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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 Avenue, Silver Spring. Daily after maariv. For more information contact Rabbi Reingold at 301-996-5910.

Tzurba Mrabanan learning group: Drop-ins and new-comers welcome. Men’s group meets Shabbat afternoon, 3:30 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

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.

Sunday, June 23, 1:00-5:00 pm: The Generations After is sponsoring a memoir-writing workshop at Congregation Beth El, 8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD. Acclaimed Canadian author/editor Gina Roitman will lead the workshop. Ms. Roitman is the author of the auto-fiction collection Tell Me a Story, Tell Me the Truth, and You Have No Claim and co-author of the biography Midway to China and Beyond. Two of her radio essays based on memoir have aired on CBC Radio. In addition, she has written the memoirs of two child survivors and edited the work of another publication. Her own work has appeared in various anthologies and poetry collections including most recently Wherever I Find Myself, The New Spice Box, and Poetica. She is also the subject and co-producer of the award-winning documentary film My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me. The focus of Ms. Roitman’s workshop is “Memoir: Writing to Preserve Memory.” Participants will explore how to begin the writing process, review examples of the different ways writers can tell their stories, and do some writing exercises that will help unlock the confidence participants need to share their stories. Limited to the first 30 registrants. Cost: $30 in advance (online at or $36 at the door. Email for more information.

Monday, July 1, 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

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.

Wed, June 19 2019 16 Sivan 5779