Upcoming Events: April 12-18

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, April 12

UMD’s America’s Embrace of the 10 Commandments
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/12/2010 4:00:00 PM&enddate=4/12/2010 6:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=433791&recurrenceid=0

Tuesday, April 13

UMD’s Film: A Matter of Size
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/13/2010 7:30:00 PM&enddate=4/13/2010 9:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=455649&recurrenceid=0

Annual Spring Gala
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/470714882?view=Detail&id=122681

Wednesday, April 14

Yann Martel reading
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=342&dispDt=4/14/2010 7:00:00 PM

American Friends of Hebrew University’s Torch of Learning Award
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/14/2010 6:00:00 PM&enddate=4/14/2010 10:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=395668&recurrenceid=0

Authors Out Loud: Andre Aciman
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/470714882?view=Detail&id=122561

Introduction to Judaism
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/470714882?view=Detail&id=121641

Thursday, April 15

Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day
http://www.jssa.org/events?p_p_id=8&p_p_action=0&p_p_state=maximized&p_p_col_id=column-2&p_p_col_pos=2&p_p_col_count=3&_8_struts_action=%2Fcalendar%2Fview_event&_8_eventId=142

Trivia Night and Pickle Eating Contest
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=353&dispDt=4/15/2010 7:00:00 PM

Celebrate Hadassah Benefit Dinner
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/15/2010 6:00:00 PM&enddate=4/15/2010 7:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=447473&recurrenceid=0

Hadassah Scholar Series: David Makovsky
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/15/2010 7:30:00 PM&enddate=4/15/2010 9:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=424997&recurrenceid=0

Friday, April 16

Shabbat Hoppin’ with Rosh Pina
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/1668242251?view=Detail&id=206846&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Robin Gerber book signing
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=294

DC Emancipation Day
http://www.jufj.org/event/dc_emancipation_day

Access JCA 50+ Employment Expo
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/16/2010 10:00:00 AM&enddate=4/16/2010 4:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=401294&recurrenceid=0

Gesher Toddler Open Gym
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/16/2010 10:00:00 AM&enddate=4/16/2010 11:00:00 AM&id=75&eventid=397026&recurrenceid=9669

Saturday, April 17

Torah, Yoga Tot Shabbat
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=265&dispDt=4/17/2010 10:00:00 AM

GI-NET Darfur Event
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/470714882?view=Detail&id=123968

GLOE presents: The MANGina Monologues
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/470714882?view=Detail&id=122021

Laser Tag with NoVa YJP
http://www.jewishfriends.org/calendar.html

Sunday, April 18

Bowling for Justice
http://www.jufj.org/event/bowling_justice

Knit for Good
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=336&dispDt=4/18/2010 11:00:00 AM

Washington Hebrew Congregation Mitzvah Day
http://2239mitzvahday2010.eventbrite.com/

Jewish Community Day at National’s Park
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/18/2010 1:35:00 PM&enddate=4/18/2010 4:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=449274&recurrenceid=0

Har Shalom Mind, Body and Soul
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/18/2010 2:30:00 PM&enddate=4/18/2010 7:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=438586&recurrenceid=0

Spring into Action
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/470714882?view=Detail&id=123741

Swim Stroke Technique
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/470714882?view=Detail&id=122421

Yom Ha’atzmaut BBQ
http://www.adasisrael.org/yp/YP@AI%20Yom%20Ha’atzmaut%20Al%20Ha’esh%20BBQ%202010.pdf

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Passover in the District 5770

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

We’re just a day away from Passover, one of Judaism’s most important holidays, which tells of our exodus from slavery in Egypt to freedom as a united people living under Jewish law.

A week in duration, the highlights are largely family affairs, a seder celebrated at home.

But is that an excuse for “Jewish DC” to shut down for awhile? No way! Enjoy this cropping of public Passover outings. And chag sameach (happy holidays!)

Congregation Adat Reyim First Night Seder
Monday, March 29, 6:30 p.m.

Jewish Socials First Night Seder
Monday, March 29, 7 p.m.

Sixth & I First Night Seder
Monday, March 29, 7 p.m.

Temple Shalom Passover Clergy Cookoff
Tuesday, March 30, 9 a.m.

DCJCC Second Night Locavore Seder
Tuesday, March 30, 6 p.m.

Washington Hebrew Congregation 2339 Second Night Seder
Tuesday, March 30, 6 p.m.

Adas Israel Second Night Seder
Tuesday, March 30, 7 p.m.

