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The Greater Washington DC Jewish community strives to be an inclusive community. If you need special accommodations in order to participate in any program, please contact the host organization.
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Mon
Nov
  27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
What do I believe about God? What happens after we die? How do I succeed at failure? How do I rest when I have no time? As adults, we all have questions about being Jewish, and many of us are still searching for answers. Despite years of religious school as children, many of us are unsure how to find meaning in our faith and culture as adults, and issues that may not have been relevant to u...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $100 per person, $180 per couple

 
 
Mon
Nov
  27
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
Expand your appreciation of Jewish life and culture and join the hundreds who have participated in WHC's unique adult education program. We offer a wide array of classes taught by knowledgeable and passionate instructors from Washington Hebrew Congregation and beyond. WHC Academy meets on Monday nights, from 7:15 - 9:15 pm with coffee, a light snack, and time to socialize. Our second class this fall is "Nationalism, Anti-Semitism, and the Jewish Community: Historical Lessons for Today" taught b...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25 for WHC members; $54 for non-members

 
 
Tue
Nov
  28
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (United Jewish Endowment Fund of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
Office, Washington DC 20036
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Next Gen Philanthropy Training Session
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, DC, Adult Education, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Nov
  28
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Berman Hebrew Academy (Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy)
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Berman Board Meeting
Listed In:  Board/Executive Commitee
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Nov
  28
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Shalom
11510 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
This title, as proclaimed in Spamalot, says it all. As a collection of individuals, we have created an influence on the Broadway musical, starting in the Tin Pan Alley era where almost every tunesmith was of Jewish descent. We as a people have become an industry mainstay; how did this happen and how did it evolve? The lecture series will focus on the unique “Jewish Connection” that enhanced the Broadway Musical experience. Steve Friedman is an internationally recognized Broadway Musical historia...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
Congregation B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC) Baby Play Group. Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. FREE! A fun, clean environment for babies with their loving adults to play in and hang out. Make new friends in our special baby classroom. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
10:00 AM - 12:00 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.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members; $250 for non-members

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
American Jewish Committee
1156 15th Street NW, Washington  DC 20005
AJC's Civic Achievement Award Gala
Listed In:  DC
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Berman Hebrew Academy (Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy)
155 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850
Berman Hebrew Academy Patrons Circle 31st Annual Dinner
Listed In:  Maryland
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Magen David Sephardic Congregation
11215 Woodglen Drive, Rockville MD 20852
Professor Hanno Balz joins us from Johns Hopkins University to examine how the persecution of German Jews escalated between 1933 and 1943. As a German historian, Professor Balz has researched the “Aryanization” of Jewish houses and business properties during this timeframe, as well as how non-Jewish neighbors and Nazi party officials benefitted from this large-scale robbery. During his lecture, he will also discuss the challenges of selective memory on this topic in Germany today, and examine th...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
7:00 PM - 9:00 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.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members; $250 for non-members

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The year is 1939 and Atlanta’s posh German Jews are preparing for Ballyhoo, their annual lavish country club ball.  The Freitag family hopes that the party of the year will be the chance for their daughters to meet their future husbands—but when their uncle brings home his new employee, a handsome Eastern European bachelor from Brooklyn, everyone must confront their own prejudices, desires, and beliefs.  Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo is an achingly beautiful,...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Nov
  29
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Wednesdays, November 1st, 8th, 22nd, and 29th, 7:30-9pm with Sue Dorfman (Kripalu yoga instructor) Fridays, November 3rd,10th and 17th, December 1st, 8th, and 15th, 8:30-10am with Hazzan Rabbi Rachel (Hatha yoga instructor) In the season of gratitude (Thanksgiving) and light (Chanukah), we will explore these themes through the lens of yoga, with special attention to physical alignment and ease of movement. Come dressed for movement and bring a yoga mat -- all other props provided. All yoga l...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5/class(M); $10/class(NM)

 
 
