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Alan Gross Welcome Home Dinner Reception
December 17, 2014 was an amazing day - the second night of Hanukah 2014 and the day when Alan Gross returned home after more than five years of unjust incarceration in Cuba. Nes Gadol Haya Po A great miracle happened here!
Around the world, Jews gathered afterwards to listen to Alan's internationally televised press conference where he offered his gratitude to so many, including our Washington Jewish community, for helping to secure his freedom.
More than 500 community members joined together on Thursday, January 22, at Temple Beth Ami, to share our good wishes with Judy and Alan Gross, as we welcomed Alan home after 5 years of unjust incarceration in Cuba. We couldn't have asked for a better reason to celebrate, or a nicer community response.
Thank you to the JCRC Executive Committee and the many community sponsors who helped to underwrite the community reception:
Adas Israel Congregation, Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, Agudas Achim Congregation, Alef Bet Montessori School, Am Kolel, Beit Chaverim of Calvert County, Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Beth Joshua Congregation, Bethesda Jewish Congregation, B'nai B'rith International, B'nai Israel Congregation, B'nai Shalom of Olney, Charles E Smith Jewish Day School, Congregation Adat Reyim, Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County, Congregation Beth Emeth, Congregation B'nai Tzedek, Congregation Har Shalom, Congregation Olam Tikvah, Congregation Sha'are Shalom of Waldorf, Cuba American Jewish Mission, Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), Garden of Remembrance, Gesher Jewish Day School, Hevrat Shalom Congregation of Maryland, Hillel International, InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, Israel Forever Foundation, J Street DC Metro, Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse, Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, Jewish Council For The Aging, The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation's Capital, Jewish Social Service Agency, Kehilat Shalom, Kemp Mill Synagogue, Kesher Israel Congregation, Kol Shalom, Magen David Sephardic Congregation, Maryland Hillel, Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Shaare Torah, Temple Beth Ami, Temple B'nai Shalom, Temple Emanuel, Temple Rodef Shalom, Temple Shalom, Temple Sinai Washington DC, Tifereth Israel Congregation, Tikvat Israel Congregation, Washington DC Jewish Community Center, Washington Hebrew Congregation