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October 2014
3220 + air fare

Women’s Trip to Israel

October 19 - 31

Washington DC Metro area Women and friends for a trip to Israel. Spend 11 days exploring Israel through the eyes of women. Trip highlights include: A sunset jeep ride in the Ramon Crater The role of women in the Israeli Army and visit Bislach army base Explore Israeli Cuisine through hands on cooking with a local chef in Jerusalem Choose between an art workshop at Kakadu, a dance workshop at Vertigo or visiting a boutique winery Meet local journalists, activists…

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Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival

October 19 - 29
Washington DC Jewish Community Center,
1529 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States
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From October 19-29, the Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival will present 13 lively events in Washington celebrating Jewish art and literature. The Festival’s dynamic line-up includes the Washington debut of an ambitious multimedia musical performance based on the story of the Sarajevo Haggadah and featuring Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks; America’s favorite sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer; a live performance at Lisner Auditorium by Pulitzer Prize winner Art Spiegelman; and Gary Shteyngart, author of the bestselling novels Super Sad True Love Story and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook,…

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$5

He’brew Harvest Happy Hour: Helping Local Kids with NOVA Tribe

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate fall with NOVA Tribe as we try out World of Beer’s 20 pumpkin ales & hundreds of other drinks on tap and help kids in our community by bringing in any of the following items for a local elementary school free/reduced lunch program or buying one of our Schlep bags (for every bag we sell we will donate a bag of books to a local children’s literacy program.)Register here: https://hebrew-harvest.eventbrite.com/ Drink specials all night! World of Beer is 2 blocks from…

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HeadFirst

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
DCJCC,
16th and Q Sts. NW, Washington, United States
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Kick start every Jewish month this year with a special EPDC fitness class! DCJCC Trainer, yogi, and all-around awesome person Lisa Glassman will be leading a different, fun class every rosh chodesh. Sign up for one month or all four classes of the Fall session: Elul/August Tishrei/SeptemberCheshvan/OctoberKislev/November

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$11

FILM: Fifth Heaven

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington DC JCC,
1529 16TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States
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In this beautiful coming-of-age drama, a 13-year-old orphan struggles to adjust to a new life in British-controlled Palestine in 1944. Maya lives in an orphanage for Jewish girls on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, where she develops forbidden feelings for an anti-British resistance fighter. Based on the novel of the same name by Rachel Eytan, winner of the prestigious Brenner Prize.   Dir. Dina Zvi-Riklis, 103 min, Israel, 2012 In Hebrew with English Subtitles   Tickets are $11

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Hannibal’s Campaign Against Rome

October 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Linda Meiberg | University of Pennsylvania The expansionist policies of the Romans on the Italic peninsula and the Carthaginians in the central Mediterranean culminated in the year 218 BCE in what came to be known as the Second Punic War. The Romans, however, regarded this seventeen year engagement as the War Against Hannibal, since it was the sheer determination and audacity of this brilliant general that lead to a slew of defeats at the hands of the Carthaginians. In this…

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$25

Sephardic Services and Latino Style Sephardic Dinner

October 24 @ 7:00 am - 10:30 pm

Join Sephardic Heritage in DC (SHinDC) at the historic Sixth and I synagogue in downtown Washington DC for a Shabbat service and dinner celebrating Sephardic Heritage in Latin America.  Sephardic Shabbat services will be followed by a delicious Latino style Sephardic dinner.  Guest speaker Sofia Abraham Mendoza, originally from Guatemala, will talk about Sephardic Jewry in Latin America and the Spanish Inquisition, as well as Jewish communities of Guatemala. The historic Sixth & I Synagogue (600 I St, NW, Washington,…

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$12

Nick Kotz—The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas

October 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Washington DC JCC,
1529 16TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nick Kotz tells the sweeping and personal story of one family and the pioneer rancher, Nathan Kallison, who helped develop modern Texas. A Russian immigrant in the 1890’s, Kallison, Kotz’s grandfather, eventually settled in San Antonio, where he turned his one-room saddlery into the largest farm and ranch supply business in the Southwest. Bring a bag lunch!   Tickets are $12; DCJCC Member/Student/Senior: $10

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10 adv/$12 dos

Downtown Shabbat

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue,
600 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States

6:00 pm – Cocktail Hour 6:45 pm – Shabbat Service 8:00 pm – Dinner A Carlebach-inspired service led by Chazzan Larry Paul and musician Robyn Helzner followed by dinner and Shabbat singing. Open to all.

