Upcoming Events: April 25- May 1

Shavua Tov! Below, I’ve compiled a list of Jewish events I’ve found to be going on next week. Please feel free to comment with any others, and I will add them. See you around town!

Monday, April 25-Tuesday, April 26: End of Passover

Wednesday, April 27-Thursday, April 28

AJC Global Forum
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/27/2011%2010:00:00%20AM&enddate=4/27/2011%2010:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=552209&recurrenceid=0

Wednesday, April 27

Language Access Film Screening
http://www.jufj.org/event/language_access_film_screening

Comedy: Demitri Martin
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=531&dispDt=4/27/2011%207:00:00%20PM

Hadassah—Meet Golda Meir
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/27/2011%201:00:00%20PM&enddate=4/27/2011%203:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=525728&recurrenceid=0

Avalon Theatre: Five Hours from Paris
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/27/2011%208:00:00%20PM&enddate=4/27/2011%2010:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=602605&recurrenceid=0

Lost Tribes: All Kinds of Jews
https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=c2hoZm40dmRmcDVkY2I5cWl0czZsc3Nqc2MgdW5ubHQyMzQyZTAwcWhuNGozY244ZWMwaTRAZw&ctz=America/New_York&pli=1&gsessionid=OK&sf=true&output=xml

Thursday, April 28

“Planeat” screening
http://dosomethingreel.com/films/planeat.php

Music: Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=562&dispDt=4/28/2011%207:00:00%20PM

B’nai B’rith Distinguished Humanitarian Award Dinner
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/28/2011%206:00:00%20PM&enddate=4/28/2011%2010:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=589550&recurrenceid=0

Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1

ACJ ACCESS 20/20 Weekend
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/29/2011%202:00:00%20PM&enddate=5/1/2011%202:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=585767&recurrenceid=0

Friday, April 29

Tikkun Leil Shabbat
http://www.jufj.org/event/tikkun_leil_shabbat_37

Drawing on Tradition: The Book of Esther
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=537&dispDt=4/29/2011%201:00:00%20PM

A Cappella Shabbat
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=556&dispDt=4/29/2011%207:00:00%20PM

Breakfast Meeting with the Hon. Salim Jourban of Supreme Court of Israel
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/2055516936?view=Detail&id=104701

Kol Shalom and Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin: Outside the Red Tent
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/29/2011%206:30:00%20PM&enddate=4/29/2011%207:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=601374&recurrenceid=0

B’nai Tzedek: Shabbat Dinner with Michael Chertoff
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/29/2011%207:30:00%20PM&enddate=4/29/2011%209:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=600466&recurrenceid=0

9:30 Club: Balkan Beat Box in concert
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/29/2011%2011:00:00%20PM&enddate=4/29/2011%2011:59:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=602603&recurrenceid=0

Saturday, April 30

Music: Vijay Iyer Trio
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=432&dispDt=4/30/2011%208:00:00%20PM

Kol Shalom: Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, scholar-in-residence
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/30/2011%209:15:00%20AM&enddate=4/30/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=601375&recurrenceid=0

Adas Israel: Shabbat Unplugged Family Service
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/30/2011%2010:45:00%20AM&enddate=4/30/2011%2011:15:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=605025&recurrenceid=0

Beth Chaverim: Yom Ha’Shoah Music Program
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/30/2011%207:00:00%20PM&enddate=4/30/2011%208:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=600280&recurrenceid=0

Farm Share 2011 for DCJCC and DC Minyan Members
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1316471336?view=Detail&id=123001

Farm Share 2011 for Non-Members
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1316471336?view=Detail&id=122981

Sunday, May 1-Tuesday, May 3

RAC Consultation on Conscience
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=5/1/2011%203:30:00%20PM&enddate=5/3/2011%203:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=598034&recurrenceid=0

Washington Hebrew Congregation: Al Gore gives keynote
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=5/1/2011%207:30:00%20PM&enddate=5/1/2011%208:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=599213&recurrenceid=0

Sunday, May 1: Yom Ha’Shoah

Jewish 20s/30s singles speed dating
http://www.prosinthecity.com/jewishevents.php#DC_9973

JCRC-affiliated Yom Ha’Shoah Commemorations
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/2055516936?view=Detail&id=104181
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/2055516936?view=Detail&id=104003
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/2055516936?view=Detail&id=104002

Beth Chai Open House
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=5/1/2011%209:30:00%20AM&enddate=5/1/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=606200&recurrenceid=0

