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Tue
Oct
  16
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax VA 22030
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Jewish Denominations: Addressing the Challenges of Modernity A fascinating study of the explosion in contemporary Judaism as reflected in the denominations. A fresh examination of Jewish identity and religious expression against the backdrop of dramatic political and social change of the past 300 years. Extensive insights into the historical and ideological developments of the major movemen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $250 plus materials

 
 
Tue
Oct
  16
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
7612 Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
Presented by Nadine Epstein, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Moment Magazine Please join us for a conversation about Elie Wiesel (1928–2016), the author of Night, survivor of Auschwitz and a powerful, enduring voice of the Holocaust. Epstein is the editor of Elie Wiesel: An Extraordinary Life and Legacy, in which she shares her memories of Wiesel and those of other friends and colleagues who knew him, such as Elisha Wiesel, Wolf Blitzer, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Kati Marton, Michael Berenbaum, and Bern...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5 for all participants (includes light snacks)

 
 
Tue
Oct
  16
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown RD, Bethesda MD 20814
Do you know family or friends in Israel who speak Hebrew and you would like to join in their conversations? Come speak and practice your Hebrew with us, in an informal welcoming group. We help each other.
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Oct
  16
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
CORE Foundations at Kennedy Krieger Institute
13313 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring MD 20904
In partnership with KEEN Greater DC-Baltimore- whose mission is to empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches, we will be offering a yoga class for all abilities on the first and third Tuesday of each month starting in October.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Special Needs, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Tue
Oct
  16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington )
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA) and the National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) invite you to join an inter-generational community of women who support and learn from one another and share a commitment to tikkun olam (repairing the world). We will hear from Cha'Koya Smith, Director of Training and Education at JCADA, about their work with victims of domestic and dating abuse through its education and prevention programs,...
Listed In:  Women & Girls, Maryland, Volunteer
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Tue
Oct
  16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
8215 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda MD 20814
The Moral, the Political and the Partisan: Jewish Community and Jewish Values in an Era of Polarization Presented by: Yehuda Kurtzer, President, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America The corrosive nature of partisanship in American political culture is the central threat to Jews in America today. We are at a critical juncture for a new conversation, one that asks us to consider how our political choices as Jews implicate our collective identity as Jews in America. In our quest to thrive, w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Advocacy, History/Education, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Politics
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Tue
Oct
  16
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
11810 Falls Rd,, Potomac MD 20854
This is a film that every teenager and parent needs to see. The Ripple Effect shares the true story of Kevin Hines, who at 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Incredibly, he survived and has spent the last 17 years on a mission to use his story to help others stay alive. This program is co-sponsored by UMTTR, and NAMI of Montgomery County.
Listed In:  College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Teens, Maryland, Non-denominational, Arts & Culture, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Tue
Oct
  16
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The New Israel Fund (New Israel Fund)
600 I St. NW, Washington DC 20001
Featuring Mickey Gitzin, NIF Director in Israel and Tamara Wittes, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution Moderated by Rabbi Shira Stutman of Sixth & I Historic Synagogue About: As Israel celebrates 70 years of independence, we have many reasons to take pride in its democracy. But just as we cannot take our own democracy for granted in America, nor can Israelis. What are the current risks to Israel’s democratic character? How does it relate to the reality here in the U.S. and how can Israe...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Advocacy, Israel
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $6

 
 
Wed
Oct
  17
5:00 AM - 9:00 AM
 
JCADA - Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse
TBD, Potomac MD 20847
This event is a by-invitation only event for JCADA. If you are interested in the event, please contact Cortney Fisher at cortney@jcada.org.
Listed In:  Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Oct
  17
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum with Special Exhibit: Americans and the Holocaust: “By the time Nazi Germany forced the world into war, democratic civilization itself was at stake. The US military fought for almost four years to defend democracy, and more than 400,000 Americans died. The American people —soldiers and civilians alike — made enormous sacrifices to free Europe from Nazi oppression. Yet saving Jews and others targeted for murder by the Nazi regime and its collaborators never...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; Fee: $16/ $10 member for bus transportation

 
 
Wed
Oct
  17
6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
 
Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Rabovsky Religious School)
10621 South Glen Road, Potomac MD 20854
Teens in 8th - 12th grades and their parents are invited to join us for pizza dinner and a selection of songs from "The Last 5 Years," a play about the complexities of relationships. Educators and JCADA staff with the cast and crew, will lead peer group conversations about healthy relationships. Kindly RSVP to RTicker@BnaiTzedek.org. Charge for pizza dinner: $5 parents and teens (FREE for CBT students).
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Fitness & Wellness, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5

 
 
