Upcoming Events: January 30-February 5

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, January 30

Labor Seder Planning Meeting
http://www.jufj.org/event/labor_seder_planning_meeting_1

ROC-DC Worker’s Rights Protest
http://www.jufj.org/event/join_roc_dc_workers_rights_protest

Tuesday, January 31

Magen David Sephardic Congregation: MK Haim Amsalem speech
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Wednesday, February 1-Thursday, February 9

ReelAbilities Disabilities Film Festival
http://greaterdc.reelabilities.org/

Wednesday, February 1

Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day 2012
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/1706674880?view=Detail&id=105064

Author Talk: Michelle Delaney and Paul Gardullo
http://www.jufj.org/event/author_talk_national_portrait_gallery_michelle_delaney_and_paul_gardullo

Dylan Ratigan Reading
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=713&dispDt=2/1/2012%207:00:00%20PM

B’nai Tzedek: Hazak Lunch with Imam Faizul Khan
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J-Fed: Senior Nutrition Review Group
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North Virginia Hebrew Congregation: The Story of David
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JSC: Israelis, Arabs and the Arab Spring: Perceptions of the Other
https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=anE1YWZqNGMwdG83aHB2cThwbzZ0YXVya29fMjAxMjAyMDJUMDAwMDAwWiB1bm5sdDIzNDJlMDBxaG40ajNjbjhlYzBpNEBn&ctz=America/New_York&pli=1&gsessionid=b6CxlvMjx7oA7fGY9z6g0Q&sf=true&output=xml

JSC: Jewish Voters and the 2012 Election
https://www.google.com/calendar/render?eid=bWd1aHRobTZoaTcwOG9kN2g5MDYzYmZuZGtfMjAxMjAyMDJUMDAwMDAwWiB1bm5sdDIzNDJlMDBxaG40ajNjbjhlYzBpNEBn&ctz=America/New_York&pli=1&sf=true&output=xml

Thursday, February 2

People’s Prayer Breakfast
http://www.jufj.org/event/peoples_prayer_breakfast

JCCGW: Rockville Open House for LGBTQQI Jewish Teens
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Hunger Action at the 16th Street J
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1114261262?view=Detail&id=131324

Friday, February 3

Four Chaplains Day Commemoration
http://jhsgw.org/programs/

Friday Night Shabbat Service with MesorahDC
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=421&dispDt=2/3/2012%206:30:00%20PM

Beth Ami: Shira Kline in Concert
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Temple Shalom: Shabbat Family Service and Dinner
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WHC: Inclusion Awareness Shabbat
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Adas Israel: L’Dor V’Dor Shabbat
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YP@AI Shir Delight
https://www.wizevents.com/register/register_add.php?sessid=2407&id=1304

Temple Emanuel: Storah Telling Shabbat
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Saturday, February 4

Saturday Morning Shabbat Service with MesorahDC
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=422&dispDt=2/4/2012%209:30:00%20AM

B’nai Tzedek: Shabbat Yeladim
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Tifereth Israel: Family Service
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Ohr Kodesh: Torah Tots, Interactive Service for Families
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Temple Emanuel: Pajama Havdalah and Social
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Kemp Mill/AFI: “Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story” screening
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Jonathan Bliss, piano
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=662&dispDt=2/4/2012%208:00:00%20PM

GLOE: Electile Dysfunction with the Kinsey Sicks
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1114261262?view=Detail&id=128722

GLOE: You Had Me At Shalom: Jewish LGBT Speed Dating
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1114261262?view=Detail&id=131121

Sunday, February 5

Sixth & I Running Club
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=710&dispDt=2/5/2012%2010:00:00%20AM

WHC: Amram Scholar Series Speaker Professor Jacques Berlinerblau
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Beth El: Ages and States with Judith Viorst
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In Our Backyard: The S.L. and Eileen Shneiderman Collection of Yiddish Books

Most of the S.L. and Eileen Shneiderman Collection of Yiddish Books is available for public consumption on the 6th floor of McKeldin Library / photo taken by Rachel Mauro

As I journey into my second semester of Library Science school books are naturally on my mind. And studying at a university with a large Jewish Studies program, some of these books are invariably about Judaism.

Many of these texts are secondary sources—scholars who have written about Jewish history, culture, religion and etc. But libraries offer more than just scholarly articles sitting on shelves. Special collections handlers often care for and display primary sources…rare books, historical authors, and important pieces of our collective culture. In this day and age, these collections are often available to the public like never before as they get digitized and put online.

So you don’t even have to set foot on the University of Maryland College Park campus to be able to see part of the S.L. and Eileen Shneiderman Collection of Yiddish Books. Donated in 1996 by Mrs. Shneiderman when her husband passed, the collection consists of 395 international (and often autographed) books in Yiddish that the couple acquired during Mr. Shneiderman’s career as a journalist, poet and essayist. The books, ranging in subject matter from fiction, poetry and memoirs to journalism, shtetl history and Israeli policy, are largely available for public consumption at McKeldin Library. But you can find the full list of translated book titles on the university Web site, as well as a few scanned covers and inscriptions.

Living in a bustling city like Washington, DC with a large Jewish population often means that we’re involved in many forms of public activism. But let’s not forget, too, that we Jews are “the people of the book” with a long and detailed heritage written down for us. These cultural volumes are worth our attention. For more information on where to locate these books, check out the UMD card catalog.

