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Upcoming Events at BJC

June 28 @ 8:00 pm

BJC Book Club

Join BJC for a discussion of Moonglow by Michael Chabon.

A novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure – and the forces that work to destroy us.  From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York’s Wallkill prison from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the “American Century,” the novel revisits an entire era through a single life and collapses a lifetime into a single week.
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July 16 @ 2:00 pm

New Story Leadership Returns!

Bethesda Jewish Congregation and Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church have been an outstanding source of support for New Story Leadership.  We are extremely excited to host, on Sunday, July 16, from 2pm to 5pm, the ten young Israeli and Palestinian leaders from New Story Leadership to tell their stories about growing up in a conflict zone.

There will a Q&A afterwards to explore the new insights these young people bring to the situation in Israel and Palestine.

BHPC and BJC are unique in sharing scared space and providing a welcoming environment for people to come together to listen to different perspectives.

We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting and highly relevant discussion.

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July 26 @ 8:00 pm

BJC Book Club

Join BJC for a discussion of The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

The story of hope and longing, three young people set out from the American South during different decades of the 20th Century en route to the North and West in search of the warmth of other suns.  They were forced out by the limits of the caste into which they had been born.  Ida Mae Brandon Gladney, George Swanson Starling and Robert Joseph Pershing Foster are among the six million African-Americans who fled the South during what would become known as the Great Migration.  This book interweaves their stories and those of others who made the journey with the larger forces and inner motivations that compelled them to flee, and with the challenges they confronted upon arrival in the New World.  Based on interviews with 1,200 people who participated in the Migration and on newly available census analyses and research into archival material, The Warmth of Other Suns tells one of the greatest underreported stories in American history.

 

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