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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Tue
Feb
  21
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
The Last Laugh is a feature documentary that proceeds from the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? History shows that even the victims of the Nazi concentration camps themselves used humor as a means of survival and resistance. Still, any use of comedy in connection with this horror risks diminishing the suffering of millions. So where is the line? If we make the Holocaust off limits, what are the implications for other controversial ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13
 
 
Wed
Feb
  22
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
When Hitler took power in Germany in 1933, he systematically disenfranchised Jewish lawyers, taking away their access to the courts and their right to practice the law. The exhibit, "Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich," on display at Washington Hebrew Congregation from February 13 - March 2, traces how Hitler stripped away individual rights and chronicles the ensuing silence from members of the legal profession. We'll celebrate the exhibit and explore wha...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Wed
Feb
  22
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The How and the Why - a new play about womanhood, family, & survival of the fittest, from the writer of the hit TV shows The Affair and House of Cards. This exhilarating and keenly perceptive play about science, family, and survival of the fittest grapples with the choices faced by women of every generation. Emotion and evolution collide on the eve of a prestigious conference when an up-and-coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. The air crac...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  
 
 
Wed
Feb
  22
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (JCCGW: Biblical Archaeology Forum)
6125 Montrose rd, Rockville MD 20852
Power, Politics and Palaces: The Architectural Innovations of King Herod Lisa Kahn | George Mason University When Caesar Augustus appointed Herod as King of the Jews, the political and physical landscape of Judea was bleak. Herod, however, crafted a personal agenda that was to transform his country and his place in history. Reviled for great cruelty, this king is now also recognized for his daring architectural innovations. Herod rebuilt the Temple in Jerusalem and created the thriving port C...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $10 general admission
 
 
Thu
Feb
  23
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
Feb
  23
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
For intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, exercise your conversational skills at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center on Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. This course, which is intended for intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, will give you the opportunity to practice your Hebrew in a fun and friendly environment. Focusing on speaking skills only, the ability to read or write Hebr...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $50
 
 
Thu
Feb
  23
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Hebrew, but found the idea of trying to read the language too daunting? If yes, this course is for you. Using an innovative method that emphasizes conversation over decoding the aleph bet, you’ll find yourself speaking Hebrew from the first class on – and having fun! Held from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm on Thursdays at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center star...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $50
 
 
Thu
Feb
  23
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
Wine and Design! Create your custom piece of Judaica which is sure to become a treasured family heirloom. You paint your pottery, then All Fired UP! brings it back to their studio to glaze and fire in their kiln. About two weeks later your finished project is delivered to BJC for you to pick up. And the wine? Bring your own bottle of white wine or beer. No red wine is allowed. Light noshes and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. $40 for BJC Members, $45 for Non Members. A minimum of ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $40 BJC members; $45 non-members
 
 
Thu
Feb
  23
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The How and the Why - a new play about womanhood, family, & survival of the fittest, from the writer of the hit TV shows The Affair and House of Cards. This exhilarating and keenly perceptive play about science, family, and survival of the fittest grapples with the choices faced by women of every generation. Emotion and evolution collide on the eve of a prestigious conference when an up-and-coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. The air crac...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sat
Feb
  25
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The How and the Why - a new play about womanhood, family, & survival of the fittest, from the writer of the hit TV shows The Affair and House of Cards. This exhilarating and keenly perceptive play about science, family, and survival of the fittest grapples with the choices faced by women of every generation. Emotion and evolution collide on the eve of a prestigious conference when an up-and-coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. The air crac...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
Feb
  26
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join us for a screening of the PBS documentary Being Mortal, which focuses on New Yorker writer and Boston surgeon Atul Gawande as he explores the relationships doctors have with patients who are nearing end of life. A panel discussion, featuring Elisa Gil-Pires,MD, VP Medical Affairs/Medical Director, Charles E. Smith Life Communities, Rabbi David Rose, JSSA Hospice and Suzanne Adelman, LCSW-C, ACHP-SW, JSSA Hospice, follows the screening. This free event is supported by JSSA Hospice. Complim...
Listed In:  Seniors, Maryland, Counseling/Support
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
Feb
  26
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
At a time of shifting United States policy regarding Israel and its settlements, the Amram Scholar Series presents Professor Dov Waxman to discuss his latest study, "Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel". "Trouble in the Tribe" explores the increasingly contentious place of Israel in the American Jewish community as American Jews are arguing about Israeli policies and the treatment of Palestinians more than ever before. Professor Waxman is a scholar of political scienc...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Sun
Feb
  26
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The How and the Why - a new play about womanhood, family, & survival of the fittest, from the writer of the hit TV shows The Affair and House of Cards. This exhilarating and keenly perceptive play about science, family, and survival of the fittest grapples with the choices faced by women of every generation. Emotion and evolution collide on the eve of a prestigious conference when an up-and-coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. The air crac...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
Feb
  26
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia
3405 Payne Street, Falls Church VA 22041
How to Build a Greek Temple Dr. Lindley Vann All Greek temples might look the same - a rectangular building surrounded by colonnades - but the decoration would vary according to their location in the Greek world. The Doric Order of columns and decorative details was employed on the mainland, while the Ionic was found in the cities of Asia Minor and among the islands of the Aegean. The Greek architect worked within a one of these predetermined decorative vocabularies. The word architekton in anc...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
Feb
  26
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The How and the Why - a new play about womanhood, family, & survival of the fittest, from the writer of the hit TV shows The Affair and House of Cards. This exhilarating and keenly perceptive play about science, family, and survival of the fittest grapples with the choices faced by women of every generation. Emotion and evolution collide on the eve of a prestigious conference when an up-and-coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. The air crac...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  
 
