Teen Cohort Learning Series (Graduating Year 2021-2022)

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Join your grade for an empowering year of cohort learning through monthly sessions featuring subjects chosen by teen representatives from each grade cohort; such as Israel, antisemitism, race, Holocaust education, and what it means to be a Jew today.

$180

When Things Fall Apart

Wednesdays with Hadar: Unit 4 When Things Fall Apart: A Theology Rooted in the Real with Rabbi Aviva Richman Our immediate reaction when things go wrong may be to doubt […]

NY Jewish Community Faith Day of Action

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Join NY Jewish leaders in an event to center our climate crisis as the most urgent Jewish issue of our time. Hear from rabbis across the Jewish world, enjoy music, and learn about making calls to elected officials in Albany.

The Ultimate Ally with Peter Beinart

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Join us for the third and last session of our series, as we discuss the change in attitude towards Israel among some of the leading Arab countries.

Conversations at the JCC: Isabel Wilkerson

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Join us for a conversation with author Isabel Wilkerson on her new book, which examines the caste system that has shaped America, and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

Justice in Action: Is NYC Over?

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Join Ruth Messinger, the JCC's social justice activist in residence, and Dennis Walcott, president and CEO of the Queens Public Library, for a virtual conversation on NYC’s future.

Exodus and Song of Songs: What do Women Really Think?

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Join Tamar Biala for an exploration of midrashim written by contemporary Israeli women on the Exodus and The Song of Songs, inviting us to see Pesah in a different light. All are welcome.

Jerome L. Stern Pre-Pesah Lecture with Rabbi Shai Held

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In anticipation of Pesah, experience the Bible as you've never seen it before, exploring other visions of exodus too, and two of them—remarkably—are occasions in which Egyptians experience God's liberation themselves.

Parent Corner: Taking the Stress Out of Homework

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Join author and BJ member Abby Freireich, author Brian Platzer, Rabbi Becca Weintraub, Inclusion Coordinator Tobie Franklin, and Director of Family Life and Learning Michael Witman as they dive deep into Taking the Stress out of Homework.

BJ Environmental Advocates Meeting

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Join us for an exciting conversation with guest speaker Nigel Savage, President and CEO of Hazon, as we discuss a seven-year vision of equity, sustainability, and resiliency for our community and beyond.

Understanding Racism, Safety, and the Criminal Legal System

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Join the Jewish Coalition on Criminal Justice Reform for the Education Committee's new series, On the Long Road to Justice: Understanding Racism, Safety, and the Criminal Legal System. Topics such as EJI's continued efforts towards criminal justice reform will be covered.

Taanit Bekhorot Siyyum and Se’udat Mitzvah

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Following morning minyan, join Rabbinic Fellow Grace Gleason for this special learning session, after which all firstborns are then permitted to eat and break the Fast of the Firstborn.

Advocating for Uyghurs

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Listen to a Uyghur advocate tell the story of what's happening in her homeland, and connect with Louisa Grave, political director of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, about how to become involved in the fight against the genocide.

Israeli Authors Discussion Group

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Every first Thursday of the month, this group will discuss a book written by an Israeli author, facilitated by BJ members Carole Balin and Jennifer Sylvor.

1619, 1654, 2021: Jews, Race and US History

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With the ongoing national reckoning on race, many American Jews are reflecting on systemic racism and ways we may be able to help. Join the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan for a candid, and probably difficult, journey through American Jewish history.

High School Seniors-Only Seminar with Rabbi Roly Matalon

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High school seniors are invited to participate in a special program with Rabbi Roly Matalon. Each session will have a unique focus: bringing Jewish ritual with you wherever you go, building a new tribe outside of BJ, and antisemitism today.

Justice in Action: Desegregating NYC’s Public Schools

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Join JCC Social Justice Activist Ruth Messinger, and Dennis Walcott, President and CEO of Queens Public Library, for a virtual conversation on NYC’s history of school segregation and what it would take to build a more fair school system.

Makhloket: Holy Disagreements with Rabbi Rebecca Weintraub

Rooftop 270 West 89th Street, New York

Join Rabbi Rebecca Weintraub and fellow BJ Teens for a deeper dive into interpersonal, communal, and political makhloket: holy disagreement. This program is open to BJ members grades 8-12.

Multifaith Justice Mayoral Forum

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Join BJ and a large multifaith coalition, led by Middle Church, for a mayoral forum focusing on low-income housing, criminal justice reform, and police relations. Our goal is to bring a faith-based perspective to critical issues impacted by mayoral leadership.

Smash the Stigma

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BJ is proud to cosponsor this third annual Jewish conversation on suicide and depression, presented by Shearith Israel and NAMI NYC: National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Community Service Project with Repair the World

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Families are invited to join us as we partner with Repair the World for a meaningful day of community service where we will be packaging health safety kits for a […]

The Short Longpath

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What are the shifts reshaping our cultures, demographics, governments, and economies? Join Futurist Ari Wallach for a conversation about some of the larger megatrends in our world with Majora Carter, Don Chen, Dr. Hollie Russon Gilman, and Dr. Wendy Greenspun.

Israeli Authors Discussion Group

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Every first Thursday of the month, this group will discuss a book written by an Israeli author, facilitated by BJ members Carole Balin and Jennifer Sylvor.