Monday, May 17, 2010

Sponsor T-shirt (in honor of a Simcha?)

Greetings Zoo-Minyanite,

Zoo Minyan is looking for $36 to keep our name on the NHC Summer Institute t-shirt. (National Havurah Committee)

As a T-shirt sponsor, our name joins dozens of other havurot, minyanim, shuls, synagogues, and grassroots Jewish communities on the back of the shirt.

Many Zoo Minyan folks attend the National Havurah Committee Summer Institute each year. (You should consider attending this year!)

Perhaps you're moved to donate in honor of someone or something in your life. Perhaps in honor of a Simcha.

There's a deadline, so please act now.

Many thanks for considering it!

Shavua Tov.

check out or
email for more information.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

also: Sunrise 10 Commandments!

For Shavuot, we'll be helping lead the Sunrise service and reading the 10 Commandments.
(and don't forget the all night Tikkun, or afternoon BLINTZfest, details below.)

Come hear the 10 Commandments
at Mt. Sinai and join the Sunrise / Hashkamah
service at 5 a.m. Wed.

Arrive at 5am, or be a Tikkun participant during the night - all are welcome!

Adas Israel - 2850 Quebec St. NW

for more info contact

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Shavuot: Tikkun 5/18 - BlintzFest 5/19

Dear Zoo-Minyanite,

***Tikkun Leyl Shavuot***:
as we approach the 40th day of counting the Omer, Shavous and the giving of the torah are almost upon us. And the great joy of receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai is preceded by the uplifting night of Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, a night of study and community (that continues late and for some can go all night!)

Of the many communities offering Tikkunnim the night of May 18th, Zoo Minyan will be lending it's support to the Adas Traditional Minyan in Cleveland Park. if you would like more information --or would like to lead or co-lead a sessions on the topic of your choice after midnight--, contact

***MAY 15th***:
Zoo Minyan will *not* be meeting after all on May 15, and the community wishes a hearty Mazal Tov to Becca Rosen & Zach Teutsch on their aufruf and upcoming Chuppah.


Blintz Fest at Deborah and Shalom's - 1st Day of Shavuot -- 5pm, May 19
Come join Shalom & Deborah for their Annual Shavuot Blintz Fest!
Sleep to your hearts content on the 1st day of Shavuot and then come by starting at 5pm.
Blintzes come fresh from Grandma's heirloom blintz pan - you are invited to bring toppings. If you are in the mood, other Hekshered potluck items are welcome but certainly not required. Eat Bubbelah eat!

TIME: 5 p.m. through ???

At Deborah and Shalom's house in Woodley Park. For directions, check your Zoo mail, or email

No RSVP necessary (but always appreciated) -


Shavuot Tov!
(like Shavua Tov - get it???)