by Borderstan.com December 14, 2012 at 4:00 pm 0

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The  Washington DC Jewish Community Center at 16th and Q Streets NW. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com. 

Actor Elliot Gould — known for his role in MASH and other appearances —  will attend and speak at the 23rd Annual Washington Jewish Film Festival on January 8.

The festival, which runs January 3rd through 13th, includes 55 films at venues across the city and is one of the largest and oldest Jewish film festivals in the world.

On January 8, Gould will be joined in conversation by Len Hill, Producer of “Dorfman,” and Wendy Kout, the film’s screenwriter. There will be an additional screening of “Dorfman” on Wednesday, January 9 at 8:30 pm at the Atlas Performing Arts Center.

Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, December 14. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 202-777-3231.

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by Borderstan.com February 5, 2009 at 7:04 am 0

ANC 2B Web site.)

ANC 2B/Dupont Circle is one of the largest in the city, with nine single-member districts. (Map: ANC 2B Web site.)

Looks like the February meeting of ANC 2B/Dupont Circle on February 11 has a couple of interesting items on the agenda:

  • “Final DDOT presentation of 17th St Streetscape for approval”
  • “Review of Concept Plans for Whitman Walker Project (2B09)”

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by Borderstan.com October 18, 2008 at 8:22 am 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 Borderstan.com September 6, 2008 at 1:49 pm 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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