The Women’s Group is organizing an outing to the Virginia Holocaust Museum on Sunday, November 10th. Admission is free (donations are welcome) and we will organize carpools. Read the rest of this entry »
You don’t want to miss this event. Rabbi Gustav Buchdahl will be visiting us November 16th. The Rabbi has been teaching Judaic Courses on college campuses for over 40 years and is currently teaching at the University of Maryland/Baltimore Campus. He was given the title Rabbi Emeritus at Tempe Emanuel after serving as their Rabbi for 37 years. The Rabbi will be speaking about “The Jewish Romance with Food.” Read the rest of this entry »
November 16th will be the 11th annual “Charles County Walk to End Homelessness”. Funds raised by this 3 mile walk through La Plata benefits the Life Styles’ “Safe Nights” program which provides a warm shalter for homeless individuals from Charles County during the coldest months (Oct 1 to Apr 15) each year. The walk begins at 9am at the La Plata town hall. Read the rest of this entry »
The entire congregation is invited to join our Sunday School Chanukah Celebration!
Sunday, Nov. 24, 10:30am
There will be a potluck brunch with latkes, jelly donuts and beverages provided. There will be crafts, dreidel games and a Chanukah Sing-a-Long. Bring your favorite Chanukia (menorah) Read the rest of this entry »
Over 80 Jews from Southern Maryland from five congregations from different branches met on the shores of the lake in the beautiful Gilbert Run Park setting on Sunday, October 20th as one family and found common ground to celebrate their Jewish connections. Based on the smiles, energy and enthusiasm witnessed yesterday, I’d say this was the first of many such gatherings. Read the rest of this entry »
First thing I want to say is “Congratulations” to Nathan Darby for a job well done on his Bar Mitzvah. Congregation Sha’are Shalom is proud of you.
Our Congregation had a lot of things going on in October with the Bar Mitzvah, Southern Maryland Jewish Cong. Picnic and the Jewish Deli Night. Read the rest of this entry »
by George Gazarek
There are five Torah portions named after men in the Torah but only one named after a woman, Sarah, the wife of Abraham and our first matriarch. And so this week’s portion is titled Chayei Sarah, Sarah’s lifetime. It begins with the death of Sarah who’s lifetime came to one hundred and twenty-seven years. Abraham mourns for Sarah. This is the first mention of mourning for the dead in the Torah. The portion ends with the death of Abraham who’s lifetime came to one hundred and seventy five years. Read the rest of this entry »
A new Facebook page has been created for all the activities and events of the five congregations of Southern Maryland. Please visit Southern Maryland Jewish Community, “Like” us and feel free to post your comments.
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
The Jewish Deli will be making its fifth annual trip to Sha’are Shalom, Saturday Night, October 26, 6 pm.
If you attended any of the previous visits, you know this is your best opportunity for really good Jewish Food!
As usual, there will be lots of Corned Beef, Pastrami, Chopped Chicken Liver, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Pickles, Green Tomatoes, Sauerkraut, Egg Salad, Turkey, Desserts and Drinks.
But, the big news is, the menu has been expanded. Read the rest of this entry »
All members of
- Beit Chaverim Congregation in Prince Frederick
- Beth Israel Synagogue in Lexington Park
- Congregation Sha’are Shalom in Waldorf
- Congregation Shaare Tikvah in Waldorf
are invited to join us for a gathering of Southern Marylands Jewish Congregations on October 20th from 2 to 4 pm at South Bridge Pavilion at Gilbert Run Park.
Gilbert Run Park is located at 13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622, 8 miles east of La Plata on Route 6. Within this scenic wooded parkland are hiking and nature trails, picnic Read the rest of this entry »