Thursday, December 6, 2012
Celebrate the Festival of Lights in McLean with fun events and delicious recipes.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends a week later on Sunday, Dec. 16. According to Chabad.org, Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev and lasts for eight days. For those of us who aren't attuned to the Jewish calendar, that translates to sundown on Saturday, Dec. 8. Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church is hosting dozens of Hanukkah events in the coming week. Check out the Temple's full calendar of events on its website. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the story of the Maccabean Revolt against Syrian rulers in present day Israel 2,300 years ago. The Maccabees wanted to rededicate Jerusalem's main temple but had only enough oil to kindle the Eternal Light for …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
East Hampton Patch reported the a pickup truck crossed over the double yellow line and hit Douglas Schniederman's car.
UPDATE: Southampton Hospital said that Douglas Schneiderman's wife and daughter are in stable condition as of Wednesday morning, according to a report from Taylor Vecsey, editor of East Hampton Patch. ORIGINAL STORY: The Vice President of Madison Homes since its establishment in 1992 and a resident of McLean was killed Sunday afternoon in a head-on crash in East Hampton, NY, the Madison president said Tuesday. Douglas Schneiderman, 51, was driving with his wife and daughter when the accident occurred, according to East Hampton Patch. A pickup truck driven by a 20-year-old East Hampton resident "crossed over the double yellow line and hit Schneiderman's 2005 Volvo," according to East Hampton Patch, which cited police reports. The driver of…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Needs include "intellectual classes" for seniors.
The taskforce created by Supervisor John Foust to look at aging in place in McLean meets tonight after a busy month on the aging front in McLean. About 100 people met at Temple Rodef Shalom in late June, where seniors urged officials to help them stay in McLean. "People are choosing to stay here after they retire, in their own home or downsizing," said Sharon Levy, who spoke at the Rodef meeting. “They want to remain in the community they helped to build here in Northern Virginia.... We are getting older, and we need services and not the kids,” she said. “We need more services [and] programs so that our graying population remains active and engaged.” At the meeting, John Elligers said many seniors like himself are looking for "…
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Good Morning Neighbors, Planning for McLean's Graying Baby Boomers. There's a taskforce meeting tonight and a look back at the June forum on getting more stimulating activities for active and inquiring seniors. Traffic Tangles. Lewinsville Road over the new bridge is closed overnight this week and more. County Human Services Facing Budget Trouble. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors hears analysis today. Keep up with McLean news this summer no matter where you are. Subscribe to the McLean Patch free newsletter. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Meeting set for Thursday night organized by Temple Rodef Shalom.
Temple Rodef Shalom is hosting a forum tonight to get people involved in the community to plan for an aging population. About 70 people are expected to the event at the temple where community organizations have been invited, including churches institutions that are part of V.O.I.C.E (Virginians Organize for Interfaith Community Engagement), local community centers, the chamber of commerce, and Supervisor John Foust. For the last several months, a group of Rodef Shalom members has been researching issues that are of vital importance to Fairfax County residents as they age. Three main areas of concern: the scarcity of intellectual classes for seniors in the McLean/Falls Church area, the lack of accessible, affordable public transportation …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Favola and Merrick Appear at Falls Church synagogue.
The differences between 31st District Senate candidates Democrat Barbara Favola and Republican Caren Merrick became clearer Sunday as they discussed issues ranging from background checks for gun ownership to new regulations for abortion clinics at an appearance at Temple Rodef Shalom The candidates are competing for the open seat in the dramatically reconfigured 31st Senate District, which stretches from National Airport north to Loudoun County. Most of the district and the voters are in Arlington County. Election day is Nov. 8. Favola, an Arlington resident, has served on the Arlington Board for 14 years. She told the Jewish Community Relations Council on Sunday that she looked forward to her son's graduation from George Mason in June. …