Events at Magen David

Sephardic Arabic Bridges

Music for the Soul

When: February 20th  - 5:30pm At Magen David

FEATURING · The Yuval Ron Ensemble · Ramy Adly  · The Magen David Ensemble ·

Led by Award winning composer Yuval Ron (music for Oscar winning film “West Bank Story”) the Yuval Ron Ensemble endeavors to alleviate national, racial, religious and cultural divides by uniting the music and dance of the people of the Middle East into a unique mystical, spiritual and inspiring musical celebration.

Cairo born, DC-based Ramy Adly, a masterful Oud performer, composer and innovative founder of School of Oud Online, brings vivacity to the age-old lute-like instrument at world concerts from the Library of Alexandria in Egypt to Kennedy Center. Featured on BBC and the Washington Post, his early love of ancient music inspires a lifetime dedicated to introducing and sharing the Oud with people in the USA.

All Ages   Event Admission is Free

Magen David Sephardic Congregation is proud to sponsor the event and to invite the public to experience the rich culture of its congregants, who hail from all corners of the Arabic-speaking world.


Magen David Sephardic Congregation

The Sephardic Learning Experience

Mrs. Violet Lewis


Magen David Sephardic Congregation
In cooperation with the Embassy of Israel
with the support of the Sally and Irving Korobkin Education Fund


Screening and discussion with filmmaker Rami Kimchi
March 8, 2017 (Wednesday) at 7:00 PM at Magen David

The film illustrates the experience of Mizrahi (non-European) Jews who immigrated to Israel from Arab lands in the 1950s by focusing on the life story of Henriette, the filmmaker’s mother. “Cinema Egypt” explores the effects of displacement and cultural estrangement. The film is interspersed with scenes from the Egyptian classic “Leila, The Village Girl.” Rami Kimchi is an Israeli culture critic and filmmaker. His films include Galia’s Wedding, Travels with My Brother, Father Language and Night of Fools. His main research interests are Israeli cinema, modern Hebrew literature, Yiddish literature, Palestinian and Near Eastern cinema. He is the author of “The Israeli Shtetls – Bourekas Films and Yiddish Literature” (2012). Film is in Hebrew, Arabic, Ladino with English subtitles.

Program is open to the public-A $5.00 contribution is requested


Weekly 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, 7:00 pm   
  •  -Shabbat before Minha  

These classes are free and everyone in encouraged to attend.