Congregational Life

With over 90 congregations, independent minyanim and havurot  there is truly a place within our community for everyone.  Our congregations provide spiritual homes, Jewish learning for all ages, communities to share in life cycle events (both celebratory and challenging), social gatherings, opportunities for community service and supportive environments for fulfilling Jewish life. 

Many of our congregations offer:

  • Formal and informal Jewish education
  • Pre-schools and supplemental schools for elementary school students through bar/bat mitzvah and high schoolers
  • Jewish youth groups
  • Social activities for singles, young couples, young families, baby boomers and seniors
  • Free or discounted High Holiday services for newcomers to the community, young adults, military or people in financial need

Below are listings of upcoming programs at our area congregations.  We encourage you to attend programs at congregations that interest you. On the right hand side are quick links to help guide you in your congregational search.

If you need information for items not included on this page, please contact Jconnect via e-mail at info@jconnect.org or through the Contact Us page.

There are congregations of every type to meet your needs and they are ready to welcome you!

Upcoming Events
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Wed
Jun
  19
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Thu
Jun
  20
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Cooking with Chef Evan: Challah* Challah is an indispensable part of the Shabbat meal. Learn the secrets to crafting your very own challah with Chef Evan. We'll cover everything from making the dough, the different techniques for braiding, and the bake. You'll go home with dough ready for you to add some flair! Will you make traditional challah or will you spice it up? Throw some dough with Rodef 2100! Things will get floury - you're strongly encouraged to bring an apron for this one. Contact...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, GLBT, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Reform, Culinary, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Fri
Jun
  21
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Studio
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
A musical celebration of shabbat, outdoors and with caring community.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Non-denominational, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Jun
  22
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington
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Shabbat of Parashat Beha’alotcha as Shabbat Cholim: Honoring the Sick and Those who Care for Them. In preparation for this Shabbat, BCGW plans to distribute educational materials about how to connect with friends and neighbors who are ailing, and bring comfort with assistance, presence, and through volunteering. In Beha’alotcha, Miriam the Prophetess is stricken, and Moses pleads with God, “Please heal her!” Each of us has the power to ease the burdens that come with illness. Our materials will ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Fitness & Wellness, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  23
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Mon
Jun
  24
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
SVIVAH
235 Carroll St NW, Washington DC 20012
"Laughter is the best medicine!" Join SVIVAH for a fun night out doing Improv together! Together, we'll experiment at making each other laugh. Performing is not mandatory, but we look forward to everyone contributing creatively! The evening is presented in partnership with Sharsheret and JScreen.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Women & Girls, DC, Non-denominational, Fitness & Wellness, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18

 
 
Tue
Jun
  25
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Sun
Jun
  30
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Congregation Olam Tikvah
10735 West Drive, Fairfax VA 22030
Bring your children ages newborn to 5 to the park to play, snack, and enjoy the outdoors. We will provide hechshered snacks, such as pirates booty, veggie straws, clementines and water. RSVP to Michelle Silberman at mcdsilberman@gmail.com by June 26.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Jul
  2
7:15 PM - 9:30 PM
 
SVIVAH
2450 Lyttonsville Rd, Silver Spring MD 20910
Join us for another evening of stellar Torah scholarship and the amplification of women’s voices around our foundational texts. HerTorah is a program directed by Aliza Sperling and offered in partnership with Maharat. For more information about HerTorah, visit www.svivah.org/hertorah Reach out with any questions to Ariele Mortkowitz at connect@svivah.org
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Women & Girls, Maryland, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; Suggested donation of $18

 
 
Wed
Jul
  10
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Sun
Jul
  14
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Tue
Jul
  16
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Wed
Jul
  17
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Tue
Jul
  23
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Wed
Jul
  24
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream