The Center for Israel Education (CIE) and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI) recently held the 16th annual educator workshop in Atlanta, Georgia. Participants came from communities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Panama, and among them were eight educators from the Greater Washington area.
A survey to gauge interest in a kosher Chinese restaurant at the Kemp Mill Shopping Center recently prompted a stream of emails on neighborhood listservs. These online conversations highlighted the interests and concerns of Jewish and non-Jewish residents alike when a non-kosher establishment becomes kosher in a diverse neighborhood.
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.
Back row (L to R): Ron Winson (co-Captain), Evan Schaffer, Jason Goldstein, Dan Smith, Jonathan Young, Danny Cole.
In his speech at the Endowment for Middle East Truth’s (EMET) gala dinner June 14, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer rejected the possibility of dividing Israel and the Palestinian territories into two separate states.
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.
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.
The Chesed Fund and Project Ezra sponsored a block party for the 3700 block of Clarinth Road in Baltimore on Sunday, July 23. The fun-filled event featured activities, food, music, and visits from local politicians.
A recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is being praised by some Jewish groups for increasing access to state funding and benefits for Jewish schools and synagogues.
A $25,000 matching gift from Kemp Mill philanthropists Aaron and Ahuva Orlofsky will expand the work of RespectAbility, a Washington, D.C.-based organization working to ensure children and adults with disabilities receive education, training, and employment opportunities.
JCrafts' inaugural chocolate factory workshop for adults on July 9 was a sweet success. “The Jewish Chocolate Factory — A Gastronomical Experience” was jointly hosted by Temple Beth Ami and Kol Shalom of Rockville, Maryland.
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