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August 2014

Theater J – Yentl

August 28 - October 5
Theater J,
1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States

August 28 – October 5, 2014 Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Yentl The Yeshiva Boy” Adapted by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer With new music and lyrics composed by Jill Sobule Directed by Theater J Associate Artistic Director Shirley Serotsky As a girl in 19th Century Eastern Europe, Yentl is forbidden to pursue her dream of studying Talmud. Unwilling to accept her fate, she disguises herself as a man. But when she falls in love, Yentl must…

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September 2014

Text from Last Night

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week until September 17, 2014
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue,
600 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States

Leading up to the High Holidays, Rabbi Scott leads a half hour session discussing each week’s Torah portion during lunch or after work. The Wednesday lunch session and Tuesday night sessions will be identical in content, so choose the time that best fits into your schedule.

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Pizza with Rabbi Bruce Aft

September 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Moishe House Arlington,
Arlington, VA United States
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Rabbi Bruce Aft (some of you may know him from BBYO) will be here to eat pizza with us and engage in a great discussion about Judaism and the concepts of forgiveness and tolerance. 7:30 pm, Tuesday, September 2nd Moishe House Arlington, 1003E North Daniel St

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Text from Last Night

September 3 @ 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week until September 18, 2014

Leading up to the High Holidays, get a half hour fix of each week’s Torah portion during lunch or after work. The Wednesday lunch session and Tuesday night sessions will be identical in content, so choose the time that best fits into your schedule.

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Shir Delight – YP Shabbat @ Adas

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every month on the first Friday until December 5, 2014
Adas Israel,
2850 Quebec Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20008 United States
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Shir Delight is Adas Israel’s Kabbalat Shabbat experience for young professionals between the ages of 21 and 35. Our evening begins at 6:30PM with a happy hour oneg followed by a lay-led Kabbalat Shabbat/Maariv service and Shabbat dinner. While everyone is welcome to join us for our happy hour oneg and services, we can only accommodate a limited number of people for dinner, so please register in advance!

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

September 6 @ 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

September 6 @ 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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$25

Paint Nite

September 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bertucci’s,
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20006 United States

Sat Sep 6 @ Bertucci’s (2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW) at 7pm Have you ever gotten a painting lesson by an instructor who’s first name is Electra while having drinks at a bar?  Well now is your chance.  Paint Nite is a popular thing where, um, a person teaches a painting lesson to you while you’re at a bar.  You had us at Electra, but our second floor bathroom is decorated with art we made at a paint thing at a bar a while…

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$40.00

Limmud Baltimore Fest

September 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Goucher College,
1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204 United States
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Limmud Baltimore Fest Sunday, September 7, 2014 Registration and check-in: 8:00 a.m. Program concludes at 5:00 p.m. Goucher College, Athenaeum 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204 Wherever you are in your Jewish journey, Limmud will take you one step further. Join us for our 3rd annual celebration of Jewish study, culture, and identity. Informative presentations, the arts, performances, vendors, food, fun, Camp Limmud for ages 3 – 12, and opportunities for community service for all ages, backgrounds, and belief. Early bird registration…

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free

SUNDAY BRUNCH & OPEN HOUSE

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Har Tzeon -Agudath Achim,
1840 University Blvd W , Wheaton, MD 20902 United States
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Join Har Tzeon Agudath Achim on Sunday, September 7, 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. * Enjoy a delicious brunch with Eleonore’s specialties.* Listen to Professor Josh Muravchik speak about his new book Making David Into Goliath (book signing following the talk)* Learn a nigun (liturgical song) for the High Holy Days with Cantor Ben Bazian * Gain insights into the High Holy Days season with Rabbi Steve Suson* Discover interesting High Holy Days kids activities in our Religious School …

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$15

Kayaking Returns

September 7 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Key Bridge Boathouse,
3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007 United States

Sun Sep 7 @ Key Bridge Boathouse (3500 Water St NW, Washington, DC 20007) 2:30pm “Kayaking Returns” is not the name of a movie, it’s just a fun ass event we’re doing again for everyone that missed the floating and paddling last month.  It was real good. If you’re new to kayaking or just want a low-key outdoor experience, join us on the calm, serene and totally not polluted (we promise!) Potomac River. We’ll meet at Key Bridge Boathouse at 2:30PM to sign and be on…

