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The Greater Washington DC Jewish community strives to be an inclusive community. If you need special accommodations in order to participate in any program, please contact the host organization.
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Wed
Mar
  29
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue (Ohev Sholom-The National Synagogue)
11825 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD, Potomac MD 20854
Many of us have personal experience with infertility or pregnancy loss, or know someone who does. Please join us for a panel discussion that will address the medical, emotional, and spiritual challenges facing couples and individuals in the Jewish community who are struggling to have children. A resource fair will follow, offering further information provided by event sponsors and partners as well as a pluralistic resource table staffed by local rabbis.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Women & Girls, Maryland, Non-denominational, Counseling/Support, Fitness & Wellness, History/Education
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5
 
 
Wed
Mar
  29
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
HIAS (HIAS Washington, DC)
2850 Quebec Street, NW, Washington DC 20008
Come sound a rallying cry to the leadership of our country to continue welcoming those seeking refuge. As tens of thousands of victims of violence and persecution are turned away from safety in the United States, we know that our community cannot stand idly by. Join refugee speakers, policy experts, elected officials, and faith leaders to be part of a powerful Jewish voice in support of today’s refugees. Convened by HIAS -- the world’s oldest, and only Jewish, refugee organization -- along wit...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Adult Education, Advocacy, Politics
Event Cost:  
 
 
Wed
Mar
  29
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington
4450 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 20016
Activist, author of The Hands of Peace, and Holocaust survivor Marione Ingram will speak in conversation with Dr. Lauren B. Strauss, Scholar in Residence at American University and Executive Director of the Foundation for Jewish Studies. Ms. Ingram will discuss her role in the Civil Rights movement and how her early experiences shaped her later life. Book signing to follow program. Light refreshments provided.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Adult Education, Advocacy, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Politics
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Thu
Mar
  30
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Adult Education)
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Breishit II–The Story of the First Jewish Family 10 Thursdays, February 2–April 6 9:30–11:00 a.m. Registration: $195 with print reader (includes a $100 subsidy) This class meets at B’nai Israel Congregation. Follow the development of the first Jewish family from “The Birth of Two Nations” and “Stolen Blessings” to “Reunion in Egypt” and “Blessing the Grandchildren.” These stories offer ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $195 with print reader (includes a $100 subsidy)
 
 
Thu
Mar
  30
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
5100 Meadowside Lane, Derwood  MD 20855
Admission is Free! Register below: http://www.benderjccgw.org/event/fun-in-the-forest-tzaar-baalei-chayim/ Let’s meet at the Curiosity Corner inside the Meadowside Nature Center for a fun-filled morning celebrating the Jewish value – Tza’ar Ba’alei Chayim – kindness to animals. Enjoy crafts, PJ Library® story time, songs, and exploration around the center. At the center you can listen to songbirds sing overhead, crawl through a cave, feel the fur of woodland animals and enjoy the fragrances o...
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, History/Education, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Thu
Mar
  30
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
With more than 65 million refugees and displaced people worldwide, the global refugee crisis is worse than any time in history as victims of persecution and violence around the world flee home in search of safety. Come learn more about this staggering crisis and how the United States is responding. We will also explore the stories of today’s refugees and find ways to weave their stories into our upcoming Passover celebrations, the Jewish people’s retelling of our own journey from oppression to f...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Adult Education, Advocacy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10
 
 
Thu
Mar
  30
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
Passover Workshop How to Make Passover Seders Meaningful and Fun Is it your turn to host the family Seder? Are you determined to make this year’s Seder meaningful and fun for everyone? Then you don’t want to miss this workshop as Rabbi Schnitzer walks us through the highlights of the Haggadah as he offers tips, songs and stories to enhance the Seder experience. Open to all BJC members and non-members. There is no cost, but RSVP to reserve your spot.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  
 
 
Fri
Mar
  31
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Life and Learning)
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
Learn how to utilize the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s New Disability Inclusion Planning Tool Workshop to raise consciousness, spark conversation and advance inclusion of individuals with disabilities. *The same workshop will be provided both days; feel free to join us either time.* Refreshments and snacks will be provided for guests. Kosher laws observed.
Listed In:  Special Needs, Maryland, Adult Education, Advocacy
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Fri
Mar
  31
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Children are always welcome at all of our services, but the first Friday night of each month is especially designed for families. Tot Shabbat introduces Judaism to children not yet old enough to read. Our Family Services last about one hour, followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat, and feature a different religious school grade as well as our fabulous TSY Choir. Our monthly birthday blessing occurs as part of the service, and camp-style music, led by Cantor Lisa on guitar, engages and uplifts the con...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Reform, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Fri
Mar
  31
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
 
Temple B'nai Shalom
7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
Please join us for a very special Tot Shabbat, featuring Jewish rocker Rick Recht! Tot Shabbat is for babies through second graders and their parents. This wonderful service includes lots of music, child-friendly prayers, and stories and activities. It lasts about a half hour and is followed by a special kid-friendly oneg.
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Fri
Mar
  31
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
Welcome Shabbat in the company of family and friends and surrounded by Mother Nature, a guitar-toting Rabbi Sunny Sxhnitzer and a heavenly vocal ensemble. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be indoors.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  
 
