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Teen Shabbat

Saturday, April 21 | 9:30AM | BJ Sanctuary Everyone is invited to take part in this special annual tradition as we give our rabbis a break and the BJ teens lead us in a Shabbat morning service from beginning to end! The teens have been working hard to prepare a very special Shabbat morning service\ complete with torah, tefillot, and divrei torah. We can't wait to see the sanctuary full of friendly faces and that unique BJ Shabbat spirit! Teens: if you are not yet signed up to participate and would like to, email Michelle.

Ritual Lab: Preparing for an Emptier Nest

Tuesdays, April 17 and 24, and May 1 and 8 | 7:00-8:30PM | BJ Middle Room Continuing with our series of Ritual Labsin which we explore and co-create rituals to mark some of life’s most meaningful transitionsour next cohort will delve into the experience of parents whose children are leaving the home and beginning adulthood. Whether it’s your oldest, youngest, intermediate or only child leaving the home, this is a transition with profound impact on family systems. Join Rabbi Michael Boino and Cantor David Mintz for an opportunity to explore the wisdom of our tradition, broaden our understanding of Jewish ritual, and together, co-create a new ritual to mark this transition. In this type of setting, creating a safe space and building a committed cohort is crucial. For these reasons, the Ritual Lab will not be drop-in. If this experience sounds right for you, we invite you to contact Kristen to become a part of this exciting cohort!

BJ and Ramah Minyan

Friday, May 4 | 7:00PM | BJ Chapel May the fourth be with you! BJ and the Ramah Minyan are partnering  for a Star Wars-themed minyan for 20s and 30s! Minyan will be followed by a delicious dinner, so bring your crew. Kabbalat Shabbat will begin at 7:00PM. Registration for dinner is opening soon. And remember, all friends of Ramah and of BJ are welcome to join us. Interested in leading Kabbalat Shabbat or Maariv, or giving a d'var? Email

20 and 30s Shabbat Dinner with IAC Dor Chadash

Friday, March 23 | Following services| BJ Middle Room

In collaboration with IAC Dor Chadash, we invite you to join us for a community Shabbat Dinner! IAC Dor Chadash builds an engaging and vibrant community of Israeli & American Jewish young professionals (20-30s) through unique Israeli experiences and a shared passion for Israel. Join us for an evening of mingling, drinks, and Shabbat dinner. (more…)


Refugee and Immigration Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 16 | 6:30-8:30PM | BJ Reception Room  Through a partnership with HIAS and emerging relationships with other organizations, we are educating our community about the refugee crisis and developing opportunities to volunteer, advocate, and raise our Jewish voice. Join us at our next meeting to get involved in this important work. R.S.V.P. to Sandy.  

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. (more…)