At Congregation Sha'are Shalom and in our extended community we offer events to enrich our connection to Judaism. Whether centered around a holiday or around an opportunity to learn, events are fun and ultimately add meaning to our lives as Jewish people.
Milkshakes and Menorahs
Sunday, December 15
11:00am - 1:00pm
RSVP for an epic Hanukkah event!
$5 - individual
$18 - family
Make and Take your own menorah!
Milkshakes all around!
Legendary Latke Bar!
Doughnuts - of course!
USY Skills and Services (live & silent) Auction!
Live music from Laurie!
Food, Drink, and Fun for Everyone!
Ensemble a la Carte
The British are Coming...
Sunday, December 15, 4:00pm
Ensemble à la Carte, a woodwind quintet, has been delighting audiences across the Washington-Metropolitan area for almost 20 years. Returning to CSS for their 15th year, the quintet will present a program called “The British are Coming . . .” The concert will feature music by: Norman Hallam, a British composer and clarinetist; Paul Patterson, another British composer perhaps best known for his works for harp; Jean Françaix, a French composer (oops, how did he get in there?); and variations on the well-known English folk song Scarborough Fair.
Members of the ensemble are: Karen Judkins, flute; Kristana Johnson, oboe; Angela Murakami, clarinet; Lora Katz, French horn; and congregation member Robin Gelman, bassoon.
Ensemble à la Carte invites you to their concert full of charming music and educational, written and verbal, commentary about the music. Then stay afterwards for our “meet and greet” to grab a nosh and talk to the musicians about your thoughts on the music you heard.