Tikvat Israel: Am I My Planet’s Keeper?
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=5/1/2011%2010:00:00%20AM&enddate=5/1/2011%2011:30:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=606556&recurrenceid=0

Jewish Foundation for Group Homes: Housewarming Shower
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=5/1/2011%2010:00:00%20AM&enddate=5/1/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=587636&recurrenceid=0

National Museum of American Jewish Military History: Family Stories, Daughters, Mothers, Bubbes
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=5/1/2011%201:00:00%20PM&enddate=5/1/2011%205:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=596306&recurrenceid=0

Jewish War Veterans of USA: General Orde Wingate Memorial Ceremony
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=5/1/2011%202:30:00%20PM&enddate=5/1/2011%203:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=597920&recurrenceid=0

Arlington National Cemetery Jewish Walking Tour
http://jhsgw.org/programs/

Hunger Action DC Central Kitchen
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/350816809?view=Detail&id=127824

Screening: “Killing Kasztner” and Yom Ha’Shoah Commemoration
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/350816809?view=Detail&id=127581

Summer 2011: 3 on 3 basketball registration
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/350816809?view=Detail&id=127561

Upcoming Events: March 28-April 3

Shavua Tov! Below, I’ve compiled a list of Jewish events I’ve found to be going on next week. Please feel free to comment with any others, and I will add them. See you around town!

Monday, March 28

Evergreen Concert
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=541&dispDt=3/28/2011%208:00:00%20PM

JCCGW Adult Center for Education Spring Seminars
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/28/2011%2010:00:00%20AM&enddate=3/28/2011%2011:00:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=582083&recurrenceid=13366

Tifereth Israel: A Shuir on Climate Science
https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=b2dmdDJ1bWZhcnFxZzNhZDhocnI1Y2czZmcgdW5ubHQyMzQyZTAwcWhuNGozY244ZWMwaTRAZw&ctz=America/New_York&pli=1&gsessionid=mVtTwywHqFg3_G-kwdAXUw&sf=true&output=xml

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation: Michael O’Hanlon Speech
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/28/2011%208:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/28/2011%209:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=578207&recurrenceid=0

Tuesday, March 29

Living Wages, Healthy Communities Phone Bank
http://www.jufj.org/event/living_wages_healthy_communities_phone_bank

Workshop: How DC Government Works and How to Influence Policy
http://www.jufj.org/event/workshop_how_dc_government_works_how_influence_policy

Mean Girls All Grown Up Sisterhood Event
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=523&dispDt=3/29/2011%207:00:00%20PM

Fairfax Holocaust Proclamation
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/894052943?view=Detail&id=104642

JProDC Networking Breakfast
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/29/2011%208:30:00%20AM&enddate=3/29/2011%2010:00:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=595998&recurrenceid=0

Young Israel of Potomac: Annual Banquet Dinner
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/29/2011%206:30:00%20PM&enddate=3/29/2011%2010:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=576112&recurrenceid=0

B’nai Tzedek: Screening “A Case for Israel”
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/29/2011%207:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/29/2011%209:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=593441&recurrenceid=0

“Beaufort” Screening
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/2023963915?view=Detail&id=126802

Wednesday, March 30

The Hammer on the Rock: The Rabbinic Art of Midrash
http://www.foundjs.org/calendar.php?evntId=579

Liberating Your Seder
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=536&dispDt=3/30/2011%207:00:00%20PM

2011 Montgomery County Advocacy Day
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/894052943?view=Detail&id=104481

JCCGW: ACE Spring Seminars
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/30/2011%2010:00:00%20AM&enddate=3/30/2011%2011:00:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=582087&recurrenceid=13367

UMD: An Evening with A.B. Yehoshua
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/30/2011%204:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/30/2011%206:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=598426&recurrenceid=0

Gilhorn Center for Israel Studies: Late Summer Blues
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/30/2011%206:45:00%20PM&enddate=3/30/2011%209:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=594733&recurrenceid=0

Jubilee Jobs
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/2023963915?view=Detail&id=126922

Thursday, March 31

Jewish 35 plus Speed Dating
http://www.prosinthecity.com/jewishevents.php#DC_9807

Jewish Historical Society: Yosef Begun: Former Soviet Prisoner of Conscience
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/31/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/31/2011%201:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=596890&recurrenceid=0

