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Upcoming Program: Voices of a Movement

Upcoming Program: Voices of a Movement

Robyn Helzner presents a multimedia concert including protest songs from her experiences as a Soviet Jewry activist

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Paint and finishes in the historic 1876 Adas Israel sanctuary

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Penn Quarter Hamantaschen Sale

On Purim, gifts of filled hamantaschen cookies are traditionally given to family and friends. This year, give the gift twice: purchase hamantaschen to benefit the Society's educational programs. $10 variety pack includes 2 apricot, 2 prune, and 1 poppy-seed hamantaschen.

You may also make a contribution to DC Central Kitchen as part of Good Deeds Day.

Hamantaschen may be picked up at JHSGW offices on Tuesday 3/3 or Wednesday 3/4 before 4:00 p.m. Purchase five orders in a Penn Quarter office and we'll deliver!

Order online or call 202-789-0900 by Monday, February 23, 2015.

Calendar

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

“Voices of the Movement” Concert

Join the sing-a-long with musician Robyn Helzner, whose performances in the USSR inspired countless refuseniks. She presents a multimedia concert including protest songs from her experiences as a Soviet Jewry activist.

Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Help Make a Museum!

Help us plan a new regional Jewish museum (projected opening 2020).
Program at Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Help Make a Museum!

Help us plan a new regional Jewish museum (projected opening 2020).
Program at Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum, Washington, D.C.

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