B’nai Jacob Hosts MLK Events, Prayerful Walk in the Woods

Congregation B’nai Jacob, located at 75 Rimmon Road, Woodbridge, heads into the winter months with a busy and stimulating schedule.

Each Sabbath morning, Rabbi Shapiro leads a bible discussion class for 45 minutes before Shabbat services. The discussion at this Bread and Torah session explores the five Megillot and how they affect our current lives. On Monday evenings, the rabbi teaches a class on Talmud, starting at 7:30 p.m. On Friday evenings prior to services, there is a Shabbat Schmooze from 6-6:30 p.m.

On Jan. 12, Rabbi Shapiro will lead a prayerful walk in the woods starting from behind the church on the Woodbridge town center at 8:30 a.m., to be followed by the Torah service in the synagogue. On January 19 at 10 a.m. , there will be a Shir Hadash song fest followed by the customary Torah service.

The synagogue will acknowledge Martin Luther King Day with events on January 18 and 20. On Jan. 18, the B’nai Jacob Sweet Singers will join with the Valley Soul Gospel choir for a special Shabbat evening service. On Sunday, Jan. 20, there will be a showing of the film “Marshall” examining the efforts of Thurgood Marshall and a Jewish lawyer to defend an innocent black man in 1940.

For more information, go to bnaijacob.org.