Bedford Jewish Community

Calendar for 2017

Bedford Jewish Community

Save the Date Upcoming activites...
Introduction to Jewish Genealogy November 28th, 2017 10-11:30am
Hanukkah Party Sunday, December 3rd, 2017 4:30pm
Sunday Brunch featuring Don Kirsch January 28th, 2018 10am-12pm
Sunday Brunch with Curator of Provenance at the MFA TBA - End of March/beginning of April
Adult BBQ TBA - June, 2018

Exciting News...BJC has a FACEBOOK PAGE!!!

BJC Facebook

Rated SJ (Simply Jewish)...

We are pleased to announce that the BJC and the Caplan/Rubin family have donated the following Jewish videos to the Bedford Public Library:

Almost Peaceful ; Aviya’s Summer ; Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi ; Broken Wings ; The Cemetery Club ; I’m Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust ; Ira and Abby ; Kadosh ; Kedma ; O Jerusalem ; The Powder and the Glory ; Praying with Lior ; Sixty-six ; Sophie School: The Final Days ; Sunset Story ; Tehilim ; A Woman Called Golda ; Yossi and Jagger Barney’s Version ; The Concert ; Defamation ; Devil’s Arithmetic ; For My Father ; Howl ; I Love You Rosa ; Image Before My Eyes - A History of Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust ; Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust ; The Last Klezmer ; Leon Blum: For All Mankind ; Old Jews Telling Jokes ; Orthodox Stance ; Rashevski's Tango ; Sixty Six ; The Socalled Movie ; Tell Them Anything You Want ; The Tribe ; Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg ;

So if you would like to take a break from Downton Abbey, we invite you to check out one or more of these selections as a cultural treat for you and your family.

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

You don't have to be a celebrity to have an interesting family! Learn how to find your ancestors and tell their stories. Learn about the latest methods and resources to research your family history. The Genealogy club will host this event at the Bedford Public Library on Tuesday, November 28th from 10-11:30am.

Jessie Klein is Co-President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston and has served as a co-director of the Society’s course, Jewish Genealogy: Discover Your Family History. She has been doing family research for ten years.

Hanukkah Party

Join us for the annual Young Families Hanukkah party. This year we will celebrate the Magic of Hanukkah together, including a professional magic show, crafts and dinner. The party will be on December 3rd at 4:30 PM in the Bedford High School Cafeteria. You can email us to be added to our mailing list:

Please spread the word about this event!

Sunday Brunch featuring Don Kirsch

Come hear Don Kirsch, a BJC member, speak about his new book, The Drug Hunters. The talk will include brunch and be held from 10am – 12pm on Sunday, January 28th at the town center, the yellow building.

The Drug Hunters

Where New Medicines Actually Come From: The Surprising Inside Story

Most people believe that discovering a new drug is like designing a new smart phone or a new jet airliner. But that comparison is not even close. The discovery of new drugs does require lots of hard work and smarts, but that’s just the beginning. Lucky accidents and following results that seem to go in exactly the wrong direction are just as, if not more, important. Find out why 21st century science has yet to develop a better way to discover new disease treatments. Donald Kirsch has more than 35 years of pharmaceutical industry research experience (Squibb, Cyanamid, Wyeth, Cambria Pharmaceuticals) and currently holds an adjunct faculty appointment at Harvard Extension School. He is the author of over fifty scientific research papers, an inventor on twenty-five patents and the author of a new book, “The Drug Hunters: The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines”.

The Drug Hunters: The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines
Donald R. Kirsch and Ogi Ogas
Arcade Publishing 1st Edition

Babysitting Available, if advised 2 weeks prior to January 28, 2018
RSVP: by January 21, 2018