Week of Events
Hai School Musi-Spiel Rehearsals
Calling all K-8th grade actors, dancers, singes, and aspiring performers to join us for what promises to be our biggest, best Purim Spiel yet! This year's show is Hai School Musi-Spiel, based on Disney's beloved High School Musical.
This Hanukkah, join BJ and thousands of others in Times Square to light the menorah and send a powerful message of standing up and standing together for our community. We'll meet on the north-east corner of 45th Street and Broadway.
Join us for a relaxed hour with good conversation and your favorite drink. All are welcome.
Join BJ member and collage artist, Michal Nachmany, for a Zoom workshop to create a collage centered on the promise that in dark times, even small actions can add light to the future generations of our family community.
Join Rabbi Rebecca Weintraub on Tuesday mornings as we explore Mishnah Brakhot: the first tractate of the six books of Mishnah and the beginning of our oral Torah.
In this year of shemita (sabbatical year), we will study rabbinic and hassidic texts on Shabbat, opening up a doorway to the 25 hour taste of the world to come. No previous textual experience necessary.
Join us for a Hebrew immersion class geared toward children 3- and 4-years old. Shira Averbuch will lead children with their parents and caregivers in music, stories, and movement rooted in Jewish tradition, while providing exposure to Israeli culture.
Join us as we apply the creative process to our learning and spiritual practice, bringing Mussar together with anti-racism work, led by Yehudah Webster and Rabbi David Jaffe. We’ll explore how Mussar practices can be tools for subverting the biases created by racism.
Come join other BJ members in learning Ivrit (Hebrew) live and online. Our Hebrew course provides a comprehensive Hebrew-learning experience focusing on the skills needed for conversation. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate student, we have a class for you!
This course offers an overview of the core beliefs, practices, and history of Judaism and the Jewish people, for both those just beginning to explore Jewish life and those who would like to participate more fully in the Jewish community.
Start your day with soulfulness and equanimity with this weekly mindfulness meditation practice, led by Rabbi Shuli Passow, and informed by themes from the Torah portion.
Join BJ member Joni Brenner for an exploration of safe and opening movements in our chair yoga session. Bringing in the themes of Hanukkah, we will explore resilience, bringing in light and warmth. This class is appropriate for all bodies.
The 8th Grade Facing History Holocaust Education is included in your Haverim registration from 2020-2021. The sessions will be taught in-person by Matt Altman, one of our incredible Teen Educators, in the BJ Teen Lounge.
Engage with short stories about the lives, struggles, and concerns of the Talmudic rabbis, and uncover deeper layers of our own selves. No knowledge of Hebrew is required.
The Institute for Jewish Spirituality and the Museum of Jewish Heritage will be presenting a screening of Dying Doesn’t Feel Like What I’m Doing, a movie celebrating the life of IJS co-founder, activist, and community organizer Rabbi Rachel Cowan z”l.
Bim Bam is returning in the fall. Bim Bam gives children under three a fun space to get ready for Shabbat through interactive English and Hebrew songs, movement, and stories, while practicing traditions such as lighting candles and saying Kiddush.
Bim Bam gives children under three a fun space to get ready for Shabbat through interactive songs, movement, and stories, while practicing traditions such as lighting candles and saying Kiddush. The program is entirely in Hebrew.
Just before Kabbalat Shabbat, join Shira Averbuch and Dan Nadel for songs of personal and communal light, celebrating the holiday of Hanukkah.
We are excited to bring back this lively service for one Shabbat in December. This service, led by Michelle Geisler, features songs, stories, and more for families with children in K through 2nd Grade.
Kulanu means “all of us” in Hebrew, and this Shabbat morning service really is for everyone! Kulanu is a fun, welcoming, and engaging space for 3rd-6th graders and their families.
Join us as we bring the Shabbat of Hanukkah to a close for an interactive evening of the arts as a vehicle for exploring light, creativity, and Hanukkah! We’ll gather in person before breaking off into workshops. Remote options also available.
Join us for Family Havdalah the first Saturday of each month as we bid farewell to our sacred day and transition to a week of hope.