Music Education

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 -7:00 pm

Rabbi Saul Grife presents…“Tales From the First Book”

In 2007, Rabbi Saul Grife released his first musical CD entitled “Tales from the First Book”, an original rock opera based on the stories of the first book of the Bible, Genesis.  Rabbi Saul and his band played concerts in several cities across America, including appearances right here at BTBJ.  Rabbi Grife was excited to combine his love of Torah with his love of music to create a vehicle through which he could share his uplifting and inspiring interpretation of Judaism’s founding stories and bring them to life through the passion of the music. 

It’s been many years since Rabbi Saul presented “Tales” here at BTBJ.  He is looking forward to sharing his creation with a whole new generation of people. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 7:00 pm

Cantor Benjamin Greenfield presents…Leonard Bernstein & Connection to Judaism

In celebration of Bernstein’s 100th birthday on August 25th 2018, Cantor Greenfield will lead a session on Bernstein’s connection to Judaism.  As a composer, Bernstein wrote on Jewish subjects more so than any major American composer born to a Jewish family.  Works to be explored in this session will be Bernstein’s Symphony 1 “Jeremiah,” his “Chichester Psalms,” a favorite of choirs, and one of his lesser known works, his ballet “The Dybbuk.”  As a conductor, he championed the works of major Jewish composers and composers who were born into Jewish families, Mendelssohn and Mahler, but converted to Christianity so they could advance musically in a 19th century Europe that would not allow them to exist as Jews. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Marissa Kerbel presents…Jewish Classical Composers

Marissa Kerbel, a senior piano performance major at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music is an accomplished musician who has frequently performed both in a recital and workshop format and is the conductor of the Cincinnati chapter of HaZamir, the International Jewish Teen Choir.  Join us on March 19, 2019, when Marissa will be performing the music of four of the most prominent Jewish classical composers and sharing how Judaism impacted their lives and the music they composed.


Community Seder

Holocaust Programs

April 28 at 1:00pm

Please join the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia to commemorate the six million Jews who perished in the Shoah and honor the survivors living in our communities. This event is being held at the Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs at 16th Street and Ben Franklin Parkway in Center City. Please note it is free of charge. 

May 1 at 7:00PM 

Cuker Holocaust Memorial Program 

We welcome Daniel Goldsmith, Holocaust Survivor to BTBJ.

Social Action

Men's Club Event

Save the Date

Men's Club Texas Hold Em' Poker Night

April 30, 2019 7:30pm 

Shabbat Dinner

Talent Show

BTBJ Book Club

With Rabbi Saul I. Grife

Thursday, May 16 at 7:00pm

Books for Sale in BTBJ Office


Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00am
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 7:00am
Friday, April 19, 2019 (All day)
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 7:00am
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 8:00am



Online Gift Shop

Traditional Jewish Gifts - Jewish Gifts, Judaica Gifts, Wedding Glass, Mezuzah Store

BTBJ Sisterhood is excited to participate as an affitliate of the online Judaic website, Traditions Jewish Gifts.  

Currently Traditions Jewish Gifts is offering a special coupon to their affiliates.  Enter special COUPON CODE: AF240, to receive $5.00 off the order, with no minimum order required. 

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