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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 3 Community Enrichment

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PUBLISHERS NOTE After completing a set of weights at the gym when I used to have time to work out I mustered up the courage to approach the military veteran who so impressed me with his diligence at t

ORGANIZATION SPOTLIGHT Sulam Teaching a Child According to His or Her Way CONTINUED FROM P. 1 students with mildtomoderate learning disabilities as well as students with languagebased disabilities an

ORGANIZATION SPOTLIGHT Sulam Teaching a Child According to His or Her Way CONTINUED FROM P. 7 In the Shearim program, a Life Skills track, students receive individualized instruction to meet their sp

ORGANIZATION SPOTLIGHT Inclusion Means Opportunities to Give Back to the Community, Too CONTINUED FROM P. 1 The 38yearold is a resident of one of the 25 homes available for individuals with developme

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT At Sunflower Bakery, Cookies Can Lead to Careers for Young Adults with Learning Differences CONTINUED FROM P. 1 with teens with learning disabilities, teaching them filing and othe

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT Northern Virginia Gesher Jewish Day School Chalav Yisrael Milk CONTINUED FROM P. 1 By Kol HaBirah Staff Did you know that Northern Virginia has an expansive Jewish community wit

COMMUNITY Maryland Hillel Students Travel to Las Vegas for Service Trip By Ben Bryer My name is Ben Bryer and I am currently a sophomore majoring in public health at University of Maryland. This past

COMMUNITY NEWS Berman High Schoolers Showcase Extracurricular Talents at Student Run Dinner By Zev Roberts Upper school students at the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy organized and hosted a fundrais

COMMUNITY NEWS Jewish Community Gathers for Havdalah in Support of Refugees By Kol HaBirah Staff WASHINGTON More than 600 people attended a special havdalah service organized by HIAS and the Jewish C


COMMUNITY NEWS State Representatives Address Local Concerns at Maryland Jewish Advocacy Day CONTINUED FROM P. 1 nity. The February 7 event was a joint project of the Jewish Community Relations Counci

COMMUNITY NEWS Open Mic Night Opens Hearts By Sara Levi The Toyota Sienna was full as we made our way to Berman Hebrew Academy. The typical morning carpool routine, right Well, it was Motzei Shabbat,

COMMUNITY NEWS Singles as Shadchanim Singles Uniting Network By Sara Trappler Spielman A new model of matchmaking is taking the process out of the hands of official shadchanim matchmakers and placing

COMMUNITY NEWS The Infertility Journey Community members share personal stories and thoughtful guidance at a panel discussion hosted by Young Israel Shomrai Emunah. By Debbie Katz SILVER SPRING Md.

COMMUNITY NEWS Case Study School Uses Project Based Learning to Broach Complicated Topic By Berman Hebrew Academy Staff For the first two weeks of the second semester, the entire Rabbi Moshe H. Levin

COMMUNITY NEWS Lieberman Family Brings Leading Modern Orthodox Thinker to Beth Sholom By Sarah Antine Every year, the Lieberman family sponsors a Shabbaton that brings a leading Modern Orthodox think

COMMUNITY NEWS Beyond the Mitzvah Open Up Your Circle of Friends By Yael Zelinger My name is Yael, and I am good at teaching Sign Language. I am not so good at shooting hoops. What are you good at, a

COMMUNITY NEWS Kol Habirah Spotted Parents reading Kol HaBirah for the first time at a Berman game Congratulations to Jake Turx, Chief Political Correspondent of Ami Magazine for making it to the W

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CAPITAL COMMENTARY Friedmans Challenges By Eli Chomsky If, as expected, David Friedman is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next U.S. ambassador to Israel, he will face myriad challenges in his key

Music For The Soul Rep. Walorski February 20th, 530 PM at Magen David Sephardic Congregation Featuring The Yuval Ron Ensemble, Ramy Adly, The Magen David Ensemble Sephardic Arabic Bridges CAPITAL C

CAPITAL COMMENTARY OPED Young Israel Invites You to Fight BDS With Mischloach Manot By Bob Levi A snowball effect is a process whereby a small action builds upon itself, growing larger and larger, an

CAPITAL COMMENTARY OPED Preparing for Disaster Read This First By David Hornestay Shall We Wake the President Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office by Tevi Troy, Lyons Press, 2016

FEATURES Jewish Orgs Philanthropy will not be enough without Medicaid and ADA By Suzanne Pollak Onehundredeighty disability advocates lobbied Congress on February 2, the seventh annual Jewish Disabil

LEARNING FROM HISTORY Fighting for Israel With One Arm Yosef Trumpeldor, the disabled Zionist hero by Rafael Medoff Yosef Trumpeldor lived a life of seeming contradictions. He was an assimilated Jew

FEATURES JEWISH DISABILITIES AWARENESS AND INCLUSION Friendship Circle Marathon in Miami By Natasha Nadel Friendship Circle is an international organization that provides fun, friendship and Jewish c

FEATURES JEWISH DISABILITIES AWARENESS AND INCLUSION Growing Up with Gregory By Jessica Hilfer Being the sister of a brother with disabilities is not difficult, but having the correct attitude about

FEATURES JEWISH DISABILITIES AWARENESS AND INCLUSION Hashems Hidden Gems By Rabbi Sholom Hoffman The anticipation and excitement are building you have waited months for this special day. Finally, you

FEATURES JEWISH DISABILITIES AWARENESS AND INCLUSION My Safta How Her Faltering Memory Taught Me Lessons in Life By Bari Perlmutter My Safta Esther Malka zl was a true warrior. For my entire life, up

FEATURES JEWISH DISABILITIES AWARENESS AND INCLUSION Good Shabbos to You Enjoying a rich Jewish life as a disabled senior involves family and community. By Deborah Scheinberg In 1961, the chances of

