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Shelly Gordon

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September 2019

BITACHON Launch with Scott Fried
TBAHigh Core 1 Opening Night
Tues, Sept 17 (6:30 -8 pm)

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

"Am I Enough?" A Survival Guide through the Arc of Adolescence Scott's story provides a powerful example of learning from our mistakes and growing through adversity as he takes us through topics including: eating disorders, cutting, bullying, coming out, addiction, safe sex and suicidal ideation.  Scott describes having HIV in a context all young people can understand.  His message is one of becoming accountable, creating a healthy support group, the importance of gratitude and the essence of being 'enough.'  Special…

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BITACHON Launch with Scott Fried
Special Parent Night
Wed, Sept 18 (7:30-9 pm)

September 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

"The ABC's of Gen-Z Parenting" In this moving presentation for parents, grandparents and other caring adults, Scott reveals the secrets most teens and young adults would like to keep from their parents, offering specific ideas and techniques on parenting a young adult through this challenging time of angst and self-discovery.  While many parents try to safeguard their teens and young adults through these difficult years, Scott will suggest ways to support you in your child's healthy development and security.  Scott…

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Selichot
7:30 pm

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

"Selichot" (Hebrew for 'forgiveness'), marks the official beginning and spiritual "kickoff" to the High Holy Days. Join Rabbi Pokras, Rabbi Weiss, Cantor Eschler, Joshana Erenberg and our new Cantorial soloist, Ben Pagliaro, for an evening of uplifting music and prayer to open our spiritual and mental "gates" and warm up our hearts and minds for the High Holy Days. 7:30-8 -- Shmooze/Refreshments 8 pm -- Text Study and Havdalah 9 pm - Creative Candlelit Service

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WTBA Fall/Winter Yoga
10 Sundays
Sun, 9/15 (2-3 pm)

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 22, 2019

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

WTBA announces Fall/Winter Yoga, meeting on 10 Sundays from 2-3 pm at the Temple (9/15, 9/22, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22).  This is a "stretch and strengthen" class, taught by Monya & Dave Cohen, for all levels.  Please dress comfortably and bring: a yoga mat, yoga belt, 2 yoga blocks, water bottle and pillow, folded blanket or cushion.  Cost: $60 (for WTBA and/or Brotherhood members); $70 (non-members).  Questions? Contact Monya: mjcohen0636@gmail.com.  Click HERE to register.

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Broadway Buzz
Great Broadway Producers
Mon. Sept 23 (10:30 am)

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

Topic: More Great Broadway Producers.  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 Ira Weiss
SRUGIM: Modern Orthodoxy in Israel
Tues, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 (10:30 am)

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

Join returning teacher, Ira Weiss, for a fascinating look at young, modern Orthodox adults by being a fly on the wall in the places where they hang out, study and live.  Observe their understanding of halacha (Jewish law), their social mores and how they deal with conflict, friendship and dating through this award-winning popular Israeli TV series, supplemented by short lectures and class discussions.

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Network & Nosh with Rabbi Luxemburg
Lessons Learned from the Pulpit
Fri, Sept 27 (8-9:30 am)

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Join us for a morning of coffee and conversation with our Rabbi Emeritus, Jack Luxemburg, who will share some of his 'takeaways' - on and off the bimah -- from his decades-long career as a pulpit Rabbi. Network & Nosh provides an opportunity for Temple folks to meet one another, share resources (and business cards), and strengthen relationships with others who might become or lead to new business opportunities. There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP to Shelly…

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Rosh Hashanah basket delivery
Sun. Sept 29 (9:00 am)

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Drivers and deliverers are needed on the morning of Sunday, September 29th to help deliver 70 Rosh Hashanah 'baskets' (bags filled with non-perishable holiday foods purchased by B'nai B'rith) to Russian immigrants and Holocaust survivors living in the local community. WE NEED: *3 volunteers to help transport our allotment of 70 bags from Ohr Kodesh Congregation (8300 Meadowbrook Lane in Chevy Chase) at 8 am on Sunday morning, 9/29 *Several volunteers to deliver bags (pick up at Beth Ami between…

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October 2019

New/Gently Used Coats & Socks
Oct. 1-25

October 1
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 25, 2019

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

Collection boxes will be in both the Temple lobby and the Nursery School lobby from October 1-25.  Benefits the Interfaith Clothing Center (ADULT coats/socks) and students at South Lake ES (KIDS' coats/socks).

