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Shelly Gordon

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March 2019

Family Friendly Purim Experience
Wed, Mar 20 (4:30 pm)

March 20 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MD United States

Join us for a Family Friendly Purim Experience Click here for a full schedule.

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Adult Friendly Purim Experience
Wed, Mar 20 (4:45 pm)

March 20 @ 4:45 pm - 8:00 pm
MD United States

Join us for an Adult Friendly Purim Experience Click her for a full schedule

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Shabbat Hike
Sat, March 23 (9:30 am)

March 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
C & O Canal National Historical Park, 11710 MacArthur Blvd
Potomac, MD 20854 United States

Experience Shabbat as a community.  Come step outside the confines of our homes or sanctuary and experience God in God's natural habitat!  The hike will be about a 3-mile loop, including a 20-minute service along the way, led by Rabbi Weiss and Cantor Eschler, and finishing with a bring-your-own picnic lunch.  The hike will be on the trails at Great Falls in the C & O Canal National Historical Park. Advance registration for hike is mandatory.  Click HERE for registration…

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Brunch
Eddie Cantor & American Jewish Culture
Sun, March 24 (9-10:30 am)

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

The Brotherhood and Women of TBA (WTBA) are proud to co-sponsor this engaging and educational morning with author, David Weinstein (The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics).  Join us for a delicious brunch, followed by a discussion based on his book, after which David's book will be available for purchase and signing.  Click HERE to register online by Friday, 3/22.

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Live & Learn
Purim & Passover with Rabbi Jack Luxemburg
Tues, March 26 (10:30 am)

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

While very different in tone and celebration, Purim (a minor holiday) and Passover (one of three major holidays) both recall moments of deliverance for the Jewish people.  The different perspectives represented by these holidays establish a tension in Jewish history and communal response to danger which persists in modern times.  We will study the holidays, consider surrounding commentaries and trace the impact of each model on the Jewish world of today.  Generously supported by the Sally Kera Live & Learn…

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New Baby Welcome
Babies, Blessings and Bagels
Sat, Mar 30 (9:00 am)

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

We invite ALL Beth Ami babies - and their families- born since April 1, 2018, to join us in the Chapel for a special welcome and blessings, followed by a bagel schmooze.  Please RSVP to Shelly by March 25th or 301-340-6818 x227

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Understanding Jewish Prayer
Sun, March 31 (11 am)

March 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Join Rabbis Weiss and Pokras for a class to help you gain a more meaningful prayer experience.  Let them help you unpack the powerful and even hidden meaning contained in the structure of the siddur (prayer book) through these 3 Sunday morning sessions.  No charge, but please RSVP to Susan (SPN@bethami.org).

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April 2019

Good Deeds Day

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Join us at the Temple (beginning at 2 pm) for a few hands-on community service projects - OR visit the Good Deeds Day website for a complete list of opportunities to "do good" throughout our greater Washington community. At Beth Ami, the Tikkun Olam committee with support from the Brotherhood has set a goal to prepare 100 "no bake" lasagnas for Nourish Now.  CLICK HERE for the Sign-Up Genius link to register in advance for a shift! WTBA (The Women of…

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Brotherhood Movie Night
“Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel”
Sun, April 7 (5:30 pm)

April 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

The Brotherhood and Israel Matters invite you to a screening of the new documentary, "Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel."  We'll enjoy the film "picnic style" - so, bring your favorite beach chair (with cupholder for your favorite 'ballgame' type beverage!) or blanket to sit on to watch the film -- or use our chairs.  Click HERE to watch the official film trailer. We'll provide the soft drinks and popcorn; hot dogs will be available for $1 each (or…

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Women’s Seder: A Celebration of Women

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Julia Bindeman Center, 11810 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854 United States

Gather the women and girls in your life and come celebrate Passover with us! Co-hosted by the Women of Temple Beth Ami and the Women of Washington Hebrew Congregation on Sunday, 4/14 (4-7 pm) at the Julia Bindeman Center (11810 Falls Road in Potomac, MD).  Evening includes a Seder led by TBA's Rabbi Baht Weiss and WHC's Rabbis Susan Shankman and Eliana Fischel and Cantor Susan Bortnick and features singer/songwriter Michelle Citrin and her band.  Includes a delicious dinner catered…

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2nd Night Congregational Seder
Sat, April 20 (6-9 pm)

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

The TBA Clergy invite you to a catered, interactive, participatory, multi-generational, visual Seder (most appropriate for elementary school age+). Menu includes: matzah ball soup, garden salad, smoked beef brisket, herb roasted chicken, rosemary roasted potatoes, grilled vegetable medley, wine/grape juice, coffee/tea, matzah, horseradish, hard-boiled eggs, charoset (nut-free), Seder plate (1 per table).  Tables of 8-14 guests (indicate your preference on registration). Fish entree available upon request. We ask each family to bring fresh fruit salad or a Kosher-for-Passover dessert to…

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La Briyut – Maintaining Wellness After 50
Tues, April 23 (7-8 pm)

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

In Hebrew, "la briyut" means "to health!" Did you know that Judaism has quite a lot to say about the importance of caring for our bodies? Come spend an hour focusing on your health and wellness with Bill Rolle and Melissa Mills of Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center.  This hour of information and demonstration will include tips on how to be proactive when it comes to Fitness after 50, focusing on cardio health, balance and fall prevention.  (Plus a raffle…

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Conversations with our Congregants in Congress
Welcoming Adam Schiff
Sun, April 28 (4-6 pm)

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Joining Rabbi Pokras on the bimah for an interview will be Representative Adam Schiff, Democrat representing California's 28th District. Congressman Schiff, who has served in Congress since 2001 and who has been a part of Temple Beth Ami since 2006, has focused on growing the economy, bolstering national security, strengthening our communities, helping small businesses and improving education, safety and health care for our children.  You're invited for pre-interview nosh and shmooze (at 4 pm) followed by an interview by Rabbi…

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Screening of “1945”
Yom HaShoah Commemoration
Tues, April 30 (6:30 pm)

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

Temple Beth Ami is proud to host a screening of the film, "1945," in commemoration of Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Tuesday, April 30 (6:30 pm).  On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk's son.  The townspeople, suspicious, remorseful, fearful and cunning - expect the worst and behave accordingly. The film, "1945," presents a complex picture…

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May 2019

Brotherhood’s 17th Annual Golf Outing
Tues, May 14 (11 am)

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Worthington Manor Golf Club, 8329 Fingerboard Rd
Urbana, MD 21704 United States
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Mark your calendar and join us at Worthington Manor Golf Club (Urbana, MD) for a fabulous day of golf and camaraderie!  Open to all TBA members and their guests; men and women; duffers and pros!  Check-in begins at 11 am, followed by a shot-gun start at 12:30 pm and dinner, awards & raffle at 5:30 pm.  Opportunities exist for sponsors and for any contributions to Rebuilding Together, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free home improvement and repairs to our…

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