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Service Schedule

September 2 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

September 3 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

September 9 @ 6:30 pm

Back to Shul Night – BBQ

September 10 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

September 16 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

September 17 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

September 23 @ 6:30 pm

Tot Shabbat

September 23 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

September 24 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

Full Service Schedule

Upcoming Events at BJC

August 14

High Holiday Schedule and Non Member Tickets

For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets click here

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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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September 17



With Special Musical Guests!

Cost: $3,900 per person, double occupancy (comparable trips are $4,500 or more), plus Cuba Departure Tax ($25.00 – CASH ONLY)


Includes: Flights (Miami-Havana/Camaguey-Miami); Hotel 11 Nights (Miami, Havana, Cienfuegos, Sancti Spiritus, Caibarien, Camaguey); All breakfast & lunches & 7 dinners; Air Conditioned Motor Coach, Full time guide, Hotel and restaurant tips, Cuban Visas, & Miami Departure Taxes.

To Register or for additional information contact Rabbi Sunny Schnitzer

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September 18 @ 3:00 pm

BJC Speakers Series

BJC’s Great Names in the Neighborhood is proud to welcome

Aviva Kempner Kempner

September 18, 2016, 3-5pm

Aviva Kempner has been making independent films since 1979. A child of a Holocaust survivor and a US Army officer, Ms. Kempner was born in Berlin, Germany after World War II. This legacy inspired Ms. Kempner to produce and co-write PARTISANS OF VILNA and executive produce the 1989 Grammy-award nominated record, “”Partisans of Vilna: The Songs of World War II Jewish Resistance.””

Kempner is also the writer, director and producer of “”The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg”” (2000), a documentary about the Jewish baseball slugger. The film was awarded top honors by the National Society of Film Critics, the National Board of Review, the New York Film Critics Circle, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The film also received a George Peabody Award and was nominated for an Emmy.

Upset with the 2000 election results, Kempner made the comic short, “”Today I Vote for My Joey”” from the script she wrote about Election Day in Palm Beach for the AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. She also wrote the narration for “”Promises to Keep””, an Academy Award®-nominated documentary on the homeless. Kempner is currently working on “”Gertrude Berg: America’s Molly Goldberg””, a documentary on ‘s favorite radio and television personality.

A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, DC Mayor’s Art Award, Women of Vision award and Media Arts Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, Kempner is also the founder of the Washington Jewish Film Festival. She continues to lecture about cinema and write film criticism. Kempner is also the author of chapters in the books “”Daughters of Absence”” and “”What Israel Means to Me.”””


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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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