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Feb
28
Thu
The Other Kind of Smart
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Other Kind of Smart: Enhancing Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

Price: $15 per person
Led by: Ann Rowe and Lauren Siegel of the Kingsbury Center
In partnership with the Kingsbury Wellness and Learning Group.

Emotional Intelligence is essential for academic and life success, perhaps even more so than cognitive ability.  This involves awareness and understanding of one’s own feelings, skills to manage strong emotions, and the ability to relate to the emotions of others. Join two Kingsbury psychologists to learn how parents can coach their children through the turbulent world of childhood emotions to develop stronger emotional awareness, greater self-control, and closer connections with others.

Mar
5
Tue
Hadar Lunch & Learn: Jewish Ethics
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Jewish Ethics: Do Torah and Morality Always Go Together?

Location: The Foundry United Methodist Church, 1500 16th St NW

Rabbinic texts are rich in the rabbis’ ethical wrestlings with a range of topics from how to divide scarce resources, when it’s permissible to defend oneself with force, and what to do if one ox gores another. Join us for the third of this four-part lunch and learn series in which we will dive into the rabbis’ ethical debates and shed light on our own.

The Hadar Institute is an educational institution that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service.

Topic for this Lunch & Learn: Humiliation: Judaism’s Fourth Cardinal Sin?
Ask a knowledgeable Jew, and they are likely to tell you that Judaism has three cardinal sins that one should sooner die than commit: idolatry, sexual immorality, and murder. But fascinatingly, many legal authorities insist that there is actually a fourth: it is preferable to die rather than humiliate another person. In this session, we’ll explore the biblical roots of this idea and study some of the thinkers who insist that it has the status of normative Jewish law– and we’ll also consider some very good reasons why they may be wrong.   And, of course, we’ll ask: just why is human dignity so central to Jewish theology and practice?

Class Dates:
March 5 – click on the tickets button to the right to register!
May 7 – click here to register for this class only.

Price:
$25 for one class and dessert and drinks
$45 for 2 classes, March and May

If you’d like to have lunch included with your ticket, we will be ordering a kosher vegan lunch from Shouk. Please choose the ticket option that includes lunch on the following page.

$36 for one class, includes lunch, dessert, and drinks
$67 for 2 class series, includes lunch, dessert, and drinks

Click the tickets button to the right to sign up!
March Instructor Bio:
Rabbi Shai HeldRabbi Shai Held–theologian, scholar, and educator–is President, Dean, and Chair in Jewish Thought at Hadar, where he also directs the Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas.  Previously, he served for six years as Scholar-in-Residence at Kehilat Hadar in New York City, and taught both theology and Halakhah at the Jewish Theological Seminary.  He also served as Director of Education at Harvard Hillel.  A 2011 recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education, Rabbi Held has been named multiple times to Newsweek’s list of the 50 most influential rabbis in America.  He holds a doctorate in religion from Harvard; his main academic interests are in modern Jewish and Christian thought, in biblical theology, and in the history of Zionism.  Rabbi Held’s first book, Abraham Joshua Heschel: The Call of Transcendence, was published by Indiana University Press in 2013; The Heart of Torah, a collection of essays on the Torah in two volumes, was published by JPS in 2017
Mar
6
Wed
Doubtful
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Assi, a screenwriter and poet, is stuck in his personal life. He is full of doubt, disturbing thoughts, and existential restlessness. He is sentenced to community service due to a drunken-driving motorcycle accident in which he was involved. For his community service, he is sent to work with juvenile delinquents in Beersheba – the desert city in southern Israel – who are under house arrest and must attend sessions with Assi in the neighborhood shelter as a condition for their parole.

Their extreme personalities, riotous energy, and charm awaken in him curiosity and attraction; together, they break through the boundaries of the rehabilitative framework.

Mar
13
Wed
The Jewish Queen Lear
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

The Jewish Queen Lear

Jacob Gordin’s Mirele Efros, English translation by Nahma Sandrow, Directed by Adam Immerwahr

March 13 – April 7, 2019
At Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre

If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program. Featuring Tonya Beckman, Valerie Leonard, Alana D. Sharp, Sue Jin Song, and Frank X.

Haaretz wrote: “Unquestionably the representative play of Yiddish Theater.”

Your tickets will be available for pick up at Georgetown’s Davis Performing Arts Center one hour before your scheduled performance.

If applicable, use the following discount coupon codes:
TJSENIOR65: 10% off for people over 65
EDCJCCMem: 10% off for EDCJCC members
TJBLUESTAR: $15 off for members of the military
TJUNDER35: a $25 ticket for people 35 and under

Mar
15
Fri
The Jewish Queen Lear
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

The Jewish Queen Lear

Jacob Gordin’s Mirele Efros, English translation by Nahma Sandrow, Directed by Adam Immerwahr

March 13 – April 7, 2019
At Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre

If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program. Featuring Tonya Beckman, Valerie Leonard, Alana D. Sharp, Sue Jin Song, and Frank X.

