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Service Schedule

November 23 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

December 7 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

December 8 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

December 14 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

December 15 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

December 21 @ 8:00 pm

Shabbat Service

December 22 @ 10:30 am

Shabbat Worship

Full Service Schedule

Upcoming Events at BJC

November 30

Jewish Renewal Weekend

Friday, November 30, 6:30 pm at the Women’s Club of Bethesda

Saturday, December 1, 10:30 am and 7:30 pm at BJC


BJC in partnership with the Jewish Studio and Minyan Oneg Shabbat Present

Rabbis Andrew Hahn and David Evan Markus Return for a Jewish Renewal Shabbaton Weekend

Friday, November 30, 6:30 PM Service followed by dinner – Reservations can be made through:

Saturday, December 1, Service at 10:30 at Bethesda Jewish Congregation AM

 Concert with Rabbi Andrew Hahn and friends at 7:30 PM

Join BJC, The Jewish Studio, and Minyan Oneg Shabbat for a Shabbat weekend like no other as we sing, pray, and learn with two of the Jewish Renewal movement’s most innovative leaders.

Rabbi David Evan Markus is a public officer, rabbi and spiritual director. He currently serves as Deputy Chief Counsel in the New York State Judiciary, Judicial Referee in New York Supreme Court, is the immediate past co-chair of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, and rabbi of Temple Beth-El of City Island (New York City, New York). He serves as syndicated blogger for My Jewish Learning, The Wisdom Daily, and The Jewish Studio.

Rabbi Andrew Hahn (Reb Drew) combines a variety of tools to introduce Jewish Wisdom to an increasingly global, religious village. He holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from the Jewish Theological Seminary (Conservative) and received rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Reform). He has also studied at the feet of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement. Dubbed “a Shlomo Carlebach for the twenty-first century,” he weaves traditional Jewish liturgy and musical modes into the increasingly popular call-and-response chant style known as Kirtan a musical form characterized by great energy, passion and melodic flow.

The weekend kicks off with an early musical Kabbalat Shabbat beginning at 6:30 PM at the Women’s Club of Bethesda, 5500 Sonoma Rd, Bethesda MD 20817. Dinner follows the service. Reservations are required for dinner, Make your reservation here;

Saturday morning services will be at BJC, led by Rabbi David and Rabbi Sunny beginning at 10:30 AM – No Reservations are necessary.

The Saturday night concert begins at 7:30 PM, doors open at 7 PM.

Concert Tickets in advance are only $20 online and can be purchased here.

Tickets purchased at the door are $25.

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December 7 @ 6:30 pm

New Members Dinner

Please join us as a community for our Congregational Shabbat Dinner to welcome our newest members of BJC.

Dinner will be followed by our Shabbat Services and our celebration of the 7th evening of Chanukah.


Date: December 7, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM – Dinner and gift exchange

8:00 PM – Shabbat Services

Place: Bethesda Jewish Congregation


The cost is $18 for adults, $12 for children under 13. As our guests for the evening, there is no cost to new members for the dinner.

RSVP by December 1st below, at or call 301-469-8636.


If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, Mystery Maccabee, please bring a small wrapped present worth no more than $10.

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December 8 @ 8:00 am

Hanukkah Happening

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December 8 @ 4:30 pm

Chant Circle

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December 25 @ 4:00 pm

Chinese & a Movie

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