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The Golden Network is forming a new support group for women who are caregivers. This group is geared towards Jewish women whose spouses are living at home or are in a medical facility and are affected by a chronic illness or suffer from a cognitive condition. If you are interested in joining this group please contact Rabbi Shmuel Leigh: 301-732-1773/ OR Mrs. Hedy Peyser, MSW, OR Mrs. Esther Dziadek,

Sunday, February 24, 10:00 am-12:00 pm: IZUN Financial Education Community Workshop. IZUN is a resource for families of all income levels that choose to take a forward look at their finances. Our experienced financial educator, Mrs. Laurie Cohen, will discuss key issues relating to budgeting, insurance, home ownership and more. Dr. Michael Kaiser will present tips on talking to your spouse about finances. At YISE, 1132 Arcola Ave. Babysitting available – email before February 18.

Sunday & Monday, February 24 & 25: YGW Girls Division Annual Production for Women & Girls – “The Adopted Princess” at Berman, 13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville. Sunday Performance - Doors open 12:30pm - Show begins 1:00pm. Monday Performance - Doors open 6:30pm - Show begins 7:00pm. Pizza, drinks, and "nosh" will be available for sale during intermission. Advanced ticket sales, ads for the Playbill, and Performance DVDs at Order NOW! For more information- or 301-962-5111 ext. 1407

Sunday, February 24, 7:00 pm: Please join us for the inaugural Bonei Olam event in the greater Washington area on February 24th at 7:00 pm. Come and learn about a wonderful organization that provides financial assistance for fertility treatments and guides couples through the process. No cost to attend. Go to to learn more and to RSVP. Refreshments, appetizers, and desserts will be served (parve and meat). Email with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

Motzei Shabbat, March 2, 7:30 pm: True Tales from one of our own. Join AMIT and Mike Stern, former Supervisory Special Agent with the FBI as he talks about his experiences both at home and while in Service in Israel. Location: Private Home in Silver Spring. Cost: $18pp – sponsorship opportunities available. Call 410-484-2223 or visit to register for this exciting event. Refreshments will be served.

Motzei Shabbat, March 2, 7:30 pm: Registration is now open for Women's Open Mic! Share your talents and/or just come watch the show! Both performers and non-performers should register here: *Recommended age for performers and audience members is 14 and up. Performers sign up for a 4 minute slot. You can sing, dance, play an instrument (there will be a piano), perform comedy, read a poem, share your art, etc or just come watch! Performers can bring in equipment to use for their performance such as phones or iPods to plug into the amp. Event is $7 if you Register by March 1, or $10 at the door. Please arrive at 7:30 pm for registration, seating, and food. Show will begin at 7:45 pm! Location: 13300 Arctic Ave (in the band room) Kehilat Pardes, The Rock Creek Synagogue/Berman Hebrew Academy. *Event is sponsored by Kehilat Pardes, Svivah, and The Deborah Lerner Gross Jewish Cultural Arts Center (of the Berman Hebrew Academy). For more info, please email: See flyer here.

Monday, March 4, 2:00-3:00 pm: Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington and the YISE Chesed Committee - Rabbi Koss will be speaking on a topic in Jewish History at 1111 University Blvd. W. in the Penthouse. Light refreshments will be served. For more info, contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Sunday, April 7, 2:00 pm: Professor Robert Alter in conversation with Professor Adele Berlin at the Museum of the Bible. 2:00 pm: Concurrent programs: a. Tour of the Haggadah Exhibition at the Museum led by Sharon Liberman Mintz. b. Tour of the History of the Bible Exhibition led by Aaron Koller c. Text study of the Haggadah led by Shira Hecht-Koller. 4:00 pm: Professor Robert Alter in conversation with Professor Adele Berlin. Light refreshments will be served. Buses will be provided from the University of Maryland - College Park. Get notified when tickets are available by clicking here.

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.

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