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January 2019 Newsletter
Rabbi Elhanan ‘Sunny’ Schnitzer
Tevet -- Shevat 5779
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Kriat HaRav—The Rabbi’s Call
Rabbi Elhanan “Sunny” Schnitzer
Imagine you are the leader of a people that has suffered exile for more than two centuries and has been enslaved and oppressed. Now, after a series of miracles, the people are about to go free. You assemble them and rise to address them. They are waiting expectantly for your words. This is a defining moment they will never forget. What will you speak about?
Most people answer: freedom. That was Abraham Lincoln’s decision in the Gettysburg Address when he invoked the memory of “a new nation, conceived in liberty,” and looked forward to “a new birth of freedom.” Some suggest that they would inspire the people by talking about the destination that lay ahead, the “land flowing with milk and honey.”
Any of these would have been the great speech of a great leader. Moses did none of these things. That is what made him a unique leader. If you examine the text in the Exodus story, you will see that three times he reverted to the same theme: children, education, and the distant future.
And when your children ask you, “What do you mean by this rite?” you shall say, “It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, because He passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when he smote the Egyptians, but saved our houses.” (Ex. 12: 26-27)
And you shall explain to your child on that day, “It is because of what the Lord did for me when I went free from Egypt.” (Ex. 13:8)
And when, in time to come, your child asks you, saying, “What does this mean?” you shall say to him, “It was with a mighty hand that the Lord brought us out from Egypt, the house of bondage.” (Ex. 13: 14)
It is one of the most counter-intuitive acts in the history of leadership. Moses did not speak about today or even tomorrow. He spoke about the distant future and the duty of parents to educate their children.
So, Jews became a people who predicated their very survival on education. The most sacred duty of parents was to teach their children. Judaism became the religion whose heroes were teachers and whose passion was study and the life of the mind. The Egyptians built pyramids. Jews built schools. That may be why we alone, of all the civilizations of the ancient world, are still alive, our heritage intact and undiminished.
Today we are called upon to answer the challenge of Moses. Our religious school at BJC is undergoing a period of profound change. Shrinking enrollment in our religious school threatens not only the survival of the school, not only the survival our congregation, but the survival of our liberal, modern 21st century expression of Judaism.
The trends in Jewish education are well known and widespread. For a new generation of parents, giving a child a Jewish education is just one more choice among myriad weekend activities, be it soccer, baseball, or guitar lessons for their children. In many cases, a Jewish education has even less value than what are perceived as more desirable choices for limited free time. We are also faced more and more with a generation of parents who give their children the final say in what those activities may be.
That’s on us. Despite our best efforts, we have given parents and children no reason to believe that a Jewish education matters in their world. But we cannot be so short sighted as to give up on future generations.
Moses’ insight was profound. He knew that you cannot change the world by monumental architecture, armies, or empires. How many empires have come and gone while the human condition remains sadly unchanged?
There is only one way to change the world, and that is by education. We have to teach children the importance of justice, righteousness, kindness, and compassion. We have to teach them that freedom can only be sustained by communal responsibility. We have continually to remind them of the lessons of history, “We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt,” because those who forget the bitterness of slavery eventually lose the commitment and courage to fight for freedom. And you have to empower children to ask, challenge, and argue.
To accomplish this, we must try new modalities of teaching and learning. I do not know yet what a new school will look like, but with the departure of our Director of Education, we have been handed an opportunity to engage in fresh thinking and to build new models of education for all ages.
