May 18 Shavuot Celebration
24 Bet Mishpachah members and guests celebrated Shavuot Tuesday evening, May 18, at 7:00 PM, in the community hall of the Washington DCJCC. The celebration included a dairy/vegetarian pot luck, a short Ma’ariv service , and a study session led by Rabbi Manewith and volunteers from the congregation. The topic for study was Loshan Hara, literally evil tongue, more commonly referred to as gossip.
World AIDS Day 2010
Photo courtesy of Washington Blade.
A World AIDS Day candlelight vigil was held on Wednesday Dec 1st in Dupont Circle. Members of Bet Mishpachah lit the first candle of the menorah marking the first day of Hanukkah. Speakers included Rabbi Toby Manewith, Don Blanchon of the Whitman-Walker Clinic, and television personality Paul Wharton. To read Jack Hillelsohn's drash at from the December 3rd Shabbat Service, click here.
4/25 Israel Trip/Brunch Study
On Sunday, April 25, there will be a brunch where some of the people who visited Israel and Jordan in October will be sharing photos and answering questions about their trip. If you would like to attend, please email so we know how much food to order.
The brunch will be at the Washington DC JCC starting at 11 am. We anticipate that it will go no later than 12:30.
Member in the News - Apr 2010
Bet Mishpachah member Steven Frank makes challah at the first ever deaf-blind shabbaton, in Reisterstown, Maryland in April.
HHD Tikun Olam Report
A greatful N Street Village Staff sorts thorugh the donations made by Bet Mispachah members. Thanks also to Lee S. and the Social Action/Social Justice Committee.
Our Rehoboth Chavurah 4/21/12
The sun was shining and there was a slight breeze at the Delaware shore. It was a perfect early evening for the Northern Virginia Chavurah event in Lewes, DE. Members and friends came from far and wide to attend this Chavurah event on April 21st. Three people carpooled from Northern Virginia, two came from Southern Maryland, and the rest maintain weekend and/or permanent homes in the Lewes/Rehoboth area.
The evening began with appetizers and lots of conversation as some of the attendees only saw each other at high-holy day services. It continued with a pot-luck dinner. Because the sun did not set until approximately 8pm the Havdalah service was held after dinner. The participants were so excited to have the opportunity to catch up with each other that they decided to forego the featured movie and to continue with the conversation. A joyful evening ended with all of us dancing to music from the eighties.
None of this would have been possible without the effort of Barbara and LySandra, our wonderful hosts for the evening. So to them we all say THANK YOU!