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Featured Upcoming Events

Shabbat Lunch and Learn

December 3 at 1:00pm (after Kiddush)

Adult Ed Speaker

Dr. Becca Levy

Breaking the Age Code

CBJ member and pioneering researcher on the psychology of aging, Dr. Levy shows how age beliefs can be improved on an individual and societal level to benefit aspects of the aging process, including the way genes operate and the extension of life expectancy. All ages in our community are invited for an interactive discussion of this work as Dr. Levy challenges us to reconsider our own beliefs about aging and our experiences with structural ageism. CBJ member Kinneret Chiel, who participated in a cultural redefinition group that is profiled in the book, will add her valuable perspective.

This will be an interactive book talk. If you are planning to attend, it would be appreciated if you could respond to a few questions listed here This will help Dr. Levy tailor the program to the participants. Thank you to those who have already submitted responses. If you still plan to do so, please complete the form by Thursday at 5pm. Of course, anyone is welcome to attend even if they haven't responded to the questions.


There are several discounted copies of the book, donated by Dr. Levy, in the office available for purchase with proceeds going to the synagogue. It would make a great Hanukah gift for an older person in your life (or for a younger one).


The Wall Street Journal just named this book one of the best books of 2022 on aging and retirement!







Sunday Morning, December 11 at 10:00am

Adult Ed Author Event ON ZOOM

Elisa Bernick

Departure Stories: Betty Crocker Made Matzoh Balls (and other lies)

Join award winning writer and journalist Elisa Bernick for a discussion of her newest book. The book explores who and what we we hold accountable for the worst and best parts of ourselves.

Written with wit and dynamism, the book explores the long-term effects of intergenerational trauma using two definitions of departure — leaving and deviating from the norm — to explore the author’s experience of growing up “different” (i.e. Jewish) in the White Christian suburb of New Hope, Minnesota, during the 1960s and early 1970s. The question at the heart of this book is how the invisible baggage of place and memory, Minnesota’s uniquely antisemitic history, and the cultural shifts sweeping the country during this tumultuous period contributed to her family’s eventual implosion. This book is a great Hanukkah gift idea.

In order to promote this book as a Hanukkah gift, the publisher is offering an exclusive 30% discount for our congregants. If you add the code “eatpraylearn” at checkout, the cost will be $15.40 at checkout (list price $22). This discount will be available until 12/31. It would be nice to support the publisher











Prayerful Shabbat Morning Walks
Dec 24, Jan 7, Feb 4
at 8:30am (weather permitting)

Join Rabbi Shapiro for a thoughtful, prayerful, meditative walk the Blue Trail. Meet behind the church in Woodbridge Town Center.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Hope to see you there! 

Shir Hadash
Dec 10, Jan 21, Feb 25
at 9:00am

A songful, prayerful, soulful service led by Cantorial Intern, Kochava Munro, and Rabbi Shapiro. We use the power of our music and kavanah of our words and hearts to make God’s presence manifest.

Rabbi Shapiro's Monday night class


God is Here: Reimagining the Divine

More Information

Class Schedule:
Mondays at 7:30pm Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12

Class meets in person and on Zoom


Save the dates!

B'nai Jacob annual Hanukkah celebration Wed, Dec 21 at 5:30pm
Jewish Xmas Chinese food and a movie Sat, Dec 24
Chapel on the Green Xmas meal Sun, Dec 25

More information soon...

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Services Schedule

Please note:

All services are live streamed.
Weekday evening minyan meets only on Zoom, no live service.

Morning Minyan at 7:45am
Mon-Fri, 9:00am Sun

Evening Minyan at 6:00pm

Kaballat Shabbat at 6:30pm Friday   

Shabbat Morning at 9:45am Saturdayy




Wed, November 30 2022 6 Kislev 5783