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Shabbat Shalom from Aspen Hill!
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Shabbat BiShalach &

Shabbat Shirah

5:22PM Candle Lighting

5:25PM Friday Davening & Kids' Kabbalat 

9:00AM Shabbat Shacharit with Kiddush sponsored by Evy & Mel Getz.

4:30PM Rabbi's Shiur

5:20PM Shabbat Mincha

6:23PM Shabbat Ends 

Sunday Shacharit 8:15am


Tonight @ 5:45PM
Kids' Kabbalat 
We especially invite the children to join us tonight! Rebbetzin Dahlia will lead a Kids' Kabbalat in the bandroom, and Rabbi Uri will help facilitate older children around the bimah in shul during the regular service.

Feb 11 @ 8PM
Tu BiShvat Musical Melave Malka at the Topolosky home.

Feb 12 @ 10AM
Family Minyan sponsored by Elyakim Deutsch & Shani Simkovich

Feb 18
"Inclusion" Shabbat
with guest derasha in ASL by G'daliah Levinson

Feb 20 @ 8PM
Chassidut Chaburah

March 5
YCT Dinner honoring Laura Shaw Frank & Rabbi Aaron Frank and dedicating the Sharon & Steven Lieberman Chair in Pastoral Counseling.

March 29
Focus on Fertility event
at Beth Sholom Cong.

April 23-24
Yom HaShoah in Whitwell

April 28-29
Aspen Hill Prospective Families Shabbaton

Kosher Food Pantry Collection Box

As you join us for special programming during the Chanukah season, please consider making a food contribution to the Capital Kosher Pantry of Yad Yehuda. The CKP welcomes donations of kosher, non-perishable food items (well within the use-by date) in factory sealed, non-breakable containers. A collection box is situated in the main lobby of the Berman school.

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A Taste of Paperclips for Shabbat

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Dear Friends,

Recently, I spoke about an exciting trip our congregation is organizing with the nearby Tikvat Israel Conservative Synagogue, to visit Whitwell, TN, the site of the film documentary, "Paperclips." We will be travelling there together on April 23-24, which is Yom HaShoah.

The goal of the trip is to bear witness to an incredible Holocaust memorial created in this small town, and to meet the individuals behind its creation and implementation. The trip will also offer a window into a part of our country very different than our own, affording us the opportunity for important dialogue on some of the pressing issues of today.

This Shabbat, we sing the “Song at the Sea,” as we remember the moment that the Children of Israel crossed towards their freedom. My favorite rabbinic teaching on this story is that the sea split into twelve paths, one for each of the tribes, and that there were windows in the walls of each path. It seems that the Rabbis wanted to emphasize the importance of seeing others who walk different paths than our own, and of appreciating the different perspectives held about the journey we all share.

In this charged political season, it seems challenging to get outside of our echo chambers, and listen deeply to less familiar voices. In this climate, Whitwell offers a unique opportunity to peer deep into rural America, and engage in real conversation about the future of our country with a community that has already built a bridge of understanding to our own community through the sacred memory of the Shoah.

If you are interested in joining our interdenominational mission, and if you’d like to help shape key components of the trip, please let me know! If you cannot make it, consider a small gift here to help financially support the trip.

Click here to learn more details about our Yom HaShoah trip to Whitwell, TN!

See you in shul! Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Uri

Support Aspen Hill's growth as a "Friend of Beth Joshua!"

Please mark your calendars for the Friends of Beth Joshua Shabbat on May 12th-13th. (It coincides with Berman Academy's Grandparents Day on May 12th.) We are planning a special Shabbat and would like to extend an invitation to siblings, Grandparents, and other family members and close friends.  We will have a deluxe kiddush in your honor, a special afternoon event, and we'll show some real Aspen Hill hospitality!


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Aspen Hill Prospective Families Shabbaton SAVE THE DATE: April 28-29


Regular Shabbat Children's Programs

9:15AM - 5/6th grade+ meets in cafeteria. 
9:30AM - Tot room opens for supervised play 
10:15AM - Groups begin for Tots, K-2nd grade, and 3rd-4th grade.
10:20AM - Gym time for 5th graders and up
11:00AM - Gym time for K-4th grade
All children return to the main sanctuary to help lead tefilot at the end of Musaf.

Carmiya is on maternity leave
Carmiya Weinraub is on maternity leave, and in her absence, Lily Landau has taken over many of the youth director roles. You can reach Lily at

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