The party we missed, and the old synagogue Obama visited


*We didn’t make it out to the Impact Film Fund/Jewish Coalition on Education and Research party at Fur nightclub on Sunday night because we attended Shmuel Herfeld’s National Jewish Inaugural Ball Sunday — and because we only heard about it a couple hours before it started and we weren’t sure we could get in with just a press pass and no ticket. (We’re not exactly Page Six…)

But the star of JCER’s Great Schlep video, Sarah Silverman, was there, we’re told, and spoke for a couple minutes — contributing a little of the off-color humor she’s famous for.

The biggest hit, however, was the performance by the "DMC" half of legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC, Darryl McDaniels. Also performing at the bash, before a throng of a couple thousand, were Nelly and Ludacris. Here’s a little more on the guest list at the event.

Meanwhile, those famous Jewish hip-hoppers, the Beastie Boys, played the Rock the Vote show Monday night at D.C.’s 9:30 Club.

*When Barack Obama attended the 19th Street Baptist Church Sunday morning for his first Sunday church service as a permanent D.C. resident, he was also visiting the former home of a D.C-area synagogue. In the mid-1970s, the church moved to the former home of 83-year-old B’nai Israel Congregation, a Conservative shul which now makes its home in Rockville but spent 25 years at the 16th Street building.

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