by December 7, 2008 at 8:48 am 1,336 0

The Washington Jewish Film Festival runs through December 14. Some films are being shown at the JCC, 16th and Q NW.

The Washington Jewish Film Festival runs through December 14. Some films are being shown at the JCC, 16th and Q NW.

The Washington Jewish Film Festival opened on the 4th and runs through Sunday, December 14: “59 films, 10 countries, 7 venues.” Some films are being shown right in Borderstan at the Jewish Community Center, 16th and Q NWYou can purchase tickets online.

by October 18, 2008 at 9:01 am 1,344 0

"Honey Brown Eyes" opens October 22 at the JCC's Theater J at 16th and Q Streets NW. (Image from Theater J Web site.)

“Honey Brown Eyes” opens October 22 at the JCC’s Theater J. (Image from Theater J Web site.)

You can attend the theater without ever leaving Borderstan at The JCC’s Theater J at 16th and Q Streets NW. “Honey Brown Eyes” opens October 22 and runs through November 30. Details below, from Theater J’s Web page.



  • The Show: “Honey Brown Eyes”
  • When: October 22 through November 30, 2008.
  • Who: A World Premiere by Stefanie Zadravec; directed by Jessica Lefkow. Featuring Theater J Artistic Associate In Residence Alexander Strain (Helen Hayes Nomination for Pangs of the Messiah).
  • Tickets: Information about tickets here.
  • About the Performance: “Bosnia 1992. In two kitchens, two soldiers recover a little of what they’ve lost during the war. A Serbian paramilitary must face the consequences of his own brutality, while a Bosnian resistance fighter, crippled by the limits of his own courage, seeks refuge with a kindred soul. Unlikely partnerships emerge in this play of horror, humanity, and stunning relevance.”


by October 18, 2008 at 8:22 am 1,465 1 Comment

How do you get the most out of the Jewish holidays, especially when they seem to come back to back? Check out Sarah Gershman’s posting, “Preparation,” at the Jewish Community Center’s blog, The Blog at 16th and Q.

Last night Jon Stewart noted, “It’s Sukkot, which is the Hebrew word meaning, “How many holidays can Jews fit into one month?”

Truly, the Jewish holiday season is non-stop action – from the reflective mood of Rosh Hashanah to the boisterous dancing at Simchat Torah, the holiday where we celebrate the yearly completion of the reading of the Five Books of Moses.

How do we get the most out of this holiday season? I believe the preparation is the answer. And not only material preparation (shopping, cooking, etc.) But spiritual preparation.

Read entire post.

Remember that the JCC at 16th and Q NW offers numerous cultural events and programs for everyone in Borderstan and beyond. Did you know that the JCC even has a gym… with membership open to the public?

by October 1, 2008 at 7:19 am 1,207 0

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2B/Dupont Circle will hold its October 2008 meeting on Tuesday, October 7, at the DC Jewish Community Center, 16th at Q Streets NW. Starting time is 7 p.m. This is a change from the normal schedule: ANC 2B/Dupont Circle meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of the month:

ANC 2B meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Jewish Community Center at 7 pm at the south east corner of 16th Street and Q Street. Enter from the Q Street side. Everyone must bring a photo ID to get into the building. There is an open forum at each meeting for discussion of issues not on the regular agenda.

If you would like to receive ANC meeting notices and other notices from ANC 2B by email, please send an email to [email protected].

West Borderstan (west of 15th Street) is part of ANC 2B/Dupont Circle while East Borderstan is part of ANC 2F/Logan Circle.


  • ANC 2B Web site
  • Agendas/Minutes for ANC 2B
  • Victor Wexler (ANC 2B-05)
  • Jack Jacobson (ANC 2B-04)

by September 6, 2008 at 1:49 pm 1,296 0

Sandra Bernhard is performing at the D.C. Jewish Community Center in “I’m Nothing With You,” Sept. 9-28. There is even a special meet-and-greet after the Sept. 18 show. Tickets are going fast! 

An electrifying fusion of satire, cabaret and sizzling rock ‘n’ roll, Sandra’s comic diatribe on the state of modern culture still burns bright and smart. With her band, The Rebellious Jezebels, Sandra launches this brand-new version of the show that propelled her into the stratosphere 20 years ago.

You can always check out what is happening at the JCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts. The 2008-2009 theater season schedule is posted at their site.


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