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Washington Jewish Music Festival

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If it’s one thing we like here at The Chosen, it’s music. Once we learned about the Jewish Music Festival taking place in May we couldn’t pass up the chance to give you the details. Presented by the Washington DC Jewish Community Center’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts. The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family […]


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Young Diplomats Reception 2012:The Arab Awakening: The Changing Face of the Middle East March 13, 2012 1777 F St., NW Reception at 6:30PM; Program at 7:15PM $15 FOR ACCESS SUPPORTERS; $20 FOR GENERAL REGISTRATION If you are not yet an ACCESS Supporter, click HERE and select ACCESS Supporter to sign up! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR […]

Return to Haifa

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Voices of a Changing Middle East Festival: Portraits of Home Presented by Israel’s premier Cameri Theatre of Tel Aviv and its talented cast of Arab- and Jewish-Israeli actors, the adaptation will likely be an American audience’s first introduction to the works of Kanafani. Among the foremost writers of Palestinian and Arab fiction, Ghassan Kanafani was also […]

The Matzo Ball

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This Christmas Eve instead of staying in, eating chinese takeout and watching a movie, venture out into the city and go dancing at the Matzo Ball! Believe me, staying in, having a spring roll and watching some horrible Rom Com does have its advantages but so does going out and meeting some new people. Presented […]

Hanukkah Giving

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A couple of weeks ago we presented you with a Hanukkah gift guide. This week we’d like to take the time to talk about Hanukkah giving and donating to those who are less fortunate than us. Below is a list of Jewish organizations and a few Non-Jewish organizations that we like donating to. With Hanukkah […]

GesherCity Washington DC

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If you’re like any of us here at The Chosen Group you know just how hard it can be to connect with fellow Jews in the DC area. That’s where EntryPointDC GesherCity comes in!

Singer-Songwriter Pete Yorn

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Los-Angeles based singer/songwriter Pete Yorn has had a very busy year. Besides releasing two albums last year; one with Scarlett Johansson; Yorn has been busy promoting his fifth solo studio effort and Vagrant Records debut. His new self-titled album was recorded in a mere 5 days with Frank Black of The Pixies in Salem, Oregon.

Adam Duritz and the Counting Crows

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Summer has flown by and if you’re like me, you’re trying to squeeze in another outdoor concert before the leaves start to change. Monday, August 9th the Counting Crows Traveling Circus and Medicine Show is coming to Wolf Trap. Lead singer and fellow ‘chosen one’ with distinguishing dreadlocks Adam Duritz hails from Baltimore, Maryland.

Mike Gordon and Phish

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It’s summer and time for some great outdoor concerts. This weekend the DC area gets a double shot of Phish, the Jam band phenomenon. It’s probably not a surprise to anyone that drummer Mike Fishman is Jewish, but this week we’re here to tell you about bassist Mike Gordon. Gordon had a very Jewish upbringing, […]

Jesse Eisenberg, Hasidic Jews, and Ecstacy

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Ecstasy and Hasidic Jews; Two things you wouldn’t think relate to one another but they do. In the film Holy Rollers, based on a true story, Jesse Eisenberg plays an impressionable young man from an Orthodox Brooklyn community as he goes from having no awareness of the drug underworld to running a smuggling team of […]