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Tikkun Leil Shabbat Services and Dinner October 24 6:45pm

October 24 @ 6:45 pm - 9:45 pm
15th St. Presbyterian Church,
1701 15th St. NW, Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Please join us on Friday, October 24, for a songful, soulful Shabbat service featuring a full Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv, a teaching about a social justice issue, and a potluck vegetarian dinner.  Note that October 24 is also Rosh Chodesh Cheshvan.  The service will be row seating, a cappella. Please bring a vegetarian entree or salad to share; there will be one table for hekhsher-only vegetarian potluck items and a second table for vegetarian potluck items. Services begin at 6:45 pm; dinner around…

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Shabbat services at The Shul

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week until December 26, 2014
The Shul (Chabad),
2110 Leroy Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Join us at TheSHUL (Chabad) for warm and lively Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv services each Friday night. Light Kiddush follows.

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$10

Metro Minyan

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Calvary Baptist Church,
755 8th St NW, Washington, DC United States

Metro Minyan is BACK on October 24! Metro Minyan is a casual, musical (with guitar), come-as-you-are Shabbat experience exclusively for DC’s 20′s and 30′s.When: October 24, 6:15 “Shot of Torah” (Torah study over drinks and snacks). 7pm Shabbat service, followed by dinner.Where: Calvary Baptist Church (Chinatown)Cost: $10 if you preregister, $15 at the door**The true cost of Metro Minyan is $30 per person. Through the generosity of Washington Hebrew Congregation and Emanuel J. Friedman Philanthropies, we are able to offer a…

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Bet Mishpachah Shabbat

October 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Every week until June 26, 2015
Washington DC JCC,
1529 16th st NW, Washington, 20036 United States
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8:00 PM – 9:15 PM Location: District of Columbia Jewish Community Center (DCJCC) 16th and Q Street NW Washington DC

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$18

Light Up an Autumn Night: Havdalah on the Farm Event

October 25 @ 7:15 pm - 11:30 pm

Join other young professionals for a Saturday night escape from the big city on to a local farm. Campfire Havdalah, Flashlight Corn Maze, Hay Ride, Hot Food, Cold Beer! Bus leaves from in front of 6&I @ 7:15pm Please RSVP http://mesorahdc.org/jewish-lifecycle/special-events  

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$25

Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer & Jerome E. Singerman—Myths of Love: Echoes of Ancient Mythology in the Modern Romantic Imagination

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Washington DC JCC,
1529 16TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Dr. Ruth Westheimer, America’s favorite sex therapist, analyzes the irrational, cruel and often deadly world of classic myths—from Narcissus to Helen of Troy to Venus and Adonis. Dr. Ruth and co-author Jerome E. Singerman examine the underlying psychology of ancient myths, and trace how they have endured in literature and art throughout the centuries, influencing how we think about love even today. The annual Gerald L. Bernstein Memorial Lecture is made possible by a generous endowment from Tamara and Harry…

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$23-$72

An Evening of Comedy with Annabelle Gurwitch

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia,
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031 United States
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The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia opens its third performing arts season with an evening of comedic storytelling with Annabelle Gurwitch. Known as the co-host of TV’s “Dinner and a Movie,” Annabelle is a Jewish mother, a passionate environmentalist, a reluctant atheist, and the author of the new book I See You Made an Effort: Compliments, Indignities, and Sur­vival Stories from the Edge of 50. As an actress, she’s guest starred in over fifty TV series, including: Dexter, Boston Legal,…

