Cut that shtick out. Save it for the wedding.

The checklist for Gavri and Laura Yares’ wedding last year included British and American flags, a ton of Star Wars paraphernalia, animal figurines, Hawaiian leis and grass skirts. At least that was the checklist their guests had made when planning their shtick — the comical dancing, tricks and other gags that guests at Jewish weddings… Read More

Celebrations for February 16, 2017

Sammy Polott will celebrate his bar mitzvah at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County on Feb. 18, with his parents, Arthur and Anita Polott; brother, Daniel Polott; and grandparents, Lena and Zalman Polott and Barbara and Ron Blumenthal. Sammy attends Tilden Middle School, loves to play baseball and is a big Nationals fan. Sammy volunteers… Read More

Community for February 2, 2017

Twenty-two members of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda spent eight days on a service mission to Haiti, the fourth such mission since the 2010 earthquake. Adat Shalom has adopted the private K-6 Nouvelle Institution Chretiennede Leogane school in Leogane. On this trip, participants completed construction of the third building on the campus (on the… Read More

Celebrations for February 2, 2017

Carmiya and Michael Weinraub of Aspen Hill announce the birth of their son Joshua Robert (Yehoshua Avraham) on Jan. 3. He was born at home with Riverside Midwifery LLC and weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz.  He is named in memory of his paternal great-uncle Robert Karlstein. Also welcoming Joshua Robert are his siblings Lily, Isaac,… Read More