DCJCC offers a new way of reflection

The Washington DC Jewish Community Center is offering community members a new avenue for thought and reflection in light of the upcoming High Holidays with its Atonement Project, a compilation of personal responses made by a variety of individuals ranging from young families, JCC patrons and staff, theater and arts program attendees, well-known community figures, and… Read More

Potomac family joins USHMM Founders Society

Allan and Shelley Holt of Potomac recently became members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Founders Society, which recognizes those who have committed to giving gifts of $1 million or more to the museum. Allan Holt, a senior official at the Carlyle Group, is the son of Auschwitz survivors. The Holt’s gift will support… Read More

After 30 years, they are still going strong

After leading High Holiday services together for 30 years, Rabbi Avis Miller and Chazzan Larry Paul are eager to do it again. There are new stories to tell, tunes to sing and friends to catch up with. It all began in 1983 at Adas Israel Congregation in D.C. Miller was still in rabbinical school when… Read More

Food, friends and community at Central Farm Markets

The parking lots of 7600 Arlington Blvd. in Bethesda and 11806 Rockville Pike in Rockville are bustling with activity and action every Saturday and Sunday as hundreds of visitors peruse the produce and products at the Central Farm Markets. Featuring more than 70 vendors between the two locations, the Central Farm Markets offer a range… Read More

Jewish issues at home in White House

Matt Nosanchuk had recently logged another busy week. There was the organizing of a meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and National Security Adviser Susan Rice and 19 leaders of the American Jewish community two weeks ago. Now, Nosanchuk is working on President Barack Obama’s upcoming Rosh Hashanah message. In July, Nosanchuk, 48, was… Read More

Five groups, one large Jewish LGBT family

They affectionately and jokingly call themselves the “five families” or “Kosher Nostra,” despite having no connections to the Jewish mafia or organized crime at all. In fact, the “five families,” consisting of Nice Jewish Girls, Nice Jewish Boys, Gayyim, Bet Mishpachah, and GLOE-Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement work independently and in unison to… Read More