Young Professionals Kesher Passover Potluck Party
Saturday, April 3, 6 p.m.

YP@AI Macaroon Manischewitz Madness
Saturday, April 3, 9 p.m.

Young Professionals Kesher Post-Passover Pizza Party
Tuesday, April 6, 7 p.m.

Jews United for Justice Labor Seder
Saturday, April 11, 6:30 p.m.

Also, check out Jewish Information Referral Service’s list of seders.

Upcoming Events: March 29-April 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, March 29- Tuesday, March 30

GesherCity Seder-in-a-Box
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/922605424?view=Detail&id=123101

Monday, March 29: Passover night one

Spring Break FIG Camp
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=52

Passover Seder Night One
http://www.prosinthecity.com/events/passover-seder-8950

Sixth & I Community Seder
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=329&dispDt=3/29/2010 7:00:00 PM

Adat Reyim seder
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/29/2010 6:30:00 PM&enddate=3/29/2010 7:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=438406&recurrenceid=0

Tuesday, March 30: Passover night two

Temple Shalom Clergy Cookoff
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/30/2010 9:00:00 AM&enddate=3/30/2010 11:00:00 AM&id=75&eventid=447674&recurrenceid=0

Community Second Night Locavore Seder
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/922605424?view=Detail&id=121981

2339 Second Night Seder
http://www.whctemple.org/special_events.htm#2239_2nd_Seder

Wednesday, March 31

B’nei Baruch Learning Center Discover Kaballah Course
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/31/2010 8:00:00 PM&enddate=3/31/2010 9:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=423831&recurrenceid=10224

In Darfur, pay what you can
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/922605424?view=Detail&id=114001

Thursday, April 1

Washington Jewish Film Festival Submission
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/922605424?view=Detail&id=111321

Friday, April 2

Sixth Street Minyan
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=326&dispDt=4/2/2010 6:30:00 PM

Saturday, April 3

Joseph Lin
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=350&dispDt=4/3/2010 8:00:00 PM

Ariel Quartet in Concert
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=4/3/2010 8:00:00 PM&enddate=4/3/2010 10:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=455647&recurrenceid=0

Macaroon Manischevitz Madness
http://www.adasisrael.org/yp/YP%20Macaroon%20Manischewitz%20Madness%20-%20April%203,%202010.pdf

K4P Potluck Party
http://www.jewishfriends.org/calendar.html#0403

Sunday, April 4

Great Easter Day Scavenger Hunt for Jewish Professionals
http://www.jewishpro.com/eventdetail.php?id=35

Twenties and Thirties Singles Speed Dating
http://www.prosinthecity.com/events/dating-jewish-9009

Hunger Action at DC
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/922605424?view=Detail&id=123521

Upcoming Events: March 7-13

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!

Sunday, March 7-Monday, March 8

Israel as a Jewish State Conference
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/7/2010 8:30:00 AM&enddate=3/8/2010 2:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=439824&recurrenceid=0

Sunday, March 7

Routes—A Day of Jewish Learning
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/7/2010 10:00:00 AM&enddate=3/7/2010 5:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=438356&recurrenceid=0

Israeli Society through Literature
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/7/2010 9:15:00 AM&enddate=3/7/2010 11:00:00 AM&id=75&eventid=447664&recurrenceid=0

Gary Frohlich Program
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/7/2010 1:30:00 PM&enddate=3/7/2010 2:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=422561&recurrenceid=0

Global Mitzvah Team Sponsored Concert
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/7/2010 4:00:00 PM&enddate=3/7/2010 4:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=447655&recurrenceid=0

Temple Beth Ami Israel Forum
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/7/2010 7:00:00 PM&enddate=3/7/2010 7:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=398524&recurrenceid=0

Feed the Hungry
http://dc.jcorps.org/e/116

Run, Bike, Swin—Triathalon Training
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=512

Hunger Action at DC Central Kitchen
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1771049079?view=Detail&id=122721

Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews? $30 Preview
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1771049079?view=Detail&id=113861

Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews? Pay what you Can
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1771049079?view=Detail&id=113881

Monday, March 8

Application for DC Birthright Israel Alumni Mission due!
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/1409074328?view=Detail&id=205682&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Lisa Reichmann motivation talk
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=511

Labor Seder Planning Meeting
http://www.jufj.org/event/labor_seder_planning_meeting_0

Reading and Book Discussion of “Mr. Mani”
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/8/2010 7:00:00 PM&enddate=3/8/2010 9:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=428048&recurrenceid=0

