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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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$36

Table Service: Murder Mystery Edition

October 31 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue,
600 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States

6:45 pm –  Happy Hour 7:00 pm – Dinner Spend All Hallow’s Eve at our communal table where Shabbat is about to get a little spookier. Take your safety into your own hands at a special murder mystery-edition of Table Service, where no one is innocent and even the butler is a suspect.

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Shabbat services at The Shul

October 31 @ 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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Bet Mishpachah Shabbat

October 31 @ 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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Free

Moishe House: Halloween Party

October 31 @ 9:00 pm
Moishe House DC,
1753 Euclid ST NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States

Everyone knows the best secular holiday is Halloween so we’re going ALL OUT for this one. This is a costume party and if you don’t wear one, everyone’s gonna judge you.  So what are you gonna be?  Slutty nurse?  Slutty Jasmine from Aladdin?  Slutty pumpkin spice latte?  A Centaur?  Just please don’t be anything racially insensitive. We will have a DJ and we plan on getting real turnt up to the Monster Mash and, of course, Thriller.  Co-sponsored by MH Capitol Hill…

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November 2014

MIndful MOSH – A Jewish Mindfulness Gathering: Finding Freedom, A Pre-Pesach Gathering

November 1 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
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Every month on the first Saturday
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Geneva Room,
1 Chevy Chase Circle, Washington, DC 20015 United States

Co – led by Rabbis Elyssa Joy Auster, Gilah Langner, and Mark Novak. 1st Shabbat morning of every month. A  gentle. joyous morning of meditation, movement, music, and more, followed by tea. BYO meditation cushions or yoga mats. Chairs provided. Directions

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Mindful MOSH – A Jewish Mindfulness Gathering

November 1 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
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Every month on the first Saturday
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church,
1 Chevy Chase Circle, Washington, DC United States
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Co – led by Rabbis Elyssa Joy Auster, Gilah Langner, and Mark Novak. 1st Shabbat morning of every month. A  gentle. joyous morning of meditation, movement, music, and more, followed by tea. BYO meditation cushions or yoga mats. Chairs provided. Directions

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$10-$15

Northern Virginia j.talks – Joshua Max Feldman

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Congregation Beth Emeth,
12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, VA 20171 United States

First time novelist Joshua Max Feldman visits Northern Virginia on Saturday, November 1 to talk about and read from his novel The Book of Jonah. Feldman’s visit is hosted by Northern Virginia j.talks and Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon. “This charming, modern-day Jonah — half-Jewish and estranged from God, swallowed up by sleep rather than a whale — would seem to have little in common with his Old Testament namesake. But after a series of terrifying visions, his well-ordered world…

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$25 pre-registration/ $36 at door/ Free for students with ID

ROUTES: A Day of Jewish Learning

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
American University,
4400 Mass Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20008 United States
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One day. 7 hours. 70 awe-inspiring Jewish learning sessions. Join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Department of Jewish Life and Learning presents ROUTES, the quintessential, single-day adult education conference for our Jewish community. Now in its sixth year, ROUTES will take place on November 2, 2014 at American University. From mindfulness to mysticism, relationships to reflections, text study to tikkun olam, the supernatural to natural soups, attendees will satisfy an appetite for Jewish learning with acclaimed speakers. Speakers Include: Sara Polin, “Soupergirl”: Spirituality of Kashrut Rabbi Benjamin…

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$12

Truth or Myth, Increase in Anti-Semitism?

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tifereth Israel Congretation,
7701 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20012 United States
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Join us on Sunday, November 2nd at 10:00 a.m. A Talk and a Brunch Speaker will be Ira Forman Tifereth Israel Congregation Talk:  Some argue that reported increases in anti-semitism is blown out of proportion, and that people are confusing people opposed to Israeli policies, or even the existence of the State of Israel, with the hatred of Jews. Others are convinced that the opposite is true, and that anti-semitic sentiments are are growing problem throughout the world. Ira Forman…

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Interfaith Couples Workshop Series

November 2 @ 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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$7-$11

Northern Virginia j.talks – Nate Hausmann

November 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia,
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031 United States

Nate Hausmann, who describes himself as an autistic entrepreneur, will share his inspiring story and his first book ABC Animals at aNorthern Virginia j.talks event on Sunday, November 2. j.talks, conversations with authors and artists, is a program of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. Nate began drawing during elementary school. In middle school, he began his tradition of illustrating one-of-a-kind personalized animal alphabet books as baby gifts for family and friends. After high school graduation in Baton Rouge,…

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Hebrew Club Movie

November 2 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Moishe House DC,
1753 Euclid ST NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Movie night! For our first Hebrew Speakers event of the month, we’ll be playing Kazablan! This Israeli West Side Story unfolds when Kazablan, a Morrocan Sephardic Jew, takes time out from hassling the poverty-stricken tenants of the Jaffa ghetto to court the fair-skinned Rachel, an Ashkenazic Jew.  Come join us to watch this classic Israeli film and speak in Hebrew! Pizza and Beer will be provided…

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$25.

