Faith Notes, May 28-June 3

Faith Notes, May 28-June 3

To have an item listed free in The Potomac Almanac, send mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean VA 22102, e-mail to, 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.

JCC/Hadassah Book Club, Thursday, May 29, 1 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville. Book selection: "The Coffee Trader" by David Liss. Contact Ellen Elow-Mintz at 301-897-2796 or Free.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.


"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.