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Weekly Events:
Motzei Shabbat, 7:00 pm:
Avos UBonim - 45 minutes of learning, pizza, raffles, and prizes that you don't want to miss. At the Yeshiva Boys Division. Sign up for notifications at

Dirshu Mishnah Brurah with Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold. Learn the halachos of eruvin and techumin. Finish the chelek in eleven months! at YISE, 1132 Arcola Ave. Daily after maariv. For more info, contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

November 15-17: Singles Shabbaton for MO Machmir to Yeshivish singles at the Princeton, NJ Doubletree. Quality, pre-screened singles. 5+ shadchanim/dating mentors. Thought-provoking discussions. Carlebach-style davening. Leibidik Shabbos seudos and zemiros. Registration Fee: $30. Full Weekend: $425. Early Bird Rate: $325. Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Lieberman, Ph.D.: From Simcha to Sasson: Harnessing the joy of Sukkos towards the rest of the year. Eli Beer, world-renowned singer. Mike Fine, NYC comedian. Recommended ages: Women, 27-42; Men, 30-45. For more info or to sign up, visit or email

Motzei Shabbat, November 16, 6:30-9:30 pm: Krav Maga Women*’s Empowerment Training Seminar. Women's personal safety is an important conversation we should be having. Join SVIVAH's powerful community of women* for a Krav Maga Women*'s Empowerment Training Seminar in partnership with Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA). Built for women. Taught by women. Let's feel strong, confident, powerful. Wisconsin Place Community Center | 5311 Friendship BLVD, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Taught by the professional team at Krav Maga Maryland, this seminar features practical, easy-to-learn personal safety techniques and strategies. Including a separate dedicated high school conversation. No experience required; appropriate for ALL fitness levels. For women-only 14+. Pre-registration required at Space is limited. Early Bird registration ends Nov.1. All staff will be women. Questions?

Sunday, November 17, 7:00 pm: To all JLIC supporters and/or Hamivtar Alumni - Rav Menachem Schrader (Founding Director of JLIC) will be in Kemp Mill. He will be giving a D’var Torah and speaking informally at the home of Naomi and Ori Carmel (1212 North Belgrade Rd). All are welcome. For any questions, please email

Monday, November 18, 7:00 pm: AMIT Birah Chapter of Greater Washington, DC invites you to meet our Student Ambassadors: Amiad, Roni G, and Roni A. At the home of Sharona and Leo Rozmaryn, 801 Stonington Road. Light dairy supper. RSVP: Robbie Pearlstein at 410-484-2223 or

Sunday, November 24, 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Community Blood Drive in memory of Dr. Avi Karkowsky, z"l and Dr. Clif Price, z"l. At YISE, 1132 Arcola Ave. Make your lifesaving appointment today! Visit or call us at 1-866-BLOODSAVES (1-866-256-6372) and use Sponsor Code 8030. Contact Nancy Karkowsky at 301-452-9322 or or Eli Landy at Photo ID required. Allow one hour for donation.

Monday, November 25: Join these powerful and thoughtful educators as they create a framework of thankfulness and gratitude for the Thanksgiving holidays. "Measuring Our Days: A Spiritual Path to Thanksgiving." Featuring the powerhouse teachings of: Rabbi Elianna Yolkut and Rabbanit Aliza Sperling. HerTorah gathers together a diverse community of Jewish women to connect over our shared heritage, explore our collective wisdom, and elevate our communal experience in learning with and from one another. This gathering welcomes women* 12+ and learners of all levels. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Email

Thursday, November 28, 9:00 am: "(No) Strings Attached" To What Extent is a Community Bound by the Conditions of a Donation? The Federal Holiday Learning Program for Men with Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum, Rav of Young Israel Shomrai Emunah. Breakfast 9:00 am - Chavrusa Learning 9:30am - Shiur 10:40am. YGW Boys Campus, 1216 Arcola Ave. FOR MORE INFO: Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate 404-273-3392.

Sefer Torah for Misaskim of Greater Washington – Misaskim provides families with all that is necessary for shiva. It does not, however, have its own Sefer Torah for use exclusively in shiva homes. Providing a Sefer Torah has strained the resources of our shuls, especially when there are multiple shiva homes. Rabbi and Mrs. Zvi and Esti Teitelbaum have launched a campaign to raise funds for a Sefer Torah in memory of their daughter, Chayala a"h, who was nifteres several months ago. For more information and to donate, please visit

Newly Married? Growing Family? Just need a budget check-up? A new community resource, IZUN, provides financial education and decision-making support for young couples, growing families, and those facing changes in their financial states. IZUN provides tools and trained confidential counselors to help you examine your budget and review options to sustain financial stability. IZUN is a resource for families of all income levels that choose to take a forward look at their finances, and it has the enthusiastic support of community leaders and rabbonim. Email us at, or call 240-433-3944.

The Greater DC Diaper Bank empowers families and individuals in need throughout DC, Maryland, and Virginia by providing an adequate and reliable source for basic baby needs and personal hygiene products. You can donate diapers and other baby and hygiene items (see complete list below) right in Kemp Mill. The Licht home,11609 Yeatman Terrace, is an Official Diaper Bank Drop Off Location. You can leave your donation in the red bin by the front door. Please include your contact information so the Diaper Bank can let you know how much your donation is appreciated. To find out more about the work DC Diaper Bank does, visit https://greaterdcdiaperbank.orgWe happily accept the following NEW and unexpired items: Diapers & Pullups (open packages happily accepted); Formula; Baby Food & Toddler Snacks; New and unopened bottles and nipples; New and unopened pacifiers; Food: non-perishable canned goods and dry goods; Pull-Ups; Wipes; Diaper Rash Cream; Tampons/Pads (we take open boxes as long as they are individually wrapped); Shampoo/Conditioner; Deodorant; Toothbrushes/Toothpaste for adults and children; Lotion for adults and babies; Adult diapers- sealed packages only; Cloth diapers; Toilet paper; Soap; We happily accept the following gently used items: Potty training seats; Baby bathtubs; WHAT WE DON’T ACCEPT: Postpartum Hospital supplies; Cribs/mattresses; Breast pumps or pump parts; Used bottles or feeding supplies; Clothes

Sun, November 17 2019 19 Cheshvan 5780