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.

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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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