Sixth & I is “giving away” a free wedding!

Graphic courtesy of wedding-invitation-ideas.com

Graphic courtesy of wedding-invitation-ideas.com

Too cool not to merit a shoutout–Sixth & I is offering a $3,500-value wedding in their gorgeous sanctuary to one lucky couple who produces a 30-second vid about why they deserve this special honor. Any level of Jewish observance is eligible (the being Jewish part is probably implied. :P)

More information is here. Check it out! Final deadline’s on August 23rd.

…one has to wonder, what’s behind Sixth & I’s choice? Are they hoping that the winner possesses the pizzas to pull something like this off? Like everyone else, Sixth & I has been swooning over that video. 😛

Either way, maybe they’ll publicize the winning vid promo to let us see what it takes to get a free wedding!

Cross-posted in part to the Examiner

Upcoming Events: July 26-August 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!

Sunday, July 26

Bone Marrow Drive
http://www.jccgw.org/upimages/Jonathan%20Flyer_Rockville.pdf

Not your Bubbe’s Sisterhood
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=178&dispDt=7/26/2009 12:00:00 PM

NextGen Local Mission: Nationals Game
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=336137

YPK Game Day
http://www.jewishfriends.org/calendar.html#0726

Monday, July 27

Screen on the Green
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/914969625?view=Detail&id=192181&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Interfaith Dialogue on Wage Theft
http://www.jufj.org/event/interfaith_dialogue_wage_theft

Tuesday, July 28

Day Laborer Justice meeting
http://www.jufj.org/event/day_laborer_justice_meeting_1

Father Patrick Desbois
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=172&dispDt=7/28/2009 7:00:00 PM

Friday, July 31

Shabbat and Schmooze
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/914969625?view=Detail&id=174501&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

B’nai Tzedek: BBQ and Barechu
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=330325

Film: “Turn Left at the End of the World”
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1218357980?view=Detail&id=111641

Saturday, August 1

Birah v’Nashirah= Beer and Song

http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=180&dispDt=8/1/2009 8:00:00 PM

Blogging for J-Fed’s Young Leadership in DC!

My blogging abode, from which I write about Jewish DC / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

My blogging abode, from which I write about Jewish DC / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

A couple of weeks ago, I was offered the wonderful opportunity to contribute to NextGen’s new blog, Young Leadership in DC. Today, my first post went live!

I’m so excited, not only to be writing more broadly for the Jewish world, but also that the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington has taken this step to chronicle their activities online. It’s a great way to bring the community together in the digital age, as well as to remind people what awesome cultural programming we have here in DC. 😀 I urge you to check back often!

For more of J-Fed online, click here for Twitter and the NextGen and DC Birthright Israel NEXT’s Facebook pages. Our Birthright alums chapter has a new Facebook fan page as well!

Personal note: I will again be out of town this weekend as I go on vacation, and will be unable to post upcoming events this Sunday. Also, allow me to wish wish this blog (and myself) a happy, informal birthday! 😀

Upcoming Events: July 12-18

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, July 12

Tikvat Israel Book Signing
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=331891

JEDCHAI JEHMS: Jewish Energy Healing Monthly Sessions
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=346488

Hunger Action at DC Central Kitchen
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/2014920017?view=Detail&id=112921

Emery Shelter Visit
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/2014920017?view=Detail&id=112501

Monday, July 13

Honor Society and Potus Project concert
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=170&dispDt=7/13/2009 11:00:00 PM

Wednesday, July 15

Guilt & Pleasure Magazine Salon
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/751266557?view=Detail&id=191341&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Security Briefing for DC Jewish Institutions
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/1956523961?view=Detail&id=102861

MOST Transitions Celebration
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?id=75&eventid=338404

Deep Excursions into Torah
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/2014920017?view=Detail&id=112382

Thursday, July 16

Tying the Knot: Pre-Marriage Workshop for Couples
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/2014920017?view=Detail&id=108781

Friday, July 17

Tikkun Leil Shabbat
http://www.jufj.org/event/tikkun_leil_shabbat_15

Saturday, July 18

Introduction to Self-Defense: Israeli Style
http://www.jewishpro.com/eventdetail.php?id=77

Stop by the DCJCC tomorrow to donate blood

Graphic courtesy of 1ClipArt.com

Graphic courtesy of 1ClipArt.com

There are still slots open at the Washington, DC Jewish Community Center’s blood drive tomorrow (Wednesday.) Time slots are 15 minutes apart, ranging from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. They’re suggesting on keeping an hour free around the appointment, but there will be sweets used as enticement! 😛

Some stats from the webpage: Every 17 seconds, someone in DC needs blood, but only 5% of the population donates. In the Jewish tradition of tzedakah, or charity, you should become part of that 5%!

Personal note: I will be out of town this weekend to visit with family, and will unfortunately not be able to post upcoming events this Sunday. I hope you have a great week!