 
Mon
Feb
  27
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Hebrew, but found the idea of trying to read the language too daunting? If yes, this course is for you. Using an innovative method that emphasizes conversation over decoding the aleph bet, you’ll find yourself speaking Hebrew from the first class on – and having fun! Held from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm on Thursdays at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center star...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $50
 
 
Mon
Feb
  27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
The second program in our series is a screening of the film Get In The Way, The Journey of John Lewis. In 1965, the historic Selma March known as Bloody Sunday was a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. John Lewis—now a revered U.S. Congressman, then a young student—co-led hundreds of peaceful marchers seeking voting rights for African Americans in the South. This is the first biographical film about Lewis, a respected legislator and elder statesman who continues to practice nonviolence i...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Advocacy, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13.50
 
 
Mon
Feb
  27
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:  
 
 
Tue
Feb
  28
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Adi Levi – the perfect father, husband, and son – thinks he may not have long to live so he decides, finally, to start enjoying himself. The problem is that he doesn’t know how. A chance encounter with Natalya – a stunning, free-spirited dogwalker – soon turns into a crash course on how to live life to full, and fall in love. A charming and funny new romcom from Israel, that will make you look at your lives anew.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13
 
 
Wed
Mar
  1
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The How and the Why - a new play about womanhood, family, & survival of the fittest, from the writer of the hit TV shows The Affair and House of Cards. This exhilarating and keenly perceptive play about science, family, and survival of the fittest grapples with the choices faced by women of every generation. Emotion and evolution collide on the eve of a prestigious conference when an up-and-coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. The air crac...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  
 
 
Thu
Mar
  2
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
  2
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
For intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, exercise your conversational skills at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center on Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 am. This course, which is intended for intermediate and advanced Hebrew speakers, will give you the opportunity to practice your Hebrew in a fun and friendly environment. Focusing on speaking skills only, the ability to read or write Hebr...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $50
 
 
Thu
Mar
  2
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Hebrew, but found the idea of trying to read the language too daunting? If yes, this course is for you. Using an innovative method that emphasizes conversation over decoding the aleph bet, you’ll find yourself speaking Hebrew from the first class on – and having fun! Held from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm on Thursdays at the Julia Bindeman Suburban Center star...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $50
 
 
Thu
Mar
  2
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps & Retreat Center Business Office)
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
MC Live! An Evening of Comedy This collaborative event is hosted by seven organizations within the Jewish community, whose passion is improving quality of life to individuals with disabilities. All proceeds from the event will benefit: Capital Camps, Friendship Circle, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Jewish Foundation for Group Homes, Jewish Social Service Agency, Matan and Sulam.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Advocacy, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $36
 
 
Thu
Mar
  2
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The How and the Why - a new play about womanhood, family, & survival of the fittest, from the writer of the hit TV shows The Affair and House of Cards. This exhilarating and keenly perceptive play about science, family, and survival of the fittest grapples with the choices faced by women of every generation. Emotion and evolution collide on the eve of a prestigious conference when an up-and-coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. The air crac...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  
 
 
Fri
Mar
  3
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The How and the Why - a new play about womanhood, family, & survival of the fittest, from the writer of the hit TV shows The Affair and House of Cards. This exhilarating and keenly perceptive play about science, family, and survival of the fittest grapples with the choices faced by women of every generation. Emotion and evolution collide on the eve of a prestigious conference when an up-and-coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. The air crac...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sat
Mar
  4
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The How and the Why - a new play about womanhood, family, & survival of the fittest, from the writer of the hit TV shows The Affair and House of Cards. This exhilarating and keenly perceptive play about science, family, and survival of the fittest grapples with the choices faced by women of every generation. Emotion and evolution collide on the eve of a prestigious conference when an up-and-coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. The air crac...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
Mar
  5
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Foundation for Jewish Studies (Foundation for Jewish Studies)
10521 South Glen Road, Potomac MD 20854
The Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series presents Dr. Christine Hayes One of the grounding and central aspects of Judaism is the Torah, which tradition teaches is divine in nature. But what does it mean to say that the Torah, or any set of laws, is divine? Some might say that a divine set of laws must be true, but what does law have to do with truth? Some might say that a divine set of laws must make sense and be rational, or that it must apply to all peoples everywhere, or ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  
 
 
Sun
Mar
  5
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Foundation for Jewish Studies (Foundation for Jewish Studies)
10521 South Glen Road, Potomac MD 20854
What's So Divine About Divine Law? Speaker: Dr. Christine Hayes Program Series: Rabbi Joshua O. Haberman Distinguished Scholar Series One of the grounding and central aspects of Judaism is the Torah, which tradition teaches is divine in nature. But what does it mean to say that the Torah, or any set of laws, is divine? Some might say that a divine set of laws must be true, but what does law have to do with truth? Some might say that a divine set of laws must make sense and be rational, or th...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  Free; Free
 
 
Sun
Mar
  5
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The How and the Why - a new play about womanhood, family, & survival of the fittest, from the writer of the hit TV shows The Affair and House of Cards. This exhilarating and keenly perceptive play about science, family, and survival of the fittest grapples with the choices faced by women of every generation. Emotion and evolution collide on the eve of a prestigious conference when an up-and-coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with an established leader in the field. The air crac...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost: