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Sat
Feb
  24
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Members of the Inclusion Committee and individuals with special needs participate in the Shabbat morning service. Our guest speaker will be Lt. Col. (Res.) Tiran Attia, Director of Special in Uniform, an innovative program sponsored by Jewish National Fund that aims to integrate young people with autism and other disabilities into the IDF. After their service, Special in Uniform helps usher its graduates toward a self-sufficient life, through employment or other meaningful societal involvement. ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville MD 20851
February is known as Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Our Inclusion Shabbat will feature “Connecting Cultures” founder Lobna (Luby) Ismail (right) will present thought-provoking ideas connecting her Muslim-American identity and culture alongside living with multiple sclerosis.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
9:45 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
It is commonplace to say that the Bible provides guidance for modern living. But in what way is this really true? Most people haven’t a clue. For the last two years, Rabbi Sid Schwarz’s Biblical Wisdom course has been so popular he has kept the same format and is now offering Part III. The class explores how Biblical stories provide guidance to three issues that human beings have been struggling with since the dawn of civilization. The class includes some presentation from Rabbi Sid, working in ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Join Haya Laufer and Luther Jett for a discussion of Amos Oz's "The Black Box", a work of modern Israeli literature that centers around family dynamics and challenges.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA 22206
Robbie Schaefer, of acclaimed folk/rock/indie band Eddie From Ohio, crafts a touching and funny world premiere musical portrait about father, son, and the space between them. A master storyteller, Robbie journeys from his Jewish father’s immigration to the United States, to his childhood in India, discovering his passion for music, and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father and the discovery of his father’s haunted past during World War II. Enriched...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 - 89

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent parkway, Columbia MD 21044
Playwright Susan McCully’s original production about Baltimore’s famed Cone sisters, “All She Must Possess,” will premiere at Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC). Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone, daughters of German-Jewish immigrants, could have lived tranquil, appropriate lives as respected Victorian ladies. Instead, the iconic duo voraciously collected art and curios from around the world. The unassuming Etta, often overshadowed by her si...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County (Congregation Beth El Preschool)
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) at Congregation Beth El with a special multisensory Havdalah followed by a guest speaker from the Israel Defense Forces Special in Uniform Program, which helps integrate young Israelis with disabilities into the IDF. Families and individuals of all abilities will be able to participate in and enjoy this beautiful prayer experience and moving presentation. Delicious treats will be served. Sponsored by the B’ruchim Habaim and Am Is...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Advocacy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Israel, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America.  Starring Naomi Jacobson, this heartwarming one-woman show is written by the author of Theater J’s Freud’s Last Session. Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. Directed by Holly Twyford.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent parkway, Columbia MD 21044
Playwright Susan McCully’s original production about Baltimore’s famed Cone sisters, “All She Must Possess,” will premiere at Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC). Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone, daughters of German-Jewish immigrants, could have lived tranquil, appropriate lives as respected Victorian ladies. Instead, the iconic duo voraciously collected art and curios from around the world. The unassuming Etta, often overshadowed by her si...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA 22206
Robbie Schaefer, of acclaimed folk/rock/indie band Eddie From Ohio, crafts a touching and funny world premiere musical portrait about father, son, and the space between them. A master storyteller, Robbie journeys from his Jewish father’s immigration to the United States, to his childhood in India, discovering his passion for music, and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father and the discovery of his father’s haunted past during World War II. Enriched...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 - 89

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Bagel Brunch featuring Susan Wranik, MS, MA, CCC-SLP. Change Your Words, Change Your World: How Word Choice Affects Memory, Caregiving, and Your Health Drawing on her TEDx talk and her recent book, Don’t Forget to Say Thank You, Susan will discuss the power of word choice and body language and how what we say and how we say it shape the outcome. How we express ourselves affects memory, health, and caregiving, especially when communicating with someone with dementia. Join Susan as she shares tip...
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Adult Education)
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join Lt. Col. (Res.) Tiran Attia following morning minyan for brunch. He is the Director of Special in Uniform, a program which integrates young people with autism and other disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and in turn into Israeli society. It focuses on the unique talents of each individual participant to help find a job within the IDF that is a perfect fit, based on the belief that everyone belongs and has the right to reach his or her full potential. Special in Uniform focus...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, Advocacy, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Join Adat Shalom for A Colorful Purim! Adat Shalom Youth Group is hosting a Purim Carnival, for children in Pre-K through 6th grade! There will be a moon bounce, face painting, games, prizes, food, and fun!
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10 for 20 Tickets