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$15.00

High Challah-Day Baking, Tasting and Giving

September 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DCJCC,
16th and Q Sts. NW, Washington, United States
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Join the DCJCC and Jewish Food Experience for an afternoon of mixing, braiding and baking challah for a good cause. Discover challah’s ancient roots, its symbolism and its role in the High Holy Days. Sample freshly baked challah with a variety of honeys and sweet and savory compound butters. All challahs prepared during the workshop will be donated to Miriam’s Kitchen to be made into a challah french toast breakfast for under-served members of the DC community. Leah Hadad, Founder and President, Tribes-a-Dozen (Violà!…

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$69

Hebrew Bootcamp

September 7 @ 5:00 pm

This three-day class meets Sunday, September 7 at 5:00 pm, and Monday and Tuesday, September 8 and 9 at 7:00 pm. Frustrated by vicious Hebrew vowels? Bewildered by nasty nouns? Rabbi Scott, Chazzan Larry Paul, and other language mavens lead a three-day Hebrew reading and pronunciation intensive. Gain a basic knowledge of how Hebrew sounds and what common Hebrew words mean. This class focuses on the Hebrew basics essential to creating more meaningful experiences with Judaism, in services and beyond.

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$10

Rikud DC (Israeli Dance in DC!)

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every week until September 21, 2014
DCJCC,
16th and Q Sts. NW, Washington, United States
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Israeli dance is here in DC! Get your feet moving to the energetic beats of rikud(Israeli dance). Come to this weekly drop-in dance night—7:00–8:00 pm to learn new dances or review your steps, 8:00–11:00 pm for open dancing, including circle, line and couples dances. Snacks are provided. $8 for students and DCJCC members, $10 for everyone else. No pre-registration required. To check the calendar for more information and other Israeli dance events, check rikuddc.cloudapp.net or email rikuddc@gmail.com

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Free

Shaw Tavern Trivia Night

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Shaw’s Tavern,
520 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States

Mon Sep 8  @ Shaw Tavern (520 Florida Ave NW) 7pm Do you know lots of info about 90′s hip-hop one hit wonders?  Can you fill in a blank map of Eastern Europe’s countries correctly for some reason?  Man oh man we need you on our team! Come out to what’s becoming a house favorite, meet the community & compete in live team trivia to win prizes and Pub Quiz Glory and possibly a $50 gift card!  And because we all know victory hinges on…

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Monday Night Football

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ri Ra Irish Pub,
2915 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA United States
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Join us and watch the first MNF of the season, when the Giants travel to Detroit 7:00 pm, Monday, September 8th Ri Ra Irish Pub, 2915 Wilson Blvd

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Text from Last Night

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week until September 17, 2014
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue,
600 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States

Leading up to the High Holidays, Rabbi Scott leads a half hour session discussing each week’s Torah portion during lunch or after work. The Wednesday lunch session and Tuesday night sessions will be identical in content, so choose the time that best fits into your schedule.

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$11

The Gift to Stalin

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
DC JCC,
1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States
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THE GIFT TO STALIN Dir. Rustem Abdrashev (95min, Kazakhstan/Russia, 2008) In Russian, Kazakh and Hebrew with English Subtitles Narrative Set against the sweeping beauty of the Kazakh steppes, Gift is the heartwarming tale of a young orphaned Jewish boy who is sent into exile during a Stalinist purge, but saved by a gruff older Muslim. Gorgeously photographed, the film exhibits the kind of charm that critics have compared to Cinema Paradiso and Il Postino. Followed by a presentation from the…

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Text from Last Night

September 10 @ 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week until September 18, 2014

Leading up to the High Holidays, get a half hour fix of each week’s Torah portion during lunch or after work. The Wednesday lunch session and Tuesday night sessions will be identical in content, so choose the time that best fits into your schedule.

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$5

GTJ September Happy Hour!

