Upcoming Events: November 22-28

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, November 22

NoVa State Legislator’s Reception
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/425846447?view=Detail&id=103941&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jcouncil.org%2Fsite%2FPageServer

Strength and Stretch
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1239042686?view=Detail&id=126041

Everything but the Turkey: Monday
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1239042686?view=Detail&id=125783

Shoshana Bean in Concert
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1239042686?view=Detail&id=125561

Tuesday, November 23

Gesher Jewish Day School Grandparent/VIP Day
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/23/2010 9:00:00 AM&enddate=11/23/2010 3:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=503159&recurrenceid=0

Preschool Thanksgiving Luncheon
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1239042686?view=Detail&id=125186

Wednesday, November 24

Everything but the Turkey: Wednesday
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1239042686?view=Detail&id=125862

Thursday, November 25: Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 26

Downtown Shabbat with Larry Paul and Robyn Helzner
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=462&dispDt=11/26/2010 6:45:00 PM

Saturday, November 27

Adat Reyim Tot Shabbat
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/27/2010 10:00:00 AM&enddate=11/27/2010 11:00:00 AM&id=75&eventid=552308&recurrenceid=12789

Shaare Torah Tot Shabbat
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/27/2010 10:15:00 AM&enddate=11/27/2010 10:45:00 AM&id=75&eventid=432226&recurrenceid=10400

Beth El Shabbat Nitzanim Services
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/27/2010 10:30:00 AM&enddate=11/27/2010 11:00:00 AM&id=75&eventid=384144&recurrenceid=9375

Thanksgiving 2010: Events Around Jewish DC

Graphic courtesy of Weavers Free Clip Art

Graphic courtesy of Weaver's Clip Art

It’s that time of year again, when red and brown leaves fall from trees, friends and relatives make plans for road trips or plane rides, and Turkey, rolls and cranberry sauce are suddenly in short supply at the grocery store. Thanksgiving is less than a week away!

Though primarily a family holiday, there’s plenty of ways that the community can come together to commemorate the spirit of this American tradition. Check out what the DC Jewish community is up to!

YP@AI Bakes for Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 21, 2 pm
A baking pro offers tips to make three Thanksgiving-friendly dessert recipes!

Everything but the Turkey (1 and 2)
Monday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 24, 6:30 pm
The DCJCC’s annual event to prepare and serve food to DC’s homeless community.

Gobble, gobble! 😛

Upcoming Events: November 15-21

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, November 14-Sunday, November 21

JCCGW Jewish Folk Art Festival
http://jewishfolkartsfestival.com/index.php

Monday, November 15

6th in the City Running Club
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=458&dispDt=11/15/2010 6:30:00 PM

Parent/Infant Play Date
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/15/2010 9:30:00 AM&enddate=11/15/2010 10:00:00 AM&id=75&eventid=535952&recurrenceid=12414

16th Annual ADL Concert Against Hate
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/15/2010 6:00:00 PM&enddate=11/15/2010 8:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=428007&recurrenceid=0

Har Shalom: Celebrate Calm
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/15/2010 7:00:00 PM&enddate=11/15/2010 9:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=548452&recurrenceid=0

Tifereth Israel: Kosher Cooking with Spice
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/15/2010 7:00:00 PM&enddate=11/15/2010 8:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=550877&recurrenceid=0

Tifereth Israel: American Islam and Pluralism
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/15/2010 7:00:00 PM&enddate=11/15/2010 8:15:00 PM&id=75&eventid=536453&recurrenceid=12448

The Fate of Holocaust Memories with Chaya Roth and Ari Roth
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/170892876?view=Detail&id=125082

Discussion Group for Grandparents with Interfaith Grandchildren
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/170892876?view=Detail&id=125821

Tuesday, November 16

“Vision of Israel” Photography Contest
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/1284088576?view=Detail&id=209194&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Basilica: Interfaith Concert
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/16/2010 7:30:00 PM&enddate=11/16/2010 9:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=550770&recurrenceid=0

American University: Jewish Influence on American Politics
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/16/2010 7:30:00 PM&enddate=11/16/2010 9:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=549841&recurrenceid=0

