Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Online Join CEH Rabbi Emeritus Marvin Bash for a siyum (completion) of the Book of Exodus and begin studying the Holiness Code in Leviticus. This is an ongoing series. Future sessions may meet in person.
Sunday, April 24, 7:00 PM. Help us inaugurate CEH’s new bar cart by joining us for a spirits tasting with Brett Drucker (who led our successful wine tasting earlier this year). Taste several spirits, which may include scotch, bourbon & rye, and learn about the manufacturing processes. Thank you to John & Jeanne Howard for donating the bar cart!
Sunday, April 10th, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM. In Person. Bring your dishes to kasher for Pesach and learn about kashering your kitchen from Rav Natan.
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!
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!
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.”
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.
Sunday, March 27th, 10:15 AM. In Person. Gary Singer will lead a bike ride to the Del Ray neighborhood (about 5.5 miles each way) for snacks and schmoozing. You are also welcome to drive and meet there. Additional bike trips on April 24 and May 22.
Saturday, March 26, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Please join us for a music-filled tour of the history of Jews in rock’n’roll. From Alan Freed to Carole King, from Bob Dylan to Drake, we will discuss the lives of some of the greatest Jewish contributors to rock’n’roll, and we’ll play plenty of their amazing music along the way.
Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. A guide will provide a virtual tour of Jewish Montreal from the early 20th century to the 1950s. The tour covers 70 years and 10 city blocks combining narration and live discussion with archival images, oral histories, soundscapes and contemporary photographs.