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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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Aug 1 - Aug 10
Multiple times available
 
Greener Travel
1742 Kalorama Rd NW, Washington  DC 20009
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Join an amazing 9 day adventure in Costa Rica this August with other like-minded young Jewish professionals! For more info and a detailed itinerary, please go to visit the August 2014 trip page on our website: http://www.costaribbean.com/august-2014-jewish-yp-costa-rica-trip.html The 8-night Costa Rica Experience for Jewish young professionals offers a diverse adventure that combines the...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Singles, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, History/Education, Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  more than $50; $1875
 
 
Fri
Aug
  1
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Congregation Or Chadash
24800 Kings Valley Road, Damascus MD 20872
Bring your own kosher-style picnic dinner 6:30pm and stay for outdoor Shabbat services at 7:30pm (weather permitting. If not, event will be moved inside)
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sat
Aug
  2
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Torah for Tots B’nai Israel Congregation Saturdays, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. August 2 – Special Theme - Dinosaur Shabbat: Be prepared to put on your dinosaur feet and roar like a T-Rex as we celebrate Shabbat with our super-gigantic friends. Bring your favorite plastic or stuffed T-Rex or Barney! Wear a dinosaur shirt or hat if you have one. August 16 - Special Theme - Beach Shabbat: Wear your favorite shorts and t-shirt or sundress and sun hat. (No bathing suits please.) Bring a beach towel s...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sat
Aug
  2
1:15 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Washington DC Jewish Community Center (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 Q Street Northwest, Washington DC 20036
Your ticket is good for admission into one screening of "Blood Simple" and one screening of "No Country for Old Men". You may choose to attend either a double feature on a single night or two individual screenings. Please note your ticket is only good for screenings July 29-Aug 3. No Country for Old Men Dir. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (122min, USA, 2007) The story begins when Llewelyn Moss (Brolin) finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dolla...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $12
 
 
Sat
Aug
  2
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington DC Jewish Community Center (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 Q Street Northwest, Washington DC 20036
Your ticket is good for admission into one screening of "Blood Simple" and one screening of "No Country for Old Men". You may choose to attend either a double feature on a single night or two individual screenings. Please note your ticket is only good for screenings July 29-Aug 3. No Country for Old Men Dir. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (122min, USA, 2007) The story begins when Llewelyn Moss (Brolin) finds a pickup truck surrounded by a sentry of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dolla...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $12
 
 
Mon
Aug
  4
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 
JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency)
3018 Javier Road, Fairfax VA 22031
Moving Up And Out – for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop for Life Readiness Skills for Ages 19-30 Moving Up and Out is a workshop for men and women ages 19-30 with high functioning autism spectrum disorders who are interested in developing life skills to promote independence. Topics include: organization and time management, budgeting and money management, communication skills, as well as grocery shopping and cooking. A brief assessment is required prior to the first sessi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Singles, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Career/Employment, Counseling/Support
Event Cost:  
 
 
Mon
Aug
  4
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
 
JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency)
200 Wood Hill Rd., Rockville MD 20850
Parents (also open to other family members) share coping strategies and community resources, develop networks and gain support. This is an ongoing group that meets the first Monday of every month. No charge Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call: 301-610-8361
Listed In:  Boomers, Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Counseling/Support
Event Cost:  Free; No Charge
 
 
Mon
Aug
  4
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Red Stone
,   
This peer led groups aim to serve women dealing with infertility, in a safe, secure and informal environment. The group will help women feel less isolated, build their knowledge of how to handle various situations and assist women in dealing with this life crisis of infertility. Additionally, a Jewish perspective on fertility will be discussed. We meet once a month for 60-75 minutes by phone. There is no cost to participate but preregistration is required. You will receive the call in number ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, GLBT, Interfaith, Singles, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Counseling/Support
Event Cost:  
 
 
Tue
Aug
  5
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 
JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency)
200 Wood Hill Rd., Rockville MD 20850
JSSA’s Transitioning Youth Work Adjustment Training (WAT) is a five- week program that supports young adults with special needs transitioning into the workplace. Students learn about the world of work and how to navigate the job search process. A maximum of 8 students allows individualized attention from instructor(s). The curriculum examines key components of a job search. Students will: -Unlock job skills and interests by participating in career exploration exercises -Take a behind-the-scene...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Counseling/Support
Event Cost:  
 
