Network at the Nats

Written by Malka Goldberg on . Posted in Community News

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.

Leisure World's Jewish War Veterans Kickoff Brunch Highlights FIDF's Work With Israeli Soldiers

Written by Fred Shapiro on . Posted in Community News

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.

Jews of Charlottesville Stand Strong

Written by Rachel Kohn on . Posted in Community News

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.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game (to Support Israel)

Written by Jason Langsner on . Posted in Community News

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.

Springfield's Congregation Adat Reyim Modernizes Synagogue

Written by Rabbi Bruce Aft and Jennifer Auble on . Posted in Community News

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.

Legacy of a Heart of Gold

Written by Emma Murray on . Posted in Community News

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.