Welcome to Congregation B'nai Tzedek

  • Welcome!

    Welcome to our B'nai Tzedek website. B'nai Tzedek is a vibrant congregation and we invite you to come and enjoy our educational programming for all ages, our worship services and fabulous kiddush lunches, and our social action and social programming.

  • Community

    B'nai Tzedek is a community of communities, and members of our Sisterhood, Brotherhood and Hazak invite you to join in their activities as well. At B'nai Tzedek, our congregants young and old make lifelong friendships and care for each other.

  • Youth Education

    Our nursery school provides great developmental programming for babies thorugh pre-K, and our religious school is a highly innovative educational and social center for our children from K to 12.

  • A Caring Community

    We take seriously the commandment to Tikun Olam, repair the world. Here, our students talk about the Shoah with a survivor.

  • Learn @ CBT


    With our many adult classes and programs every congregant can find an activity to engage and enlighten us.

  • We Have Fun!

    We like to party, we enjoy music and we make the holidays come alive. Here is a photo from our annual Purim Festival.

Events

Monday, May 25, 2015 (All day)
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 10:00am
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:15pm
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 7:30am
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 9:30am

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Featured Events

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 12:30pm
Friday, May 29, 2015 - 7:30pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:30am
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 9:45am
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 12:00pm
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 12:30pm

Rabbi's Message

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Congregation B'nai Tzedek. We are a vibrant, unique and dynamic synagogue, which is proud of the wide variety of programs and activities we offer.  We are a Conservative congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism.

Permeating the atmosphere is the warm feeling of community, evident at our worship services and in the ways that members help and care for each other in times of need. We offer excellent educational programs for both children and adults as well as a myriad of opportunities to do Tikun Olam and to come together for socializing.  We are a community of communities, with many groups such as Brotherhood, Sisterhood and Hazak, and we welcome you into our family.

Please click here for information on how to contact me or any of our staff.

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B'nai Tzedek News

B'nai Tzedek Golf Tournament Honoring Harvey Goodman

Monday, June 8

Bethesda Country Club

Click here for more information and to register or select a sponsorship opportunity


"You Can't Beat Beethoven" Concert

to Benefit Save A Child's Heart

Sunday, June 14, 2015

3:00 - 4:30 pm

at B'nai Tzedek

Click here for more information

Click here to purchase tickets


 

GECC 2015-16 Enrollment is now open! Click here for enrollment applications and descriptions of our full day options.  

The Bernice and Mannie Rabovsky Religious School registration for 2015-2016 is now open! The Early Bird registration deadline is May 31, 2015!


People vs. Moses, a trial in which the congregation served as jury and two great litigators, Nat Lewin and our fellow congregant Abbe Lowell, argued their cases in front of "Judge" Geoofrey Melada, managing editor of the Washington Jewish Week, is now available for your viewing pleasure.  If you could not be present on Sunday April 26, or if you simply want to relive the humor and education we received that morning, please click here.  Sorry Abbe, the jury verdict upheld the arguments of Nat and the words of the Torah.

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On Mitzvah Day We…

Cooked for Shelters, Packed Snack Bags for Manna Food Center, Cleaned Up Cabin John Park, Planted Flowers for the Residents of Group Homes and Hebrew Home, Decorated Tzedakah Boxes and Cards for those in need, Created Blankets for Chemo Patients

…and so much more!  Thank you to all who came out to help do Good Deeds!  Click here to watch a video of CBT families in action at Mitzvah Day.

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Thank you to all who came to our raucous 2015 Purim celebrations.  Click here to watch a video of Michelle Levy singing the Purim song.  Click here to see a video of the "Motown Megillah" Shpiel.

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On November 20, 2014, the B'nai Tzedek Board of Directors voted to fund our innovative Community Builders program for 2 more years, through the 2016-2017 school year.  The Board allocated $185,000 to fund the program for the 2015-2016 school year and $225,000 to fund the program for the 2016-2017 school year, which will permit both 50% tuition subsidies on the core day tuition to families in our preschool who are eligible and become Community Builders (in exchange for a commitment to perform 10 hours/month of meaningful activities within CBT), and overall reductions in tuition and fees for all families for the next two school years.  For further information, please contact the synagogue office or the preschool office.  We anticipate commencing registration for the 2015-2016 school year in late December, at which time we will share preliminary tuition pricing.  We are very excited about the continuation of this new initiative and hope our current families will help spread the word to friends and family. Click here to read an article from the January 16, 2014 issue of The Washington Jewish Week on B'nai Tzedek's new program.   


Please check this space whenever there is a question about the impact of inclement weather on our programming. 


Please contact the synagogue office for a copy of Cantor Kapell's CD Tefillah B'Yachad (Together We Pray), a collection of Shabbat melodies.  The CD is available free of charge to all B'nai Tzedek members.