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October 2022

Chapel Service
Sat., Oct. 8
10:30 am – 12 noon

October 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

All are welcome to attend the Chapel Service, held in the warm, intimate setting of the Chapel on the 2nd Saturday morning of the month.  The Chapel service is in-person only and is usually led by a member of the Temple clergy. Service is followed by a kiddush.

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Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class 2022-2023
Begins October 9

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

The Temple Beth Ami clergy are excited to announce the creation of the 2022-2023 Adult B'nei Mitzvah Class cohort!  Below is the curriculum required for participation in our class.  the culminating ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 26 a 5:30 pm. Cost: $300.  Register HERE by 9/12.  Minimum class size required. BACK TO BASICS (or Everything You Never Learned in Hebrew School...and MORE!) Sunday mornings from 10 am - 11:30 am, taught by Rabbi Gary Pokras and Rabbi Baht…

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Back to Basics course
Sunday mornings (10-11:30 am)
Taught by Rabbi Pokras & Rabbi Weiss

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until February 12, 2023

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

Join our Rabbis on Sunday mornings over the course of 5 months for "everything you never learned in Hebrew school...and so much more!" OCT 9 16, 23, 30; NOV 6, 13; DEC 11, 18; JAN 8, 22, 29; FEB 5, 12. Cost: $180 REGISTER HERE

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WTBA Fall/Winter Yoga
Sundays (2-3 pm)
Oct. 2 – Jan. 29
on Zoom

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until January 29, 2023

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

Our multi-level yoga classes will emphases stretching, strengthening and breathing. The classes will include options for beginners as well as advanced students. No prior yoga experience is necessary. The classes will be held virtually on Sundays from 2-3 PM on October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18, January 8, 16, 22, 29. Our yoga instructors will be Monya and David Cohen, both Yoga Alliance 200-hour yoga teachers. The cost for the 15-week session…

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Live & Learn with Caron Dale
Tues., 10/11 and 10/25 (10:30 am – 12 noon) in Person
A Taste of Jewish Soul Music

October 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 25, 2022 at 10:30 am

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

A TASTE OF JEWISH SOUL MUSIC:  From Eastern Europe to the Shores of America “You don’t need to be Jewish to appreciate and enjoy Caron’s presentation of the immigrant experience through music, culture and legacy (but it helps!)” Enjoy Caron’s presentation from shtetl life to the Jewish immigrant experience through music, culture and legacy. So much to learn and sing-a-long to. It’s an enriching, ethnic experience for everyone who attends! What People are Saying:  “Caron captivates the audience with fun stories,…

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Book Talk with Warren Marcus
Tues., Oct. 18 (10:30 -11:30 am)
In Person

October 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

A casual bike ride during the first month of the pandemic turned into a near-death experience for newly retired Warren Marcus (you may recall that Warren, in addition to being a longtime TBA member, is also a past Live & Learn teacher!). Complicated surgery led to months of recovery and rehab.  Warren will read from his memoir, I Shouldn't Be Here: Learning from a Miraculous Recovery,  discuss the process of self-publishing and speak about the accident and what he learned…

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JBC Book & Author event
Why Do Jewish? by Zack Bodner
Wed., Oct. 19 (7 pm) on Zoom

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

How do I live a more mean­ing­ful life? In an era when we can choose our own iden­ti­ties, why might we choose to iden­ti­fy as Jews? Zack Bod­ner address­es these ques­tions and oth­ers as he shifts from ask­ing ​“Why be Jew­ish?” to ​“Why do Jew­ish?” After lay­ing out a com­pelling answer, he goes on to explain what Jew­ish Peo­ple­hood is and why he believes we are in the throes of an evo­lu­tion to the next era: Jew­ish Peo­ple­hood 4.0. He pro­vides a road map for how to…

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INOVA Blood Drive
Sun., Oct 23 (8 am – 12 noon)
Temple parking lot

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

WTBA and the Brotherhood have teamed up with INOVA Blood Donor Services to host a Blood Drive. There is no substitute for blood; it can only come from a volunteer blood donor. Currently less than 38% of our population is eligible to donate blood. If you are eligible to donate blood, please click on the link below to make your appointment today. Donating blood is safe, simple and takes less than an hour. 1 donation can save 3 lives! Help…

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Alef-Bet Decoding Course
Wednesday evenings (7-8:30 pm)
with Cantor Eschler

