Community Events

Children and Family

Eden Village Camp Informational Meeting

Are you looking for an amazing and different summer camp experience? Eden Village Camp is rooted in the Jewish vision of creating a more environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually connected world. It’s a safe space for young Jewish to ask big questions while having the time of their lives and help them create a more just, sustainable and joyful world. If you’d like to learn more about camp please come to an information session at the home of Beth El family, Amy & Eric Forseter, on December 16 at 4:00 pm.  For more information or to RSVP please contact Amy at or visit

Health and Well Being

I See You: Using compassionate presence and “holding space” to support those who are hurting.

Sunday, December 16, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, at Young Israel Shomrai Emunah, 1132 Arcola Ave, Silver Spring. Join Dvora Entin, LCSW and director of Ma’oz of JFCS of Philadelphia for this program.  RSVP’s are appreciated.  Please call 202-331-4481 or email Organized by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington. This program is free thanks to the generous support of sponsors David and Naomi Balto.

A Jewish Perspective on End of Life and Hospice Care With Rabbi Micah Segelman, PhD.

Thursday, December 20, 7:30 pm, at Connie Morella Library Meeting Room – 7400 Arlington Rd, Bethesda.  Presented by Am HaTorah Congregation, the community is invited to this special presentation on hospice care.  Rabbi Segelman will address questions such as what is the difference between hospice and palliative care, what does Jewish law say about signing a DNR or a DNI and is receiving hospice care compatible with Jewish law.  Rabbi Segelman is a health policy researcher with a focus on aging, longterm care and the end of life. RSVP to or call 301-299-2751.  Refreshments will be served.


Israel Bike Ride Information Meeting: Thursday, January 17, 7:00 pm. The next edition of this annual bike ride, a favorite of Rabbi Rudolph and numerous congregants, will take place in early November 2019. The informational meeting will be at the home of past ride participants Margie and Joe Hoffman,  where you will hear from the rabbi and other ride alumni, as well as representatives of the Arava Institute and Hazon, sponsors and beneficiaries of the ride, about how it is more than just riding your bike 175-300 miles from Jerusalem to Eilat. To RSVP for the meeting or for more information, please contact Rabbi Rudolph at