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Adult Programs

BJC members enjoy a variety of adult learning opportunities such as lunch-and-learns, Torah study, and Book Club.  Learn more about our regularly scheduled programs below. 

TORAH STUDY

Join Rabbi Abbott online every Wednesday at 7 PM for a lively discussion of Torah texts. Bring your questions! No sign up required. Zoom link is in BJC Now. 

ADULT HEBREW 

Our multi-level Hebrew class for adults meets you where you are. There is a depth and richness to being able to experience prayer and Torah in Hebrew that is available to you through the study of our people’s ancient, yet amazingly modern language. We have groups from beginners through advanced and welcome everyone. Tuition is free for BJC members and $200 for non-members. 

Register Here for Adult Hebrew Class!

Class begins September 23 and meets every Saturday morning beginning at 9:00 AM. If you will be a new student, please contact our instructor, Maran Gluckstein, here  so that she can be sure to have the proper books waiting for you.  L’hitraot!  See you soon!

Read more here in the July 2021 issue of BJC's Insights newsletter: 

Adult Hebrew Students Celebrate a Successful Year of Study

By Diane Blumenthal

MONTHLY MAHJONGG AT BJC

BJC's regular mahjongg group comes together once a month for fun, prizes, and of course mahjongg. Don't know how to play? We'll teach you!

Come play with us in the lounge, have some snacks, and make some new friends. 

See the BJC Events page for upcoming sessions.  Contact amy@bethesdajewish.org for any questions.

See you at the mahj table! 

BJC BOOK CLUB

The BJC Open Book Club will continue to meet virtually for the foreseeable future. We usually meet at 8 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Our upcoming selections are: 

May 24- Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus is a witty, sometimes hilarious and shrewdly observed story about protagonist, Elizabeth Zott , who struggles in the male dominated fields of scientific research and the media in the early 1960’s. Named Best Book of the Year by: The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR, Oprah Daily, Entertainment Weekly, and Newsweek. 

June 28-The Kurdish Bike by Alesa Lightbourne follows an American teacher’s adventures in northern Iraq and chronicles her cultural challenges among village women who were brutalized by Saddam Hussein’s regime. Rated five stars by both the San Francisco and Manhattan Book Reviews and called a must-read for anyone interested in the Middle East, this provocative and heart-warming novel is a popular selection of book clubs around the country. 


Evelyn Ganzglass eganzglass@gmail.com will send out the Zoom link prior to each meeting. If you are not already on the book club’s email list and would like to join us for any or all of our meetings, please let Evelyn know and she will add you to the list


ROSH CHODESH

 Using a guide from "At the Well", this womens group will bring in the new month with learning & sharing.

What is Rosh Chodesh? Rosh Chodesh is the celebration of the new month. Judaism follows the lunar calendar, and women have long used Rosh Chodesh as a special time to mark growth and changes within themselves. 

Come have a nosh, ask the deep questions, and get closer with the women of BJC. There is no charge for the Rosh Chodesh Circle, but donations are always welcome. 

We will be meeting in the lounge. Park near the school door and enter through there. Lounge is up the stairs to the right. 

Please RSVP to amy@bethesdajewish.org

Wed, April 24 2024 16 Nisan 5784