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Weekly Events:
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.

POSTPONED: Bikur Cholim Spring Boutique with refreshments and raffles. Clothing, hats, jewelry, tablecloths, and more. At KMS. Questions? Contact

POSTPONED- New Date to be determined: Jews Against Israel. Why are many Jews receptive to anti-Israel perspectives? At YISE, 1132 Arcola Ave in the Small Social Hall. Based on his latest book, Identity and Prejudice, Farrell Bloch offers explanations for this troubling development. Join him for discussion of this and related issues.

Sunday, March 15: Nefesh B’Nefesh will be offering broadcast sessions and presentations on an all-encompassing slate of Aliyah resources for retirees, medical and young professionals, families and singles looking to make Aliyah. Further information regarding the new program can be found at:

March 20-21, 2020: Singles Shabbaton, inviting Shomer Shabbos Singles 45+. 3 Shabbos meals, home hospitality, interactive activities, speed dating. Melave Malka: food, entertainment, music... Sunday Breakfast followed by chessed program (please bring 2-3 non-perishable food items to be delivered to those in need). No transportation provided. Baila Sebrow will be joining us: Internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, Author, Events Producer, Matchmaker, Dating Coach. $175/person. Early bird special: register by 3/1 abd pay only $135. Applications must be approved before reserving a spot. Sponsorships welcome! Register at At Ner Tamid, 6214 Pimlico Road, Baltimore. Questions? Contact Helayne, 410-764-3209 or Steve, 410-446-8330 or

Sunday, March 22, 9:30-11:00 am: Linda Silverman Kahan 8th Memorial Lecture and Breakfast. Linda Kahan A”H was a passionate advocate for people with special needs. Please join Sulam in honoring Mrs. Kahan's memory on her 8th Yahrzeit this year. Featured Guest Speaker: David Makovsky “The Journey of Great Israeli Leaders” For details, sponsorship information and to sign up, please visit: Questions? Contact Estie Katz at 301-962-9400 ext. 5523 or

Sunday, May 31, 12:00-4:00 pm: 2020 Kemp Mill Community Day – Notice to Vendors: Kemp Mill Community Day will be held in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center at the intersection of Arcola Avenue and Lamberton Drive. This free event will feature activities, entertainment, music, food and fun for all ages. Spaces will be available for Kemp Mill and local artists and craftspeople, business and professional services and food vendors. There are some requirements and conditions for the products, businesses and services that will be accepted. If you are interested in reserving a 13’ x 19’ space at $25 please contact the event committee at: to request an application.

June 22-August 14: Camp Ahava for ages 5-15 years. We are gearing up for an exciting program this summer with a wide variety of activities, programs, and trips such as karate, dance, roller skating, sports, arts and crafts, baking/cooking, swimming, Shabbat celebrations, bowling, ice skating, and so much more! Our eight-week core program is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and we offer extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and flexible weekly program options--great for working parents! We pay special attention to detail to make the camp experience a fun, structured, warm, and safe environment for your children. Hurry up and register by Feb. 28 to get the 15% off Early Bird rate! For more information, please contact, or register online or download forms at our website: 1401 Arcola Ave.

August 2020: Bender JCC 2020 Maccabi Games (Jewish Teenage Olympics). Our teams will be competing in San Diego, CA and at Pace University in NY in August of 2020. Click here for the flyer for more information and here for the tryout dates in January 2020.

Passover Car Cleaning to Benefit MES: Shine My Ride by Empire is offering special pricing on car detailing and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mikvah Emunah Society. These prices are discounted just for MES! You can book your appointment Two Ways for Dates Thursday 3/26-Tuesday 4/7:
Contact or 240-965-6095 to set up an appointment. Questions? Contact Rhonda Lehman: or call 301-351-1725. See flyer here for more details.

This is your opportunity as an American Jew to vote once every five years in the World Zionist Congress elections. These elections will make the difference in strengthening our values in Israel and around the world: Jewish & Zionist Education in Israeli Schools; Jewish & Zionist Education in Camps in the FSU; Settling the Land of Israel including in Yehuda and Shomron. It is your opportunity to bring much needed funds to the projects in the United States that we care about deeply: Tuition dollars for gap-year students learning in Yeshivot and Midrashot in Israel (MASA); Fighting BDS on U.S. College Campuses; Shlichim in Our Schools and Communities. Click here to vote.

Visual Artist? Join the monthly Jewish Women’s Creative Maker’s group. We meet monthly to share works in any and every visual media that were created on a common theme. Any questions, please contact Chava Kern— or 410-913-3155 (Texts preferred).

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

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