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

ROUTES: A Day of Jewish Learning

Hundreds of people from the Washington-area gathered at the University of Maryland on Nov. 15 for ROUTES: A Day of Jewish Learning, a program co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Maryland Hillel. The day-long event featured more than 70 sessions on Israel, the arts, spirituality, history and sociology.  

Sukkot comes to the Pentagon, Department of Agriculture

The Pentagon and Department of Agriculture (USDA) celebrated Sukkot on Oct. 1. The Pentagon event took place inside the 9/11 Memorial Chapel. Rabbi Marvin Bash, contract rabbi at the Pentagon and rabbi emeritus of Congregation Etz Hayim in Arlington, performed the mitzvah of waving the four species of etrog, lulav, hadas and aravah. Cantor Rachel… Read More

JNFuture Anchor DC: A Night on the Potomac

More than 150 partygoers gathered on Saturday night, July 18, at the Old Town Alexandria dock to board the Potomac Riverboat Co.’s Cherry Blossom vessel for a three-hour cruise along the Potomac River. But the evening wasn’t all about dancing, cocktails and enjoying the monumental views. Members and friends of JNFuture, the Jewish National Fund’s… Read More


The D.C. Chapter of Friends of the IDF held a gala fundraiser May 28 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. The event raised more than $500,000 to support the welfare and well-being of the men and women serving in Israel’s armed services. Photos by Shmulik Almany