Welcome to the August 17 edition of The Connector -- a
bi-monthly link to the agencies and programs in our community that you care about most. You are a key part of our community -- join us! Get involved, donate and volunteer at: shalomdc.org
The Magic of Film!
This spring, Partnership2Gether, a program of the Jewish Agency of Israel and The Jewish Federation announced four new initiatives receiving grants to help make a difference in our sister city of Mateh Yehuda-Beit Shemesh. Today, we are highlighting the amazing work being done by the Wonderful Women project, one of the four initiatives moving full steam ahead! Led by Hila Timor, a secular woman and Haya Yosovitch, a haredi woman, the Wonderful Women project strives to bridge the gap between the ultra-orthodox community and non-religious sectors using the magic of film. Through the process of writing, editing and producing a film, the women get a unique opportunity to understand each other and share experiences in an atypical fashion. Timor and Yosovitch are breaking ground as they encourage dialogue and empower women from two very different worlds.
Read more about the initiative that has communities talking!
A Memorial: Remembering The Munich 11
This year is the 40th anniversary of the massacre of the eleven Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. On Wednesday, September 5, please join the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington and the Embassy of Israel, in tribute and commemoration of all those who lost their lives at the most tragic event in the history of the Olympic Games. Please RSVP today.
Israel Is Just A Click Away
Young adults from our community are currently in Israel through a Taglit-Birthright Israel: DC Community Trip! Be part of the fun by following their adventure online!
New! Life Coaching Program
Are you looking to make personal or professional changes? Thinking about what’s next? JSSA’s new Life Coaching Program is a creative, action-oriented approach that helps you maximize where you are now, design your future and take your next steps forward. From college seniors - to senior managers - to senior citizens, life coaches can help you achieve what matters most to you. Get in the game and get your coach now!
Youth Giving Back - Check Out The Video
This past school year, 225 students participated in the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning’s Jewish Youth Philanthropy Initiative (JYPI) through partner congregations, day schools, agencies and JCCs, awarding more than $70,000 to 40 local, national and international nonprofits. Way to go teens! Jacob Rasch, a JYPI teen made a video highlighting their work.
Looking For Your Beshert?
Look no further than the Washington Jewish Week. "The Chosen One" is WJW’s new, fun and free Jewish dating project. If you're 21 or older, live in the DMV area and identify as Jewish, WJW will send you on an unforgettable date and write all about your experience! Once the article gets published, readers will decide your fate by either sending you on a second date or bidding you goodbye!
A Piece of Community History
Provided by the Jewish Historical Society
Did You Know...
In August 1911, Washingtonian Arthur Welsh, America’s first Jewish aviator, set an aviation record by flying more than two hours with a passenger.
ReelIsraelDC: Screening of Israeli Film “Vasermil”
Wednesday, August 22, 8:00 p.m.
Named after the local soccer stadium in the Southern Israeli town of Beer Sheba, VASERMIL tells the story of three teenagers from separate marginalized communities, who pin their hope on soccer as a way out.
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington Summer Book Club
Thursday, August 23, Noon
Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum
Love books? Join a new summer book club with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks will be the book of the hour. Bring your lunch and drinks/dessert will be provided!
Sunday, August 26, Noon
Whether or not you are new to the city, join the DCJCC’s EntryPointDC for a bagel and schmear and meet other young Jewish professionals in our area.
7th Annual GLOE Pool Party
Sunday, August 26, 1:00 p.m.
Beat the DC summer heat at this annual social event at the home of GLOE founder Stuart Kurlander and David Martin. Play beach games, take a dip in the pool, and enjoy all the food and drinks while chatting with new and old friends.
Social Clubs for Teens and Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome August Training Session
August 29, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
JSSA, 3018 Javier Rd., Fairfax, VA
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Rd., Rockville, MD
Volunteer and help support individuals with Asperger’s syndrome and related disorders learn valuable skills to achieve greater independence.
For a full listing of Jewish community events please visit the community calendar.