TRS to be Honored at Upcoming Yachad & JSSA Events!


Temple Rodef Shalom to be honored at Yachad’s Community Builders Bash!

Sunday, November 9 at 6:00 PM

at The Katzen Arts Center on the campus of American University

From Yachad:

This year’s Yachad Community Builders Bash is all about celebrating our volunteers and their spirit of giving back to the community. Temple Rodef Shalom and the McLean Islamic Center volunteers worked at Homestretch on a special project this spring. This non-profit organization helps provide temporary housing for families fleeing domestic abuse, or those caught in a cycle of poverty and homelessness. The work that this group did is only one example of their volunteer spirit and we are thrilled to be celebrating 20 years of partnership with Temple Rodef Shalom! Over the past 20 years, hundreds of congregants have worked to repair the homes of our most vulnerable residents. These volunteers all came together in partnership with Yachad under the banner of “Sukkot in Spring,” working to preserve and maintain decent housing in some of our most fragile communities. John Huennekens, David Lawrence, Russ Roseman, and Curt Sandler will be honored at the Community Builders Bash for their tireless leadership, skills, and perseverance. We thank these Temple Rodef Shalom congregants as well as Rabbi Amy Schwartzman and Rabbi Jeff Saxe for their commitment and continuing support and hope you’ll consider joining the celebration. Leaders from Adat Shalom, Temple Micah, Adas Israel and Washington Hebrew will also be honored.

For more information or to attend this year’s Community Builders Bash, please visit the Builders Bash page on our website.

Temple Rodef Shalom to be Honored at JSSA’s Eggs+Ideas Event

Sunday, November 9 from 11:00 a.m – 1:30 p.m.

at Convene, 1800 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA 22102

Topic: Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes

Kenneth R. Feinberg, of the DC-based law firm Feinberg Rozen, LLP, is one of the world’s leading experts in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He was the Special Master for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund; currently overseeing the mediation of claims arising from the Penn State and Sandusky matter; insurance claims from Hurricane Sandy; the administration of compensation programs for victims of the tragedies in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012, the Boston Marathon attacks of April 2013; and victims of General Motors’ faulty ignition switch.

Eggs & Ideas is an event dedicated to informing people on matters of general interest, breaking bread with neighbors, and providing information to the community about social services available in Northern Virginia.

We will also honor the collaboration of Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, and Temple Rodef Shalom with Chesterbrook Residences. Dietary laws will be observed.

Minimum Contribution: $100 (an estimated $18 per attendee is non-tax deductible)

Register: www.jssa.org/eggs2014 • 301-610-8370

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