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Beth Chai

6301 River Road

Bethesda, MD 20817

Sunday School and Adult Education usually meet at Burning Tree Elementary School, 7900 Beech Tree Rd, Bethesda

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December 27, 2019

Happy Hanukkah! We spent our last Sunday gathering of the year celebrating with our families for the festival of lights. With dreidel play, art projects, costumes and (of course) LATKES, our congregation came together in a Hannukkah party that was fun and memorable. Th...

October 16, 2019

Did you know “sukha” in Sanskrit means happiness? That was among the many discoveries Beth Chai congregants made at the recent Montgomery County Unity Walk.

The Faith Community Advisory Council leads other groups and a collection of congregations in its Unity Walk every...

October 16, 2019

Maddy Ellis shared this inspiring story at Kol Nidre services. Below are her prepared remarks:

Love Finds a Way – How my Son and I Escaped Thailand After a Coup

Like all great adventures, the story of how my oldest son, Max, and I escaped Thailand needs some context. Aft...

October 11, 2019

Michael Signer talked about the aftermath of the violent 2017 rally in Charlottesville and his work to combat extremism at Beth Chai's Yom Kippur services. 

His prepared remarks:

Thank you for having me here today.

It’s an honor to be with you. I’ve heard about...

July 15, 2019

Sunday school is already under way. The high holidays are coming. Please renew your membership and makes sure your kids are all signed up. 

The registration site can be found at https://bethchai-registration.wildapricot.org/

And please consider the Bronze, Silver, o...

More than two dozen Beth Chai members joined together for the #lightsforlibertyvigil in front of the White House, lending our voices to stop family separation and child detainment. A meaningful way to welcome Shabbat.

Photo courtesy of Alan Kotok.

July 10, 2019

Come celebrate with us. 

Beth Chai welcomes you. We are a diverse, open minded and intellectually curious congregation that enjoys the cultural and spiritual traditions of Judaism in a setting that allows members to find their own path. 

Our thriving community’s serv...

May 27, 2019

Rabbi Cohen has been meeting with members to hear about what we value and want from our Beth Chai experience. She is looking for ideas and suggestions, and also to get to know the community better. There are two more events scheduled as part of the rabbis listening tou...

May 27, 2019

In times of celebration and challenge, Beth Chai is there for you. Our new Caring Committee was established to provide compassionate support to community members.


It is there to congratulate members who've had a birth or adoption of a child or grandchild, a wedding, or...

March 24, 2019

Rabbi Deborah Bodin Cohen, who has nurtured and inspired our congregation during our recent period of transition, has been named permanent rabbi. 

We congratulate Rabbi Cohen and we are excited about her leadership as we continue to fulfill our vision for a thriving, th...

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