Fifth year anniversary of the shooting in Oak Creek

He was 12. He had just moved to America. Then his Sikh father was murdered.

Prabhjot’s father always told him that he must go to the temple every week, so here he was this Sunday, just like every Sunday and usually other days of the week, too. Here he was, at the place where he met his friends and ate his favorite Indian foods and paused quietly to pray. Here he was, at the place where his father was killed.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/08/04/his-father-was-murdered-hes-still-grappling-with-what-it-means-to-be-sikh-in-america/?utm_term=.9263fa2b4480#comments

Updates on Khalsa School DC: Please Read (School starts from 17Sep)

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

The Khalsa School at DC will open on 17th September. The school is being expanded & renovated. Work is still in progress. The School School families are requested to bear with us and join us for Gurtagaddi diwas on 3rd Sep and Unity Walk on the 10th Sep.

Meanwhile registration for the school is open in the upcoming weeks for Primary, intermediate, Advance and Adult Classes. The timings for the classes are:

12 to 1:30 PM for Primary Class
12 to 2:00 PM for the Intermediate Class
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM for Advance & Adult Classes

For any questions or concerns contact Harpreet Kaur.
Email: Preeeet4@yahoo.com
Cell443 939 2654

DC Gurmat School: Registration Open (School Starts 03Sep)

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Sikh Gurdwara DC Khalsa School Registration is open. Please refer flyer for more details.

 

DC Gurmat School

Guru Granth Sahib Ji Prakash Utsav on 03Sep: Akhand Paath Seva starts 01Sep

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Please join all of us to celebrate the first prakash purab celebrations of Shri Guru Granth Sahib Ji on Sun, 03-Sep-2016 in DC Gurdwara. Please find schedule mentioned below.

Also, Akhand Paath starts from tomorrow Friday, 01Sep2016. So, please join for paath (prayer) sewa or listening sewa.

 

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Unity Walk in DC 2017 – Sep9 and Sep10

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

Interfaith

 

Did you know?
The sacred scripture of Sikhism is called Guru Granth Sahib in reverence. It’s a large collection of hymns of Gurus and other innumerable Muslim and Hindu saints. This makes it one of the world’s only “interfaith scripture”!
#knowyourneighbor

Interfaith Picnic
at the Washington National Cathedral
Saturday, September 9th 5-8pm
3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Bring your friends and family for an Interfaith picnic on the Cathedral west lawn. The night will end with Havdalah (the Jewish ritual that marks the end of Shabbat).

Interfaith Picnic

People of all faiths and cultures from around the  DC region will walk down “Embassy Row” and visit houses of worship and other religious centers in a public celebration of unity and support for our diverse community. The Unity Walk is open and free to everyone. There is a suggested donation of $25 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, and those of limited income.

Unity Walk is Green!
Don’t forget that bringing your own water bottle and utensils goes a long way in making our region friendly towards the environment.

Unity Walk
Sunday, September 10th 12:30-5 pm

Resource Fair 12:30-1:30 pm
Walk begins 1:30 pm
Starts at
: Washington Hebrew Congregation
Address: 3935 Macomb St NW, Washington, DC 20016

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Akhand Paath From 11Aug & Need Volunteers on Sat for Langar Distribution to Homeless

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Waheguru Ji Kha Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

We have Akhand paath in Gurdwara starting Fri, 11Aug and will complete on Sun, 13Aug. Please join us with family and friends for paath seva.

Also, as you all know that Sikh Gurdwara DC distributes langar to homeless people in every two weeks, we need volunteers this week in Sikh Gurdwara DC on Sat, 12Aug around 11AM to distribute langar to homeless people in DC. So, please let us know if you can help. Please reach out directly to Mr. Sukhpal Singh Dhanoa Ji (804-564-4208) for any queries or confirmation.

SALDEF visiting DC Gurdwara on 06Aug To Remember OakCreek

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!!

SALDEF is visiting Sikh Gurdwara DC on Sunday, 06Aug2017 to remember OakCreek shooting and have some thoughtful speeches and discussion forum for moving towards understanding and acceptance as a nation. Team is planning to discuss this after langar for around 2 hours.

We would appreciate sangat to stay little longer and participate in the same. This would be a good time to meet, listen and discuss thoughts from each other.

SALDEF

Funeral and Ardaas Details Updated: Passing of Bhupinder Pal Singh Chhabra (BP Singh Ji)

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

It is with profound grief that we inform you of the passing of Sardar Bhupinder Pal Singh Chhabra (BP Singh), loving husband of Mrs. Jagjit Kaur Chhabra. Caring father of Ameeta Singh (her husband IM Singh), Aneeta Jauhar (her husband MP Jauhar), and Gurdeep Singh Chhabra. He will always be the role model for his grandchildren, Gurjot Singh, Harsimran Singh, Sanmeet Singh, Surabhi Broca, Manit S Jauhar, Kabir Chhabra and his great grandchildren Armaan and Ayaan.

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Known as “Wadde Daddy” of the extended family, he was the patriarch of our “Kothi Parivaar.” He was a father figure to his younger siblings Daljit S Chhabra, Harbans S Chhabra, Gurnandan Singh, Mohinder S Aneja, Jugesh Kanwal, Darshan Kaur, Surinder Kaur, and Harjit Narula.

He was a blessed Gursikh who breathed his last with his loving family around him on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Funeral Services
Thursday, August 3rd 2017
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Donaldson Funeral Home and Crematory, PA.
1411 Annapolis Road
Odenton, MD 21113

Antim Ardaas
Sunday, August 6th 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (Followed by Guru-da-Langar)
Guru Gobind Singh Foundation
13814 Travilah Road
North Potomac, MD 20878

DC Gurmat Day Camp: Moments

Dear Parents!
 
Waheguru ji ka Khalsa!
Waheguru ji ki Fateh!
 
Tomorrow Friday 21July2017 is the last day of our DC Gurmat Camp. We all are having an awesome learning & bonding time here.
 
We will have a special Diwan from 4 to 6 pm tomorrow. I request family members to join us for the Diwan. It’s an opportunity for the kids to share & present what they have been learning here at the camp. Shabads, speeches, sakhis, their art work & gatka. Certificates & trophies will be given out to all the participants.
 
Hope you all will make time & join your kids in this concluding event.
 
Best regards,
Harpreet Kaur
Khalsa School Teacher

First 4 days are captured here in brief. Checkout facebook page for more details.

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Director Do’s Visit Highlights in Sikh Gurdwara DC

Saadh Sangat Ji,

Sikh Gurdwara DC had a special visit from the DC Mayor’s Office on June 11. It was an honor to have at Sikh Gurdwara DC, Director Do from the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Director Do met with the Sangat and participated in Langar after his brief remarks. Please find below the video of his remarks in which he notes that the mission of the Mayor’s Office focuses on inclusivity and representation of all communities.

Video URL: To listen only speech, please start from timing 02:07:55
https://youtu.be/sJ9d5V7dqjc

 

Director Do Visit