Wednesday, November 17

JCCGW Preschool Open House
http://jccgw.org/template.php?section=GG

Interfaith Couples
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=459&dispDt=11/17/2010 7:00:00 PM

Salman Rushdie
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=419&dispDt=11/17/2010 7:00:00 PM

Jewish Culture and Antisemitism in Ukraine
https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=YWdkOXVoaTR2YmtqNmpqY2NoZzMwZWo3OGMgdW5ubHQyMzQyZTAwcWhuNGozY244ZWMwaTRAZw&ctz=America/New_York&gsessionid=OK

Jubilee Jobs
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/170892876?view=Detail&id=125781

Knitting for the Needy
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/170892876?view=Detail&id=125742

Thursday, November 18

The ARC Ensemble of Toronto with Special Guest Robert Pomakov
http://promusicahebraica.org/ic_7.html

Sixth&I/BBI Trivia Night
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=466&dispDt=11/18/2010 7:00:00 PM

Parents of Pischers
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=420&dispDt=11/18/2010 7:00:00 PM

Adas Peoples’ Thanksgiving Project
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/18/2010 9:00:00 AM&enddate=11/18/2010 2:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=548603&recurrenceid=0

UMD: Capitalism and the Jews
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/18/2010 12:30:00 PM&enddate=11/18/2010 1:45:00 PM&id=75&eventid=543658&recurrenceid=0

UMD: Matisyahu in Concert
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/18/2010 8:00:00 PM&enddate=11/18/2010 10:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=550093&recurrenceid=0

Friday, November 19

Friday Night Services with MesorahDC
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=421&dispDt=11/19/2010 6:30:00 PM

B’nai Tzedek: Shabbat Yeladim Service and Italian Dinner
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/19/2010 5:15:00 PM&enddate=11/19/2010 6:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=512491&recurrenceid=0

Temple Emanuel: Global Mitzvah Shabbat
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/19/2010 8:00:00 PM&enddate=11/19/2010 9:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=543319&recurrenceid=0

Saturday, November 20

Saturday Morning Services with MesorahDC
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=422&dispDt=11/20/2010 9:30:00 AM

Torah Tot Shabbat
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=265&dispDt=11/20/2010 10:00:00 AM

2010 Dinner of Champions
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=566

Bethesda Jewish Congregation Blood Drive
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/20/2010 9:00:00 AM&enddate=11/20/2010 1:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=549804&recurrenceid=0

JCCNV Gala
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/20/2010 7:00:00 PM&enddate=11/20/2010 11:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=427614&recurrenceid=0

Congregation Beth El Gala
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/20/2010 8:00:00 PM&enddate=11/20/2010 10:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=472808&recurrenceid=0

Sunday, November 21

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Tour
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=95&dispDt=11/21/2010 12:00:00 PM

Avrom Bendavid-Val
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=417&dispDt=11/21/2010 5:00:00 PM

Temple Sinai: Chanukah Mart
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/21/2010 8:30:00 AM&enddate=11/21/2010 1:45:00 PM&id=75&eventid=540468&recurrenceid=0

Ner Shalom Holiday Bazaar
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/21/2010 9:30:00 AM&enddate=11/21/2010 12:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=549974&recurrenceid=0

Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse 10th Anniversary Celebration
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/21/2010 6:30:00 PM&enddate=11/21/2010 9:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=511970&recurrenceid=0

Authors Out Loud: Paula Shoyer
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/170892876?view=Detail&id=125465

A Night of Poetry in the Bronfman
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/170892876?view=Detail&id=125861

Yachad Community Builders Bash
http://www.yachad-dc.org/communitybuilders.php

YP@AI Bakes for Thanksgiving
http://www.adasisrael.org/articlenav.php?id=59

6th in the City Meets Israeli and Russian Visitors for Shabbat Mifgash!

Rick Recht and Rabbi Shira Stutman "perform" Shabbat for young professionals and international visitors / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

When out-of-towners come into town, Jewish organizations band together to make them feel welcome.