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Broadway Buzz
Great Love Songs & Their Musicals
Mon, Oct 7 (10:30 am)

October 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Topic: Great Love Songs & Their Musicals.  Don't miss this popular Monday morning lecture with Steve Friedman, featuring footage, facts, and always some love performance.  Free for Temple members; $10 for guests (cash/check).

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Live & Learn
Movie Screening & Lunch
Tues, Oct. 15 (10:30 am)

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

You're invited for a screening of "Ushpizin," an Israeli film hailed as powerful, touching and amusing.  "Ushpizin" - the film's title - is the Hebrew word for guests, especially those we welcome into our Sukkot during the Fall holiday - and is a heartwarming, soul-stirring film.  Big-hearted Moshe is down on his luck, so he and his loving wife, Mali, pray passionately for a miracle.  Their prayers are answered...in the form of a large sum of money that mysteriously lands…

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WTBA Book Club
The Tattooist of Auschwitz
by Heather Morris
Tues, Oct 15 (7:30 pm)

October 15 @ 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 evening from 7:30-9 pm.  No charge to attend. Questions? Contact Terry (301) 926-0815.

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Potluck Dinner in the Sukkah
Fri. Oct 18
7:30 pm

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Join us after our 6:30 pm "Spirit of Shabbat" service for a potluck dinner in and around the Temple's sukkah!  Temple will provide challah, chicken (wings & tenders), drinks and adult beverages (must be over 21 y.o.); YOU sign up to provide a side dish, salad or dessert. Cost: $10 (adults); $5 (kids under 12) REGISTER ONLINE by 10/15. Questions? Contact Shelly or 301.340.6818 x227

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BITACHON Support Session
Co-Parenting our Children for Long-Term Success
Sun, Oct 20 (9-10:30 am)

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

BITACHON is pleased to offer a Sunday morning support session on Co-Parenting, facilitated by Roberta Drucker, LCSW-C.  Single parents at any stage of separation or divorce are invited to this workshop, focusing on the skills required to be partners, not adversaries. Topics will include: the need for ample flexibility, solution-focused approaches, avoiding triggering interactions, transitions, and how to stay focused on what is in the best interest of your children. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. No charge to attend,…

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Live & Learn Baltimore Trip
American Visionary Art Museum/Lunch
Tues, Oct 22 (8:45-3:30 pm)

October 22 @ 8:45 am - 3:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Hop aboard the bus (departing from the Temple at 8:45 am) as we head to the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore to view a special exhibit of hand-embroidered panels created by Esther Krinitz, depicting the journey of living through the Holocaust in Poland.  The exhibit pays tribute to humanity’s long history, past and current, of unjustly persecuted innocents and the dream of a world at peace.  On the bus ride to the museum, we will screen the short documentary…

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Book & Author Event
Amb. Dennis Ross
Sun, Oct 27 (4 pm)

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Dennis Ross Join us for an afternoon with special guest author, Ambassador Dennis Ross, who will discuss his new book, "Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel's Most Important Leaders Shaped its Destiny." For more than 12 years, Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and dealing directly with the parties in negotiations.  Come hear Amb. Ross discuss the book, the current political situation in the Middle East, participate in…

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MELTON Scholar Course
Social Justice
Thursdays, beg. 10/31 (9:30-11:30 am)

October 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854 United States

This NEW 10-week MELTON Scholars course draws from text and history to explore how social justice work goes beyond addressing short-term needs and looks at structural causes of injustice today.  Topics include issues related to poverty, immigration, and environmental degradation.  Participants will be encouraged to identify issues that are particular to their own communities and that they would like to explore in greater depth.  Facilitated by: Rabbis Gary Pokras, Baht Weiss, Adam Raskin, and Michael Safra. Classes will be held…

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November 2019

Thanksgiving Food Drive for Nourish Now
Nov, 1-15

November 1
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2019

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

Donate canned (yams, carrots, pie filling, chicken broth, green beans, gravy & cranberry sauce) and boxed/bagged (instant mashed potatoes, dried stuffing mix and muffin mix) foods for clients of Nourish Now, which hopes to feed 5,000 people this Thanksgiving.  Collection boxes will be in the Temple lobby from November 1-15.