 
Wed
Aug
  6
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 
JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency)
200 Wood Hill Rd., Rockville MD 20850
JSSA’s Transitioning Youth Work Adjustment Training (WAT) is a five- week program that supports young adults with special needs transitioning into the workplace. Students learn about the world of work and how to navigate the job search process. A maximum of 8 students allows individualized attention from instructor(s). The curriculum examines key components of a job search. Students will: -Unlock job skills and interests by participating in career exploration exercises -Take a behind-the-scene...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Counseling/Support
Event Cost:  
 
 
Wed
Aug
  6
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington (JCCGW: Children & Family Programs)
18056 Central Park Circle, Boyds MD 20841
Bring your friends for a fun morning at the Germantown Splash Park. We'll be there with a special art activity, storytelling and lots of splashing around. You're more than welcome to stay all day! Everyone is welcome! This program is co-sponsored by the JCC of Greater Washington, Or Chadash, PJ Library and Temple Beth Ami. This program is designed to be accessible to all children. As with all PJ Library programs, if you or your child needs special accommodations, please contact us so that ...
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, PJ Library co-sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $3.50 per person, 2 years and older
 
 
Wed
Aug
  6
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
PJ Library and our Community Partners are teaming up for a series of summer evening meet-ups. Stop by for a sweet treat on a hot summer night—dessert + story time + crafts. What could be better? All times are 5:30-7:00 pm, unless otherwise specified. Wed, June 18 Baskin-Robbins (10592 Metropolitan Ave, Kensington) Tues, June 24, 6-7:30 pm Pinkberry—Village at Leesburg (1606 Village Market Blvd #100, Leesburg) Wed, July 2, 6-7:30 pm Menchie’s (5550 Norbeck Rd, Rockville) Tue, July 8 Orange ...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, PJ Library co-sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; discounts available
 
 
Thu
Aug
  7
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 
JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency)
200 Wood Hill Rd., Rockville MD 20850
JSSA’s Transitioning Youth Work Adjustment Training (WAT) is a five- week program that supports young adults with special needs transitioning into the workplace. Students learn about the world of work and how to navigate the job search process. A maximum of 8 students allows individualized attention from instructor(s). The curriculum examines key components of a job search. Students will: -Unlock job skills and interests by participating in career exploration exercises -Take a behind-the-scene...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Counseling/Support
Event Cost:  
 
 
Thu
Aug
  7
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Senior Lunch and Learn every Thursday sponsored by JCCGW at Har Tzeon Agudath Achim. Start with 11:00 am exercise program. Kosher lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Afternoon programming includes either a lecture with a guest speaker or program at 1:00 pm or you can attend a Yiddish class with Marcia Gruss Levinsohn held weekly at 1:00 pm. A blood pressure check is held the second Thursday of the month. Reservations required by noon the Tuesday before the event. All food is prepared at the Melvin ...
Listed In:  Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Fitness & Wellness, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 contribution suggested
 
 
Thu
Aug
  7
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
600 I Street, NW, Washington MD 20001
DC Live, A "Special" Evening of Comedy, is a new event collaboration hosted by seven organizations within the Jewish community whose passion is providing a quality of life to individuals with disabilities. All proceeds from the event will benefit: Friendship Circle, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, Jewish Social Service Agency, Matan, RespectAbility, Sulam, and Sunflower Bakery. Reception 6:30pm-7:30pm Comedians take the stage at 7:30pm! Event Highlights: This event is for adults 21 an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Singles, Special Needs, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  
 
 
Thu
Aug
  7
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Food Experience)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Register to prepare food for the homeless. Join JFE and the DC JCC's most successful year-round program! Hunger Action prepares over 6,500 meals a year, at about 35 events annually. Join us as we mix, chop and create food for the homeless shelters in the DC area. It's a great and rewarding experience. People of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to participate. No cooking experience needed. The food prepared though this program is donated to our year-round partner, DC Central Kitchen.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Culinary, Volunteer
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5
 
 
Fri
Aug
  8
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street, NW, Washington DC 20016
WHC’s summertime Friday night service series,“Shabbat Under the Stars,” is back... 6:00 pm outdoor services at Temple & JBSC. Experience a relaxed feel and uplifting music to welcome the Sabbath. All ages welcome. Optional family-style dinner, $30 for a family of four or $12 per person. June 20 @ Temple June 27 @ JBSC July 11 @ Temple July 25 @ JBSC August 8 @ Temple August 22 @ JBSC For further information about Shabbat Under the Stars or the optional dinners that follow, please contact Fajr ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library co-sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free Service, Dinner is $30/fam or $12 per person
 
