One More Tuesday

Written by Sarah B. Cohen Kol HaBirah Staff on . Posted in Community News

Sixth & I celebrates the legacy of “Tuesdays with Morrie” with a special speaking engagement.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of “Tuesdays with Morrie,” Politics and Prose hosted a conversation between author Mitch Albom and broadcast journalist Ted Koppel at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, July 25. The discussion, which covered the book, Morrie, and how each affected Albom and Koppel, was followed by an open dialogue with the audience and a book signing.

Bethesda Native Experiences Israel Anew as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow

Written by Emma Murray Guest Contributor on . Posted in Community News

Ariel Gordon of Bethesda, Maryland, a 2016 graduate of Elon University, recently returned from a 10-month trip to Israel. This was not Gordon’s first time in the country, yet she described the experience as unlike any of her previous visits; it provided her with a unique type of exposure to Israeli society and culture and gave her a new understanding, and appreciation for everything that makes Israel special.

FIDF Youth Leaders Experience Israel Through Soldiers’ Eyes

Written by Malka Goldberg Community News Editor on . Posted in Community News

Nearly 60 participants joined the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Young Leadership (YL) Mission to Israel from June 30 to July 9. Throughout the mission, these FIDF leaders and supporters — from all walks of life and communities across the U.S. — demonstrated their support for the brave men and women of the IDF.

Seaboard USYers Spend Their Summer ‘On’

Written by Sasha Bloch on . Posted in Community News

For many teens, summer is a time to take a break from the fast pace of the school year. This could not be further from the truth for teens of Seaboard United Synagogue Youth (USY). This summer, teens from Seaboard USY are out in their communities and abroad engaging in Jewish learning and service.