CERT Training
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1771049079?view=Detail&id=122762

Tuesday, March 9

Author event with David Plotz
http://www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=294

Immigration Roundtable Luncheon
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/1878253321?view=Detail&id=103441

Introduction to Judaism class
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/9/2010 7:15:00 PM&enddate=3/9/2010 8:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=433730&recurrenceid=10439

Israeli Cinema at Beth Emeth
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/9/2010 7:30:00 PM&enddate=3/9/2010 9:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=447465&recurrenceid=10686

Spring 2010 Used Book Sale
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1771049079?view=Detail&id=121501

Andy Warhol Gallery Tour and Screening of Duck Soup
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1771049079?view=Detail&id=121841

Wednesday, March 10

DC HIAS Open House
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/1409074328?view=Detail&id=206321&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Senior Information Fair—Homecrest Health Fair
http://www.jssa.org/events?p_p_id=8&p_p_action=0&p_p_state=maximized&p_p_col_id=column-2&p_p_col_pos=2&p_p_col_count=3&_8_struts_action=%2Fcalendar%2Fview_event&_8_eventId=116

Lilith Salon: When Food and Wine Collide
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=299&dispDt=3/10/2010 7:00:00 PM

Renewed Vision Lecture Series
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/10/2010 8:00:00 PM&enddate=3/10/2010 8:30:00 PM&id=75&eventid=447658&recurrenceid=0

Knit and Nosh
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1771049079?view=Detail&id=122743

Dinner at La Tasca
http://www.jewishfriends.org/calendar.html#0310

Thursday, March 11-Saturday, March 13

Diamonds in the Rough: Smart Kids who Learn Differently conference
http://www.jssa.org/events?p_p_id=8&p_p_action=0&p_p_state=maximized&p_p_col_id=column-2&p_p_col_pos=2&p_p_col_count=3&_8_struts_action=%2Fcalendar%2Fview_event&_8_eventId=101

Thursday, March 11

The Life and Death: What our Rabbis Tell us about the World to Come
http://www.foundationjewishstudies.org/programs/calendar.html#scholar

Fair Purple Line Campaign Meeting
http://www.jufj.org/event/fair_purple_line_campaign_meeting_3

Marketing Technology Workshop
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/11/2010 9:00:00 AM&enddate=3/11/2010 11:00:00 AM&id=75&eventid=432708&recurrenceid=0

Yachad Hadassah– Runs the Silver Diner
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/11/2010 6:45:00 PM&enddate=3/11/2010 8:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=436986&recurrenceid=0

Anat Cohen Quartet
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/11/2010 8:00:00 PM&enddate=3/11/2010 10:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=442022&recurrenceid=0

Friday, March 12-Saturday, March 13

The Art of Storytelling at Am Kolel
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/12/2010 7:00:00 PM&enddate=3/13/2010 11:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=434510&recurrenceid=0

Friday, March 12

Sixth in the City Shabbat: The Sabbath Manifesto
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=310&dispDt=3/12/2010 6:30:00 PM

B’nai Tzedek: Ambassador Oren
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/12/2010 6:30:00 PM&enddate=3/12/2010 8:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=447279&recurrenceid=0

Shir Delight
http://www.adasisrael.org/yp/Shir%20Delight%20Flyer.pdf

Saturday, March 13

Yadhad Hadassah Sixth Annual Beer & Bingo!
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=3/13/2010 7:00:00 PM&enddate=3/13/2010 9:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=445500&recurrenceid=0

DC Jewish Events on the 25th!

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

It’s that time of year again, when many of our compatriots are nestled under a fireplace with stockings and a big pine tree. But how can a Jew in DC spend Christmas? By eating Chinese food? (Actually, you can! Plus these other options listed below.)

Thursday, December 24

Christmas Eve Dinner
7 p.m., Young Professionals Kesher
Join friends for a laid back “Jewish Christmas” dinner in Chinatown. RSVP by Wednesday to social@jewishfriends.org.

The Gefilte Fish Charity Fundraiser
8 p.m., Jewish Socials
Held in two locations—K Street Lounge and Union Jacks! Over 1,000 people expected to attend for a fun night of schmoozing. Donations encouraged—some of the profits will be donated to various charities.

Matzoball 2009
9 p.m., Jewish Professionals Network
Taking place at the Ultrabar, Matzoball promises to be one of the biggest parties of the season! Featuring three different dance rooms, drinks and socializing.