 
Fri
Aug
  8
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield VA 22152
Lay leaders lead a monthly Erev Shabbat Family Service geared toward families in our congregation and the community with Preschool through elementary school-aged children. The service teaches Jewish traditions, prayers and rituals in a fun, comfortable, and interactive setting, through guitar music, singing, and storytelling. Rabbi Bruce Aft joins us to tell a story and celebrate "Simcha Moments" with our families, and there is a special oneg afterward during which families can mingle. We hope y...
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sat
Aug
  9
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Bet Mishpachah
1701 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20009
Since ancient days, Tu B'Av, which comes in late summer, has been a time of Jewish matchmaking. In Biblical and Talmudic times, young women would dress in white and dance, and eligible bachelors would come and seek a bride. It's time for a contemporary LGBT twist on good old-fashioned match-making! Join us for a night of dancing, drinking, & schmoozing with DC's LGBTQ Jews (and their friends!) This project was made possible by a #MakeitHappen micro grant from the The Jewish Federation of Great...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Singles, DC, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 advance registration; $8 at the door
 
 
Mon
Aug
  11
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
 
JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency)
3018 Javier Road, Fairfax VA 22031
Moving Up And Out – for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders Workshop for Life Readiness Skills for Ages 19-30 Moving Up and Out is a workshop for men and women ages 19-30 with high functioning autism spectrum disorders who are interested in developing life skills to promote independence. Topics include: organization and time management, budgeting and money management, communication skills, as well as grocery shopping and cooking. A brief assessment is required prior to the first sessi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Singles, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Career/Employment, Counseling/Support
Event Cost:  
 
 
Tue
Aug
  12
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
 
JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency)
200 Wood Hill Rd., Rockville MD 20850
JSSA’s Transitioning Youth Work Adjustment Training (WAT) is a five- week program that supports young adults with special needs transitioning into the workplace. Students learn about the world of work and how to navigate the job search process. A maximum of 8 students allows individualized attention from instructor(s). The curriculum examines key components of a job search. Students will: -Unlock job skills and interests by participating in career exploration exercises -Take a behind-the-scene...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Counseling/Support
Event Cost:  
 
 
Tue
Aug
  12
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
PJ Library and our Community Partners are teaming up for a series of summer evening meet-ups. Stop by for a sweet treat on a hot summer night—dessert + story time + crafts. What could be better? All times are 5:30-7:00 pm, unless otherwise specified. Wed, June 18 Baskin-Robbins (10592 Metropolitan Ave, Kensington) Tues, June 24, 6-7:30 pm Pinkberry—Village at Leesburg (1606 Village Market Blvd #100, Leesburg) Wed, July 2, 6-7:30 pm Menchie’s (5550 Norbeck Rd, Rockville) Tue, July 8 Orange ...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, PJ Library co-sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; discounts available
 
 
Tue
Aug
  12
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Congregation Har Shalom
11510 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
Come to Har Shalom for an evening of family fun! Dress in your PJ's for a bed time story & a craft. End the evening with a kosher snack of milk & cookies. Three are planned for the summer. Come to come or come to them all! Recommended for children up to 2nd grade. Congregation Har Shalom & PJ Library are co-sponsors.
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Parenting, PJ Library co-sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  
 
 
Tue
Aug
  12
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Washington DC Jewish Community Center (Washington DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Q Street Northwest, Washington DC 20036
Kazablan Dir. Menahem Golan (95min, Israel, 1973) In Hebrew with English Subtitles Narrative Celebrate the Israeli day of Love, Tu B’Av, with a glass of wine and a romantic comedy! This Israeli West Side Story unfolds when Kazablan, a dark Sephardic Jew, takes time out from hassling the poverty-stricken tenants of the Jaffa ghetto to court the fair-skinned Rachel, an Ashkenazi Jew. As their cultures clash, Kazablan’s passion gives way to pride when Rachel’s father reveals his prejudice a...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $12
 
 
Tue
Aug
  12
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
The Red Stone
,   
Third Party Reproduction (for women considering of using donor egg/sperm or a surrogate) This peer led group aims to serve women, in a safe, secure and informal environment. The group will help women feel less isolated, build their knowledge of how to handle various situations and assist women in dealing with this life crisis of infertility. Additionally, a Jewish perspective on fertility will be discussed. This groups meets once a month for 60-75 minutes. There is no cost to participate bu...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, GLBT, Interfaith, Women & Girls, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Counseling/Support
Event Cost:  
 
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