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The office is closed on Monday.

Service Schedule

December 1 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

December 1 @ 8:00 pm

Jewish Renewal Shabbaton

December 2 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

December 2 @ 10:30 am

Jewish Renewal Shabbaton

December 2 @ 7:00 pm

Jewish Renewal Shabbaton

December 8 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

December 9 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

December 15 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

December 16 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

December 22 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

Full Service Schedule

Upcoming Events at BJC

December 1 @ 8:00 pm

Jewish Renewal Shabbaton

 

Friday, December 1, 8 pm, FREE
Saturday, December 2, 10:30 am, FREE
Saturday, December 2, 7 pm, $18 in advance, $20 at the door

 

Join nationally known chant leader and composer Rabbi Andrew Hahn (the Kirtan Rabbi) for a Shabbat of sacred call-and-response singing and devotional learning.

Kirtan (also known as Bhajan) is a form of chant developed in India to heighten participation, communal feeling and ecstatic communion with the divine. Its usual, distinguishing feature is a formula of singing based on call-and-response. The chant facilitator offers something and then the participants return the favor.

As Reb Drew likes to say, “We don’t sing many words, but we sing them many times!”

Kirtan is fully participatory. It breaks down the barrier between “leader” and “listener.” Its improvisational and experimental nature, make it a fun, yet strangely deep game to play — for both adults and children.

Hebrew Kirtan is participatory chanting where short, sacred phrases from the Jewish tradition are treated as powerful, universal meditations. It is at once contemplative, ecstatic, and mind-expanding fun! No need to know Hebrew or be Jewish.

Buy tickets below.

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December 2 @ 10:30 am

Jewish Renewal Shabbaton

 

Friday, December 1, 8 pm, FREE
Saturday, December 2, 10:30 am, FREE
Saturday, December 2, 7 pm, $18 in advance, $20 at the door

 

Join nationally known chant leader and composer Rabbi Andrew Hahn (the Kirtan Rabbi) for a Shabbat of sacred call-and-response singing and devotional learning.

Kirtan (also known as Bhajan) is a form of chant developed in India to heighten participation, communal feeling and ecstatic communion with the divine. Its usual, distinguishing feature is a formula of singing based on call-and-response. The chant facilitator offers something and then the participants return the favor.

As Reb Drew likes to say, “We don’t sing many words, but we sing them many times!”

Kirtan is fully participatory. It breaks down the barrier between “leader” and “listener.” Its improvisational and experimental nature, make it a fun, yet strangely deep game to play — for both adults and children.

Hebrew Kirtan is participatory chanting where short, sacred phrases from the Jewish tradition are treated as powerful, universal meditations. It is at once contemplative, ecstatic, and mind-expanding fun! No need to know Hebrew or be Jewish.

Buy tickets below.

More Info
December 2 @ 7:00 pm

Jewish Renewal Shabbaton

 

Friday, December 1, 8 pm, FREE
Saturday, December 2, 10:30 am, FREE
Saturday, December 2, 7 pm, $18 in advance, $20 at the door

 

Join nationally known chant leader and composer Rabbi Andrew Hahn (the Kirtan Rabbi) for a Shabbat of sacred call-and-response singing and devotional learning.

Kirtan (also known as Bhajan) is a form of chant developed in India to heighten participation, communal feeling and ecstatic communion with the divine. Its usual, distinguishing feature is a formula of singing based on call-and-response. The chant facilitator offers something and then the participants return the favor.

As Reb Drew likes to say, “We don’t sing many words, but we sing them many times!”

Kirtan is fully participatory. It breaks down the barrier between “leader” and “listener.” Its improvisational and experimental nature, make it a fun, yet strangely deep game to play — for both adults and children.

Hebrew Kirtan is participatory chanting where short, sacred phrases from the Jewish tradition are treated as powerful, universal meditations. It is at once contemplative, ecstatic, and mind-expanding fun! No need to know Hebrew or be Jewish.

Buy tickets below.

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December 10 @ 3:00 pm

Great Names – Janet Bodnar

Janet Bodnar is the Editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, one of the most trustworthy sources of information available today on savings and investments, taxes, money management, home ownership and many other personal finance topics.  She is a nationally recognized expert in the field of children’s and family finances and financial literacy and the author of two books, Money Smart Women and Raising Money Smart Kids.  Janet is a regular contributor to WTOP and Fox Morning News and received a master’s degree from Columbia University, where she also was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism.
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December 15 @ 6:30 pm

Congregational and New Members Dinner

Please join us as we welcome our new members with a traditional Shabbat dinner followed by our Simcha B’Shabbat All Music service. Please make your reservations by December 11 online below, by telephone, 301.469.8636, or by email, admin@bethesdajewish.org.

Adults: $15; Children 6-12: $10; children under 6: No charge

(New members attend at no charge and will receive invitations)

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