SPOTLIGHT ON . . .   

Blog from Cheri Brown's work in Israel 2014

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Be On the Lookout for the Annual June Appeal

The Annual June Appeal mailing has gone out.  We deeply appreciate and welcome your ongoing support. Without it, it would be difficult to meet the needs of the community we serve. If you did not receive the mailing, you can see it here.

2014 June Appeal Letter

2014 Annual Report

2014 Payment Coupon

If you choose to donate online, please indicate the donation is for the June Appeal. As always, your gift is tax deductible.

Not Your Typical Jewish Summer Experience

Celebrating our 11th year, The Martin Buber Youth Kibbutz is the place for passionate, eco-conscious, and creative Jewish youth.  Join us this summer at Sanctuary Retreat Center in beautiful rural Montgomery County, Maryland to tend an organic garden, explore Judaism, enjoy nature, express your creativity, and hang out with friends. Two sessions: July 21-July 27 and July 28-August 3. For more information or to register visit www.bubersummer.org.


Rabbi David Shneyer is the founder, director and spiritual leader of Am Kolel. Reb David studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary and in Israel, earning degrees in Judaic studies from Rutgers University and Baltimore Hebrew College. ...more


Renewal communities have also embraced lessons from diverse spiritual traditions, Eastern philosophy and both Eastern and Jewish meditative practices. In this spirit we sponsor an ecumenical retreat center for the benefit of our members and others who seek spiritual renewal, communion with nature, learning and fellowship. ...more


We are pioneers in the movement for Jewish Renewal, a movement that was born in the late '60s and found it's expression in independent havurot, fellowships of young Jews around the country such as Fabrangen, the Bnei Or community, the Jewish folks arts revival movement, and new social and political activist groups such as Jews for Urban Justice and Naaseh. ...more


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Am Kolel is a welcoming and diverse Jewish Renewal community located in Montgomery County, Maryland and serving the Greater Washington, D.C. metro area. Shabbat services are held in Bethesda, MD and once a month at the Sanctuary & Renewal Center, Beallsville, MD.

Founded in 1990 by Rabbi David Shneyer in response to requests for a more personal and responsive Judaism,  Am Kolel is devoted to the revitalization of the Jewish heritage and the Jewish community, seeking to discover and rediscover a Judaism that is spiritually and socially meaningful. ...more

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