P. to Billie.

Give the Gift of Life at the BJ Blood Drive

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Wednesday, December 9 | 3:00-9:00PM | 88th Street Sanctuary
Twice a year we have the opportunity to provide this very important service to the community. Give the gift of life by signing up now for the BJ Blood Drive. Learn more about how you can prepare to donate and learn about any restrictions that may apply. Sign up with Larissa or call x272 with the best time slot for you.

Family Challah Baking


Thursday, December 10 | 5:30PM-6:15PM| 89th Street Middle Room
Do you love the smell of freshly baked challah? In preparation for our Family Shabbat Dinner all families are invited to experience the mitzvah of baking challah. Everyone is invited to join us at 5:30PM in the Middle Room of the 89th Street Community House. Families will enjoy their homemade challot when they are served at the Family Shabbat Dinner on Friday, December 11. R.S.V.P. here by Monday, December 7th.

Songs of Sacred Time: A Hanukkah Concert

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Thursday, December 10 | 7:30 PM | JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue
Celebrate the festival of lights with the first of three concerts scheduled around Jewish holidays. This series presents a diverse group of artists including some of New York’s most passionate and compelling voices and instrumentalists. Featuring Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel. $20 for JCC members, $25 for the public. Purchase tickets at www.jccmanhattan.org/music or call 646-505-5708. Funded, in part, by the Leon Lowenstein Foundation and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Family Kabbalat Shabbat Dinner

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Friday, December 11 | 5:30-6:30PM | Frankel Hall  – Special Invitation to Gimmel and Dalet Families
Families are invited to enjoy a delicious Shabbat dinner before Kabbalat Shabbat services. We are extending a special invitation to our BJHS Gimmel and Dalett families to join us at no additional cost. All other families are welcome to attend the dinner and may register hereDinner will be followed by the BJ community Kabbalat Shabbat services in the Sanctuary. Please contact Esther with any questions. BJHS Gimmel and Dalet families please register here. All other families, please register here.

Minute to Win it!

Alarm Clock. Photo: Duncan Hill

Saturday, December 12 | 5:15-7:00PM | 89th Street Community House
Do you have what it takes to complete the challenge? In a friendly competition, teams will race to successfully complete deceptively simple games. Participants have 60 seconds to complete each challenge, which increase in difficulty as the game progresses. Parents, join your 5th, 6th, or 7th graders for havdalah, before the games begin! Cost is $15 per child. Register here by Tuesday, December 8th.

K-2 Hanukkah Olympics


Saturday, December 12 | 4:00PM-5:15PM | 89th Street Community House
 Help the Maccabees win the gold at BJ’s first ever Hanukkah Olympics! Team up with other K- 2nd grade youth, to make sure that the Hanukkiah has enough oil to last throughout the whole holiday. Parents are invited to join us at 5:15PM for Havdalah and candle lighting. R.S.V.P. here!


Vetaher Libeinu Women’s Mini Retreats: Pathways to Purifying Our Hearts


Spiritual Practice with Rabbis Felicia Sol and Sarit Horwitz
Saturday, December 12 | 3:30-6:30PM | 89th Street Community House

Immerse, converse, connect and reflect with a little nosh. Join with women of all ages to explore, study and deepen communal connections in this four part series. Come for one session or all remaining sessions. Please bring a dairy or vegetarian dish to share. This series is free of charge and open to BJ members at any level of learning or practice. To register, please click here.

The remaining two mini retreats will be:

  • Spiritual Service – Monday, February 1 6:15-9:15PM
  • Spiritual Liberation – Saturday, April 9 5:00-8:30PM

Tze'irim 20s and 30s Hanukkah Party

Saturday, December 12 | 4:45PM | 89th Street Community House
Celebrate 8 days of lights in one awesome night. Join BJ Rabbinic Fellow Alex Braver for some Hanukkah learning before Havdalah and candle lighting. The celebration will continue with games and drinks – location provided upon R.S.V.P. 

PJs and Havdalah: Hanukkah Edition!

Hanukkiah lit for 7th Night. CC Image courtey of Dave Williss on Flickr.

Saturday, December 12 | 4:00-5:15PM | 89th Street Community House
Families with children ages 5 and under are invited to experience Havdalah, the ceremony that marks the end of Shabbat, through play, art, song, and story. Kids are encouraged to come in pajamas to help create a warm and cozy atmosphere as we say goodbye to Shabbat and look forward to the week ahead. We will end with Hanukkah candlelighting. R.S.V.P. here.

Heschel Friday

December 18 | 8:30-9:15am | 89th Street Chapel
Start your day with Rabbi AJ Heschel (and Rabbinic Fellows Alex and Arielle) immediately after morning minyan as we dive into a discussion of Heschel’s article “Existence and Celebration” from his book Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity. All are welcome. Please read the article before the session. You can buy the book for a discount at West Side Judaica (2412 Broadway).

Young Adult Heschel Session

Saturday, December 19 | 4:00PM | Location upon R.S.V.P.
Join Rabbi Sarit Horwitz, along with others in their 20s and 30s to reflect together on this month’s essay, “Existence and Celebration,” as a part of our community-wide exploration of Heschel. We’ll conclude the evening with Havdalah. Please read the essay beforehand. R.S.V.P. to Rabbi Sarit Horwitz.

Visions of Israel – BJ Family Trip 2015 - registration now open!


Wednesday, December 23, 2015 – Saturday, January 2, 2016 | Israel
Join us on our upcoming trip to Israel. We will explore places, meet people, spend Shabbat with our partner communities and create bonds to last a lifetime. For all information regarding cost, registration and itinerary please go to www.bj.org/trips.

