Week of Events
Removing Idols, Finding Light: A Mindfulness Hanukkah Workshop for 2020 with Sarah Hurwitz and Yael Shy
Through meditation, text study, and discussion, we will dive deeply into the themes of Hannukah, the festival of light, and walk away with tools to support us all season long.
Calling all 3rd-6th grader BJ families! Join the FLAL department as we host Ramah Sports Academy for an interactive, virtual fitness clinic. Strengthen your body, engage your mind, and GET IN THE GAME with us!
In this splashy, special musical revue, BJ's K-3rd grade actors will shine on stage and help us celebrate a very happy Hanukkah. Each child will have speaking lines and singing parts, so this production is a great opportunity for actors at any level.
The Hebrew Speaking Havurah continues! Each session we discuss a different topic, with a different member leading. This month’s session will be held in-person!
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, Anti-Semitism, Race, Holocaust education, and what it means to be a Jew today.
Whether you are in need of healing, praying for a loved one, or want to extend well wishes to the wider world, join Rabbi Shuli Passow and cellist Jessie Reagan Mann for a healing circle rooted in meditation and chanting.
This new series focuses on the complex relationship between the US and Israel through different lenses, including political and culture.
In this class we will dive into Mussar, the ancient form of Jewish spirituality focusing on the development of middot, character traits, to attain personal and communal holiness.
Join fellow 20s and 30s for a series of learning opportunities, taught by BJ’s rabbis and rabbinic fellows, on relevant contemporary issues in life, love, and Judaism.
Join with fellow BJ members for a monthly Bereavement Group beginning Monday, facilitated by Jane Blumenstein. Group members will have an opportunity to share and to listen to each other, reflect and guide each other through their respective grieving processes.
Join Rabbi Rebecca Weintraub on Tuesday mornings as we explore Mishnah Brakhot: the first tractate of the six books of Mishnah and the beginning of our oral Torah.
Open up your soul to the nourishment and challenge of the Hassidic rabbis. Join Rabbi Felicia Sol as we study Netivot Shalom, Rabbi Shalom Noach Berezovsky, a 20th c. Slonimer Rebbe. Each class will stand alone, so new participants are always welcome. No prior knowledge is expected.
“Kadima” is the name of our Hebrew school program. Kadima@BJ will be held virtually from September-December.
Join Rabbi Roly Matalon to study and discuss the inspirational sources and suggestions in Rabbi Dov Singer’s book “Prepare My Prayer: Recipes to Awaken the Soul”.
Join us on November 24 for a careful reading of the historical sources presented in Maccabees I and II and on December 8 for an immersive study of Maimonides’ presentation of the Chanukah celebration.
Powered by Courage is a series featuring Palestinian civil society leaders Rabbis Matalon, Sol, and Passow met while traveling with Encounter in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This will be in conversation with eight of our fellow Jewish leaders.
Twice a year, we have the opportunity to provide this essential service to the community. Our region is experiencing a severe blood shortage due to COVID-19 and donors are needed now more than ever. Save a life at the BJ Blood Drive!
Calling all 7th graders at BJ! Join Rachel for a special Hanukkah culinary class on Wednesday, where we will make special latkes and gelt for the whole family!
Centering around the building of community in 7th grade, students will feel more connected to the BJ community, the B’nai Mitzvah process, and their peers through this trimester program.
Wednesdays with Hadar- Unit 2B How to Question Authority with Rabbi Avi Killip Is there a right way to question authority? Should I speak out on every issue or choose my battles? What role should shame and humiliation play? When can I leverage power-dynamics, and when should I just keep quiet? Together we will explore […]
Engage with short stories about the lives, struggles, and concerns of the Talmudic rabbis, and uncover deeper layers of our own selves. No knowledge of Hebrew is required.
Thousands of Jewish children attending Ultra-Orthodox and Chassidic yeshivas are being denied a basic education. Join JCC Social Justice Activist in Residence Ruth Messinger for a discussion on this important topic.
We are so excited to launch our Thursday Electives for the fall!
Join us for the first Teen Game Night on December 10th, where we’ll be playing an online version of the popular BJ game Codenames over Zoom! We encourage you to bring a friend.
Join the Family Life and Learning team for a short and sweet Hanukkah candle lighting during many nights of Hanukkah.
Pop-Up Family Candle Lighting is moving online! Join us for family candle lighting, music and opportunity to celebrate together.
Collaborating remotely, Rabbi Arielle Lekach-Rosenberg (vocals), Dan Nadel (guitar), and John Ellis (saxophone) present an eclectic selection of favorites for the first night of Hannukah, featuring music and Torah about light shining in the darkness, hints of dawn, and finding home.
Bim Bam gives children under three a fun space to get ready for Shabbat through interactive songs, movement, and stories, while practicing traditions such as lighting candles, saying Kiddush, and giving tzedakah.
Join us in virtual community for the afternoon prayer service before we prepare to enter Shabbat.
Join us on the second Friday of every month for a Pre-Shabbat Family sing-along. Our own Michael Harlow, Rachel Barnehama and Michael Witman will lead us in some of our favorite Shabbat tunes.
Tot Shabbat is back! Join us for a monthly interactive, joyful Friday evening Shabbat service full of lively songs, stories, Shabbat rituals, community connection, and more!
Passionately traditional, boldly innovative, and deeply spiritual, Shabbat services at BJ are like no other.
Passionately traditional, boldly innovative, and deeply spiritual, Shabbat services at BJ are like no other. Join us on Shabbat mornings for soul-stirring prayer, infused with melodies from across the Jewish world, brought to life by our extraordinary musicians, and deepened by the wisdom of our tradition, calling us to renew our commitment to building a […]
This Shabbat morning experience for children and their families (Birth-Age 7), incorporates spirited prayer and singing, and fun learning activities. Each session includes special learning component for both children and parents.
Join the BJ Community for Minha services and enjoy watching Ben Gantcher come up to the Torah as a Bar Mitzvah
Join us on Zoom as we bring Shabbat to a close as a community.
Join us as we bring the Shabbat of Hanukkah to a close with havdalah and a communal lighting of the Hanukkiah. While this will be broadcast on Facebook, in-person registration is required and limited due to state safety guidelines.