Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Hungry for Music - Chanukah Feast concert

These photographs are from the soundcheck at this year's sold out Hungry for Music Chanukah Feast concert at the Strathmore Center in Rockville, MD. Pictured are Seth Kibel, Scott Harlan and Helen Housemann of the Alexandria Kleztet, plus Klezcentricity with David Julian Gray, Wendy Morrison, Rich Seidel, with Marc Glickman.

Hungry for Music provides musical instruments for needy kids both in the USA and abroad. A truly worthy endeavor.

Please check their website at:
and consider purchasing one of their terrific music CD's and/or making a donation.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

DCJCC volunteer effort: December 25th 2008

For the umpteenth year in a row, I documented the DC Jewish Community Center's annual December 25th volunteer effort. Over 1,000 volunteers serve in food banks, senior homes, homeless shelters, youth programs, at-risk womens' organizations, homes for the disabled, and many more similar institutions.
For more info visit:

I was ably assisted, again, by Ruth Stromberg. Pictured sites include Food & Friends, Mother Dear's, DC Central Kitchen, Central Union Mission, New Endeavors for Women, Change, Inc., Christian Community Group Homes, and the DCJCC blood drive.

"Justice, justice shall you pursue"

Friday, December 26, 2008

Sunrise, sunset...

Photographs of walls and other phenomena revealed by light

The first picture was made at dawn on December 25th, in the parking lot of Food & Friends, in the 200 block of Riggs Rd, NE, Washington DC (they supply meals to the sick and needy).

The second was taken the same day, just before sunset, in the 1500 block of Q St. NW, also in DC.

"We will really understand when we understand light"
Dr. Harvey Picker, physicist (1974)
Siegfried Halus, photographer (1971)

Thursday, December 11, 2008