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Faith Notes, June 4-10

To have an item listed free in The Potomac Almanac, send mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean VA 22102, e-mail to almanac@connectionnewspapers.com, or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos encouraged. If you have any questions, call Matthew Razak at 703-917-6457.

Yiddish Program. 2 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, June 8. "Shake My Heart: A Song Cycle on the Poetry of Anna Margolin," featuring Marilyn Lerner, Adrienne Cooper and Greg Wall. For fee and other information, contact Lynn Gittleson at 301-348-3840 or lgittleson@jccgw.org.

Jewish History Book Club. 7:30 p.m., June 8 at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. For the book selection and other information, contact Barbara Winnik at 301-348-3778 or bwinnik@jccgw.org. Free.

Congregation Har Shalom will celebrate the birth of all Jewish babies born in the past year Monday morning, June 9, during Shavuot services, as part of celebrating the holiday of the giving of the Torah from God, the source of all life. New parents, new babies and new grandparents will all be called to the Torah for a special blessing. Non-members are welcome to attend the service and take part in the blessing. Call the synagogue to let them know. The service starts at 9:15 a.m., with those participating in the special blessing asked to be at services no later than 10:15 a.m. Call Rabbi David Rose, Har Shalom’s senior rabbi, at 301-299-7087 Ext. 1. Congregation Har Shalom is at 11510 Falls Road, Potomac.

Jewish Book Club at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, June 11. Book selection: Intuition by Allegra Goodman. For the time of the meeting and other information, contact Barbara Winnik at 301-348-3778 or bwinnik@jccgw.org

Adoption and the Jewish Family will be Thursday, June 12, from 7–8:30 p.m. at the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA), 6123 Montrose Road , Rockville. For both prospective and adoptive parents. Led by Ellen Singer, LCSW-C of Center for Adoption Support and Education and Beth Lutton, LCSW, Executive Director of Adoption Options, JSSA. Workshop will include a panel of adopted adults and Rabbi Philip Pohl of Nevey Shalom in Bowie, Maryland and former rabbi of B'nai Shalom of Olney. Fee $35 per person. Call 301-476-8525.

On Friday evening, June 13, Congregation Har Shalom in Potomac offers Bar-B-Q and Barkhu, a family-friendly outdoor dinner, singing and dancing, and Shabbat worship services, starting at 6 p.m. for dinner, 7 p.m. for worship services. Dinner is free for prospective members (reserve a spot by Thursday, June 12, to Membership Chair Joe Kromash, 301-299-7087 X 320 or email to MembershipOutreach@HarShalom.org.). Congregation Har Shalom, a Conservative egalitarian congregation, is at 11510 Falls Road, Potomac.

Shalem Institute offers a guided mid-day Prayer Peace Circle, on Wednesdays from noon-12:45 p.m. in the Shalem Meditation Room & Library, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 140, Bethesda. For more information, contact 301-897-7334 or visit www.shalem.org.

Rockville Presbyterian Church, 215 West Montgomery Avenue, is searching for volunteers to be on call to assist in the nursery. Call Charlene Janes at 301-251-6682 or e-mail ckjanes@patriot.net.

Friendly Family Services meet at St. Dunstan's Church, 5450 Massachussetts Ave. at Fort Sumner Drive, Bethesda at 9:15 a.m. Sundays, with fun songs, a children's Bible lesson, and Holy Eucharist in a 40-minute service geared to small children. Young families are invited to try this "easy entry" service. Call 301-229-2960 or e-mail stdunstans@verizon.net.

The Seven Locks Baptist Church, 11845 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, holds weekly prayer meetings, Wednesday in the sanctuary at 6:45 p.m. Call 301-279-9388.

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"Prayer Book Hebrew," Tuesdays from 6:45-7:45 p.m. at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Road, Potomac. Call 301-299-7087 This is a continuing course for those who have completed a basic Hebrew siddur series of classes using Level I of "Alef Isn't Enough." This course is designed to open the door to understanding the Hebrew of prayers. The fee is $30 in addition to registration fee.

First Church of Christ, Scientist holds testimony meetings every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at 100 Nelson St. Rockville. Free child care and parking is provided. Call 301-762-8222.