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Interfaith Couples Workshop Series

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Every week until November 23, 2014
Albert Einstein High School,
11135 Newport Mill Rd, Kensington , MD 20895 United States
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Workshops in Growing as a Jewish/Christian Couple Are you in an interfaith marriage and want tools and support for living with two faiths? Are you in an interfaith relationship and trying to determine whether marriage will work? Do you have questions about how to raise your children? Deal with extended family? Celebrate both Christian and Jewish holidays? The series will be led by Rabbi Harold White of Georgetown University & Rev. Julia Jarvis, Spritual Leaders of IFFP with Father Michael…

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Free

Film Screening: “Anita” – Speaking Truth to Power

October 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Documentary Film on the Anita Hill Senate Hearings and Panel Discussion on Sexual Harassment Sunday, October 26, 2:30pm Join the adult services department for a screening of Anita, followed by a dessert reception and panel discussion of prominent speakers in the field of sexual harassment and assault. $10 donation and RSVP requested. Contact Carla.Rosenfeld@jccnv.org. This program is in partnership with the Brandeis National Committee, Northern Virginia Chapter. Views and opinions of guest speakers are their own and do not necessarily…

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$54

What It Takes: To Connect to Friday Night Services

October 26 @ 5:00 pm
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue,
600 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States

This is a three-part class that meets Sunday, October 26 at 5:00 pm, Monday and Tuesday, October 27 – 28 at 7:30 pm.  Want to make services meaningful? Rabbi Scott leads a three-night seminar to teach you everything you’ll need to know to connect with Friday night. For those in their 20s and 30s

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$36

The 2014 Heschel Vision Awards

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Jews United For Justice is honoring community members who go beyond just being a volunteer. Our honorees are a few of many people in our amazing community who embody the spirit behind the socially just vision Rabbi Heschel had for our world. Join our fundraiser to celebrate our victories and to make a contribution toward meaningful change in our community. Tickets start at $36.

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$18

PERFORMANCE: Machatunim—Based on S. Bear Bergman’s Blood Marriage, Wine and Glitter

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington DC JCC,
1529 16TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States
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S. Bear Bergman understands family—original, chosen and a hearty blend of the two. Bergman joins us to perform stories about the lives of his grandparents, his Shabbat table, the hilarity of planning his wedding, and the survival story of Chanukah set against Trans Day of Remembrance. He also makes space for those complex relationships for which we must create our own names—drag mothers, step-parents emeritus, your sperm donor’s parents and other queerly-related loved ones—all redefining the notion of what family…

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$15

Mathew Klickstein—Slimed!: An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington DC JCC,
1529 16TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Did you know Alanis Morissette before she was “ironic”? Do Rugrats, Clarissa Explains It All and The Adventures of Pete & Pete conjure up memories of Saturday night SNICK marathons? Then you grew up in the golden age of Nickelodeon! Mathew Klickstein interviewed hundreds of Nickelodeon insiders, including actors Melissa Joan Hart and Kenan Thompson, to uncover the origins of green slime, how Ren & Stimpy managed to get on the air and much more. Followed by Nick-themed trivia! Tickets are $15; DCJCC Member/Student/Senior: $12

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Free

Child Immigration and the Current Crisis Latino and Jewish Perspectives

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mexican Cultural Institute,
2829 16th St. NW , Washington, DC 20009 United States

Join ACCESS DC and the Bridging America Project for a panel discussion on the current child immigration crisis from the perspective of Jewish, Latino, and Latino-Jewish immigrants moderated by Chelsea Hanson, AJC Assistant Director of Immigration Policy. Breakout discussions to follow the panel. Reception will precede the program. Space is limited, please register here.  Panelists: Sandra Grossman, Chilean- Jewish immigrant, Managing Partner and Founder, Grossman Law, LLC Lana Alman, Moldovan-Jewish immigrant, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton Felipe Sousa- Rodriguez, DREAMer from Brazil,…

