Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Jewish Community Center of Washington

Jewish Community Center--Inspired, Enlightened, Fit, Involved in Washington, D.C.

While this isn't officially a church, it is the community center for Washington, D.C.'s, vibrant Jewish population. Like many East Coast cities, the Jewish community has been and remains an important part of the culture, economy, intellect, religious life, and politics in our nation's capital.

The Jewish Community Center of Washington (1529 16th Street NW) provides practical services like a fitness center and pool, as well as preschool, youth camp, and classes for kids. It also provides cultural events--plays, music, art and film--and social organizations like the Jewish Women's Project, the Kurlander Project for Gay and Lesbian Outreach and Engagement, and Behrend Adas Seniors Group, as well as a travel group and classes for adults.

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 2/08

4 comments:

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

D.C., about that movie I was telling you about, it might've been Ken Burns' "The War" on PBS, which you've probably seen.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Nice shot, I like all the extra elements like the sign and flag. Interesting to read about your thoughts on the Jewish contribution to society too. I am not sure if I have ever met a Jewish person! We do have a lot of Indian's, Asian's and Samoan's thoug as well as immagrants from Pakitstan and Iraq. I like the fact that my children are at a school with such a mix of cultures, it helps to foster knowledge and awareness.

The Artful Eye said...

Nice looking building for a community center. It almost looks like a county courthouse.

D.C. Confidential said...

Fenix: I think I missed the episode you mentioned. I've got to add "The War" to my Netflix queue, I think!

Lisa: I'm with you: I too am glad I live in a country where diversity is welcome and an effort--not always successful, but an effort nonetheless--is made to accept each other despite our differences.

AE: It does look like a county courthouse, doesn't it? A lot of buildings in this city have this look. A block or two before this one, there's a similar building owned by the Carnegie Foundation.