Community Ties

For many, community life revolves around synagogues. Others forge ties through cultural, social and political activities . . . .

Woman speaking with Navy people

2003: Many Washingtonians serve a special role at the national site of Holocaust remembrance. Here, Nesse Godin of Silver Spring, Maryland, co-president of the local Jewish Holocaust survivors’ organization, addresses a group from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point during their visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

cover of Washington Jewish Week, 1987

2004: The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington hosted the annual JCC Maccabi Games. At this Olympic style event, over 1,600 Jewish teen athletes from across the United States and seven other countries participated in sporting competitions including swimming, soccer, and tennis.

Courtesy of Washington Jewish Week.

Strathmore concert

2005: Four hundred singers from more than 25 area synagogues commemorated the 350th anniversary of Jewish life in America at a concert at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland.

Courtesy Cantor Rosalie Boxt. Photograph by Jason Boxt.

Woman speaking with Navy people
cover of Washington Jewish Week, 1987
Strathmore concert