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Wootton Theater Department Presents: Spamalot

Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5 at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 31st at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Solomon’s Presentation “Jews and Broadway: More Than Just Fiddler” Dr. David Lyle Solomon who will be delivering the presentation “Jews and Broadway: More Than Just Fiddler” before our March 31st matinee at 1:00 p.m. This presentation drew a crowd of over 200 people at BroadwayCon 2018 and is sure to be a real treat While the presentation is free, space is limited so please reserve tickets online at Tickets for all shows, as well as more information can be found Reserved seats are $15, and general admission is $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults.

Screening of Living Art at the ReelAbilities Film Festival

WORLD PREMIERE OF LIVING ART, A DOCUMENTARY FILM FEATURING MARA CLAWSON At the 11th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York Panel discussion with filmmaker and Mara Clawson after 4/6/19 screening Read more about the film here: TICKETS: Free with RSVP at REELABILITIES.ORG/NEWYORK/FILM/LIVING-ART/ ReelAbilities is the largest festival in the country dedicated to presenting films made by and about people with different disabilities whether physical, developmental, or psychological. Full brochure and schedule:  
The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies presents: 

Event: Seasons & Reasons: How Our Life’s Challenges Are Reflected in the Holidays

Date/Time: April 9, 7:30 – 9 PM Location: The Gary Rosenthal Collection, Kensington, MD  Learn more and pre-register here.    Note: This program will have a maximum of 35 people. Sign up today — spaces are filling quickly! Explore the universal themes of identity, authority, freedom, responsibility, resilience amidst anxiety, community, and living a meaningful purpose-driven life. We will see how the particular rituals and texts from the Jewish spring holidays (Purim, Passover and Shavuot) provide perspectives (some 3,500 years in the making!) to help make sense of these themes. This is not a “how to celebrate” class; rather, it frames rituals as responses to the human condition, which we benefit from by revisiting each year. The holiday themes don’t change radically—but we do! These components allow Jewish holidays to be wonderfully nimble in how they bring relevance to our human challenges. This event is free and open to the public.

Jews on the moon

Sunday, April 14 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM Bender JCC Rockville Israel’s first lunar spacecraft, aptly named “Beresheet” (“in the beginning”) has taken Israeli and Judaism much farther than ever before. Beresheet is led by a team of three young Israeli engineers who formed the team “SpaceIL.” The Beresheet is expected to land on the moon on April 11th. If successful, Israel will become the fourth nation in history to land on the moon, preceded only by three superpowers: the US, the USSR, and China. Come celebrate with us! We will celebrate this spirited endeavor on Sunday, April 14th, from 3 PM to 5 PM, with family engagements and flash 10-minute talks on science and Judaism, and much more.

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STORYTELLER SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019 AMP by Strathmore Use Promo code JCCGW for $15 tickets. Buy Tickets here

Pop-Up Boutique

Sunday, April 28 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Featuring Unique and Posh items from local businesses. Register for Free admission  Sponsored by: PF Expos, LLC 
The Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies presents: 

Event: From New Christians to French Citizens: The Jews of the Bordeaux Region with Dr. Geraldine Gudefin, Adjunct faculty in History, American University

Date/Time: April 28, 4 – 5:30 PM Location: Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase, MD Learn more and pre-register here Bordeaux, as most Americans know, is one of the most important wine regions of France. Less known is the fact that for several centuries, Bordeaux and its region hosted a vibrant Jewish community, which made numerous contributions to the history of France. Join us to retrace the history of this unique Jewish community across four centuries. In this talk, Dr. Gudefin will present both a local and a global story — an exploration of a French Jewish community that developed unique traditions, rooted in the culture and the landscape of Southern France, while remaining connected to the Jewish diaspora spanning several continents. This event is free and open to the public.
Summer Fun at Capital Camps
Enjoy a summer of limitless fun, friends, memories, and more at Capital Camps! Don’t miss out on opportunities for children and/or the whole family at Capital Camps this summer. Experience Limitless Adventure: on our brand new static tower, the ropes course, our beautiful lake and aquatics center, sprawling sports fields, impressive arts offerings, and more. Get a taste of camp at Yotair (Rookie Camp) and Family Camp (August 16-18), or during traditional 2-4 week sessions. New camper grants are available! Learn more at 301-468-2267 or on an upcoming tour. Visit for more information or to RSVP for a tour.

Montgomery County Child Welfare

Montgomery County Child Welfare is always seeking new foster parents. Areas of greatest need are families that can take sibling groups and teenagers. Foster parents are people who are committed to the safety and well-being of all children in their community. If your family is interested in becoming a licensed foster home, please visit our website at or contact our foster parent recruiters at 240-777-1664 or
MentorPrize seeks Mentors to serve the community
MentorPrize recruits mentors for various non-profit organizations in the Washington region that serve a broad range of constituencies — from at-risk-youth to immigrants struggling to gain a foothold in the job market. It is aggressively working to identify quality mentors for its partners, which is why it is reaching out to the Bender JCC community. Research confirms that mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on mentees in a variety of personal, academic and professionals situations. The benefits extend to the mentors as well — improving their morale, communication skills, and emotional well-being.  But finding a meaningful mentoring opportunity can be daunting given the region’s dizzying array of programs. MentorPrize has taken the time to assess dozens of these programs. It is well-positioned to match you with a program that suits your interests and takes into account your time constraints and preferred location. Go to for more information or fill out a MentorPrize application.  Are you ready to make a difference?

Disability Partnerships

Disability Partnerships is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Rockville, Maryland that seeks to improve the quality of life for persons living with physical disabilities. They created a survey on the health and wellness needs of the physically disabled in our area. Click here to take the survey.

IAC Eitanim

Innovate. Create. Lead. If you are a high school student and are interested in developing your leadership and professional skills while working with leading experts on tangible projects, you are IAC Eitanim! Learn from mentors in marketing, television news, and CEOs. Apply today by visiting! For more information, contact: | 301-348-7308

Experiential Education & Jewish Cultural Arts Master’s Program

at George Washington University is Currently Accepting Applications! This is the only master’s program of its kind in the United States. We offer an intensive 13-month, cross-disciplinary curriculum combining coursework in Jewish cultural arts, experiential education and museum education. Graduates will be prepared for careers in Jewish museums and arts institutions, JCCs, college campus organizations, summer camps, and other innovative educational and cultural settings. Qualified applicants receive up to 85% tuition support, thanks to the generous support of the Jim Joseph Foundation and George Washington University. Partnering theory with practice, and the classroom with fieldwork, the EE/JCA curriculum enables students to become competent, creative, and reflective professionals. The program:
  • Inspires students to develop exciting and relevant programming for a range of audiences
  • Offers a year-long series of internships at cultural arts and educational institutions
  • Develops professional skills including budgeting, grant writing, workplace collaboration, and effective communication
*Applications need to be submitted by February 1 for funding consideration. For more information visit:]]>