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Shelly Gordon

301-340-6818||https://www.bethami.org

January 2020

WTBA Yoga – Winter/Spring 2020
Sundays (2-3 pm)
beg. 1/5/20

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on January 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 23, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 5, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Join returning Yoga instructors (and TBA members), Monya & Dave Cohen, for 18 Sundays of HATHA SLOW FLOW YOGA (2-3 pm).  Options for all levels!  Classes emphasize breathing, mind/body awareness, stretching and strengthening.  Dress comfortably in stretchy clothes.  Bring a yoga mat, yoga strap, two yoga blocks, water bottle and pillow, folded blanket or cushion. JANUARY 5, 26 FEBRUARY 2, 9, 23 MARCH 1, 22 APRIL 5, 12, 19, 26 MAY 3, 10, 17, 31 JUNE 7, 14, 28 All…

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An Evening with Amir Tibon
American-Israeli Relationships
Sun, Jan. 26 (7 pm)

January 26 @ 7:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

TBA's Israel Matters Group and Encore Kehillah are pleased to welcome back to Beth Ami AMIR TIBON, award-winning author and Washington correspondent for Ha'aretz (the Israeli newspaper).  Mr. Tibon will address Israeli Issues, American-Israeli Relationships and How Politics Affect it All.  No charge; all are welcome.

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Broadway Buzz
Sondheim on View – The Early Years
Mon, Jan. 27 (10:30 am)

January 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Don't miss this popular Monday morning lecture by Steve Friedman, featuring footage, facts and always some live performance.  Free for Temple members; $10 for guests (cash or check).

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Potluck Shabbat Dinner
Honoring Debbie Ezrin, new Executive Director
Fri, Jan 31 (6-7:30 pm)

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

It's a NEW year, we have a NEW Executive Director, and a NEW Shabbat of Mindfulness Service. Come Celebrate Shabbat together as a community on Friday, January 31.   6 pm - Potluck Shabbat Dinner *FREE* with your side dish and a reservation made in advance by no later than 1/28)  Click HERE. 7:30 pm - Shabbat of Mindfulness Service Is your week hectic and stressful? Experience the calm and peacefulness of Shabbat through our new contemplative service. Festive Oneg…

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February 2020

Brotherhood Brunch with Pasha Palankar
Sun, Feb. 2 (9-10:30 am)

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Come spend the morning listening to the inspiring story of TBA member, Brotherhood member, US Army Combat Veteran and 2 time Purple Heart Recipient, Pasha Palankar.  While recovering from physical wounds, PTSD and TBI issues, Pasha was struggling with invisible (mental) wounds.  Over time, he learned how to rebuild his identity and now is helping those who are struggling with PTSD, depression and other invisible injuries as they rebuild themselves Brick by Brick.  We all love Pasha and this is…

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Gun Violence Prevention Panel
Sun, Feb. 2 (11 am-12:30 pm)
Kol Shalom

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kol Shalom, 9110 Darnestown Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

The Critical Issues Forum (CIF)/Gun Violence Prevention Project invites you to a panel discussion exploring effective policy solutions to reduce gun violence in Maryland and nationally.  Learn more about existing legislation in Maryland and what role you can play in advocating for additional measures to keep our state a leader in gun violence prevention.  You'll have the opportunity to learn from and ask questions of a key legislator, a policy expert, and a leading advocate for stronger gun safety legislation. …

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Live & Learn with Rabbi Weiss
Living with Dual Identities
Tues, Feb. 4, 11, 18 (10:30 am – 12 noon)

February 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on February 18, 2020 at 10:30 am

Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Join Rabbi Weiss in February and get ready for Purim with a timely exploration of anti-Semitism then (Shushan) and now with Living with Dual Identities: A Fresh Look at the Purim Story.  Esther's hidden Jewish identity; Mordechai's outward identity.  "Closeted" and "out" Jews.  The struggle we American Jews have!  How much do we "out" our identities?  In this age of growing anti-Semitism, how is our Jewish identity impacted and shaped? Generously supported by the Sally Kera Live & Learn Fund…

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WTBA Book Club
The Secret Chord
by Geraldine Brooks
Tues, Feb. 4 (7:30 pm)

February 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

All are welcome to join us at the Temple on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm - 9 pm.  No charge to attend. Questions? Contact Terry (301) 926-0815.

