Building Bridges Over Puddled Waters

Written by Malka Goldberg on . Posted in Community News

Beth Sholom Congregation and St. James Episcopal Church transform a necessary landscaping project into a community-building initiative.

Until recently, the boundary between Beth Sholom Congregation and St. James Episcopal Church in Potomac, Maryland, was obscured by pooling water along the shared property line. Now, the Interfaith Greenway bridges the physical gap to unite the two congregations.

We Need to Talk Anti-Semitism, and Not Just Internally

Written by Jason Langsner on . Posted in Community News

A young man walked out of Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac, Maryland, on Rosh Hashanah 5778.  He wore a yarmulke on his head, as did many celebrating the Jewish New Year across the District of Columbia, Virginia, and other parts of Maryland. Marking the holiday connected him with Jews around the world, but this man’s sense of joy was abruptly disrupted when a passing vehicle slowed down so the passengers could deliver their own holiday greetings. Through an opened window, they screamed two words:

Sukkot Around Town

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  1. The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) honored Maryland Governor Larry Hogan at an event held in the sukkah of Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah in Bethesda, Maryland, on Sunday, Oct. 8. The organizers recognized Hogan and his administration for their support for several issues of interest to the Jewish community. These include the allocation of millions of dollars to local Jewish social service agencies, which proudly assist Marylanders of all identities; demonstrating strong support for Israel; and advocating for funding for private school scholarships for lower-income families.
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