ARIEL – American Russian Institute for Enrichment of Life

Ariel is the Jewish community center and synagogue of the Russian-speaking community of Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia. Based at the Lubavitch Center – 6701 Pimlico Rd., ARIEL includes a synagogue, an educational program for adults, holiday programs, a Hebrew school for children, cultural and family events, and free community-wide publications. Rabbi Velvel Belinsky conducts High Holiday services in Russian and English at the Cheder Chabad, 5713 Park Heights Ave. for a nominal fee; however, no one is turned away.