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Media Release April 5, 2021


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  December 2020

Bethesda Jewish Congregation hosts children’s show

“We realized more and more as we talked to parents of preschool kids that there’s a lack of programming for them,” [Board President Sandra] Walter said. “And there’s a lack of Jewish programming for them. And so we feel that, given the way we approach youth education, that we really have something nice to offer in a way that will make parents feel like they’ve had a meaningful and fun 30 minutes with their kids on the Sunday morning of Chanukah.”

    August 2018

Bethesda Jewish Congregation adds virtual learning

Bethesda Jewish Congregation’s religious school has stopped fighting weekday traffic and joined a small but growing number of area supplementary schools to offer students online, at-home classes.  Read Full Article

“The message we got loud and clear is that families just didn’t have the time” to travel to Hebrew school,” she [Education Chair Issie Resti] said.


Learn more here about BJC's Youth Education Program / Religious and Hebrew School.

  September 2017 

Keeping the Faith

How a rabbi and a reverend share the same worship space in Bethesda

For the past 50 years, the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church and the Bethesda Jewish Congregation have shared space on Bradley Boulevard. Like any long marriage, that relationship has lived through moments of conflict and conciliation. Read Full Article

“When someone walks in who is Jewish—I hear it all the time—they look at that window and they go, ‘Oh it’s Moses,’ ” Schnitzer says. “And if they’re from the church they go, ‘No it’s the shepherd, the Good Shepherd.’ You can bring to great art whatever you need at the moment.”

  May 2017

Shul-church partnership stays strong after 50 years

Two hours after planes crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, Sunny Schnitzer got a phone call. Read Full Article

“People were in panic. For some, the world had been turned upside down,” Schnitzer recalled last week. But “I walked away thinking, this is going to work because these communities come together to support each other in times of struggle. If you have that, you’re going to be fine.”

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