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook! We know it’s been a while, but the wait is over! Have a few brews and schmooze with Jews on the roof of The Brixton*! We’ll be officially saying goodbye to Rachel G. and welcoming the new Director of GTJ**! Extended Happy Hour Specials 6-9 pm to be posted soon! GatherTheJews.com connects you to Jewish organizations and events in the DC region. There will be a $5 cover to support GTJ. *Stayed tuned for a special…

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Free

Sustainable Eating with the CEO of Hungry Harvest

September 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Moishe House DC,
1753 Euclid ST NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States

Sustainable Eating with the CEO of Hungry Harvest Wed Sep 10  6:30pm “Sustainable” is our favorite buzzword here at MHDC.  Why? Because it can be DELICIOUS.  The founder of this cool organization Hungry Harvest will be talking about why their work is important . There will food (salads) & drinks PLUS you get to take home a nice little doggy bag of goodies which we are sure is also environmentally good.  In the words of Ace Ventura: “Yummay”. email moishehousedc@gmail.com or call 202.670.3450

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English/Civics Tutoring at CARECEN inspired by HIAS’ mission

September 10 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every 2 weeks on Wednesday until September 10, 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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Adult B’nai Mitzvah Class

September 10 @ 7:30 pm
Sixth and I Historic Synagogue,
600 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States

This class meets Wednesdays, from September 10 through May.  Led by Rabbi Scott, this 30-week class enables participants to deepen their connection to Jewish spirituality and practice. The class emphasizes essential skills to understand the flow of Shabbat services and the development of a relationship with a personal mitzvah.

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Free

The Israel-Gaza War: From a Local, Regional & International Perspective with Moran Stern

September 11 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Magen David Sephardic Congregation,
11215 Woodglen Drive, Rockville, MD 20852 United States

Fifth Installment in the MDSC “Members Teaching Members” Series  Israel’s recent Gaza campaign has become one of country’s longest and most complicated wars. Consequently, a set of interesting questions emerge: How has Israel reached this point? How has the war affected Israel’s society, politics, and military? What has Hamas sought to achieve? Who “won” the war? What role have regional powerhouses and the international community played? What does the future hold for Israel and the Gaza Strip?  In this talk,…

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$6

Shabbasana Pre-Shabbat Yoga

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Prepare your mind and body for Shabbat with Jewish-inspired yoga and meditation taught by Greg Marzullo of Flow Yoga Center. Nama-stay for services following the class; yoga attire is welcome during the service. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. For those in their 20s and 30s

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$8 in advance $10 at the door

6th in the City Shabbat

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

6:30 pm – Cocktail Hour 7:15 pm – Service Musical and interactive service with Rabbi Shira and musician Rick Recht. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails before the 7:15 pm service, followed by dinner. For those in their 20s and 30s REGISTER

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YP Shabbat Dinner

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Shul (Chabad),
2110 Leroy Street NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Join us for our first post summer YP Shabbat dinner!Delicious food! Great company! A chance to connect, and reconnect, with other Young Professionals.Sign up now! https://www.facebook.com/events/264273097094796/?notif_t=plan_user_invited

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Moishe House Arlington Roommate Birthday Party

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Moishe House Arlington,
Arlington, VA United States
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It’s Ben’s Birthday and Will’s comes up a few days later, so join us for drinks and fun! 8:00 pm, Saturday, September 13th Moishe House Arlington, 1003E North Daniel St

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$25

Top Nosh!

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DC JCC,
1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States

Will your cuisine reign supreme? All the glory of a television cooking competition… without the reality show drama.   Choose Your Role Cheftestants ($10) - Show off your culinary skills! Create a delicious dish in your own kitchen to enter into our competition, then bring your entry to our “Kitchen Stadium” for the Judges’ Panel. Dishes must be completed at home, but can be warmed up in our ovens.* You’ll be able to choose between cooking an Appetizer OR a Main Dish…

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$10

Rikud DC (Israeli Dance in DC!)

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
DCJCC,
16th and Q Sts. NW, Washington, United States
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Israeli dance is here in DC! Get your feet moving to the energetic beats of rikud(Israeli dance). Come to this weekly drop-in dance night—7:00–8:00 pm to learn new dances or review your steps, 8:00–11:00 pm for open dancing, including circle, line and couples dances. Snacks are provided. $8 for students and DCJCC members, $10 for everyone else. No pre-registration required. To check the calendar for more information and other Israeli dance events, check rikuddc.cloudapp.net or email rikuddc@gmail.com

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