Good Deeds Day – As part of Good Deeds Day on Sunday, April 7, WTBA will be organizing two mitzvah projects at the Temple on that day from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. We will be packing Stuff-a-Duff bags for children who enter emergency foster care, and we will also make cards and paracord bracelets to be sent to military personnel and First Responders for use in the field. Both projects will have activities that are appropriate for all age groups and MCPS students can earn SSL hours for volunteering. Please contact Jeanne Kahn for more information and/or to RSVP to attend.
Drop-in Mah Jongg – Mondays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm when the Temple is open. No charge. We play for fun and not money. Lessons available. Contact Rachel Maryn with any questions and to be added to the email list.
Manna Food Sorting – Thursday, May 9 & Wednesday, June 5 (7:00 9:00 pm) Contact Rhonda Gaynor for more information and to RSVP.
Stretch and Strengthen Yoga classes – Sundays from 2:oo – 3:00 pm at the Temple: January 6, 13, and 27; February 3, 10, and 24; March 3, 10, and 31; April 7, 21, and 28; May 5, 12, and 19; and June 2, 16, and 30. Our multi-level yoga classes include options for beginners as well as advanced students and will emphasize stretching, strengthening and breathing. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Taught by TBA members Monya and David Cohen, both Yoga Alliance 200-hour yoga teachers. The cost for the 18-week session will be $108 for WTBA and Brotherhood members and $126 for non-members, or $8 per class. All proceeds from the classes will be donated to WTBA’s Stuff-a-Duff project and the Rockville Days for Girls chapter. Please dress in comfortable, stretchy clothes and bring a yoga mat, two yoga blocks, a water bottle, and a pillow, folded blanket, or cushion. RSVP online by January 3. For more information, please contact Monya Cohen.
Book Club – Tuesdays – April 2, May 28 (7:30 – 9:00 pm). Contact Terry Steinberg with questions.
Canasta Lessons – Tuesdays in March in the Library (3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26) Now is the perfect time to learn to play canasta! Please RSVP to Marilyn or to Eve. No charge.
Purim Café – Wednesday, March 20 (4:45-6:45 pm) All are welcome to stop by the Purim Café on Wednesday, March 20 during the Shushan Showcase from 4:45-6:45 pm. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Volunteers are needed to help prepare food and to staff the café in shifts beginning at 3:30 pm and finishing at 7:30 pm. Please contact Linda Burka or Rhona Arbit to volunteer or for more information.
WTBA/Brotherhood Brunch – Sunday, March 24 (9:00 – 10:30 am) WTBA and Brotherhood will co-sponsor a delicious brunch on Sunday, March 24 from 9 – 10:30 am at the Temple. The speaker will be David Weinstein, author of the book “The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics.” His discussion will highlight Cantor’s influence on American Jewish social and political history through his celebrity activism, including his courageous campaign against Nazism during the 1930’s. David’s multi-media presentation will feature many rare photos, songs and film clips. His book will be available for purchase and signing. Cost is $10 for WTBA and Brotherhood members and $15 for guests. Register by 3/22.
Women’s Seder – Sunday, April 14 (4:00-7:00 pm) This year, we’re trying something new and exciting! We are co-sponsoring our Women’s Seder with the Women of Washington Hebrew Congregation. Together we will welcome singer/songwriter Michelle Citrin to lead with our own Rabbi Weiss and WHC clergy. Plan to join us at the Bindeman Center in Potomac for a Women’s Seder that’s sure to be delicious (catering by Windows Catering), lively and fun! WTBA is offering subsidies for WTBA members and their minor daughters. RSVP by 4/8. Please contact Rhona Arbit with any questions.
WRJ Social Justice Conference – May 18-19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Registration is now open for the WRJ Social Justice Conference (SJC) to be held on May 18-19 in Washington D.C. This conference is a brief but powerful experience for Jewish women to become better-educated and trained on social justice issues, learn advocacy skills you can utilize at home and on a larger scale, and address timely topics in a welcoming and encouraging, all-female Jewish environment. SJC is intended for any woman (age 18+) interested in advocacy in the Reform Movement through a Jewish woman’s lens. We have budgeted funds to help our WTBA members pay the registration fee. Check the WRJ website or contact Rachel Maryn for more information.
Welcome to Summer Celebration – Wednesday, June 12 (6:00-8:00 pm)
Board Meetings – Tuesdays: April 9, May 14 from 7:15 – 9:00 pm. All WTBA members are welcome to attend.
Membership Brunch – Thank you to everyone who helped us welcome Leslie Brier, Women of Reform Judaism representative to the United Nations at our Membership Brunch on September 16th. We all enjoyed her talk about her experiences at the UN. Here is Leslie’s PowerPoint presentation: Leslie Brier, 9-16-18 and here are her handouts.