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...

2nd night community passover seder

Saturday, April 4, 2015 -- 6:00pm
Come celebrate as the Rabbi and Cantor lead us through the Haggadah in telling the inspirational story of Passover! A catered Kosher dinner of either chicken, salmon or vegetarian available! All meals include matzoh ball soup, gefilte fish, potato kugel, tzimmes, and cake for dessert. Vegetarian option includes Couscous from quinoa, vegetable soup, health salad, grilled veggies, fried potatoes and onions, tossed salad and fresh fruit cup. Click here for details.Community encouraged to attend!

The jews of argentina
Sunday, April 12, 2015 -- 11:00am
CJCS/Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia
IRENE MUNSTER will present a brief introduction to the history of the Jewish community in Argentina. It will focus on several central ‘episodes’ in the history of the Jews starting with their arrival on the Wesser ship in 1889, Jewish agricultural settlements, 2nd World War and the immigrants (Jews and Nazis), Dirty War period, recent terrorist attacks (Israeli Embassy & Jewish community centre).She will also discuss the culture and education of Argentina. Irene Munster, originally from Argentina, has been working in the United States since 2004. Presently she serves as the Director of the Priddy Library at the Universities at Shady Grove (a unique and innovative partnership of nine University System of Maryland universities on one campus).  During her more than 25 years as a librarian in Buenos Aires she worked as Library Director at the Max von Buch library at the Universidad de San Andres (St. Andrews University) and as Library Director at the Seminario Rabinico Latinoamericano (Latin American Rabbinical Seminary). Her area of research is German Jewish immigration to Argentina and Latin America. Her passion is to rescue memory from oblivion. For more information call 410-730-6044.

Author nancy alexander to speak at cjc
Sunday, April 12, 2015 -- 3:30pm
The Ed Padow Cultural Arts Committee presents NANCY ALEXANDER Author of RELENTLESS
Relentless, a psychological thriller by Columbia author and psychotherapist Nancy J. Alexander, will be presented in an interactive forum. Ms. Alexander will be bringing her enthusiasm, insights and upbeat personality as she presents her path to authorship, the creation of her characters and the most prominent influences in her writing. You will hear portions of her self-recorded audiobook, get your book signed, become familiar with her short stories and pick up tidbits about her newest novel, a Middle Eastern spy thriller, Seeing Double.
Open to the public. Admission is free of charge, however we suggest you reserve a seat in advance. Light refreshments will be served. For more information and to reserve your seat please contact Robin, 410-730-6044 or robin@columbia.jewish.org.

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