Visionary leadership forms the text and texture of Judaism. It was the book of Proverbs that said, “Without a vision [ chazon ] the people perish.” (Prov. 29: 18). That vision in the minds of the prophets was always of a long-term future.
Moses was a great leader because he thought further ahead than anyone else. He knew that real change in human behavior is the work of many generations. Therefore, we must place as our highest priority educating our children in our ideals so that what we begin they will continue.
  Rabbi Sunny Schnitzer
From the President—Shoshanah Drake
Starting the Work
When googling “Jewish quotes,” I found a two that spoke to me. One is, “Don’t be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief.” And the other is, “You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” When I reflect on these two messages, I can make very personal connections to both. There are so many times I look around and feel helpless and frustrated by what is happening in our world, but then I think about how I can use my skills and my own passion to try to do my part. 
As a teacher, I work to educate my students to be kind people, learn to work together, compromise, and problem solve. Outside of my professional life, I work to be a leader in several places, including BJC, and it is here that I have the opportunity to live my life trying to demonstrate the same skills I teach my students. Knowing I am not alone is one thing that helps me to not “be daunted.” I am lucky to have learned and to continue to learn from those around me and from my BJC community. I don’t believe the work of building community is ever complete. Developing and cultivating relationships takes constant work and care—and brings so many rewards. It is those relationships that help lift you up in the face of the “world’s grief.” 
Finding your people and your places of peace give you strength when you feel you don’t have enough. BJC can be your place when you need to be lifted or your place when you want to celebrate. It is for me. It inspires me to work harder and do more. “You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” How are you going to start the work?  
From the Director of Congressional Education—Mindy Silverstein
Reading Between the Lines
During this past month, I found myself telling a group of students my experience with text study. I explained to them that when I first started, I felt as though everyone knew more than I did. This made me feel very uncomfortable, which resulted in me contributing nothing to the conversation. But, because text study was a part of my monthly community-wide directors’ meetings, I had no choice. Initially, this participation was purely listening to others. It wasn’t until I had my “aha” moment when I realized that all that was necessary to unlock the depth of text study was the ability to question what was written. For me, it became a way to understand human nature as this was the lens I felt most comfortable using.
What is text study? Traditionally, text study refers to any of the Jewish classical texts such as Torah , Talmud , siddur , Midrash , Mishnah , Gemara , and Halacha . You study the text with at least one other person, so there is a dialogue exploring the text’s meaning. I also think that text study can involve any study that covers Jewish issues. In fact, I have spent many hours studying the text “The Bumper Sticker Song” by the Israeli hip hop group, Hadag Nahash. This song uses the political statements found on car bumper stickers in Israel to get a discussion going on the politics of the Israel and Palestinian conflict.   
Text study doesn’t have to focus on politics: it could also be a discussion on trying to figure out why there are two creation stories in the Torah, or why Moses strikes the rock one time in one part of the story and then two times later on in the story. What is that about? That is text study. 
As the Director of the Religious School, there are several things I like when doing text study with students, even our youngest ones. It helps students to read and think critically, it encourages empathy as there are many times one needs to put oneself in the text, and understanding of the text grows with life’s’ experiences and knowledge. But perhaps what I like most about text study is how it engages the learner with Judaism -- and isn’t that what we want for our students and congregants?
Upcoming Events
January 5 and 12, 7th grade Family B’nai Mitzvah program, 12:15-2:00 includes lunch
January 9 and each Wednesday thereafter, Rabbi meets with the 7th grade class at BJC.
A Special Note from Our Administrator
Dish with Diana
By Diana Abadi

