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Sports Plus

Offering virtual programming for differently-abled that reaches through the screen to engage participants!  For more information, please go to their website at www.playsportsplus.org.

Sunday Tours at Capital Camps:

Voted “Best Jewish Overnight Camp” in the area by Washington Jewish Week and located just 70 miles from Baltimore, DC, and Northern Virginia, Capital Camps is the community camp for children grades 2-12. Thanks to a new grant, we have added space and still have room! Contact us today for more information or to schedule a Sunday tour. We are busy planning for a safe, fun, and joyful summer; a summer that every single camper needs and deserves. Visit us at www.capitalcamps.org for more information. We can’t wait for Summer 2021! Offering COVID-safe, in-person tours only 70 miles from DC and Baltimore! Families can join us at camp for a walking tour – see a cabin, our pool and lake, ropes course and so much more. We will answer all of your questions personally as we walk the grounds of camp. Tour dates and sign-up HERE!


The Stories Behind the Story: Records and Writings on the Creation of the State of Israel

Learn more and register here.  

Eight Wednesday Mornings, 9:30 – 11:00 AM EDT

May 26 – July 14

Historians are now teaching an understanding of modern Israel based on the overlapping historical activities of State seeking, State building, and State keeping.  Using these categories and historical primary sources, we will explore early Zionist writings, some of Israel’s foundational documents, and other thought pieces contained in Professor Gil Troy’s recent book The Zionist Ideas (Jewish Publication Society 2018).

 (Still) Making Sense of Israel’s Elections: An Update on How Different Democracies Operate
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 Four Thursday Mornings, 9:30 – 11:00 AM EDT

June 3 – 24
Israeli democracy is different from American’s presidential model.  How does parliamentary democracy work (or does it),  why have Israelis voted in four national elections in two years, and how do we understand what forces are at work to deny Israel an operating government? Do the Israeli election of March 23, 2021, and the American election of November 3, 2020, change the relationship between the two countries? Join us to unpack the outcomes from the March 2021 election, some of the history of the US – Israel relationship, Israel’s Basic laws, and some recent trends to understand the workings of Israel’s political system.


Winter Journey Discussion
June 27 | 3 PM

The Generations After will sponsor the screening of the acclaimed German-Danish film Winter Journeywhich is based on Martin Goldsmith’s bookInextinguishable SymphonyThe film chronicles his musician parents’ journey from Nazi Germany to the US. The story goes back and forth between documentary and fiction to unearth their history and tell the little-known saga of the Judischer Culturbund, a Nazi creation and the only option available for Jewish musicians. A discussion will follow with Goldsmith, formerly host of NPR’s Performance Today and currently director of classical music program at XM Satellite Radio, along with the filmmaker, Anders Ostergaard. Bob Edwards, Peabody award-winning journalist and first host of NPR’s Morning Edition, will serve as moderator.

Register at www.genafterdc.com to view the film from June 22-24 and for the discussion at 3 PM on June 27. There is no fee.

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Disability Partnerships

Disability Partnerships is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Rockville, Maryland that seeks to improve the quality of life for persons living with physical disabilities. They created a survey on the health and wellness needs of the physically disabled in our area. Click here to take the survey.