Seniors

Explore the calendar listings below for social and cultural events, volunteer opportunities, holiday gatherings and more programs geared towards seniors in the Greater Washington community. Search the full calendar by clicking on “View All Events” below, then sort by your interests.

For assistance or more information, please contact Jconnect at jconnect@shalomdc.org or through the contact us page.

Some websites of interest to seniors and their families:

Aging at Home: Common Problems and Solutions

How Seniors are Designing Social Support Networks

The Ultimate Guide to Home Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities

Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors

Recognizing and Treating Depression: A Guide for the Elderly & Their Caregivers

Rehab and Medicare: The Ultimate Guide to Addiction Treatment for Seniors

Upcoming Events

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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
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
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:  
 
 
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
9:45 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
5:30 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
 
 
Sun
Apr
  2
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah
11825 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac MD 20854
7th Annual Barbecue, Scotch & Passover Learning with Rabbi Antine
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
Apr
  2
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (JCCGW: Gildenhorn/Speisman Center for the Arts)
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Polinger Artists of Excellence Concert Series “pearly touch and sparkling runs” (New York Times) “a powerhouse of American chamber music” (Washington Post) Alon Goldstein’s artistic vision and innovative programming have made him a favorite with audiences and critics alike. The venerable Fine Arts Quartet ranks among the most distinguished and authoritative ensembles of our time, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive recording legacy. This program features rarely he...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; Regular - $40, Senior (62+) - $35, Under 40 - $30
 
 
Mon
Apr
  3
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
Jewish Council for the Aging ® (JCA) (Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA))
5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda MD 20852
The 50+ Employment Expo is a service of the Jewish Council for the Aging. Senior 50+ retool, recharge, reinvent yourself to reenter the job market. The Expo will include; employers, community resources, seminars, keynote speaker (TBA), job clubs, resume reviewing room, technology center. It is free to all jobseekers and vendors. Pre-registration for vendors is required. Jobseekers register on site. Easy access via Metro Redline to White Flint Metro Station, Free Parking. For additional inf...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Fair/Expo
Event Cost:  
 
 
Mon
Apr
  3
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Adult Education)
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join an eager group of B'nai Israel congregants and others who assemble monthly to participate with Rabbi Schnitzer in an examination of the text of the Torah. This year, we will be continuing our exploration of the Book of Deuteronomy—Moses’s final teachings to the Israelites.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  Free; Free of charge
 
 
Mon
Apr
  3
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
Since antiquity, Jews have been known as the “people of the book.” In this course, we will explore how and why this association emerged. Further, we will try to understand how certain key books—both their form and content—have shaped Jewish culture. Indeed, many central events of Jewish history have revolved around the production, dissemination, and interpretation of the written word: the Hadrianic persecutions, the emergence of Christianity, the Maimonidean controversy, the birth of printing, t...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  
 
 
Mon
Apr
  3
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Aaron David Miller, one of America's leading Middle East analysts and negotiators for the past 20 years, will speak on “The State of the U.S.-Israel Relationship in 2017.” Miller currently is vice president for new initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson International Center. Aaron Daivd Miller is the first guest in the new Israel Distinguished Speakers Series sponsored by Beth El's Am Yisrael Chai Committee. This program is open to the public and free.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, Advocacy, Committee Meetings, History/Education, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Tue
Apr
  4
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Food 4 Thought: A Cantor of Many Hats If you don’t see Cantor Shochet on the bimah, you may see him riding in a police car in the McLean area, working side by side with Fairfax County Police Officers. At our April 4 Food for Thought program, come hear about the different hats that Cantor Shochet wears. As a former police officer, Cantor Shochet serves as the Chaplain for the Fairfax County Police, the CIA and runs a community chaplain program for the county. He teaches about spirituality in la...
Listed In:  Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, History/Education
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Wed
Apr
  5
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
New Israel Fund
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda,  MD 20817
The last few years have awakened the world to the tragic reality of displacement and exile. Stories and pictures across social media have put faces on the millions of people who have fled their homes or been forcibly moved. The Jewish people are all too familiar with these stories. From crossing deserts in search of a home to fleeing genocide, we have relived the experience of exodus time and again. How do we translate our Jewish values and traditions to actions in the current reality? How can ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  
 