Imagine you have a great job. I do. But there’s a part of to my job that many of you aren’t aware of. It’s lonely here!  Much of the time, I’m by myself. (Well, Mindy is downstairs doing her work….) I’d welcome your company for a cup of coffee or lunch -- just a chance to get to know you better and you can learn more about me, too. Won’t you please get in touch and “Dish with Diana”?
I love my work on behalf of BJC, and I never lack for anything to do. In fact, there’s often so much, it’s more than just what one person can do. That’s why I often put out a call for volunteers for special jobs. I’ve talked this over with the Board, and what we’d like to do is to create regular volunteer times and ask for volunteers to make a commitment to come consistently. This is the model used in a lot of other nonprofits to help with the work flow for limited staff. For now, just get in touch with me by email. In the near future, I’ll be setting up a Sign Up Genius to help manage what I know will be an overwhelming response. 😊
Rabbi's Message
Please be in touch with me in times of joy, sadness, or illness in your life or in the lives of a loved one or another member of the congregation. This is particularly necessary now that HIPAA regulations have made getting information from hospitals extremely difficult. I greatly appreciate your help keeping me informed of the health needs of our congregation. Please call: 301-469-8636 #3.

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Festival de Musica Ladino
An Evening of Ladino Music with Susan Gaeta & Gina Sobel
Sunday, February 17 at 7 PM
Concert, Art Auction, Cuban Jewish Crafts for sale, Cuban Drinks & Snacks
All proceeds to benefit the Cuba America Jewish Mission’s projects in Cuba.
Vocalist and guitarist Susan Gaeta is an important member of a new generation of musicians who are exploring the rich and varied traditions of Sephardic music. Susan lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for eight years, where she performed classic jazz and traditional Argentinian folk songs. After moving back to the United States, Susan continued her explorations in jazz and toured with legendary Sephardic singer Flory Jagoda, a National Heritage Fellow.
Susan is currently a Master Artist in the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities teaching and continuing Flory Jagoda’s work. Susan was chosen to apprentice the beloved Charlottesville singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gina Sobel in 2017-2018.
Susan celebrates a story that many have never heard before. It’s a story so important and enriching that it transports its listeners through time, and they are awakened by “a voice of lyrical purity and a heart of graceful nuance and respect” for the very people she sings about.

Tickets in advance are only $20 online at here . Tickets purchased at the door are $25.

Chant Circle
Saturday, January 12 at 4:30 PM

Chanting is a form of meditation that can open the doors of the heart. Repetition of a sacred phrase can clear the mind of clutter and connect us to each other and the divine. We chant on the second Shabbat of the month. 

Mark your calendars now for February 9 and March 9.
Interfaith Tu B’Shevat Seder at Idara-e-Jafaria Mosque
Saturday, January 19 at 2 PM

You are invited to join the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, the Idara-e-Jaferia Islamic Center, and Bethesda Jewish Congregation as we hold a special interfaith Tu B’Shevat Seder at the mosque located at 3140 Spencerville Rd, Burtonsville, MD 20866 . This program begins at 2:00 and concludes around 4 PM.  
Please RSVP here  by January 15 if you will be joining us. All are invited to come.
Book Club
Wednesday, January 23, at 8 PM

The BJC Open Book Club meets in the Lounge at 8 PM usually on the 4th Wednesday of every month. Anyone is welcome to join or just drop in for a particular book discussion. For more information, please contact Evelyn Ganzglass .

The following are upcoming selections:
January 23: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is both a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
Look Ahead: February 27:  Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse combines autobiographical and psychoanalytic elements. The novel, named after the German name for the steppe wolf, in large part reflects a profound crisis in Hesse's spiritual world during the 1920s while memorably portraying the protagonist's struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises.
In Case You Missed It:
Gun Violence Prevention Shabbat  

By Barbara Faigin

December 14, 2018 marked the 6th year since the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 26 children and adults in Newtown, Connecticut. Since 2013, spearheaded by Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of more than 50 national denominations and faith-based organizations, commemorations have been held at congregations across the United States on the weekend nearest to December 14. Each year on this Shabbat, we remember all those who have lost their lives to gunfire, we pray for those whose lives have been forever changed because of gun-related injuries or the loss of a loved one, and we educate one another about proven strategies and what still needs to be done to reduce gun violence.
This December 14, at our Friday night Shabbat service, about 50 members of the BJC community listened to Rabbi Schnitzer and our special guest from Montgomery County Students for Gun Control, Dani Miller, address the problem of gun violence and the need to take action. Rabbi Schnitzer related the problem of gun violence to Jewish principles in general and to Parsha Vayigash , our weekly Torah portion, in particular. He told the story of the burning bush, that it wasn’t consumed, and how long it took for anyone to realize it. He drew a parallel to gun violence: escalation results in harm. Now we have to put out the fire. The setting of Parsha Vayigash is the moment in the story of Joseph and his brothers when Joseph, still in disguise, has taken his brother Benjamin as a captive and offered to let the other 10 brothers return home. Years earlier they had sold Joseph into slavery. The Parsha opens with Judah approaching Joseph. The Rabbi asked the questions: what is our personal responsibility and how do we behave at home? We need to take safety regulations seriously. We must recognize that guns are dangerous weapons and that we are responsible. But Judaism also tells us to see God in each other. Young people are calling on us to act.
Our guest speaker was Dani Miller, a senior at Churchill High School, who is co-leader of Montgomery County Students for Gun Control (MoCoSGC). In February 2018, she was a founder of MoCoSGC and in March, organized local student participation in the March for Our Lives , following the shooting at Parkland high school in Florida. In April, via Instagram she planned a walkout of several hundred students. Walk-out events on Capitol Hill and sit-ins at Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell's offices gained national attention. She told us that she and the other young people involved in this cause are motivated by the desire to live and to honor those who are gone too soon. She has participated in the monthly protests at the NRA Headquarters and voter registrations for the 2018 mid-term election. 
Through the efforts of MoCoSGC, 2,500 new voters were registered. She talked about the need to influence the news cycle, reduce the influence of pro-gun money on Capitol Hill, demilitarize police, pass red flag laws, stop domestic violence, and expand background checks. Dani promised that, in the future, youth will run for office and she cited the Jewish tenet to remember the past. She challenged the adults in the BJC community to honor those whose time was stolen from them, to sign up and get involved, and to check the MoCoSGC Facebook page and website for information on ways to donate and take action. As she finished, Dani received a standing ovation.
If you would like to stay on top of Gun Violence Prevention efforts in the community, please send an email to Barbara Faigin at .  

