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The office is closed on Monday.

Service Schedule

March 23 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

March 31 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

April 6 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

April 7 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

April 13 @ 5:30 pm

Shabbat Under the Stars

April 20 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

Full Service Schedule

Upcoming Events at BJC

March 30 @ 6:30 pm

BJC First Night Pesach Seder


First Night Pesach Seder, Friday, March 30


Join your BJC family for the seder you can’t make at home. Rabbi Schnitzer leads us on a joyous musical journey through the Pesach story. Buy a table and bring the “ganze mishpocha.”



1 Kosher for Passover dish plus $45 per adult until March 15 (add $5 for late reservations)

$20 children 7 – 12

$5 Children under 7


What to bring:

Last names beginning with A – M side dish, N – Z dessert

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March 31

Rabbi Sunny’s Blog – The Rabbi’s Rave


Don’t miss the periodic postings of Rabbi Schnitzer’s sermons and teachings.

An opportunity to reflect upon the deeper meanings within the Torah and Jewish tradition.

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April 8 @ 3:00 pm

Great Names – Steve Friedman

Steven Friedman is a trained classical tenor and an internationally recognized historian of Broadway musicals. He has performed in venues including the Kennedy Center, and has studied with leading teachers nationally, including divas of the Metropolitan Opera. He is an adjunct faculty member at two colleges where he teaches a variety of classes in musical theatre and he is a frequent lecturer on cruise lines worldwide  where he provides intriguing background about musical theater. His recent book, The Ultimate Broadway Musical List Book, considers the history of the Broadway musical from the unique perspective of the bests and worsts of various eras, the groundbreaking shows and forgotten gems. 
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April 13 @ 5:30 pm

Shabbat Under the Stars

RSVP Required.

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April 15 @ 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 or 301-469-8636.


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