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Thu
Feb
  21
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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Feb 21 - May 9
Multiple times available
 
Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies
14330 Travilah Rd., Rockville MD 20850
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Join us for a new Melton School Scholars Course! Within the field of ethics, one of the most challenging frontiers is medical ethics. While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical dilemmas related to the sanctity and dignity of life—issues whose scope was unimaginable a generation ago. Written by Rabbi Elliot Dorff, PhD, Jewish Medical Eth...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  more than $50; $250 + $45 reading material

 
 
Thu
Feb
  21
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Kehilat Pardes - The Rock Creek Synagogue
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Jewish Mysticism The 10-week course will be taught by Rabbi Uri Topolosky 60% discounts available before 12/1! Despite the public chatter about Kabbalah, for many, this important aspect of the Jewish tradition remains a "closed book." This course presents the rich history of Jewish mysticism, along with understandings of many of the texts that have been so central to that tradition, speaking to the deepest mysteries of human existence and to many of life's eternal universal questions.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Orthodox, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; Regular tuition is $250 + $45 for the book

 
 
Thu
Feb
  21
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
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Thu
Feb
  21
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
15351 Championship Drive, Haymarket VA 20169
Inclement Weather Policy If Prince William County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ program is canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold our program at the regular time. Join us for an afternoon of good food and laughter! Rabbi Rose will entertain us with her humor following a delicious lunch. This is a great time to meet and socialize with others in the community! Fee: $22 (includes lunch and program) RSVP: Julie.Koppel@jccnv.org or 703.537.3012 Please submit check and registr...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $22 (includes lunch and program)

 
 
Thu
Feb
  21
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
You may eat your lunch in the lobby prior to the program Relax on a cold winter day at the J’s Coffeehouse. Enjoy the country and folk music of Gray Parks. Meet new people, schmooze, hear relaxing music and warm up at the J! Fee: $5/ Free for member Hot chocolate, coffee, tea, and desserts provided. No RSVP – Just come!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; $5/ Free for member

 
 
Thu
Feb
  21
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
If You Could See Me: Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Sanity with Erin Mahone Life is hard but it can be made a little easier with laughter, love, and support. In this one-woman show, Mahone shares humorous and heartbreaking stories and beloved songs highlighting her experiences growing up in a family where mental illness was the norm but love and humor prevailed. Her grandfather lived with schizophrenia and as a young person, was not allowed to talk about the things that were happening ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10 / $8 member

 
 
Thu
Feb
  21
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Book Festival and Literary Arts )
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, a devoted protégé and friend of one of the world’s great thinkers takes us into the sacred space of the classroom, showing Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel not only as an extraordinary human being, but as a master teacher. The world remembers Elie Wiesel—Nobel laureate, activist, and author of more than forty books, including Oprah’s Book Club selection Night—as a great humanist. He passed away in July 2016. Ariel Burger first ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15 Ticket Only OR $40 Ticket & Book

 
 
Thu
Feb
  21
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
For those curious about Judaism. . . Jewish or not Thursdays, Feb 21, Feb 28, and Mar 7 from 7-9 pm For those who would like to explore or re-explore the foundations of Jewish tradition and how they relate to our contemporary world. Also for those who may be searching for an entrée into Jewish life, this course covers the Jewish perspective on spirituality, values and community. Comfortab...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Northern Virginia, Reform, History/Education
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Thu
Feb
  21
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda MD 20814
The Washington Jewish Film Festival Year Round programming presents: Transit Dir. Christian Petzold | 101 min | 2018 Narrative, GermanFrench with English subtitles Thursday, February 21 7:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema - 7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD In Christian Petzold’s brilliant and haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers’s 1942 novel, Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee (Franz Rogowski, Happy End), flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose pape...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $13.50

 
 
Fri
Feb
  22
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Children & Family Programs)
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join us for a monthly challah-making and music-filled session to share joyful Judaism from generation to generation. Connect with other grandparents while bonding with your grandbabies and having fun! Every month will offer different activities such as art and tikkun olam — but making challah and music making will always be included!
Listed In:  Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; Members: $10, General Public: $15

 
 
Fri
Feb
  22
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM
 
Gesher Jewish Day School
4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax VA 22030
Join us for our Monthly Children's Romp and Sing Playgroup. We will have open/free play for the first 45 minutes and then join in the All school Musical, dancing Kabbalat Shabbat. We will also celebrate your child's birthday. RSVP requested
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
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Fri
Feb
  22
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
 
