Holidays

Holidays Events

Teen Matzah Houses for Pesah

Venue: Sanders-Gardner Teen Lounge Location: 270 West 89th Street

BJ members, celebrate Pesah with fellow BJ teens and build a “gingermatzah” house!

Preparing for Pesah from the Inside Out

Venue: Remote Access Only

Together with Rabbis Roly Matalon, Felicia Sol, and Becca Weintraub, we’ll dive into texts and big ideas about the meaning of Pesah, and discuss how to prepare—both practically and spiritually.

BJ Theater Company Presents: The Greatest Afikoman

Venue: Frankel Hall Location: 257 West 88th Street

Join the BJ Theater Company as we celebrate Pesah! Kindergarten–6th graders explore the Haggadah through music and dance as we weave together a parody performance that will have you singing through your seder.

Shaharit (Online) followed by Ta’anit Bekhorot Siyyum

Venue: Remote Access Only

Join us for morning minyan, followed by a special learning session with Marshall T. Meyer Rabbinic Fellow Alissa Platcow—enabling all those who are fasting for Ta’anit Bekhorot to break their fast early.

Pesah Morning Services (First Day)

Venue: Sanctuary Location: 257 West 88th Street

Passionately traditional, boldly innovative, and deeply spiritual, services at BJ are like no other. Join us this first day of Pesah, for soul-stirring prayer, infused with melodies from across the Jewish world.

Early Childhood Pesah Services

Venue: Rabbi Rachel Cowan Chapel Location: 270 West 89th Street

Calling all Early Childhood Families to join us for our Pesah services! We will enjoy some songs, dancing, and learning about the Passover story. This service is for families with children ages 0-7.

Out of the Narrow Place: Community Seder with Rabbi Sammy Kanter

Venue: Sanctuary Location: 257 West 88th Street

Let us come together in song, ritual, and celebration as we journey through the BJ Community Seder, led by Rabbi Sammy Kanter and enhanced by our team of musicians. The seder includes a full Pesah meal, elegantly provided by a Kosher caterer.

Pesah Morning Services (Second Day)

Venue: Sanctuary Location: 257 West 88th Street

Passionately traditional, boldly innovative, and deeply spiritual, services at BJ are like no other. Join us this second day of Pesah, for soul-stirring prayer, infused with melodies from across the Jewish world.

Shaharit Hol Hamo-ed Pesah

Venue: Rabbi Rachel Cowan Chapel Location: 270 West 89th Street

Develop a daily Jewish practice and help us make a minyan so our members can say kaddish for their loved ones. Join us every day on Zoom, and in person on Mondays, Thursdays, and other special days with Torah reading.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Venue: Sanctuary Location: 257 West 88th Street

Passionately traditional, boldly innovative, and deeply spiritual, services at BJ are like no other. This Shabbat and throughout Pesah, join us for soul-stirring prayer, infused with melodies from across the Jewish world.

Shabbat Morning Services

Venue: Sanctuary Location: 257 West 88th Street

Passionately traditional, boldly innovative, and deeply spiritual, services at BJ are like no other. This Shabbat and throughout Pesah, join us for soul-stirring prayer, infused with melodies from across the Jewish world.

Pesah Evening Service (Seventh Evening)

Venue: Sanctuary Location: 257 West 88th Street

Passionately traditional, boldly innovative, and deeply spiritual, services at BJ are like no other. Join us this seventh night of Pesah, for soul-stirring prayer, infused with melodies from across the Jewish world.

Pesah Morning Services (Seventh Day)

Venue: Sanctuary Location: 257 West 88th Street

Passionately traditional, boldly innovative, and deeply spiritual, services at BJ are like no other. Join us this seventh day of Pesah, for soul-stirring prayer, infused with melodies from across the Jewish world.

Pesah Evening Service (Eighth Evening)

Venue: Sanctuary Location: 257 West 88th Street

Passionately traditional, boldly innovative, and deeply spiritual, services at BJ are like no other. Join us this eighth night of Pesah, for soul-stirring prayer, infused with melodies from across the Jewish world.

Pesah Morning Service with Yizkor (Eighth Day)

Venue: Sanctuary Location: 257 West 88th Street

Passionately traditional, boldly innovative, and deeply spiritual, services at BJ are like no other. Join us this eighth day of Pesah, for soul-stirring prayer, infused with melodies from across the Jewish world.

Yom Hashoah Commemoration and Film Screening: Etty Hillesum: Search for a Writer in Wartime

Venue: Sanctuary Location: 257 West 88th Street

Join us for a powerful commemoration of Yom Hashoah, as we come together for prayer, music, and ritual, in the presence of BJ’s Shoah Megillah, holding the names of family members of the BJ community who perished in the Holocaust. This year’s commemoration will also feature a screening of the film Etty Hillesum: Search for a Writer in Wartime.

Reading of the Names

Venue: Sanctuary Location: 257 West 88th Street

For 25 consecutive years, the Upper West Side community has gathered to read the names of those among the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. We come together this year for the 25th anniversary of this gathering, to read the names at BJ, where this Upper West Side ritual first began.