Schedule of Events

The following is the schedule of weekend events as of July 5, 2017.  Additional updates will be posted to this page as necessary.

 Friday, September 1

7:30 PM

Shabbat Dinner for family & out of town guests

Ohev Sholom – The National Synagogue
1600 Jonquil Street, NW
Washington, DC 20012

Neighborhood Kabbalat Shabbat options:
Egalitarian/Conservative: Tifereth Israel Congregation, 7701 16th Street, NW at 6:30 PM (located directly across the street from where the dinner will take place)
Orthodox:  Ohev Sholom, 1600 Jonquil Street, NW at 6:45 PM


Saturday, September 2

9:30 AM

Shabbat Morning Services/Aufruf with Minyan Segulah

Northminster Presbyterian Church
7720 Alaska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20012

During services, Allison and Oren will each be called to the Torah for an aliyah.  

A “two-table potluck lunch” will follow. There will be one table for food that is all vegetarian, and another table is for food that is also all vegetarian, AND carries a hechsher (kosher certification), OR is made of only hechshered ingredients and cooked in a kitchen that uses only hechshered products.  This ensures that everyone can eat, and that everyone can bring something (unless your travel logistics preclude bringing something, in which case you should still come and eat anyway).


Saturday Afternoon & Early Evening

There are no scheduled activities during the afternoon on Saturday.  Hang out with family and friends or spend some time exploring the city Allison and Oren call home.  For dinner, there are many types of cuisines at multiple price points all around downtown Silver Spring  and in Washington itself. 


8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Allison’s Pre-Wedding Ice Cream Social

Northminster Presbyterian Church
7720 Alaska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20012

Join Allison for Havdalah, a dessert carnival, and to celebrate with her before the big day!  Feel free to bring a musical instrument to play and a photo or a story to share.

Allison and Oren will be following the custom of limiting their contact with each other during the days before the wedding, and will not be seeing each other from the time lunch ends on Saturday afternoon until the wedding on Sunday.  Oren will be spending the evening with his wedding party and close family, but looks forward to spending time with you throughout the rest of the weekend.


Sunday, September 3

1:30 PM

Tisch & Bedeken (Pre-Ceremony Receptions)

2:30 PM

Wedding Ceremony & Reception

Congregation Har Shalom
11510 Falls Road
Potomac, MD 20854

Attire:  Semi-Formal

Dinner and dancing to follow


Monday, September 4

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Brunch for family & out of town guests

Silver Spring Civic Center
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Hosted by Leslie Gruss & Michael Kramer, Shari & Avi Hartuv, Marga Hirsch, Naomi Hirsch, Deborah Hirsch Mayer & Jack Mayer, Arlene & Jeff Redisch, Toby & Bert Siegel, Vicki & Jerry Spiegelman, Melanie & Billy Susman, and Eileen Susman