Community Events

Saturday, April 27, 8:00 pm:

Georgetown Chorale, 30th Anniversary Spring Benefit Concert presents: Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service Avodath HaKodesh,  at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street, NW, Washington DC.

Featuring Cantor Asa Fradkin, baritone, Andrew Jonathan Welch, piano, and Richard Giarusso, conductor. Our 30th Anniversary Spring Benefit Concert features Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service (Avodath Hakodesh) with Cantor Asa Fradkin, baritone. Sung in Hebrew and English, the Sacred Service stands among the most distinguished examples of Jewish choral music of the last century. The dramatic, post-Romantic score mirrors the wide range of emotions and ideas conveyed in the devotional text and blends together many of the diverse, early 20th-century influences that Bloch absorbed and reworked in his own music.  Tickets are available online at www.georgetownchorale.org.  Advance tickets cost Adults $25, Students/Children $15.  Tickets at the door are $30/$15.

Proceeds from the concert will support Yachad, our 2018-19 beneficiary. Yachad (www.yachad-dc.org) brings communities together to preserve safe and affordable housing and to revitalize neighborhoods in the District of Columbia and greater metropolitan area. Yachad, which means “together” in Hebrew, mobilizes volunteers, invests financial resources, and works together across faiths to transform people and properties.

Sunday, May 5, starting at 7:30 am.

Get Ready to Move Our Community Forward

On Sunday, May 5, join The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Greater Washington cycling enthusiasts for the inaugural JCYCLE Community Bike Ride! Whether you’re an experienced cyclist or new to the sport, everyone can ride and raise funds to help more kids in our community experience the joy of Jewish summer camp. The scenic 75-mile ride begins at Capital Camps & Retreat Center in Waynesboro, PA and ends in Rockville, MD at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington with a finish-line celebration for riders, family, and friends! There will also be a 40-mile ride option for those in normal shape this time of year.  Registration closes April 28.

Register to ride or donate at shalomdc.org/JCYCLE

Sunday, May 5, 3:00 pm

Bethesda Historical Society Kick-off Book Talk, Battery Park Community Clubhouse, 7908 Glenbrook Rd, Bethesda.  The Bethesda Historical Society (BHS) and Bethesda Metro Area Village are pleased to present a book talk with Steve Roberts sharing  highlights of his 2016 book, Bethesda and Chevy Chase, to kick off the activities of the newly-established BHS.  The BHS is an organization of volunteers dedicated to sharing and reflecting on the history of the Bethesda area and its diverse residents.  The Society plans to develop events and educational programs, focusing on significant locations and important moments in our history.  We welcome volunteers and ideas for programs.  For further information, please contact Wendy Kaufman at wwkauf@aol.com.

May 8 – May 26

JxJ: Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, JxJ is a multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival alongside original cutting edge hybrid arts programming—all presented as one massive three-week experience, taking over the greater Washington region from May 8-26. See the full line up of exciting programs and purchase a ticket or pass by visiting jxjdc.org!

Link: https://www.jxjdc.org/

June 2

Kolot Halev Annual Concert Presents Les Chansons Juives: Sunday, June 2 at 4:00 pm at Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Rd, Rockville, MD.

Kolot HaLev is a Jewish community choir directed by Hazzan Ramon Tasat and featuring special guests, the Rochanbeau Choir with Simon Charette, music director.  You will hear familiar melodies based on 13th Century French Christmas songs transformed into Moroccan Hanukkah music. Experience soaring chorales from the Central Synagogue of Paris, plus folk and liturgical music from Bordeaux, Provence, and elsewhere expressed in a distinctive Gallic-Jewish key.

Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  $10 for tudents and children.For tickets, go to KolotHaLev.org/annual-concert.