Events at Magen David


 Hilulah of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai A"h

Wednesday, May 2, 7pm
Lag Ba'omer is a festive day on the Jewish calendar, celebrating the anniversary of the passing of the great sage and mystic Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, author of the Zohar. In Morocco, Hilulah was celebrated every year at local synagogues with a festive meal, music, dance and fundraising.  Similarly, Magen David has carried on this tradition every year since its inception.

Join us at our annual Hilulah to commemorate and honor the memory of Rabbi Bar Yochai through joy and celebration! We'll have a delicious authentic Moroccan dinner, desserts, drinks, and the opportunity to purchase beautiful candles honoring the great sages. 

This is a Magen David tradition you won't want to miss! 
Tickets are on sale now -- $20 for members and $28 for guests.
$30 at the door
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Magen David Sephardic Congregation In Cooperation with the Embassy of Israel and the Rabin Chair Forum of George Washington University
Present; UPROOTED Washington DC Book Launch—Tuesday, May 8, 7PM

Jews lived continuously in the Middle East and North Africa for almost 3,000 years. Yet, in just 50 years, their indigenous communities outside Palestine almost totally disappeared as more than 99 percent of the Jewish population fled. The post-1948 displacement of more than 850,000 Jewish refugees was the one of the largest population movements of non-Muslims from the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Some 650,000 went to Israel and now, Jewish refugees from Arab and Muslim countries and their descendants, comprise over 50 percent of the population of Israel.
Lyn Julius, British-born daughter of Iraqi-Jewish refugees, is founder of Harif, the UK Association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa. A journalist and blogger, her work has appeared in The Times of Israel, Huffington Post, Haaretz, JNS, Algemeiner, and The Guardian, among others.

This event is free and open to the public, Middle Eastern desserts will be served.
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 Classes with Rabbi Ovadia

 You're sure to gain new insights if you attend one or all of Rabbi Ovadia's weekly classes:

  • - Daily following Shaharit, approx. 8am
  • - Thursday Nights, 7:30 pm  
  •  -Shabbat before Minha  

These classes are free and everyone in encouraged to attend.