As part of day three (Friday night) of Reverse Mifgash, an annual Birthright Israel NEXT program that brings Israeli and now Russian Jews to DC, Sixth & I rolled out 6th in the City, programming for young professionals; NextGen rolled out Shabbat Hoppin’, monthly program where young professionals “hop” to various shuls for Friday worship; and Rick Recht rolled in his usual crowds. David Manchester, one of the organizers of Shabbat Hoppin’, said that Sixth & I was as full as he’s ever seen it since High Holidays.

Rabbi Shira Stutman, Sixth & I’s director of engagement and an alum of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, presided over services, both speaking and singing with Recht and his backup singers.

A D’var Torah focused on the anniversary of Kristallnacht, Nazi-led pogroms in 1938 that are seen as the start of the Holocaust, and a directive to react to other moments of “broken glass” when we are witness to other groups being oppressed around the world.

Cushioning the service was a pre-Shabbat happy hour from 6:15 to 7:30 and a sold out dinner. Plenty of chances for people to mix and mingle, which they did in abundance. Although the entire service was lively under Recht’s guitar melodies, things got really spirited at the end when we ended with a modern favorite, “Od Yavo Shalom Alyenu” and dancing in the aisles. If Shabbat is supposed to be a time, as Stutman put it, to forget your problems, leave work at work and reconnect with the Jewish people, then this experience certainly accomplished that, both locally and globally.

Reverse mifgash continues Saturday night with On the Streets of Tel Aviv and other programming to follow! Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events: November 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!

Ongoing until Sunday, November 14

JCC of GW Book Festival
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=294

JCCNV Book Festival
http://www.jccnv.org/arts-specialties/literary/book-festival.html

Monday, November 8

Amy Sedaris
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=404&dispDt=11/8/2010 7:00:00 PM

American University: Simon Weisenthal: Life and Legends
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/8/2010 12:45:00 PM&enddate=11/8/2010 2:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=535250&recurrenceid=0

6 Points Sports Academy Info Session
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/8/2010 7:30:00 PM&enddate=11/8/2010 8:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=535247&recurrenceid=0

Tuesday, November 9

Gesher Jewish Day School Admissions Open House
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/9/2010 9:30:00 AM&enddate=11/9/2010 11:00:00 AM&id=75&eventid=499531&recurrenceid=0

American University: Peace through High Tech
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/9/2010 12:45:00 PM&enddate=11/9/2010 2:15:00 PM&id=75&eventid=548862&recurrenceid=0

JSC and National Museum of American Jewish History: The Chofetz Chaim
https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=NmEyb3J0bDNtN2twdWM0bDdkN2VoNHFxY29fMjAxMDExMTBUMDAwMDAwWiB1bm5sdDIzNDJlMDBxaG40ajNjbjhlYzBpNEBn&ctz=America/New_York&gsessionid=OK&sf=true&output=xml

Wednesday, November 10

Reverse Mifgash: Judaism and Hunger: A Hand’s On Approach
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/206348196?view=Detail&id=209191&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Foto Week DC
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=463&dispDt=11/10/2010 6:30:00 PM

B’nai Tzedek: Your Child’s Fitness
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/10/2010 9:30:00 AM&enddate=11/10/2010 10:15:00 AM&id=75&eventid=507928&recurrenceid=0

B’nai Tzedek: Early Childhood Center Open House
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/10/2010 10:15:00 AM&enddate=11/10/2010 11:30:00 AM&id=75&eventid=543751&recurrenceid=0

UMD: Israeli/Arab Conflict in Israeli Cultural Texts
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/10/2010 12:00:00 PM&enddate=11/10/2010 1:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=550028&recurrenceid=0

B’nai Tzedek: Krystalnacht Commemoration
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/10/2010 7:15:00 PM&enddate=11/10/2010 8:45:00 PM&id=75&eventid=543761&recurrenceid=0

Temple Emanuel: The Secular Bible
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/10/2010 8:00:00 PM&enddate=11/10/2010 9:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=534774&recurrenceid=0

Temple Emanuel: Renewed Vision Lecture
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/10/2010 8:00:00 PM&enddate=11/10/2010 10:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=542049&recurrenceid=0

Thursday, November 11

1600 for 1600: Humanitarian Rally for Gilad Shalit
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/206348196?view=Detail&id=209601&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Reverse Mifgash: Night out in Moscow
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/206348196?view=Detail&id=209193&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Stacy Schiff
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=398&dispDt=11/11/2010 7:00:00 PM

