Please join B'nai Israel for these upcoming community Juneteenth celebrations.

The Scotland Interfaith Breakfast

Sunday, June 16

10:00 AM–1:00 PM

Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road

Come and hear from leaders from a number of area faith communities, including our own Rabbi Berkowitz, as the Scotland AME Zion Church and Community brings us together to celebrate the diversity of Montgomery County.

After the service, tickets include breakfast. There is also a Zoom option available at no charge. Click here for tickets.

Juneteenth Community Screening: The Big Payback

Monday, June 17

7:00 PM

Edlavitch DCJCC

Join the entire DMV Jewish community for a screening of The Big Payback, a powerful account of the first tax funded reparations bill targeted for Black Americans in the US. The film follows the fight of rookie alderman Robin Rue Simmons as she leads the community of Evanston, IL in an uphill battle to obtain this ‘big payback’. The film also recounts the fight to pass HR 40, a national bill to examine the merits of introducing reparations for slavery to African Americans by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. 

The screening will be followed by a conversation with Robin Rue Simmons and Nkechi Taifa, a national reparations activist, moderated by Linda Adams, a leader and racial justice activist in the DMV’s Jewish community. Click here for tickets.

The Scotland Juneteenth Heritage Festival, Interfaith Pavilion

Wednesday, June 19

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cabin John Village Shopping Center 

B’nai Israel members have been hard at work as part of the Interfaith Outreach Committee, planning this extravaganza of community spirit. Like last year, the Interfaith Pavilion will house the many participating faith community and non-profit organizations. Also returning this year is Neighbor to Neighbor BINGO, an opportunity for ALL ages to meet, greet, and get to know their neighbors. No sign-up or advance tickets needed.

In addition to the Interfaith Pavilion, the festival will feature health and wellness and history pavilions, and so much more, and children’s activities will be hosted at Cabin John Park. Visit for all the details. 

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