Upcoming Events: June 28-July 4

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, June 28

Jewish seated 30s-40s seated dating
http://www.jewishsocials.com/index.cfm?CityId=1&action=events&event_id=6084#Event6084

NextGen Local Mission with JSSA
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=333013

National Museum of American Jewish Military tribute to dad and zaidie
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=328537

Jazz, Jews and Booze annual BBQ
http://www.adasisrael.org/yp/Jazz,%20Jews,%20and%20Booze%20-%20June%2028,%202009.pdf

Monday, June 29

Gleaning Happy Hour
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/709415011?view=Detail&id=112481

Tuesday, June 30

Day Laborer Justice Meeting
http://www.jufj.org/event/day_laborer_justice_meeting_0

Wednesday, July 1

“God Grew Tired of Us” Screening
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=173&dispDt=7/1/2009 7:30:00 PM

DCJCC Blood Drive
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/709415011?view=Detail&id=112081

CPR with Rescue One
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/709415011?view=Detail&id=112161

Young Professionals Reading Between the Lines with Rabbi Teitelbaum
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/709415011?view=Detail&id=110314

Saturday, July 4: American Independence Day!

Movies with Meaning playing tomorrow in Jewish DC

Graphic courtesy of Webweavers

Graphic courtesy of Webweavers

These aren’t the sort of flicks where you can just veg out in front of the tv and turn off the brain for awhile. No, tomorrow’s movie offerings, at the DCJCC and Sixth & I respectively, feature lectures with experts and some hopefully good food. 😀 Check them out!

Yoo-Hoo Mrs. Goldberg

Ever wonder where the family sitcom came from? This film chronicles the actress, Gertrude Berg, and her character, Mrs. Goldberg. Panelists include director Aviva Kempner, Mrs. Berg’s granddaughter, Anne Schwartz, NPR correspondent Susan Stamberg, and CBS tv anchor Andrea Roane.

Encounter Point

A group of Israelis and Palestinians, all bearing personal wounds from the decades-old conflict, join together to create a movement for peace. Local Jewish and Muslim leaders will lead a discussion afterwards.

Posted in part to The Examiner

Upcoming Events: June 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!

Sunday, June 21

Not your Bubbe’s Sisterhood
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=169&dispDt=6/21/2009 12:00:00 PM

Soul Mate Meditation in Rockville
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=327921

Jewish Study Center goes to a Basketball Game
http://www.jewishstudycenter.org/classes/index.html#specialevents

Monday, June 22

Rabbi Jill Jacobs at DC Beit Midrash
http://www.jufj.org/event/rabbi_jill_jacobs_dc_beit_midrash

Weizmann Dessert Reception and Science Forum
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=327959

Chair Massage at the J
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1568088320?view=Detail&id=111881

Tuesday, June 23

PJLL Jewish Heritage class
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=191541&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_announce

“Encounter Point” viewing
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=167&dispDt=6/23/2009 7:30:00 PM

American Jewish Committee Human Relations Dinner
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=295206

Mind Games with Marc Salem
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=312843

Jews and Basketball
http://www.jewishstudycenter.org/classes/index.html#singlesession

“Yoo Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg” viewing
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/645310182?view=Detail&id=111541

Rise and Shine Bootcamp with Lisa
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1568088320?view=Detail&id=112321

Wednesday, June 24

Sacred Places of a Lifetime
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=164&dispDt=6/24/2009 7:00:00 PM

AIPAC Washington Club Briefing Series
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=230590

Introduction to Judaism class
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1568088320?view=Detail&id=110221

Thursday, June 25

Labor on the Bimah planning meeting
http://www.jufj.org/event/labor_bimah_planning_meeting

Friday, June 26

Cantor Larry Paul and Robyn Helzner Shabbat
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=73&dispDt=6/26/2009 6:45:00 PM

B’nai Tzedek Barbecue and Barchu
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=329363

Saturday, June 27

Celebrate Musical Shabbat!
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=346

Nature Hike and Picnic
http://www.jewishfriends.org/calendar.html#0627

Trivia Under the Stars is a fun-filled, night-long experience!

Young professionals chill by the pool at Capitol Skyline Hotel as part of Trivia Under the Stars / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

Young professionals chill by the pool at Capitol Skyline Hotel as part of Trivia Under the Stars / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

Full disclosure—I work for B’nai B’rith, one of the organizations (along with Sixth & I) that sponsored this trivia contest, which took place Tuesday night at Capitol Skyline Hotel. You may have seen me checking your ID as you walked in, or sitting in the back with the other judges, trying desperately to keep up with the flow of trivia rounds. 😛 My biggest regret was that I didn’t get to partake in the festivities myself!

Though there was wind and some storm clouds, the event, postponed from last week due to inclement weather, went on without a hitch. Trivia Under the Stars, commemorating a year of monthly trivia nights undertaken by these two organizations, took place poolside with over 200 young professionals in attendance. Formed into groups of seven, they competed for great prizes, for example a free night at the hotel, which overlooks the Capital building. As I understood it, Team Every Time I Read This, I Wet My Pants won for the third month running, which set a new record.

Questions were varied and creative, sometimes involving song or movie clips, sometimes involving self-explanatory multiple choice or fill-in-the-blanks, but often, one of the staff would read them aloud and keep the good vibe going. The event also featured chicken and hot dogs, a partially open bar, and a guest appearance by recent Sixth & I fixture, Chef Spike Mendelsohn. For extra credit, participants were encouraged to jump in the pool and swim laps as fast as they could.

