On June 25, 2017, Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Virginia, held a gala banquet to celebrate retiring Executive Director Mirza Lopez. About 100 members gathered to thank Lopez for her 13 years of service.
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.
Moment in Leisure World
Culture Editor of Moment magazine Marilyn Cooper conducted a discussion in Leisure World on June 13 about Jewish authors and books. The program was sponsored by the Leisure World Center for Lifelong Learning.
Silver Spring, Maryland, teenager Ezra Mond may still be in high school, but he already has his own business. Recently, Kol HaBirah spoke with Mond, 15, to discover what inspired him to start building and selling shtenders (lecterns).
Bruce Lane (pictured right) of Bethesda, Maryland, was one of the investors present at an exclusive series of New York receptions featuring Warren Buffett in support of Israel Bonds last month. Lane is the executive vice president and managing director of The Meridian Group, a property management company.
At Yad Yehuda’s first community fundraiser, held on June 4, people came from across the Greater Washington area to learn more about this social service agency, which helps people navigate government benefits, provides loans and grants, and maintains a beautiful and well-stocked food pantry — the only kosher food pantry in the region — in Silver Spring, Maryland.
“The Coming Solar Eclipse and its Effect on Halacha” (Jewish law) was presented by Rabbis Eli Reingold and Yaakov Goodman at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington – Tiferes Gedaliah in Kemp Mill, Silver Spring, Maryland.
The latest session of the popular Brunch and Learn series, held at the home of Rafi Marizan on Sunday July 9, focused on anger. Fifteen people gathered for a text study and discussion with Rabbi Yehoshua Singer, rabbi of Am HaTorah Congregation of Bethesda, Maryland.
The Jewish War Veterans (JWV) honored British General Orde Wingate on the 73rd anniversary of his death on June 25. Wingate is credited with training the earliest leadership of the Haganah, the Jewish paramilitary organization which became the core of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) prior to Israel’s independence.
Mayor Muriel Bowser and community leaders gathered for the renaming and groundbreaking event.
It was a milestone moment for the school and for the Jewish community of Washington, D.C.
- Community Safety and Service Awards Honor Exceptional Children, Teens, and Adults in the Baltimore Community
- Shabbaton for Jews Who Are Deafblind Convenes in Baltimore
- Need Resources on the Six-Day War? There’s a Toolkit for That
- Three Icons of the Six Day War Share Their Story at FIDF Events in DC and Virginia
- The Mayberg Foundation's JEIC Provides Innovation in Jewish Education
- Jewish History Comes Alive With Rabbi Koss
- JPDS Sponsors McCain Lecture at Sixth and I Synagogue
- Charles Krieger Jewish War Veterans Post 567 Installs News Officers in Leisure World
- Grandparents Day at the Torah School
- A Final Goodbye to Eli’s