UMD: Israel/Palestine: Contending Religious and Secular Discourses
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/31/2011%2012:30:00%20PM&enddate=3/31/2011%202:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=556309&recurrenceid=0

AU: “Defamation” Screening
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/31/2011%205:30:00%20PM&enddate=3/31/2011%207:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=593874&recurrenceid=0

Friday, April 1

Tikkun Leil Shabbat
http://www.jufj.org/event/tikkun_leil_shabbat_36

Washington Hebrew: “A German Life”
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/1/2011%206:00:00%20PM&enddate=4/1/2011%207:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=596900&recurrenceid=0

Silver Spring Jewish Center Shabbaton
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/1/2011%208:15:00%20PM&enddate=4/2/2011%2010:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=593407&recurrenceid=0

Morning Muscle Fitness April/May
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/2023963915?view=Detail&id=127021

Shir Delight Shabbat
http://www.adasisrael.org/upimages/downloads_yp/Shir%20Delight%20Flyer.pdf

Saturday, April 2

Power Shift 2011 Training
http://www.jufj.org/event/power_shift_2011_apply_be_facilitator

Adas Israel: L’dor Vador Shabbat
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/2/2011%206:00:00%20PM&enddate=4/2/2011%208:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=563411&recurrenceid=13017

Kol HaOlam: Jewish A Capella Competition
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/2/2011%208:30:00%20PM&enddate=4/2/2011%2010:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=596402&recurrenceid=0

Sunday, April 3

Bikkur Cholim Eldercare
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/3/2011%209:30:00%20AM&enddate=4/3/2011%2011:30:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=599300&recurrenceid=0

Magen David: Sephardic Cooking Classes
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/3/2011%2010:00:00%20AM&enddate=4/3/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=572866&recurrenceid=0

Jewish Primary Day School: Expressing the Difficult Through Art
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/3/2011%2010:30:00%20AM&enddate=4/3/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=599299&recurrenceid=0

Washington Hebrew: “The Szyk Haggadah”
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/3/2011%2010:30:00%20AM&enddate=4/3/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=596896&recurrenceid=0

Gesher Jewish Day School Community Family Fun Day
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/3/2011%201:00:00%20PM&enddate=4/3/2011%204:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=519803&recurrenceid=0

Chesapeake Jewish Reconstructionist Federation Annual Celebration
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/3/2011%204:00:00%20PM&enddate=4/3/2011%207:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=525271&recurrenceid=0

Billie Holiday Tribute Featuring Yaala Ballin
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/3/2011%208:00:00%20PM&enddate=4/3/2011%2011:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=591542&recurrenceid=0

Spring/Summer Co-Ed Softball League
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/289005972?view=Detail&id=127101

Celebrate Purim in 5771!

Graphic Courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics

Graphic Courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics

Purim starts next weekend, a festive holiday of rejoicing, yet again, in the fact that we (the Jews) have survived an attempt at persecution. Though not as noticeable to the outside world as, say, Chanukah, it is definitely as fun—allowing people of all ages to dress up, eat special sweets, and wave noisemakers called groggers as the Megillah (book of Esther) is read out enthusiastically.

…but you don’t have to wait until the 14th of Adar to dress up as your favorite Biblical character (or maybe you do :P) Enjoy these local offerings of Purim-related festivities to get you in the mood!

Note: An old favorite of mine, the Jewish Study Center’s the Latke-Hamentasch debate, took place this Wednesday. I didn’t attend, but I have a feeling that the latkes won out as usual. *bites off a corner of her hamentasch and sulks* :P

Sunday, March 13

Purim Carnivals
Adat Reyim

Wednesday, March 16

Hamentaschen Baking
7 pm
Join DCJCC’s Jean Graubart in making this signature Purim treat (and so much better than latkes. :P)
$7 for members, $10 for non-members

Friday, March 18

Moishe House DC Purim Party
RSVP to njkaresh@gmail.com for this young adult friendly event. Check out last year’s photos of hamentaschen making!
Free

Shabbat Around the World-Purim!
6:30 pm
Hope all families with young kids got tickets to this Sixth & I Persian dinner followed by storyteller Noa Baum leading kids in a Purim schpiel!
Sold out

Saturday, March 19

Purim Celebration
7 pm
Jews United for Justice heralds in the story of Shushan with a traditional service and Megillah reading at the Church of Pilgrims.
Free

