Spiritual Life

One of the guiding principles of this congregation is an understanding that “one size” doesn’t fit all. The multiplicity of services on Shabbat, weekdays, and holidays provides alternative modes of worship that we hope meet the needs of most, if not all, of our congregants.

Though there is logic to wanting everyone davening together in the same space, much more strength comes when we are able to reach towards the heavens with our own voices in a setting that works for us.

Inherent in this is the empowerment of our membership, which constitutes the leadership and the “clergy” for most of these alternative services and
minyanim. We salute all those who have helped build our congregation in this way. We are proud that we have so many congregants who want to fill these roles and do so with such skill and positive energy.

Our daily minyan is there if you need to say Kaddish, and on Friday night and Saturday morning you can join us for different Shabbat services, including lay-led services and minyanim. We also offer live streaming of Saturday morning services for members and friends who are unable to attend in person, either due to difficulties or distance, to fulfill their worship needs.

Click here for a map of the Bethesda Chevy Chase Eruv. This is an eruv in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area has recently been completed.  The eruv encloses Beth El, Am Hatorah, Suburban Hospital, NIH, and a large area of Bethesda-Chevy Chase.  The eruv is maintained by the BCC Eruv Board.