Upcoming Events: January 23-29

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, January 24

The Search for Jewish Identity Using the Short Stories of Sholem Aleichem
http://www.foundjs.org/calendar.php?evntId=635

Music and the Jewish Immigrant Experience: Jewish Sources in the Music of Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein
http://www.foundjs.org/calendar.php?evntId=628

Hub DC Citizen Circles Peer Learning Launch Group
http://www.jufj.org/event/hub_dc_citizen_circles_peer_learning_launch_group

ROC-DC and Occupy Supporters’ Worker’s Rights Protest
http://www.jufj.org/event/roc_dc_and_occupy_supporters_workers_rights_protest

Delta Rae Concert
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=712&dispDt=1/24/2012%208:00:00%20PM

Har Shalom: Making Modern Midrash
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Locally Grown Festival
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/456722507?view=Detail&id=131205

Wednesday, January 25

Not Your Bubbe’s Sisterhood: Are You a Football Girl?
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=715&dispDt=1/25/2012%207:00:00%20PM

The Network Power Lunch: Executives Making a Difference—Educating, Engaging and Advocating for Israel
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/695054896?view=Detail&id=105301

JCCNV: Life on a kibbutz
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Avalon Theater: “Salsa Tel Aviv” screening
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Locally Grown Festival: The Prostate Dialogues
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/456722507?view=Detail&id=131207

Thursday, January 26

Hafla Israeli Cultural Celebration
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/464156347?view=Detail&id=214804&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

The Insider Briefing, premier for Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/695054896?view=Detail&id=105063

Kennedy Center: Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio
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PJLL: Melton Israel Seminar Information Session
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PJLL: May 14, 1948: What did those 28 minutes represent?
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Jubilee Jobs
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/456722507?view=Detail&id=131142

Friday, January 27

Downtown Shabbat with Larry Paul and Robyn Helzner
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=609&dispDt=1/27/2012%206:45:00%20PM

Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy: My Grown Up and Me
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Friday, January 27-Saturday, January 28

Learning and Connecting with Rabbi Dr. Yaakov Salomon
http://www.aishdc.org/2011/event.php?id=165

Saturday, January 28

Brad Mehldau concert
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=659&dispDt=1/28/2012%208:00:00%20PM

Jewish Primary Day School: Trivia Night!
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Sunday, January 29

Zbigniew Brzezinski Reading
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=719&dispDt=1/29/2012%203:00:00%20PM

Beth El: Healing Service
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JewishDC: 2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.  Check it out; it’s very sparkly and graphical. 😛

I want to thank everyone who has continued to make this blog a success, even and especially when I don’t have as much time to update anymore due to grad school.  But I’m glad people are still looking me up, and finding my posts interesting and informative.  I started this blog to celebrate local Jewish culture, and am keeping it up for all of you.

So make sure you keep having a JewishDC experience!  Stay tuned for upcoming events covering MLK weekend and more!  And happy 2012!

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,700 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Upcoming Events: January 9-15

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, January 9

Jewish Federation Identity Division Meeting
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NSO in your neighborhood: chamber music concert
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1008753569?view=Detail&id=131082

Belly Dance January 2012
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1008753569?view=Detail&id=130978

Tuesday, January 10

Har Shalom: “Temple of Peace” film screening
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National Museum of American Jewish Military History: Stitches for Soldiers
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Tifereth Israel: Mitzvah Knitting and Crocheting
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Agudas Achim: Preschool Open House
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Krav Maga Class
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1296869475?view=Detail&id=131081

Locally Grown Festival: The Prostate Dialogues
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1296869475?view=Detail&id=131201

Wednesday, January 11

Public Dialogue on Community Needs and Spaces
http://www.jufj.org/event/public_dialogue_community_needs_and_spaces_follow_up

Uncovering the Secrets for Today’s Job Market
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=694&dispDt=1/11/2012%207:00:00%20PM

Liana Finck Exhibit Opening
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=716&dispDt=1/11/2012%207:00:00%20PM

Introduction to Judaism for Interfaith Couples
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=695&dispDt=1/11/2012%207:30:00%20PM

Fairfax Kollel Winter Session
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Yiddish for the Skittish Dinner
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1723310710?view=Detail&id=131181

Jubilee Jobs
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1723310710?view=Detail&id=131141

Winter 2012 Co-Ed Volleyball
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1723310710?view=Detail&id=130303

Interfaith Couples Workshop January 2012
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1723310710?view=Detail&id=130263

Introduction to Judaism Jan/Feb 2012
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1723310710?view=Detail&id=129962

Thursday, January 12

Jodi Kantor Reading
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=707&dispDt=1/12/2012%207:00:00%20PM

Winter Brews: Seasonal Beer Tasting
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=720&dispDt=1/12/2012%207:00:00%20PM

Jewish Federation: Leading with Meaning
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Bible Study with Jewish Educator Norman Shore
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/968529943?view=Detail&id=130700

Friday, January 13

MLK Shabbat
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=714&dispDt=1/13/2012%207:00:00%20PM

Berman Hebrew Academy: My Grownup and Me
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Tifereth Israel: Carlebach Shabbat and Dinner
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B’nai Tzedek: MLK Shabbat and Dinner
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Temple Shalom: MLK Shabbat
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Washington Hebrew: MLK Shabbat
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Saturday, January 14

Poverty in the DC Area: MLK Shabbaton
http://www.jufj.org/event/poverty_dc_area_mlk_shabbaton

Sunday, January 15

Tifereth Israel: Mega Jewish Book Sale
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Chabad of Potomac: 10th annual spa for the soul
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B’nai Israel: Is Israeli Classical Music “Jewish”?
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Winter 2012 Indoor Soccer
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/476583432?view=Detail&id=130302

Winter 2012 3 on 3 basketball
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/476583432?view=Detail&id=130301