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Big Challah Bake
Thurs, Feb. 6 (7-9 pm)

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Temple Beth Ami invites you (high school teens & adults only) to our BIG CHALLAH BAKE! Share a joy-filled, hands-on evening with old and new friends. Prepare challah from scratch, go home with challah, recipe and apron!  No experience necessary. Space is limited, so RSVP early (deadline is 1/28 or when we reach capacity). Click HERE to register. Cost: $18 pp (Temple member); $25 pp (guest) NOTE: Due to the complex prep and set-up, we are unable to accept walk-ins.…

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Shabbat Across Beth Ami
Fri, Feb. 7 (evening)

February 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Join Temple Beth Ami's 1st Annual SHABBAT ACROSS BETH AMI on Friday, February 7.  As a community, let's celebrate Shabbat out in our community. THANK YOU to the over 170 folks who will be welcoming Shabbat as hosts or guests as part of "Shabbat Across Beth Ami!" IMPORTANT: There sill be NO Erev Shabbat service in the Sanctuary on 2/7.  Our amazing clergy team will record Shabbat blessings you can enjoy on your phones/tablets during your  Shabbat dinner.

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Network & Nosh
Happy Hour
Mon, Feb 10
5:30-7 pm

February 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
BotaNero, 800 Pleasant Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

The Temple's Business Networking group, Network &  Nosh, is changing it up in February and invites you to join us for drinks and to shmooze!  We'll be at BotaNero in King Farm (800 Pleasant Drive, Rockville) from 5:30-7 pm and invite you to join us!  Please RSVP to Shelly by 2/9.

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WTBA Winter Mah Jongg Tournament
Sun, Feb 16 (9:15 am)

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Coffee & danish starting at 9:15 am with Mah Jongg play starting promptly at 10 am, including deli lunch with homemade desserts. There are TWO WAYS to play: MINI TOURNAMENT (concludes after lunch) includes three 50-minute rounds with 3 games per round.  Cash prize for the highest score.  $20 registration fee ($25 for guests). REGULAR TOURNAMENT (concludes around 4 pm) includes six 50-minute rounds with 4 games/round.  High round prizes and cash prizes for three highest scores. $45 registration fee…

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Potluck Shabbat Dinner
Speaker: Special Olympics Maryland President Jim Schmutz
Fri, Feb 28 (6:30 pm)

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

All are invited to join us at 6:30 pm for a Potluck Shabbat Dinner, where we will welcome Jim Schmutz, President and CEO of Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD), and his wife, Deirdre.  Jim will be our speaker at our 7:30 pm Erev Shabbat Service as part of Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month. Click HERE to register by 2/25 for the Potluck dinner.  Cost: $10 pp.  Chicken and challah are provided by the congregation; guests provide side, salad or dessert.…

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March 2020

Live & Learn with Warren Marcus
Holocaust & Genocide 2.0
Tues, March 3, 10*, 17
10:30 am – 12 noon

March 3 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 17, 2020 at 10:30 am

Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Join returning facilitator, TBA member and former senior educator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Warren Marcus, for this timely discussion of topics from the Holocaust, further study of genocide since 1945 and thinking about the warning signs for mass atrocity.  Topic:  Holocaust & Genocide 2.0. Classes on March 3 and March 17 will be held at Temple Beth Ami (10:30 am -12 noon). On Tuesday, March 10th, there will be trip to the United States Memorial Museum for…

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Network & Nosh
Financial Scams with Tovah Kasdin
Fri, March 6 (8:30 am – 10 am)

March 6 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Tovah Kasdin, J.D., is the director of ElderSAFE™ Center, an award-winning elder abuse prevention program located at Charles E. Smith Life Communities in Rockville, MD.  She will facilitate our meeting, teaching about Financial Scams and how to protect your clients and loved ones from exploitation.  This issue is grossly under-recognized; only 1 out of 44 cases are reported. Network & Nosh provides an ongoing opportunity for Temple folks in business to meet one another, share resources and business cards and…

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Purim Palooza
Sun, March 8 (10:30 am – 1:30 pm)

March 8 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

It's time to celebrate PURIM! There's no Machane on this date, so kids & your adults, come CELEBRATE!   10:30 - 11 am COSTUME PARADE & SINGALONG 11 am - 12:30 pm ALL NEW PURIM CARNIVAL* *$15 per child; $30 per family/max (does not include WTBA Cafe) 11 am - 1 pm WTBA CAFE Purchase lunch from a delicious menu! 12:30 -1:30 pm PURIM SHPIEL: "Seasons of Love" Retelling of the Purim story, featuring songs from the musical, "RENT." 1:30…

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PURIM – P.M. Edition
Mon, March 9 (6-8 pm)

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Our celebration of Purim continues on Monday evening with: 6-6:30 pm HAMAN'S HAPPY HALF-HOUR Join us for some light nosh and libations (alcoholic and non) before our evening gets under way. 6:30-8 pm MEGILLAH READING & PURIM SHPIEL Come hear an abbreviated  chanting of Megillat Esther, followed by a performance of this year's Purim Shpiel, "Seasons of Love," featuring songs from the musical, RENT. 8 pm HAMENTASHEN CAFE Don't leave without enjoying some delicious hamentashen at our Purim Coffee Bar!