The Membership Committee
The Importance & Benefit of MEMBERSHIP

by Joan Wolf, Chair
Because we are Jews, our priority must be serving the Jewish community. So, first and foremost: YOU are unconditionally welcome at BJC. But a close second, is paying close attention to our income and expenses—just like running a business. On your behalf, the BJC Board of Trustees works diligently as the congregation’s guardians. Because we are a synagogue, BJC would never turn away a member based upon ability to pay, and, in fact, we work with everyone who wants to be a part of our community. To make everyone feel a part of BJC, we absolutely need your strong financial support.
BJC earnestly tries to cultivate a relationship among our congregants so that you feel that connection enough to want to be a part of something bigger. We offer impactful worship, educational programming, and lighthearted events that all make us proud to be a part of this community. Plainly put, your membership (and synagogue support (a/k/a dues), of course) are vital. So, when your invoice arrives, please make it a priority to pay in full or even “round up” to the next benchmark increment so that we are able to maintain our awesome level of attention and service. 
And in that lighthearted vein:
A man had to deliver an important message to his friend who was in synagogue on Rosh Hashanah. The usher wouldn't let him in because he didn't have a ticket. “Please, I just need a moment to give him the message!” “No way!” said the usher, “I have strict instructions: No ticket, no entrance!”
“Please,” begged the man, “I promise....I won't pray!”
On behalf of BJC, please pay and pray!
Social Action Committee: A Few Spots Left!

by Amy Shapiro & Harri j. Kramer

Last month we told you about the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF), which provides shelter, food, clothing, and counselling for homeless families in our community, and its main campus is in BJC’s backyard on Greentree Street. NCCF empowers clients to transform their lives. Programs provide wraparound services to help clients become self-sufficient and not to return to dependency and poverty. 
Thanks to those of you who responded to our call for volunteers. We have a few spots left where you can help with literacy for NCCF’s younger residents. We intend to do this project jointly with members of Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church.
Read-Alouds are 1-hour long reading sessions held at the Greentree Shelter, held all year. Most of the children are ages 4-12; younger children are welcome with a parent. A staff member is always present.
Within the hour, the volunteer teams of four engage in 30 minutes of reading. One or two books are read to the large group of kids, then they split up into small groups and continue reading. Only adults read books aloud to the large group of kids! Then, there’s a 15-minute activity and time for cleanup.
NCCF provides reading packets and projects for the volunteers. Volunteers can change the book choices. 
Read-Aloud is for one hour every Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 PM at the Greentree campus. Our goal is to field one team of four each week that would be composed of BJC and BHPC members. If you would be willing to participate in this Read Aloud program, please click here .

