What’s happening in the DMV: April 28-May 9

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APRIL 28

A CONVERSATION WITH DAN GRUNFELD
The Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington will host a book discussion with author Dan Grunfeld. “By the Grace of the Game” is a multi-generational family epic detailing history’s only known journey from Auschwitz to the NBA.
7 p.m.; Zoom; free; to register, visit bit.ly/3KQJKg1.

POSTWAR JEWISH MUSICAL REVIVAL
In this lecture hosted by the Haberman Institute of Jewish Studies, Tina Frühauf tells the story of the revival of Jewish musical activity in postwar Germany. She provides a glimpse into the panorama of musical practices in worship and social life in Occupied Germany, as well as across East Germany and West Germany.
7:30 p.m.; Zoom and Temple Emanuel; 10101 Connecticut Ave., Kensington; free; to register, visit bit.ly/3uSY81O.


PLAYS FROM THE FRONT LINES
Readings of short, contemporary Ukrainian plays, based on what the playwrights are experiencing. The evening will raise funds for Ukrainian causes and highlight the plight of artists in Ukraine while showcasing the plays.
8 p.m.; Theater J’s Goldman Theater; 1529 16th St. NW, Washington; pay what you wish; to register, visit bit.ly/3vgNMrg.

APRIL 30

A VERY MRS. MAISEL SPRING FLING
Guests at this EntryPointDC event can learn to swing dance, sign up to perform open-mic comedy or enjoy the show, or participate in dancing speed dating. There will be dessert and wine spritzers, beer, wine, hard seltzer and soda.
8 p.m.; Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center; 1529 16th St. NW, Washington; $45 in advance, $50 at the door; to register, visit bit.ly/3uVEOAZ.

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MAY 1

2022 ANNUAL GILAD 5K
A 5k walk/run in memory of Gilad Moshe Misheiker, who died in an IDF helicopter accident in 1997.
8 a.m.; Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington; 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville; to register, visit bit.ly/3JFnJPH.

COMMUNITY TORAH REPAIR FUNDRAISER
Congregation Etz Hayim offers the experience of writing a sefer Torah. Each family will have a dedicated time slot with the Torah scribe to help her affix one letter.
9:30 a.m.; Congregation Etz Hayim; 2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington; sponsorship donation levels range $90-$1,080; to register, visit bit.ly/3jyAQb8.


KIDDIE KAVANAH
Join Magen David Sephardic Congregation and wellness expert Carla Goldstein for a Jewish mindfulness workshop to practice kavanah (intention) in your child’s formative years. Goldstein will guide participants through intentional activities, breathwork and yoga.
11 a.m.; Magen David Sephardic Congregation; 11215 Woodglen Dr., Rockville; $18; to register,
visit bit.ly/3v5ROCM.

KOL B’SEDER CONCERT
Tikvat Israel Congregation will host long-running musical recording artists Kol B’Seder, featuring the singing/songwriting duo of Cantor Jeff Klepper and Rabbi Dan Freelander. The pair’s concerts draw on Israeli and traditional music and the songs of the late Debbie Friedman with whom they performed for several decades. There is a livestream option available at bit.ly/3E3SZqF.
7:30 p.m.; Tikvat Israel Congregation; 2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville; $25; to register, visit bit.ly/3LYrh19.

Kol B’seder – Photo by Enid Bloch

MAY 3

SHARE THE STORIES OFTHOSE WE LOST
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim will honor those who lost their lives protecting the state of Israel and civilian victims of terror. 7 p.m.; Zoom; free; to register, visit bit.ly/386GDCh.

MAY 9

TENEMENT MUSEUM VIRTUAL TOUR
Step back in time with a tour of the Tenement Museum on New York’s Lower East Side, hosted by Congregation Etz Hayim. Learn the story of the Rogarschevsky family, a Lithuanian Jewish family who in the 1910s lived in the building the museum now occupies.
6:30 p.m.; Zoom; free; to register,
visit bit.ly/3uUWMn5.

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