SEEN: Good Deeds Day

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

Sing out loud

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

SEEN: DC Purim Bash 2015

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

‘Times of Israel’ gala brings luminaries out

More than 1,000 people turned out Sunday for the first-ever Times of Israel gala at New York’s Waldorf Astoria. Among the luminaries attending: lawyer Alan Dershowitz, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Israeli entertainers Gal Gadot and Miri Mesika, Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli and former Israeli President Shimon Peres. Peres seemed to repudiate Israeli Prime… Read More

SEEN: AJC ACCESS DC Winter Party

Young Jewish professionals gathered at Brixton, a British-style restaurant and pub in the District’s U Street corridor for the sixth annual AJC ACCESS DC Winter Party. Cassie Chesley, the Goldman Bridge Fellow at AJC’s Washington regional office, said the Jan. 28 event was an opportunity to celebrate the work they do through the year. “We’re… Read More

WEB EXCLUSIVE: DCJCC’s MLK Day of Service Photos

Photos by Lacey Johnson The Jewish community helped paint a Martin Luther King, Jr. mural, paint a ceiling of the men’s dining area and sort canned goods at the Community for Creative Non-Violence, the largest homeless shelter in metro D.C., as part of the DCJCC’s MLK Day of Service on Jan. 19. Here are photos from the… Read More

PHOTOS: France solidarity event at Adas Israel

More than 500 people filled the pews at Adas Israel Congregation in Northwest Washington, D.C. on Tuesday night for a Gathering of Solidarity and Remembrance with the People of France and its Jewish Community following the terrorist attacks in Paris on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and kosher supermarket Hyper Cache. The event was sponsored by the American Jewish… Read More

PHOTOS: D.C. Rally Honors Paris Terror Victims

Millions of people in France and the around the world marched on Sunday to honor victims of the Paris terror attacks and denounce terrorism. The French Embassy in Washington, D.C. held an afternoon march that started at the Newseum and ended at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Photos courtesy of Barbara Goldberg Goldman.  

Honoring Jews who served

On Veterans Day, the National Museum of American Jewish Military History and Jewish War Veterans of the USA dedicated a new permanent exhibit at the museum’s Dupont Circle location. Jews in the American Military documents the Jewish men and women who served their country from the colonial era to the recent conflicts in Iraq and… Read More