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
jconnect

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
jconnect

Avalon Theater: “Salsa Tel Aviv” screening
jconnect

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
jconnect

PJLL: Melton Israel Seminar Information Session
jconnect

PJLL: May 14, 1948: What did those 28 minutes represent?
jconnect

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
jconnect

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!
jconnect

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
jconnect

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DC Chanukah Happenings 5772!

Graphic courtesy of Kaboose, Inc.

Graphic courtesy of Kaboose, Inc.

The winter season is upon us- the weather turns cold and icy 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. 20 to sundown Dec. 27.
Check these out!

Chanukah at the Ellipse
American Friends of Lubavitch starts off the holiday season with this annual ceremony on the White House lawn
Tuesday, December 20, 4 pm, tickets required

8 Nights of Chanukah
Drop by the DCJCC every night to light the menorah and see what else is in store!
Tuesday, December 20-Tuesday, December 27, 5:30 pm

National Museum of American Jewish Military History Chanukah Celebration
Focusing on the Maccabees and their military victory, plus food!
Tuesday, December 20, 6:30-8 pm

Hanukkah Happy Hour on the Hill
Annual young adult shindig sponsored by several Jewish organizations, held at The Pour House
Tuesday, December 20, 6:30-9:30 pm, $5

Gala Chanukah Mesiba
Greater Washington Community Kollel features a parenting speech and magic show!
Tuesday, December 20, 7:15-9 pm

Synagogue Chanukah Celebrations for Wednesday, December 21:
Ohr Kodesh
5-8 pm
Tifereth Israel
6-8 pm

Synagogue Chanukah Celebrations for Thursday, December 22:
Olam Tikvah
9:30-11 am
B’nai Tzedek
4:30-6 pm

Latkes and Learning
Sixth & I hosts religious study over Chanukah foods for young professionals
Thursday, December 22, 7 pm, $8

Synagogue Chanukah Celebrations for Friday, December 23:
B’nai Tzedek
6:30-8 pm
Temple Emanuel
6:30-9 pm

Good for the Jews: Putting the Ha! In Hanukkah
Uproarious Jewish duo is at it again, poking fun at and celebrating Judaism in this comedy/musical sketch
Saturday, December 24, 8-10 pm, $10-$24

Synagogue Chanukah Celebrations for Sunday, December 25:

Jewish Community of Northern Virginia

11 am-3 pm
B’nai Tzedek
3-7 pm
Ohr Kodesh
7-9 pm

Festival of Lights, Latkes and Family Fun!
The annual AishDC party includes events catered towards kids and teens.
Sunday, December 25, 4-6 pm, Free for members, $10 for non-members, $36 max per family

Kesher Kids Chanukah Mitzvah Party
Children’s mitzvah project followed by pizza, latkes and sufganiyot!
Sunday, December 25, 5-6:30 pm

Upcoming Events: September 19-25

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!

Find your High Holiday classes below!
https://jewishdc.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/high-holiday-classes-5772/

Monday, September 19

Middle East Forum with Elliot Abrams, David Makovsky and Amos Yadlin
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/868689660?view=Detail&id=104922

Har Shalom Parent/Child Playgroup
jconnect

Melton Year 2 Class: Ethics and Dramas of Jewish Living
jconnect

Gesher JDS Parlor Meeting
jconnect

An Evening with Mike Nussbaum: Star of Stage and Screen
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1885591374?view=Detail&id=129221

Tuesday, September 20

Training: Tools for Multilingual Organizing
http://www.jufj.org/event/training_tools_multilingual_organizing

Town Hall Meeting: Fund our Communities, Bring the War Dollar Home
http://www.jufj.org/event/town_hall_meeting_fund_our_communities_bring_war_dollars_home

Admiral Mike Mullen
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=663&dispDt=9/20/2011%207:30:00%20PM

Tikkun Olam: Community Needs Assessment Program
jconnect

Jewish Primary Day School: Sixth Annual Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture
jconnect

Journeys to a Jewish Life: Inspiring Stories from the Spiritual Journeys of American Jews
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/137663934?view=Detail&id=129142

Saving the World: Celebrating 50 Years of the Peace Corps
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/137663934?view=Detail&id=129461

Wednesday, September 21

The G-d Project
http://www.jufj.org/event/g_d_project_dcjcc

CNHED Training in the Continuum of Housing Campaign
http://www.jufj.org/event/cnhed_training_continuum_housing_campaign

