B'nai Jeshurun's Celebration of Community

A Heart of Many Rooms

View entire Celebration of Community Zoom program here.

We hope that you enjoyed our June 16 community-wide celebration for all generations. We affirmed the strength of the deep communal connection that has been sustaining us so powerfully during this time, and lifted up the voices of our community while honoring the essential workers and volunteers among us. 

We embraced those who have experienced important lifecycle moments during this time, and celebrated the ways that our connections have been strengthened through our commitment to one another. As we seek to continue strengthening these bonds, we invite you to help sustain our efforts in virtual connection with your generous support. 

Thank you for your continued support of our sacred community.

Every Shabbat morning our spiritual leaders have come together to lead us in prayer services streamed from our 101 year old sanctuary on 88th Street, with over 3,000 weekly views.

Our Family Life and Learning Facebook page has welcomed over 35,000 minutes of viewing from children of all ages enjoying bedtime stories and Shema, Bim Bam, and Tot Shabbat programming. 

Our community members experienced many Jewish firsts while home over the past 3 months including virtual Passover seders, hosting Zoom Shabbat dinners, and their first attempts at challah baking.

We reinforced our commitment through Race and Us to undo racism day in and day out in our community, and in partnership with other communities.

Our BJ professional staff and spiritual leaders shifted every prayer and ritual service, administrative function, social justice and learning opportunity all while creating new ways to bridge the gap between physical distance and social connection. They even made the time to connect as a community playing trivia games and uplifting one another during times of need.


Supporters

Miriam herscher made a donation

1 week ago

$54

Deepest heartfelt thanks for BJ in my life! You are my spiritual home and one of my life’s treasures.

David Fitterman made a donation

2 weeks ago

$180

The efforts of the BJ rabbis, leadership, and staff to keep our community connected and vibrant during this difficult time are truly amazing and much appreciated. I believe that the BJ community will be strengthened by its response to this experience. Thank you for everything that you do, much of which we will probably never know about.

Anonymous made a donation

2 weeks ago

Ellen Metzger and Marvin Lange made a donation

2 weeks ago

With deepest gratitude to Roly, Felicia, Ari, Shuli, Abi, Margo, Deborah, Dave, Dan, Colin and the entire BJ staff. You have enriched our lives and given us wonderful support.

Sonia Orenstein made a donation

2 weeks ago

$180

With deepest gratitude and love to Roly, Felicia, Shuli, Ari, Dave, Dan, Colin and all the wonderful staff and beloved fellow members of our BJ community. For your speedy, generous, creative adaptation to the unprecedented challenges of this time. Thank you for your sustenance.

HARRIET ABRAHAM made a donation

2 weeks ago

$18

Ronald Guttman made a donation

2 weeks ago

$360

Good Team work!! We've become experts in Zooming and Chatting... The learning isn't bad either.

Susan Sanders made a donation

2 weeks ago

$180

With many thanks to Roly, Felicia, Ari, Shuli, Dave, Dan, Colin and all members of the staff and community who have sustained us throughout these months. BJ has been a trusted anchor in the midst of so much uncertainty, and for that I am deeply grateful. Thank you.

Miriam Lox made a donation

2 weeks ago

$180

Anonymous made a donation

2 weeks ago

We are so grateful to be a part of this amazing community. Thank you so much to Felicia, Roly and Ari for all that you do.

Rebekah And Ida made a donation

2 weeks ago

$54

Thank you so much for keeping us connected. Can’t wait to be together again.

Laura Goldenberg made a donation

2 weeks ago

$180

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