FDR and the Jews, Part 2: 1939-1945



*Virtual Event* 

Friday, July 23, 2021 from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

Please join us Friday, July 23rd at 7:30 pm for the second talk in a two part series by David Saltzberg, a BJCC member. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the most important president of the 20th century. He was elected four times and confronted the Great Depression and World War II. He struggled with problems eerily similar to our day, including nativism, white nationalism, isolationism, religious prejudices, and economic insecurity. He is viewed as a highly successful president.
But was he good for the Jews? In this second session, we will explore the status of Jews in America in the 1940s and discuss Roosevelt's relationship with Jews and the Holocaust.
David Saltzberg is a practicing gastroenterologist at GBMC. He has a master’s degree in Jewish history from the Baltimore Hebrew Institute at Towson University. David has lectured on topics at the intersection of Jewish and American life, including Jewish medical ethics, Jews in sports, and a modern view of circumcision.

Please contact to get the Zoom link.

         In-Person Outdoor Picnic July 11

The BJCC will hold its first post-pandemic outdoor event when we gather in the back yard of a member's house at 5:00 PM on Sunday July 11. Fully-vaccinated members and non-members are welcome. This is a good time members to socialize with friends and for new folks to meet BJCC members.


Although we've shared food in a pot-luck spirit in the past, we think it best for everyone to bring and eat their own food this time. It seems safer. We will provide beverages and dinnerware.


In case it rains or is too hot, we will send around a cancellation email by noon on July 11. The rain date is the following weekend July 18. For information about the specific address please contact We hope to see you there.