 
Wed
Apr
  5
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Beth El Hebrew Congregation
3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22304
Whether you enjoyed last year’s talk on Ancient Jewish Coinage or missed it, you will want to attend this year’s presentation. We will discuss Judaism, art, history, religion, war, rebellion, and Israel. We will view actual ancient coins, including some recently added to the collection of Art Gershman, who will lead the program.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  
 
 
Wed
Apr
  5
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Coming of age may not be easy—but it sure can be hilarious. Eugene Morris Jerome is 15, lives in 1930’s Brooklyn and thinks of little else but playing for the Yankees… and girls. Eugene’s witty commentary about his life, his overworked father, his overbearing mother, his overconfident brother and his overly gorgeous cousin, makes this tender journey through young adulthood both poignant and joyful.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47
 
 
Thu
Apr
  6
9:30 AM - 11:29 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
Apr
  6
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Coming of age may not be easy—but it sure can be hilarious. Eugene Morris Jerome is 15, lives in 1930’s Brooklyn and thinks of little else but playing for the Yankees… and girls. Eugene’s witty commentary about his life, his overworked father, his overbearing mother, his overconfident brother and his overly gorgeous cousin, makes this tender journey through young adulthood both poignant and joyful.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47
 
 
Fri
Apr
  7
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Coming of age may not be easy—but it sure can be hilarious. Eugene Morris Jerome is 15, lives in 1930’s Brooklyn and thinks of little else but playing for the Yankees… and girls. Eugene’s witty commentary about his life, his overworked father, his overbearing mother, his overconfident brother and his overly gorgeous cousin, makes this tender journey through young adulthood both poignant and joyful.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47
 
 
Sat
Apr
  8
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Facilitator: JoHanna Potts Explore concepts in modern American Jewish life through relevant texts - both Jewish and others - to make your connection to these "big ideas" personally meaningful. This year-long class will meet the second Saturday of the month to discuss a different topic in every session. In partnership with Bet Mishpachah.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15-40
 
 
Sat
Apr
  8
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
Coming of age may not be easy—but it sure can be hilarious. Eugene Morris Jerome is 15, lives in 1930’s Brooklyn and thinks of little else but playing for the Yankees… and girls. Eugene’s witty commentary about his life, his overworked father, his overbearing mother, his overconfident brother and his overly gorgeous cousin, makes this tender journey through young adulthood both poignant and joyful.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $47
 
 
Sun
Apr
  9
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Machar - The Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism
9601 Cedar Lane , Bethesda MD 20814
Join us for Machar's annual community potluck Seder Highlights include Machar’s Humanist Haggadah, sharing the Passover story, asking the “four questions”, and the famous hunt for the Afikomen. You can expect fantastic food and good company. Nonmembers and prospective members are welcome. Space is limited. Don't miss out. $20 member adults; $28 nonmember adults; $8 children 5-13 (under 5 free) Prices help to cover rental and supply costs. Registration deadline: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 (or...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Maryland, Humanist, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; Children 5-13 $8 / Adults $28
 
 
Tue
Apr
  11
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Passover Second Night Seder Please join us for a lively and captivating family-friendly second night Seder. We’ll retell the miracle of our liberation from Egypt through story, song and dance while exploring the meaning of the Exodus story in our own time. Cost: $55 for Temple Rodef Shalom member adults/$60 late; $65 for non-member adults/$70 late; $30 for children 6-12/$35 late; $8 for children 5 and under/$12 late Chicken, Beef Brisket and Vegetarian options will be available on the buffet...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, Seniors, Singles, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; Varied - see event description
 
 
Tue
Apr
  11
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Congregation Or Chadash
24800 Kings Valley Road, Damascus MD 20872
Congregation Or Chadash Passover Seder. All are welcome to join us! The Seder will be conducted by Rabbi Alison Kobey, and we will serve a 4-course kosher-style meal. For more information: (301) 482-1025, http://www.cong-orchadashmd.org/, orchadashadmin@gmail.com
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  
 
 
Tue
Apr
  11
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Jewish Food Experience)
1423 P St NW, Washington DC 20015
Logan Tavern presents a 2nd-Night Passover Dinner at which you can create your own seder experience. Logan Tavern will be preparing a gourmet 3-course dinner and providing seder plates with all the fixings. Please bring your own haggadah (if you’d like), as each table leads its own seder. The restaurant is pleased to accept reservations for parties of 4 or more. Smaller parties and individuals are welcome to join a large community table and meet new friends. Choose a seating at either 6 pm or 8...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, DC, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $45/adult $20/children 12 and under