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Tue
Jan
  22
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS Annette M. & Theodore N. Lerner Family Upper School Campus)
11710 Hunters Lane, Rockville MD 20852
Former CESJDS Parent and author, David Brooks, author of The Road To Character, will speak about his newest book.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Jan
  23
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Shalom Hartman Institute of North America & Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Partnership)
To Be Announced, To Be Announced DC To Be Anno
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
The Federation/Hartman Great American Jewish Civics cohort consists of individuals in the Jewish community that work in policy and at think tanks and focuses the discussion on American Jewish politics in the 21st century. The cohort will work on answering difficult and transformative questions such as: •         How are we to understand the categories of the 'moral,' the 'political,' and...
Listed In:  DC, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Committee Meetings, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Leadership Development, Professional Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Jan
  23
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
TBD, TBD MD 20852
JFGW Executive Committee Meeting
Listed In:  Board/Executive Commitee, Governance/Board
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Jan
  23
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
3830 Seminary Rd, Alexandria VA 22304
Inclement Weather Policy If Fairfax County schools are closed, our Adult 55+ program held at Beth El is canceled. If schools have a delayed opening, we will hold our program at the regular time. Winter Film Series: Hidden Figures 2016 | 2h 7 min | Biography, Drama, History In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we will show this film about the incredible story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson — brilliant African-American women working at NASA — who calculated by hand the com...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5/person

 
 
Wed
Jan
  23
6:00 PM - 8:00 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:  

 
 
Wed
Jan
  23
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
This is one in a series of classes for board and committee members of CESLC.
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Wed
Jan
  23
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
Tu B’Shevat is the Jewish holiday that reminds us of our love for, and dependence on, the natural world.  Join us for the fourth annual JSC Tu B’Shevat Seder at Adas Israel! We’ll attune ourselves to the earth’s rhythms and cycles, tasting the three types of fruits and seven species of foods from the land of Israel. We’ll enter into “tree consciousness” and sing Tu B’Shevat songs. On a practical level, we’ll be hearing from a speaker involved in climate change work about positive signs of hope...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; Adas, JSC members $20, others $30

 
 
Wed
Jan
  23
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son arrive in a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. The townspeople – suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning – expect the worst and behave accordingly. Why have the Jews come to their village? Have they returned to reclaim their property? In this beautifully shot black & white film, Director Ferenc Török paints a complex picture of a society trying to come to terms with the recent hor...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Wed
Jan
  23
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Beth El's Israel Distinguished Speaker Series is honored to welcome Lieutenant Colonel Ido Orlov, Liaison for the Home Front Command at the Israeli Embassy on Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 pm at Congregation Beth El. Lt. Col. Orlov will provide in depth insight and profound personal experiences as he discusses the terrorist activities along the Gaza border over the past nine months and the new threats along Israel’s northern border posed by Hezbollah tunnels into Israel and Iranian forces in Syri...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel, Politics, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Jan
  23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
One Show Only! “The final scene seeps into your consciousness… In those final seconds, the movie combines cinematography with divine intervention, and makes it all look real. ” – Richard Stellar, The Wrap During the Six-Day War, an Israeli sergeant and an Egyptian soldier encounter each other in an abandoned UNEF post in the Sinai desert on the day after the Israeli/Egyptian cease fire. During an ensuing firefight both men get trapped in the abandoned post; the Israeli on the ground floor, the...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Jan 23 - Jan 24
Multiple times available
 
Avodah: The Jewish Service Corps (Avodah)
801 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington DC 20003
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Hey there DC! It's me - the Avodah DC Program Director. I want to share with you a great opportunity to volunteer alongside the Avodah DC Corps Members! See the information below. If you have any questions feel free to reach out! Kat Macias Point-in-Time Count with Avodah! Annually, on one of the coldest nights of the year, concerned citizens volunteer to conduct a careful count of every...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, DC, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Advocacy, Leadership Development, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Jan
  24
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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Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Jan
  24
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
Jan
  24
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Noon: Lunch (bring dairy or parve/meatless) 12:30pm: Program Presented by: Natalie G. Neviasky, art historian and publisher Rockwell's 60 year unstoppable career in art and illustration made him one of the most successful, famous, and beloved American illustrators of the 20th century. Join us for this very “colorful” program with slide presentation. Ms. Neviasky calls her programs “Edutainment.” Have fun while learning and reminiscing with this visually stunning presentation and discussion. C...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; Fee: $8/ $3 member

