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Monthly Discussion Group: Our World Today and in the Future

Mondays (monthly), 12:15pm-2pm at the J
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Facilitated by Mimi Rosenberg
Cost: $3/ free to J members

December 19: Naval Responsibilities in International Waters

Presenter:  Rear Admiral Charles Rock, 90th Commandant of Naval District Washington


News in Review Roundtable 

Mondays, (ongoing, 4th Monday of the month); 12:15pm-2pm
October 31, November 28, December 26
Coordinated by Mimi Rosenberg
It's your turn to speak! Bring your educated opinions on a timely news event. A lively discussion on selected topics will be moderated by various facilitators. Come share your viewpoints and opinions.
Fee: $3/Free J member 
Contact:  Carla Rosenfeld
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The J Debuts Chai Mitzvah Program!

Mondays, 2pm–3:30pm (9 sessions)
Don't miss the opportunity to take part in this hands-on, experiential approach to Jewish learning!
Each individual will have the chance to explore learning, spirituality, and social action on their own terms at their own pace. During the nine months, each individual will:
Choose an independent study topic unique to their needs and time commitment;
Choose a ritual/spiritual practice to engage in;
Choose a social action project to commit to;
Attend monthly group learning sessions with set curriculum to be taught by local Rabbis and professionals.

October 31: Rabbi Bruce Aft – Congregation Adat Reyim, Adult Rites of Passage
November 21: Rabbi Brett Isserow – Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Tzedakah/Philanthropy
December 19: Rabbi David Kalender – Congregation Olam Tikvah, Individual and Community
January 9: Rabbi Bruce Aft – Congregation Adat Reyim, Interpersonal Relationships
February 20: Sherri Shunfenthal – Author, Mindfulness Facilitator, Mindfulness/Conscious Living
March 13: Rabbi Jennifer Weiner – Education Director, Congregation Adat Reyim, Adding New Insights to the Seder
April 24: Rabbi Evan Ravski – Assistant Rabbi, Congregation Olam Tikvah, Israel and the Jewish Spirit
May 22 : Rabbi Laura Rappaport – Assistant Rabbi, Temple B'nai Shalom, Gratitude
June 12: Rabbi Brett Isserow – Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Judaism and the Environment

This program spans the spectrum of Jewish practice and is for people from any background of Jewish knowledge. Space will be limited due to the nature of this unique and individualized approach to deepening your own engagement with Jewish life. There will be a celebration at the end of the journey — certificates will be awarded and JNF will plant a tree on each participant’s behalf.

Be in the first graduating class! 
Fee: $140/ $115 J member
Code: #7596


First Friday Book Group - Calling All Readers!

Fridays, 11:30am-1pm
If you enjoy discussing books with men and women of varied backgrounds and life experiences, this group is for you. Contact to confirm date and book selections.
Fee: $3/Free for member
No RSVP - Just come!

Thursdays At The J

Weekly program from noon-2pm for active adults. Bring a dairy or parve/meatless bag lunch. Coffee, tea and dessert provided.
Fee: $3/Free for member
No RSVP - Just come!


For details about all Adult Services programs, please click on The Voice icon (to the left of this text) as it rotates with other J publications.

Upcoming Event 

The Ruth Spector Memorial
Mah Jongg Tournament
Sunday, December 11
Registration: 12:30pm
Tournament begins promptly at 1pm
Tournament Director, Susan Lissner
Three rounds of play, light refreshments, prizes for the top winners, and great door prizes. Registrations must be received by December 5. No walk-ins.
Fee: $32/ $28 member
Code: #7499


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