Upcoming Events: February 28-March 6

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 28

Exhibit Opening: Drawing on Tradition: The Book of Esther
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=537&dispDt=2/28/2011%201:00:00%20PM

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish Reading
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=493&dispDt=2/28/2011%207:00:00%20PM

Theater J Benefit 2011
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1320360374?view=Detail&id=125322

Tuesday, March 1

Equality, Family and Holidays in the Mishnah
http://www.foundjs.org/calendar.php?evntId=581

Women and Walmart
http://www.jufj.org/event/women_walmart

Hadassah Girls’ Night Out
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/1/2011%206:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/1/2011%208:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=524464&recurrenceid=0

Holocaust Memorial Museum: The Power of Film and the Holocaust with Sir Ben Kingsley
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/1/2011%207:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/1/2011%209:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=582715&recurrenceid=0

Hebrew Classes: Beginner to Advanced
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1320360374?view=Detail&id=126685

Exploring Aging Through Jewish Literature
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1320360374?view=Detail&id=126421

Wednesday, March 2

JewPedia
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=507&dispDt=3/2/2011%206:00:00%20PM

Adat Reyim: Preschool Open House and One Man Show
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/2/2011%2010:00:00%20AM&enddate=3/2/2011%2012:15:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=582859&recurrenceid=0

JCCGW: Angels, Devils & Demons
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/2/2011%2012:15:00%20PM&enddate=3/2/2011%201:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=572545&recurrenceid=13193

AU: American Jewish Sports Women, Gender and American Culture
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/2/2011%2012:45:00%20PM&enddate=3/2/2011%202:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=589533&recurrenceid=0

Jews in Spain: Events Leading up to the Spanish Inquisition
https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=YTJibDk0a29namJwMWtzaHVmMnNrNzNmajAgdW5ubHQyMzQyZTAwcWhuNGozY244ZWMwaTRAZw&ctz=America/New_York&gsessionid=OK

Savoring the Psalms
https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=MTdqYzBoNGlmaW11czFoanVpaTlsbWdiNjAgdW5ubHQyMzQyZTAwcWhuNGozY244ZWMwaTRAZw&ctz=America/New_York&gsessionid=OK

Jubilee Jobs
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1320360374?view=Detail&id=126881

Thursday, March 3

Fair Purple Line Working Group
http://www.jufj.org/event/fair_purple_line_working_group

Learn the Game of Mah Jongg Winter 2011
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1320360374?view=Detail&id=125941

Next Year in Bombay Screening
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1320360374?view=Detail&id=126762

Friday, March 4-Saturday, March 5

Tikvat Israel: A Lens on Ethiopian Israelis
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/4/2011%206:30:00%20PM&enddate=3/5/2011%2011:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=581364&recurrenceid=0

Friday, March 4

Friday Night Services with MesorahDC
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=421&dispDt=3/4/2011%206:30:00%20PM

6th Street Minyan
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=326&dispDt=3/4/2011%206:30:00%20PM

American U: Babi Yar: The Holocaust by Bullets in Kiev and its Aftermath
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/4/2011%2011:15:00%20AM&enddate=3/4/2011%2012:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=589511&recurrenceid=0

AJC: Briefing on Antisemitism in Europe
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/4/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/4/2011%201:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=585772&recurrenceid=0

Shir Delight
https://www.wizevents.com/register/register_add.php?sessid=1430&id=802

Saturday, March 5

Saturday Morning Shabbat Services with MesorahDC
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=422&dispDt=3/5/2011%209:30:00%20AM

Torah Yoga Tot Shabbat
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=265&dispDt=3/5/2011%2010:00:00%20AM

Adas Israel: L’Dor Vador Shabbat
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/5/2011%206:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/5/2011%208:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=563410&recurrenceid=13017

Chabad Shul of Potomac Adel Fund Sushi and Martini Event
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/5/2011%208:30:00%20PM&enddate=3/5/2011%2011:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=502160&recurrenceid=0

Sunday, March 6

Walmart Canvassing
http://www.jufj.org/event/walmart_canvassing

6th in the City Running Club
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=527&dispDt=3/6/2011%2010:00:00%20AM

JCC of NoVa: Newcomer’s Brunch
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/6/2011%2010:00:00%20AM&enddate=3/6/2011%2011:00:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=571770&recurrenceid=0

Ohr Kodesh: Mosh Madness Purim Celebration
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/6/2011%201:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/6/2011%204:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=589624&recurrenceid=0

Olam Tikvah: Food, Fashion and Fun Sisterhood Fundraiser
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/6/2011%202:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/6/2011%205:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=556765&recurrenceid=0

