From left, Patricia “Patty” Gordon, Elliott Dubin, Bruce Gordon, Eric Rothberg, Jordan Baker and Gabe Taraday are among participants at the Men’s Club latke party at Congregation Olam Tikvah in Fairfax. The Dec. 10 event raised money for the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda. Photo by Jim Finkel.
Lighting the menorah on Dec. 17 at the Kimpton Glover Park Hotel in Washington are, from left, Rabbi Rachel Gartner, Rabbi Aaron Potek, Cantorial Intern Ilana Goldman, Rabbi Aaron Alexander, Rabbi Penina Alexander, Rabbi Hannah Goldstein, Rabbi Susan Landau, Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb and Rabbi Suzy Stone. The clergy were attending an event to raise funds for HIAS. Photo courtesy of HIAS.
Rabbi Zalman Minkowitz, director of Chabad Chevy Chase, gives the thumbs up for Chanukah at the group’s menorah lighting on Connecticut Avenue on Dec. 17. A 35-foot bucket truck dropped loads of chocolate gelt (coins) for revelers. Photo courtesy of Chabad Chevy Chase.