Community for May 17, 2018


Rebeccah Gan of Washington announce the birth of daughter Yahli Francesca Gan, on April 12. Photo provided.

Students from the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School talk tech with residents of Leisure World in Silver Spring on May 6 for Tech Day, sponsored by the community’s Center for Lifelong Learning. Photo by Fred Shapiro.

Rabbis Josh Jacobs-Velde, second from left, and Daria Jacobs-Velde, fourth from left, were installed May 6 as rabbis of Oseh Shalom in Laurel. Also shown are, from left, Rabbi Vivie Mayer, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; Oseh Shalom co-presidents Allison Holtz and Andy Friedman; and Laurel Mayor Craig Moe. Photo by Elaine S. Povich.

Elyse Grossman, center, received the 2018 Community Service Award from the Montgomery County Keeping It Safe Under Twenty-One Alcohol Prevention Coalition. Grossman, a legal policy analyst with The CDM Group in Bethesda, is seen here with Robert M. Dorfman, left, director of the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control; and J. Thomas Manger, chief of the Montgomery County Police Department. Photo provided.

Walter Isaacson, center, received Hebrew University’s Einstein Award on May 6 at a gala dinner in Washington hosted by the American Friends of Hebrew University. With Isaacson, an authority on the life of Albert Einstein, are Hanoch Gutfreund, left, director of the Albert Einstein Archives; and Brian Greene. Photo provided.

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