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BiWeekly HAPPY PURIM Feb. 22, 2018 7 Adar 5778 CONNECTING THE DC, MD, NOVA JEWISH COMMUNITIES ISSUE 23 Harnessing a Different Model to Boost Jewish Engagement By Gabe Aaronson The 2017 Jewish Co

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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 1. Community Enrichmen

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COMMUNITY JDAIM at 10 Moving From Disability Awareness Toward Active Inclusion CONTINUED FROM P. 1 joined the eighth annual JDAD on Feb. 6, participating in a total of 50 meetings with representative

COMMUNITY NEWS Harnessing a Different Model to Boost Jewish Engagement CONTINUED FROM P. 1 the country. Furthermore, while 86 percent of Jewish adults in the area engage in religious, cultural, or ho

COMMUNITY NEWS Harnessing a Different Model to Boost Jewish Engagement CONTINUED FROM P. 8 Its been shown that when Jewish organizations work together, then everyone wins it raises the water for eve

COMMUNITY NEWS Jewish Community Members Present Their Top Priorities to Legislators at Maryland Jewish Advocacy Day By Suzanne Pollak Hundreds of Jewish advocates from Montgomery, Baltimore, and Howa

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER WASHINGTON PRESENTS STARRING Cocreator and star of the critically acclaimed Netflix series, Fauda. Lior Raz TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 Join hundreds of business profe

Greater DC Event Spotlights Role of Jews and Jewish Thought in Americas Formative Years By Jason Langsner On Feb. 14, U.S. Sen. Mike Lee RUtah and Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik discussed the relation

Meet over 500 guys for Scotch, kosher ribs, fried chicken, sausages at Beth Sholoms Guys Nite Out. Best networking event in town Sunday, March 11th, 2018 600 PM WWW

COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER WASHINGTON Eva Schloss Captivates Audience at George Mason University By Kol HaBirah Staff Over 1,000 people braved a cold and rainy night to hear from Eva Schloss, a Holocaust

COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER WASHINGTON Local Rabbi and Wife Recognized for Support of Israel By Adam Herman Rabbi Stuart and Mrs. Symcha Weinblatt of Congregation Bnai Tzedek in Potomac, Maryland, were pr

COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER WASHINGTON Mentalist Alain Nu Wows Crowd at Torah School Auction By Kami Troy From the OFishel sushi to the great prizes and mentalist performance, the Torah School of Greater

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Greater Get Ready for a Local Olympic Experience With the Mini and Junior Maccabi Games By Rachel Kohn The JCC Maccabi Games are currently celebrating 36 years of bringing Jewish youth together to co

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COMMUNITY NEWS GREATER BALTIMORE Purim Palooza 2018 to Include a New Meaningful Experience for Students By Hanni Werner The annual Purim Palooza Kids Activity Expo, a communitywide carnival commemor

COMMUNITY NEWS CAMPUS CORNER Maryland Hillel Goes the Extra Mile to Provide Diverse and Engaging Shabbat Experiences By Elan Burman Ahad Haam is famously quoted as saying that more than the Jews have

COMMUNITY NEWS TEENS IN ACTION AT A GLANCE EZRA BELETSKIY NCSY SPOTLIGHT GREATER WASHINGTON NCSY NCSY Cardin Program is Back in Action NCSY has given me an unimaginable excitement and belief in my

SCHOOLS WASHINGTON, D.C. Celebrating the Hebrew Language at MILTON By Vered Goldstein and Ronit Greenstein At Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nations Capital MILTON, forging connections to

The Spring Real Estate Market is Underway This is The Best Time to Sell for Top Dollar Guide to Selling Your Home Pricing This Guide is written to inform home sellers what challenges and requirement

Purim Is Not the Time to Fool Around in the Real Estate Market Call Barbara Now The Barbara Ciment Team Serves All of Montgomery County 500 Million in Career Sales Over 1,000 Closed Sales Transactions

