DC High Holiday Tickets 5772

Courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics

Courtesy of Crystal Cloud Graphics

September is on the rise, and High Holidays are just around the corner! Do you have plans yet this year?

EntryPoint DC, the DCJCC’s portal for young professionals in their 20s and 30s,, offers free and discounted tickets to area shuls for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Check back tomorrow for links to purchasing tickets in DC, MD and VA. Also don’t forget that Fall Shabbat Clusters are closing shortly; sign up today!

For those of you over 35, JConnect provides a list of area synagogues giving tickets to non-members. You can request that list by clicking here. Also check out this page for info on High Holiday recipes, volunteering opportunities and more! Content provided by the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning.

Act fast before the tickets are gone! Have a sweet and healthy new year.

Upcoming Events: August 29-September 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!

Monday, August 29

Help Launch New Salad Bars at High School
http://www.jufj.org/event/help_launch_new_salad_bars_high_schools

Chocolate City Screening
http://www.jufj.org/event/chocolate_city_screening

JCRC Noontime Series with DC Council Member Tommy Ward
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/126462089?view=Detail&id=104801

Israel Bonds Women’s Division
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/146/EventDateId/230/Default.aspx?Search=xlcUZEKV6uT0lF8Qwh7BL-xbWB8hqyYSOIJ0znQFNhMXC4yA4uBB_pmlDIWC-TPy9M6Dg8OxqgXNFvh2jc0-SIDaD6SIm5z1xOWedYEAgA_MLHZ7te8oN5pfoWFPJ8PE_Ii9CJxaqZ20-Gl-QU6TP6M33AHi5yePdIay_gxZCIPNDMaGzTaOIwCZtMc27n5O1cjpmd_SOawgw6JFlPA5Zvk3WXU7zTyjdogW5F4SkZriuQXczS-tZnXgnvw8wJc8Gq1IeesSt0D6Doslt4J2lSXsVpjWXbjC475J8Nko0ZxIt0WoG0A28_U_uDY3XZWIw6CLap0wpigEdonoEjCmOsHGEs9Iv5QFmvsP8KQfCbciVyIYp3zXRw4wXPvzOshtoizHSeHDQlZxbk–vNN2Bq-pPqPcaU6NaCU4EhILFMSGaZL_5tt9HhlL_sTW9tNuOm5WqXAP06pVxMI5H5laxitUPRbEbEXIWhaEBXBFQPo6J5WclqXxNad1USZYVijNcLsk_IRJTodsaPoGob7pPf9dtgMvYs4jV74cx5FaP4iQxOekMmmpoJo8StuEAF4kQLWtdOy-_mzn1GNPNLKMvo80IQqcuECisR5cLHvNWKiHHHDDoEHHKA%3d%3d

Tuesday, August 30

DC Women’s Agenda August Lunch and Learn
http://www.jufj.org/event/dc_women%E2%80%99s_agenda%E2%80%99s_august_lunch_learn

Yachad Home Inspections
http://www.yachad-dc.org/blog/?page_id=7

Wednesday, August 31

“Imagining Madoff” premiers at Theater J
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1624994284?view=Detail&id=128701

Thursday, September 1

Hunger Action at 16 & J
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/587054829?view=Detail&id=128943

Friday, September 2

Club Getaway Labor Day Weekend Vacation
http://www.prosinthecity.com/jewishevents.php#DC_10229

Tikkun Leil Shabbat
http://www.jufj.org/event/tikkun_leil_shabbat_43

Labor Day Shabbat
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=646&dispDt=9/2/2011%206:30:00%20PM

Temple Shalom Family Shabbat
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/350/EventDateId/593/Default.aspx?Search=xlcUZEKV6uT0lF8Qwh7BL-xbWB8hqyYSOIJ0znQFNhMXC4yA4uBB_pmlDIWC-TPy9M6Dg8OxqgXNFvh2jc0-SIDaD6SIm5z1xOWedYEAgA_MLHZ7te8oN5pfoWFPJ8PE_Ii9CJxaqZ20-Gl-QU6TP6M33AHi5yePdIay_gxZCIPNDMaGzTaOIwCZtMc27n5O1cjpmd_SOawgw6JFlPA5Zvk3WXU7zTyjdogW5F4SkZriuQXczS-tZnXgnvw8wJc8Gq1IeesSt0D6Doslt4J2lSXsVpjWXbjC475J8Nko0ZxIt0WoG0A28_U_uDY3XZWIw6CLap0wpigEdonoEjCmOsHGEs9Iv5QFmvsP8KQfCbciVyIYp3zXRw4wXPvzOshtoizHSeHDQlZxbk–vNN2Bq-pPqPcaU6NaCU4EhILFMSGaZL_5tt9HhlL_sTW9tNuOm5WqXAP06pVxMI5H5laxitUPRbEbEXIWhaEBXBFQPo6J5WclqXxNad1USZYVijNcLsk_IRJTodsaPoGob7pPf9dtgMvYs4jV74cx5FaP4iQxOekMmmpoJo8StuEAF4kQLWtdOy-_mzn1GNPNLKMvo80IQqcuECisR5cLHvNWKiHHHDDoEHHKA%3d%3d

