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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.

Click here for the  Membership Registration Form

Upcoming Events


All Events
  • Thursday ,
    JulJuly  25 , 2024
     
     
    Mahjongg at BJC

    Thursday, Jul 25th 7:00p to 9:00p
    Mahjongg is back for our monthly session! Come play with BJC and friends, have a nosh, and win some fabulous prizes. Beginners and players of all experience welcome. Please register in advance. We're just playing for fun and bragging rights so join in!

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  • Sunday ,
    JulJuly  28 , 2024
     
     
    New Story Leadership

    Sunday, Jul 28th 3:00p to 5:00p
    Due to the war in Gaza, NSL will not hold its traditional summer program in Covenant Hall of presentations by young leaders from Israel and Palestine. Instead, NSL alumni will share the “Phoenix Plan” that was developed during a retreat last February. This plan is their version of a Marshall Plan and is an actionable post war plan that addresses five identified deadlock issues including: Palestinian and Israeli Leadership, Gaza Reconstruction, Systemic Accountability/Restorative Justice, the Role of the International Community, Preparing the Public for Peace, and finally, Visions for the Future.

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BJC is Here for You

Our BJC Staff members are available by phone or email to answer any questions.

BJC Main Office Phone:  301-469-8636

Rabbi Eric L. Abbott rabbiabbott@bethesdajewish.org

Rabbi Emeritus Sunny Schnitzer rabbisunny@bethesdajewish.org

Geryl Baer, Synagogue Director, geryl@bethesdajewish.org

Amy Kertesz, Program and Communications Director, amy@bethesdajewish.org

Rebecca Leavey, Religious School Coordinator, becky@bethesdajewish.org

 

Office Hours (all times Eastern)

Tuesday thru Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm  

Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday evening and Saturday the office is closed for Shabbat*.

Sunday and Monday our offices are closed.

Weekend messages will be returned on Tuesday unless urgent. 

 

Pastoral Care

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.

 

 

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 Geryl Baer at admin@bethesdajewish.org 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.

 

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