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Toward Shabbat: Vayikra

Last Shabbat started like every other Shabbat for me, with the lighting of candles. However, unlike most Shabbatot, I was not standing with my family. Instead, I was surrounded by 25 7th- and 8th-grade teens from the BJ community in a hotel in Washington, DC. After studying the Holocaust, these teens were spending the weekend there, enjoying Shabbat together, touring the monuments, and visiting the Holocaust Museum.

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"Searching for meaning takes many paths. Mine took me to BJ. It all began there for Lou and me."

Ilene Rosenthal, Board Member

"BJ Theater Company lets me express myself and it's so fun!"

Stella Skolnik-Weil, BJ Member

"Roly sent me his annual selfie with my son at Camp Ramah, with two of the biggest smiles you ever saw. I feel so grateful for their special bond."

Paula Kramer Weiss, Board Member

Lighting the Path Ahead

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