Yom Ha’Shoah Commemoration: Testimony from Ruth Cohen

Tuesday, April 26, 7:00 PM. Online. Yom Ha’Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) falls on April 28, 2022. The full name of the day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust is “Yom Ha’Shoah Ve-Hagevurah”— literally the “Day of (Remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism.” Our students are fortunate to still have the opportunity to hear stories of survival directly from Holocaust survivors. This year we have two opportunities for them to participate. The first testimony will be given by Ruth Cohen, who was born in Mukacevo, Czechoslovakia, in 1930. She is a survivor of Auschwitz and other camps. This session will be attended by 8th and 9th graders in the Religious School, but all are welcome.

Tefillin Wrapping Workshop Recap

On April 24, Kitah Hey – Kitah Zayin students (5th – 7th Grades) learned about the mitzvah of tefillin. Rav Natan taught them about the values of coherency (alignment of actions, emotions and thoughts), tradition, and divine partnership. Morah CJ, Morah Amanda and Moreh Jacob led discussions and games to help the students learn and share their thoughts. Students also built jumbo tefillin and then learned to wrap their own. Yasher Koach to all!

Passover Scavenger Hunt

Have fun for Passover! We’ve created a fun community-wide interactive scavenger hunt! If you choose to accept this challenge, you will be given a list of missions (things you may find at home, in your neighborhood, in your community or online) to complete using the free online app called Goose Chase. Compete with local families while bonding over Passover with your family! Our Chase will run from April 10-24th. Sign up by April 7th to reserve your spot!

Recap of “Ruach & Roll: The Story of Jews in Rock Music”

Thank you to everyone who joined us online or in-person on Saturday for “Ruach & Roll: The Story of Jews in Rock Music.” And a big round of applause to our congregants Adam Cohen and Rich Roisman for putting together an informative and entertaining program about the Jewish presence in modern music. With so many talented artists, perhaps one day there will be a Jewish Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

“Being Heard” with Nick May Recap

From Washington Jewish Week: “The Northern Virginia synagogue’s religious school music teacher Nick May lead a discussion on the power of inclusion with his program “Being Heard” on the morning of March 20. ‘Music is how I communicate the things that are harder for me to say,’ he said. In the program, he shared his story of growing up with a stutter and some of his experiences, as well as what Judaism says about stuttering, individuality and purpose. For example, Moses had a stutter and doubted his ability to lead the Jews out of Egypt, until God spoke to him.”

Shabbat Dinner with Dr. Yizhar Hess

Friday, April 1st. Kabbalat Shabbat services 6:15. Dinner and conversation to follow, around 7:15. In-person only. Cost: $18. Shabbat Dinner with Dr. Yizhar Hess – An open and frank discussion about Jewish pluralism, Zionism, and Human Rights in Israel. This is a unique opportunity to meet one of the most important Zionist leaders of our times.

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