Fun on the 33rd day

More than 400 people came together in Northern Virginia on Sunday to celebrate Lag B’Omer — the 33rd day between Passover and Shavuot — with face painting, archery and music. A bonfire was a highlight of the festival, held at Gesher Jewish Day School in Fairfax. The celebration was also sponsored by the Jewish Community… Read More

Tifereth Israel celebrates its 100th birthday

Tifereth Israel in Washington celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 7. Photos by Earl Dotter Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser addresses members of Tifereth Israel at the congregation’s 100th anniversary celebration on May 7.     Beth Naftalin and other Tifereth Israel members enjoy the roast of Rabbi Ethan Seidel.            … Read More

Northern Virginia lights up Mosaic District

Despite the cold weather, the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, Temple Rodef Shalom and Chabad Lubavitch of Northern Virginia brought Chanukah spirit to the Mosaic District in Fairfax. More than 100 parents, children, clergy and others celebrated on Dec. 29 with singing, sufganiyot and an olive press demonstration. At the center of the celebration,… Read More