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New Story Leadership Returns to BJC
Saturday, June 24 3 PM
For seven years our interfaith community at 6601 Bradley Blvd has welcomed young adults from
Israel and Palestine to teach us about their experiences in the New Story Leadership program.
NSL is an organization that brings to the D.C. area 10-12 young-adult Israelis and Palestinians
every year for an intensive program of workshops, conferences, seminars, professional work
exposure, cultural immersion and team training.” The concept is that NSL will help develop
these young men and women into outstanding leaders who will became invaluable change agents
when they go back home to places like Jerusalem, Haifa, Nablus and Gaza City. This year, as
much as ever, tensions are high between Israelis and Palestinians. Come and hear the incredible
stories of hope from these young adults.
The program is free of charge. Reservations through the BJC office or website are appreciated. RSVP HERE.More Info
Volunteer Shabbat & Installation of New Officers
Friday June 29, 8:00 PM
A synagogue is only as dynamic and as vibrant as the people who inhabit its walls.
Without a doubt, the members of the congregation who give freely of their time and energy are a vital part of our success as a community.
Now it is time to say –THANK YOU – for the many gifts they bring to BJC every day.
Also, come and support our incoming officers and trustees as they are sworn in.
Please join us as we honor them at this special Shabbat.
Join the Band!
Well actually, join the BJC High Holiday Choir!
Did you enjoy the music at last year’s High Holidays? Did you look up at the choir and think wistfully, “Gee, I’d like to do that?” Well now, you can!
A vibrant and full sounding choir is a key part of creating for the congregation the spirit of the Days of Awe. It also can enrich the holiday experience of the singer as well. There is something deeply satisfying about leading worship through song. The BJC choir needs more voices. We welcome singers of all ages.
Rehearsals begin on July 11 and run through September 12. All rehearsals will be on Wednesdays, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m under the baton of our new conductor Thomas Colohan. No one makes every rehearsal, after all it is summer, but by the time September rolls around everyone is ready. Please call Rabbi Schnitzer if you would like to experience Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur from the inside.More Info