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Thu
Aug
  21
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
  21
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
  21
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda MD 20817-1638
We’re reading the non-fiction work "When General Grant Expelled the Jews" by Jonathan D. Sarna from the Nextbook Press: Jewish Encounter series / Shocken. Nextbook describes the book as follows: “On December 17, 1862, as the Civil War entered its second winter, General Ulysses S. Grant issued a sweeping order, General Orders #11, expelling “Jews as a class” from his war zone. It remains the most notorious anti-Jewish official order in American history. The order came back to haunt Grant in 1...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  
 
 
Thu
Aug
  21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
4000 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly VA 20151-2628
All Moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and children who love books are welcome to join us for stories and fun that relate to Jewish culture, traditions and holidays. Enjoy movement and crafts along with stories. Age 2.5-5 with caregiver. Siblings welcome. Contact Jennifer.DeAngelis@jccnv.org of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia for more information.
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library co-sponsored
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Fri
Aug
  22
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
 
 
Sat
Aug
  23
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
American Jewish Committee
2501 11th St. NW, Washington DC 20007
Roll up your sleeves and help the DC community! Join ACCESS DC and Thursday Network to beautify DC community schools! RSVP by Thursday August 21, 2014 at the link above.
Listed In:  Families, DC, Children/Teens/Family, Volunteer
Event Cost:  Free; N/A
 
 
Sat
Aug
  23
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield VA 22152
Please join us on the 4th Saturday of each month at 10 am for Tot Shabbat. Bring family and friends for worship, song, movement, teaching moments, and "Ruach," aimed at sparking the joy of Shabbat in our next generation. Our lay leaders begin each Saturday morning service with warm-up songs to "get us in the mood" of Shabbat. We then proceed through a child-focused version of the familiar liturgy, including an opportunity for personal prayer. There is a Torah Parade for all to join, which lead...
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library co-sponsored
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Sun
Aug
  24
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
The Red Stone
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Secondary Infertility This peer led groups aim to serve women who are experiencing secondary infertility, in a safe, secure and informal environment. The groups 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. Each groups meets once a month for 60-75 minutes. Please email amy@theredstone.org. There is no fee to att...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Women & Girls, Maryland, Counseling/Support
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Sun
Aug
  24
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Beth Sholom Temple
805 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg VA 22406
Beth Sholom Temple invites you to their Open House and Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 24th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Come meet our new Rabbi, Rabbi Jeremy Weisblatt! Join us for a tour of our building and to learn more about temple membership. High Holiday ticket information will be available as well. We're certain you'll discover what's so special about Beth Sholom Temple! An active, warm, and diverse congregation Weekly services and Torah Study Religious & Hebrew School Active vibrant S...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Northern Virginia, Reform, Fair/Expo, Social Events
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Sun
Aug
  24
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Beth El Hebrew Congregation
3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22304
Free Sunday brunch for prospective members and their families! Beth El Hebrew Congregation Plenty of Parking! Crafts for Kids! Meet the clergy, religious school and pre school directors and learn about this Reform Jewish Congregation. RSVP to Ruth: rmfolk@mac.com or call 703-750-1729 or call the Beth El office: 703-370-9400 Everyone is welcome! www.bethelhebrew.org
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, Seniors, Singles, Northern Virginia, Reform, Social Events
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Sun
Aug
  24
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Washington DC Jewish Community Center (GLOE - Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement)
10 I Street SW, Washington DC 20024
9th Annual, End-of-Summer GLOE Pool Party Beat the DC summer heat with GLOE at this friendly summer social, at an all new location - the gorgeous Capitol Skyline Pool, voted DC's #1 pool for 5 years in a row! Take a dip in the pool, enjoy great refreshments, and have fun chatting with new and old friends. Your ticket includes: - Entry to the event, and the beautiful Skyline pool, with areas to lounge, enjoy music from the DJ, and schmooze. - Access to our private noshes! (Yes, we'll have pl...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), GLBT, Interfaith, DC, Non-denominational, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15 advance / $20 door
 
 
Tue
Aug
  26
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency)
6123 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Co-sponsored by the Gaithersburg Task Force on Hoarding. Families and significant others meet in a friendly, confidential environment facilitated by a JSSA clinical social worker with experience in the areas of hoarding and working with family caregivers. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call: 301-816-2665
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, Seniors, Singles, Maryland, Counseling/Support
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15 per session
 
 
Tue
Aug
  26
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Washington DC Jewish Community Center (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20036
A Palestinian in Ramallah, Mosab Hassan Yousef grows up angry and ready to fight Israel. Arrested for smuggling guns at the age of 17, he’s interrogated by the Shin Bet, Israel’s security service, and sent to prison. But shocked by Hamas’s ruthless tactics in the prison and the organization’s escalating campaign of suicide bombings outside, Mosab agrees to spy for Israel. For him, there is no greater shame. For his Shin Bet handler, Gonen, there is no greater prize: “operating” the oldest son of...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $11
 