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Live & Learn with Warren Marcus
Holocaust & Genocide 2.0
Tues, March 3, 10*, 17
10:30 am – 12 noon

March 10 @ 9:45 am - 1:15 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Join returning facilitator, TBA member and former senior educator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Warren Marcus, for this timely discussion of topics from the Holocaust, further study of genocide since 1945 and thinking about the warning signs for mass atrocity.  Topic:  Holocaust & Genocide 2.0. Classes on March 3 and March 17 will be held at Temple Beth Ami (10:30 am -12 noon). On Tuesday, March 10th, there will be trip to the United States Memorial Museum for…

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Bitachon Support Session
Grief & Unexpected Loss
Sun, March 15 (9-10:30 am)

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Bitachon, the Temple's Mental Health Initiative, is pleased to offer a Sunday morning support session on Grief and Unexpected Loss, facilitated by Roberta Drucker, LCSW-C. All ages - from young adults on up- are encouraged and welcome to attend.  Whether from the loss of a child, spouse, friend or loved one; from suicide to a national shooting -- this session will address grief and unexpected loss. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. No charge to attend, but…

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Food & Film
“From Cairo to the Cloud”
Fri, March 20 (7:30 pm)

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Welcome Shabbat at Beth Ami and make an evening out of it!  Wine & Cheese welcome (6:30 pm), "Spirit of Shabbat" Service (6:30 pm), and delicious, catered Shabbat dinner (approx. 7:30 pm), followed by the screening of "From Cairo the Cloud," where we are treated to a trove of manuscripts unearthed in ancient Egypt, uncloaking secrets of a vanished civilization.   Register ONLINE by 3/17/20.  Questions? Contact Shelly Gordon (SLG@bethami.org) or 301-340-6818 x227.

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Broadway Buzz
Sondheim – The Prince Era
Mon, March 23 (10:30 am)

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Don't miss this popular Monday morning lecture by Steve Friedman, featuring footage, facts and always some live performance.  Free for Temple members; $10 for guests (cash or check).

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Live & Learn with Rachel Packer
From Torah to Table
Tues, March 24 (10:30 am – 12 noon)

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

After being snowed out of the final session, "From Torah to Table," led by Rachel Packer, wellness coach and Jewish educator, is back with its final installment, focusing on the final pillar of wellness: our mental health. Join Rachel for an engaging discussion on emotional health and learn how the Torah and Talmud teach us how to handle our stress and anxiety.  We will follow up with foods that relate to our session.  No charge; all are welcome to attend!

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April 2020

Broadway Buzz
TV & Broadway
Mon, April 13 (10:30 am)

April 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Don't miss this popular Monday morning lecture by Steve Friedman, featuring footage, facts and always some live performance.  Free for Temple members; $10 for guests (cash or check).

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WTBA Book Club
Sons and Soldiers
by Bruce Henderson
Tues, April 28 (7:30 pm)

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

All are welcome to join us at the Temple on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 9 pm.  No charge to attend.  Questions? Contact Terry (301) 926-0815.

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May 2020

Broadway Buzz
More TV & Broadway
Mon, May 11 (10:30 am)

May 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Don't miss this popular Monday morning lecture by Steve Friedman, featuring footage, facts and always some live performance.  Free for Temple members; $10 for guests (cash or check).

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WTBA Book Club
Strangers and Cousins
by Leah Hager Cohen
Tues, May 26 (7:30 pm)

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

All are welcome to join us at the Temple on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 9 pm.  No charge to attend.  Questions? Contact Terry (301) 926-0815.

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June 2020

Broadway Buzz
Leonard Bernstein
Mon, June 15 (10:30 am)

June 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Don't miss this popular Monday morning lecture by Steve Friedman, featuring footage, facts and always some live performance.  Free for Temple members; $10 for guests (cash or check).

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July 2020

Broadway Buzz
The Musical in the New Millenium
Mon, July 13 (10:30 am)

July 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Don't miss this popular Monday morning lecture by Steve Friedman, featuring footage, facts and always some live performance.  Free for Temple members; $10 for guests (cash or check).

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