Rabbi Holzman of Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation to present "Israel in Transition" at Ashby Ponds

WHAT: Rabbi Michael Holzman of the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation located in Reston, Virginia will be visiting the Ashby Ponds retirement community and will present "Israel in Transition" to the residents of the community. From the NVHC's website: "Rabbi Michael Garret Holzman began his tenure as NVHC's fourth Rabbi in July 2010.  An inspirational and compassionate spiritual leader, Rabbi Holzman has a strong commitment to lifelong Jewish education, youth programming and social action and is known for his highly innovative, energetic and successful approaches to making Judaism accessible and exciting to all.  Holzman served from 2004 to 2010 as Associate Rabbi of Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Prior to that, he served for one year as the Rabbi of B'nei Israel Congregation in San Jose, Costa Rica.  Rabbi Holzman was ordained in 2003 by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and Jerusalem and is a 1995 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.  Before rabbinic school, he worked for three years as a paralegal specialist with the Environmental Crimes Section of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC.  Rabbi Holzman and his wife, Nicole Saffell Holzman, reside in Reston with their two children." WHEN: Wednesday, January 18, 10:30 am WHERE: Ashby Ponds retirement community Cardinal Clubhouse Living Room 21170 Ashby Ponds Boulevard Ashburn, Virginia 20147 CONTACT:  Please contact Jessica McKay at 703-923-4690 or jessica.mckay@erickson.com should you wish to report on/take photos at the event. This event is open only to Ashby Ponds residents and media. ABOUT ASHBY PONDS:  Ashby Ponds, one of 16 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living, is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.).  The community is home to over 600 residents aged 62+ and is filled with fascinating people and fantastic opportunities.  Life at Ashby Ponds offers a true sense of community and is an exciting alternative to the typical retirement community.  More information about Ashby Ponds can be found at:www.ericksonliving.com.