Wed
Oct
  17
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
An evening with Ambassador Dennis Ross for 2019 Israel Your Way mission participants
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Wed
Oct
  17
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
Like the Jewish community itself, Jewish museums are changing at a rapid rate. So are the stories they need to tell. We will discuss trends in American, European, and Israeli museums, possible new narratives, and their implications for future Jewish museum exhibitions, public programs, and online resources. Instructor, Avi Decter was the first professional director of what is now the National Museum of American Jewish History and was a founder of the Council of American Museums. He helped plan ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24;  JSC, Adas members $15, others $20

 
 
Wed
Oct
  17
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
On the Map (2016): English, 85 minutes, Documentary You’ll cheer the Maccabi Tel Aviv’s ’77 European win, a baseball team made up of Israeli & American players, as it captures the spirit of a nation triumphant against all odds. This event is partnered with the Foundation Of Jewish Studies, who will provide post-film speaker.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10, $12 @ door

 
 
Wed
Oct
  17
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1101 Sixth Street, SW,  Washington, DC DC 20024
Tom and Amber, freshmen at Princeton University, seem to be on the same page about where their relationship is heading, until suddenly they aren’t. What begins as a casual hook up turns into a Title IX trial in which both students have everything to lose. Tackling the highly charged topic of sexual consent, this provocative new play by Anna Ziegler (Photograph 51) investigates the intersection of gender and race in campus politics today, offering a nuanced and psychologically rich portrait of a ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Teens, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
 
American Jewish Committee
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda MD 20817
AJC Bethesda Breakfast Roundtable
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Maryland
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd, N. Bethesda MD 20852
Shalichim Weekly Meeting
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Thu
Oct
  18
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
Congregation Olam Tikvah (Congregation Olam Tikvah Preschool)
3800 Glenbrook Rd., Fairfax VA 22031
Meet Infant & Child Sleep Consultant Amy Bonsiero during OT's Baby & Me on Thursday, October 18 at 9:30am. We will chat about four keys to a better night's sleep. Bring questions for Q & A time at the end!
Listed In:  Couples, Families, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Free. Bring a vegetarian/dairy lunch and the Book of Joshua for an in-depth learning with Rabbi Lia Bass of this fascinating text which contains the story of Israel from the conquest of Canaan to the Babylonian exile. No knowledge of Hebrew is necessary, just your desire to learn! Contact the Etz Hayim office for a copy of the text: office@etzhayim.net
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Alaska: An “Armchair” Overview of our Exciting, Beautiful 49th State Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30: Program Presented by Debbie Sage, Alaska and Vancouver Vacation Specialist, Discover Alaska Cruise Tours & Ed Cooper, Operations Manager, Discover Alaska Cruise Tours Enjoy an “armchair” visit of Alaska: “The Last Frontier.” Get to know our 49th state with a colorfully narrated slide show of the beautiful state from a tour perspective. We will learn about Denali National Par...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Fee: $5/ Free J member

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
918 F St NW, Washington DC 20004
Join us for a night of dancing and schmoozing with fellow 20s and 30s in DC, while you support the extraordinary work of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. $50 couvert includes open bar and kosher hors d'oeuvres + $100 tax-deductible gift to The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, DC, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Networking, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
National Museum of American Jewish Military History
1811 R Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
Professor Leah Garrett joins us to discuss her book Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel for the inaugural talk in our Alan S. Brown scholar series. Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel shows how Jews, traditionally castigated as weak and cowardly, for the first time became the popular literary representatives of what it meant to be a soldier and what it meant to be an American. Revisiting best-selling works ranging from Norman Mailer’s ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
Open House – featuring a gallery show, string trio and other live entertainment, along with a preview featuring the Cinema J season.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
The Immigration Crisis: Taking Action We have seen intense and rapid action on immigration recently. The Immigration Working Group of the Temple Rodef Shalom Social Action Committee invites you to explore and understand the impact on families and children and hear recommendations on how we can respond. Speakers include members of our local immigrant community, Frank Sharry (a leading advocate and spokesperson for broad immigration reform), and Lisa Johnson-Firth (principal of an immigration an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Advocacy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Oct
  18
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
2911 District Avenue, Fairfax VA 22031
For 18 years, Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival has been celebrating the scope of Jewish life, culture, and identity on the big screen. Thanks to you, NVJFF is one of the largest cultural events in Northern Virginia. Single Tickets: $14 General Admission $12 J Members $9 Groups (15+ people, in advance only. Please call 703-537-3000) Passes: Festival Passes are available online and at the JCCNV Reception Desk until October 17th. Festival Pass: An all-inclusive festival experi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $14 - General Admission $12 - J Members

 
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