Saturday, September 3

Labor on the Bimah Havdalah and Dessert Reception
http://www.jufj.org/event/labor_bimah_havdalah_and_dessert_reception

Sunday, September 4

Embassy of Israel: Expressions of Fine Art Exhibit
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/300/EventDateId/468/Default.aspx?Search=xlcUZEKV6uT0lF8Qwh7BL-xbWB8hqyYSOIJ0znQFNhMXC4yA4uBB_pmlDIWC-TPy9M6Dg8OxqgXNFvh2jc0-SIDaD6SIm5z1xOWedYEAgA_MLHZ7te8oN5pfoWFPJ8PE_Ii9CJxaqZ20-Gl-QU6TP6M33AHi5yePdIay_gxZCIPNDMaGzTaOIwCZtMc27n5O1cjpmd_SOawgw6JFlPA5Zvk3WXU7zTyjdogW5F4SkZriuQXczS-tZnXgnvw8wJc8Gq1IeesSt0D6Doslt4J2lSXsVpjWXbjC475J8Nko0ZxIt0WoG0A28_U_uDY3XZWIw6CLap0wpigEdonoEjCmOsHGEs9Iv5QFmvsP8KQfCbciVyIYp3zXRw4wXPvzOshtoizHSeHDQlZxbk–vNN2Bq-pPqPcaU6NaCU4EhILFMSGaZL_5tt9HhlL_sTW9tNuOm5WqXAP06pVxMI5H5laxitUPRbEbEXIWhaEBXBFQPo6J5WclqXxNad1USZYVijNcLsk_IRJTodsaPoGob7pPf9dtgMvYs4jV74cx5FaP4iQxOekMmmpoJo8StuEAF4kQLWtdOy-_mzn1GNPNLKMvo80IQqcuECisR5cLHvNWKiHHHDDoEHHKA%3d%3d

JCCGW: Expressions Fine Art exhibition and sale
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/305/EventDateId/473/Default.aspx?Search=xlcUZEKV6uT0lF8Qwh7BL-xbWB8hqyYSOIJ0znQFNhMXC4yA4uBB_pmlDIWC-TPy9M6Dg8OxqgXNFvh2jc0-SIDaD6SIm5z1xOWedYEAgA_MLHZ7te8oN5pfoWFPJ8PE_Ii9CJxaqZ20-Gl-QU6TP6M33AHi5yePdIay_gxZCIPNDMaGzTaOIwCZtMc27n5O1cjpmd_SOawgw6JFlPA5Zvk3WXU7zTyjdogW5F4SkZriuQXczS-tZnXgnvw8wJc8Gq1IeesSt0D6Doslt4J2lSXsVpjWXbjC475J8Nko0ZxIt0WoG0A28_U_uDY3XZWIw6CLap0wpigEdonoEjCmOsHGEs9Iv5QFmvsP8KQfCbciVyIYp3zXRw4wXPvzOshtoizHSeHDQlZxbk–vNN2Bq-pPqPcaU6NaCU4EhILFMSGaZL_5tt9HhlL_sTW9tNuOm5WqXAP06pVxMI5H5laxitUPRbEbEXIWhaEBXBFQPo6J5WclqXxNad1USZYVijNcLsk_IRJTodsaPoGob7pPf9dtgMvYs4jV74cx5FaP4iQxOekMmmpoJo8StuEAF4kQLWtdOy-_mzn1GNPNLKMvo80IQqcuECisR5cLHvNWKiHHHDDoEHHKA%3d%3d

Hunger Action at DC Central Kitchen
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1624994284?view=Detail&id=128941

Sunday, September 4-Monday September 5

“Revelation” in Modern Jewish Thought

Freelancing at “Moment” Magazine

"Moment" magazine offices in downtown Washington, DC / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

Every two months for over a year now, I’ve been fortunate enough to be called up to help the staff of DC-based “Moment” magazine fact check it’s publication. I partake in a great deal of Jewish activities throughout the area, but this might be my richest experience.

