Archive for November, 2011

An Exceptional Day-Veterans Day 2011

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Yachad had 22 volunteers join together to repair the headquarters of Strive DC (a nonprofit for employment training and career development for the unemployed). As one volunteer wrote,

“The experience and turnout was exceptional. The people were terrific and I can’t wait for the next project.”

Yachad offers a volunteer day for all individuals on federal holidays. The project was funded in part by Adas Israel and the PCUCC, as the two congregations joined forces for the third year in a row, to sponsor a Yachad project on Veterans Day.

A special thanks to Joel Fischman, Laura Epstein and Lynda Mack, who were the wonderful organizers from Adas Israel and PCUCC.

Also, a special thanks to the sorority sisters from Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority and the students of Lutheran College Washington Semester, and of course, Chris Hart-Wright of Strive DC.

Hear How Israelis Fight for Affordable Housing

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

NIF, Ameinu and Yachad
Invite you to a presentation on Israel’s social justice protests:

Dror Israel:
The Struggle for Social Justice and the
New Model of Kibbutz

Featuring a photo exhibit of the tent protests

Dror Israel visit courtesy of Ameinu
Photo exhibit of Social Justice Tent Protests courtesy of NIF

Thursday November 10
Religious Action Center
2027 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Light refreshments and coffee served

Dror Israel is one of the leading organizations in the tents movement, consisting of about 1,200 young Israelis ages 23-37, who chose to create a new Chalutzic (pioneering) lifestyle – The Educators Kibbutzim.‏

Gilad Perry is a founding member of Dror Israel’s Kibbutz Eshbal, one of the first Educators Kibbutzim, and the Eshbal Boarding School for underprivileged youth from the Ethiopian community, where he still teaches music. He now serves as the overseas coordinator of Dror Israel.

Sivan Bamberger made Aliyah from Northern Virginia in 2000. She joined Dror Israel’s Educators Kibbutz in Hadera where she coordinates a year abroad program for Jewish 18 year olds from the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Holland. She also develops and runs educational programming for the continued training of young educators.

This event is free but please RSVP to Sarah Lawson,

A Few Photos from the Bash

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011