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ABOUT US Kol HaBirah Mission and Goals The mission of Kol HaBirah is to serve, connect, and strengthen the Greater Washington Jewish community. To achieve this, we will provide Community Enrichment

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PUBLISHERS NOTE Publishers Note Rabbi Dr. Chaim Joel Laks, my grandfather, passed away six years ago this past Sunday. He was instrumental in building up the Jewish community in Queens, New York he w

COMMUNITY FEATURES Franco Foundation Offers Safety Net for Financially Vulnerable Families CONTINUED FROM P. 1 Greater Washington to help a family in dire straits. I and other members of the minyan c

COMMUNITY FEATURES Lessons in Communal Responsibility CONTINUED FROM P. 1 ed considerably since the recent passing of Rabbi Klavan on the common qualities these men shared in their leadership of the

COMMUNITY FEATURES County Busing Pilot Stalls CONTINUED FROM P. 1 who has a daughter at Berman Academy and a son at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. Polonetsky definitely misses the pilot program.

COMMUNITY FEATURES Taking the Bored Out of The Board BY Rabbi Ozzie Burnham Im betting youve heard about them. It might have been in an unsolicited comment over the phone, while picking up the kids a

COMMUNITY FEATURES JCRC Testifies for Increase in State Scholarships to Private School Students The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington last week testified in favor of a budget i


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COMMUNITY NEWS SeventyFive Rows In, Dead Center My Day at the Trump Inauguration BY Bob Levi The recent inauguration of President Donald Trump was the sixth presidential inauguration I have attended.

COMMUNITY NEWS Getting Our Shabbat Shir On BY Sarah Antine, with contributions from Debbie Snyder Five local a cappella groups participated in the sixth annual Shabbat ShirOn at Beth Sholom Congregat

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COMMUNITY NEWS Getting Our Shabbat Shir On CONTINUED FROM P. 16 ed their performance with a joke, as is their tradition. They sang Hatikvah, Lullabye by Billy Joel, Kol HaLaila, and Holech Lesham by

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COMMUNITY NEWS Walking in the Footsteps of History in Selma Local rabbis and maharat lead group on threeday journey to learn about the civil rights movement. BY Rabbi Uri Topolosky SELMA AL The Jewi

COMMUNITY NEWS Beth Joshua Congregation Welcomes New Families to Aspen Hill BY Beth Joshua Congregation ROCKVILLE, MD Three new Jewish families closed on homes in Rockvilles Aspen Hill neighborhood

COMMUNITY NEWS KMS Event Shines Spotlight on Local Authors BY Ezra Troy SILVER SPRING MD Kemp Mill Synagogue hosted a literary reading and book sale on Jan 14. The event featured books by five autho

K6TH GRADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LBJA is one of a few Jewish Day Schools nationwide to offer a curriculum specializing in Fine Arts. is a fun and educational experience with exciting activities, programs

COMMUNITY NEWS TEAM Shabbos at Am HaTorah Informs and Inspires BY Deborah Scheinberg BETHESDA MD On January 14, Am Hatorah joined 400 shuls in 163 cities participating in TEAM Shabbos, a program deve

COMMUNITY NEWS Young Professionals Learn Adulting 101, Mingle at DCJCCs Life Hacks Workshop BY Ben Wacks WASHINGTON Its hard out there for an adult, especially if you dont really feel like one. The e

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COMMUNITY NEWS National Menorah Lighting A partial view of the over 4,500 people in attendance at the National Menorah lighting. PHOTO CREDIT ALLIE ERENBAUM, STUDENT AT GW Rabbi Levi Shemtov Execut

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CAPITAL COMMENTARY Leaving the Jews Out of Jewish History BY Rafael Medoff Jewish organizations are understandably troubled that last weeks White House statement on International Holocaust Remembranc

CAPITAL COMMENTARY Presidential Election Takeaways BY Eli Chomsky With the whirlwind rollout of President Trumps policy agenda just getting started, it is far too premature to judge its chances of su

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CAPITAL COMMENTARY John Kerrys Rant BY Sarah N. Stern Aleppo, Syria. A once thriving, bustling city. It boasted a population of over two million people and was one of the largest, most vibrant cities

CAPITAL COMMENTARY Why Does a Soldier Carry a Gun CONTINUED FROM P. 31 This demands clear definition of the purpose for which the solider receives his weapon and that purpose will define the limits t

CAPITAL COMMENTARY Trumps Presidency Marks Shift in Israel Policy By Zachary Leshin WASHINGTON The new administration of President Donald Trump marks a shift in the policy of the United States toward

