Friday Night Shabbat

Image result for shabbat candlesOver the course of a year our Friday night Shabbat services offer a variety of programs.  These programs include:

Shabbat Synergy - an informal monthly festive service in the round.  Rabbi Grife plays the guitar and congregants participate in creating the spirit and music with  tambourines and egg shakers.  This program links one spirited prayer to the next in a seamless flow of music that welcomes the Shabbat bride and day in a spirited moving way. 

Shabbat Spirit – About 4 times a year we add a sumptuous Shabbat dinner to our Shabbat Synergy program.  Sometimes we begin with services in the sanctuary then retire to the Fox Auditorium for dinner and our program.  Sometimes we begin with services around the dinner table complete with hors d’ouevres then continue with Shabbat dinner and programming.  These events include the lighting of the Shabbat candles and the blessing of the children and community.  Often these programs are centered around holidays such as Hanukkah and Sukkot. They bring out families and individuals of all ages who enjoy celebrating Shabbat and the festivals in a dynamic way with our BTBJ community!

Tu Bishvat Seder – Every year in late winter we gather for our Annual Tu Bishvat Seder.  Tu Bishvat is the celebration of the New Year of the Trees.  Our program is based on the Pesach Seder along with an ancient mystical tradition.  Just as at the Pesach Seder, we drink 4 cups of wine.  Marking the passage of the seasons, the first cup of white wine, symbolic of the winter, is gradually colored to end with a cup of red wine, symbolic of the new burst of growth that we witness every spring.  Songs, blessings, lunch and activities accent this dynamic annual event.

Annual Pesach Seder – On the second night of Pesach our community gathers for a participatory and spirited Pesach Seder.  Each year we invite guests to join along, welcoming representatives of other faith communities to share their traditions and to celebrate the commonality we enjoy.  This gathering gets larger every year as congregants and their relatives come for the accustomed traditions and new offerings that Rabbi Grife introduces each year to highlight this event.  Come and see what will happen at next year’s BTBJ Community Seder! 

Religious school classroom Shabbatot – Each year our Mechina through Hay classes prepare and present a Friday night Shabbat service and program.  Previous themes include “What Shabbat / Judaism / Israel / Hebrew / and the Holidays mean to Me”  The students lead us in prayer and song as well as share their heartfelt sentiments on the theme.  Guitar playing, clapping, youthful exuberance and a festive Oneg Shabbat highlight these annual events.     

Please see the calendar for Friday night service selections.  

Purim Celebration

Men's Club Event

BTBJMC Tour and Tasting at New Liberty Distillery

Sunday, March 24, 2019 11:30am


Join the BTBJ Men's Club as we go to the New Liberty Distillery for a day of  learning about distilling spirits and tasting.

We will be providing bus transportation to and from this event. 

Snacks will be provided on the bus.

This Event is included in your membership.

Repeating, THIS EVENT IS FREE to BTBJ Men's Club Members 

 RSVP by March 14

Non-Member pricing $30

Non members can pay by Paypal 

Payment can be made by Paypal to:

Sisterhood Event

Adult Ed Music

Adult Ed Shabbat

March Adult Ed

March 27th at 7:00 pm

BTBJ Speaker Series

Diana Kanoff will be presenting a power point talk about the life of Maestro Leonard Bernstein, this year being the 101st anniversary of his birth. Diana's presentation will be a reprise of one which she presented at the adult education organization REAP, Retired Executives and Professionals. Diana is a retired school teacher who lives in Jenkintown and is a member of Congregation Adath Jeshurun.


Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:00am
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 7:00am
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 4:15pm

Celebrate Purim

Ideas & Inspiration



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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