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BJC Bethesda Jewish Congregation

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.



JULY 2021: BJC is returning to in-person services, that will also be available online.

In accordance with best health and safety recommendations, attendees will be asked to wear masks until further notice during events held inside the building. This is for everyone, regardless of vaccination.

For the summer, meetings with the Rabbi or administrative 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.




Contact Us: Our Staff & Volunteers Are Available

Have a question, or want to learn more about joining us or a program you want to attend? 

BJC Office  Phone

Welcome to ShulCloud - BJC's website and membership database.  

ShulCloud makes it easy to pay dues, register for programs, and make donations.  


You can also use it to update yahrzeits and contact information.   


1st Step:  Go to MY ACCOUNT and login.  Need help? Contact Elizabeth Kirkpatrick.


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

Use ShulCloud.

Our staff and volunteers monitor our emails and phone messages, so be sure to reach out to us and allow 24 hours for a reply during the week. Our offices are closed for Shabbat. Weekend messages will be returned on Tuesday unless urgent.


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  

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

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