Breaking the Fast 5771

Young professionals gather around YP@AI's Break Fast table after Yom Kippur / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

G’mar Chatima Tova! Now that High Holidays are over and Sukkot is on the horizon, the DC Jewish community is back in full fall swing. Be sure to check here for upcoming events!

For the third year, I spent the day at Adas Israel. Although I didn’t get to see it, the afternoon interview featured Laurie Strongin, author of the memoir Saving Henry, which chronicled her son’s struggle with a rare heart condition. But you and I can catch her again in November at the JCC of GW Book Festival!

Earlier this week, I went to an event sponsored by Sixth & I’s youthful “Not Your Bubbe’s Sisterhood” group concerning personal journaling and how it relates to reflection on Yom Kippur. Taught by Rachel Farbiarz, who is both an artist and a writing fellow at the American Jewish World Service, it featured an honest, open discussion about how and why we chronicle our lives. The Sisterhood’s next event, in October, features a screening and discussion about Seeking Happily Ever After, a documentary investigating the growing number of single women in their thirties.

Hope we are all well rested with food in our bellies once again. 🙂 Shana tova and here’s to a sweet new year!


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