Network at the Nats, part of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Grand Slam Sunday event on August 27, gave Federation supporters the opportunity to unwind and connect while enjoying America’s favorite pastime.
Best-selling author Rabbi Joseph Telushkin was the featured guest speaker at the Northern Virginia Breakfast for Israel on Sunday, September 10, hosted by the Jewish National Fund (JNF). Over 400 people attended the event at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in Fairfax, catered by Medina Cuisine.
The Leisure World Jewish War Veterans Post 567 held its kickoff brunch for the new season on Sunday, September 10. Henry Rosenbaum, director of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Baltimore Chapter, introduced the featured speaker for the event, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) veteran First Sergeant Daniel Solomon. They both addressed various issues and concerns confronting Israel today and the role of the IDF in defending the country from its enemies.
From local rabbis to college students, members of Charlottesville’s Jewish community are expressing shock but also resolve following the white supremacist gathering that rocked their college town and the nation on August 11-12.
Chala, which means auntie in Arabic, is what the three Syrian children call Liana Brook-Rubin whenever she and her sons take the refugee family to the swimming pool or park.
Israel Bonds New Leadership Division in Washington, D.C., brought over 60 young professionals to Nationals Park on Sunday, July 30, to cheer for the Nats as they hosted the Colorado Rockies. Although the curly Ws didn’t get the “W” (win), the afternoon was still a huge success for another reason.
The evening of Friday, September 8, was a sacred moment in Congregation Adat Reyim’s history. After 36 years, the independent synagogue in Springfield, Virginia, underwent a major renovation of its sanctuary and front lobby. Founding members who helped construct the synagogue in 1981 joined alongside the next generation of members to ensure that Adat Reyim continues to serve the needs of its members and maintain its relevance in today’s community.
Bender JCC honors its camp counselors in special ceremony.
On May 25, 2005, Richard Andrew Helgeson died of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), just one week before his high school graduation. He was very healthy, had no symptoms, and the cause of the arrhythmia was never determined.
Who will be leading the services this year and can you provide some background about them?
“Don’t worry, I know I’m standing in front of an aron kodesh,” Elon Gold drily assured me when I asked how he plans to tone down his normally edgy comedy act for his performance in the sanctuary of Kesher Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C.
In a story that bears the stamp of the Ethics of the Fathers, the Howard County Jewish community is coming to the aid of the Abayudaya, a 2,000-member Jewish community in the east African country of Uganda facing a life-threatening state of famine.
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