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Past Programs

Current Programs

Non-members/Visitors are welcome to attend programs for a $5.00 fee. If a guest joins the Society the fee will be applied toward the membership dues. Programs generally start at 1:30 PM - see exact time for each meeting, below. Doors open a half-hour earlier. Meetings start with JGSGW business, introductions of new members, and then the guest speaker.

Workshops are open to JGSGW members only. Non-members may join on the day of the workshop unless advance registration is required.

Sunday, June 5, 2016: Potomac Community Center - Potomac, MD

Our program schedule for the second half of 2016 is being developed, and will be posted as meetings and programs are scheduled.


 Inclement weather policy: if the synagogue
 (or other venue) is closed, our meeting will not be held.


June Sunday, June 5, 2016
Member Appreciation Luncheon (members only, no guests)
11:45 - Schmooze & Luncheon
Program, Part One: Kreplach & Dim Sum: Yes, There are Jews in China

Speaker: Cantor Robin Helzner (bio)

In this lively multimedia presentation, renowned vocalist and storyteller Robyn Helzner shares stories, photos, video, and music to explore the extraordinary history of the Jewish communities in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Kaifeng, and traces their emergence as the fastest growing Jewish region in the world today. Robyn served as the Cantor for the United Jewish Congregation of Hong Kong and officiated at the first bar Mitzvah celebrated in Beijing, China.

  Program, Part Two: Up a Tree: The Genealogy Game Show
All attendees are welcome to participate in Up a Tree: The Genealogy Game Show. Two teams will compete to see which can guess the most popular answer to a variety of interesting genealogy questions. There will be prizes!


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