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Of course, as an individual, you should consider getting involved at NCCF. They have made it very easy for you to volunteer at a time that works for you. Check it out here
Interfaith Family Refugee Initiative:
Housing Needed!

By Evelyn Ganzglass, Co-chair Interfaith Refugee Initiative

Low-income housing is needed for Yousufy Family by April 1, 2019.
One of the Afghan families we have been supporting since March 2017 through our Interfaith Refugee Initiative needs a new place to live beginning April 1, 2019. Although the family is very industrious and thrifty, all they can afford is to pay $1000/month not including utilities or $1300/month including utilities. We are looking for a 2-bedroom apartment or house, preferably in Montgomery County.
The father speaks good English, has worked a steady job in housekeeping at a hotel, taken driving classes and completed the coursework at Montgomery College for a maintenance certification in an effort to advance his job prospects. The mother and 2 children (3 years and 3 months), are enrolled in an English and career-counseling program with childcare. They are wonderful gardeners, very neat and non-smokers. (Please read December newsletter for a more detailed update.) If you know of housing in this price range or have contacts in the low-income housing market, please get in touch with Joan Burns or Barbara Ranagan . Thank you for your continuing support.

What's on your mind? BJC members are not known for being without opinions. Why not share yours now? You don’t have to wait for High Holy Days to impart your wisdom. We welcome them! Youth of all ages are encouraged to share. 

Also, we've been using this redesigned newsletter for a while now. Thoughts? Too much? Not enough? Ideas for what you'd like to know? Please send your thoughts to: 
Nachas Notes
Editor’s Note: We all need a little good news. Here's a space to let your BJC family know about the great news in yours. Share! Send to:

  • Mazel Tov to Harri Kramer and Russ Hogya on their daughter Sadie's graduation in December 2018 from Towson University upon earning her Master's In Occupational Therapy.
Meet a Member: Evelyn & Marty Ganzglass
By Evelyn Ganzglass
Evelyn and Marty first attended BJC High Holy Day services in 1965 when Ed Friedman was the part-time Rabbi and we met in a Greek Orthodox Church. We were introduced to the congregation by Marty’s Jewish office mate and his Indian Unitarian wife. We remember one of Rabbi Friedman’s sermons on whether you have to believe in God to be Jewish. Some things never change….
After serving in the Peace Corps in Somalia and working in our native New York City for several years, we returned to D.C., raised a son and a daughter, and found our way back to BJC. We finally joined sometime in the 1990s and eventually became active. Evelyn is a founding member of a women’s religious study group that has been meeting for more than 20 years and she and Marty are members of the BJC book club. She co-leads the inter-congregational (BJC, BHPC, and the Idara Jaferia) refugee project. Marty chaired, and is currently a member, of the Social Action Committee. He chairs the Great Names in the Neighborhood Speaker series. Currently, he is co-chair of the Inter-Congregational Partnership Committee and is a member of the BJC Board. Marty volunteers at The Friends Club, an Alzheimer’s support group that meets in the Lounge.
Evelyn and Marty participated in BJC’s dual narrative trip to Israel and the West Bank and have been active in the BJC-BHPC-supported New Story Leadership project, which brings Palestinians and Israelis together each summer in Washington for dialogue and planning “Projects for Change” in the region.
Both of us have spent our careers fighting for economic and social justice. Marty was a labor lawyer in private practice for 40 years representing the rights of workers in the printing and communications industry. Evelyn was a policy advocate and analyst working to improve the skills and employment prospects of low-income youth and adults. 
Since retirement from paid work, we’ve been involved grandparents to our 5- and 2-year grandsons. Marty has written numerous books of fiction. He is currently working on the final installment of a 6-part series of historical novels on the American Revolution. His books are available in print and on Kindle through Amazon. In addition to her work with the Afghan families, Evelyn conducts oral history interviews with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and staff for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Let Evelyn know if you’d like to be interviewed or know someone who would.
January 2019