Kehilat Shalom Purim Celebration
7:30 pm
Featuring a Megillah reading, costume party, and special silent auction!
Free

Adas Israel Purim Services and Spiel
8:30 pm
Adas Israel rolls out big guns with a spiel written by David Smolar, and special guests FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, and CBS News correspondent Dan Raviv.
Free

Purim Unplugged
8:45 pm
Sixth & I and DC Minyan team up for a traditional Megillah reading and after party! Bring some mishloach manot (Purim baskets) to be donated to a local food bank.
Free

Purim Party at MesorahDC
8:45 pm
It’s a full house at Sixth & I as MesorahDC also convenes for a Megillah reading, and after party with live music by the Mountain Boys!
Free

Masquerade & Mischief Purim Party
9 pm
DCJCC’s GLOE throws their signature bash, featuring a special appearance by the DC Cowboys, an open bar, and, from my experience, some of the best costumes of the night!
$20 for members/under 25s/limited income, $25 regular price

Purim Masquerade Ball
9 pm
WHC 2339 parties at the City Tavern Club with a masked ball for young professionals. Admission includes a free drink, hors d’oeuvres, and hamentaschen! :P
$32 members, $40 non-members

Kesher Israel Purim Spiel
9:30 pm
Kesher Israel, the only synagogue located in the heart of Georgetown, hosts its annual spiel, preceded by a children’s costume contest (9 pm.) Click above for past performances!
Free

YP Wine and Cheesentaschen
10 pm
Traditionally the most popular Purim hangout for young professionals, YP@AI gives you cheese, wine, and plenty of socialization!
$5 for members, $10 for non-members

Sunday, March 20

Purim Celebration for Children and Adults
9:30 am
The Jewish Primary Day School celebrates with a costume parade, Israeli dancing, and the story of Esther!
Free

Purim Around the World
1:30 pm
Celebrate a kid-friendly globe-trotting Purim theme at JCCGW with the sand dunes of the Sahara Dessert, ice fishing in Antarctica an Australian-themed kangaroo race and more!
$10 per family of 4/$15 per family of 5 and up

Rock’n’Roll Purim Party with Reb David
Am Kolel celebrates Purim with a Middle Eastern veggie pot-luck at Garrett Park Town Hall.
Free

Purim Carnivals
Temple Emanuel

Upcoming Events: February 21-27

Shavua Tov! Below, I’ve compiled a list of Jewish events I’ve found to be going on next week. Please feel free to comment with any others, and I will add them. See you around town!

Monday, February 21

Interfaith Couples Club
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=481&dispDt=2/21/2011%207:00:00%20PM

Capital Camps: From Kabbalah to the Big Bang
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/20/2011%2011:30:00%20AM&enddate=2/21/2011%2011:30:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=573113&recurrenceid=0

UMD: Natural Science as a Religious Imperative
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/21/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/21/2011%202:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=585712&recurrenceid=0

Tuesday, February 22

Heschel: A Modern Prophet and his Interpretation of Biblical Prophets
http://www.foundjs.org/calendar.php?evntId=563

UMD: Isaiah’s Interpretive Revolution
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/22/2011%203:30:00%20PM&enddate=2/22/2011%205:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=585713&recurrenceid=0

UMD: Tony Kushner
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/22/2011%203:30:00%20PM&enddate=2/22/2011%205:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=584367&recurrenceid=0

Silver Spring Jewish Center: Ecology, Judaism and the State of Israel
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/22/2011%208:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/22/2011%209:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=583131&recurrenceid=0

Off the Wall: Salin Balci
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1956650287?view=Detail&id=126782

Wednesday, February 23

“Precious Life” screening
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/1388481610?view=Detail&id=210711&whence=http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/PageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

AU: Jewish Documentary Film Series
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/23/2011%207:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/23/2011%2010:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=576128&recurrenceid=0

Books to Prisons
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1956650287?view=Detail&id=126747

Thursday, February 24

FUN in FUNDRAISING Happy Hour
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/1388481610?view=Detail&id=210744&whence=http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/PageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

The Low Anthem
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=491&dispDt=2/24/2011%208:00:00%20PM

UMD: The Israeli Bedouin
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/24/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/24/2011%201:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=556307&recurrenceid=0

Georgetown: Yiddish-Ladino Languages Panel
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/24/2011%206:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/24/2011%207:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=583448&recurrenceid=0

UMD: Yossi and Jager
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/24/2011%206:45:00%20PM&enddate=2/24/2011%209:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=581713&recurrenceid=0

