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Bethesda Jewish Congregation (BJC)

Creative Judaism Rooted in Tradition

We serve Jews from traditional and liberal religious backgrounds, as well as secular Jews, interfaith couples, and their families. We vary in degree of observance and cultural practice, bringing new vitality to our tradition while maintaining continuity with our heritage, our people, and our history. BJC chooses to remain independent and unaffiliated with established movements, taking a trans-denominational approach to Jewish worship and thought. Music and congregant participation infuse all of our services. Our programs enable everyone to engage fully with our traditions no matter their level of Jewish knowledge or practice. 

Join with us on your Jewish journey, and become part of our community.

Click here for the  Membership Registration Form. 


Have a question about services or membership?  

Want to learn more about joining our religious school? 

Need more details about a program at BJC? 

Looking for pastoral support?

Our BJC Staff are available by phone or email

BJC Main Office Phone:  301-469-8636

Rabbi Sunny Schnitzer

Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, Administration and Membership Coordinator,

Amy Kertesz, Programs and Social Media Coordinator,

Maran Gluckstein, Religious School Coordinator,


Our Office Hours are:

Tuesday thru Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Friday evening and Saturday the office is closed for Shabbat*

Sunday and Monday our offices are closed

*you can find our community gathering for worship in person and online. 

Weekend messages will be returned on Tuesday unless urgent. 

Welcome to BJC's website and membership database: Shul Cloud 


Shul Cloud is designed to make it easy, to stay informed about services and programs, stay connected and find members in the directory. It also allows you to pay for synagogue support, register for programs, and make donations.  


Once you create your personal login, you can also use it to update personal contact information, add yahrzeits, anniversaries and other simchas you'd like to share. In addition, you can find other members' contact information under My Directory. 


1st Step:  Click on MY ACCOUNT at the top of this page and use your email to login.  Need help? Contact Elizabeth Kirkpatrick at or call the office.


2nd Step" Review this ShulCloud 101 PDF to guide you through the set-up of online transactions.  Save your stamps, and the trees.

Use Shul Cloud.



Please remember that you remain part of a loving and caring community concerned for your spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. Should you or a family member experience any illness, injury, loss, or simply wish to talk to someone, please contact the Rabbi  Sunny Schnitzer.

Board Co-Presidents, Harri Kramer and Wynne Busman are also available.

Current BJC COVID-19 Safety Practice

BJC returned to a hybrid model in August that follows the current CDC and local recommendations and requirements. This means that all services and many programs, when possible, will continue to be available in-person and online.

Everyone entering 6601 Bradley Blvd. is required to wear masks until further notice. This is for everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

Meetings with Rabbi Sunny or Staff —where all parties are masked—may be made by appointment.

Please read BJC Now, our newsletter, and refer to the calendar for details.

To subscribe to BJC Now, complete the form on the left side of this page and submit.




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