 
 
Thu
Jan
  24
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Shalom Hartman Institute of North America & Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Partnership)
To Be Announced, To Be Announced VA To Be Anno
The Federation/Hartman Northern Virginia Community Leaders cohort consists of agency leaders working in Northern Virginia, and focuses the discussions on where American Jewry is going? The cohort will work on answering difficult and transformative questions such as: •         In an age of fluidity and choice, what is compelling about Jewish identity? •         Can Jewish community transcend political partisanship? •         What should the relationship between American Jewry and Israel look li...
Listed In:  Northern Virginia, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Committee Meetings, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, Leadership Development, Professional Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Jan
  24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., #100, Rockville MD 20852
Israel YOUR Way Innovation Track Pre-Trip Event
Listed In:  Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Jan
  24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
She Says is a program where women can engage in honest, authentic discussions on today's issues.
Listed In:  Women & Girls, Maryland, Advocacy, Networking
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15

 
 
Fri
Jan
  25
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Sunflower Bakery
8507 Ziggy Lane, Gaithersburg MD 20877
Is Sunflower for me? Come to our new Bakery Drop Ins Mondays & Fridays and find out. Beginning Monday, January 14. Drop in between 10:00am-12:00pm on any Monday or Friday through the end of February. Each visit will take approximately 50 minutes. Enjoy learning about Sunflower with one of our staff, ask your questions, take a tour of our kitchen and participate in a hands-on baking demonstration. Who: Individuals in their last year of high school or post high school are welcome. Students in o...
Listed In:  Special Needs, Maryland, Advocacy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Jan
  25
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
 
Temple B'nai Shalom
7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
Please join us for a very special Tot Shabbat featuring Jewish rocker Sheldon Low! 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
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Jan
  26
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
Share Shabbat with families from the JCCNV's Growing Jewish Families program and visit different synagogues services around NoVA on our Tot Shabbat Train. Our next stop is Agudas Achim Congregation! Join Growing Jewish Families Saturday morning at Agudas Achim Congregation. Services begin at 11 am. Highlights include: singing, musical instruments, stories, and tot-sized prayers. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. There is no dress code and there is no shushing if your little one can’t sit st...
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Jan
  26
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim
3501 2nd St S., Arlington VA 22204
Short family havdalah service, followed by roller skating! Bring $ for snacks. No havdalah experience required!
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $2 entry, $3 skates

 
 
Sat
Jan
  26
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
131 Gibbs Street, Rockville MD 20850
Join Pop-Ups to Pop In! to welcome a new week with family and friends. We will begin with a singalong Havdalah ceremony led by Miss Ellie, followed by ice skating, hot chocolate, and other activities. Check-in with us at the Pop-Ups to Pop In! table to receive a discount on your rink admission. Pre-register for this event and get a special gift! Great for all ages.
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Non-denominational, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Jan
  26
7:45 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville MD 20851
Two Contemporary Israeli Films Set for Showing at Rockville Synagogue Tikvat Israel Congregation will show the best of recent Israeli cinema with two films preceding commentary by an Israel official. Scheduled for showing are “Shelter” on Jan. 19 and “Redemption” on Jan. 26. Both films will be screened at 7:45 p.m. Admission for synagogue members is $12 for one film ($20 for both) and $15 per show for non-members. Students with an ID are charged $5. Advance tickets may be purchased at www.tikv...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Conservative, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15

 
 
Sat
Jan
  26
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
 
Congregation Har Shalom (Har Shalom Players)
11510 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
Join the Har Shalom Players for an evening of entertainment! Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including "Tomorrow." With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despit...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18/child (12 & under), $22/adult

 
 
Sun
Jan
  27
9:40 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation Olam Tikvah
3800 Glenbrook Rd., Fairfax VA 22031
Olam Tikvah Men’s Club welcomes Rabbi Aaron Rozovsky, Director of Rabbinical Services at the Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) to discuss the ISJL’s work bolstering Jewish life and providing Judaic services and cultural programs in Southern and Southwestern communities, no matter how small. Kosher, vegetarian brunch will be served. Register by January 22.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15

 
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