Bobby Flay
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=641&dispDt=9/21/2011%207:30:00%20PM

JCRC Policy Forum on Public and Nonpublic Education
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/868689660?view=Detail&id=104861

American Friends of Lubavich Annual Benefit
jconnect

Thursday, September 22

ImpactDC
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/584130692?view=Detail&id=213321&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Middle East Forum with Jonathan Schnazer, Aaron David Miller and U.S. Rep. Ben Cardin
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/868689660?view=Detail&id=104924

Gesher Jewish Day School Admissions Open House
jconnect

The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies: New Realities in the Middle East
jconnect

Amit: Fall into fashion for the new year
jconnect

Gallery Opening: One Foot in American: Eugeen Van Mieghem
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/968225839?view=Detail&id=129001

Friday, September 23

Fair Chance Application Deadline
http://www.jufj.org/event/fair_chance_application_deadline

Downtown Shabbat with Larry Paul and Robyn Helzner
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=609&dispDt=9/23/2011%206:45:00%20PM

Theater J: Tea at Two
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1567183321?view=Detail&id=129206

Saturday, September 24

Temple Shalom: Selichot Coffeehouse and Candlelit Service
jconnect

Beth Ami: Selichot Under the Stars
jconnect

Sunday, September 25

Daedalus String Quartet with Alexander Fiterstein, clarinetist
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=672

Sixth & I Running Club
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=487&dispDt=9/25/2011%2010:00:00%20AM

JCCGW Book Club Monthly Discussion
jconnect

B’nai Tzedek: Campus Confrontation: Case for Israel
jconnect

Machar: Secular Judaism and World Jewry
jconnect

JCCNV: A Tour “Like No Other” of DC
jconnect

Beth Chaverim Welcome Back Picnic
jconnect

Women’s Philanthropy: DC Museums by Night
jconnect

GLOE: Harvesting for the Hungry at Kayam Farm
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/7908798?view=Detail&id=129503

Handmade for the Homeless September 2011
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/7908798?view=Detail&id=129481

Off the Wall: Sharon Ya’ari
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/7908798?view=Detail&id=129022

Common Ground City Farm September 2011
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/7908798?view=Detail&id=128949

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.

Jewnity DC Brings Vibrancy to the Summer

Graphic courtesy of funny-clip-art-cool-drawings.com

Summers in DC can be pretty slow for the Jewish community. Increased vacation time and a lack of major religious holidays thin out the crowds and the community offerings. So what intrigued me most about Jewnity DC 2011, tomorrow night’s big bash sponsored by 18 local organizations, is that it reminded me of the annual Hanukkah Happy Hour on the Hill,another party scene offered annually during one of the most popular times of the Jewish year.

Jewnity DC might come without the dreidels and latkes, but it’s still about showcasing the local Jewish community. Held tomorrow at 5 pm at Public Bar, it is an alcohol-serving, over-21 event. It also features local artists and socialization, the usual hallmarks of the vibrant, young professional scene.

So if you’re still in town and want to escape the heat, this may be something to check out! Find out more on Facebook, including mini bios of the sponsors.

Upcoming Events: July 25-31

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, July 25

DC Metro Forum Planning Meeting
http://www.jufj.org/event/dc_metro_social_forum_planning_meeting

Tuesday, July 26

Library of Congress: Sephardic-Ladino-Judeo-Spanish-Song: Myths and (Relative) Realities
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/230/EventDateId/374/Default.aspx

Ohr Kodesh: Israeli Dancing for Kids
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/255/EventDateId/402/Default.aspx

GLOE: Night OUT at the Mystics
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1173445480?view=Detail&id=128762

Wednesday, July 27

Sixth & I Running Club
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=568&dispDt=7/27/2011%206:30:00%20PM

This is NPR…An Evening with Planet Money
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=611&dispDt=7/27/2011%207:00:00%20PM

Har Shalom Family Fun Night
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/129/EventDateId/212/Default.aspx

JewishROC: Jeremiah the Prophet
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/212/EventDateId/318/Default.aspx

Gesher Jewish Day School Parlor Meeting
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/213/EventDateId/319/Default.aspx

ReelIsraelDC: Screening of “The Little Traitor”
http://jconnect.org/Events/tabid/61/ctl/Details/mid/824/EventId/233/EventDateId/377/Default.aspx

Thursday, July 28

Jubilee Jobs
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1173445480?view=Detail&id=128683

