Scholar's Shabbat on Dec. 4-5 will serve up a special guest who intends to lead congregants on a cultural journey through Jewish India. The visiting scholar is award-winning journalist and singer Rahel Musleah of Great Neck, N.Y. She will deliver presentations in various events, including a vegetarian Indian meal. Check out the full schedule - Registration is now open.
These eight women marked their renewed commitment to Jewish learning during an uplifting adult bat mitzvah ceremony during Shabbat services on Nov. 14. They took turns leading prayers and hymns and read portions from the Torah and the haftarah and delivered remarks in front of a standing-room-only turnout in the Congregation Tikvat Israel sanctuary. They are, from left: Susan Brannigan, Rachelle Fobe, Brenda Brooks, Wendy Bauman, Glenda Goldman, Janaki Kuruppu, Michele Eisenberg and Rebecca Salon. (Not shown is Rhoda Sakolsky.) The women have been studying regularly over the past year and a half under the tutelage of Kate Jennes-Kahn, who more customarily tutors 12-year-old boys and girls in the congregation.
A discussion of interfaith beliefs on Jan. 31 will involve religious leaders of five religions. Titled "God: An Interfaith Conversation," the program will run from 1:30 to 4 p.m., sponsored by the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. It is open to the general public.