Celebrations

Clemons-Fischer

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Danielle Alison Clemons, formerly of Potomac, and Eric Nathaniel Fischer were married on July 2 in the back yard of the home of the...

Here are ways you can make the best of your wedding plans

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Wedding postponement wine glasses. Decorative protective masks. These are signs of our COVID-19 pandemic-tainted times. What to do about the already planned wedding? Postpone?  Cancel?...

Here’s what my friends were doing when they weren’t having weddings

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When 2020 began, I was looking forward to attending five weddings with my boyfriend, Noam. We had plans to travel from D.C. all over...

‘I had my bar or bat mitzvah during the pandemic’

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“It was like a 'M*A*S*H' field hospital,” Gary Singer says, describing his daughter, Dalia’s, bat mitzvah on March 28. “We built our own ark in...

Coronavirus couldn’t stop Shimma Wexler’s bar mitzvah

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While most area synagogues closed as a precaution against the coronavirus, the doors of the Jewish Rockville Outreach Center, or Jewish ROC, were open...

ZAKS-FOX

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Chaya Kranz of Silver Spring, Aharon Zaks of Modi’in Illit, Israel, and Josh and Shiffy Fox of Lawrence, N.Y., joyfully announce the engagement of...

Charles David Korn Buckles

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Charles David Korn Buckles will celebrate his bar mitzvah at Ohr Kodesh Congregation on March 14. Charlie will be the second generation of his...

Aviva Rachel Stern

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Aviva Rachel Stern, daughter of Judith Goldman and Richard Stern, will celebrate her bat mitzvah with family and friends at Beth Sholom Congregation and...

Sharing your bar or bat mitzvah with another teen

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For a boy or girl turning 13, their bar or bat mitzvah is treated as a special day. But what happens if it’s someone...

AAJLJ Awards

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Photos by James Arvantes Receiving the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (AAJLJ) Pursuit of Justice Award on Jan. 28 are attorneys...