AU: Nazi War Criminals
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/24/2011%207:30:00%20PM&enddate=2/24/2011%209:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=581877&recurrenceid=0

Tikvat Israel: Israeli Folk Dance
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/24/2011%207:30:00%20PM&enddate=2/24/2011%2011:59:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=470961&recurrenceid=11060

Info Gathering for GesherCity Argentina and Cuba trips
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1956650287?view=Detail&id=126861

Gershom Gorenberg: The Second Israeli Republic
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1956650287?view=Detail&id=126661

Friday, February 25

Shabbat Hoppin with DC Minyan
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/1388481610?view=Detail&id=210601&whence=http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/PageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Downtown Shabbat with Larry Paul and Robyn Helzner
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=526&dispDt=2/25/2011%206:45:00%20PM

Virginia Weekly Legislative Update
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/2056557704?view=Detail&id=104448&whence=http://www.jcouncil.org/site/PageServer

Saturday, February 26-Tuesday, February 28

J Street National Conference: Giving Voice to Our Values
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/26/2011%207:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/1/2011%203:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=582177&recurrenceid=0

Saturday, February 26

Jewish 20s/30s Speed Dating
http://www.prosinthecity.com/jewishevents.php#DC_9692

Michael Showalter
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=494&dispDt=2/26/2011%207:30:00%20PM

Gregory Alan Isakov
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=514&dispDt=2/26/2011%209:00:00%20PM

Har Shalom: Lessons from our Mothers
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/26/2011%209:15:00%20AM&enddate=2/26/2011%209:45:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=576120&recurrenceid=0

Adas Israel: Shabbat Unplugged
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/26/2011%2010:00:00%20AM&enddate=2/26/2011%2010:30:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=583591&recurrenceid=0

Adat Reyim: Tot Shabbat
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/26/2011%2010:00:00%20AM&enddate=2/26/2011%2011:00:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=552325&recurrenceid=12789

Tikvat Israel: Teen Shabbat
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/26/2011%2010:15:00%20AM&enddate=2/26/2011%2012:15:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=566377&recurrenceid=0

Shaare Torah: Tot Service
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/26/2011%2010:15:00%20AM&enddate=2/26/2011%2010:45:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=432205&recurrenceid=9371

Beth El: Shabbat Nitzanim
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/26/2011%2010:30:00%20AM&enddate=2/26/2011%2011:00:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=384147&recurrenceid=9375

J-Fed Hadassah: Family Bingo Night
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/26/2011%206:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/26/2011%2010:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=573918&recurrenceid=0

Parents Night/Auction Bidding
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1956650287?view=Detail&id=126962

Sunday, February 27

Ga-Ga/Striker
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=414

Israel Advocacy: Shaping the Debate
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/2056557704?view=Detail&id=104342&whence=http://www.jcouncil.org/site/PageServer

UMD: A Capella Concert with Zemer Chai and Kol Sasson
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/27/2011%204:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/27/2011%206:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=576954&recurrenceid=0

Torah School of Greater Washington: Chinese Auction
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/27/2011%206:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/27/2011%209:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=500206&recurrenceid=0

Kesher Israel Centennial: Orthodoxy at a Turning Point
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/27/2011%207:30:00%20PM&enddate=2/27/2011%209:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=578203&recurrenceid=0

The Admission screening
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1956650287?view=Detail&id=126510

Upcoming Events: February 7-13

Shavua Tov! Below, I’ve compiled a list of Jewish events I’ve found to be going on next week. Please feel free to comment with any others, and I will add them. See you around town!

Monday, February 7

Interfaith Couples Community
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=481&dispDt=2/7/2011%207:00:00%20PM

Vinyasa Yoga Winter 2011
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1623303507?view=Detail&id=126562

Tuesday, February 8

Srugim Season 2 Viewing
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/307532010?view=Detail&id=210642&whence=http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/PageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

On the Eve of Destruction: Jewish Life in Germany Before Hitler
http://www.foundjs.org/calendar.php?evntId=572

Annapolis Advocacy Day and Legislative Reception
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/1195965287?view=Detail&id=103581&whence=http://www.jcouncil.org/site/PageServer

Amram Scholar Series: Prof. Jacques Berlinerblau on Philip Roth
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/8/2011%207:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/8/2011%209:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=576746&recurrenceid=13289

