Bedford Jewish Community

Calendar for 2014

Bedford Jewish Community

Save the Date Upcoming activites...
Kristallnacht candlelight vigil Thursday, November 9, 2014 7:00 pm
Boston Jewish Film Festival Saturday, November 8, 2014 6:30 pm
Annual Hanukkah party Sunday, December 7, 2014

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

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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.

BJC Goes to the Boston Jewish Film Festival & Dinner

Get a little culture with the BJC! The annual Boston Jewish Film Festival ( ) will be held once again this fall from 11/5 11/ 17, and the BJC is planning a dinner and movie night for Saturday, November 8th. We will go see: The Hole Story: A Night with Alex Karpovsky. Alex Karpovsky, a star of the HBO series, Girls, began his career by writing, directing, and acting in this clever "mockumentary" set in the arctic winter of Brainerd, Minnesota. Karpovsky's aspiring television producer cashes in his life savings to make a series pilot about a mysterious hole in the middle of an icy lake. “Hilariously funny, but it also dares ask...why the hell are we on this earth?” Boston Phoenix. We'll see the film at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline and have dinner afterwards at Zaftigs. Carpool meets at 5:15pm, leaves at 5:30pm. See the film at 6:30pm. See the Evite for more details.

Kristallnacht Observance

All are invited to our Annual Kristallnacht Memorial Observance. As in years past Rev. Megan Lynes has organized and lead this Memorial Observance. Sunday night November 9th at 7:00 pm at The First Parish in Bedford Church (Unitarian). We will meet outside the Church at 7:00 pm for about 2030 minutes, We usually light candles and talk about what took place on the night of November 9th, 1938 in Germany and Austria. Kristallnacht, or the Night of the Broken Glass, was a pogrom against the Jews and that night over 1,000 synagogues were burned down, 91 Jews were killed and 30,000 were arrested and incarcerated in concentration camps.

Young Families Hanukkah Party

We have not yet decided on the location and activities, so I would love to hear your ideas!