Continue reading »


Listing of items » Faith & Public Life

March For Our Lives NYC

Saturday, March 24 | During and following Shabbat morning services | Meet at BJ Sanctuary Join BJ in protesting gun violence. At our Shabbat morning service, we will hear from BJ member Alicia Samuels, an expert in gun violence and public health. Immediately after services, BJ will join the March for Our Lives NYC. We will gather on the south side of 88th Street, across from the BJ Sanctuary, and walk together to Central Park West to meet up with the main march. If you plan to participate, please bring snacks and water, since we will be leaving right after services (before the Community Kiddush begins). Note: the rally begins at 11:00AM and the march begins at 12:00 noon).  

On Being Podcast Recording with Krista Tippett

Tuesday, June 12 | 7:00PM | BJ Sanctuary Join us for a live recording of On Being with Krista Tippett—the podcast that opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We will explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives. (more…)

Pre-Pesah WSCAH Food Drive

Through Wednesday, March 28 | Before Kabbalat Shabbat | BJ Sanctuary Foyer and Community House Entrance Looking to get rid of your hametz before Pesah? There's no better way to cleanse your home and to give back than by donating your food to our partners at the West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH). Through a supermarket-style food pantry, WSCAH alleviates hunger and creates a culture that promotes self-reliance and works for change. Check out the list of encouraged items. All food donations welcome. For more information, contact Larissa.

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.  

Faith & Public Life Lecture—With Dr Yehuda Kurtzer

Wednesday, May 30 | 7:00PM | BJ Sanctuary Register now for the last in our Faith & Public Life Lecture Series, with Dr Yehuda Kurtzer. Dr Kurtzer is President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and teaches widely in the Institute’s many platforms. (more…)

Faith & Public Life: Study Sessions With BJ Rabbinic Fellows

Tuesdays, monthly: April 17, and May 8 | 8:30AM | BJ Chapel Join BJ Rabbinic Fellows Sarah Krinsky and Tobias Divack Moss one Tuesday per month after morning minyan. Dive deeper into the questions we are exploring through our Faith & Public program, such as "Should We Pray for the Government or About It?" and "Violence and Humility in Jewish Politics". (more…)