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WTBA Trip
National Archives Museum
Tues, Nov 5 (9:45 am)

November 5 @ 9:45 am - 11:15 am
The National Archives Museum, 701 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20408 United States

WTBA invites you for a tour at the National Archives Museum (DC), led by Ed Williams, of the exhibit, "RIGHTFULLY HERS: American Women and the Vote."  Meet downtown at the Archives Museum (Archives stop on the Green or Yellow metro lines) for the tour (9:45 am - 11:15 am), followed by lunch (optional) at a local restaurant.  Cost: $ 1 reservation fee for Archives tour (plus your own lunch expense).  RSVP to Jeanne Kahn.

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Brotherhood Brunch
Author: Josh Rosenblatt
Sun, Nov 10 (9am)

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

What was Janice's son doing in a mixed martial arts ring?? Josh Rosenblatt, a lifelong pacifist and romantic in search of a new, transformative experience, fought his first martial arts (MMA) match at age 40.  His book, Why We Fight, follows his yearlong journey from gym to the cage as he confronts his most deep-seated fears.  Come hear what happens when a mild-mannered intellectual decides to step into the ring for his first real showdown! Click HERE to sign up…

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Food & Film
“Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles”
Fri, Nov. 15 (7:30 pm)

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Welcome Shabbat and make an entire evening of it!  Wine & Cheese Welcome (6-6:30 pm), "Spirit of Shabbat" Services (6:30-7:30 pm) and then a delicious, catered Shabbat dinner followed by a screening of "Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles."  This is the first in-depth documentary film chronicling the life and themes of this iconic offering of American culture.  Register ONLINE by Monday, November 11.  Cost: $30 (Temple members); $40 (guests). Questions? Contact Shelly Gordon or call 301-340-6818 x227.

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Broadway Buzz
Broadway Babies of the 1940’s
Mon, Nov. 25 (10:30 am)

November 25 @ 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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December 2019

Annual Holiday Toy & Adopt-a-Family Drives
Dec, 1-16

December 1 @ 8:00 am - December 16 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 16, 2019

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

Please help brighten the holiday season for children of South Lake ES with your donation of unwrapped gifts for children ages infant to 14.  These gifts will be given to the children and families in South Lake's Linkages to Learning program, serving the school's neediest families.  Collection boxes will be located in both the Temple and Nursery School lobbies from December 1-16. If you're interested in the Adopt-a-Family drive, please email either Judi Goozh or Robin Temin in November.

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Book & Author Event
The Girl from Berlin
by Ronald Balson
Tues, Dec. 3 (7:30 pm)

December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

WTBA invites everyone for a special evening with author, Ronald Balson, who will discuss his book, The Girl from Berlin.  No charge to attend.  Questions? Contact Terry (301) 926-0814.

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Broadway Buzz
More Broadway Babies
Mon, Dec, 23 (10:30 am)

December 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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January 2020

Food & Film
“The Boys: The Sherman Brothers’ Story”
Fri, Jan. 17 (7:30 pm)

January 17, 2020 @ 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 "The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story." Steve Friedman, who leads our popular Monday morning "Broadway Buzz" series, will present this film, which celebrates the long, fruitful and often contentious partnership of brothers Richard & Robert Sherman, Walt Disney's astoundingly prolific award-winning songwriting team.. …

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

January 27, 2020 @ 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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February 2020

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

February 4, 2020 @ 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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March 2020

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

March 20, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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April 2020

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

April 13, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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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