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
NEW YORK — When documentary photographer Richard Schofield stumbled upon a trove of unidentified prewar photographs in September 2013 in the storage room of the Sugihara House museum in Kaunas, Lithuania, he knew he had found something special. The photos, dating from about 1910 through 1940, were from a Lithuanian Jewish family’s album that had… Read More
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.
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
Photos by Bob Stevens and Jack Hartzman The Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins on Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park, but everyone went home a winner regardless of the score, as the Jewish community gathered to cheer on the hometown team and enjoy a day at the ballpark. Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at… Read More
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
Text and photos by Josh Marks A memorial ceremony was held at Arlington National Cemetery on May 28 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Salzburg and Austria by the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, nicknamed “Rock of the Marne.” Veterans who liberated Salzburg were joined by Austrian Ambassador to the U.S. Hans… Read More