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The office is closed on Monday.

Service Schedule

January 26 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

January 27 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

February 2 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

February 3 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

February 9 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

February 10 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

February 16 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

February 17 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

February 23 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

March 2 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

Full Service Schedule

Upcoming Events at BJC

January 24 @ 8:00 pm

Book Club

 

Killers of the Flower Moon, the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.

This nonfiction book revisits the shocking series of more than 24 murders of Osage
Indians in the 1920’s. At that time, the Osage were the richest people per capita in the
world because of the discovery of oil beneath their land. After allowing the murderers to
operate with impunity for a long time, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what
became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. Under J. Edgar
Hoover’s direction, a former Texas Ranger put together an undercover team, including
one of the only Native American agents in the bureau to expose one of the most sinister
conspiracies in American history.

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February 10 @ 1:30 pm

BJC Trip to The Museum of the Bible

Introductory Class, Saturday, February 10 1:30 PM

Museum Visits Sunday, March 4 & 1812-5 PM

This fabulous (and somewhat controversial) museum traces the creation of the Torah from its Mesopotamian and Canaanite roots through the Israelite monarchy to its codification in 5th Century Persia. Two and one-half floors of the museum focus upon the Jewish story of our most sacred texts before moving into the creation of the Christian Bible and the impact of both texts upon the world. Among a few of the highlighted artifacts are;

·       Dead Sea Scroll Fragments

·       Saadia Gaon’s 7th Century handwritten prayer book (the first siddur in Jewish History)

·       A first printed edition of Maimonides Mishna Torah (Italy 1517)

·       First Edition Gutenberg Bible (1454)

·       Thomas Jefferson’s Bible

and much, much more.

To introduce you to the collection and to deepen attendees understanding of the importance of the artifacts therein, Rabbi Schnitzer will hold an introductory class (optional) on Saturday, February 10 at 1:30 PM.

Students’ tickets (age 18 and younger) available at a discount by contacting the office at admin@bethesdajewish.org or 301-469-8636.

 

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February 11 @ 3:00 pm

Great Names – Mark Hetfield

 

Welcoming Refugees: Learning from the Past, Rising to the Moment

Learn more about the current global refugee crisis and explore how Jewish values and history call on us to respond. Mark Hetfield is president and CEO of HIAS, the world’s oldest, and only Jewish global refugee agency. Mark began his career as a caseworker assisting Jewish refugees from the Soviet Union in Rome, Italy. More recently, he has led HIAS’ transformation from an organization focused on Jewish immigrants to a global agency assisting refugees of all faiths and ethnicities.

An expert in refugee and immigration law, policy, and programs, Mark Hetfield has led the HIAS organization’s (founded in 1881) transformation from one focused on Jewish immigrants to a global agency assisting refugees of all faiths and ethnicities. HIAS is currently a major implementing partner of the UN Refugee Agency and the Department of State.  Mark formerly served as senior advisor at the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, where he directed a congressionally-authorized study on the treatment of asylum seekers (the most comprehensive study on expedited removal to date). He also adjudicated appeals at the Immigration and Naturalization Service and was posted to the US Embassy in Haiti, during a time in which the country was under the control of the military junta. HIAS.org 

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March 3 @ 6:30 pm

Purim Spiel

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March 4 @ 12:00 pm

BJC Trip to The Museum of the Bible

Introductory Class, Saturday, February 10 1:30 PM

Museum Visits Sunday, March 4 & 1812-5 PM

This fabulous (and somewhat controversial) museum traces the creation of the Torah from its Mesopotamian and Canaanite roots through the Israelite monarchy to its codification in 5th Century Persia. Two and one-half floors of the museum focus upon the Jewish story of our most sacred texts before moving into the creation of the Christian Bible and the impact of both texts upon the world. Among a few of the highlighted artifacts are;

·       Dead Sea Scroll Fragments

·       Saadia Gaon’s 7th Century handwritten prayer book (the first siddur in Jewish History)

·       A first printed edition of Maimonides Mishna Torah (Italy 1517)

·       First Edition Gutenberg Bible (1454)

·       Thomas Jefferson’s Bible

and much, much more.

To introduce you to the collection and to deepen attendees understanding of the importance of the artifacts therein, Rabbi Schnitzer will hold an introductory class (optional) on Saturday, February 10 at 1:30 PM.

Students’ tickets (age 18 and younger) available at a discount by contacting the office at admin@bethesdajewish.org or 301-469-8636.

 

Buy tickets below.

More Info
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