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Introduction to Judaism: The Big Ideas
A multi-denominational journey into the heart of Judaism taught by seven Metro DC-area rabbis representing the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox movements.
No matter your background, the Miller Intro to Judaism Program, developed by American Jewish University, is here to guide you on your Jewish journey. Whether you’re soul-searching or seeking your community, the Intro Program will walk you through Judaism’s big ideas and the nuts and bolts of daily Jewish living.
We know you have questions—so do we—and we can’t wait to discuss them all with you.
Join us in person or participate online!
Click here to learn more and enroll.

18-Week Course
Thursday Evenings | October 7 – February 24
7:30 – 9:00 PM ET

Enrollment Fee
$100 for in-person or online participation

From the Highest to the Lowest – The Kingdom of David to the Exile
Ten Sunday Mornings, 10:30 AM-Noon ET
September 12 – November 14
Location: Zoom Classroom (The Zoom link will be sent to all registrants prior to the first session.)
Click here to learn more and enroll in this course.Synopsis: Our journey through Biblical history will start with the peak, King David’s expanded Kingdom of Israel, which grew into the largest kingdom in the history of Israel. However, during David’s rule, the decline begins. This decline continues through King Solomon’s reign, the split of the monarchy after Solomon’s death, and culminates with the destruction of the Northern Kingdom by Assyria and the Southern Kingdom by Babylon. While the Deuteronomic historians who wrote the biblical history books have one answer to explain these historic declines and events, we will also look at modern scholarship to provide some further insight into the processes. Join us online as we journey from the end of I Samuel through the books of Kings, a time of empires rising and falling, and of temples and fortresses, of conniving kings, queens, princes, and princesses.
Instructor: Gideon Amir

Sunday, September 12 – New Member Fall Field Day  – our bi-annual event for non-BBYO members to learn more about BBYO and the programs we offer while also getting to participate in fun field day activities.

Sunday, September 19 – Kickoff at Six Flags – open to all local Jewish teens across Baltimore, Montgomery County, Howard County, Frederick County, the District, and Northern Virginia. The ticket price of $30 includes a park pass and transportation to and from the park.

Biblical Views on Marriage and Sexual Relations
Four Tuesday Nights, 7 – 8:30 PM ET
October 5 – 26
Location: This class will take place in an online classroom. Students will receive the Zoom link prior to the first session.
Click here to learn more and enroll in this course.
Synopsis: What does the Bible say about marriage and sex? In biblical times a man could marry more than one woman and have concubines on the side. Prostitution was also part of the norm. These types of relationships were acceptable, and often one did not exclude the other! While sexual acts are not described explicitly in the Bible, we do find many related stories and discussions of what is prohibited and what is accepted. The Bible does elucidate a direct connection between sex and marriage.
In this class we will study how the Bible defines and views marriage, the connections it makes between marriage and sex, along with which types of relations it permits.
Instructor: Gideon Amir


Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 PM
Please join JCRC at our 2021 Gala: An Online Celebration featuring former basketball star, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Amar’e Stoudemire, interviewed by renowned author, Abby Pogrebin. We are proud to honor Breslau-Goldman Awardees Helane and Richard Goldstein, Sara and Samuel Lessans Community Leadership Awardees Stacey and David Topol, and Distinguished Service Awardee Rabbi Amy Schwartzman.To purchase a link or ad, fulfill your pledge, or make a donation, please click here.


Disability Partnerships

Disability Partnerships is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Rockville, Maryland that seeks to improve the quality of life for persons living with physical disabilities. They created a survey on the health and wellness needs of the physically disabled in our area. Click here to take the survey.