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Service Schedule

September 30 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

October 1 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

October 2 @ 8:00 pm

Erev Rosh HaShanah

October 3 @ 10:00 am

Rosh HaShanah Morning Service

October 3 @ 1:30 pm

Rosh HaShanah Family Service

October 3 @ 3:30 pm


October 7 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

October 8 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

October 11 @ 8:00 pm

Erev Yom Kippur – Kol Nidre

October 12 @ 10:00 am

Yom Kippur Morning Service

Full Service Schedule

Upcoming Events at BJC

August 16

School Supply Drive!


BJC and BHPC are collecting backpacks and school supplies to benefit the children of the National Center for Children & Families and for the victims of the Flower Branch Apartment explosion.  Please bring new items to the BJC office.  For a list of supplies, click here backpackdrivelist_2016

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October 9 @ 10:35 am

Pre-Screening of DENIAL



The whole world knows the Holocaust happened; now she needs to prove it.  Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz, The Constant Gardener) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant; therefore, it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Denial is directed by Mick Jackson (Temple Grandin, The Bodyguard) and adapted for the screen by writer David Hare (The Reader).

To view the trailer on YouTube visit

Bethesda Jewish Congregation has the opportunity to see a pre-screening of this PG13 movie on Sunday, October 9 at 10:35 a.m. at Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema.  You may pre order your tickets by clicking on the link Be sure it is for 10/9 at 10:35 a.m.

We are also trying to find a space in Bethesda where we can have an after movie nosh and debrief. Please let Shana know that you purchased tickets by Thursday, September 29th.

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October 20 @ 7:00 pm

Adult Education – Tallit Making

Join BJC and learn how to craft your own tallit.       tallit 

October 20, 2016, 7-9pm

Artist Bobbie Gorban will show us how to make our own personal prayer shawls.

The cost is $15 per person.  You can pay by credit card here or bring a check or cash to the event.

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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 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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