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FEATURES JEWISH DISABILITIES AWARENESS AND INCLUSION Friendship Circle Lives Up to Its Name By Ezra Troy The Friendship Circle is a program started by Rabbi Levi Shemtov of West Bloomfield, Michigan,

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FEATURES JEWISH DISABILITIES AWARENESS AND INCLUSION Reflections on My Experiences at Ohev Sholom The National Synagogue By Nathan Weissler I am a local college student and a member of Ohev Sholom

CAPITAL COMMENTARY Red, Blue and Frum, Part II CONTINUED FROM P. 25 Both interview subjects from Red, Blue and Frum, Part I, Marc, 48 from New Jersey, and Jared, 29 from Silver Spring, Maryland, are

Up ign S S POT PS ASA FAST GO for barbeque, Scotch and Passover Learning JOIN US Sunday April 2, 2017 600930pm Beth Sholom Congregation 11825 SEVEN LOCKS ROAD, POTOMAC, MD All Members, nonmembe

TORAH PERSPECTIVES Lessons from Yitro Priorities By Stephan and Meera Miller There are so many lessons to take from this weeks parsha Torah portion, its overwhelming. Some say this is possibly the mo

TORAH MINUTE Measure for Measure By Rabbi Yonatan Zakem After the miraculous exodus from Egypt, Moshe is reunited with his family, who has been brought by his fatherinlaw Yitro. Moshe greets his fath

HEALTH WELLNESS A Clinical Psychologists Tips for Creating Safe Schools By Dahlia Topolosky Recently, I led a session for fifth graders at a local private school on the topic, Putting Yourself in Som

1 IN 10 ASHKENAZI JEWS IS A CARRIER FOR GAUCHER DISEASE Gaucher disease type 1 is not included in the Dor Yeshorim screening panel, even though it is the most common Jewish genetic disease for Ashken

A Year of Growth at National Gaucher Foundation At the age of four, Brian Berman, National Gaucher Foundations CEO, was diagnosed with type 1 Gaucher disease after suffering severe symptoms. The first

HEALTH WELLNESS A Key Component of Managing Parkinsons Disease The Right Fitness Program Hover plank Forearms around center of BOSU. Lift hips to shoulder height. Hold position 1030 seconds Steppin

HEALTH WELLNESS Internet Addiction Ive had enough I cant take it anymore You love that stupid computer more than you love me Jonathans wife is heartbroken. It is the umpteenth time she has seen him s

BIG CHESED NEEDED Community minded Gvir and Askan looking for a single Jewish female to be a gestational surrogate to carry a child for a potential mother in need. A healthy level of compensation wil

Maintaining Balance and Equilibrium in Turbulent Times By Simeon Pollock If youre like me, youre probably feeling that perhaps the world at large and even your own world is unbalanced at the moment. P

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SP RTS Tim Howard Has Tourettes By Roey Herzfeld Tim Howard is a worldclass goalie. In addition to playing goalie in the English Premier League for 13 years with elite clubs such as Manchester United

When Education and Athletics Converge A Coachs Vantage Point By Brett Kugler It is widely assumed that most education takes place in a formalized setting locked within the four walls of a classroom. H

FOOD DINING IsraeliStyle Chocolate Orange Tart By Shushy Turin My mother grew up in Israel with a fig and carob tree in her backyard. She would tell me stories of how tu bshvat was a special time, a

Curative Cocktails A Little Zing for Fighting Wintertime Ills By Gamliel Kronemer Its February in Washington, and if this year proves to be like most, we can look forward to lots of cold, wet weather

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Deep Dish By Fran Kritz Editors note appended. FOOD DINING Love in the Afternoon Lunch at Russ and Daughters at New Yorks Jewish Museum New Yorker magazine. Its not just how deliciously Trillin has

This Wine Costs What At least now youll know why. By Joshua E. London Ever wondered why a bottle of wine costs what it does One of the perennial complaints amongst kosher wine consumers is the general

FOOD DINING Deep Dish CONTINUED FROM P. 58 replete with your choice of bagel, bialy, shissel Yiddish for bowl rye or pumpernickel, tomatoes, capers and onion, and varieties of smoked fish. A nod to

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ARTS ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL ARTS Keep Still and Carry On By Nancy Schreiber The supercharged, superfast, supercrowded and superloud environment at rallies and marches makes it difficult to engage wit

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE wait for changes to racial, economic and political inequality. The distorted letters and format frustrate the viewer trying to read them, similar to

ARTS ENTERTAINMENT LARRY SHORS GREATER WASHINGTON The Story of Cousin Kirk I am sure that many of you saw the news in December that the legendary star Kirk Douglas turned 100 years old. It turns out

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ADVICE Overwhelmed by Success Dear Rivkie, How do you suggest I handle a project I started that has become much larger than I anticipated so quickly It is exciting that this is the case, but I am not

ASK THE DATING PANELISTS IS IT OKAY TO DOUBLE DATE The Dating Coach By Rachel Burnham People have varied opinions about double dating, or what Ill call more broadly multiple dating. Some think its cr

STRANGER THAN FICTION Rib Eye is Now Rib Eye By Aryeh Goldschein I know Im supposed to continue the story of the escaping goats, but I must share what happened this past week. You may remember from t

YP SPOTLIGHT Young Professionals Spotlight Shoshannah Belzer By Batya Carl Shoshanah Belzer has been living in Washington, D.C. for eight years. She grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, and majored

COMMUNITY RESOURCES Community Calendar, FebruaryMarch 2017 February 2017 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 12 Shvat 16 13 Shvat 17 14 Shvat 18 15 Shvat 19 16 Shvat 20

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