Temple B'nai Shalom
7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
Please join us for Tot Shabbat. Tot Shabbat is especially for newborns through second graders, and their parents. The service includes lots of music, child-friendly prayers, and stories and activities. It lasts about a half hour and is followed by a special kid-friendly oneg. We will look forward to seeing you at this wonderful service!
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
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Fri
Feb
  22
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Temple Beth Ami
14330 Travilah Road, Rockville MD 20850
Temple Beth Ami’s Inclusion Committee invites the congregation and extended community for an evening of inspiration and education on Jewish Disabilities Awareness & Inclusion Shabbat. We welcome as our guest Aaron Kaufman, who joined the DC office of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) in 2016 as a Senior Legislative Associate, focusing on disability and poverty issues. Having cerebral palsy, Aaron feels he brings a unique perspective to JFNA’s efforts on behalf of people with disab...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  23
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Shabbat with Liz Savage, Attorney-Advisor Disability Rights Section, U.S. Department of Justice Join us for Shabbat morning services as we celebrate our congregation’s commitment to inclusion and honor our community members with disabilities. Liz Savage, who has committed her life to working on behalf of individuals with disabilities, will address the community about the intersection between Jewish values and disability inclusion.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Advocacy
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Sat
Feb
  23
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
3935 Macomb St, NW, Washington DC 20016
Reclaim the balance and flow in your life. Your wellness and well-being are the focus of this unique Shabbaton that features a keynote given by Rabbi Richard Address, the founder and director of Jewish Sacred Aging. Adults and teens are invited to spend a day with us, and explore a wide range of workshops and mindfulness activities to help you reclaim the balance and flow in your life. Cost: $25 for WHC members; $36 for non-members Featured elements of this special day: Mindful worship Medit...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25 for WHC members; $36 for non-members

 
 
Sat
Feb
  23
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation Adat Reyim
6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield VA 22152
Introducing Shabbat Family Jam -- a new full-bodied, joyful, family Shabbat experience at Congregation Adat Reyim. Together, we will enjoy a unique Shabbat learning and worship experience full of gratitude, Ruach and Jewish experiences to treasure together! Bring family and friends! Stay to enjoy a nosh afterwards - Kosher oneg noshes and treats are provided. Perfect for 1-8 year olds and their loving adults.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Interfaith Families Project (IFFP) (Interfaith Families Project)
1901 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Workshops in Growing as a Jewish/Christian Couple Are you in an interfaith marriage and want tools and support for living with two faiths? Are you in an interfaith relationship and trying to determine whether marriage will work? Do you have questions about how to raise your children? Deal with extended family? Celebrate both Christian and Jewish holidays? The series will be led by Rev. J...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Interfaith, Maryland, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Counseling/Support, History/Education, Parenting, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $300 per series for non-member couples

 
 
Sat
Feb
  23
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Rd , Rockville MD 20852
Adults will join us for the screening of an episode from the hit Israeli series, When Heroes Fly. Four friends, veterans of a special force unit, reunite for one final rescue mission. Find, 11 years after their service in the Second Lebanon War, learn about the baggage they carry from that experience. Following the screening, Shana Frenkel, LCSW-C, our JSSA Synagogue Liaison, will speak about PTSD and the impact it has had on Israeli society. Children can choose from an Israeli movie (to be an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5

 
 
Sat
Feb
  23
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Ohev Sholom - The National Synagogue (Ohev Sholom-The National Synagogue)
1600 Jonquil Street NW, Washington DC 20012
Featuring Comedian Leah Forster and a Pop Up Restaurant from Pow Pow (Vegan, DC Kosher Certified). Doors open at 7:30PM Show at 8:30PM
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, GLBT, Interfaith, DC, Non-denominational, Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Sun
Feb
  24
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation Olam Tikvah
3800 Glenbrook Rd., Fairfax VA 22031
Parents socialize while kids play. Meet us this month at OT. Young Families events focus on children ages newborn to 5. The Young Families group provides Jewish families (members and non-members of OT) with the opportunity to get together with their peers, allow children to develop relationships, and enjoy each other’s company. Events focus on families with young children between the ages of newborn-five. The event is free, but to ensure that we have enough snacks, please RSVP to Michelle Silbe...
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Feb
  24
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Join Growing Jewish Families for a NEW program called Rhythm 'n Ruach! Led by Andrea Cate, certified Rhythm 'n Ruach facilitator, each week, you and your child will have a musical Shabbat adventure including a variety of hands-on experiences including: exploring exciting musical instruments, learning a Hebrew word, singing and dancing to Jewish and secular music, and learning Jewish values....
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $180/child, $108/second child

 
 
Sun
Feb
  24
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
TBD, Washington DC 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Leadership Development Series with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Young Leadership. More details to come
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Leadership Development, Networking, Professional Development, Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  24
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Conservative Judaism fully institutionalized as a denomination only in the United States during the mid-20th century. What happened that resulted in a new Jewish denomination? What does the “Trefah Banquet” have to do with anything: What does it mean that Conservative Judaism views Jewish law (halakha) as both binding and subject to historical development? Come learn how Conservative Judaism started and how it fits into today’s Jewish landscape.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  24
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec Street NW, Washington DC 20008
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington convenes a monthly meeting of local inclusion committee members. Join us here as we welcome guest speaker Susan Cohen, president of the Washington Society of the Jewish Deaf, to discuss how we can best accommodate deaf and hard of hearing people in our community.
Listed In:  Special Needs, DC, Conservative, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
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