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Community Events

On this page we list upcoming events not run by Hill Havurah in which our community might be interested. If you have any suggestions of events we can add here, please email Alan at alan.shusterman@hillhavurah.org. Thanks.

 

-- Camp Mosh Virtual Open Houses -- November 14th, November 30th, December 12th, 7:30 pm

Habonim Dror Camp Moshava, or Camp Mosh, as part of the world-wide Habonim Dror movement, is dedicated to youth empowerment, tikkun olam, connection with Israel, cultural Judaism, intentional community, and self-expression. At camp, we foster a community where children are accepted as the exceptional human beings they are; have the opportunity to develop and grow as young leaders; and can live their values of repairers of the world through our creative programs.

Our camp sits on 267 acres of rolling hills in Street, Maryland. We have two pools, a private lake, athletic fields, hiking trails, an organic garden, a nature preserve (complete with goats and chickens!), a crafts building, and an air-conditioned health center. Our kitchen is kosher and our mitbach staff is certified and trained to handle food sensitivities and special diets. 

However, our facilities are not what makes Mosh unique. Our community is. Our campers return year after year to take care of each other and ensure that everyone’s needs are met. They explore ways to bring equality and justice into the world; take shared responsibility for each other and our camp; and lead an aspect of celebrating Shabbat each week. Our inclusive culture is so strong that 34% of our current campers have one or more parents who attended Mosh as kids.

To register for a virtual open house, click here.

-- Moving Traditions Tzelem: A New Group for Jewish LGBTQ+ Youth in DC/NOVA -- 1st Session November 19th, Second Session December 17th, Locations TBD -- 7:00-8:30 pm

A new DC/NOVA middle school Tzelem group is forming.

Tzelem seeks to enrich teens’ lives with the same core outcomes as all Moving Traditions Teen Groups:

  1. Develop a strong self-concept and the social emotional skills to navigate through life.
  2. Recognize and resist sexism personally and in their communities.
  3. Experience Judaism and Jewish community as personally relevant and meaningful.
 
We also recognize transgender oppression is related to – but not synonymous with – sexism and therefore address that as well in Tzelem.
 

For more information, click hereTo register, click here

-- Beyond the Ashkenorm -- 4 Wednesdays, November 30th-December 21st; 1:00-2:30 pm; on Zoom

In many Jewish circles, conversations focus mostly, if not entirely, on Ashkenazic ideas and customs, leaving out the rich culture of so many Jews who trace their heritage to other parts of the world. This course, taught by Sephardic rabbi Rabbi Johnny Solomon, seeks to explore the history, attitudes, customs, and culture of the Spanish and Portuguese (Western) Sefardic community, the Iraqi/Indian (Oriental) Sefardic communities, the Moroccan Sefardic community, and the Beta Israel Ethiopian Jewish community. Learners will listen to the songs of these communities, learn about their unique values, find out about their special foods, and consider how their communities have adapted since immigrating to Israel, the United States, and elsewhere in the world. Join us on this journey to expand our understanding of global Jewry.

For more information and to register, click here.

-- DC Night of Action & Chanukah Candle Lighting -- Monday, December 19th, 5:30-6:30 pm

Join Jews United for Justice to light candles and take action the night before the DC Council's final legislative meeting of the year. We'll work to help domestic workers and our partners push for the last vote on the DC Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, and we'll light Chanukah candles together.

For more information and to register, click here.

-- A Musical, Mystical, and Mouthwatering Indian Tu B’Shvat Seder -- Monday, February 6th, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Tu B'Shvat is a joyous holiday with many varied traditions surrounding it. This year, The Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning is proud to welcome award-winning journalist Rahel Musleah to teach us about Indian-Jewish customs around Tu B’Shvat. In this one-time offering, Rahel will teach about the mystical “Tob Shevat” seder based on the kabbalistic book Pri Etz Hadar and about the malida, a ritual of thanks unique to the Bene Israel community of India held on Tu B'Shvat and other occasions. Join us and enjoy spirited and lyrical Baghdadi and Indian-Jewish melodies to enrich your own celebrations.

For more information and to register, click here.

 

   

Tue, November 29 2022 5 Kislev 5783