Celebrating Mimouna at Moishe House

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A three-century-old North African Sephardic celebration known as Mimouna is now celebrated around the world with parties to mark the return to eating chametz after Pesach. On April 20, Moishe House Columbia Heights teamed up with The Israeli House and Sephardic Jews in DC to bring the tradition of Mimouna to the Greater Washington area.

Guys Night Out and Seder Summit Honors Jewish Heroes in the Community

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The annual Guys Night Out and Seder Summit event, the brainchild of Mark Eidelman held every year at Beth Sholom in Potomac, Maryland, draws over 500 professionals from all over the community to bond, network, and consume an abundance of ribs and scotch in a laid back, feel-good environment. The event is always in the days leading up to Pesach, but Beth Sholom’s Rabbi Nissan Antine says that he is stopped throughout the year at various supermarkets by people who say they recognize him from somewhere, and generally that “somewhere” is the previous Guys Night Out.

Kosher Food Pantry Opens in New Location

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(photo credit: Shlomo Kugler)SILVER SPRING (Md.) — If you have driven down University Boulevard recently, you may have noticed the new Yad Yehuda sign in front of the house next to synagogue Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim. Yad Yehuda recently moved their Capital Kosher Pantry, a project which helps ensure numerous families have food on their tables, to this new location.

Leisure World to Remember the Holocaust at Yom Hashoah Service

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The Interfaith Committee of Leisure World will commemorate the victims of the Nazis at its annual Yom Hashoah Holocaust Remembrance Service on April 26.

The U.S. Holocaust Museum will provide a speaker for the program. Due to the aging population and health condition of Holocaust survivors, the speaker will not be named until shortly before the event. In the past, residents have heard from survivors of the camps, children who were shipped to safer locations or hidden, an Albanian whose family hid Jews, and members of the U.S. military who were liberators of the concentration camps.

Congregation Beth El Hosts Aaron David Miller as Part of Israel Distinguished Speaker Series

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On Monday April 3, Congregation Beth El hosted the first lecture in their Israel Distinguished Speakers Series, sponsored by the congregation’s Am Yisrael Chai Committee. The lecture, which was open to the community, was given by Dr. Aaron David Miller, Vice President of New Initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a former Middle East analyst and negotiator at the Department of State with more than 20 years of experience in American foreign policy.