Are you looking for a diverse, dynamic community that offers many paths to prayer and practice, myriad ways to pursue peace and justice for your community and for the world, and a truly transformative Jewish experience?
If so, you belong at BJ.
As we move into our third century, standing at the forefront of American Jewish life, our vision is focused on the spiritual work of transformation, on creating a Jewish spiritual path that feels authentic and profound, and on helping every person seek and live their purpose.
Our members and spiritual leaders share a vision of a diverse, dynamic, and welcoming community that offers many paths to Jewish prayer and supports one another in our spiritual quests. We are committed to honoring tradition, while re-imagining and innovating our practices to be more accessible and relevant.
BJ’s proud history can be seen as a continuum of social justice. In the 1960s, we hosted activists like Eleanor Roosevelt, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. In 2015, BJ invited Syrian refugee and activist Amin Ahmed, Jewish Studies Professor Susannah Heschel, and Albanian President Nishani, whose country sheltered Jews during World War II.