BJ is a big place, with a lot to do and a lot of people to meet (almost 4,000 members, if you’ve got some time!). While we love the sound of the whole congregation singing during services, we know that for some members it can be challenging to create a sense of community in such large spaces. And for those outside of the NYC area, that challenge seems to multiply with every mile of distance between us.
That’s why we’re working with BJ members to create havurot: small, self-organized groups based around shared interests or demographics. In these spaces, members can come together to build and deepen relationships, learn from one another, and create their own communities within BJ. In past years, more than 350 members have participated in this initiative, deeply enriching their connection to BJ and to Judaism.
If you’re interested in a havurah, please reach out to Miriam Kersey.