Blood Drive

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

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!

Need to Return a Mahzor?

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

We were pleased to share Mahzorim for your use during the High Holy Days. You may return them to the BJ Community House Monday through Thursday 10AM-6P and Friday 10AM -4PM. 

Need to Return a Mahzor?

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

We were pleased to share Mahzorim for your use during the High Holy Days. You may return them to the BJ Community House Monday through Thursday 10AM-6P and Friday 10AM -4PM. 

Need to Return a Mahzor?

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

We were pleased to share Mahzorim for your use during the High Holy Days. You may return them to the BJ Community House Monday through Thursday 10AM-6P and Friday 10AM -4PM. 

Need to Return a Mahzor?

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

We were pleased to share Mahzorim for your use during the High Holy Days. You may return them to the BJ Community House Monday through Thursday 10AM-6P and Friday 10AM -4PM. 

Need to Return a Mahzor?

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

We were pleased to share Mahzorim for your use during the High Holy Days. You may return them to the BJ Community House Monday through Thursday 10AM-6P and Friday 10AM -4PM. 

Need to Return a Mahzor?

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

We were pleased to share Mahzorim for your use during the High Holy Days. You may return them to the BJ Community House Monday through Thursday 10AM-6P and Friday 10AM -4PM. 

Need to Return a Mahzor?

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

We were pleased to share Mahzorim for your use during the High Holy Days. You may return them to the BJ Community House Monday through Thursday 10AM-6P and Friday 10AM -4PM. 

Need to Return a Mahzor?

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

We were pleased to share Mahzorim for your use during the High Holy Days. You may return them to the BJ Community House Monday through Thursday 10AM-6P and Friday 10AM -4PM. 

Need to Return a Mahzor?

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

We were pleased to share Mahzorim for your use during the High Holy Days. You may return them to the BJ Community House Monday through Thursday 10AM-6P and Friday 10AM -4PM. 

Need to Return a Mahzor?

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

We were pleased to share Mahzorim for your use during the High Holy Days. You may return them to the BJ Community House Monday through Thursday 10AM-6P and Friday 10AM -4PM. 

Canceled: Shabbat Morning Services

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

In response to the tightened restrictions announced today by Governor Cuomo, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this week's Shabbat Morning Services. 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, […]

Purim Spiel: You Can’t Stop The Spiel

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

Join us for this year’s BJ Theater Company Purim Spiel—You Can’t Stop The Spiel! This Hairspray-meets-hamentaschen take on the Book of Esther is sure to have you dancing in the aisles. The show, performed by a cast of K-7th graders, is a hilarious, full-scale musical production. In addition to the two full performances, will also […]

Community Megillah Reading Featuring the Purim Primary

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

Get dressed in your most upside down (or right-side up) costume and join us for our community-wide megillah reading featuring all-star performances from comedians Ophira Eisenberg, Jon Fisch, and Lenny Marcus.

Young Families Purim Celebration

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

Come in costume and experience a kid-friendly version of the Purim story with music, snacks, a costume parade, and highlights from the BJ Theater Company Purim Spiel! Register now.

Jewrisprudence: Drinking on Purim: Cocktails and Mock-Tales

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

Drinking on Purim is a well-known feature of the holiday, but where does this tradition come from? What do halakhic sources teach regarding its observance? How do we incorporate concerns about alcohol consumption, addiction, and substance abuse into this custom?

Mourning Through Creativity: A Zayin Adar Presentation

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

Artist and writer Nancy Patz and musician Bill Gordh will share how they processed their personal grief through their work. Bill will also present a concert. Register now.

Post-Presidents Day Singles Mingle

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

Metropolitan Jewish Singles is partnering with BJ for a post-Presidents Day Singles Mingle. The event will provide singles in their 50s and older a kosher buffet dinner along with beverages, wine, and dessert. "DJ Spyder" will be providing music. Register now.

$36

Educational Forum on Bail Reform

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

What impact do new bail reforms have on racial and class inequities in the criminal justice system? Panel moderated by Emily Bazelon, featuring Dan Quart, Nicole Triplett, Joe Fucito, Khalil Cumberbatch, and more. Register now.

Shtisel Uncovered: The New Haredim

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

Join BJ and New Israel Fund for an urgent conversation on the major political and social changes taking place within Israel—with Yehonatan Indursky, creator of the critically-acclaimed Netflix drama Shtisel, and Pnina Pfeuffer, pathbreaking haredi social activist. Register now at www.bj.org/shtiseluncovered.

$10 – $18

As If It Were Yesterday Film Screening and Q&A

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

To honor acts of loving-kindness and to mark the film’s 40th anniversary, BJ presents the award-winning documentary film, As If It Were Yesterday/Comme Si C’etait Hier (1980) by Myriam Abramowicz and Esther Hoffenberg. There will be a Q&A with Myriam Abramowicz, led by Professor Lenore Weitzman. As If It Were Yesterday documents the little-known courage of the Belgian people […]

BJ Archives Talk

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

On Shabbat morning, immediately following services, meet at the front of the east side of the sanctuary to hear the third in a series of short talks from BJ Archives about the Sanctuary's windows and design motifs.

Tot Shabbat

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

Families enjoy a kid-friendly Kabbalat Shabbat service with singing and dancing, led by Rabbi Erin Glazer, Shira Averbuch, and Michael Witman. Stay for a dinner with blessings and songs. While adults finish their meal, children play and explore. Register at www.bj.org/totshabbat.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Sanctuary 257 West 88th Street, New York

Passionately traditional, boldly innovative, and deeply spiritual, Shabbat services at BJ are like no other.