Founded by Elie Weisel and Leonard Fein in 1975, “Moment” has turned into the largest independent magazine in North America, covering more topics related to Judaism than I’d ever dream of. I’m always excited to sit down with a print out and learn something about Jews on Capitol Hill, Jews in remote corners of the world or Jews in baseball. Beyond these profiles and in depth feature stories, “Moment” poses questions of Jewish interest to scholars, rabbis of every denomination, and the regular Joe; includes book reviews, recipes and “The Jewish Word”; hosts contests from captioning cartoons to writing Jewish-themed fiction; and much more! I always find myself exhausted yet sated every time my week of reading, fact checking and learning is up.

Sitting in my journalism grad school program five years ago, I always imagined a “utopia” of news writing—where the stories were layered, deep, fascinating, informative, and challenged the reader’s ideas of the world. Nothing comes closer to this ideal than magazine writing, and “Moment” is very much the cream of the crop, not just due to the reporters, columnists and other writers, but also the tireless editors who work for hours on end, long into the night during deadline week. I seem to share everything with these folks during this time—from late-night snacking to experiencing the Virginia earthquake of 2011! 😛 It’s really the best kind of workplace—fun and dedicated people; a meaningful connection to Judaism.

If you haven’t subscribed to “Moment” yet, then what are you waiting for? The next issue, for Sept/Oct 2011, will be out on newsstands soon. I’ve read my “advanced copy,” and I promise you don’t want to miss it!

Upcoming Events: August 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!

Wednesday, August 24

Har Shalom: Family Fun Night
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/144/EventDateId/228/Default.aspx

Machaya Klezmer Band in Concert
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/293/EventDateId/457/Default.aspx

ReelIsraelDC: Screening of “The Debt”
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/239/EventDateId/383/Default.aspx

Jubilee Jobs
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/577313457?view=Detail&id=129182

Thursday, August 25

Respect DC Coalition
http://www.jufj.org/event/repsect_dc_coalition_meeting

B’nai Israel: Prospective Member Summer Street Fair Open House
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/392/EventDateId/685/Default.aspx

Friday, August 26

Downtown Shabbat with Larry Paul and Robyn Helzner
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=609&dispDt=8/26/2011%206:45:00%20PM

Am-Kolel: Yuval Ron—The Mystical Music of Israel
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/111/EventDateId/160/Default.aspx

Sunday, August 28

B’nai Tzedek: Family Fun Day
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/378/EventDateId/651/Default.aspx

JCCGW: Jewish Book Club Monthly Discussion
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/189/EventDateId/286/Default.aspx

EntryPointDC Newcomer Brunch
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/577313457?view=Detail&id=128541

6th Annual GLOE Pool Party
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/577313457?view=Detail&id=128221

Common Good City Farm August 2011
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/577313457?view=Detail&id=128950

Beer, Bands and BBQ 2011
http://2239bbbbq2011.eventbrite.com/

Upcoming Events: August 16-21

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!

Tuesday, August 16

“Transcending Stereotypes” with Midge Potts
http://www.jufj.org/event/transcending_stereotypes_midge_potts

Wednesday, August 17

JCCNV: Camp Omanoot Theater Performance: The Seussical Jr
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/232/EventDateId/376/Default.aspx

Har Shalom: PJ Story Time
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/143/EventDateId/227/Default.aspx

Thursday, August 18

Verizon Wireless Store Picketing
http://www.jufj.org/event/verizon_wireless_store_picketing

Trivia Night and Fourth Annual Pickle Eating Contest
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=626&dispDt=8/18/2011%207:00:00%20PM

Hunger Action at 16 and J
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1466624980?view=Detail&id=128603

Learn the Game of Mah Jongg August 2011
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1466624980?view=Detail&id=128801

Friday, August 19

6th Street Minyan
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=326&dispDt=8/19/2011%206:45:00%20PM

Congregation Beth Emeth Summer Shabbat BBQ
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/225/EventDateId/351/Default.aspx

B’nai Shalom: Tot Shabbat for Perspective Members
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/380/EventDateId/653/Default.aspx

Saturday, August 20

DC Havdalah Rock
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/707714461?view=Detail&id=213042&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Friday, August 19-Sunday, August 21

Jewish Singles Weekend at Club Getaway
http://www.jewishpro.com/eventdetail.php?id=23

Sunday, August 21

Beth El: Prospective Members Brunch
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/279/EventDateId/442/Default.aspx

Emery Shelter Visit August 2011
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1466624980?view=Detail&id=128604