2017 UUSJ Social Justice Awards

Building a Better World. Sun., Oct. 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (socializing, networking and heavy hors d’oeuvres), 6:45-8:30 p.m. (program), Cedar Lane UU Church, 9601 Cedar Ln., Bethesda, MD 20814. Register here. Flier here. Cost: $60 with a cash bar ($25 is tax deductible). Reserve a table for 8 for $480. Questions? Email info@uusj.org or call 202-600-9132. Want to hear who is Building a Better World doing social justice work in our region? Want to be inspired and get some ideas to enrich your congregation’s social justice programs? Join us for the 2017 UUSJ Social Justice Awards Celebration where we celebrate the accomplishments of some of the social justice stars in our area. […]

Core Ideas in Judaism

Wed., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Sponsored by UUs for Jewish Awareness. Everyone is welcome. Sign up by emailing ap@uucf.org. Speaker: Cantor Allen Leider, director of lifelong learning, Temple Rodef Shalom, Falls Church. Contact Albert Nekimken. Explore the foundations of Jewish tradition from a contemporary perspective. This presentation covers the topics of God/spirituality, Torah/values and Israel/community using traditional and modern Jewish texts. How do ancient Jewish ideas address contemporary issues in our personal and professional lives? Cantor Allen Leider is celebrating his 30th year as a Jewish professional and joyfully serves in his 11th year as director of lifelong learning at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA. In […]

“Chasing Coral” screening

Fri., Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. (light supper), 7 p.m. (movie), Cedar Lane UU Church, the Chalice House, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814. Discussion to follow. Speaker: Mark Eakin, NOAA Coral Reef Scientist. Cosponsored by the Washington Ethical Society. Please bring a dish to share or make a small donation. Questions? Text Chris Graham, 301-717-4204, or email Linda Silversmith.  Coral reefs are the nursery for a quarter of all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching”-often a prelude to mass coral death – has been accelerating around the world. The 2017 film “Chasing Coral” follows two […]