Synagogue Spotlight

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

Temple Beth Ami advocates for South Lake Elementary

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Since 2016, Temple Beth Ami in Rockville has taken a special interest in South Lake Elementary School in Montgomery Village. Members of the Reform...

What’s cooking at Bet Chaverim Congregation

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By Ben Zingman Photos by Bet Chaverim Congregation members At Bet Chaverim Congregation’s lecture on Israeli cooking for the whole family, there was more cooking and...

Rabbi Brahm Weinberg, 5 years and counting

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Five years after becoming spiritual leader of Kemp Mill Synagogue, Rabbi Brahm Weinberg continues to fine tune what he calls the shul’s core values. The...

B’nai Tzedek’s preschool navigates the pandemic

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Children wearing Superman and Mickey Mouse face masks often play in the woods around Congregation B’nai Tzedek. What once might have been part of...
Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

Agudas Achim’s virtual concert to honor a mensch and a cantor

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This was supposed to be Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey’s year. To celebrate her 20 years at Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, the synagogue had planned...
Juliana Lynch

A music video addressed to God filmed at Beth Sholom in Frederick

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RUfUZN_NBI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3wAB6tmT8wzYiUkD97xZ4zVIjPZo4EzdkTfXftkdG0E_M5kg9UP4YhRA4 The sanctuary in Beth Sholom Congregation in Frederick was the set for a High Holiday-themed music video created by one of the Conservative synagogue’s...
B’nai Israel librarian Jill Gendelman will leave requested books with the synagogue’s security guard for pickup or get in her car and drop them off at a congregant’s home.

B’nai Israel’s librarian (still) on duty

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Last year, members of B’nai Israel Congregation library checked out about 300 books during the High Holidays. This year it was less than 30....
Congregation Beth Emeth

Congregation Beth Emeth: It’s a synagogue. It’s a wildlife sanctuary.

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Woodchucks, tree frogs and bluebirds. Those are just some of the species documented on Congregation Beth Emeth’s eight-acre property in Herndon. In July, the...
Rabbi Aaron Stucker-Rozovsky

Rabbi Aaron Stucker-Rozovsky comes to town

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Life has changed drastically for Rabbi Aaron Stucker-Rozovsky since the coronavirus pandemic began. In that time he got married, his mother died of cancer,...

In Arlington, the rabbi at last

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Rav Natan, as the rabbi is known — “I’m not a big formal person” — was waiting. As was his congregation-to-be. Both were waiting for...