Friday, July 29

Club Getaway Young Pros Weekend Vacation
http://www.prosinthecity.com/jewishevents.php#DC_10196

Social Justice Shabbat
http://www.jufj.org/event/social_justice_shabbat

Saturday, July 30

Jewish Thirties and Forties Singles Seated Speed Dating
http://www.prosinthecity.com/jewishevents.php#DC_10102

Sunday, July 31

Jewnity DC
http://jewnitydc2011.eventbrite.com/

Training for Understanding and Combating Racism
http://www.jufj.org/event/training_understanding_and_combating_racism

Common Good City Farm
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1173445480?view=Detail&id=128841

Upcoming Events: June 6-12

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, June 6

Walmart Campaign Meeting
http://www.jufj.org/event/walmart_campaign_meeting_1

Tifereth Israel and JSC: Music and Healing
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=6/6/2011%207:00:00%20PM&enddate=6/6/2011%208:15:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=622196&recurrenceid=0

Tuesday, June 7

National Forum on the Human Right for Housing
http://www.jufj.org/event/national_forum_human_right_housing

Busboys and Poets Organizing Mixer
http://www.jufj.org/event/busboys_poets_organizing_mixer

PJLL: God, An Ongoing Conversation
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=6/7/2011%2012:30:00%20PM&enddate=6/7/2011%202:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=621692&recurrenceid=14058

Wednesday, June 8: Shavuot

Check out DC-area events here!
https://jewishdc.wordpress.com/2011/06/05/celebrate-shavuot-5771-in-dc/

Thursday, June 9-Sunday, June 26

Washington DCJCC Jewish Music Festival
http://washingtondcjcc.org/center-for-arts/music/wjmf/

Friday, June 10

Washington Worker’s Walking Tour
http://www.jufj.org/event/washington_workers_walking_tour

Pride Shabbat
http://www.jufj.org/event/pride_shabbat

6th in the City Shabbat
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=591&dispDt=6/10/2011%206:30:00%20PM

Saturday, June 11

DC Scavenge at Sundown
http://www.jufj.org/event/dc_scavenge_sundown

Michael Shermer Reading
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=564&dispDt=6/11/2011%208:00:00%20PM

Beth El: Shabbat Nitzanim Services
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=6/11/2011%2010:30:00%20AM&enddate=6/11/2011%2011:00:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=384026&recurrenceid=9373

March with GLOE at the Capital Pride Parade
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/374319051?view=Detail&id=128161

Sunday, June 12

Mitzvah Hoppin: Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/577588845?view=Detail&id=212021&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Sixth & I Running Club
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=567&dispDt=6/12/2011%2010:00:00%20AM

Har Shalom Huge Yard Sale
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=6/12/2011%207:30:00%20AM&enddate=6/12/2011%201:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=631891&recurrenceid=0

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation: Hebrew Classes for Adults
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=6/12/2011%209:30:00%20AM&enddate=6/12/2011%2010:30:00%20AM&id=75&eventid=615702&recurrenceid=14006

Beth Ami: Interactive Expo-Empowering Those Over 50
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=6/12/2011%2010:00:00%20AM&enddate=6/12/2011%204:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=602825&recurrenceid=0

Gesher Jewish Day School: NOVA Bar and Bat Mitzvah Expo 2011
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=6/12/2011%2010:00:00%20AM&enddate=6/12/2011%202:00:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=625722&recurrenceid=0

AVODAH: Top Chef Makes Your Bubby’s Recipes
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=6/12/2011%2011:00:00%20AM&enddate=6/12/2011%201:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=631827&recurrenceid=0

Art and Remembrance Fundraiser
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=6/12/2011%204:30:00%20PM&enddate=6/12/2011%206:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=596908&recurrenceid=0

JNF Honorary Dinner
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=6/12/2011%205:30:00%20PM&enddate=6/12/2011%209:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=597485&recurrenceid=0

JCCGW: Hy Wolfe Concert
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=6/12/2011%208:00:00%20PM&enddate=6/12/2011%209:30:00%20PM&id=75&eventid=616567&recurrenceid=0

Emery Shelter Visit June 2011
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/374319051?view=Detail&id=128243

Jews, Jazz and Booze BBQ
http://www.adasisrael.org/upimages/downloads_yp/Jazz,%20Jews,%20and%20Booze%20-%20June%2012,%202011.pdf