Community Bulletin Board


1-Year Reform Leadership Program in Israel
The Daniel Centers, in partnership with BINA and the URJ, invite young adults (ages 21-35) interested in living, working, and immersing in the culture, language and people of Israel, to participate in MITF Tel Aviv & Nazareth (Reform Leadership Track). Learn more here.

New Beginnings 2020 Aramaic & Opera Concert – Lubana Al Quntar
Join SHIN DC: Sephardic Heritage INternational DC & the Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the School of Foreign Service for:

Fifth Annual Holiday Concert to raise awareness of the Syrian and other refugee crises worldwide and to benefit displaced Syrians.


Featuring Syria’s first opera singer, Lubana Al Quntar, a refugee in the DC area from Syria.

Brief narratives to be shared by refugees who live in the DC area.
Concert followed by Syrian-style refreshments

Tickets: $10 EARLY; $20 AFTER JANUARY 10th and At The Door
Free for SHIN members; Students and Georgetown University Affiliates who register by January 13th.

Based on the long-running custom of many Syrian Jews to light an extra flame each night of Hanukkah to remember their being accepted as refugees in Aleppo after fleeing Spain when the Inquisition began in the 15th century.

All donations, as well as any tickets proceeds (after defraying the cost of the music and refreshments), go to help displaced Syrian refugees.

* Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arabic Studies in the School of Foreign Service
* Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts

Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, JxJ is a multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals, alongside hybrid arts programming.

The public programming of JxJ is split between 8+ weekly programs that take place in Cafritz Hall—a state-of-the-art performance and cinema venue in the Dupont area of Washington, DC—and an annual Festival (May 7-24, 2020) that is presented on stages and screens throughout DC and Maryland.

Between the Festival and year-round programming, JxJ annually attracts 30,000 patrons across 180+ events. To learn more click here.