Voices of Jerusalem

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When you hear the word “Jerusalem,” what do you think of? The Capital of Israel. A city that is holy to the three Monotheistic religions. A modern city — or maybe an old city. Love, fear, or hope for peace. The best place for Jewish learning and growth of all sorts of shades and colors. My initial answer to this question is: home.

Box Week at Beth Sholom Early Childhood Center

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Take an empty box and turn it upside down. Remove the cardboard from the two shorter sides. Place it on the ground, making sure there are openings on the bottom, as well as the sides. Do this over and over again, making sure each box touches another box. Continue placing boxes until there is no more space in the room. Carefully add seashells along the top of the boxes.

Truck Day at Berman Hebrew Academy

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Preschool and lower school students enjoyed beautiful weather as they explored unusual vehicles at the 20th Annual Truck Day event. The real highlight of the day is always the ice cream truck, but it was rivaled by the MedStar helicopter which touched down in the sports field — to the children’s great surprise! Thank you to all the vendors who took time out of their days to visit our students, and to Judy Mehlman for coordinating the experience!

Arts Chai-Lights 2017 at CESJDS

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On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) threw a Yom Yerushalayim extravaganza that celebrated creativity its students as well as the reunification of Jerusalem. Hundreds of student artwork was on display, and the event included student performances, guest artists and performers, and hands-on art-making booths.

Yad Yehuda to Hold First-Ever Fundraising Breakfast June 4 at YISE

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Yad Yehuda, a critical volunteer organization that provides financial, emotional, and services support for the entire Greater Washington Jewish community, will hold its first fundraising breakfast on Sunday, June 4, at 9:30 a.m. at Young Israel Shomrai Emunah (YISE). The organization’s leadership is looking forward to greeting old and new supporters to say thank you and share the important work of the organization.

Girls Yeshiva Color Run

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On Tuesday, May 18, the Yeshiva of Greater Washington Girls Division in Silver Spring, Maryland, held a Color Run as a fundraiser. The event was put together by the school’s Chesed Committee; the money raised went to the committee’s Uber account, which is used to provide transportation to and from the girls’ volunteering activities. "It was a fun and joyful experience," said Havi Schwechter, grade 7.

Politics in the Pulpit

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Don’t expect next Shabbat’s sermon to strike a strong political one-two punch, even though President Donald Trump’s new executive order directs the Internal Revenue Service not to take “adverse action” against tax-exempt religious institutions that engage in politics.

Welcome Home, Ohr HaTorah!

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SILVER SPRING (Md.) — Ohr HaTorah welcomed close to 300 people to its new home on Kersey Road over the course of Shabbat May 12-13. Some came in the for davening, some came for kiddush, and some stopped by just to take a peek inside the new building.