Teresa Heinz, the wife of Sen. John Kerry, who is President Barack Obama’s likely nominee for secretary of state, recalled her days as a congressional wife fighting for Soviet Jews. She was in town to accept an award from the American Jewish Committee.
Comedy shows complete with Chinese dinner, nightclub parties, holiday yoga and an annual day of activities at the National Museum of American Jewish History are among just a few ideas for local Jews looking for entertainment during the upcoming Christian holiday.
Michelle Citrin, named a “Top Songwriter” by Billboard and a producer of million-hit YouTube videos, has been channeling her love of Judaism since she was a 14-year-old performing in bookstores and coffeehouses.
Twenty-five years ago, I joined hundreds of thousands of fellow Americans on the National Mall to draw attention to the plight of Soviet Jews. But this movement did not come to the Jewish community speedily.