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
In a somewhat fanciful midrash, the Sages imagine that these three characters who appear elsewhere in Biblical narratives, were members of Pharaoh’s court when the Israelites were enslaved. Faced with the immorality of the Egyptian king’s actions, each reacted in his own way that determined his eventual fate. What do we learn about the rabbinic attitude toward involvement in confrontational politics from this small teaching and the larger lessons behind it? Rabbi Jack Moline is President of Inte...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
 
Temple Sinai
3100 Military Rd. NW, Washington DC 20015
This year's authors are Morra Aarons-Mele (Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There - When You’d Rather Stay Home), Dina Gold (Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18, Berlin), Anna Solomon (Leaving Lucy Pear) and Alexandra Zapruder (Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film). The discussion is moderated by Lynn Sweet, award-winning journalist and Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. Cost is $28, in...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $28

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Interfaith Families Project (IFFP) (Interfaith Families Project)
11135 Newport Mill Rd, Kensington MD 20895
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 Rabbi Rain Zohav & Rev. Julia Jarvis, Spiritual Leaders of IFFP with Father Michael Kelly of St. Martin of Tours, ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Interfaith, Maryland, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Counseling/Support, History/Education, Parenting
Event Cost:  more than $50; The cost is $300 per series for non-member couples

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Congregation Beth Emeth
12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon VA 20171
Join in the fun, with activities for all ages. Moon bounce, carnival games, crafts for “kids” of all ages, Vashti’s Shuk one-day gift shop sale, costume contest, raffle for great prizes, kosher lunch, hamentaschen and more. Check out the day's schedule and pre-order all-you-can-play bracelets to avoid the lines at www.bethemeth.org/purim. Special Shpiel and early carnival opening for the pre-school to 1st grade set and their families, starting at 10:45 AM. Start getting your costumes ready NOW! ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Rd , Rockville MD 20852
Each year Sisterhood hosts residents of the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes at B'nai Israel for an afternoon of friendship and fun. We need your help to make this a special day. Volunteers (male and female adults and Teens) are needed to prepare and assist with serving lunch, set up, and socialize with the residents. Contact Signe Wetrogan (signe0420@verizon.net, 301-384-2994).
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Teens, Maryland, Conservative, Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
Shannon Sarna will tell you — hamantashen don’t need to be dry or crumbly, nor do they need to be filled with traditional jams and pie fillings. And she should know! Ms. Sarna is the author of the cookbook "Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels & More," the editor of the popular Jewish food blog "The Nosher," and a contributing writer on "Kveller." Born to an Italian mother who loved to bake, a Jewish father who loved to experiment, and a food chemist grandfather, loving and experimenting...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent parkway, Columbia MD 21044
Playwright Susan McCully’s original production about Baltimore’s famed Cone sisters, “All She Must Possess,” will premiere at Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC). Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone, daughters of German-Jewish immigrants, could have lived tranquil, appropriate lives as respected Victorian ladies. Instead, the iconic duo voraciously collected art and curios from around the world. The unassuming Etta, often overshadowed by her si...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Beth El Hebrew Congregation (Beth El Inclusion)
3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22304
Beth El Hebrew Congregation is proud to present the acclaimed film "The Finishers" on Sunday, February 25th at 4 pm in a sneak-peek preview event for the 2018 ReelAbilities Film Festival of Northern Virginia, which is powered by the Jewish Community Center of Northern VA. Julien is a wheelchair-bound teenager whose family is gradually falling apart under the strain of his disability. He is the apple of his mother's eye, yet he yearns for the approval of his bitter father, Paul, a former athlete....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Parenting
Event Cost:  Free; Free; RSVP required

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA 22206
Robbie Schaefer, of acclaimed folk/rock/indie band Eddie From Ohio, crafts a touching and funny world premiere musical portrait about father, son, and the space between them. A master storyteller, Robbie journeys from his Jewish father’s immigration to the United States, to his childhood in India, discovering his passion for music, and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father and the discovery of his father’s haunted past during World War II. Enriched...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 - 89

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Sulam Inc.
13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville MD 20853
Sulam Fundraising Bowl-a-thon.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Special Needs, Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Tifereth Israel Congregation
7701 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20012
Rabbi Eliezer Adam, sofer-in-residence of the recently-opened Museum of the Bible, will speak about his work as a sofer in Israel and about his experiences working at the museum. This event is free to attend, but RSVP by February 15. Questions? Contact the TI office at 202-882-1605 or shoshana@tifereth-israel.org
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America.  Starring Naomi Jacobson, this heartwarming one-woman show is written by the author of Theater J’s Freud’s Last Session. Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. Directed by Holly Twyford.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
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