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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.

Tzurba Mrabanan learning group: Drop-ins and new-comers welcome. Men’s group meets Shabbat afternoon, 3:00 pm at the home of Moshe and Rose Litwack, 11302 Monticello Ave. Women’s group meets Shabbat afternoon, 4:45 pm at the home of Josh and Mickie Breitstein, 1215 N. Belgrade

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

Sunday, September 8: Did you know that Chai Lifeline is changing the lives of our neighbors, community members, and friends right here in the Greater Washington and DC area? By providing support through professional social workers and case managers that coordinate critical support services for a growing number of sick children - and their families - right here in our community, Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic is making a difference in the lives of our neighbors, friends and community members. Help support this critical work at our first Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic fundraiser in the GW area on Sunday September 8th. Chai Rollers will be an amazing Casino Night, at the iconic Fillmore Silver Spring. There will be casino games, great food and drinks, and great prizes. Every dollar raised at this event directly impacts children in OUR community living with pediatric illness. Learn more or register here:

Sunday, September 8, 2:00 pm: The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center. The $70.9 million project and 92,000-square foot building is located at 11701 Georgia Avenue. This is the first combined complex of its kind in Montgomery County. It will include a library, community recreation center, Friends of the Library used bookstore, a park, underground parking garage, and redesigned roadway. The facility will open immediately after the ceremony. Information about the facility is available on the Department of General Services website.

Tuesday, September 17, 7:30 pm: AMIT Birah Chapter of Greater Washington, DC presents Inspiration in the New Year with Keynote Speaker Dr. Miryam Kiderman, PsyD. Location: Private home in Silver Spring. Cost: $18+. Light refreshments will be served. Contact: AMIT 410-484-2223 Register online at

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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