Olam Tikvah: Building Blocks of Leadership
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/11/2010 9:30:00 AM&enddate=11/11/2010 11:00:00 AM&id=75&eventid=490982&recurrenceid=0

Har Shalom: Early Childhood Education Center Open House
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/11/2010 10:00:00 AM&enddate=11/11/2010 10:30:00 AM&id=75&eventid=535983&recurrenceid=0

Adas Israel: Veterans Day Tikkun Olam
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/11/2010 10:00:00 AM&enddate=11/11/2010 4:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=548612&recurrenceid=0

UMD: Jewish American Literature in the New Century
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/11/2010 12:00:00 PM&enddate=11/11/2010 2:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=543657&recurrenceid=0

Authors Out Loud: Kai Bird
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1842351890?view=Detail&id=125442

Friday, November 12

Reverse Mifgash: Shabbat Mifgash
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/206348196?view=Detail&id=209241&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Tikkun Leil Shabbat
http://www.jufj.org/event/tikkun_leil_shabbat_29

Am Kolel: Sarah Yehudit Schneider Retreat
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/12/2010 7:00:00 PM&enddate=11/14/2010 12:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=536791&recurrenceid=0

Adas Israel: Oneg with Flory Jagoda
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/12/2010 8:00:00 PM&enddate=11/12/2010 8:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=548607&recurrenceid=0

Saturday, November 13

Reverse Mifgash: Night out in Tel Aviv
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/206348196?view=Detail&id=209242&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Calder Quartet
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=427&dispDt=11/13/2010 8:00:00 PM

Adas Israel: Shabbat of Exploring Tefilah
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/13/2010 9:30:00 AM&enddate=11/13/2010 10:00:00 AM&id=75&eventid=548606&recurrenceid=0

Gesher Jewish Day School: Dinner with a Twist
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/13/2010 7:00:00 PM&enddate=11/13/2010 11:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=408772&recurrenceid=0

Sunday, November 14

CarrotMob Mini-Mob!
http://www.jufj.org/event/jufj_carrotmob_mini_mob

B’nai Israel: Mitzvah Day
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/14/2010 9:00:00 AM&enddate=11/14/2010 3:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=503523&recurrenceid=0

Jewish Rockville Outreach Center: Torah and Science Seminar
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/14/2010 10:15:00 AM&enddate=11/14/2010 3:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=528169&recurrenceid=0

Tikvat Israel: Arts and Crafts Day
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/14/2010 2:00:00 PM&enddate=11/14/2010 4:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=539549&recurrenceid=0

Magen David Sephardic Congregation: President Tribute Dinner
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/14/2010 6:00:00 PM&enddate=11/14/2010 8:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=412115&recurrenceid=0

Hebrew Home of Greater Washington’s President Circle Dinner
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=11/14/2010 7:00:00 PM&enddate=11/14/2010 10:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=507178&recurrenceid=0

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting
http://www.jhsgw.org/downloads/annualmtg2010.pdf

Lost Childhood: Two Generations-The Making of an Opera
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1842351890?view=Detail&id=124891

Take Part In Reverse Mifgash 2010!

Graphic courtesy of PureClipArt.com

For the third consecutive year, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Birthright Israel NEXT DC are teaming together for Reverse Mifgash, a chance to bring Israeli and American young adult Jews together—in America this time. For the first time, thanks to a grand from the NADAV Foundation, three peers from Moscow will be joining the program.

Community-wide events will take place next week, from Nov. 10 to 16. Among the featured events are cultural nights focusing on Tel Aviv and Moscow, Shabbat at Sixth & I with Rick Recht, a group excursion to the ADL Concert Against Hate, and a “Visions of Israel” photography exhibition at the DCJCC.

I love how this program keeps growing and changing to make new possibilities. Two years ago, I went on the Reverse Mifgash Weekend Retreat at Capital Camps. Last year, I heard Benji Lovitt perform at Midtown. I’m looking forward to participating this year. Keep your eye out for me!

For more information:
Birthright DC: Facebook/Twitter
J-Fed NextGen: Facebook/Twitter