Cantor Olkon Memorial Concert with Violinist Alexander Shonert

November 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim,
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring, MD 20902 United States
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Sunday, November 2, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM at Har Tzeon Agudath Achim. Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of enchanting music with acclaimed Czech violinist Alexander Shonert playing Jewish music, Gershwin and the Classics. Violin virtuoso Alexander Shonert, accompanied by pianist Natalia Shonert, will perform a concert of music that has uplifted the soul for ages – – co-sponsored by the Foundation for Jewish Studies – General public – $25.  Har Tzeon Agudath Achim, 1840 University Blvd West,…

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Ethics Under Fire: Does the IDF Maintain a Moral High Ground

November 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Please Join the JCRC’s Israel Action Center at Sixth&I during their 2nd Annual Scholar in Residence Program, underwritten by the Meltzer Group. Based on his 30 years combat record in the reserves, COL Gruber explores moral and legal aspects of the war on terror includingOperation Protective Edge and how the IDF applies ethics in real time during combat making life and death decisions in a matter of seconds. COL Gruber currently serves as Vice–Commander of an armored division of 20,000 soldiers,…

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Free!

Reverse Mifgash: Mitzvah Hoppin’ & Election Night Viewing Party

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Washington DC JCC,
1529 16TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Join us for a night of community impact with a special DC twist! Take part in a meaningful volunteer project with our Israeli guests at the Washington DCJCC, and then watch the midterm election results at a local bar. This event is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required. Register now at www.shalomdc.org/reversemifgash In partnership with EntryPointDC of the Washington DCJCC.This event is part of the Reverse Mifgash, a program created by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and NEXT DC…

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$11

Footsteps in Jeursalem

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
DC JCC,
1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Dir. David Perlov, Dan Geva, David Ofek, Nadav Lapid, Benjamin Freidenberg, Moran Ifergan, Yarden Karmin, Amichai Chasson, Elad Schwartz, Boaz Frankel Yair Agmon, Nayef Hammoud and Yotam Kislev (90min, Israel, 2013) In Hebrew with English Subtitles Documentary Considered by MoMA as one of the most innovative films of 2013, Footsteps in Jerusalem is an anthology of ten short films that collectively offer an evocative portrait of the city—its diversity, complexity, and rapid transformation. It is also a tribute to the…

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$144

Basically Jewish

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Every week until December 2, 2014
Sixth & I,
600 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States

This is a five-week class that meets Tuesdays, November 4 – December 2.  Rabbi Scott leads an experiential introduction to Judaism course designed for those looking to reconnect with Judaism, as well as non-Jews looking to discover. This five-week course allows students to develop a deeper connection with the Jewish faith through a digestible, experiential introduction to Jewish traditions, customs, and rituals. The setting for each class will reflect the topics discussed; “Accessing Jewish Spirituality” will take place in the sanctuary to…

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How Does the IDF Maintain Morality During Peace and Conflict?

November 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Congregation Har Shalom,
11510 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854 United States
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Please Join the JCRC’s Israel Action Center for events during their 2nd Annual Scholar in Residence Program, underwritten by the Meltzer Group. Based on his 30 years combat record in the reserves, COL Gruber explores moral and legal aspects of the war on terror includingOperation Protective Edge and how the IDF applies ethics in real time during combat making life and death decisions in a matter of seconds. COL Gruber currently serves as Vice–Commander of an armored division of 20,000 soldiers, a…

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English/Civics Tutoring at CARECEN inspired by HIAS’ mission

November 5 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Wednesday until December 3, 2014
CARECEN,
1460 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States

HIAS-inspired English/civics tutoring for aspiring American citizens TONIGHT at CARECEN is a commitment of a little over an hour and makes an IMMENSE impact on the students, many of whom don’t have much time the rest of the week to practice their English and prepare for the citizenship exam. We gather at 6:45 or so at 1460 Columbia Road NW, and head into the classrooms from 7 to 8. There are 2 classes, comprised of individuals with low and moderate-to-high…

