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Service Schedule

October 28 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

October 29 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

November 4 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

November 5 @ 10:25 am

Shabbat Worship

November 11 @ 6:30 pm

Tot Shabbat

November 11 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

November 12 @ 10:25 am

Shabbat Worship

November 18 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

November 19 @ 10:25 am

Shabbat Worship

Full Service Schedule

Upcoming Events at BJC

October 21 @ 8:00 am

Thanksgiving Food Drive


Help Fill the Baskets!!


BJC and BHPC are once again teaming up to provide Thanksgiving meals to 50 families in our area. Attached is the shopping list of items needed for the basket.  Please add some of these items to your cart the next time you shop.  All items should be delivered to BJC by Wednesday, November 9th! 


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November 10 @ 7:30 pm

Adult Education – Hablas Ladino?


BJC and the Foundation for Jewish Studies are pleased to present a four part series taught by Dr. Lauren Granite.

November 10 and 17, and December 1 and 15 – 7:30-9pm

Dr. Granite holds a PhD in Sociology of Religion, has taught Jewish history at JDS for several years, and has been the head educator at Centropa for the past six years.

November 10 – Hablas Ladino?

A unique evening about the Sephardic Jews in the Balkans.  Matilda and Breda Kalef will tell us how a brave Catholic priest in Belgrade saved them.  And we will watch the little known story of how Jews, along with their Muslim. Serb and Croatian neighbors in Sarajevo, helped to save their city during the Bosnian war, 1992-1995.  In between, we will learn how the Jews lived with their neighbors in the Balkans for centuries.



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November 13 @ 10:30 am

Joint Thanksgiving Service & Brunch with BHPC, the Islamic Community Center of Potomac & the Idara-e-Jaferia


Joint Thanksgiving Service & Brunch

Sunday, November 13th 10:30am

Our yearly tradition of celebrating the season with Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, the Islamic Center of Potomac and the Idara-e-Jaferia continues.  Please join us for this special morning of brotherhood and sisterhood.  As part of this meaningful event, our congregations will fill Thanksgiving baskets for 50 deserving families.  Please see the attached shopping list for needed items.

Cost for the Brunch – $11 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under

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November 17 @ 7:30 pm

Adult Education – Jews of Poland and Russia


BJC and the Foundation for Jewish Studies present part 2 of a lecture series featuring Dr. Lauren Granite

November 17, 2016, 7:30-9pm – Jews of Poland and Russia

The long history of Jews in Poland and Russia will be brought to life by two Centropa stories: Mieczyslaw Weinryb grew up in beautiful Zamosc with Zionists, Buddists, Communists and religious Jews.  And Haya Lea Detino – like Amos Oz’s mother – lived in Rovno.  They went to the same school, joined the same youth club, but only Fania Oz escaped.  Haya Lea ended up in Stalin’s gulag but her parents remained to face the Nazis.

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November 20 @ 3:00 pm

Speaker Series

Great Names Community Lecture Series Presents:

Todd Gillman, Washington Bureau Chief The Dallas Morning News


Sunday, November 20th


Join us when this provocative journalist, whose career took off at his junior high school newspaper, comes to the dais just weeks following one of our country’s most inflammatory and polarizing presidential campaigns in history.  A Q&A session will take place at the conclusion of the discussion, followed by a reception.

There is no cost, but please RSVP to for a head count.

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