 
Wed
Aug
  27
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 Group 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesday of the month sponsored by JCCGW at Har Tzeon Agudath Achim. Start with 11:00 am exercise program. Kosher hot lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm followed by an afternoon program from 1 pm to 2 pm including games, brain teasers and more! Reservations required by noon the Monday before the event. All food is prepared at the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy. Programming is free but a $5.00 contribution is requested for the lunch. Call Beryl at 301-649-3800 f...
Listed In:  Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Fitness & Wellness, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 donation suggested
 
 
Wed
Aug
  27
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS Alumni Department)
11710 Hunters Lane, Rockville MD 20852
Please Contact David Stein for RSVP and more information: dstein@cesjds.org / 301.692.4876
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Wed
Aug
  27
7:45 PM - 9:45 PM
 
Shaare Tefila Congregation
16620 Georgia Avenue, Olney MD 20832-2418
Three local Olney and Rockville Jewish congregations (Shaare Tefila, Tikvat Israel Congregation, and B’nai Shalom of Olney) have banded together to present a stimulating, thoughtful and timely program: “Current Events And How To Advocate For Israel.” The program is intended to provide attendees with the latest news and ideas on how the community can stand up and advocate for Israel. Such information can help overcome the ongoing propaganda war apparently being waged against Israel in the media, ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, Advocacy, Israel, Politics
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Wed
Aug
  27
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
And No Birds Sang by Farley Mowat is his gripping eyewitness account of a young man in combat in Italy during World War II. Meeting is in the BJC Library. Drop-ins and new members are welcome.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  
 
 
Aug 28 - Oct 5
Multiple times available
 
Washington DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Yentl August 28 – October 5, 2014 Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Yentl the Yeshiva Boy” Adapted for the stage by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer With new music and lyrics composed by Jill Sobule, additional music by Robin Eaton Directed by Theater J Associate Artistic Director Shirley Serotsky Featuring Shayna Blass, Aaron Bliden, Joe Brack, Michael Kevin Darnall, Judith Ingber, Brandon McCoy, Amy McWilliams, Sasha Olinick, Shane O'Loughlin, Shanta Parasuraman, Jesse Ter...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  
 
 
Thu
Aug
  28
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
 
 
Aug 28 - Apr 21
Multiple times available
 
Beth Sholom Temple
805 Lyons Blvd., Fredericksburg VA 22406
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Beth Sholom Temple in Fredericksburg, VA is pleased to announce a 16 week course "Introduction to Judaism" Beginning Class: Thursday, August 28th at 7 pm (with additional dates- 2 meetings per month from Sept. through April) This is not your "average" Introduction to Judaism Course... This course is open to anyone- no matter your background, level of knowledge, or if you are seriously co...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Northern Virginia, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Members & Non-member fees
 
 
Fri
Aug
  29
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
Shabbat service for kids!
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Non-denominational, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  
 
 
Fri
Aug
  29
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Following in the footsteps of the great Hassidic dynasties, we'll enjoy an evening of Torah discussion, and spirited prayer. Join us as we learn together with our rabbi, schmooze over wine, and pastries, and end with a spirited Kabbalat Shabbat. Submit your question to Rabbi Suson on any Jewish related subject and it will be considered for discussion (http://htaa.shulcloud.com/event/friday-night-tish.html). FREE & open to the community. Call 301-649-3800 to RSVP or for more information go t...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; free
 
 
Mon
Sep
  1
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Shoresh Hebrew High School
Off Site, Silver Spring  MD 20910
Please join the Shoresh Community For a welcome back barbecue! Students and their families, faculty, and directors are all invited. Dietary laws observed... and vegetarian options provided. RSVP by Wednesday, August 27 shoreshhebrewhigh@gmail.com or call at: 301-828-1912
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Social Events
Event Cost:  
 
 
Tue
Sep
  2
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Ohr Kodesh Congregation (Ohr Kodesh Congregation Early Childhood Center)
8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase MD 20815-3897
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
L'Dor VaDor - A Grandparent-Toddler* Class Ohr Kodesh Early Childhood Center Tuesdays, Sept. 2 - Oct. 21 (8 weeks) 9:30 – 11:00 am *for children ages 15 -24 Months Bond with your grandchild in a nurturing and hands-on environment and connect with other grandparents. Facilitated by Leslie Slan, MEd, OKECC Pedagogical Coordinator; former parent-ed specialist and Jewish preschool director ...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  more than $50; $175 members; $230 non-members
 
 
Tue
Sep
  2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency)
200 Wood Hill Rd., Rockville MD 20850
This six session group for 3rd to 5th grade girls encourages positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Workshops will examine how to develop self-esteem and peer relationship skills. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, please call: 301-610-8328
Listed In:  Families, Women & Girls, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family
Event Cost:  more than $50; $210 for the series
 
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