June 24, 2018
4-6 PM

Saint Luke Catholic Church
7001 Georgetown Pike
McLean, Virginia 22101

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Honoring

Dr. Maqsood Chaudhry

Dr. Maqsood Chaudhry earned a degree in Dental Surgery from West Virginia University’s School of Dentistry in 1991, followed by a one-year General Practice Residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs in West Virginia. He completed a one-year comprehensive training in all phases of Dental Implantology with the Howard University Dental Implant Seminars in 2000 and has been a certified member of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the American College of Oral Implantology since 2001.

From its humble beginnings at the Grove Dental Clinic, Bailey’s Crossroad, Virginia, Dr. Chaudhry has expanded his practice by opening several offices in the Northern Virginia region — Alexandria, Falls Church, Herndon, Tyson, Springfield and Sterling; and he is a recipient of many awards and recognitions in the field of dentistry.

Dr. Chaudhry has also contributed voluntary professional services to the Give Kids A Smile program, which provides free dental care for underprivileged children; served at the Northern Virginia Dental Society’s free Clinics, and at Adams Compassionate Healthcare Network, which is a volunteer based nonprofit organization committed to providing patient centered healthcare to uninsured, low-income individuals. He is also a community activist, supporting many local and national charities along with serving on the board of a non-profit free health clinic in Virginia. He supports the community service projects of Temple Rodef Shalom, Muslims Against Hunger project, the Mclean Islamic Center, Stop-Hunger Now, and many other community service projects of his Rotary Club.

Doctor Chaudhry is proud of his contributions and participation in many Inter-faith activities. As a Trustee and President of McLean Islamic Center, he has hosted and arranged numerous Muslim and Jewish leaders’ interfaith activities under the umbrella of the Jewish-Islamic Dialogue Society and other similar inter-faith groups. He continues to strive for building bridges between followers of different religions around the globe.

Rabbi Jeffrey Saxe

Rabbi Jeffrey Saxe was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York with a Wexner Graduate Fellowship, he joined the clergy team at Temple Rodef Shalom (TRS) in 2007. In addition to his other rabbinical roles, Rabbi Saxe is deeply involved in social justice work that seeks to pursue Jewish values in our efforts at Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. An important part of Rabbi Saxe’s social justice work is centered on building interfaith relationships and acting together with others on local and wider issues. He is active in the Greater Washington Muslim Jewish Forum and was instrumental in building an important partnership between TRS and the McLean Islamic Center which has included mutual support, dialog and joint community service. Rabbi Saxe has served on the Strategy Team for VOICE, an interfaith social justice group in Northern Virginia. He currently leads the advocacy task force of the Reform Movement’s North American Immigration Justice Committee, and he has served on national committees for the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR).

Rabbi Saxe is also passionate about bringing Jewish teachings into our everyday lives. He has brought to TRS the introspective practice of Mussar, in which small groups study Jewish texts with the purpose of cultivating positive character traits such as humility, patience and gratitude. Also an ordained cantor, he plays guitar and writes musical settings of prayers in the Jewish service. He lives in Falls Church with his wife Jaimee and children Shoshana, Aaron and Jonah.

Aman Shergill

Aman has been volunteering in the nonprofit sector for many years and in many places. She has boundless energy and devotion to social causes with a key focus on children. Aman is a natural bridge builder and she strongly feels that only together can we make a positive difference for our children. She was born and raised in the United Kingdom but has lived with her husband and two sons in Paris and Melbourne. Prior to starting her family, she worked for a national bank in the heart of London. One constant has been Aman’s highly active participation in local socially conscious volunteer work, including activities as diverse as bringing ethnic foods to new and curious palettes to help foster cultural awareness, supporting disadvantaged indigenous youth through sport, bringing communities together to address child hunger in schools as well as raising significant funds for various school educational foundations to support educational excellence and inclusion across schools and local communities.

Through Aman’s active leadership, Princeton Public Schools made history by donating the most food and cash as part of the Students Change Hunger Campaign. This achievement was recognized and awarded the Governor’s Cup. Aman is currently Chair of the Winston Churchill High School Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization working with the public schools in Potomac to support educational excellence. She has also supported a newly established non-profit in Montgomery County, Communities United Against Hate, as well as supporting a local youth run non-profit called Sikh Kid to Kid, building social and religious tolerance through education. She is also an active member of her local Sikh Spiritual Center (Gurdwara) and community. Together with her husband, Aman is raising her high school and college age sons and hopes that by her own active example has instilled the same values of selfless service, community activism and love of diversity in them.