Synagogue Spotlight

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

At Kol Ami, MLK Day and Tu B’Shevat coincide

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Every year, people worldwide recognize the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s efforts for racial justice and equality on his birthday. Kol Ami, the Northern...

Stewing in the District with Vered Guttman

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By Susan C. Ingram Vered Guttman is no stranger to comfort food. She grew up in Israel, learning cooking at the elbows of her Iraqi...

Comedy night at Kehilat Pardes aims for religious diversity

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By Eleanor Linafelt Though it sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, three Jews, two Christians, three Muslims and a Buddhist will be walking...

At Temple Rodef Shalom, a bar mitzvah with a message

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The moments of quiet before a bar or bat mitzvah child raises their voice to lead services or read from the Torah are always...

Sisterhood discovers that if you bake it, they will come

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When the Sisterhood of Beth Shalom Congregation in Columbia came up with the idea to hold a pie-baking event that could double as a...

Busy days before Chanukah at Congregation Beth Emeth

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Preschool kids at Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon were learning about Chanukah last week. They added candles to a preschooler-sized menorah constructed by a...

Congregation Har Shalom opens its doors to the sound of music

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On Sunday, a community of theater companies from across the world presented Broadway classics on stage. Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac was a part...

An Orthodox community focuses on racism in America

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In the midst of what many are referring to as a “racial reckoning,” in Potomac plans to host a community conversation, “How inclusive are we?...

Author Mark Oppenheimer brings the soul of Squirrel Hill to D.C.

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Three years after the mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, writer Mark Oppenheimer came to Washington Hebrew Congregation to tell what...