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November 2014

Theater J – The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures

November 13 - December 21
Theater J,
1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States

November 13 – December 21, 2014 By Tony Kushner  Directed by John Vreeke Featuring Josh Adams, Rena Cherry Brown, Jenifer Deal, Tim Getman, Lisa Hodsoll, Susan Rome, Sue Jin Song, Lou Liberatore, James Whalen, Tom Wiggin and Michael Anthony Williams When retired longshoreman and lifelong Communist Gus summons his three adult children to their Brooklyn home to explain why he’s selling the family brownstone and ending his life, things don’t go exactly as planned. The children bring their own dramas;…

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December 2014
$40

Light it Up!! – Hanukah Party at Magen David Sephardic Congregation

December 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Magen David Sephardic Congregation,
11215 Woodglen Drive, Rockville, MD 20852 United States
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Dinner, Dancing and a Surprise Performance!! Full Spread of Shawarma, Falafel and More! OPEN BAR! DJ Spinning the best in both US and International tunes all night! $40 per person in advance $50 per person at the Door This event is 21+ Brought to you by the MDSC Men’s Club ~WE PUT THE “MEN” IN MENORAH~ Special Thanks to Da Vinci’s Florists www.davinciflorist.com

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Free

Hebrew Language Chanukah Cooking

December 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Moishe House DC,
1753 Euclid ST NW, Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Do you like potato pancakes & jelly donuts? You better call them by their correct Hebrew name at this one.  Come speak Hebrew & put the finishing touches on your cholesterol level with tasty Chanukah-time treats. For INTERMEDIATE to ADVANCED Hebrew speakers only. 

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12/15

A History of Jews and Chocolate!

December 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bethesda Jewish Congregation,
6101 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
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Great Chefs Community Cooking Series CONTINUES Food historian and columnist Sheilah Kaufman is the next fabulous chef in Bethesda Jewish Congregation’s GREAT CHEFS Community Cooking Series on Sunday, December 21st at 2pm addressing the wildly popular topic, “A History of Jews and Chocolate”. The history is a long story, dating back to around 1100BCE in the lush jungles of equatorial Central America. Chef Kaufman is a popular lecturer and expert on Mediterranean cooking and has been a guest speaker for…

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$30

Chicken Soup for the Jewish Soul Cycle

December 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From 3-4pm on Sunday, December 21st, we will sweat it out to the oldies of the music that makes you think of summer camp. Cost: $30 – includes the class, shoe rental, and bottled water. RSVP: Space is limited so please register TODAY!   PLEASE NOTE: This is the rescheduled date from Tuesday, December 9th. All purchased spots will transfer to the new date. If you RSVPed for the earlier date and can no longer attend the new date, you can…

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Free

Light Up the Night: Community Menorah Lighting at Mosaic

December 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mosaic District,
2910 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031 United States

It’s Chanukah and we’re bringing the celebration to you! Join the community as we celebrate the holiday together by lighting candles, singing songs, enjoying entertainment, eating sufganiyot (Donuts) and gelt (chocolates) and spinning the dreidel (top)! For more information, contact Laurie.Albert@jccnv.org, 703.537.3064.

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Free

Machar Young Adult Havurah Hanukkah Party!

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Washington, DC 20010 United States
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Join Machar YAH for a Hanukah Party! We’ll have a short Hanukah candle lighting followed by a Hanukah pot luck party. This is open to anyone interested in Machar, or just looking to spend the holiday with secular Jewish young adults in DC. Please bring a food item and/or drink to share. Guests, friends, family members welcome!  RSVP to Leah@kaplansonline.net for the address.  More details on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/macharyah/

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Mifgash Hebrew Speakers Group: Chanukah Party!

