This Weekend: Shabbat, Sages, and Selichot! Oh, My!

Friday, September 19th at 7 pm
801 North Carolina Ave SE
Join us for a rousing, musical service, followed by a veggie or dairy potluck dinner at which you are welcome to supplement our traditional Shabbat Salmon, salad, challah and beverages.  All are welcome.
HavdalahSaturday, September 20th at 6:30 pm


Potomac Pub at Jenkins Row – 1391 Pennsylvania Ave SE
(entrance on Potomac Ave next to Harris Teeter – press #340 for entry) 
All empty-nesters (or no-nesters, retirees or close, grandparents or not) are invited to bring a dish to share as we bid farewell to the Sabbath with a sweet, VERY brief candle ceremony followed by shmoozing, eating, drinking, more shmoozing – you get the picture.

Spirit of Shabbat Services at Temple Beth Ami

If you’ll be in the Rockville area, our friend Craig invites you toredwine Temple Beth Ami:

  • If you’ve ever been to Beth Ami for one of their outdoor musical Shabbat services with the Shabbatones, this is the indoor acoustic version (without the band). It’s a really wonderful musical Shabbat experience. They have a light nosh at 6pm, followed by Services at 6:30, and then oneg afterwards. For those that want, we can even go somewhere for dinner when activities at the Shul are over. I hope you’ll join me for Spirit of Shabbat Services this week at Temple Beth Ami.

selichotCelebrate Selichot with Robyn Helzner


“Kreplach & Dim Sum – Yes, There Are Jews in China!” 


Saturday, September  20, 2014

9:00 PM

B’nai Israel Congregation

6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland

B’nai Israel Congregation presents Robyn Helzner’s lively multi-media program about the Jews of China.

In “Kreplach & Dim Sum”  Robyn shares stories, photos, video and music to explore the extraordinary history of the Jewish communities in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Kaifeng; and traces their emergence as the fastest growing Jewish region in the world. 

Refreshments and Havdalah precede the presentation. Following the program, come together for a beautiful Selichot service, led by B’nai Israel clergy, that introduces the melodies, themes, and emotions of the High Holy Day Season.  

The program is free and open to the public.  For more information, click here.

L’shanah Tovah!




Robyn Helzner


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