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 16, 2022

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

If you can't read that chart, you may need 'classes.' And Cantor Eschler's here to help you learn to read Hebrew! 4 Consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning on 10/26. OCT 26 NOV 2, 9, 16 Cost: $25 REGISTER HERE

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Rosh Chodesh Women’s Group
Thurs., Oct. 27 (7 -8:30 pm)
In Person

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on November 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm

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

The purpose of our Rosh Chodesh Women's Group is to build a Jewish female community, foster personal growth and healing, and to become familiar with Jewish history and rituals. Each month, we will explore a different theme corresponding to that month. Join TBA member Valerie Schwartz for an in-person evening of learning and exploring!   In October, we will explore: -Rachel & Leah -Uniting our every day lives (bring diapers to donate for collection) -Women & Jewish prayer garments    

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JBC Book & Author Event
#antisemitism: Coming of Age During the Resurgence of Hate by Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath
Fri., 10/28 (6:30 pm) In Person

October 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Join us on Friday evening, 10/28, and welcome author Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath, who will speak during our Erev Shabbat service. #anti­semitism: Com­ing of Age Dur­ing the Resur­gence of Hate is a deep dive into how the rise in anti­semitism from both the polit­i­cal Left and the Right is impact­ing the iden­ti­ty devel­op­ment of Jew­ish Gen­er­a­tion Z‑ers. With glimpses into the minds of teens, par­ents, and edu­ca­tors from across the Unit­ed States, it explores issues from pre­sent­ing as Jew­ish to social media activism, anti-Israel…

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Baby Namings, Blessings & Bagels
Sat., Oct. 29 (10:30 am)

October 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Let's enjoy a celebration of the newest additions to our TBA family! We invite everyone with children born since January 2020 to join our clergy in the Sanctuary for a blessing for all our new babies, followed by a bagel reception.   Please RSVP by 10/26.

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Special Parents-Special Needs Support Group
Sun., Oct. 30 (9:30 am)

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Are you a parent of a child (any age) with special needs? Would you like to socialize with other parents who just "get it?"  The TBA Inclusion Committee Presents: SPECIAL PARENTS, SPECIAL NEEDS We all know that being a parent is the hardest job in the world. But only a select group can truly understand the lifelong love, dedication, and often isolation that comes with parenting a child with special needs. Come meet for a child-free coffee break with other parents who understand…

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November 2022

Brisket & Kugel Cookoff
Sunday, Nov. 6 (5-7 pm)

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

The TBA Brotherhood and WTBA present: BRISKET & KUGEL COOKOFF Sunday, November 6 from 5-7 pm Is your brisket the most delectable? Do you make a delicious kugel? ENTER our contest today...OR just come to eat! FREE for those who enter the Brisket cookoff. $10 pp. for those who enter the Kugel contest $18 pp. general admission (adults) $10 pp. general admission (kids under 13) $60  - Max/family Join us for a delicious dinner of brisket, kugel, salads and desserts!…

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Brisket & Kugel Cookoff
Brought to you by TBA Brotherhood & WTBA

November 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Is your brisket the most delectable?  Do you make a delicious kugel?  Enter our contest...or just come to eat! Enjoy a delicious dinner of brisket, kugel, salads and desserts!  Receive a complimentary e-cookbook (with recipes from the event) after the event.  Sign up today and enter the raffles for a chance to win prizes. $FREE if you enter a brisket $10 if you enter a kugel $18 - General admission (ages 13+) $10 - General admission - kids under 13…

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Broadway Buzz with Steve Friedman
Mon., Nov. 7 (10:30 am) – IN PERSON ONLY

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

Join us for our monthly morning of “all things Broadway!”  Class includes live clips, lots of fun facts and often live singing! Topic: The World is a Stage - More International Backdrops as Plot Devices STEVE FRIEDMAN, author of The Ultimate Broadway Musical List Book, is a native Washingtonian whose trained tenor voice landed him on many a stage performing musical theater roles.  Steve is thrilled to spend much of his time leading trips to see Broadway shows and lecturing…

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Chapel Service
Sat., Nov. 12
10:30 am – 12 noon

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

All are welcome to attend the Chapel Service, held in the warm, intimate setting of the Chapel on the 2nd Saturday morning of the month.  The Chapel service is in-person only and is usually led by a member of the Temple clergy. Service is followed by a kiddush.

