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.
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.
On Sunday May 21 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Adas Israel will host an “afternoon of thanks and celebration” honoring teacher Doris Herman for her 44 years at the synagogue’s preschool, Gan HaYeled.
WHITE OAK (Md.) — Waking up on the Sunday morning of Lag B’Omer, we were treated to a clear blue sky after days of clouds and rain. It was apropos for the event that the White Oak, Maryland, community was about to celebrate.
BALTIMORE (Md.) — A constant goal of Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic Region is to think of new ideas to alleviate the stress and pain of our Chai children and their overwhelmed parents. With this in mind, an impressive new program was introduced. Lazy Sunday, created and directed by lead volunteer Daniella Attar, has given both our children and their parents an activity to look forward to throughout the week leading up to the event. When questioned about why she started this program, Daniella explained how important it is to help restore even a small amount of free time to these parents, while at the same time creating a fun-filled morning for the children that they would enjoy and talk about for days to come.
Some 250 people, from newborns with their mothers marking their first Mother’s Day to senior citizens got together on Sunday for a Lag B’Omer BBQ Celebration on a clear, sun-drenched day at Mitchell Park in Washington. The rare joint event sponsored by the DC Minyan, Kesher Israel, and Rosh Pina included football, Frisbee, kite-flying, and ball tosses. Some parents chose to lounge with their children and friends in the relative cleanliness of large blankets, while others looked on as some chose to be elbow deep in the mud.
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.
OLNEY (Md.) — The celebration of the dedication of a new Torah at Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah (OSTT) on May 14 drew approximately 200 people and “brought together all facets of the Jewish world,” said previous OSTT president Ben Schwartz. “Israel and the diaspora, religious and secular, grandparents and grandchildren, the living and those who are no longer with us.”
SILVER SPRING (Md.) — Known affectionately as “Felix the Barber” to many in the Kemp Mill community, Felix Nicinski has recounted his Holocaust experiences to clients over the years. The Kemp Mill community’s annual Yom HaShoah v’Hagvurah Commemoration at Young Israel Shomrai Emunah on April 23 was an opportunity for him to speak formally to many others who had not been privileged to hear him before.
Yom Ha’atzmaut was a journey to another land for students at the Leo Bernstein Jewish Academy
The line of students stretched down the hallway. Each child was dressed in blue and white. Mapal stood at the back of the line. She squinted and tried to see past the agent guarding the door. In her hand were the two keys she needed to get to Israel.
This past weekend, the National Shomrim Society, along with its local DC chapter, held its annual Kaddish service for fallen members of all Shomrim chapters at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on the National Mall in Washington. The Jewish National Fund (JNF) participated in the event and presented a special commemorative plaque in honor of those who have fallen in the line of duty.
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