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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 August 10 and meets every Wednesday from 6-7:15 PM. After Sept.21, class time will switch to Saturday mornings 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: 

October 26- The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China by Jonathan Kaufman tells the story of two prominent families, the Sassoon’s and their rivals, the Kadoorie’s, both of whom played lasting roles in the development of two of China’s most modern cities: Shanghai and its rival, Hong Kong.

November 23- The Netanyahus by Joshua Cohen, was awarded the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The book centers on a fictionalized account of Harold Bloom's encounter with Benzion Netanyahu and his family, including his son, Benjamin Netanyahu, at an upstate New York college in the late 1950s, blending history, fiction, and humor.

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


 

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Thu, December 8 2022 14 Kislev 5783