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Rosh Chodesh Women’s Group
Thurs., Nov. 17 (7 -8:30 pm)
In Person

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

The purpose of our Rosh Chodesh Women's Group is to build a Jewish female community, foster personal growth and healing, and to become familiar with Jewish history and rituals. Each month, we will explore a different theme corresponding to that month. Join TBA member Valerie Schwartz for an in-person evening of learning and exploring!        

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December 2022

JBC Book & Author Event
You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent: How to Practice Self-Compassion & Give Yourself a Break by Carla Naumburg
Sun., Dec. 4 (10 am) on Zoom

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Of course you think you’re doing a sh*tty job. It’s pret­ty much a byprod­uct of our soci­ety, with its inces­sant demands cou­pled with the in-your-face com­pet­i­tive­ness on social media. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, the pan­dem­ic only made things worse, as par­ents jug­gled the stress­es of help­ing their kids nav­i­gate online school­ing while they had to work from home. All of which makes Car­la Naumburg’s new book utter­ly nec­es­sary. Author of How to Stop Los­ing Your Sh*t with Your Kids, Naum­burg deliv­ers her mes­sage right up front—You…

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JBC Book & Author Event
The Last Rose of Shanghai by Weina Dai Randel
Tues., Dec. 6 (7:30 pm) on Zoom
WTBA Book Club

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Join WTBA for their December Book Club selection on Zoom with author, Weina Dai Randel. In Japan­ese-occu­pied Shang­hai, two peo­ple from dif­fer­ent cul­tures are drawn togeth­er by fate and the free­dom of music… 1940. Aiyi Shao is a young heiress and the own­er of a for­mer­ly pop­u­lar and glam­orous Shang­hai night­club. Ernest Reis­mann is a pen­ni­less Jew­ish refugee dri­ven out of Ger­many, an out­sider search­ing for shel­ter in a city wary of strangers. He los­es near­ly all hope until he cross­es paths with Aiyi. When…

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Chapel Service
Sat., Dec. 10
10:30 am – 12 noon

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

All are welcome to attend the Chapel Service, held in the warm, intimate setting of the Chapel on the 2nd Saturday morning of the month.  The Chapel service is in-person only and is usually led by a member of the Temple clergy. Service is followed by a kiddush.

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Theater Trip to DCJCC
Wed., Dec 14 (12 noon matinee)
Sponsored by Encore

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

TBA's Encore Group invites you to Theater J to see "The Pianist of Willesden Lane" on Wednesday, December 14th.  Bus leaves TBA at 11 am; returns after the show.  Bring a lunch to enjoy en route to the DCJCC. After a sold-out run at the Kennedy Center, Grammy-nominated pianist, Mona Golabek, makes her triumphant return in one of the most powerful performances in Theater J's history!  Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of…

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Rosh Chodesh Women’s Group
Thurs., Dec. 29 (7 -8:30 pm)
In Person

December 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

The purpose of our Rosh Chodesh Women's Group is to build a Jewish female community, foster personal growth and healing, and to become familiar with Jewish history and rituals. Each month, we will explore a different theme corresponding to that month. Join TBA member Valerie Schwartz for an in-person evening of learning and exploring!      

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January 2023

JBC Book & Author Event
Torah Tutor: A Contemporary Torah Study Guide by Lenore Bohm
Wed., Jan. 11 (7:30 pm) on Zoom

January 11, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Torah Tutor high­lights themes for moral, spir­i­tu­al and intel­lec­tu­al growth ineach Torah por­tion. Con­tem­po­rary, thought­ful and provoca­tive ques­tions lead the read­er to approach the text with fresh and appre­cia­tive eyes. This book brings Torah Study alive. Excel­lent for pri­vate or group study. Excel­lent resource for rab­bis and teachers.

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Strathmore Symphony Series
Revolution: The Music of the BeatlesThurs., Jan. 12 (8 pm)

January 12, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

REVOLUTION: THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES (Thurs., 1/12 @ 8 pm) See and hear the music of The Beatles like never before in this showcase featuring rare photos and behind-the-scenes access to the band in its prime. The songs of the Fab Four are so much more than popular music—they are true masterpieces that shine all the brighter against the rich tapestry of live orchestra and intimate images. You say you want a revolution? This is the one you’ve been…

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Chapel Service
Sat., Jan. 14
10:30 am – 12 noon

January 14, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

All are welcome to attend the Chapel Service, held in the warm, intimate setting of the Chapel on the 2nd Saturday morning of the month.  The Chapel service is in-person only and is usually led by a member of the Temple clergy. Service is followed by a kiddush.