 
Fri
Mar
  31
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EntryPointDC)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Interested in joining a community for Shabbat but don't have a place to go? Members of the EntryPointDC community are organized into groups of 14-25 people who host monthly potluck-style Shabbat dinners in their homes or at local restaurants. This program is open to singles and couples and you can sign up to be part of an interest Shabbat Cluster (i.e. 30 somethings, outdoor enthusiasts, cultural art lovers, foodies, etc.) or a general Shabbat Cluster. NEW THIS SEASON: Themed Shabbat dinners, la...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, Singles, DC, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sat
Apr
  1
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
Annual American Red Cross Blood Drive . To make an appointment to donate, sign up at www.redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: "Bethesda Jewish Congregation"). Donating this much needed resource takes about one hour.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Volunteer
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sat
Apr
  1
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Join us for a fun Shabbat morning experience for families with young children.
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sat
Apr
  1
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
B'nai Shalom of Olney
18401 Burtfield Drive, Olney MD 20832
Geared for families with pre-school age children. This monthly Shabbat morning service begins at 11:00 am (runs approximately 40 minutes) and combines song, prayer, and bible stories.
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Sat
Apr
  1
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
A fun exploration of Passover and its traditions for families with young children. Please arrive promptly at 10:30 AM so as not to miss Moses' appearance!
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
Apr
  2
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jconnect)
6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda MD 20852
Join the Greater Washington community, along with 930,000 volunteers from around the world, in a day of service on April 2, 2017. Projects for all ages are available in DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Volunteer
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
Apr
  2
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom (Sisterhood Treasures Judaica Shop)
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
Michael Aram Judaica Trunk Show Michael Aram is an award-winning American-born artist and designer of metalware, home accessories, and fine jewelry. His designs are derived from the beauty of nature, and are executed in ancient techniques of metal-working he learned in India. Come see the entire assortment of Michael Aram Judaica items, including Seder plates and matzah trays, menorahs, mezzuzot, Kiddush cups, challah knives, candleholders, and apple honey pots. We’ll also have some lovely gif...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Arts & Culture, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  Free; Cost of items purchased
 
 
Sun
Apr
  2
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Sulam Inc.
13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville MD 20853
Linda Kahan Memorial Brunch
Listed In:  Maryland
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $36
 
 
Sun
Apr
  2
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Adult Education)
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Registration: No charge for the first session on March 19. Additional sessions are $12 each or $40 for the entire series. Explore one of the most divisive issues affecting theJewish people today. Participants will explore narratives about Israel and unpack complex visions of peace in the Jewish tradition in order to better understand their own attitudes toward the conflict. Though a shared political platform may not be attainable, this course strives to achieve a shared respect for our differen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $40 for the series or $12 each
 
 
Sun
Apr
  2
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
The men and women who refused to allow the crimes of Nazis to go unpunished are the subject of an Amram Scholar Series lecture, presented by journalist Andrew Nagorski and Professor Lawrence Douglas. Mr. Nagorski, the former bureau chief for Newsweek Magazine, will share stories he researched for his latest book, "The Nazi Hunters." He tells of the American prosecutors in the Nuremberg and Dachau trials, the case against Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss, the German judge and prosecutor who forc...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Sun
Apr
  2
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
National Museum of American Jewish Military History
1811 R Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
Frank Lavin, author of Home Front to Battlefront will join us to discuss the World War II experiences of Carl Lavin. Carl Lavin was a high school senior in Canton, Ohio, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. In his freshman year of college, he joined the reserves, a decision that would take him with the US Army from training across the United States and Britain to combat with the 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge. Home Front to Battlefront is the tale of a foot soldier who finds hims...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
Apr
  2
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Shalom
11510 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
Congregation Har Shalom Membership Program presents Seth Kibel, live in concert. 5 piece ensemble - dancing optional but encouraged! Open to the entire community. $20 per person/ $18 Group Tickets (10 or more) Delicious delectables by Estrella Levy will be offered (all laws of Kashrut are followed) tickets at www.harshalom.org/sethkibel
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20/ticket $18/group tickets (10 or more)
 
 
Sun
Apr
  2
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (GLOE - Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement)
1640 Rhode Island Ave, Washington DC 20036
GLOE and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) present the annual National Rainbow Seder, a Passover meal with the national LGBTQ Jewish community and allies. Celebrate stories of liberation through an LGBTQ lens with our own Haggadah, and perform rituals that honor the diversity of our culture.
Listed In:  GLBT, DC, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $24 - 36
 
 
Sun
Apr
  2
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
Washington Hebrew Cantors Mikhail Manevich and Susan Bortnick invite you to join them for an evening celebrating the music of George and Ira Gershwin. The music of George and Ira Gershwin is instantly recognizable. From 1924 until George's death in 1937, they composed more than two dozen scores for theater and film. They elevated musical comedy to an American art form and will forever be linked with the sound and style of the Jazz Age. Tickets are $25 each. Register online at www.whctemple.org...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25
 
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