About the BJCC
The Blacksburg Jewish Community Center was organized in the early 1970’s and moved into its permanent home in 1979. We are the New River Valley’s synagogue and center for local Jewish life. We are a lay-led, all volunteer community. We warmly welcome the participation of all local Jews of every background.
We welcome visitors! Please join us for Shabbat services or for our monthly potluck lunch or one of our other activities. Our upcoming activities can be found in our Calendar and in our newsletter, The Shofar. The sanctuary is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you require assistance.
Shabbat morning services are held every Saturday throughout the year, starting at 10 am. Once a month, we enjoy a vegetarian/dairy potluck lunch after services. Visitors are most welcome.
In addition to worship services, we provide a religious Sunday school and other activities meant to enrich Jewish life in the New River Valley.
If you’re interested in Virginia Tech Hillel, they are located at the Malcolm Rosenberg Hillel Center, 710 Tom’s Creek Road, Blacksburg, VA, 24060.
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Becoming a Member
Members of the BJCC participate in the running of the synagogue and are eligible to serve on the board and committees. Members can send their children to the Sunday School, and can participate in all social and cultural activities sponsored by the BJCC. All members vote in BJCC elections.
New members may join without payment for a complimentary first year.
Types of Membership:
Individual membership – one Jewish individual adult.
Family membership – one or more Jewish adults and any non-Jewish adults wishing to participate, and any dependents that constitute a family unit.
Individual membership – $350 per year
Family membership – $700 per year
The BJCC operates on a July 1-June 30 fiscal year. Payments may be made in installments (first installment due October 31). No one will be turned away from membership due to an inability to afford dues at any time. If your financial situation prevents full payment of dues or fees, please discuss your situation in confidence with the Treasurer.
Checks should be made out to the BJCC and sent to: BJCC Treasurer, P.O. Box 782, Blacksburg, VA 24063. Please write “For Membership” on your check’s memo line. You can also pay electronically using the payment instructions link. Please write “For membership” in the “Add a Note” field.
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BJCC Cemetery Information
There is a permanently designated Jewish Section at the Memorial Gardens of the New River Valley. Burial sites are available for purchase by BJCC members and their immediate family members, whether Jewish or not .
For information, contact the Memorial Gardens of the New River Valley at (540) 552-7800 or www.memorialgardensnrv.com.
Jews who are not members of the BJCC need to be approved by the BJCC Cemetery Committee for burial at this cemetery. Such persons, or their families, should contact the current BJCC president for referral to the committee. You can read the full text of the agreement between the BJCC and the Memorial Gardens of the New River Valley here.