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Sun
Nov
  18
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
Judy’s Place – Where Children Shop for Holiday Gifts Judy’s Place, a Temple Rodef Shalom tradition for over 20 years, provides a unique, non-denominational and convenient shopping experience for children ages 2-13 that lets your child, with the help of our volunteers, choose from among over 100 gift items ranging in price from $1 to $15 to surprise parents, siblings, grandparents and pets. Proceeds go to charities supported by The Women of Temple Rodef Shalom. What a lovely way to teach our ch...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Northern Virginia, Reform, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  Free; Cost of items selected

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
8:45 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
Ready, Set, Go to the Chanukah Bazaar Sponsored by Women of TRS Sun Nov 11, 18 and Dec 2, 8:45 AM-2:00 PM; Tues Nov 13, 20, 27, 5:30 -7:30 PM; Wed Nov 14, 28, 4:15-6:30 PM Everything you could possibly want to celebrate the Festival of Lights will be on display in the Grand Foyer! Choose from a large assortment of menorahs, Safed and beeswax candles, dreidels, books, crafts and toys, party goods and nut-free gelt. Hot items such as Chanukah socks and slippers plus fun children’s menorahs have b...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Fair/Expo, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
A jaw dropping, camera flashing celebration! A magical morning for children and their families — join us as we celebrate 10 years of bringing you amazing storybook characters. Get ready to meet up with old friends such as Curious George & the Man in the Yellow Hat; the Very Hungry Caterpillar and your Paw Patrol friends. Meet new friends – the Minions; Pete the Cat; Clifford the Big Red Dog and more! Be sure to bring your appetite, because we’re serving up a pancake breakfast bar, along with lot...
Listed In:  Families, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; Fees: $12/ $10 member

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
2850 Quebec Street NW, Washington DC 20008
This Thanksgiving, show your kids the Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world) by working together to help those facing hunger and homelessness in our community. Join PJ Library® and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington at the Edlavitch DCJCC’s annual Everything But The Turkey (EBTT). Come for a morning of making healthy snack bags, creating a gift for families in DC shelters and learning during a story time.  These will connect your children to the Jewish values of gratitude an...
Listed In:  Families, DC, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Volunteer
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd., Rockville MD 20852
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Are you ready for the leadership experience of a lifetime? Jteen Philanthropy is your chance to change the world while having an amazing time with your friends. As a member of a giving circle, you will take on the role of a philanthropist and make decisions that impact people and organizations locally and worldwide. Take part in this unique program for an amazing addition to your college res...
Listed In:  Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Leadership Development
Event Cost:  more than $50; $360

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
The Shabbat morning service is a beautiful progression of parts: Birchot HaShachar, Psukei D'Zimra, Shacharit, Amidah, Torah Service and Musaf. Whether you've been to 100 Shabbat services or none, you'll gain more from the experience when you understand the order and purpose of the prayer service.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Depart from and Return to the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia “The SS American has set sail from NY to London. Aboard, the lovelorn Billy has stowed away on a mission to stop the marriage of his mystery muse, Countess Hope Harcourt, to the millionaire Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Now, it is up to Billy with the help of showgirls, sailors, and public enemy #13, to find, woo, and win back his true love. Unlikely alliances arise as mischief and mayhem ensue in this madcap musical by beloved ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; Fee: $114/ $104 member

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
2850 Quebec Street NW, Washington  DC 20008
A signature program of the Edlavitch DCJCC since 1996, Everything But The Turkey (EBTT) brings together hundreds of people over three days to chop, mix, grate, and prepare over 13,000 servings of festive Thanksgiving food for people in need in the DC metro area. We make everything but the turkey, and DC Central Kitchen, our program partner, supplies delicious turkeys. The food we make is distributed by DC Central Kitchen to over 88 local homeless shelters, transitional housing facilities, and ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Volunteer
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22304
A JGSGW project identified over 5,500 Jews who are buried at Arlington National Cemetery: Sephardi, German, East European, men and women, Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, non-religious, and a convert to Christianity. They were warriors, but also a Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Senators, Congressmen, ambassadors, astronauts, and artists. This presentation will give an overview of the Jews of Arlington, and will highlight a selection of veterans who served from the Civil War to the Iraq war. It wi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
In Yiddish, grandparents are “bubbes” and “zaydes.” Jewish tradition instructs us to honor our parents and grandparents and to respect their wisdom. We’ll honor this tradition with a special Grandparents’ Day at Etz Hayim. Together we’ll play games, have a nosh (kosher - dairy/pareve), share stories and make crafts. RSVP to preschool@etzhayim.net
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
2:00 PM - 3:30 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:  

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
6601 Bradley Boulevard, Bethesda MD 20817
BJC Welcomes Pulitzer Prize Winning Columnist Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post Please join Bethesda Jewish Congregation for an outstanding afternoon of wit and wisdom with Gene Weingarten, the humor writer for the Washington Post. Gene Weingarten is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist known for both his serious and humorous work. Weingarten’s column, Below the Beltway, is published weekly in the Washington Post Magazine and syndicated nationally. He ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Politics, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Greater Washington Community Kollel
11825 Seven Locks Road, Potomac MD 20854
Kollel 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Listed In:  Maryland
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Nov
  18
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Foundation for Jewish Studies (Foundation for Jewish Studies)
3800 Glenbrook Rd., Fairfax VA 22031
Healing, Health and Jewish Sensibilities with Rabbi Vanessa Ochs, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia Derived from Jewish texts, traditions, laws, practices, rituals, and experiences, “Jewish Sensibilities” are ways in which Jews (religious and secular alike) act “Jewishly,” whether consciously or not. Understanding such Jewish sensibilities, rooted in a combination of tradition, law and culture, can help us understand our gut responses and complex motivations when f...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Fitness & Wellness, History/Education
Event Cost:  Free; 0