Jewish Council on Public Affairs: Civic Equality in Israel

http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/6/2011%203:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/6/2011%204:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=589876&recurrenceid=0

Yeshiva of Greater Washington: Girls Production Performance
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/6/2011%203:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/6/2011%205:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=542590&recurrenceid=0

Temple Emmanuel: Sounds of Jewish Heritage Global Mitzvah Concert
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/6/2011%204:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/6/2011%205:15:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=561164&recurrenceid=0

Alef Bet Montessori School Gala
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/6/2011%205:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/6/2011%208:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=537481&recurrenceid=0

Adat Reyim: Purim Pulse
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/6/2011%205:30:00%20PM&enddate=3/6/2011%208:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=582858&recurrenceid=0

Kemp Mill Synagogue Annual Banquet
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/6/2011%206:00:00%20PM&enddate=3/6/2011%2010:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=567387&recurrenceid=0

Jew from DC Nominated for an Oscar!

Jews receiving accolades for their successes in the movie business is nothing new. Frankly, I’m thrilled to see Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) and Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”) up for best actor.

But Debra Granik, director of best film-nominated “Winter’s Bone,” bears the local honor of having grown up in the Washington, DC area (Silver Spring and Bethesda, according to this).

“Winter’s Bone” isn’t exactly the type of film you’d expect an urban Jew to make. 😛 Set in the Ozarks, a highly rural woods in Missouri, the story follows a teenage child as she tries to take care of her siblings and locate her wayward father in the wilderness. However, Granik does see some similarities between her own heritage and that of protagonist Ree—namely that they are both outsiders, and the young girl, like Granik’s great-grandmother from a Lithuanian shtetl, have to survive in a harsh world. Click here for a more detailed interview with this director.

The Oscars are airing this Sunday on ABC at 8 pm EST, with James Franco, another tribesmember, hosting. In the meantime, check out this trailer of “Winter’s Bone” and happy movie viewing!

Educational footnote: Although Jews in the Ozarks number likely few to none, the state of Missouri is home to a decent population- including my own mother, who was born in Kansas City. 😛 Click here for more info!

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

Jewish Scholars Convene to Discuss The Ten Commandments in Books, Magazines and DCJCC Panels

Nadine Epstein, David Harzony and Bill Kristol make up part of the panel discussing the relevance of The Ten Commandments at DCJCC's Authors Out Loud event / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

First David Harzony, a Jewish philosophy scholar, publishes a book on the significance of the Ten Commandments in 21st century life, then Moment Magazine uses the Decalogue for it’s January/February 2011 issue (full disclosure—I helped to fact check this publication,) and now, on Thursday night, local Jewish thinkers sit down to discuss their thoughts as part of DCJCC’s Authors Out Loud series.

Among the diverse tribes-people who first discussed and debated their points before taking questions from the audience were Harzony, Nadine Epstein, editor of Moment; Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard; and Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Adas Israel. William Daroff, Director of the Jewish Federations of North America’s Washington office, officiated.

The setting was academically intimate, a rug laid out on the floor, plush chairs for the panelists and a table with water. Some of the points that were brought up included how important are The Ten Commandments in Torah? What would we feel about them if we read them without the prejudice of what they’ve come to represent over the course of history? Are American Jews distancing ourselves from a basic tenant of our faith due to the influence of the Christian Right? What are the differences between Jewish and Christian interpretations of The Ten Commandments, and are they important? When 90% of Americans have strong opinions on the Commandments, yet only 40% can name all ten, what does that say about our discourse? Should in depth study of the Commandments be encouraged, even by secular Jews, in public schools, rather than just seeing the Decalogue as a political symbol? Are The Ten Commandments meant for everyone or are they meant just for Jews?

I’ve listed these questions, and left out plenty more, mostly to prove that this is an issue without clear answers, which personally, if I were to write an eleventh commandment, might be it. 😛 I really appreciate the chance to look at The Ten Commandments as more than just a rallying point in the church vs state argument. To study them in a religious setting and to take them seriously as a part of my heritage might lead me to a different place regarding the public sphere. Can one believe in a text about moral absolutism while honoring the “relativist” theory that “my truth” may not be “your truth”? Or maybe I could look at something like Hinduism’s Ten Commitments (mentioned in a Moment interview) as another “translation” of “the greater good.” Already I can tell that this philosophizing will require a lot of quotation marks. 😛 But if this panel was all about addressing The Ten Commandments as a relevant document in the 21st century, I think we nailed it.

