Scholar in Residence

Through the vivid prism of her family’s story Rahel Musleah introduces the distinctive heritage of the Jews of India. The seventh generation of a Calcutta family with roots in Baghdad, she shares her rare and intimate knowledge of this ancient community’s history, customs and melodies.

Friday, January 18, 2019 - Please join us for a unique Shabbat Service and program – all done in the tradition of the Jews of India.  Our Guest Scholar in Residence will offer a presentation on “Jewish Calcutta Through Music and Memory” and present a fascinating personal journey mirroring the story of Calcutta’s Jews with humor, poignancy and song.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - Don’t miss this special Shabbat Shira Service featuring an Indian flair.  Rahel Musleah will lead the Torah service and chant Torah and haftarah in the Baghdadi-Indian nusah and tropes and will present a D’var Torah on “Recreating Community Through Prayer”.  Shabbat morning services will be followed by our traditional Tu B’Shevat Seder including some Indian delights!

Finally, join us for Motzaei Shabbat and a unique dinner and Havdalah experience:  Masala Havdalah:  A Spicy end to Shabbat.

Our Scholar-In-Residence weekend is generously supported by the Jacqueline Steinberg Adult Education Fund.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 6:30pm
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:00am
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 5:30pm



October Adult Education

Wednesday, October 17 - 7:00pm

Speaker Series 

Jon Malamud speaking on

Artist Theresa Bernstein


Sunday, October 21 

Minyan, Brunch, Performance

The Shabbatones

are Performing at BTBJ!!


Tuesday, October 23 - 7:30pm

BTBJ University


Saturday, October 27

Jewish Film Festival

"East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem"

Dinner 6pm, Havdallah 7pm, Movie 7:30pm

BTBJ Book Club

Tuesday, November 27th, 7pm

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