Thu
Nov
  30
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
 
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Jewish Community Relations Council of GW)
11510 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
The JCRC of Greater Washington invites you to join members of the Greater Washington Jewish community to schmooze and nosh and discuss our legislative priorities and advocacy efforts with our Federal, State and Local Maryland elected officials.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; tickets start at $54

 
 
Thu
Nov
  30
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, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $50 per semester

 
 
Thu
Nov
  30
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! This class is ideal for those with no knowledge of or familiarity with Hebrew. The abi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $50 per semester

 
 
Thu
Nov
  30
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS Development Department)
Private, Potomac MD 20854
Dinner and Wine Tasting for new families to CESJDS to learn about our community.
Listed In:  Families, Maryland
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Nov
  30
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Bender JCC Board Meeting
Listed In:  Board/Executive Commitee
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Nov
  30
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Theater J)
1529 16th St., NW, Washington DC 20036
The year is 1939 and Atlanta’s posh German Jews are preparing for Ballyhoo, their annual lavish country club ball.  The Freitag family hopes that the party of the year will be the chance for their daughters to meet their future husbands—but when their uncle brings home his new employee, a handsome Eastern European bachelor from Brooklyn, everyone must confront their own prejudices, desires, and beliefs.  Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo is an achingly beautiful,...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Dec
  1
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Wednesdays, November 1st, 8th, 22nd, and 29th, 7:30-9pm with Sue Dorfman (Kripalu yoga instructor) Fridays, November 3rd,10th and 17th, December 1st, 8th, and 15th, 8:30-10am with Hazzan Rabbi Rachel (Hatha yoga instructor) In the season of gratitude (Thanksgiving) and light (Chanukah), we will explore these themes through the lens of yoga, with special attention to physical alignment and ease of movement. Come dressed for movement and bring a yoga mat -- all other props provided. All yoga l...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5/class(M); $10/class(NM)

 
 
Fri
Dec
  1
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim Preschool)
2920 Arlington Blvd, Arlington VA 22204
Join us on on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month at 11am for our Shabbat Play Group! Play time, music, schmoozing and a nosh are all on the schedule. Then join the Rabbi and the preschool for Kabbalat Shabbat at noon. Appropriate for children 2 and under and their parents/caregivers.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Dec
  1
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Dear Temple Shalom Families, We are very excited for our next First Friday Shabbat Family Service. The deadline to register for our congregational potluck is Wednesday, November 29. Please register with the names of or number of people in your party and the (vegetarian, dairy, or fish) dish you are bringing. NO MEATS OR DESSERTS PLEASE! The dish should serve at least 8 people. Also, please remember to bring serving utensils! You do not need to post your phone number or email. We encourage yo...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Fri
Dec
  1
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This musical service at Washington Hebrew Congregation on Friday, December 1 at 6:00 pm will feature our talented junior choir, JAM (Jewish American Music), and a small instrumental ensemble. JAM will join Cantors Manevich and Bortnick on the bimah to lead the service, singing contemporary Jewish music selections for our prayers, and presenting a sermon-in-song of music they perform at the Washington Area Jewish Youth Choral Festival.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, DC, Reform, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Fri
Dec
  1
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Bet Mishpachah
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Bet Mishpachah, with great pride and joy, will soon publish the updated 2017 edition of its unique siddur, Shavat va-Yinafash and invites its friends in the wider Jewish and LGBTQ communities to join in celebrating the publication of the new Siddur by attending a Siddur dedication at Shabbat service on Friday, December 1 at 8:00 pm at the Edlavitch Jewish Community Center. A dairy kosher style oneg shabbat will follow services. The first hard-bound edition was published in 1991 and was adopted...
Listed In:  GLBT, DC, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Dec
  1
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Temple B'nai Shalom
7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
Jewish rocker extraordinaire Sheldon Low will be with us to rock in Shabbat! Please don't miss this very musical and special service. Bring your friends!
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
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