Exodus II: Revelation and Revolution
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/8/2011%207:30:00%20PM&enddate=2/8/2011%209:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=563290&recurrenceid=13027

GLOE Salsa Dance Class
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1623303507?view=Detail&id=126608

Parenting Center Babywearing Class
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1623303507?view=Detail&id=126682

Wednesday, February 9

Responsa Relating to the Conversos
http://www.foundjs.org/calendar.php?evntId=582

Israel on Campus: Stephen Kuperberg
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/1195965287?view=Detail&id=104401&whence=http://www.jcouncil.org/site/PageServer

Temple Emanuel: How Jews Read the Bible
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/9/2011%208:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/9/2011%209:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=534775&recurrenceid=0

Annual Latke/Hamentasch Debate
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/9/2011%207:30:00%20PM&enddate=2/9/2011%209:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=576783&recurrenceid=0

Translation as Commentary: Comparing English Versions of the Bible
https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=MDVtNmhpZWE1YWRyZXF0dmsxM2YyOGFrbW9fMjAxMTAyMTBUMDEzMDAwWiB1bm5sdDIzNDJlMDBxaG40ajNjbjhlYzBpNEBn&ctz=America/New_York&gsessionid=OK&sf=true&output=xml

In the Family Film Screening and Discussion
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1623303507?view=Detail&id=126721

Spiritual Autobiography Workshop
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1623303507?view=Detail&id=126366

Thursday, February 10

A Yiddish Winterreise: Elegy for a Vanished World
http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEvent&event=RLPMC

Commandedness: Finding Purpose from the Past
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=518&dispDt=2/10/2011%207:00:00%20PM

Northern Virginia’s $365 Women’s Desert Reception
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/10/2011%207:30:00%20PM&enddate=2/10/2011%209:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=485672&recurrenceid=0

Jubilee Jobs
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1623303507?view=Detail&id=126745

Friday, February 11-Saturday, February 12

Am Kolel: A Shabbat With Special Spice
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/11/2011%206:30:00%20PM&enddate=2/12/2011%204:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=580598&recurrenceid=0

Friday, February 11

6th in the City Shabbat
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=517&dispDt=2/11/2011%206:30:00%20PM

Virginia Legislative Update
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/1195965287?view=Detail&id=104447&whence=http://www.jcouncil.org/site/PageServer

Tikvat Israel: Kabbalat Shabbat with Instruments
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/11/2011%206:30:00%20PM&enddate=2/11/2011%207:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=566443&recurrenceid=0

Machar: Shabbat Service and Meaningful Personal Artifact Night
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/11/2011%207:30:00%20PM&enddate=2/11/2011%209:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=578206&recurrenceid=0

WHC 2339: Shabbat Dinner with Michael Rosen
http://febshabbat2011.eventbrite.com/

Saturday, February 12-Sunday, February 13

Yachad’s Our City Film Festival
http://www.yachad-dc.org/Home.shtml

Saturday, February 12

Torah Tot Yoga Shabbat
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=265&dispDt=2/12/2011%2010:00:00%20AM

David Wax Museum
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=502&dispDt=2/12/2011%208:00:00%20PM

Adas Israel: Four Corners Shabbat
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/12/2011%209:30:00%20AM&enddate=2/12/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=579282&recurrenceid=0

Beth El: Shabbat Nitzanim Services
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/12/2011%2010:30:00%20AM&enddate=2/12/2011%2011:00:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=384022&recurrenceid=9373

Beth Emeth: Havdalah and Hot Chocolate
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/12/2011%206:30:00%20PM&enddate=2/12/2011%209:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=577330&recurrenceid=0

Sunday, February 13

Profile Singles Dinner at Royal Dragon
http://www.jewishpro.com/eventdetail.php?id=74

20s/30s Seated Jewish Singles Dating at Chi Cha Lounge
http://www.prosinthecity.com/jewishevents.php#DC_9691

Sixth & I Running Club
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=511&dispDt=2/13/2011%2010:00:00%20AM

Temple Emanuel: Brunch with Author Michael Rosen
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/13/2011%209:15:00%20AM&enddate=2/13/2011%2011:30:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=560989&recurrenceid=0

Jewish Primary Day School: Darwin Day—Beyond the Bare Bones: What Human Evolution Means to You
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/13/2011%209:30:00%20AM&enddate=2/13/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=578208&recurrenceid=0

Adas Israel: Grandparenting Interfaith Grandchildren
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/13/2011%209:30:00%20AM&enddate=2/13/2011%2010:45:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=579281&recurrenceid=0

B’nai Tzedek: Who Wrote the Bible
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/13/2011%209:30:00%20AM&enddate=2/13/2011%2010:45:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=576596&recurrenceid=13283

Israel Shomrei Emunah Annual Banquet
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/13/2011%206:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/13/2011%2010:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=543333&recurrenceid=0

Emery Shelter Visit
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1623303507?view=Detail&id=126744

Cruising DC on Purim for the religious action!