Friday, December 25

D25 Day of Service
All day event, DCJCC
Take the opportunity with this day off school/work to give back to the community. The J offers a variety of projects, including card making, party throwing or just visiting those in need. RSVP now as spots are disappearing fast!

Happy Challah-Day
12 p.m., Sixth & I
Better than a ham dinner, enjoy lunch with challah at the historic synagogue! A family event featuring games and crafts, yoga, science, and a special performance by Jewish rocker Sheldon Low.

Christmas Day Chinese Fest and Movie
5 p.m., Jewish Professionals Network
After sleeping off the Matzoball, relax with a little nosh and a viewing of “Sherlock Holmes”! Dinner at Cheng’s Mongolian Restaurant. Optional drinking night to follow.

Cross-posted to The Examiner

Upcoming Events: December 20-26

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!

Sunday, December 20

NextGen Local Mission
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/2068627707?view=Detail&id=199521&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

You call THAT Jewish Prayer?
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=12/20/2009 9:30:00 AM&enddate=12/20/2009 10:45:00 AM&id=75&eventid=411383&recurrenceid=0

Community Cinema Café: Young at Heart
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1321868678?view=Detail&id=119461

Mommy Queerest $30 Preview
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1321868678?view=Detail&id=113421

Monday, December 21

GLOE Volunteering at Food and Friends
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1321868678?view=Detail&id=119181

Tuesday, December 22

JNet Happy Hour
http://www.birthrightisrael.com/site/Calendar/2068627707?view=Detail&id=202141&whence=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.birthrightisrael.com%2Fsite%2FPageServer%3Fpagename%3Dnext_local_dc_calendar

Journeys to Judaism: Jews by Choice tell their Stories
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=256&dispDt=12/22/2009 7:00:00 PM

Reception for Noam and Galit
http://www.jcouncil.org/site/Calendar/579789217?view=Detail&id=103381

When Jews do Bad Things
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=12/22/2009 1:00:00 PM&enddate=12/22/2009 2:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=413136&recurrenceid=0

GLOE/Beit Mischpachah Night with Judy Gold
http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar/1321868678?view=Detail&id=118241

Wednesday, December 23

Jedchai JEHMS
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=12/23/2009 7:00:00 PM&enddate=12/23/2009 9:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=346482&recurrenceid=8332

Thursday, December 24

Matzoball 2009
http://www.jewishpro.com/eventdetail.php?id=41

Gefilte Fish Gala Charity
http://www.jewishsocials.com/index.cfm?CityId=1&action=events&event_id=6090#Event6090

Good for the Jews: Putting the Ha! In Hanukkah
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=12/24/2009 7:00:00 PM&enddate=12/24/2009 9:00:00 PM&id=75&eventid=413569&recurrenceid=0

YPK Christmas Eve Dinner
http://www.jewishfriends.org/calendar.html#1214

Friday, December 25

Christmas Day Chinese Fest and movie
http://www.jewishpro.com/eventdetail.php?id=46

Happy Challah Day
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=229&dispDt=12/25/2009 12:00:00 PM

Downtown Shabbat with Larry Paul and Robyn Helzner
http://www.sixthandi.org/EventDetails.aspx?evntID=73&dispDt=12/25/2009 6:00:00 PM

At the J: Community Service Projects
http://washingtondcjcc.org/volunteer/

Saturday, December 26

Shabbat Nitzanim Services
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=12/26/2009 10:30:00 AM&enddate=12/26/2009 11:00:00 AM&id=75&eventid=384133&recurrenceid=9375

Shaare Torah Tot Shabbat
http://www.shalomdc.org/calendar/index.aspx?startdate=12/26/2009 2:15:00 PM&enddate=12/26/2009 2:45:00 PM&id=75&eventid=383968&recurrenceid=9372

Around town for DC Chanukah!

Chanukah 5770 is winding down…I hope you’ve had fun lighting your menorah, playing with your dreidel and eating the usual fare of Jewish food. 😛 Though largely a home-based holiday, I went around town to see what I could find—from holidays to bazaars, from happy hours to giant menorahs on the White House lawn.

Want to know more? Check out my slideshow below!

(Alas, wordpress still won’t let me embed, so click here to see the show on Flickr)

(A special thanks to all orgs who made my public Chanukah possible, from Young Professional Kesher, DCJCC, American Friends of Lubavitch, and all of the people involved in Happy Hour on the Hill, including B’nai B’rith Young Leadership, Birthright Israel NEXT, J-Fed, The Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning, Sixth & I, YP@AI and WHC 2339! *pants* :P)

Crossposted to The Examiner