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Sunday, September 17, 8:00pm:  Greater Washington Community Kollel invites men and women to a Pre-Rosh Hashana Symposium featuring words of insight and inspiration from Rabbis of our community at Greater Washington Community Kollel, 10900 Lockwood Drive.  Speakers include Rabbi Shaya Milikowsky, Rabbi Mordechai Rhine, Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum, and Rabbi Menachem Winter. 

Sunday, October 15, 8:30am: Sign up today for the Home Run 10K, 5K, and Fun Run.  Proceeds will benefit Charles E. Smith Life Communities, the largest service provider for older adults in our region, offering care to seniors for more than 107 years.  All participants receive a race shirt and refreshments.  Register at www.smithlifecommunities.org.

Sunday, October 22: “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk” 6-week parent workshop starts Sunday, October 22 in Kemp Mill. $100/person, $120/couple, all books included. To register, email judyrosenthal@verizon.net, or call 301/754-0470.

Sunday, October 29, 10:00am: Join Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington for our annual Hope and Healing Gala.  Show your support and pay tribute to our exceptional volunteers. To register, or for more information, visit www.bikurcholimgw.org.

Wednesday, November 15, 6:30pm: AMIT Birah Chapter of Greater Washington is hosting a Meet & Greet event with Miri Gil, principal of AMIT Rehovot Jr. & Sr. High School for Girls.  The cost is $250, with all proceeds going toward structural improvements and renovation of AMIT Frisch Beit Hayeled in Jerusalem.  The dinner, provided by David Chu's, will be held in a private home in Kemp Mill.  For more information, contact the AMIT office at 410-484-2223 or  robbiep@amitchildren.org

Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 - 8pm: Montgomery Hospice invites you to Winter Blues: Balancing Sorrow and Celebration While Grieving.  Held at Montgomery Hospice Office, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD.  For more information, call 301-921-4400 or visit www.montgomeryhospice.org.  

Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 - 8:00pm: If you are mourning the death of a loved one, join Montgomery Hospice at one or both of these small group discussions about grief and healing. Located at Montgomery Hospice offices, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville.  Call 301-921-4400 or visit www.montgomery hospice.org for more information. 

Monday, December 11, 1:00-2:30pm: Montgomery Hospice invites you to Winter Blues: Balancing Sorrow and Celebration While Grieving.  Held at Montgomery Hospice Office, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, MD.  For more information, call 301-921-4400 or visit www.montgomeryhospice.org.  

Thursday, January 4, 1:00-2:30pm: f you are mourning the death of a loved one, join Montgomery Hospice at one or both of these small group discussions about grief and healing. Located at Montgomery Hospice offices, 1355 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville.  Call 301-921-4400 or visit www.montgomery hospice.org for more information. 

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington delivers meals to local hospitals and stocks a kosher pantry at Children's National Medical Center. For assistance, please contact BCGW at 202 331-4481, info@bikurcholimgw.org , or through our website www.bikurcholimgw.org Want to become a Bikur Cholim volunteer? Call 202 331-4481 or sign up to volunteer on our website www.bikurcholimgw.org. Click on the "get involved" tab.

The Chevra Kadisha of Greater Washington needs volunteers to conduct taharot, the process by which bodies of Jews are prepared for burial according to Jewish tradition. For more information or to volunteer for men: contact Saul Singer, http://www.bikurcholimgw.org/; for women, contact Devorah Grayson, dlgsquared@gmail.com, or 202-438-7060.

Rides and Volunteers for Seniors in Our Community. The Senior Connection, a non-profit organization that serves lower Montgomery County, has an urgent need for volunteers in Silver Spring to meet a great jump in demand for free escorted rides to scheduled medical appointments, help with grocery shopping, and friendly visits or phone calls to share companionship. To request assistance, contact  www.seniorconnectionmc.org. Volunteers are also needed, with trips typically scheduled during non-rush hours and less than 5 miles from home. For more information, go to www.seniorconnectionmc.org, or contact Marcia Custer at 301-962-0820.