CAPITAL COMMENTARY Red, Blue, and Frum The Orthodox Community and the US Political Divide By DeDe JacobsKomisar While the postelection report from the Pew Research Center says that 70 of American Jew

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Kol HaBirah and the Book of Shemot A New Sefer for a New Newspaper BY Alan Fisher As the Book of Shemot opens, Yosef and his brothers have all died, a new Pharaoh has emerged in Eg

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Crossing the Frontier Analyzing the timeless symbolism of the Splitting of the Sea BY Yitzchak Szyf Introduction Reliving the Parsha The Stropkover Rebbe, on a recent visit to Kemp

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Divine Justice and Personal Responsibility BY Rabbi Haim Ovadia Of all the questions surrounding the ten plagues in Egypt, none have captured the interest of commentators throughou

HEALTH WELLNESS BOOK REVIEW Faced With Strife and Simcha, Experts on Jewish Pastoral Counseling Share Insights That Transcend Judaism Itself BY David Hornestay The duties and responsibilities of rab

HEALTH WELLNESS Getting the Family into Activities BY Justin Gedalia Walls One of the challenges active people face is trying to find activities that everyone in the family can enjoy. Too often, a sp

FOOD WINE SUPER BOWL RECIPE Game Day Honey Sriracha Wings BY Shushy Turin Game day is fast approaching, which for me means only one thing game day food. I could care less about which teams are playi

FOOD WINE DEEP DISH Love in the Afternoon Lunch at Russ and Daughters at New Yorks Jewish Museum Russ and Daughters at the Jewish Museum Museum admission fee not required for restaurant diners 1109 5

FOOD WINE An Old Question for a New Column Old World vs New World Wine BY Gamliel Kronemer Time was, that if you wanted good wine it was going to come from Europe, where wine has been continuously pr

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FOOD WINE Score One for Kosher BY Chaiky Backman COLLEGE PARK MD Enter Xfinity Center, go up three floors, and keep walking until you reach Stand 16. Or you can go straight to Gate E, show them your

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FOOD WINE Scotch vs Bourbon A Spirited Debate By Joshua E. London Is Scotch whisky or bourbon whiskey the better tipple This is one of the great and enduring debates of the kiddush club cognoscenti.

SP RTS Super Bowl LI Preview BY Roey Herzfeld On February 5, the Atlanta Falcons will be taking on the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI. The Falcons will be facing the illustrious Patriots, who a

FIDF is proud to honor the more than 80 alumni from Berman Hebrew Academy and Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School who have served, or are serving, in the IDF or U.S. Military. FIDF Lone Soldiers Progr

SP RTS BASKETBALL Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School vs. Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy CONTINUED FROM P. 1 to the hype. The bleachers were packed with fans from both schools and the crowd was loud

SP RTS All Star Voting Zaza Pachulia BY Sam Glick Zaza Pachulia, the starting center for the overpowered Golden State Warriors, may be a starter in the AllStar game this year. The way to be a starter

ENTERTAINMENT AND ARTS Sing Out or Otherwise Perform O Jewish Women BY Barbara Trainin Blank It is said every one of us has a trouper inside. If youre a female whose inner performer is looking to c

ENTERTAINMENT AND ARTS Capital Arts BY Nancy Schreiber, Arts Editor Welcome to the inaugural issue of a new newspaper, Kol HaBirah Voice of the Capitol, and to the inauguration of a new President Tru

ENTERTAINMENT AND ARTS Free to see BY Dinah Rokach As Tu BShevat, the New Year for Trees, approaches, we think of trees in bloom heralding the spring season. In the land of Israel, this harbinger o

HUMOR The Adventures of Abie Abie December 21, 2016 Bethesda Abie updated his profile picture. November 23, 2016 Sometimes you walk into a bathroom and someones sitting in a stall noticeably try

ADVICE DATING Ask The Single The situation You are in virtually any social situation Shabbos meal, wedding, bris, kiddush, softball game, supermarket and you run into someone who can tell right away

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TORAH MINUTE Was I Really Redeemed from Egypt BY Rabbi Hillel Shaps Kollel Scholar and Director of Special Projects for the Greater Washington Community Kollel The Mishna in Pesachim 116b relates tha

ANIMALS AND WILDLIFE Farmers Corner In this weeks Farmers Corner, Aryeh Goldschein shares his unique true experiences raising golden retrievers on a farm in upstate New York. Aryeh also has the uniqu

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SPOTLIGHT Young Professionals Spotlight Howie Slugh Interview by Batya H. Carl 1. Where do you see yourself in 10 years On the Supreme Court. Failing that, the MVP of the Superbowl