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Join BJC

Are you interested in becoming part of our community? Here is some information you might find helpful. Always remember you can call the BJC Office or contact us at admin@bethesdajewish.org for more information.

Synagogue Support

Our Board of Trustees decided to enhance efforts to not have synagogues seen as fee for service organizations by changing the word “dues” to “synagogue support”. The support of our synagogues and Jewish institutions is called for in the Torah.It is in this spirit that we ask our members to contribute to the support needed to keep the synagogue a center for education and spiritual life.

BJC offers a support schedule that varies based on families, singles, single parents, couples and retirees. No family will be refused membership based on an inability to pay. Anyone wishing special arrangements should contact the BJC office for more information.

There’s No Building Fund!

Because BJC does not own its own facilities, but has permanent shared sacred space, there is no building fund that members are required to contribute. You pay only your synagogue support and any applicable religious school fees.

Religious School

Religious School is held on Saturdays for grades Pre-K through 7. Grades 2 – 7 attend from 9 am to 12:15 pm and Pre-K – 2 attend from 10 am to 12:15. Mid-week Hebrew is on Wednesdays from 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm for grades 4 – 7. Tichon (grades 8 – 10) is our post B’nai Mitzvah program and is taught by Rabbi Schnitzer.

Families do pay additional fees for Hebrew instruction. Families new to BJC with children in the religious school have a 25% discount on first year tuition for Judaic studies classes. There are also special rates for families with more than one child in school.

If you have any questions please contact either the BJC office or our Director of Congregational Education, Mindy Silverstein.

Bethesda Jewish Congregation

Bethesda Jewish Congregation