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A Time for Unity! Special Shabbat Afternoon Speaker Series. As we look forward to Shavuot- the season of the giving of our Torah- let us come together and find inspiration in the words of the Torah. Chabad of Silver Spring will be hosting distinguished rabbis again this year during the weeks between Pesach and Shavuot. Featured Speakers: Rabbi Yankel Greiniman (Silver Spring Jewish Center), Rabbi Dovid Rosenbaum (Young Israel Shomrai Emunah), Rabbi Michoel Frank (Ohr HaTorah), Rabbi Ahron Lopiansky (Yeshiva of Greater Washington), Rabbi Brahm Weinberg (Kemp Mill Synagogue), Rabbi Berel Wolvovsky (Chabad of Silver Spring). Location: Chabad of Silver Spring, 519 Lamberton Drive. Shabbat afternoons, 6:00-7:00 pm. Women and men are invited.

Sunday, April 22, 10:45 am-12:15 pm: Making Tough Medical Decisions. Make more confident health decisions by learning what you need to know from your health practitioner to assess risks and benefits. Learn what halacha says about “elective” and high-stakes procedures. Listen to dialogue between Dr. Theo Heller, experienced gastroenterologist and researcher, and Rabbi Yitzhak Grossman, a specialist in Jewish law and senior lecturer with Greater Washington Community Kollel. Sponsored by Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington, YISE, KMS, GWCK, SSJC, SEHC, Ohr HaTorah, and Chabad of Silver Spring. In the YISE Small Social Hall.

Sunday, April 22, 8:15 pm: Considering Buying a Home in Israel? Top 10 Things to Know, presented by Gedaliah Borvick (www.myisraelhome.comat YISE. For more info:

Sunday, April 29, 11:00 am-1:00 pm: Global Good Deeds Day: Do a mitzvah! Join in a park cleanup, any time between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM! Meet at the steps near CVS in the Kemp Mill Park (Kemp Mill Shopping Center). Bags, gloves, and t-shirts will be distributed. Upper School students can receive community service hours. Great for all ages! Good Deeds Day 2018 is produced in partnership with The Jewish Federation's Jconnect; our Park Cleanup project is organized by YISE, KMS, and Berman Hebrew Academy in conjunction with Montgomery Parks. Please register or just show up: Good Deeds Day 2018 Park Cleanup - Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. Volunteers needed to hand out t-shirts, gloves, and bags. For more information, please contact: Miriam Friedman at

Thursday, May 3, 5:15-7:15 pm: Annual Lag B’omer Celebration, Berman Hebrew Academy, 13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville. Barbeque, games, moon bounce, music and treats- fun for children and adults of all ages. Food will be available for sale, preorders accepted at

Sunday, May 6, 7:30 pm: Come join us for a fun night out to celebrate and support the teens of Greater Washington NCSY through the Cheryl Stern Memorial Fund! The Greater Washington NCSY Cheryl Stern Memorial Fund presents The Q! Whats the Q? The Q is an interactive, multimedia, team based trivia game. Don't know trivia? Don't worry! The game is fun to play for all levels of knowledge and we are sure you will be able to contribute to your team in a fun way! VIP Dinner Reception begins at 6:30 pm. The Q and Dessert Reception begins at 8:00 pm. (Doors open at 7:30 pm). For more information, call 410.358.6279, email, or visit

Monday, May 7, 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 information, please contact Miriam Friedman at 301-754-1517 or

Thursday, May 24, 7:15 pm: Berman Hebrew Academy’s 74th Anniversary Celebration honoring Debra Panitch and Bob & Pat Hynes. Berman Hebrew Academy, 13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville. To RSVP visit For more information email

Community-wide Project: On the Same Page- Study an Amud (Page) of Gemara each week with other across the community! Learning options that fir YOUR lifestyle: Attend weekly classes in a location near you, Study on-the-go with weekly audio/video lectures, Learn with an individually-selected study partner, Explore illuminating insights on the Amud, delivered directly into your inbox. To register: For more info, contact Rabbi Hillel Shaps: or 347-869-9361.

May 2-13: 28th Washington Jewish Film Festival. The WJFF returns with a robust lineup of international films, filmmaker talkbacks, and special events. This year’s slate includes narrative, documentary, and short films from 27 countries, showcasing the diversity of the Jewish experience. The 28th edition includes the special series Starring Wonder Women, showcasing the lives of trailblazing women overcoming boundaries. Purchase tickets at WJFF.ORG or bring a group at a discount by emailing

Every Shabbat: Pirchei is here! Calling all boys, first through sixth grade! Pirchei runs each week in the classrooms at the Yeshiva, 4:00-4:55. See you there! To join our email list, contact Ranon Cortell or Pinchas Werner at

Join the campaign to add a non-stop flight between the Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore metropolitan area and Tel Aviv, Israel. Thousands of U.S. government, business and leisure travelers .travel between the Greater Washington metropolitan area and Tel Aviv each year. Yet, there is no non-stop flight between America's national capital and Israel. Fill out the survey to let the airlines and airports know that you will benefit from a direct, non-stop flight to Israel! The survey below was developed in cooperation with El Al Israel Airline, United Airlines, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) to ensure it provides airlines and airports with all of the relevant information needed to determine the level of demand for this flight. This is a program of the Israel Action Center of the JCRC. The short survey is found at this link:

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

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, , or through our website Want to become a Bikur Cholim volunteer? Call 202 331-4481 or sign up to volunteer on our website 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,; for women, contact Devorah Grayson,, 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 Volunteers are also needed, with trips typically scheduled during non-rush hours and less than 5 miles from home. For more information, go to, 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  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 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

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 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  

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

Yad Yehuda (formerly Yehuda Mond Foundation) 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 and 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: 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

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

February 19, Improve Your Business Web Page with Facebook ads, sponsored stories, and boosted posts. Online. Free. 7-8:30pm. Info and register at
Sun, April 22 2018 7 Iyyar 5778