Celebrate Chanukah with other Hebrew speakers!  Potluck dinner (please bring a vegetarian dish to share), menorah lighting, and performance by Makela, a Jewish young professional a cappella choir! About The Group:  Mifgash is a high-level Hebrew conversation and social group for young professionals in the DC area.  Join other Israelis and proficient Hebrew-speakers for Israeli movies, guest presenters, discussions on Israeli society/culture, social gatherings, and more- all in HEBREW.  Mifgash usually meets every other week at the DCJCC for a formal program in Hebrew followed…

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$15

Latke-Palooza

December 22 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Commissary,
1443 P St NW, Washington DC, 20005 United States
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The Latke-Palooza is a Hanukah Happy Hour with bottomless latke and deep fried donut bar, featuring traditional, sweet potato and zucchini latkes. Plus enjoy a la carte Hanukah themed drink specials and appetizers such as brisket sliders, kugel bites and lox crostinis.   10% of proceeds from the event benefit the Jewish Food Experience, a program generously supported by the United Jewish Endowment Fund of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

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$15.00

Music at the DCJCC: World Music for Chanukah with Avram Pengas

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Washington DC JCC,
1529 16TH ST NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States
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Greek-born guitarist and bouzouki virtuoso Avram Pengas creates a rich musical palette rooted in the Mediterranean and the Middle East. A skilled arranger, Pengas draws upon both Eastern and Western rhythms in a dynamic, improvisational style that recalls American jazz. Since opening his nightclub, Noga, in the heart of Greenwich Village in 1979, he has performed in the off-Broadway production of Hot Klezmer, and has become a staple of New York’s downtown music scene.

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$6

Chanukah Yoga

December 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sixth & I,
600 I Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States

Greg Marzullo of Flow Yoga Center and Rabbi Scott lead Jewish-inspired yoga and meditation alongside the glow of Chanukah candles. Feel free to bring your own menorah. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours.

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Free

21st Annual Gefilte Fish Gala

December 23 @ 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Union Jack’s,
4915 St Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814 United States
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21st Annual Gefilte Fish Gala Charity Fundraiser Have Fun- Do Good! WHEN: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 from 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM WHERE: Union Jack’s 4915 St. Elmo Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814 Within 0.1 miles of Bethesda Metro Station PRICE: FREE!! Put on your party clothes and join other professionals for a great time in Bethesda at tonight’s 21st Annual Gefilte Fish Gala Charity Fundraiser! Hundreds of people attend this party each year so don’t miss out! Drink, mix, mingle…

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$20

It Happened in St. Tropez

December 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
DC JCC,
16th & Q Sts. NW, Washington, DC United States

Join us on Erev Christmas for Chinese Food and a Movie! Reception will take place prior to the screening and is included with the purchase of a film ticket. Unashamedly romantic, the comedy of manners It Happened in Saint-Tropez begins with a family wedding and funeral. Roni, a gauche, successful, irreligious diamond dealer who lives in the present is the polar opposite to brother Zef, a classical musician, cultured and observant. Bound by their decrepit, elderly father and beautiful daughters,…

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Free

Christmas Eve Pregame Extravaganza

December 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moishe House Capitol Hill,
520 4th Street NE, Washington , DC United States
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You going to the Matzoball? Oh, the Falafel Frenzy? We don’t care which but we want to help you get a head start to whichever event you’re planning on going to. Stop by our place on Xmas Eve for a pregame (co-hosted by Moishe House Arlington) before you party the night away. For planning purposes, we are equidistant to both Shaw and Downtown

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$30

Falafel Frenzy 2014

December 24 @ 9:00 pm
The Howard Theater,
620 T Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 United States
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JOIN US at the Falafel Frenzy this Christmas Eve!Celebrate with your friends and meet new people while contributing to a good cause! Event will go to support hunger action programs, local Holocaust survivors living below the poverty line and many other community programs through the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.When: Xmas Eve 12/24 9pm – closeCost: Avoid long lines with $30 in advance, $35 (CASH) at the door http://www.cvent.com/d/drqn71Where: Howard Theatre – drink specials until 12amand amazing DJs Why you should…

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J Fest

December 25 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia,
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, 22031 United States

Thursday, December 25, 11am–3pm Join your friends, family and community for a day of spectacular fun, food, and entertainment! J Fest participants receive free admission to the screening of The Frisco Kid, a comedy/western with Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford, following J Fest activities (see below). Entertainment: • The Magic of Jay Mattioli: Jay electrified the nation and awed the judges, during his appearance on NBC’s #1 hit show “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT,” where he was selected as a Quarter Finalist!…

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Christmas Day Volunteering with NOVA Tribe @ Washington Hospital Center

December 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Washington Hospital Center,
110 Irving St NW, Washington, DC, DC 20010 United States

Register here: https://xmas-mitzvahs.eventbrite.com/ Christmas Day Volunteering Thursday, December 25th 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Washington Hospital Center 110 Irving St. NW, DC Spread some holiday cheer on Christmas day… NOVA Tribe Series is working with The Holiday Project this year and visiting patients at the Washington Hospital Center in DC. We will sing songs, pass out presents, and visit with patients. Our group gets snack vouchers & validated parking as well! We will organize carpools to the location from various points in VA/DC/MD. Coming from VA? We…

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Dinner is $10 in advance $12 the day of service.

