Celebrations & Community

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Celebrations

Photo by Freed Photography
Photo by Freed Photography

Judy and Michael Mael of Potomac announce the marriage of their daughter, Allison Nicole Mael, to Michael David Lieberman, on Nov. 14, 2015, at the Fairmont Washington. Rabbi Adam Raskin of Congregation Har Shalom and Cantor Mikhail Manevich of Washington Hebrew Congregation officiated.

Michael is the son of Elizabeth Wagner and Brian Lieberman. The couple met as teenagers while planning a BBYO convention and reconnected seven years later at a gathering of mutual friends.


Allison is the granddaughter of the late Samuel and Helen Maler of Baltimore, and Phyllis and the late Irvin Mael of Northridge, Calif. Michael is the grandson of K. Peter and Yvonne Wagner of Miami Beach, Fla., and the late Morris and Shirley Lieberman. Allison and Michael reside in Washington.

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Former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, right, congratulates Oseh Shalom Rabbi Doug Heifetz.Photo by Harvey Rapp
Former Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening, right, congratulates Oseh Shalom Rabbi Doug Heifetz.
Photo by Harvey Rapp
The hora is danced in celebration of Oseh Shalom’s 50th birthday. Photo by Joody Carton Photography
The hora is danced in celebration of Oseh Shalom’s 50th birthday.
Photo by Joody Carton Photography

Members and friends of Oseh Shalom, a Reconstructionist synagogue in Laurel, gathered on March 5 for a dinner and celebration of the synagogue’s 50 years. From its inception in a 1966 meeting in a bank building, Oseh Shalom has grown to serve the communities of Prince George’s, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties.

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Six local Jewish Committee on Scouting volunteers of the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts of America were among the participants in the BSA Northeast Region Jewish Committee on Scouting 29th Annual Conference on March 13 in West Orange, N.J. Front, from left: Phil Sternberg, Jeffrey Cohen, Seth Distler, Ed Scheidt; Back: Yehuda Katz, Ze’ev KatzPhoto provided
Six local Jewish Committee on Scouting volunteers of the National Capital Area Council of Boy Scouts of America were among the participants in the BSA Northeast Region Jewish Committee on Scouting 29th Annual Conference on March 13 in West Orange, N.J. Front, from left: Phil Sternberg, Jeffrey Cohen, Seth Distler, Ed Scheidt; Back: Yehuda Katz, Ze’ev Katz
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The Dunkin for Dollars 3v3 charity basketball tournament was organized by three seventh graders at Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon. From left, they are Zachary Levine, Spencer Schwartz and Nathan Reed. The March 13 event raised almost $6,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Peace Players International/Middle East Program. The boys became b’nai mitzvah recently and decided to organize the tournament as a community service and mitzvah projectPhoto provided
The Dunkin for Dollars 3v3 charity basketball tournament was organized by three seventh graders at Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon. From left, they are Zachary Levine, Spencer Schwartz and Nathan Reed. The March 13 event raised almost $6,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Peace Players International/Middle East Program. The boys became b’nai mitzvah recently and decided to organize the tournament as a community service and mitzvah project
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Marcus Appelbaum, right, director of law, justice and society initiatives for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, accepts the 2016 Chief of Police Special Award, which honors community partners, from Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy L. Lanier.Photo by Anthony Brown, Metropolitan Police Department
Marcus Appelbaum, right, director of law, justice and society initiatives for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, accepts the 2016 Chief of Police Special Award, which honors community partners, from Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy L. Lanier.
Photo by Anthony Brown, Metropolitan Police Department
For her bat mitzvah project, Eliana Goldsamt held a fundraiser on March 6 for Dr. Conklin and the team at Children’s National Medical Center, who helped her go into remission after being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. She raised nearly $1,000 from raffle sales and donations, and HBF Boutique donated 15 percent of sales from the event. Her bat mitzvah is planned for April 2 at Shaare Torah. Pictured are patients and their parents with staff from the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Department of Children’s National Medical Center. Eliana is in the second row, third from left.Herb Perone / Perone Photo and Video
For her bat mitzvah project, Eliana Goldsamt held a fundraiser on March 6 for Dr. Conklin and the team at Children’s National Medical Center, who helped her go into remission after being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. She raised nearly $1,000 from raffle sales and donations, and HBF Boutique donated 15 percent of sales from the event. Her bat mitzvah is planned for April 2 at Shaare Torah. Pictured are patients and their parents with staff from the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Department of Children’s National Medical Center. Eliana is in the second row, third from left.
Herb Perone / Perone Photo and Video

 

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