SCHOOLS SILVER SPRING YGW Girls Division Presents The Nanny By Shira Komarow This week, when the curtains slowly closed on The Nanny, a production put on by the girls of the Yeshiva of Greater Washin

SCHOOLS ROCKVILLE CESJDS Opens a Lower School Tinker Space The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School CESJDS in Rockville, Maryland, officially opened its new Tinker Space with a formal ribbon cutting ce

FEATURES Northern Virginia Communities Seek Eruv CONTINUED FROM P. 1 ty infrastructure for Orthodox Jews, especially those with young children. It is a mainstay in most Orthodox communities but not

FEATURES PROFILES IN LEADERSHIP Bethesda Attorney Inspired to Give Back Every Day By Daniel Peri Gary Jay Kushner remembers growing up in a home with a Jewish National Fund JNF Blue Box always being

OPED Empower the Disabled Community and See Our Mutual Value By Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. This year it falls out as we are learning about Mo

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OPED Pharmaceutical Industry Please Improve Geriatric Medicine By Ken Kohn The creation of the Institute for Pediatric Innovation stemmed from founder and president Donald Lombardis passion for helpi

TORAH PERSPECTIVES HONOR By Rabbi Stephen Baars In this weeks parsha, the Torah describes one of the garments of the high priest kohen gadol as having lots of bells sown around its base Exodus 2833. M

FOOD DINING Potomac 18 A New Facility and National Ambitions By Gabe Aaronson On Beechcraft Road in Gaithersburg, Maryland, there is seemingly typical industrial park, with businesses selling batteri

FOOD DINING Potomac 18 A New Facility and National Ambitions CONTINUED FROM P. 34 agement to someone else so he can do what he loves being a chef. Potomac 18 will be joining the ranks of over 400 ot

FOOD DINING Break Out of the Norm This Purim With a Beer From Jailbreak Brewing Company By Hillel Goldschein Kasey Turner and Justin Bonner started Jailbreak Brewing Company in Laurel, Maryland, in 2

Porgy and Bess An Intersection of Black and Jewish American Theater History By Kol HaBirah Staff The National Philharmonics 20172018 season at The Music Center at Strathmore is celebrating Black Histo

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT LARRY SHORS GREATER WASHINGTON The Master Singer of His People By Larry Shor Moishe Oysher was a unique talent. His style, passion, and presentation all combined into a fiery and

FUN GAMES THEME WINTER OLYMPICS ACROSS 1. Nordic gluhwein 6. It last broadcast the Olympics in 1988 9. Sigma Phi Epsilon 13. Yokels holler 14. Promise to pay 15. Prebun state 16. Dug up 17. Luftwaff

JDS Lions Win PVAC Championship By Nate Miller The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School JDS girls middle school basketball team narrowly defeated the Washington Christian Academy 2624 on Monday, Feb. 11

TRAVEL Finding Jewish Roots Along the Appalachian Trail By Paul J. Blank The Appalachian Trail is the longest hikingonly trail in the world. It extends 2,200 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to

ADVICE DEAR RIVKIE Purim Puzzle Dear Rivkie, Have a question for Rivkie Email With Purim coming up, it occurs to me that from year to year I forget how stressful it can be,

ADVICE COLLEGE PREP The Case Against Standardized Testing By Nikkee Porcaro Results from a 2016 survey conducted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling showed 82.2 percent of co

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OBITUARY Remembering Cantor Mark Levi Cantor Mark Levi, who served as cantor for Beth Tikva Congregation, now known as Tikvat Israel in Rockville, Maryland, and earlier at Beth Torah in Hyattsville,

PURIM FESTIVITIES Baltimore and Howard County Feb. 25 Purim Palooza 2018 Time1100a.m.100p.m. LocationLongReachHighSchool 6101OldDobbinLane,Columbia,MD21045 Costfreeentrycostforfoodandactivities

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