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
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
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
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.
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
Thousands turned out this year for Good Deeds Day, a volunteer event run by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Volunteers from 72 organizations signed up to lend a hand on nearly 100 different service projects. Good Deeds Day is now a permanent annual event, thanks to a $500,000 gift from Dr. Stuart and Ellen… Read More
Eight Jewish a cappella (vocals only, no instruments) singing groups squared off on Adas Israel Congregation’s bimah Saturday night in Kol HaOlam, the National Collegiate Jewish a Cappella Championship. Mezumenet, an all-female ensemble from the University of Maryland, had the crowd in stitches during its rendition of “Not About That Traif,” but it was Tizmoret, a… Read More
Hundreds of Jewish young adults danced the night away last Saturday at the second annual DC Purim Bash at Sidney Harman Hall in Chinatown. Haman was no match for festive partygoers, who dressed to impress with colorful costumes in the spirit of the holiday. Sponsors included: 2239, Adas Israel Congregation, EntryPointDC of the Washington DCJCC,… Read More