Friday, October 25, 2019

Simchat Torah Weekend with Mackenzie Haun of ISJL (beginning Fri Oct 25)

Mackenzie Haun, Education Fellow with the ISJLOur ISJL Fellow, Mackenzie Haun, will be in town this weekend from Friday through Sunday.

Mackenzie will begin by a special Simchat Torah service at 7:00 on Friday, Oct 25.

Mackenzie will lead Torah study on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. and then participate in Religious School on Sunday.

And don't forget about Craig Darch's book talk on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Craig Darch: The Story behind the Stories (Sun, Oct 27)

Join us to hear Craig Darch read excerpts from two stories in his forthcoming book L’Chaim and Lamentations and talk about what led him to write them.

Release date: October 8
Discussion date: Sun, October 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Read more and order from the publisher at and from other major outlets, including Amazon.

Available in print and digital editions.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Come build and decorate the sukkah! (Sun, Oct 13)

Join us as we build the community sukkah.

When: 10 a.m., Sun, Oct 13

As John Heywood wrote, "Many hands make light work." RSVP to Barbara so we know we have enough hands.

Children can make decorations, and everyone can contribute to the mitzvah of building and dwelling in the sukkah.

Picnics may be enjoyed in the sukkah, or you may trek to your favorite lunch spot in excellent company!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Discussion of Ariel Samson: Freelance Rabbi (Sun, Sep 22)

Ariel is constantly looking in from the outside, even when he's on the inside. He's a young black Orthodox rabbi. He's not a convert, and he's not Ethiopian.

He's Ariel, and he lives in a world that doesn't quite know how to make sense of him.

Join us for an engaging discussion of MaNishtana's book Ariel Samson: Freelance Rabbi.

Discussion Details

Sunday, September 22
3:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bagel Brunch to Cap a Rabbinic Weekend (Sun, Aug 25)

Rabbi Tamara Miller singing; bagels
Rabbi Tamara Miller here for the weekend
  • Rabbi Miller is leading us beginning Fri, Aug 23, at 7:00. 
  • Socializing (9:00), Torah Service (9:30), and study (10:15) on Saturday.
  • Religious School begins on Sunday at 10:00.
  • And Bagel Brunch for the community to socialize with Hillel and AEPi follows on Sunday at 12:30!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Weekend with Rabbi Tamara Miller (beginning Fri, Aug 23)

(With Bagel Brunch!)

Rabbi Tamara Miller is leading us Fri, Aug 23, through Sun, Aug 25.

Please join us for the fun and enlightenment!
Rabbi Tamara Miller
  • 7:00 p.m. — Friday Shabbat service
Saturday, Times Tentative
  • 9:00 a.m. — schmooze
  • 9:30 a.m. — Torah service;
    we need 10+ commitments for minyan
  • 10:15 a.m. — Torah study
  • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. 
  • 12:30 p.m. — Bagel Brunch

About Rabbi Miller

Rabbi Miller is a vibrant and devoted rabbi with three decades of sharing Jewish wisdom in the greater Washington, D.C., area.

She received her ordination as a pluralistic rabbi at the Academy for Jewish Religion in New York City and now specializes in Jewish life cycle events and non-denominational, multi-faith spiritual counseling.

You are welcome to take a look at Rabbi Miller’s Spiritualetters blog. She looks forward to the opportunity to guide us on our spiritual journey.

This visit marks Rabbi Miller's third weekend with us. Please come to enjoy her singing, Torah reading, and spiritual leadership.

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