Kosher in Rockville

About 200 kosher food lovers sampled hors d’oeuvres and viewed the facilities on Aug. 10 at the Kosher Grand Opening of the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel and Executive Meeting Center.

Israeli greenhouse project reaches Camps Airy and Louise

Camp goers kicked off their July 26 afternoon at the Open Greenhouse by catching three crayfish, which they released into the Camp Airy aquaponics pond. The 8- and 9-year-olds then huddled around counselor Luke Hutkin, 23, as he instructed them on how to make sunburn cream using vegetable glycerin, aloe vera and essential oils, including… Read More

JCRC holds a grudge over Roger Waters

“Us and Them,” a 1973 release by rockers Pink Floyd, is also the name of band alumnus Roger Waters’ current concert tour, which stopped in Washington last weekend at the Verizon Center. That divisive theme, reflected in Waters’ roiling support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, stirred up the Jewish Community Council of… Read More

Synagogue email leads to kidney match

This year, Ilene Silverman’s synagogue found her a match — only it wasn’t a match of the heart, but of the kidney. The 67-year-old Germantown resident and retired teacher had lived her entire life with one kidney. It had remained healthy until Silverman suffered a debilitating intestinal blockage 12 years ago that was diagnosed only… Read More

Melodies of Mimi Rosenberg

“I’ll never leave my music. This is the one thing that gives me my private world,” Mimi Rosenberg told Washington Jewish Week after her retirement in 1993 from what is now the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras. Today, the violinist turned conductor and music teacher says that still is true. Although Rosenberg, a native of Brooklyn,… Read More

Hannah Monicken Senior Writer

Hannah Monicken is a journalist, politics junkie and lover of puns. She will probably be the first person you meet from the state of North Dakota and prior to WJW she honed her skills writing for a Washington, D.C., nonprofit, covering her home state at The Bismarck Tribune and coordinating communications for a U.S. House political campaign…. Read More

A look at Jews, Ukrainians, and causes of past calamities

Review “Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-existence” by Paul Robert Magocsi and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017. 320 pages. $44.95. The title — “Jews and Ukrainians,” and not something like “Ukrainian Jews and Ukrainian Christians” — tells us the book’s basic story. The Western concept of a Jewish American or a… Read More