Rabbi Daniel Novick

Novick to lead Hillel at George Mason University

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George Mason University Hillel has named Rabbi Daniel Novick as its new executive director. Novick is currently the assistant director at the Hillel at the...
Benjamin ‘Benji’ Whiting-Eisemann

Benjamin ‘Benji’ Whiting-Eisemann

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Benjamin “Benji” Whiting-Eisemann will celebrate his bar mitzvah on April 24, virtually at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation. Benji is the son of Vanessa Eisemann...

Zoe Shrank

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Zoe Shrank, daughter of Miriam Vogel and Will Shrank, became a bat mitzvah on April 3 at Adas Israel Congregation. Zoe is the granddaughter of...
Elliott Datlow

Elliott Datlow gets Pro tennis award

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Elliott Datlow of Bethesda was named Professional Tennis Registry Member of the Year for Maryland, at the PTR annual meeting in February. This award...
Benjamin M. Jacobs

Benjamin Jacobs named co-chair of advisory board

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Benjamin M. Jacobs, of Washington, has been appointed advisory board co-chair of Collaborative for Applied Studies in Jewish Education, or CASJE. Jacobs is associate...
Molly Gravholt

Molly Gravholt named Federation CFAO

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Molly Gravholt on March 1 became the first chief financial and administrative officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Gravholt is a certified public...

Here’s how to plan a pandemic bar/bat mitzvah

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When the world shut down last March as fear spread that the coronavirus was as lethal as it was unknown, Ben Pollack was days...
Philip Davis and his family celebrate his bar mitzvah at Temple Rodef Shalom on June 30.

Sampling the bar mitzvah speech

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The bar or bat mitzvah speech is an opportunity for the child to explain how their Torah portion relates to their lives. It’s also...
Avi Gorodetski

Avi Gorodetski named international s’ganit

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Avi Gorodetski, of Washington, was named international s’ganit, or vice president of programmning, during the BBYO International Convention. Avi, a member of the Yachad Chapter...
Joe Miller

Joe Miller named executive director of NVHC

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Joe Miller, formerly development manager at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation (NVHC) in Reston, has been named executive director of the Reform synagogue. Miller’s tenure at...