Pictures from D25 and MLK Day

Visit the Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service’s brand-spanking-new Flickr page which has pictures from their last two major days of service: December 25th and Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

A Toast to Tu B’Shevat

Tu B’Shevat Happy Hour

While Tu B’Shevat Seders have gradually been repositioning the holiday as a Green Pesach, the folks at EntryPointDC/ Gesher City in partnership with the Taglit Birthright Alumni Association have found a different way of getting back to nature — the fruit of the vine. Over seventy people enjoyed happy hour at Hudson Restaurant and Lounge on M Street last night for a belated Tu B’Shevat toast to trees and the eventual return of the planting season. Insert joke here about Jews, booze and planting seeds.

“Mom’s The Word” Says the Post

Mother’s Day comes early this year at Theater J and the first gift is the review of 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother from Peter Marks who writes in the Washington Post this morning:

Gold — who’s extravagantly tall (6-foot-3), boisterously gay and unabashedly opinionated — alternates in this piece at Theater J between portions of her stand-up routines and a series of impersonations of Jewish women of varying ages and attitudes toward religious observance…

But comedy of this nature can’t survive for long in the thin, throat-closing air of sentimentality; thankfully, Gold spends more time twisting the knife than prospecting for tears. She gets right, for example, a hair-trigger sense of outrage — guffaw-inducing in its explosiveness — that’s ignitable in a woman of Ruth’s seemingly impatient temperament.

Those seeking an extra dose of Judy Gold should also check out the Screening Room’s presentation of Making Trouble on Tuesday, February 5th. In this documentary, Gold serves as one of four modern Jewish comediennes gathered together to comment on the careers and legacies of the groundbreaking women who came before them. Judy plans to be at the post-screening discussion along with Lauren Antler of the Jewish Women’s Archive, the producers of the film.

Updated: The Examiner and DC Theater Scene loved it even more than Marks.

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