Headed down to DC this past weekend with Kol Zimrah (a NYC-based indie congregation in which many Jewschoolers participate) for a pow-wow with Tikkun Leil Shabbat (a DC-based indie congregation in which, likewise, many Jewschoolers participate). We took over the Religious Action Center‘s headquarters for an evening of songful praise and a bangin’ veggie potluck, followed by a big ol’ picnic in Malcolm X Park (or Meridian Hill or whatever it’s government name is) Shabbos afternoon.
In the evening, following seudah shlishit, we attended a fundraiser for Jews United for Justice, hosted by Jewschooler Backbeat (who was also part of the live musical entertainment). Photos of the evening’s festivities here.
After spending yesterday recovering, I headed over to Silver Spring for a community poetry reading at the new Moishe House which became an impromptu klezmer party when the Vulgar Bulgars (a central VA-based
and incidentally non-Jewish klezmer band) showed up to rock the house down.
Yes — we’re aware of the 9 days and all… But how could you pass this up?
Photos from the Moishe House event here.
Is it any wonder I’m looking for work in the DC area right now? This place is hoppin’!