Esther Bachrach, mother of Burt Bachrach
Amy Lynn Barksy, sister of Lisa Strauss
Elisha Barsky, father of Lisa Strauss
Edward Baum, father of Bruce Baum
Harold Bernard, brother of Cathy Bernard
Norma Bernard, mother of Cathy Bernard
Frederick Brucker, father of Anita Farb
Margaret “Peg” Campiglia, mother of John Camp
Irving Cassell, father of Wynne Busman
Meyer Chabot, father of Herb Chabot
Ed Cifarelli, brother of Mike Cifarelli
Charles Coplan, father of Lois Rose
Billie Evey, mother of Bunny Roufa
Jack Fagen, grandfather of Karen Jerome
Cecelia Krupsaw Foslom, mother of Al Folsom
Mordecai Frank, father of Stuart Frank
Sol Goodman, grandfather of Sunny Schnitzer
Ida Goldstein, mother of Lorrie Van Akkeren
Matilda Greenberg, mother of Carol Ann Rudolph
Nettie Jacobs, grandmother of Donna Goldberg
Jack Jacobson, brother of Annie Cifarelli
Dr. Ilse Judas, mother of Allen Grunes
Edward Kerwin, father of Aleen Chabot
Samuel Kirschner, father of Alan Kirschner
Nathan Kramer, uncle of Harri Kramer
Ann Cohen Leister, grandmother of Joy Gold
Charlotte Panton, sister of Barbara Faigin
Morton Peterson, father of Jon Peterson
Joe Schnitzer, grandfather of Sunny Schnitzer
Barbara Schwartz, mother of Melissa Schwartz
Abraham Sherman, grandfather of Harri Kramer
Lou Slifman, father of Larry Slifman
William Abbe Sternfeld, father of Eliot Sternfeld
Jacob Taylor, father of Lyne Taylor-Genser
Ann Umans, mother of Dorothy Umans
Maurice Umans, father of Dorothy Umans
Thank You

To the General Fund
Diane Blumenthal & Craig Winslow, in memory of Herbert Abraham Blumenthal
Diane Blumenthal & Craig Winslow, in memory of Harry Winslow
Judi Dash, in memory of Sara Goldhirsh Dash
Judy & Al Folsom, in memory of W.J. Folsom
Shana Shtasel, in memory of Rochelle Banta’s mother, Estelle Barios
Lisa Strauss, in memory of Allen Grunes’ father, Jerome Meyer Grunes
Shoshana Drake, in memory of Sana Shtasel’s mother, Thelma Flanders Shtasel
Wynne & Bruce Busman, in memory of Sana Shtasel’s mother, Thelma Flanders Shtasel
Ruth & Pete Salinger, in honor of Leah Chiaverini
Phyllis Cassell, in appreciation for the Rabbi’s thoughtfulness

To the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
Diane Blumenthal & Craig Winslow, in memory of Jill Camp
Judi Dash, in memory of Jill Camp
Liz & Jim Korelitz, in honor of their grandson, Samuel James Danker
Gentiana & Ed Arovas, in honor of their son Mario’s Bar Mitzvah
Shana Shtasel, in appreciation for the shiva service in honor of her mother
Edward Elson
Lorrie Van Akkeren
Rochelle Banta

To the Maran Gluckstein Education Fund
Lisa Strauss

To the Cuba Fund
Lorrie Van Akkeren
A Special Thank You
All who “round up” their Synagogue Support payments and to all who continuously donate their time to volunteer at BJC.
Board of Trustees

President Shoshanah Drake
Vice-President Sandra Walter
Treasurer Lance Pelter
Secretary Lorrie Van Akkeren

Howard Berkof 
Helen Dalton
Jason Engel
Alan Grunes
Ted Posner
David Slacter
Committee Chairs
Communication Helen Dalton
Financial Advisor [An Opportunity!]
High Holy Days Jim Korelitz
Student Representative Sammy Peterson Intercongregational Partnership Liaison
Marty Ganzglass
Membership Joan Wolf
Past President Rachel Mosher-Williams
Programs Ruth Magin
Social Action Harri j. Kramer

BJC Administration
Spiritual Leader Rabbi Sunny Schnitzer
Director of Education Mindy Silverstein
Synagogue Administrator Diana Abadi

BJC News
Interim Newsletter Editor Harri j. Kramer

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