Needless to say, this was a special kind of fun, but usual trivia nights are also enjoyable times! Read my coverage of last August’s soiree here. Next month’s event is taking place on Tuesday, July 7. Contact Renee Howard at rhoward@bnaibrith.org or Aaron Weintraub at aweintraub@sixthandi.org for more information.

Upcoming Events: June 14-20

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, June 14

Café K Gala with Yiddish Poetry
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=367

Bursting Bubbles, Bail-Outs, and Bounce-Backs: Prospects for an Economic Recovery
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=163&dispDt=6/14/2009%207:00:00%20PM

Strides to Thrive
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=224055

Panim annual benefit dinner
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=108354

YPK Summer BBQ
http://www.jewishfriends.org/calendar.html#0614

Monday, June 15

Irit Zohar: Painting in Action Exhibit opening
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=165&dispDt=6/15/2009%206:30:00%20PM

J-Fed Farewell party for Education Shaliach
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=316050

Tuesday, June 16

Rapid Responsa: What’s Next for DC Voting Rights
http://www.jufj.org/event/rapid_responsa_whats_next_dc_voting_rights

Trivia Under the Stars
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=140

U.S.-Israel relations in the Obama-Netanyahu era
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/900356892?view=Detail&id=102801

Avodah Partners in Justice annual event
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=285492

“Defamation” at Silverdocs
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=319590

Wednesday, June 17

Farewell sendoff to Israel
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/25753961?view=Detail&id=191101&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_announce

Jews United for Justice Spring 2009 membership meeting
http://www.jufj.org/event/join_jews_united_justice_our_spring_2009_membership_meeting

Adas Israel ICE breakfast
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=312117

Israeli Jazz artist Roni Ben Hurr
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=324750

“Voices from El-Sayed” at Silverdocs
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=324717

Nextbook DC presents Lucette Lagnado
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/2081419435?view=Detail&id=105641

Thursday, June 18

Rock the Law III
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=224057

“Partly Private” at Silverdocs
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=319591

Friday, June 19

Shabbat Hoppin with Rosh Pina
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/25753961?view=Detail&id=174481&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_announce

“Defamation” and “Voices from El-Sayed” play again
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=324707
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=324719

Electro Morocco and DJ Balagan caters to young adults at the Washington Jewish Music Festival

Electro Morocco performs at Station 9 / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

Electro Morocco performs at Station 9 / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

It was a night of Middle Eastern-styled ballads and Israeli hip hop Wednesday at Station 9. Dozens of young professionals, still largely donned in their work clothes, came down to U Street to hear a concert by Electro Morocco and then dance to the styles of DJ Balagan, as sponsored by J-on-Demand and Shemspeed.

It was one of the closing acts of the annual Washington Jewish Music Festival, which has been running for 10 days since Tuesday, June 2, featuring such acts as Ivri Lider, popular Israeli singer, and Miri Ben-Ari, a hip-hop violinist.

Young professionals dance to DJ Balgans beat / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

Young professionals dance to DJ Balgan's beat / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

I ended up attending with some folks from YP@AI; it was a nice way to blend interests and network with peers. I enjoyed chatting it up, though in usual modern concert style, it was hard to hear myself think! 😛 I especially liked Electro Morocco’s sultry, danceable songs, though I wish I could’ve heard more of the vocals. But we partied late into the night, or at least late by my standards, seeing as I had to Metro back to home to Silver Spring and get up early for work the next day. 😛

On an unrelated note, my thoughts and prayers are with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and slain security guard, Stephen T. Johns’ family in the wake of yesterday’s attack on the building. JCRC is holding a community vigil at the site this afternoon at 2; check it out.

Upcoming Events: June 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!

Sunday, June 7

Skin Savvy for the Summer Sun
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=323

JCRC Book Discussion
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=315071

Dupont Circle Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=318609

Israel Bonds: Ambassador Ball
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=16382

Danc’N 2 R-Tunes
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=371

Monday, June 8

Project Interchange Annual Dinner
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=297733

Tuesday, June 9-Wednesday, June 10

“Kiddush Cup” Golf Tournament
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=144255

Wednesday, June 10

Electro Morocco and DJ Balagan
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=110681

Washington Jewish Music Festival Closing Night: Miri Ben-Ari: The Hip-Hop Artist
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1683682621?view=Detail&id=110701

Wednesday, June 11-Wednesday, June 17

HAZAK Retreat
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=181259

Thursday, June 11

Summer Kickoff Party for Jewish Professionals
http://www.jewishpro.com/eventdetail.php?id=61

PJLL Jewish Adult Educators Network Meeting
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=313977

Chabad Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=254383

Feinsmith Quartet
http://www.jewishstudycenter.org/classes/index.html#specialevents

Friday, June 12

6th in the City Shabbat
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=72&dispDt=6/12/2009%206:30:00%20PM

YP@AI Shabbat
http://www.adasisrael.org/yp/YP%20Shir%20Delight%20Flyer.pdf

Saturday, June 13

Comedy for a Cause
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=185081&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_announce

Rotating Profile Singles Dinner at La Cucina D’Italia
http://www.jewishpro.com/eventdetail.php?id=96