Sunday Brunch with Author Stephen Silverman: “The History of the Catskills”

Sunday, January 10| 11:30AM-2PM | Location To Be Announced

Join us for brunch and to welcome author Stephen Silverman who will read from his lively and informative new book on the Catskills. In the book, Mr. Silverman – a 20 year veteran of Time, Inc. – shows how the Catskills area impacted American life, from the cultural works of Washington Irving and the Hudson River School all the way to the Borscht Belt. Register here.

Sunday Breakfast: Conversation and Learning with Rabbi Shuli Passow

Sunday, February 7| 10:30AM-NOON | Location To Be Announced

Start your week off by meeting Rabbi Shuli Passow, BJ’s new Director of Community Engagement, and fellow BJ members for breakfast. In addition to introducing herself, Shuli will give us a teaching in connection with BJ’s community-wide study of Heschel’s works.  There is no fee for this event but a donation will be appreciated.  Please register here.


Explore Jewish Argentina With Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein

Wednesday, April 6 – Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | Argentina
Enjoy this opportunity to see Argentina in all its complexity through a uniquely Jewish lens. Among the highlights of this tour will be a visit to the Seminario Rabínico and Comunidad Bet-El, both founded by Rabbi Marshall Meyer. On this tour of vibrant Buenos Aires, you will also have the opportunity to visit an Estancia (ranch), taste Kosher Argentinian style BBQ called asado, and enjoy the gaucho skills show and folkloric dancing!  On an optional pre-trip to Patagonia, explore spectacular glaciers with a sailing excursion to National Glacier Park. For more information or to register, contact Lisa Steinberg at lsteinberg@bj.org or call 212-787-7600 x228.

Consensus and Conflict in the American Jewish Experience

Tuesdays, October 13-December 22 | 7:00-9:00PM | 89th Street Middle Room

The 2013 Pew study showed a marked decline in the number of American Jews who identify their Jewishness in religious terms. Many young Jews feel completely “at home” in America and are reluctant to hold onto behaviors or beliefs that distinguish them from their fellow citizens. Like other Americans, the feel empowered as individuals to choose their identities and to shape their Jewishness as they wish, sensing little discord with broader societal values. But, has the American Jewish past always been marked by such harmony and lack of conflict? Have Jews always viewed the United States as a land of promise? When have Jewish and American values converged, and when have they diverged?

This course, taught by Dr. Nancy Sinkoff of the Jewish Theological Seminary, examines fundamental questions about the Jewish encounter with America by exploring three discrete periods in American Jewish history. The three units exist independently, yet will be linked thematically to the questions above. Enroll in one, two, or the entire series.

I. A Community Emerges and Fractures: From the Colonies to the Civil War: October 13, 20, 27
II. The Great Tide: From Reconstruction to World War I: November 3, 10, 17
III. War and Renewal: From WWII to the Present: December 1, 8, 15

The cost for BJ Members is $40 for each 3-part unit, non-members $50 for each 3-part unit. Register here. For more information contact Billie.

Bim Bam Spring Session

Children with Shabbat Candles

Fridays, January 8 – May 20 | 9:15, 10:15, and 11:15AM | 89th Street Chapel
Children ages 3 and under explore Shabbat through Hebrew and English songs, stories, and traditions such as lighting candles, saying Kiddush, and eating challah. Registration is now open for the 9:15AM10:15AM, and 11:15AM classes. The cost is $300/members and $534/non-members per child. After the first registered child, each additional child receives 50% off when the siblings are registered for the same class. New members attend for free. Please contact Allison Kapusta. Register by December 28, space is limited. There will be no class on April 22 and April 29.

Yozma Goes Off-Broadway

Sunday, November 22 | 3PM | The Elektra Theater

Join Yozma (BJ members and friends between 35 & 55) on Sunday, November 22, for a 3:00pm showing of Hell’s Belles The Musical – a funny story of infamous women in Hell. The website is http://www.hellsbellesthemusical.com/. Tickets are $40.50. Please R.S.V.P. to Craig Rosenberg at crosenberg6@optonline.net immediately to reserve a ticket.

Bring Justice to Your Thanksgiving Tables

This Thanksgiving help bring equality and dignity to those who harvest the food for our bountiful meals.  We invite you to recognize, discuss and take action against an injustice going on right in our own backyard – the absence of labor rights for New York’s 80,000 farmworkers. The BJ Economic Justice Hevra is working toward eradicating this injustice and restoring to farmworkers the rights that almost all other hourly workers enjoy.

To begin a Thanksgiving discussion, please click here to download information describing the issues in detail and some suggested questions.

In addition, you can click here to download a sample letter guests can sign and send to Governor Cuomo. For more information contact Larissa.

Women on Their Own: A Community Support Group for Single Women Age 55+

Thursday, November 19 | 12:00-1:30PM | 89th Street Community House
Dealing with the unique challenges of living alone in New York as a woman over 55 can be overwhelming.  Join the BJ social workers, Ruth Kobrin and Shira Felberbaum, for conversation and support. We will meet once a month on Thursdays. Free for BJ members; $18 per session for non-members in advance, $20 at the door. Register here.

Dates for 2015-2016 – all sessions meet at 12:00PM at the BJ Community House, 270 West 89th Street

November 19, 2015
December 17, 2015
January 7, 2016
February 18, 2016
March 3, 2016
April 7, 2016
May 26, 2016
June 23, 2016