Students

As a teen or college student embarking on your own independent Jewish journey, you can join the Greater Washington Jewish community through classes, programs and events listed here. Below you will see links to separate "teen" and "college" pages, where you can find resources that are best suited for you. All the cool and fun Jewish events and programs are included in the calendar listings on each page.

To find programs targeted to your other interests, search the full calendar of events by clicking on “View All Events” below, then sort by your interests.

If you need assistance or more information , please contact Jconnect via e-mail at jconnect@shalomdc.org or through the Contact Us page.

     

Upcoming Events

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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
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
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:  
 
 
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:  
 
 
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
 
 
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
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Explore the rich traditions and culture of Judaism. This class looks at the building blocks of the Jewish people: beliefs, history, ethics, holidays, rituals, and more. It is ideal for those who have never studied Judaism before or those who might need a Hebrew school refresher. Teacher: JoHanna Potts
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  
 
 
Wed
Apr
  5
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Israel Engagement for Teens)
3514 International Dr NW, Washington  DC 20008
The Margo & Yoram Cohen Family Israel Engagement Fellowship is an eight-part program that teaches teen leaders to explore their connection with Israel in a meaningful way. Fellows will learn about the importance of the State of Israel within Jewish history, and will graduate with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to advocate for Israel in a unique way. This program examines the special relationship the American Jewish community has with the State of Israel, teaches teens how to be savvy...
Listed In:  Teens, DC, Children/Teens/Family, Advocacy, History/Education, Israel, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Politics, Volunteer
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
7:30 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
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
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Congregation B'nai Tzedek
1201 Rockville Pike , Rockville MD 20852
Congregation B'nai Tzedek's Annual Community Celebration and Fundraiser at Woodmont County Club. "An Unfiltered Night of Comedy" with Susie Essman, star of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres. 8:00 pm - Show Time with Auction. This event is appropriate for adults only. For more information: akatz@bnaitzedek.org or 301-299-0225 x303
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Maryland, Conservative, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $100 before March 17; $150 after March 17
 
 
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
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Family Morning Service & Matzah Brei Brunch Join us for our annual Passover morning service and delicious matzah brei brunch! Keep the fun and joy of Pesach alive by celebrating with our Temple Rodef Shalom community. Enjoy matzah brei, fruit, yogurt, macaroons and more. We look forward to enjoying the morning with you. Cost: $10.00 RSVP: https://matzahbreibrunch17.eventbrite.com by Sunday, April 9 Contact: Cookie Mandell, cmandell@templerodefshalom.org Please email us at info@templerodefsha...
Listed In:  Families, Teens, Northern Virginia, Reform, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10
 
 
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
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
It’s the second night of Passover, the perfect time to join us for this participant-friendly seder and to celebrate the festival of freedom with our EDCJCC family. All are welcome for this kosher catered meal with all of the holiday favorites. Whether you know all the customs and stories of Passover, or you are just learning what questions to ask, there is a place for you at our seder table.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, DC, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $15-70
 
 
Tue
Apr
  11
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Sinai
3100 Military Road, NW, Washington DC 20015
Celebrate Second Seder at Temple Sinai. Rabbi Hannah Goldstein and Cantor Laura Croen will lead the reading of the Passover Story and singing of festive holiday songs. Seder meal will be served (non-kosher), indicate vegetarian if required. For more information email celia.josephs@gmail.com or (202) 997 0381. Temple Sinai office (202) 363 6394.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, Seniors, Singles, DC, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  more than $50; Non member Adults $55, 6-12 yrs $27, 0-5 yrs $15
 
 
Tue
Apr
  11
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
Join the Journey to Freedom at an Interfaith Seder with Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Idarae Jaferia, and the Islamic Cultural Center of Potomac.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Singles, Maryland, Non-denominational, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $45-Adults; $20-ages 7-12; $5-under 7
 
 
Tue
Apr
  11
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Join HTAA for an uplifting second night seder! Come for delicious food, smiles, and an educational Passover seder.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Culinary, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $48/adult; $28/child
 
 
Tue
Apr
  11
7:45 PM - 11:30 PM
 
Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah
11825 Seven Locks Road, Potomac MD 20854
At the beginning of the Passover Haggadah, we recite a text that announces that all are welcome to come and join us. In that spirit, please let us welcome you around our table at Beth Sholom Congregation for a unique Seder experience on the second night of Pesach (4/11), featuring engaging conversation, lively singing, delicious catered dinner, and deep insights into the haggadah in a warm and inviting setting. This Seder is a great fit for those new to or looking to (re)connect more deeply with...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Families, GLBT, Seniors, Singles, Maryland, Orthodox, Adult Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $25
 
 
Wed
Apr
  12
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