Haaretz wrote: “Unquestionably the representative play of Yiddish Theater.”

Your tickets will be available for pick up at Georgetown’s Davis Performing Arts Center one hour before your scheduled performance.

If applicable, use the following discount coupon codes:
TJSENIOR65: 10% off for people over 65
EDCJCCMem: 10% off for EDCJCC members
TJBLUESTAR: $15 off for members of the military
TJUNDER35: a $25 ticket for people 35 and under

Mar
16
Sat
The Jewish Queen Lear
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

The Jewish Queen Lear

Jacob Gordin’s Mirele Efros, English translation by Nahma Sandrow, Directed by Adam Immerwahr

March 13 – April 7, 2019
At Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre

If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program. Featuring Tonya Beckman, Valerie Leonard, Alana D. Sharp, Sue Jin Song, and Frank X.

Haaretz wrote: “Unquestionably the representative play of Yiddish Theater.”

Your tickets will be available for pick up at Georgetown’s Davis Performing Arts Center one hour before your scheduled performance.

If applicable, use the following discount coupon codes:
TJSENIOR65: 10% off for people over 65
EDCJCCMem: 10% off for EDCJCC members
TJBLUESTAR: $15 off for members of the military
TJUNDER35: a $25 ticket for people 35 and under

Mar
17
Sun
The Jewish Queen Lear
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

The Jewish Queen Lear

Jacob Gordin’s Mirele Efros, English translation by Nahma Sandrow, Directed by Adam Immerwahr

March 13 – April 7, 2019
At Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre

If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program. Featuring Tonya Beckman, Valerie Leonard, Alana D. Sharp, Sue Jin Song, and Frank X.

Haaretz wrote: “Unquestionably the representative play of Yiddish Theater.”

Your tickets will be available for pick up at Georgetown’s Davis Performing Arts Center one hour before your scheduled performance.

If applicable, use the following discount coupon codes:
TJSENIOR65: 10% off for people over 65
EDCJCCMem: 10% off for EDCJCC members
TJBLUESTAR: $15 off for members of the military
TJUNDER35: a $25 ticket for people 35 and under

Mar
18
Mon
The Jewish Queen Lear
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

The Jewish Queen Lear

Jacob Gordin’s Mirele Efros, English translation by Nahma Sandrow, Directed by Adam Immerwahr

March 13 – April 7, 2019
At Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre

If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program. Featuring Tonya Beckman, Valerie Leonard, Alana D. Sharp, Sue Jin Song, and Frank X.

Haaretz wrote: “Unquestionably the representative play of Yiddish Theater.”

Your tickets will be available for pick up at Georgetown’s Davis Performing Arts Center one hour before your scheduled performance.

If applicable, use the following discount coupon codes:
TJSENIOR65: 10% off for people over 65
EDCJCCMem: 10% off for EDCJCC members
TJBLUESTAR: $15 off for members of the military
TJUNDER35: a $25 ticket for people 35 and under

Mar
20
Wed
The Jewish Queen Lear
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

The Jewish Queen Lear

Jacob Gordin’s Mirele Efros, English translation by Nahma Sandrow, Directed by Adam Immerwahr

March 13 – April 7, 2019
At Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre

If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program. Featuring Tonya Beckman, Valerie Leonard, Alana D. Sharp, Sue Jin Song, and Frank X.

Haaretz wrote: “Unquestionably the representative play of Yiddish Theater.”

Your tickets will be available for pick up at Georgetown’s Davis Performing Arts Center one hour before your scheduled performance.

If applicable, use the following discount coupon codes:
TJSENIOR65: 10% off for people over 65
EDCJCCMem: 10% off for EDCJCC members
TJBLUESTAR: $15 off for members of the military
TJUNDER35: a $25 ticket for people 35 and under

Mar
21
Thu
The Jewish Queen Lear
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

The Jewish Queen Lear

Jacob Gordin’s Mirele Efros, English translation by Nahma Sandrow, Directed by Adam Immerwahr

March 13 – April 7, 2019
At Georgetown University’s Davis Performing Arts Center, in the Gonda Theatre

If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance Studies Program. Featuring Tonya Beckman, Valerie Leonard, Alana D. Sharp, Sue Jin Song, and Frank X.

Haaretz wrote: “Unquestionably the representative play of Yiddish Theater.”

Your tickets will be available for pick up at Georgetown’s Davis Performing Arts Center one hour before your scheduled performance.

If applicable, use the following discount coupon codes:
TJSENIOR65: 10% off for people over 65
EDCJCCMem: 10% off for EDCJCC members
TJBLUESTAR: $15 off for members of the military
TJUNDER35: a $25 ticket for people 35 and under