Multigenerational & Multifaceted

Columbia Jewish Congregation (CJC) is a welcoming, egalitarian community affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. It was founded in the late 1960’s by early Columbia, Maryland resident...

Our Synagogue

The Columbia Jewish Congregation has services every Shabbat on Friday night and Saturday morning...

CJC emphasizes diversity, inclusiveness and the warmth of community; we enthusiastically welcome...

At CJC we offer a wealth of programs that promote a sense of shared community among our members...

2014 Fall/Winter Adult Education Offerings

Come and partake of the highest mitzvah of all! Feast on the ultimate soul food…. study!
Click here for complete class descriptions, times and locations.

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A Book Talk by Arthur Allen
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 4:00pm-5:30pm
The Meeting House, 5775 Robert Oliver Pl., Columbia, MD
Typhus, the Nazi War Machine and Jewish and Polish Resistance

From wartime Poland comes a fascinating story of anti-Nazi resistance and scientific ingenuity told by Allen in his recent book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis (Norton, 2014). As today’s headlines show, even in this age of antibiotics, infectious diseases are a terrifying threat to health and life. Typhus is transmitted by lice and afflicts vulnerable populations like soldiers, and ghetto inhabitants, causing terrible symptoms and death. The disease plagued the German army on the Eastern Front. In its desperation, the Reich forced two brilliant scientists--a Christian Pole and his Jewish former student to produce typhus vaccine.
Allen’s book tells the story of how they outwitted the Nazis and protected both the flower of Polish intelligentsia and Jewish ghetto and concentration camp inmates while subverting Germany’s efforts to protect its troops. Light refreshments served. Sponsored by the Ed Padow Cultural Arts Committee . Admission is free.

Chanukah Auction and Pot Luck Dinner
Saturday, December 20, 2014, 5:30pm
at The Meeting House

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with live music, good food, latkes, dreidels and dozens of fantastic items on which to bid, both in live and silent auctions!

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
CJC will provide paper goods, beverages and delicious LATKES for the congregation! Please Click here to RSVP and sign up for the Pot Luck Dinner. If you need assistance, please contact Robin, 410-730-6044. We would appreciate your registration by DECEMBER 12, 2014.

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