Chag Sameach/Happy Holidays! The festive holiday of Purim just ended. Sure, it’s famed for the old Jewish adage “they tried to kill us; they didn’t succeed; let’s eat,” but Purim itself is a very silly holiday, arguably the silliest of Jewish holidays, where religious leaders dress up in costume and lead services to popular theme songs, where performers mock Bible stories (really, the story of Esther) right in front of the congregation, and everyone is encouraged to drink until they can’t tell the difference between “blessed is Mordecai [good guy]” and “cursed is Haman [bad guy]” (accompanied by groggers and loud booooos!)

And have I mentioned the hamentaschen? :P

But here’s a real Purim gift for all of you—a slideshow of four Purim parties! Featuring JSC’s famed Latke/Hamentaschen Debate, YP@AI’s Wine & Cheesentaschen, Sixth & I and DC Minyan’s Purim Unplugged, and finally, GLOE’s Purim Masquerade.

While you gentiles were going through an ordinary day, come see what the DC Jews were up to. ;) Enjoy!

Click here for the slideshow!

Celebrate Purim in 5770!

Graphic Courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics

Graphic Courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics

Purim starts this weekend, a festive holiday of rejoicing, yet again, in the fact that we (the Jews) have survived an attempt at persecution. Though not as noticeable to the outside world as, say, Chanukah, it is definitely as fun—allowing people of all ages to dress up, eat special sweets, and wave noisemakers called groggers as the Megillah (book of Esther) is read out enthusiastically.

…but you don’t have to wait until the 14th of Adar to dress up as your favorite Biblical character (or maybe you do :P) Enjoy these local offerings of Purim-related festivities to get you in the mood!

Friday, February 26

Fiddler on the Roof Purim!
7:30 PM
Come to Temple Emmanuel for a broadway-driven spiel! Also features choral insertions by adult and junior choirs, Kol Zimrah and Kol Ruach.

Saturday, February 27

Wine & Cheesentaschen
6:45 PM
Always one of the biggest events of the year, join YP@AI for some schmoozing and nosh before the Megillah reading.

Tikkun Leil Purim
7:30 PM
Jews United for Justice heads to Church of the Pilgrims for Purim festivities. Kids on the Block, Inc. will use puppetry to teach children about disabilities; bring goodie bags of mishloach manot!

Purim-Fest: Esther’s Night on Broadway
7 PM
Beth Shalom Congregation’s Silly Symphony presents this spiel!

Congregation Sha’are Shalom Purim
7 PM
For a traditional Megillah reading, head to this event.

Purim Unplugged
8:15 PM
Join Sixth & I and DC Minyan for a spiel followed by an after party at Bar Louie in Chinatown.

Masquerade and Mischief Purim Party
9 PM
The DC Cowboys and Ricki Wilchins join GLOE for some adult-themed Purim partying.

Purim Masquerade Ball
9 PM
Don costumes or black ties and masks for this night in Georgetown with Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Sunday, February 28

Purim Carnivals!
B’nai Tzedek
Kehilat Shalom
Beth Emeth
Tikvat Israel
Adas Israel

Purim Seudah
3 PM
Join the Magen David Sephardic Congregation for this meal to end Purim.

Purim Pulse
5:30 PM
High schoolers can enjoy this Purim party at Adat Reyim!

Upcoming Events: March 8-14

Shavua Tov! Below, I’ve compiled a list of Jewish events I’ve found to be going on next week. Please feel free to comment with any others, and I will add them. See you around town!