 
 
Mon
Nov
  19
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
2019 Mah Jongg Cards It’s that time of year again for you, your family members and friends (all over the globe) to order their 2019 Mah Jongg cards. Costs remain the same: $8.00 for small cards and $9.00 for large cards. The National Mah Jongg League sends the Temple a rebate check based on the number of cards ordered. This effort supports various TRS programs and charitable giving throughout the community. These are official cards and will be sent directly to you from the National Mah Jongg Lea...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $8 small card; $9 large card

 
 
Mon
Nov
  19
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
2850 Quebec Street NW, Washington  DC 20008
A signature program of the Edlavitch DCJCC since 1996, Everything But The Turkey (EBTT) brings together hundreds of people over three days to chop, mix, grate, and prepare over 13,000 servings of festive Thanksgiving food for people in need in the DC metro area. We make everything but the turkey, and DC Central Kitchen, our program partner, supplies delicious turkeys. The food we make is distributed by DC Central Kitchen to over 88 local homeless shelters, transitional housing facilities, and ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Volunteer
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20

 
 
Mon
Nov
  19
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
In partnership with ALI, the J's adult lifelong learning center. Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from biblical times to the age of Twitter. Organizing his book thematically into what he calls the seven strands of Jewish comedy (including the Satirical, the Witty, and the Vulgar), Dauber explores the ways Jewish comedy has dealt with persecution, assimilation, and diaspora through the ages. He explains the rise and fall of popular comic archetypes such as th...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; Tickets: $12/ $8 member

 
 
Mon
Nov
  19
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2010 Crystal Dr, Arlington VA 22202
Rodef 2100: Trivia in Crystal City* Highline RxR https://www.highlinerxr.com/ Mondays are rough and you made it through! This November we're in Crystal City a short walk from the Blue and Yellow Line's Crystal City Metro Station. Meet us at Highline RxR at 6:30 pm! Trivia begins at 7:00 pm. Happy hour and friends make it better! Happy hour runs from 3:00 - 7:00 pm. Show up when you can and leave when you must. See you there. Contact: Nathan Smuckler, nsmuckler@templerodefshalom.org, 703.676....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Reform, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Nov
  19
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St, NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
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 WHC and beyond. WHC Academy meets on Monday nights, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm with coffee, a light snack, and time to socialize. Our course offerings for the fall are: Fall...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Reform, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25 for members; $54 for non-members

 
 
Tue
Nov
  20
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
 
B'nai Shalom of Olney (B'nai Shalom of Olney Early Childhood School)
18401 Burtfield Drive, Olney MD 20832
Looking for a fun, indoor playspace for your toddler or preschooler to get their wiggles out? Use our indoor gym! On Tuesdays, October 16, 2018 – June 11, 2019, the ECS will open our indoor playroom to babies and toddlers between ages 0-4 years. We happily invite you and your family to enjoy our open-gym time from 9:30am- 10:30am weekly. Caregiver supervision required at all times. Open gym is $5.00 per session OR purchase a 5-session “virtual” coupon book for $20.00. Please make checks payabl...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Parenting
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $5

 
 
Tue
Nov
  20
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
Nov
  20
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
Ready, Set, Go to the Chanukah Bazaar Sponsored by Women of TRS Sun Nov 11, 18 and Dec 2, 8:45 AM-2:00 PM; Tues Nov 13, 20, 27, 5:30 -7:30 PM; Wed Nov 14, 28, 4:15-6:30 PM Everything you could possibly want to celebrate the Festival of Lights will be on display in the Grand Foyer! Choose from a large assortment of menorahs, Safed and beeswax candles, dreidels, books, crafts and toys, party goods and nut-free gelt. Hot items such as Chanukah socks and slippers plus fun children’s menorahs have b...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Fair/Expo, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Nov
  20
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Operation Embrace
11825 Seven Locks Rd, Potomac MD 20854
The Operation Embrace annual event assists survivors of terror attacks in Israel. There will be a survivor at the event. This event is strictly kosher and under the rabbinical council of Greater Washington.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel
Event Cost:  more than $50; $500 per person

 
 
Thu
Nov
  22
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
Nov
  22
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
B'nai Shalom of Olney (B'nai Shalom of Olney Early Childhood School)
18401 Burtfield Drive, Olney MD 20832
Toddler & Me is a fun, hands-on introduction to preschool experience for children ages 14 months – 2 years. A perfect chance for children to become comfortable going to school and make new friends, the children will explore and discover music, art, playground, and sensory exploration while playing, learning, and practicing social skills. Class activities will include art, cooking, story time, free play, circle and music time, snack, and playground/playroom time. Parents, grandparents, or a sp...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Parenting, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
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