Synagogue Spotlight

Weekly feature on what’s happening at a different synagogue around the DMV.

Mijal Bitton

Congregation Har Shalom explores the Mizrachi and Sephardi experience

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(Notice! This event has postponed to a future date due to the featured speaker contracting COVID-19.)  Rabbi Adam Raskin said he grew up in an...
Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer

‘We got the right rabbi,’ says Congregation Adat Reyim

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(Editor’s note: this article was updated at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 7) Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer’s life has been defined by two “J”s, journalism and...

Preserving nature at Beth El Hebrew Congregation

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At first glance, some may see an unremarkable wooded area. But according to Steve Kalin, past the brush lies a hidden gem: the Chapel...
A Shabbat kit sent out to families with students enrolled in the Karp Family Hebrew School at Mishkan Torah Synagogue in Greenbelt.

Education to engage at Mishkan Torah

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(Editor's note: this article was updated at 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 28) Todd Kliman can describe his Hebrew school experience in one word: unengaging. So...
Jerome Price

Tikvat Israel delves into the African-American experience

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A few years ago, Rabbi Marc Israel made his first visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. He...
B’nai Israel Congregation in Rockville

The art of the farbrengen with B’nai Israel

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A musical oneg: That’s one way to describe a farbrengen, according to Cantor Sarah Bolts of B’nai Israel Congregation. On Jan. 9, she and others...
The “Now That’s a Rock” challenge had students find a rock and color it with a Jewish theme.

Fauquier Jewish Congregation picks fox for religious school mascot

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A dragon, sloth, bookworm and firefly were some of the animals in the running. But in the end, it was the fox that was selected...
Maran Gluckstein and her daughter Malka Ostchega perform songs and read stories for a virtual audience on Dec. 13.

Bethesda Jewish Congregation hosts children’s show

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The letter of the day was H at Sunday’s “Hanukkah Happening.” Bethesda Jewish Congregation livestreamed the 30-minute preschool program, which featured songs, dancing, a...
Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation members gather in November 2019 to pick up trash along a two-mile stretch of Wiehle Avenue in Reston.

NoVa congregation cleans up Wiehle Avenue

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Picking up trash along the highway may not sound like fun, but it’s a task Jim Kranzberg takes pride in. The Herndon resident first...

50 years ago, Beth Shalom Congregation in Howard County left psychedelia behind

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In the late 1960s, Howard County had a single, unified and fairly small Jewish community that did everything together, including High Holidays. That ended...