Downtown Shabbat

December 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sixth & I,
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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Shabbat services at The Shul

December 26 @ 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

December 26 @ 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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New Years in Punta Cana

December 29, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - January 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Paradisus Hotel,
Punta Cana, Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Start 2015 with new and lasting friends, sun soaked skin and lots of laughs. Plan ahead for a break from winter at a luxurious inclusive, luxury resort with pure white sand, turquoise waters in Punta Cana over New Years. We are staying at the beautiful Paradisus Palma Real resort, gorgeous beach with tons of great restaurants, watersports, entertainment — all included.. Eat, drink as much as you want. We will have special activities for our group throughout the day and…

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January 2015

Bet Mishpachah Shabbat

January 2, 2015 @ 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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MIndful MOSH – A Jewish Mindfulness Gathering: Finding Freedom, A Pre-Pesach Gathering

January 3, 2015 @ 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

January 3, 2015 @ 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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$11

A Place in Heaven

January 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
DC JCC,
16th & Q Sts. NW, Washington, DC United States

This quasi-Biblical, epic drama spans the history of Israel through 40 years and three wars, yet, like Madmony’s previous film Restoration, at its heart it is about father-son relationships.  When the brave, much admired officer dubbed Bambi returns to base after a daring mission, the cook’s assistant, a young rabbi, tells him enviously that he has earned a place in heaven for endangering his life on behalf of his Jewish brethren. As a secular Zionist, Bambi scoffs at this notion…

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Introduction to Judaism Class

January 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every week until April 30, 2015
Temple Sinai,
3100 Military Road, NW, , Washington, DC 20015 United States
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Introduction to Judaism is a 16 week class sponsored by the Union for Reform Judaism that gives a broad overview of Judaism and is designed for Jews and others who are seeking a greater understanding of Jewish principles and practice. The course is for interfaith couples, non-Jews considering conversion, and for Jews who wish to learn more about Judaism. The class explores Jewish holidays and life-cycle ceremonies, prayer and worship, Jewish history, Jewish theology, Israel, the Holocaust, and how to…

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Bet Mishpachah Shabbat

January 9, 2015 @ 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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The Collapse of Civilizations in 1177 BC and the Emergence of Israel

January 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
B’nai Israel Congregation,
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852 United States
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Eric Cline | George Washington University Co-Presented by BASONOVA and hosted by B’nai Israel Congregation This lecture will take place at B’nai Israel Congregation, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD During the Late Bronze Age the Mediterranean region hosted a complex international world in which Egyptians, Mycenaeans, Minoans, Hittites, Assyrians, Babylonians, Cypriots, and Canaanites all interacted, creating a cosmopolitan and globalized world-system. This internationalism may have contributed to the apocalyptic disaster that ended the Bronze Age. After centuries of cultural and…

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$12.00

Anita Shapira, Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel

January 12, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Washington DCJCC,
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States
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This biography by eminent Israeli historian Anita Shapira strives to get to the core of the complex man who would become the face of the new Jewish nation. Shapira tells the Ben-Gurion story anew, focusing especially on the period in 1948 immediately following Israel’s declaration of independence. As a result of her extensive research and singular access to Ben-Gurion’s personal archives, Shapira provides fascinating and original insights into his personal qualities and those that defined his political leadership.

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Theater J – Life Sucks

January 14, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - February 15, 2015 @ 11:30 pm
Theater J,
1529 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 United States

A World Premiere LIFE SUCKS (OR THE PRESENT RIDICULOUS) January 14 – February 15, 2015 Written and Directed by Aaron Posner Loosely based on Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov Featuring Eric Hissom and Sasha Olinick It’s tough being the gorgeous woman desired by all but understood by none. Or the homely girl with a heart of gold. Or the middle-aged man insightful enough to see the depth of his own failings. In fact, Life Sucks for everyone in Aaron Posner’s…

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