Welcome to the August 3 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
Camping Around The World
You probably don’t remember all of the Jewish songs, line dances and games from your own Jewish summer camp experience. But, for thousands of children, teens, university-age students and their families, who are taking part in their first Jewish summer camp experience in the former Soviet Union, these are things that they will never forget. With our support, the Jewish Agency for Israel is connecting them to their heritage, Israel and the Jewish people through Zionist Summer Camps in the former Soviet Union. The week-long summer camps immerse campers in Jewish life, learning and culture that they cannot get in the small peripheral cities and towns, where they are often the only Jews. It also encourages campers to further explore their heritage when they return home and become involved in youth clubs, Sunday schools and Jewish holiday celebrations.
Reduce Reuse ReSukkah
It’s never too early to start planning your sukkah. What can you do with repurposed material to honor the spirit of the holiday? This year the DCJCC is challenging you to channel your artistic and environmental talents to design and build a model sukkah with recycled and repurposed materials. Models will be on display in the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery at the DCJCC and the winner will be chosen by a specially selected jury. Don't wait, the entry form deadline is August 30!
Program of Distinction
Mazel Tov to the Interages Committee of the JCA Board and their Interages staff! Generations United, a national organization dedicated to "improving the lives of children, youth and older adults through intergenerational collaboration, public policies and programs" has named the JCA Heyman Interages Center a national Program of Distinction. This is the second national award that JCA’s Interages Center has won in the last few weeks! The American Society of Association Executives just selected the Interages Center to receive a 2012 silver award for program excellence.
A Piece of Community History
Provided by the Jewish Historical Society
Did You Know...
In August 1861, officials arrested Eugenia Levy Phillips, wife of a Jewish Congressman, for participating in a Confederate spy ring, and held her under house arrest just a few doors from the White House.
Learn more about Jewish DC during the Civil War.
Growing Jewish Families: Picnic & Playtime
Sunday, August 5, 2012 10:00 a.m.
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
Meet up with Growing Jewish families, friends and make new friends at a local playground! Everyone is encouraged to bring sunscreen, snacks, water and a picnic lunch for this low-key, outdoor play date.
Job Search Networking Group
Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA)
Every Monday, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
JSSA Rockville, MD
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
JSSA Fairfax, VA
Join this free ongoing Job Search Networking Group. Meet with your peers, learn from other’s experiences, get expert advice from a professional career coach and much more.
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.
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.