Around Town Feb. 20, 2020


Torah writing

Attending the writing of the verse “verapo yerapeh” (He shall certainly be healed) in the Washington Torah are, from left, Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar II, sofer Rabbi Shaul Bessel, Rabbi Levi Shemtov of American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad) and Mrs. Nechama Shemtov. The writing took place in Azar’s office. Photo provided.

Pillar of the Community

Attending Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah’s Pillar of the Community ceremony are, top row, from left: Ella Bar Moshe, Maayan Rahimi, Barbara Halpern and Karen Vaisman. Bottom row, from left: Michelle Pinko, Lolly Bew and Mirna Restrepo. Photo provided.

Berman academy

Students at Berman Hebrew Academy show off their awards. Photo provided.

The Ritchie Boys
Attending a talk about the Ritchie Boys, German Jewish refugees who joined the U.S. military to fight Hitler, are, from left, Michael R. Landauer, the son of Ritchie Boy Henry Landauer; Ambassador Richard Schifter, one of the last original Ritchie Boys; and Bernie Lubran, the main speaker whose father was a Ritchie Boy. The Feb. 4 program took place at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. Photo provided.


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