Things have changed a little bit in the interim. Some organizations have come and gone. Just recently the (now named) Edlavitch Jewish Community Center announced that it’s doing away with it’s old, multiple festivals and creating a whole new huge one. So much to choose from, so little time!
I used to post weekly events updates, but now I leave most promotion to organizational twitters (you can see my aggregated list in the sidebar!) and the awesome GatherDC. I’m not really so much of a community organizer as I am one Jewish DCer, whose tastes have likely changed a bit from her twenties and into her thirties, documenting events I attend in the Greater Washington Area. For example, I now also look at our local indie bookstores, as well as Jewish institutions, when an author of the tribe comes into town!
You can find compiled lists of my reviews of literary, music, film and theater events here and here. I’m also thinking of making a new page for religious content. But for now I thought I’d go into my stats page and list my top ten review posts from 2009 to today.
I’m so glad that I started this project, that I have records of all these great events. And I can share what an inspiring town this is for celebrating Jewish culture! Happy new year, everyone, and may 2019 be great for Jews in DC.
- 2009: “Zrubavel,” first fully Ethiopian-Israeli feature, depicts immigrant life
- 2010: Routes Conference Brings DC Jews Together for Jewish Learning
- 2011: Kol HaOlam National Collegiate A Capella Competition Starts off with a Bang at Adas Israel
- 2012: Kol HaOlam National Collegiate Jewish A Capella Competition Returns to Adas Israel
- 2013: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Jewish Culture in Unusual Places (Hungary, Endangered Jewish Languages, and Jewish Events Around the Festival)
- 2014: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Jewish Culture in Unusual Places (China and Kenya)
- 2015: Kol HaOlam A Cappella Contest Enters Its Fifth Year
- 2016: Black Jews Documentary and More at the Washington, DC Jewish Film Festival
- 2017: Local Writers Explore the Theme of Unexpected Journeys at the 2017 Washington, DC Jewish Literary Festival
- 2018: Chloe Benjamin Explores the Meaning of Life in THE IMMORTALISTS, w/ Jewish Family and Prophecy