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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.

 

 

-- From War to Peace: Israelis & Palestinians Working for a Shared & Peaceful Future -- Wednesday, February 7th, 7:00 pm, at Adas Israel Congregation (NW, DC)

At this time of unprecedented pain and trauma, a group of inspiring Israelis and Palestinians are envisioning a better future for both peoples. They are refusing to surrender to despair and are committed to a hopeful vision to end the Israel-Palestine conflict. 

Join us for a timely conversation led by former State Department Middle East analyst and negotiator Aaron David Miller and featuring the leaders of A Land for All - a movement of Israelis and Palestinians rethinking how both peoples can live in peace and in safety on the same land.

For more information and to register, click here.

-- Temple Shalom's Trans+ Chavurah -- monthly, starting on Monday, February 19th, 7:00-8:00 pm, at Temple Shalom (in Chevy Chase, MD)

This chavurah (affinity group gathering) is for all adults (18+) who are trans, nonbinary, genderqueer, gender diverse, intersex, or gender nonconforming. We will gather together for learning, socializing, creating ritual, and building community. Meetings will be held once a month with additional events throughout the year.

For more information and to register, click here.

-- Debbie Friedman Memorial Concert: Songs of Hope and Healing -- Sunday, February 25th, 2:00-3:00 pm, at Kol Shalom (in Rockville, MD)

Hazzan Sally Heckelman and other local Jewish Musicians join her in a Memorial Tribute Concert of Debbie Friedman’s music. All ages are welcome to attend.

For more information and to register, click here.

-- ADL Never is Now Summit on Antisemitism & Hate -- March 6th-7th in New York City.

During this unprecedented moment with surging antisemitism, your voice is critical. It is more important than ever to come together and send the message that hate cannot win. Be in the room March 4-7 in New York City. Connect, engage and act against antisemitism and hate at Never is Now 2024.

Never Is Now is the world’s largest annual summit on antisemitism and hate. By attending this event you’ll have the opportunity to: join crucial conversations about antisemitism, bigotry and hate; hear from incredible experts and thought leaders with a vision for creating lasting change; discover how you can take immediate action in your community and beyond; make personal connections with members of ADL’s global community; and find the inspiration you need to continue fighting hate for good

For more information and to register, click here.

-- Experiencing the Jewish Year: Purim in Four Acts -- Sunday, March 10th, 2:00-4:00 pm, at the Edlavitch DCJCC

About Experiencing the Jewish Year: Families of children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to use all their senses to engage with Jewish holidays and traditions in this monthly series led by Rabbi Atara Cohen, Director of Jewish Life and Learning at the EDCJCC. In this session we will experience the four key components of Purim: listening to the Megillah, giving gifts to those who are food insecure, making treats for friends, and enjoying a feast!

For more information and to register, click here.

-- Jews of Color and their Families Civil Rights Journey -- Thursday, April 4th through Sunday, April 7th, a 3.5 day journey through the Southeast, from Atlanta to Selma

The Edlavitch DCJCC is partnering with Etgar 36 to offer a 3.5 day journey through the Southeast to learn about America’s history of racism, the civil rights movement, and how issues of race continue to permeate life for people of color today. This trip is being curated specifically for Jews of Color and their families.

For more information and to register, click here.

-- Experiencing the Jewish Year: Seder Adventures -- Sunday, April 7th, 2:00-4:00 pm, at the Edlavitch DCJCC

About Experiencing the Jewish Year: Families of children in kindergarten through third grade are invited to use all their senses to engage with Jewish holidays and traditions in this monthly series led by Rabbi Atara Cohen, Director of Jewish Life and Learning at the EDCJCC. In this spirited and occasionally silly session, we will create our own Seder rituals, using and expanding on traditional practices to tell our own family stories and cultivate justice today.

For more information and to register, click here.

 

 

   

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