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Virtual Bulletin Board

Since our building is currently closed, we cannot distribute flyers and other information about community interest events and other items there. We have started a virtual bulletin board where these items can be posted. Do you have an event, opportunity, recipe, human interest piece, or other information that you think would be of interest to the BCRC community? Email our office at

Support Maccabiah USA




Dear BCRC friends and family,

Imagine the thrill of marching into a stadium along with thousands of Jewish athletes from around the world.

That’s where I’ll be during July 2022 as part of the 1100+ delegation representing the
United States at the 21st Maccabiah Games in Israel.

As part of the USA Women's Gymnastics Team, I am doing my part in the fundraising
efforts to ensure that the traditions of the Maccabiah Games continue; therefore I am
asking for your help. 

Please help me reach my fundraising goal of $8,5000 by clicking the link below to access
my personal fundraising page.  

I look forward to your generous support of my dream of competing for Maccabi USA.

Maccabi USA is the sponsor of the USA Team to the World Maccabiah Games held every
four years in Israel, as well as International Games held in South America and Europe.
 These Games are more than Olympic-style competitions for Jewish athletes from around
the world.

There is something magical, a certain feeling that touches the heart and soul of everyone
who participates.  It’s not a feeling that abruptly fades away at the conclusion of the
competition - rather it changes lives. 

Please check out the website at

Your support will ensure that we continue to be represented by a fine Team of athletes at
this world-class competition. You can make a difference!

I look forward to hearing from you and having you as part of my “Team”.

Thank you for your generosity!

Lauren Brendlinger



Congregant & Author, Scott Shinberg's New Book Release - October 4th

New Children's Book by BCRC Congregant, David Mendelsohn

Written by a congregant, David Mendelsohn, RUSH THE BLUEBIRD AND THE PAINTED BUNTING is described by readers as,"endearing, lovely, charming with positive social values." 

This children's story features a young bluebird and a rare panted bunting who become close friends.  They share some adventures together and a quest.  Most of the story occurs in Ashburn, VA. 

One parent was thrilled that her son was totally immersed in the book and brought it to school to share it with others.  Teachers recommended the book as a good class project. 

Link to purchase on Amazon

Adult Beginning Hebrew Returns

Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 pm
April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 27, June 3 (No class May 20)

Must be able to decode Hebrew words. We will be studying the Shabbat morning liturgy found in our siddur, Mishkan T'filah.

If interested, contact Rabbi Amy (

Replay of "A Live Interview with Gary Gulman"

On May 7th Gary Gulman of the HBO Comedy special, The Great Depresh, was interviewed by Jill Harkavy-Friedman (American Foundation of Suicide Prevention) about his journey with anxiety and depression and how he overcame them using his talent for comedy.

To all those who were unable to attend or would like to watch the event again, please click on the following link

BCRC members' son coordinates kickstarter campaign for fitness jewelry, SteppingStone!

Steve Mendelsohn, son of our members, Barbara & David Mendelsohn, has developed, along with a staff of hi-tech experts, an attractive necklace with a stone that changes colors as the wearer achieves their daily goals.  For full information, please visit:


Lech Lecha Hiking & Backpacking Group Trips for Teens and Adults!

Lech Lecha specializes in gathering Jewish teens and adults for outdoor adventures! Click here to find out about day trips (including an upcoming trip to our local Bill Goat Trail!), and backpacking trips (including a week on the Appalachian Trail in Maryland!). Lots of great opportunities to get outdoors and make new friends in the Jewish community!

Get Interactive Online with Jewish Comfort Foods!

Take a spin on this virtual Lazy Susan on this table filled to the brim with Jewish foods. We can't promise that this activity won't build your appetite, but it will build your knowledge!

Click here to spin "The Big Table," brought to you by 

"Fiddler on the Roof," and Other Movie and TV Show Streams Now Available! 

Fiddler on the Roof is on Netflix now. If that is not your cup of tea, try some of our Jewish childhood favorites, like Rugrats Passover or Prince of Egypt, or use this list to find a new Jewish comedian to watch.

Looking for Opportunities to Volunteer or to Give to those in Need in  Loudoun County? Find information here! has published multiple ways to give and to volunteer to help those in need in our community. 


Click here to view opportunities!



Jewish Educational Loan Fund 

Despite the uncertainty with COVID-19, JELF is still providing interest-free loans to Jewish students. If you need financial aid for the fall school year, please apply before April 30. JELF's interest-free loans can help with a variety of costs, including tuition, fees, food, books/supplies and more. Please visit

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