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


The United States will equip Israel with a fifth-generation stealth aircraft in 2016, Vice President Joe Biden said April 16 in downtown Washington. “Next year we will deliver to Israel the F-35 joint strike fighter, our finest, making Israel the only country in the Middle East with a fifth-generation aircraft,” Biden said at an Israeli… Read More

Paws for a Cause 2015

Photos and text by Geoffrey W. Melada At a garden party fundraiser last Sunday afternoon at the Bolger Center held by American Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, attendees were well groomed, as philanthropists are wont to be, and most played nicely with each other. A few, however, barked and growled when they met…. Read More

Faces of Survival

On March 27, Washington Jewish Week photographer David Stuck photographed Holocaust survivors at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. He used a Nikon 24-70 mm lens with a Nikon D4 camera as well as an Elinchrom 400 bx moonlight flash with a soft box. The photos were processed in Adobe Lightroom-4.

Let freedom sing

Adas Israel Hazzan Arianne Brown, Shirat HaNefesh Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat, the Adas Israel Flash Choir and other guest performers joined the Kolot HaLev Community Choir at Adas Israel Congregation on Sunday afternoon for Pesach: The Sounds of Freedom – musical interpretations of The Haggadah and other sources, including such Passover favorites as Go Down,… Read More

Hoop dreams: BBYO basketball playoffs

Hundreds of area hoops players participated in this year’s BBYO AZA Athletics basketball league. At the league’s playoffs on March 29 at the Jewish Community Center in Rockville, Einstein AZA, based in Rockville/Potomac, swished its way to victory. Photos by Geoffrey W. Melada