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Sunday, August 19, 10:30 am-12:15 pm: Living with Dementia. Learn the difference between ordinary memory decline and dementia. Understand changes that result from dementia, and legal and financial steps one should take. Hear from experts, caregivers and a senior in the early stage of dementia. Each of us can play a role in supporting community members affected by dementia. Attend this free presentation and panel discussion presented by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, Dementia Friendly America, and Young Israel Shomrai Emunah. YISE Social Hall. Co-sponsored by KMS and other area shuls.

Motzei Shabbat, September 1, 9:15 pm: Pre-Selichos Community Leil Iyun for Women at YGW. “I am the woman who was standing with you here to daven to Hashem.” 9:15 pm Doors Open. 9:25-10:10 pm First Session. 10:15-11:00 pm Second Session. Yeshiva of Greater Washington–Tiferes Gedaliah, Girls Campus, 2010 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910. To RSVP or for questions contact YGW office 301-962-5111 ext. 1500 or alombardo@yeshiva.edu.

Monday, September 3, 2:00 pm - 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 mfriedman2@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, September 4, 8:00 pm: AMIT Birah Chapter of Greater Washington presents: Inspiration in the New Year, Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Michoel Frank of Kehilas Ohr HaTorah at a private home in Kemp Mill. Cost: $18+. Contact: AMIT 410-484-2223 or Robbiep@amitchildren.org. 

Boys' Suits Gemach: In order to meet a serious need in the area, a new gemach for boys' suits is being formed.  Please text Elite Hutman at 240-779-1032 to arrange to drop off your gently used and clean boys suits sized infants-20.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington is considering the possibility of starting a family support group in the Kemp Mill area. In order to do so, we would like to know if there is an interest and need for such a group. You can help us by calling BCGW at 202-331-4481 or sending an email to info@bikurcholimgw.org.

Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington delivers meals to local hospitals and stocks a kosher pantry at Children's National Medical Center. For assistance, please contact BCGW at 202 331-4481, info@bikurcholimgw.org , or through our website www.bikurcholimgw.org Want to become a Bikur Cholim volunteer? Call 202 331-4481 or sign up to volunteer on our website www.bikurcholimgw.org. Click on the "get involved" tab.

The Chevra Kadisha of Greater Washington needs volunteers to conduct taharot, the process by which bodies of Jews are prepared for burial according to Jewish tradition. For more information or to volunteer for men: contact Saul Singer, http://www.bikurcholimgw.org/; for women, contact Devorah Grayson, dlgsquared@gmail.com, or 202-438-7060.

Rides and Volunteers for Seniors in Our Community. The Senior Connection, a non-profit organization that serves lower Montgomery County, has an urgent need for volunteers in Silver Spring to meet a great jump in demand for free escorted rides to scheduled medical appointments, help with grocery shopping, and friendly visits or phone calls to share companionship. To request assistance, contact  www.seniorconnectionmc.org. Volunteers are also needed, with trips typically scheduled during non-rush hours and less than 5 miles from home. For more information, go to www.seniorconnectionmc.org, or contact Marcia Custer at 301-962-0820.

The Good Book:  Since 1995, the Good Book has been the only comprehensive, annual Orthodox printed directory in Greater Washington mailed free to all Orthodox households in Greater Washington.  We do not sell the mailing list.  This is the last call to either update your household info or to include your info for the first time.  Send an email (including names/address/phones) to goodbook3@gmail.com.  Call Barbara Ciment at 301-622-7002 to obtain your newcomer's free copy.

Morning Daf Yomi, 7:00 am:  Daf Yomi at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington Boys Campus with Rav Ari Koretzky.

Daily Minyan:  Bethesda Mincha -  at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 870. Contact bdollman@easternuc.com to be placed on the daily e-mail group.

Sunday, Weekly, 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm: Join The Golden Network's Gemara Skills Class lead by Mr. Chaim Goldstein studying the fifth perek of Meseches Brochos, which contains key laws concerning Shemone Esrai, as well as strategies for successful prayer, at Southeast Hebrew Congregation. For more information contact Rabbi Shmuel Leigh, 301-732-1773 director goldennetwork.org.

PLEASE RENEW YOUR MIKVAH MEMBERSHIP and if you're not a member, please join the important work of the Mikvah Emunah Society! Your tax-deductible membership donation of $360 or above helps us sustain our facilities and create educational programs, and allows your family to use the mikvah with no usage fee for 2017. Please respond with a contribution today by sending your check (made payable to Mikvah Emunah Society of Greater Washington) to MES, PO Box 1714, Silver Spring, MD, 20915; online contributions can be made at www.mikvahemunah.com. Thank you!

Community Safety net. Tough times are driving more people for financial assistance from the Tomchei Shabbos of the Yehudah Mond Foundation. Your monthly pledge, for as little as $10, provides steady income to meet year round needs. For details on contributing by phone, mail, or Internet go to http://yadyehuda.org.  

Gemach Exchange is a network of locally run gemachim maintained by dedicated individuals throughout the Silver Spring Maryland communities.  Visit our website http://gemachexchange.com

Yad Yehuda  provides assistance to more than 200 individuals in the region through a Tomchei Shabbos program and assists several dozen more families through the Capital Kosher Pantry. Go to http://www.tomcheishabbosgw.org and http://www.capitalkosherpantry.org for more information. If you need assistance or know someone who could use Tomchei Shabbos, please call Rabbi Moshe Arzouan at 301-905-2937. For the Food Gemach, please call Shani Leiman at 240-274-7652.

Hebrew Free Loan Association. Do you have debts to pay or projects to begin? Your community may be able to help. The Hebrew Free Loan Association has been helping Jews in the Greater Washington Area achieve their goals since 1910. HFLA provides interest-free loans to qualified members of the Jewish community. Visit our website: http://hebrewfreeloandc.org/ or call 301.770.4836. This organization offers discreet, interest-free loans to qualified applicants.

Do the mitzva of Bikur Cholim! Visit people in Kemp Mill who would greatly appreciate it. Community Service credit may be earned as well. For more information, please contact Miriam Friedman at mfriedman2@yahoo.com.

Senior HelpLine If you or a loved one needs options for home care, housing, transportation, or senior lifestyle issues, call the Senior HelpLine (301-255-4200).  This free service, offered by the Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA) and open to everyone, provides expert referrals to more than 4000 resources in the greater Washington, D.C. area. If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Greenberg at 301-255-4215 or egreenberg@accessjca.org.

February 19, Improve Your Business Web Page with Facebook ads, sponsored stories, and boosted posts. Online. Free. 7-8:30pm. Info and register at www.oujobs.org.
Mon, August 20 2018 9 Elul 5778