Sunday, March 8

JCC of GW Purim Carnival
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=297

Purim Carnival with Jewish Professionals
http://www.jewishpro.com/eventdetail.php?id=52

B’nai Tzedek Purim Carnival
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=274950

The World of Sefardic Judaism
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=275647

Shushan Purim Street Festival
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=108181

Monday, March 9

Purim with Tikkun Leil Shabbat
http://www.jufj.org/event/purim_celebration_tikkun_leil_shabbat

Purim Unplugged
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=98&dispDt=3/9/2009%207:00:00%20PM

Purim Tot Purim Service
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=275019

Wine and Cheesentashen
http://www.adasisrael.org/yp/YP@AI Purim Wine & Cheesentaschen.pdf

Wednesday, March 11

JCC of GW Character Dinner
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=326

Challenging Conversations with Dr. Erica Brown
http://www.pjll.org/aktivitet.php?id=252&time=319

Dr. Sheila Jelen at Temple Emmanuel Jewish Lecture Series
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=273185

An Invitation to Include
http://www.jewishstudycenter.org/classes/index.htm#11

Yoga for All
http://www.jewishstudycenter.org/classes/index.htm#20

GLOE Mah Jongg
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/926586468?view=Detail&id=107241

Thursday, March 12

Michael Walzer’s Exodus and Revolution
http://www.jufj.org/event/four_part_series_michael_walzers_exodus_and_revolution

Federation Technology Scotch Tasting Event
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=265445

Rapid Responsa: from Meyer Lansky to Bernard Madoff
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1127169049?view=Detail&id=107521

Friday, March 13

6th in the City Shabbat
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=72&dispDt=3/13/2009%206:30:00%20PM

Saturday, March 14

Fine Wine Tasting at Congregation Or Chadash
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=273213

Theatre J Presents Benedictus
http://washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/theater-j/on-stage/08-09-season/benedictus/tj-benedictus.html

Purim Masquerade Ball
http://www.whctemple.org/2239.htm

Party for Purim 5769!

Graphic Courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics

Graphic Courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics

We’re 15 days away from Purim, a festive holiday of rejoicing, yet again, in the fact that we (the Jews) have survived an attempt at persecution. Though not as noticeable to the outside world as, say, Chanukah, it is definitely as fun—allowing people of all ages to dress up, eat special sweets, and wave noisemakers called groggers as the Megillah (book of Esther) is read out enthusiastically.

…but you don’t have to wait til March 9/14 Adar to dress up as your favorite Biblical character (or maybe you do :P) But in the meantime, enjoy these local offerings of Purim-related festivities to get you in the mood!

Holiday Highlights: Purim Class
Thursday, February 26, 7 p.m., Sixth & I

Brush up on your Purim basics at this young professional event (free with food! :P) Co-sponsored by The Jewish Federation’s NextGen and the DC Chapter of Taglit-Birthright Israel NEXT.

Pre-Purim Holiday Classics
Tuesday, March 3, 7 p.m., Sixth & I

Like with Queen Esther/Hadassah of Persia, sometimes, the Jewish connection is hard to find. :P Which is why this Jewish Study Center class will focus on comedy TV from the ’50s and ’60s and ask the question, Where’s the Jewiness here?

Latke/Hamentaschen Debate
Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m., The Jewish Study Center

Two ethnically Jewish foods. Only one can be favorite! Which do you think it will be? Stay tuned to this lively debate.

Return of Masquerade and Mischief Purim Party
Saturday, March 7, 9 p.m., DCJCC’s GLOE

Enjoy a “gender-bending” masquerade with frivolity, flirting, and fun!

LGBT Family Purim Brunch
Sunday, March 8, 10 a.m., DCJCC’s GLOE

…or, for the more family-oriented, enjoy an earlier meal with costumes and other kid-friendly festivities to follow.

Purim Party with Hamentaschen at Champions Nightclub

Sunday, March 8, 7 p.m. Jewish Professionals Network

The best holidays herald in the parties, and JPN promises a slew of young professionals to meet, greet, and celebrate with.

Wine and Cheesentaschen
Monday, March 9, 6:30 p.m., YP@AI

Perhaps the most famous of YP@AI’s annual events—stop on by before the Megillah Reading(s)!

Purim Unplugged: Megillah Reading, Spiel, and Festivities!
Monday, March 9, 7 p.m., Sixth & I

It’s the whole Megillah—costumes, celebration, and recounting the tale of this festive holiday! Children encouraged. Co-sponsored with DC Minyan.

Purim Party!
Sunday, March 15, 2 pm, Young Professionals Kesher

Perhaps a little behind the curb, but in case you’re not sick of costumes and hamentaschen (and something’s wrong with you if you are) stop on by this final party!

Crossposted in part to The Examiner