14330 Travilah Road, Rockville MD — 301-340-6818
The Brotherhood invites everyone to enjoy a delicious brunch and presentation by Dr. Thomas Zeitzoff on “Psychological and Rational Barriers to Peace.” Dr. Zeitzoff, Asst. Professor at American University, will present an overview of the general research on political violence, comparing and contrasting psychological versus more “rational” explanations for conflict. Fee; register online.
Volunteers are needed (ages 14+) to work for several hours to clean, paint, landscape and make necessary repairs to fix-up and brighten the home of a low income family in Montgomery County. No experience necessary. Both skilled and unskilled volunteers will be put to work! Please contact: Roger Rothman (
It’s time for Beth Ami to get in the spirit of Yom Ha Atzma’ut – Israeli Independence Day – and enjoy entertainment, music, and food in celebration of this festive holiday! Our “Beit Café” coffee house follows BOTH 6:30 pm services (K-2 primary AND Erev Shabbat Service) and will be full of surprises for all of the senses – including Israeli music (courtesy of The ShabbaTones), a sweet and savory Israeli buffet and much more! NOTE: There will be NO 7:30 pm Service on Friday night, 4/24, so that everyone can celebrate Yom Ha Atzma’ut together at 7:15 pm.
Israeli Movie Monday Monday, April 27 at 10:30 am
Join Lior for a free screening of “Halfon Hill Doesn’t Answer,” a cult Israeli comedy produced in 1976. This film is a good-hearted satire of the IDF (Israeli Defense Force) which tells the story of a reserves company watching the Egyptian border in Sinai. The name of the film is a parody of an Israeli patriotic film, “Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer.”
Live & Learn - Women and The HolocaustTuesdays, April 21 at 10:30 am
We are thrilled to welcome two talented women as our guest presenters during the month of April. In commemoration of Yom Ha Shoah, both of them will share their research and their writing, along with inspiring conversations about Women and the Holocaust
4/21 - MYRNA GOLDENBERG - Experience & Expression: Women, the Nazis and the Holocaust
Day of Learning Sunday, April 26 1 - 5 pm
This year’s JTS Day of Learning in Maryland will be hosted by Congregation Har Shalom (11510 Falls Road in Potomac) and will linclude a keynote address by Dr. David Kraemer: “Are Joy and Satisfaction Goals of ‘The Good Life’ in Judaism?” Several other faculty and fellows from the Jewish Theological Seminary will present sessions as well. We are pleased to co-sponsor this event with several other local congregations, the JCC of Greater Washington and the Foundation for Jewish Studies. Register at: www.jtsa.edu/maryland. $36 (advance registration); $54 at the door.
Temple Beth Ami is proud to co-host, along with the Washington Society for Jewish Deaf, a screening of “Lost and Sound” (Documentary, 2012, UK). 1 in 7 of us will experience some kind of deafness in our lifetime. So, what would happen to the music you love, if your hearing was lost? Made by a partially deaf filmmaker after the future of her own hearing was called into doubt, Lost and Sound is a moving and fascinating documentary that follows a music critic, dancer and pianist over 2 years as they journey deep into sound and silence to rediscover music after deafness. We will be joined by a panelist of members of the Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss to answer questions following the film. No charge.
Wednesday, April 15 5:30 pm Executive Board7:00 pm Drashot/Kiddush Meeting7:30 pm Board Meeting7:30 pm TBA Cares
Thursday, April 163:30 pm GFF Support Group5:15 pm Cantor w/B'nai Mitzvah Students Rabbi w/B'nai Mitzvah Parents7:00 pm Endowment Investment Committee7:30 pm TBANS Parent Committee
Friday, April 176:00 pm Wine and Cheese
Saturday, April 188:45 am Torah Study
Sunday, April 19Machane TBA in Session8:00 am Brotherhood Bagel Cafe9:00 am Brotherhood Brunch with Dr. Thomas Zeitzoff
Tuesday, April 2110:30 am Live & Learn Myrna Goldenberg7:30 pm Tikkun Olam
Wednesday, April 227:00 pm Adult B'nai Mitzvah Class7:00 pm Shabbatones
Temple Beth Ami is a caring, inclusive, Reform Jewish congregation located in Rockville, MD, united by Torah, guided by the philosophy of Reform Judaism and committed to the Jewish people. We provide the foundation and resources to our congregants to engage in life-long Jewish learning, the pursuit of spiritual growth and the promotion of social justice for all.
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