Mailing address:

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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What's Going on at Beth Chai


Beth Chai 2019-2020 Calendar at a Glance

Beth Chai Community Seder

Saturday, April 18th @ 6PM

River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda, MD 20817

Join us!  Email info@bethchai.org with any questions

To register:  Beth Chai 2020 Seder Registration

To volunteer and/or indicate what you will bring for potluck:  Sign-up Genius for Volunteers and Potluck


Saturday Havdalahs

Sept. 21

Nov. 16

Dec. 14

Jan. 18

March 14

All Havdalahs begin at 6 pm

River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Friday Night Shabbat Family Dinners

Feb. 21 (various locations in DC metro area)


Purim Celebration

March 8 at Burning Tree Elementary School, Bethesda, MD



Prospective Member Open House

Join us ANY Sunday!  Email info@bethchai.org to let us know you are coming

Burning Tree Elementary School, Bethesda, MD

(events from fall 2019)

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, Sept. 30, 2019

9:30am – 10:30am family service

10:30am – noon adult service*

*Speaker: Beth Chai President Jake Stenzler

Love Letters from My Grandfather

Followed by a Kiddush in Fellowship Hall

Kol Nidre

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019

7:30pm – 9pm*

Speaker: Maddy Ellis

Love Finds a Way - How My Son and I Escaped Thailand After a Coup


Yom Kippur

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019

9:30am – 10:30am family service

10:30am – 12:30pm adult service*

*Guest speaker: Former Charlottesville Mayor Michael Singer 

Overcoming Extremism, and Democracy's Future

6pm Break-the-Fast in the Fellowship Hall

To get High Holiday Tickets please visit our registration site. 


Sunday School and Adult Ed

Starting  Sept. 8

Sundays, 9:30am – noon

Burning Tree Elementary School

Summer Drinks and Trivia

Tuesday, Aug. 27   7 p.m.

Denizens Brewing Co. 
Silver Spring

Sukkot Celebration

Sunday, Oct. 20 


Waters Orchard Family Farm 

22711 Wildcat Road 

Germantown, Maryland 

Hear about the farm, learn about Sukkot, make crafts and

build the Sukkah. Potluck dinner. Please bring a dish. 


Hanukkah Party

Sunday, Dec. 15, 9:30am – noon

Burning Tree Elementary School


Community Work Day

Sunday, Jan. 5

A Wider Circle

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Forum

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020

Burning Tree Elementary School

9:30am – noon 

Beth Chai Auction

Saturday, March 1

10am – noon

Burning Tree Elementary School

Passover Seder

Saturday, April 18 

6 p.m.

River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation