Synagogue Spotlight

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

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...

At Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Coronavirus is not welcomed

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  Beth El Hebrew Congregation in Alexandria prides itself on its openness and inclusivity. But the COVID-19 virus is not welcome at the Reform synagogue. To...

To include and be included at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation

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Inclusion at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda means more than welcoming someone with a disability. All year long, members make sure each congregant’s...

Save the commute — practice your Torah portion online with Beth Emeth

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When members of Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon want to practice chanting a Torah portion for an upcoming Shabbat, they need go no further...

Shaare Torah mini golf course is ‘pretty darn awesome’

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Once a year, the inside of Shaare Torah, in Gaithersburg, is transformed into an 18-hole miniature golf course. This has been going on at the...

Shirat HaNefesh celebrates Tu B’Shevat with forest gardens

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UPDATED: 2/4/20 12:08 p.m. For Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish festival for trees, falling at sunset in Feb. 9, Shirat HaNefesh in Chevy Chase, a non-denominational...

At Kol Ami Northern Virginia, a junior music group is formed

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Elementary and middle schoolers met on Sunday for their second rehearsal for a new band at Kol Ami Northern Virginia Reconstructionist Community in Arlington. Kol...

Sundays with the Shtisel family

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One Sunday a month, congregants at Mishkan Torah Synagogue, in Greenbelt, gather with coffee and bagels to watch the hit Israeli drama “Shtisel.” Members of...
Hazzan Elisheva Dienstfrey

A season of music at Agudas Achim Congregation

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UPDATED: Jan. 29, 2019 at 2:51 p.m. How to celebrate a cantor’s 20th anniversary with a congregation? With a season of music. Agudas Achim Congregation,...

For Chanukah, a hands-on wonderland at Chabad Tysons Jewish Center

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UPDATED: 12/16/19 at 10:30 p.m. Every Chanukah, Chabad Tysons Jewish Center has a wonderland for children to celebrate the holiday. There are arts and crafts, a...