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Free Books for Jewish Children and Grant for a BCRC Family!

01/19/2018 08:40:01 AM

Jan19

Julia Schneider

Julia and Gabe Schneider, whose son Zachary is in the 2nd grade religious school class, recently applied for a small grant to host a Shabbat dinner at their home through PJ Library! They will receive $150 and will host 2 other families. We will keep you posted on similar opportunities in the future. In the meantime, if you'd like to receive Jewish books and music for your family, please visit www.pjlibrary.org for more information. They are...Read more...

Painting Project is a Big Hit!

12/30/2017 05:16:51 PM

Dec30

Seth Leventhal

Have you seen our newly painted entry, main hall, and foyer? Last week we said 'good bye' to our old...Read more...

Curl up with a good book for New Years (by BCRC author David Mendelsohn)

12/28/2017 11:34:40 AM

Dec28

David Mendelsohn

A New Year's resolution might be to treat yourself, or a loved one, to the experience of sitting in a comfortable chair, sipping a glass of wine, or depending on the weather, a cup of hot coffee, and enjoying a good book.  A book you may share with others. Some are great for discussion groups and others are fun to read and a valuable learning experience.

I have four stories on Amazon and Kindle.  It is easier, when you go on...Read more...

Belmont Slave Cemetery Freedom Celebration 2017

11/14/2017 08:59:30 AM

Nov14

Seth Leventhal

On Sunday Nov. 12, Seth and Jackie Leventhal represented BCRC at the annual oral history walking tour and wreath laying ceremony at the Belmont Slave Cemetery located across RT 7 from Landsdowne, sponsored by the Loudoun Freedom Center. Did you...Read more...

Blessing of the Pets

10/21/2017 11:53:45 AM

Oct21

Seth Leventhal

In honor of Parashat Noach (the Torah portion about Noah and the ark), our annual Blessing of the Pets was held on Oct 19. Rabbi Amy offered a blessing for all of our pets, both those who attended and those in our homes. Our kids provided some enlightening...Read more...

Tikva Fund and Interfaith Bridges Recognition

10/19/2017 08:31:02 AM

Oct19

Seth Leventhal

The BCRC Tikva Fund and Loudoun Interfaith Bridges continue to receive recognition for their grants in support of programs supporting multicultural education in the Loudoun County School District. Click here for an article posted at the LCPS web site along with some great photos. Congratulations to Tikva and Bridges!

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New Book by BCRC Congregant

10/10/2017 11:12:48 AM

Oct10

David Mendelsohn

David Mendelsohn, one of our senior congregants, has a new book on Amazon and Kindle.  THE MESSAGE follows four families facing life altering situations.  The story also examines near death experiences, angels, disposition of our souls, the after life, drug rape, abortion issues, and more.  How would you, the reader, react in these situations?  Does reform Judaism concur?       

His previous...Read more...

Rabbi Amy's High Holy Days Sermons - 5778

10/05/2017 04:34:40 PM

Oct5

Seth Leventhal

On Rosh Hashanah, Rabbi Amy noted that on this day, we dip an apple into honey to express the sweetness of a new year. We can appreciate the symbolism of this ritual. So why do we find it so much easier to recognize the sour in the world than the sweet? Why is it important to recognize the sweet and not take our blessings for granted? Rabbi Amy explored these questions in her  Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon.

In her Kol Nidre...Read more...

Introducing the BCRC Blog

09/25/2017 10:36:26 AM

Sep25

Seth Leventhal

It is my great pleasure as BCRC BoD President to introduce the new BCRC Blog! Do you have information about great things you or others at BCRC are doing to benefit the congregation and our local and greater Jewish and interfaith community? Do you have an account of a recent BCRC event that you recently attended or about anything else going on at BCRC that you think the congregation should be aware of? This blog is your...Read more...

BCRC TIKVA Fund Updates

09/14/2017 08:47:01 AM

Sep14

Tracy Cirone

In 2004, BCRC received a large, anonymous donation to support interfaith cooperation in Loudoun County, known as the Tikva (Hope) Fund. The Tikva Committee is proud to announce the recent awarding of the following grants which will benefit Loudoun County Public School children:

Loudoun Interfaith Bridges and member congregations and Tikva funds provided $20,000 in grant support to 18 multicultural school-based programs in the Loudoun...Read more...

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