Jewish School Registration

The Loudoun Jewish Congregation Religious School is registering students for classes for the 1999-2000 school year.

Now in its third year, the LJC Religious School offers classes for students in kindergarten through seventh grade. Students in kindergarten through second grade attend classes weekly; students in grades 3 through 7 attend twice a week. Bar and bat mitzvah training will be offered for students in the seventh grade.

The LJC Religious School offers a blend of traditional and modern approaches to Jewish education.

Students learn Hebrew language and prayer, study Jewish history, celebrate Jewish holidays and read Jewish folktales and literature. Art, music, drama and field trips play an important role in the curriculum.

Loudoun Jewish Congregation, which is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, welcomes new members. It provides religious services, education for children and adults, programs for interfaith families and social events.

To register for classes or for information about the Religious School and its programs, call Michele Zuckerman, Religious School director, at 703-858-5292.

For general information, call the Loudoun Jewish Congregation hot line at 703-858-5292; write to LJC at P.O. Box 4518, Leesburg, Va. 20177-4518; or visit LJC's new Web site, www.ljc.org.

'Godspell' Performance

The Riverside Summer Concert Series concludes its 1999 season with performances of the musical production "Godspell (The Gospel According to Matthew)" at 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on church property at Cascades Parkway and Middlefield Drive.

After its successful presentation in 1998, this production stars a new cast and has been updated for '99. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, family and friends and enjoy pre-performance desserts. This event is free and open to the public.

The Riverside Wind Symphony, Riverside Brass Ensemble, River's Edge Band and Riverside Players are all music ministries of Riverside Presbyterian Church in Sterling.

These groups, directed by conductor Mark Norman, formerly of the United States Navy Band and founder of the Loudoun Concert Band, perform regularly in the Northern Virginia/eastern Loudoun area and at local charitable events.

Riverside Presbyterian Church offices are at 21010 Southbank St., Suite 510, Sterling. For more information, call 703-444-3528 or visit Riverside Presbyterian Church on the Internet at www.riversidechurch.com.

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