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40-55

The Military Campaigns of Moses and Joshua

November 5 @ 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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45th Annual Lessans Family Book Festival

November 6 - 16
JCC of Greater Washington,
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, DC 20852 United States
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November 6-16, 2014 Tickets for all events available on October 6, 2014. www.jccgw.org/bookfestival bookfestival@jccgw.org Now in its 45th year, the ten day festival boasts more than 20 of the most sought-after literary talent of the year! We offer one of the east coast’s most extensive collections of books of Jewish content for sale, including many popular and best-selling fiction and nonfiction books. Our unique store offers thousands of recently-published books, many are personally selected and reviewed by a volunteer committee…

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Reverse Mifgash – Because the Middle East is Funny: A Comedy Night with Benji Lovitt

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Woolly Mammoth Theatre,
641 D Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 United States
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Israeli-American comedian Benji Lovitt will paint a hilarious picture of Israel by shedding light on some obscurities surrounding El Al security, Jewish holidays and exactly what makes American and Israeli Jews different from each other. And if we’re lucky, he’ll weigh in on the age old debate: Amsterdam Falafel vs. Israeli Shuk Falafel.7pm – Doors open/cocktail hour8pm – Show beginsCost: $15Space is limited. Registration is required. Register now at www.shalomdc.org/reversemifgashThis event is part of the Reverse Mifgash, a program created by The…

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Free

Honoring Our Veterans: The Invisible Front

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington Hebrew Congregation,
3935 Macomb Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016 United States

We’re hosting a special Shabbat service honoring our veterans and servicemembers for Veterans Day. In The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War, Yochi Dreazen, a highly respected military journalist, now deputy editor for news at Foreign Policy, focuses on the legacy of military suicide and psychological trauma that has followed recent wars. Too often, he says, the military sees mental health problems as a sign of weakness and shuns those in seek of help. The…

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Reverse Mifgash Shabbat: Switched at Birthright

November 7 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue,
600 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Celebrate Shabbat with new and old Israeli and American friends. We’ll build connections with a night of soulful music and delicious food. Join us for services led by Rabbi Scott Perlo followed by Shabbat dinner.6:45pm – Services 8:00pm – DinnerCost: $15Space is limited. Registration is required.In partnership with Sixth & I Historic Synagogue and Jewish Food Experience.This event is part of the Reverse Mifgash, a program created by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and NEXT DC (the DC-area Birthright alumni network), to bring…

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$15

Reverse Mifgash: Switched at Birthright Shabbat

November 7 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue,
600 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States

As part of Reverse Mifgash, a 10-day trip when 12 Israeli Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni immerse themselves in DC Jewish life and culture, celebrate Shabbat with new and old Israeli and American friends. Build connections though a night of soulful music with services led by Rabbi Scott, followed by a delicious Shabbat dinner. For those in their 20s and 30s In partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, NextDC, and Jewish Food Experience.

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Shabbat services at The Shul

November 7 @ 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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Bet Mishpachah Shabbat

November 7 @ 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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Reverse Mifgash – A Capital Balagan: A Night of Israeli Music

November 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tropicalia,
2001 14th St NW , Washington DC, WA 20009 United States
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Experience a night to be remembered with Israel’s global music scene right here in DC. This fun club night at Tropicalia will feature: – one free drink with your ticket – drink specials throughout the evening – special surprise giveaways – awesome Israeli music!   Get ready to dance the night away with our Israeli visitors as they show off some of their best moves! Maybe you will even get to take your new Israeli friends to experience the scrumptiousness that…

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$118 for VIP tickets, $36 for adults, $18 for children under 18, $5 students

A Cappella Fundraiser Concert featuring Rak Shalom, Kol Sasson, and Mezumenet and special guests!

November 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center,
The intersection of Stadium Drive and Route 193, College Park, MD 20742 United States

Join Maryland Hillel for an A Cappella Extravaganza! UMD’s premiere Jewish a cappella groups, Rak Shalom, Kol Sasson, and Mezumenet, will be performing along with guest groups. Look out for a diverse line up of songs ranging from American and Israeli pop to classic Jewish melodies.  It’s sure to be a ruach-ing good time! Don’t want the fun to stop there? Join us for an entire weekend of a cappella and Maryland Hillel events. For more information, please visit https://www.marylandhillel.org/acappellaweekend/.

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