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February 2023

Chapel Service
Sat., Feb. 11
10:30 am – 12 noon

February 11, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

All are welcome to attend the Chapel Service, held in the warm, intimate setting of the Chapel on the 2nd Saturday morning of the month.  The Chapel service is in-person only and is usually led by a member of the Temple clergy. Service is followed by a kiddush.

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Strathmore Symphony Series
BSO Pops: Rodgers, Hart & Hammerstein
Thurs., Feb. 23 (8 pm)

February 23, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

BSO POPS: RODGERS, HART & HAMMERSTEIN   (Thurs., 2/23 @ 8 pm)            The songs that Richard Rodgers created for Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, and 40 other musicals are so deeply woven into the fabric of American life that it’s hard to imagine how one individual composer could leave such a legacy. The secret was collaboration, as these hits by the teams of Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers & Hammerstein make clear. Jack Everly unites with Broadway’s own…

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March 2023

JBC Book & Author Event
Modern Loss: Candid Conversations about Grief by Rebecca Soffer
Wed., March 1 (7:30 pm) on Zoom

March 1, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Let’s face it: most of us can’t han­dle talk­ing about death. We’re awk­ward and uncer­tain; we blurt out plat­i­tudes or say noth­ing at all; we send sym­pa­thy bou­quets whit­tled out of fruit to the shi­va house. Mod­ern Loss can help us do bet­ter.  Inspired by the web­site that the New York Times hailed as ​“redefin­ing mourn­ing,” this book – praised by Stephen Col­bert and Mindy Kaling, among oth­ers – offers a roadmap for nav­i­gat­ing grief and resilience in the mod­ern age. After all, we’re liv­ing in an era when…

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Chapel Service
Sat., March 11
10:30 am – 12 noon

March 11, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

All are welcome to attend the Chapel Service, held in the warm, intimate setting of the Chapel on the 2nd Saturday morning of the month.  The Chapel service is in-person only and is usually led by a member of the Temple clergy. Service is followed by a kiddush.

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Strathmore Symphony Series
BSO: Mahler & Klezmer
Sun., March 12 (3 pm)

March 12, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

BSO: MAHLER & KLEZMER    (Sunday, March 12 @ 3 pm)    NOAH BENDIX-BALGLEY/ADLER Fiedl-Fantazia: A Klezmer Concerto MAHLER Symphony No. 5  Mahler floods the ear and heart with every conceivable human emotion in the inexhaustible Fifth Symphony, a work he himself described as a “foaming, roaring, raging sea of sound.” Violinist Noah Bendix-Begley, the first concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, shows off another talent as the composer of a Klezmer fantasy filled with the wailing cries and stomping dances…

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April 2023

Chapel Service
Sat., April 8
10:30 am – 12 noon

April 8, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

All are welcome to attend the Chapel Service, held in the warm, intimate setting of the Chapel on the 2nd Saturday morning of the month.  The Chapel service is in-person only and is usually led by a member of the Temple clergy. Service is followed by a kiddush.

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May 2023

JBC Book & Author Event
The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel and the Fate of the Jewish People by Walter Russell Mead
Thurs., 5/4 (7:30 pm) in Person

May 4, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

A ground­break­ing work that over­turns the con­ven­tion­al under­stand­ing of the Israeli-Amer­i­can rela­tion­ship and, in doing so, explores how fun­da­men­tal debates about Amer­i­can iden­ti­ty dri­ve our country’s for­eign policy.

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Chapel Service
Sat., May 13
10:30 am – 12 noon

May 13, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

All are welcome to attend the Chapel Service, held in the warm, intimate setting of the Chapel on the 2nd Saturday morning of the month.  The Chapel service is in-person only and is usually led by a member of the Temple clergy. Service is followed by a kiddush.

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June 2023

Chapel Service
Sat., June 10
10:30 am – 12 noon

June 10, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Temple Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

All are welcome to attend the Chapel Service, held in the warm, intimate setting of the Chapel on the 2nd Saturday morning of the month.  The Chapel service is in-person only and is usually led by a member of the Temple clergy. Service is followed by a kiddush.

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