Staying Warm with Jewish Fun

So after Saturday’s nice little snow shower here in D.C., I’m ready for some indoor activities. Never mind that it may be 60-some degrees this week.  But if you’re also ready to cozy up with some fellow Jews in the District, there are great events going on this week that will keep you nice and warm.

Sixth & I will have a learning session and crash course in Hebrew reading Monday, Oct. 31 Learning will be followed by a light dinner (and coffee!), as well as more learning well into the night.  For more information, check out Mesorah DC’s website here.

Tuesday night, as one of the final events in the Jewish Literary Festival, the DC JCC will host a panel on “Israel: Loose Nukes and the End of the World.” If interested, tickets for the event at 7:30 p.m. are available here.

Those with a more active political interest may be interested in the Republican Jewish Coalition’s dinner Wednesday, featuring a discussion on President  Obama and Israel. That’ll be a sure-fire way to get warm: with dinner, lively discussion, and being indoors. RSVP to Alex Siegel. (Tickets range from $20 to $30, and payment is required in advance to attend.)

If you prefer to do something less politically charged in the middle of the week, Adas Israel also has a number of Wednesday options, including a learning session on the Siddur: Translation as Commentary. You’ll find out how to use English translations in a Conservative prayerbook, among other texts and commentary on prayers. The class is $55 for members, $75 for non-members and starts at 7:00 p.m.

As the week winds down, Washington Hebrew Congregation‘s Jewish young professional organization, 2239, will feature a happy hour at BlackFinn Saloon on Thursday. To find out more about the socializing, networking, volunteering-focused group and the happy hour event, click here.

Also, this may be the week of the Dupont Circle Shabbat gathering that I mentioned last week! I’m optimistic there will be considerably less snow and treacherous weather conditions so that we can hold the inaugural event.  Watch this space for updates on the event.

Stay warm this week!