DC Chanukah Happenings 5775!

Courtesy of mybergen.com

The winter season is upon us- the weather is occasionally colder and icier, and people begin to count the days until they get a little time off from work or school. Why not warm yourself by the kindling Chanukah lights? Local Jewish groups are getting ready to roll out the red carpet for this well-known religious holiday, which will take place this year from sundown Dec. 16 to sundown Dec. 24.
Check these out!

DCJCC Chanukah Party
Drop by the DCJCC for family fun, including a moon bounce, games, crafts and more!
Sunday, December 14, 10 am, $10-$15

Chanukah at the Ellipse
American Friends of Lubavitch starts off the holiday season with this annual ceremony on the White House lawn
Tuesday, December 16, 4 pm, tickets required

Hanukkah Happy Hour on the Hill
Annual young adult shindig sponsored by several Jewish organizations, this year at both Capitol Lounge, and Hawk and Dove. Collection boxes at both sites for donations to local charity.
Tuesday, December 16, 6 pm, free

Festival of the Daughters
Sixth & I brings Rabbi Sarah Tasman to Not Your Bubbe’s Sisterhood to talk about the Book of Judith and the North African tradition, Chag HaBanot, for honoring her, and Jewish women everywhere.
Wednesday, December 17, 7 pm, $10-$12

Chanu-Comedy: A Festival of Laughs
Stop by Sixth & I for an amusing show featuring Rachel Bloom and Danny Jolles.
Saturday, December 20, 8 pm, $20-$23

DC High Holiday Classes 5775!

Apples and honey for Rosh Hashanah/ photo courtesy of Gather the Jews

L’Shanah tova! A new year is again upon us–and my favorite holiday. 😀 If you are looking for tickets to attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, I suggest this Gather the Jews post and J-Connect.

The local area also offers classes to inform and get you in the spirit! I’ve gathered up a few offerings from Sixth & I and the local Jewish community centers. Please leave others in the comments!

Tuesday Evenings/Wednesday Afternoons
Texts from Last Night,6pm & 12:15 pm, Sixth & I
http://www.sixthandi.org/event/text-last-night/2014-09-02/

Sunday, September 7-Tuesday, September 9
Hebrew Boot Camp, 5, 7 & 7 pm, Sixth & I
http://www.sixthandi.org/event/hebrew-bootcamp/

Sunday, Septmeber 7
High Challah Day Baking, 3 pm, DCJCC
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/577179616?view=Detail&id=145941

Dive Into the New Year, 3:30 pm, JCCGW
http://www.jccgw.org/event/dive-into-the-new-year/

Sunday, September 14
Apple Picking for Rosh Hashanah, 1:30 pm, JCCNV
http://www.jccnv.org/events/2014/09/14/upcoming-events/growing-jewish-families-pj-library-special-event-apple-picking-for-rosh-hashanah/

Top Nosh: High Holiday Edition, 3 pm, DCJCC
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1267546827?view=Detail&id=145121

May you have a sweet new year!

DC High Holidays Tickets and Classes 5773!

Always on the go? Download smartphone apps that allow you to count down to Rosh Hashanah!/ photo taken by Rachel Mauro

Hello! As usual, if you are looking for tickets to attend Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in the DC area, you might want to check out EntryPoint DC for discounted, young professional tickets and JConnect for synagogues offering tickets to non-members. Enjoy!

Not so sure what all this Jewish New Year hoopla is all about? The local area also offers classes to get you educated and in the spirit! Here are some offerings:

Sunday, September 9

Sweet New Year Challah Baking, JCCGW, 3 pm

The Power of Forgiveness, DCJCC, 3 pm

Sweets for Your New Year, DCJCC, 7 pm

Tuesday, September 11

Healing for the New Year, DCJCC, 7 pm

Wednesday, September 12

If You Have the Apples, We Have the Honey, DCJCC, 8 pm

Thursday, September 13

Take and Bake Honey Cake, DCJCC, 7 pm

Sunday, September 16

You’re the Apple of My Eye, Honey, JCCNV, 10 am

Wednesday, September 19

Yom Kippur: Letting Go, DCJCC, 8 pm

Thursday, September 20

The Mystery of Yizkor: Binding the Living to the Dead, DCJCC, 7 pm

L’shanah tovah and may you have a sweet new year!