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Shabbat Afternoons: Tzurva Mrabanan: Hilchot Seder Night. Men’s group: TIME CHANGE—3:30 pm Shabbat afternoon at the home of Moshe and Rose Litwack: 11302 Monticello Ave. Women’s group will continue to meet at the home of Josh and Mickie Breitstein 1215 North Belgrade at 4:30 pm Shabbat afternoon.

Monday, April 22-Thursday, April 25, 9:00-11:00 am: YGW Special Chol Hamoed Pesach Learning open for all boys and men of the community. At YGW Boys Campus, 1216 Arcola Avenue. Breakfast in the cafeteria & learning in the Bais Medrash. Shacharis 7:30am; Breakfast 9:00 until 9:30 am; Chavrusa learning until 10:15 am; Shiur 10:15 until 11:00 am. MONDAY – Rabbi Moshe Chaim Blate; TUESDAY – Rav Ahron Lopiansky; WEDNESDAY - Rabbi Amram Hes; THURSDAY – Rabbi Akiva Leiman. Questions? Contact Rabbi Amram Hes at 240-475-9581 or A special community program sponsored by the Yeshiva of Greater Washington-Tiferes Gedaliah. The Bais Medrash is open all fay for learning. Come and bring your chavrusa! Shacharis daily at 7:30 am. Mon-Thurs: Mincha at 1:45 pm, Maariv at 10:00 pm.

Beginning Monday, April 29Dirshu Mishnah Brurah begins Chelek Daled with Rabbi Eliyahu Reingold. Learn the halachos of eruvin and techumin. Finish the chelek in eleven months! at YISE, 1132 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring. Daily after maariv. For more information contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Monday, May 6, 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

May 8-26: Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, JxJ is a new multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival alongside original cutting edge hybrid arts programming—all presented as one massive three-week experience, taking over the greater Washington region. Email for group rates.

Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 pm: Generations-in-Israel: Join AMIT Birah Chapter of Greater Washington DC in honoring Donna Lawrence for her long-time commitment to AMIT and dedication to the children of Israel. We will hear from AMIT’s president Debbie Moed. A light dairy catered dinner will be served. Call 410-484-2223 or visit to save your seat for this exciting event. Location: Private home in Silver Spring. Exact address will be provided with your confirmed reservation.

Thursday, May 23 & Tuesday, June 11: Save your hair for the Berman Hebrew Academy and Zichron Menachem Hair Drive. STOP! Don’t cut your hair for Pesach. Grow it for a child with cancer! Choose an appointment for a free cut. Two days to choose from- Thursday, May 23 (Lag B’Omer) at Style Salon and Tuesday, June 11 (day after Shavuot) at Progressions. To make an appointment, email “Hair” to

Sunday, June 2, 12:00-4:00 pm: Kemp Mill Community Day - Vendors Wanted. Kemp Mill Community Day will be held in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center at the intersection of Arcola Avenue and Lamberton Drive, Silver Spring. 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 17-21: Sign up for Ramp It Up! If you have completed your first year of high school and you like to build things or you want to learn how to build cool things like an accessibility ramp for people with disabilities. Over one week you will learn carpentry and masonry skills and use power tools to build something with your own hands. Don’t worry you ‘ll be working with an experienced teacher. In addition to learning construction skills, the week includes visits from guest speakers who will share insights on a variety of social justice topics. Tuition: $400. Bonus: Earn around 30 SSL hours. Sign up at Space is limited - sign up soon.

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.

Thu, April 18 2019 13 Nisan 5779