For more on The Ten Commandments, check out MyJewishLearning.com here. And follow Harzony’s upcoming book events here!

Upcoming Events: February 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!

Monday, February 14

UMD: The Social Process of Dying in Biblical Literature
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/14/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/14/2011%202:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=582454&recurrenceid=0

Library of Congress: The Presence of Abraham ibn Ezra in Reformation England
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/14/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/14/2011%201:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=581711&recurrenceid=0

UMD: How the Arab Influence Lobby Influences U.S. Middle East Policy
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/14/2011%2012:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/14/2011%201:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=556284&recurrenceid=0

Tuesday, February 15

Labor Seder Planning
http://www.jufj.org/event/labor_seder_planning

Wednesday, February 16

National Museum of American Jewish History bus trip
http://www.foundjs.org/calendar.php?evntId=586

Hopes & Dreams: Intentional Jewish Parenting
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=483&dispDt=2/16/2011%2010:30:00%20AM

Sixth & I/BBI Trivia Night
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=529&dispDt=2/16/2011%207:00:00%20PM

Beth Emeth Early Childhood Open House
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/16/2011%2010:30:00%20AM&enddate=2/16/2011%201:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=569997&recurrenceid=0

Jewish Life in Civil War Washington
https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=ZXJlaHMzY2czbWliM25tdjQ1NDhpOGRocXNfMjAxMTAyMTdUMDAwMDAwWiB1bm5sdDIzNDJlMDBxaG40ajNjbjhlYzBpNEBn&ctz=America/New_York&gsessionid=OK&sf=true&output=xml

Authors Out Loud: Steve Stern
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1697079454?view=Detail&id=126046

The World of the Mystics: Hasidic Masters with Rabbi Zvi Teitelbaum
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1697079454?view=Detail&id=126521

Thursday, February 17

American U: The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/17/2011%207:30:00%20PM&enddate=2/17/2011%209:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=561849&recurrenceid=0

Hunger Action at 16 and J
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1697079454?view=Detail&id=126746

Comedian Julie Goldman
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1697079454?view=Detail&id=126441

The Ten Commandments: How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1697079454?view=Detail&id=125992

Friday, February 18

JCCGW Kid Koverage
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=52

Tikkun Leil Shabbat
http://www.jufj.org/event/tikkun_leil_shabbat_33

MesorahDC Friday Night Services
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=421&dispDt=2/18/2011%206:30:00%20PM

Virginia Weekly Legislative Update
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/2132714949?view=Detail&id=104449&whence=http://www.jcouncil.org/site/PageServer

Lubavitch: Young Professionals Shabbaton
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/18/2011%206:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/18/2011%209:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=560221&recurrenceid=0

Saturday, February 19-Sunday, February 20

JCC of NoVa: Beauty and the Beast
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/19/2011%208:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/19/2011%2010:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=571668&recurrenceid=0

Saturday, February 19

MesorahDC Saturday Night Services
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=422&dispDt=2/19/2011%209:30:00%20AM

Israeli Guitarist Yuri Liberzon
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=2/19/2011%208:00:00%20PM&enddate=2/19/2011%209:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=582448&recurrenceid=0

Theater J Middle East Festival—Via Dolorossa
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1697079454?view=Detail&id=126509

Sunday, February 20

Anias Mitchell: Presents Virginia Sings Hadestown
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=503&dispDt=2/20/2011%208:00:00%20PM

From Kabbalah to the Big-Bang-Retreat
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

Twice as Warm
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1697079454?view=Detail&id=126509

Healing Through Words
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1697079454?view=Detail&id=126801

Sign up for a DCJCC Shabbat Cluster Before Feb. 10!

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Interested in meeting young professionals in an intimate, religious setting? DCJCC’s Shabbat Clusters, which twice a year assign cohorts together to meet for Shabbat, is closing spring registration this Thursday.

 

Shabbat Clusters provides a way both to reach out to your peers and bring Judaism out of the synagogue or community center and into your own home. Clusters, usually based on location though accommodations can be made for friends, encourage participants to pass the torch from one another and host one Shabbat dinner a month in someone’s house or apartment. It’s a way of blending traditionalism with the modern day!

Clusters can be hit or miss. I tried one a couple of years ago and unfortunately we did not last longer than our first Shabbat. But other Clusters have been wildly successful, and have even resulted in friendships that last beyond the six month period. Like riding a bike, maybe it’s something to get up and try again! 😛

DCJCC will email you with your assigned Cluster after you fill out the registration sheet with pertinent info like age, religious and location preferences. The first Shabbat experience will be on March 4.

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