The Good Book:  Since 1995, the Good Book has been the only comprehensive, annual Orthodox printed directory in Greater Washington mailed free to all Orthodox households in Greater Washington.  We do not sell the mailing list.  This is the last call to either update your household info or to include your info for the first time.  Send an email (including names/address/phones) to goodbook3@gmail.com.  Call Barbara Ciment at 301-622-7002 to obtain your newcomer's free copy.

Morning Daf Yomi, 7:00 am:  Daf Yomi at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington Boys Campus with Rav Ari Koretzky. Please contact Steven Franco, 301-467-3775 for more information.

Daily Minyan:  Bethesda Mincha -  at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 870. Contact bdollman@easternuc.com to be placed on the daily e-mail group.

Sunday, Weekly, 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm: Join The Golden Network's Gemara Skills Class lead by Mr. Chaim Goldstein studying the fifth perek of Meseches Brochos, which contains key laws concerning Shemone Esrai, as well as strategies for successful prayer, at Southeast Hebrew Congregation. For more information contact Rabbi Shmuel Leigh, 301-732-1773 director goldennetwork.org.

PLEASE RENEW YOUR MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP and if you're not a member, please join the important work of the Mikvah Emunah Society! Your tax-deductible membership donation of $360 or above helps us sustain our facilities and create educational programs, and allows your family to use the mikvah with no usage fee for 2017. Please respond with a contribution today by sending your check (made payable to Mikvah Emunah Society of Greater Washington) to MES, PO Box 1714, Silver Spring, MD, 20915; online contributions can be made at www.mikvahemunah.com. Thank you!

Community Safety net. Tough times are driving more people for financial assistance from the Tomchei Shabbos of the Yehudah Mond Foundation. Your monthly pledge, for as little as $10, provides steady income to meet year round needs. For details on contributing by phone, mail, or Internet go to http://yadyehuda.org.  

Gemach Exchange is a network of locally run gemachim maintained by dedicated individuals throughout the Silver Spring Maryland communities.  Visit our website http://gemachexchange.com

Yad Yehuda (formerly Yehuda Mond Foundation) provides assistance to more than 200 individuals in the region through a Tomchei Shabbos program and assists several dozen more families through the Capital Kosher Pantry. Go to http://www.tomcheishabbosgw.org and http://www.capitalkosherpantry.org for more information. If you need assistance or know someone who could use Tomchei Shabbos, please call Rabbi Moshe Arzouan at 301-905-2937. For the Food Gemach, please call Shani Leiman at 240-274-7652.

Mikvah Guide is a comprehensive listing of mikvaot in Silver Spring, Potomac, Olney, Aspen Hill, DC, and surrounding areas.  Visit our website: http://mikvahguide.com

Hebrew Free Loan Association. Do you have debts to pay or projects to begin? Your community may be able to help. The Hebrew Free Loan Association has been helping Jews in the Greater Washington Area achieve their goals since 1910. HFLA provides interest-free loans to qualified members of the Jewish community. Visit our website: http://hebrewfreeloandc.org/history.html or call 301.770.4836. This organization offers discreet, interest-free loans to qualified applicants.

Do the mitzva of Bikur Cholim! Visit people in Kemp Mill who would greatly appreciate it. Community Service credit may be earned as well. For more information, please contact Miriam Friedman at mfriedman2@yahoo.com.

Senior HelpLine If you or a loved one needs options for home care, housing, transportation, or senior lifestyle issues, call the Senior HelpLine (301-255-4200).  This free service, offered by the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) and open to everyone, provides expert referrals to more than 4000 resources in the greater Washington, D.C. area. If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Greenberg at 301-255-4215 or egreenberg@accessjca.org.

Gemachs. Looking to donate or borrow? A variety of gemachs are available, including, air mattress, bicycle, folding table, mezuza, simcha outfit, and more. For details go to http://yehudamondfoundation.org/gemachs.asp. It might inspire you to start your own. 

February 19, Improve Your Business Web Page with Facebook ads, sponsored stories, and boosted posts. Online. Free. 7-8:30pm. Info and register at www.oujobs.org.
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