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Free

Martin Goldsmith—Alex’s Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington DC JCC,
1529 16TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States
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In 1939, the MS St. Louis, loaded with Jewish refugees eager to escape Nazi Germany, sailed from Hamburg. Denied entry to Cuba and then the United States, the ship and its passengers were returned to Europe, where many were sent to concentration camps. Local author and radio personality Martin Goldsmith details his six-week quest to retrace the journey his grandfather and his uncle made from the St. Louis, to French concentration camps, to their tragic murders at Auschwitz. The Bernard Wexler Fund…

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$25

CLOSING NIGHT: Gary Shteyngart in Conversation with Alan Cheuse—Little Failure: A Memoir

October 29 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Washington DC JCC,
1529 16TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States
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From the author of the bestselling novels Super Sad True Love Story and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook comes an epic American immigrant story starring a lovable, stumbling, lusting hero—Gary Shteyngart himself. In his newest hit, Shteyngart explores what it means to be an immigrant, a son, an American, a boyfriend and a writer. In conversation with NPR’s “Voice of Books” Alan Cheuse. Sponsor: Louie and Ralph Dweck  Tickets are $25; DCJCC Member/Student/Senior: $20; VIP: $50 (Premium Seating)

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The Military Campaigns of Moses and Joshua

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until November 5, 2014
Adas Israel Congregation,
2850 Quebec Street NW, Washington, DC United States
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Joshua’s conquest of the Holy Land remains one of our most formative and controversial historical events. Join us as we look at the Biblical text and assess it against the known historical context. Gary Fellman attended the Yeshiva of Eastern Parkway, has degrees in history, engineering and religion and has been an active member of the Jewish community on three continents, including Australia. JSC, Adas members $40, non-members $55

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Trick or Trivia

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue,
600 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States

Celebrate Halloween early at Trick or Trivia. Play five brain-busting rounds of questions as we test your knowledge of all things spooky and scary. Earn extra points by dressing up for our Costume Contest. Anyone who comes in a costume will earn an extra ½-point for his/her team. Dinner will be provided by We, the Pizza. We’ll be awarding a Best Costume prize to the most cleverly disguised individual or group. The winner(s) will receive a special prize. Teams are limited to seven…

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Introduction to Judaism

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
DCJCC,
16th and Q Sts. NW, Washington, United States
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Want to get back to Jewish basics? Whether you’ve learned it before or not, Introduction to Judaism uses classic texts and modern examples to help you make sense of Judaism.  Cover the fundamentals of Jewish life, including Shabbat and holidays, prayer, lifecycle rituals, ethics, and beliefs. This class is ideal for learners with questions, whether you’ve never studied Judaism before in your life, you’re looking for a Hebrew School refresher, or you’re somewhere in between. This class is 8 weeks, Wednesday October…

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$144

Making Relationships Work

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue,
600 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States

This is a five-part class that meets Thursdays, October 30 through November 20 at 7:00 pm and includes a Shabbat dinner on Friday, November 7 at 6:30 pm. Based off a model proven through decades of implementation, this new seminar is designed to help you generate more happiness and better communication in your committed relationship. Licensed Social Worker Victoria Hervitz leads this five part seminar for married and long-term Jewish and interfaith couples that includes Shabbat dinner with Rabbi Scott, and…

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$10

Ohev YP Friday Night Dinner + Shabbaton!

October 31 @ 5:55 pm - November 1 @ 7:00 pm
Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue,
1600 Jonquil Street, Washington, DC 20012 United States

Join Ohev Sholom’s Young Professionals community on Friday, October 31st for a Friday night Dinner & Oneg! Carlebach-style Kabbalat Shabbat begins at 5:55pm, with a deluxe strictly-kosher catered dinner at 7:15pm, followed by an oneg with lively singing, discussion, and words of Torah from Maharat Ruth Balinsky Friedman. Our last dinner had over 90 young professionals! All are welcome. Open to the entire community for $18, $10 for young professionals under 35.Limited accommodations may be available. Please email maharatruth@ostns.org for more…

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