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
More than 200 people attended an advance screening of the CNN documentary Voices of Auschwitz on Monday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. The one-hour program, hosted by Wolf Blitzer, was to premiere Tuesday on CNN. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer and Steven Luckert, curator of the permanent exhibition at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial… Read More
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
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
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
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.
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
ARTS FOR THE AGING GALA HONORING RUTH BADER GINSBURG Celebrating Lifelong Creativity, Arts for the Aging’s 26th Annual Benefit Gala, took place Oct. 22 at Society of Cincinnati at Anderson House in Washington, D.C. The organization presented the 6th Annual Lolo Sarnoff Award to The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court…. Read More