Jew in the Pew, East of the River

East of the River magazine is publishing a series of articles exploring worship communities in DC’s Wards 7 and 8. The series began in October 2015, and most installments take the perspective of a participant-observer, a roving Jew in the pew….

On-line versions of the stories are linked below. Print versions, which can be downloaded as PDF or read on-line, are available through ISSUU.

All stories and photos are copyright: Virginia Spatz, 2015-2016.

INSTALLMENT 1

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Peace Fellowship Church, Ward 7

Moving Toward New Neighborhood Commitments.
October 2015 East of the River.

INSTALLMENT 2

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America’s Islamic Heritage Museum, Ward 8

Learn. Build Community. Hang Out:
City Sundays and America’s Islamic Heritage Museum
November 2015 East of the River.

INSTALLMENT 3

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Fr. Cornelius, St. Luke, Ward 7

St.Luke Catholic Church:
A Close-Knit Community of Many Doors.
December 2015 East of the River.

INSTALLMENT 4

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Yoruba Priest Ananda Free, Ward 7

The Bigness of God: A Yoruba Priest
Shares Struggles, Healing, Purpose.
January 2016 East of the River.

INSTALLMENT 5

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“Seeds, Roots, and Fruits” East of the River

From Frozen to Bloom:
Snowzilla and the Jewish New Year for Trees.
February 2016 East of the River.

INSTALLMENT 6

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Stations of the Cross, Ward 7

In and Outside Church Walls: Two Communities Share Approaches to Lent.
March 2016 East of the River

INSTALLMENT 7

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Peace March, border Wards 7/8

At the Crossroads: To ‘Change in Our Streets.’
April 2016 East of the River

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