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The Greater Washington DC Jewish community strives to be an inclusive community. If you need special accommodations in order to participate in any program, please contact the host organization.
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Thu
May
  25
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Council for the Aging ® (JCA) (Jewish Council for the Aging (JCA))
12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville MD 20852
This is a celebration of the JCA Heyman Interages Center volunteers.
Listed In:  Seniors, Maryland, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
May
  25
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Fundraiser supporting Bender JCC scholarship fund.
Listed In:  
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
May
  25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Join us for our monthly night out at Bowlmor in Bethesda– work on your bowling skills and enjoy a snack with friends. Individuals who need support are welcome to bring a friend who will provide support during the program. Suitable for ages 16 and up.
Listed In:  Special Needs, DC, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $19.50

 
 
May 26 - May 29
Multiple times available
 
USY (United Synagogue Youth) (United Synagogue Youth-Seaboard Region)
24959 Pen Mar Road, Highfield-Cascade MD 21719
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
We cannot wait to see you at USY Spring Convention on May 26-29 at Camp Louise in Cascade, MD!!! You will not want to miss an incredible 4 days and 3 nights with over 200 Jewish 8th-12th graders from across Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Washington, DC! Highlights include a weekend full of non-stop FUN with AMAZING and EXCITING activities and games, a beautiful Shabbat experience, m...
Listed In:  Teens, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $297

 
 
Fri
May
  26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
A tish is a yiddush word for table. It may consist of words on Torah, singing of melodies and zemirot, with refreshments! Join us at HTAA for Kabbalat Shabbat, smiles and uplifting song all year long!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
May
  30
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Join us as we bring in Shavuot with learning sessions, discussions and cheesecake! Email Adrienne@htaa.org for more information.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Thu
Jun
  1
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Shavuot
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Thu
Jun
  1
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Join us at the EDCJCC to mix, chop, and prepare food for homeless shelters and other agencies serving those in need in the DC area. No cooking skills are necessary! Individuals of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to participate.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, DC, Volunteer
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $7

 
 
Thu
Jun
  1
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
New Israel Fund
3100 Military Road, Washington DC 20015
Join us at Temple Sinai in Washington, DC for a special book reading and discussion with Authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. Over the past two years, Chabon, Waldman, and other renowned authors have joined forces with Breaking the Silence to tell the stories of the people on the ground. The result of this partnership is the book Kingdom of Olives and Ash, which includes contributions from leading contemporary writers. Moderated by Ted Koppel and featuring Avner Gvaryahu of Breaking the ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Arts & Culture, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Jun
  2
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Children are always welcome at all of our services, but the first Friday night of each month is especially designed for families. Tot Shabbat introduces Judaism to children not yet old enough to read. Our Family Services last about one hour, followed by a festive Oneg Shabbat, and feature a different religious school grade as well as our fabulous TSY Choir. Our monthly birthday blessing occurs as part of the service, and camp-style music, led by Cantor Lisa on guitar, engages and uplifts the con...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Reform, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sat
Jun
  3
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
B'nai Shalom of Olney
18401 Burtfield Drive, Olney MD 20832
Geared for families with pre-school age children. This monthly Shabbat morning service begins at 11:00 am (runs approximately 40 minutes) and combines song, prayer, and bible stories.
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Jun
  4
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
6121 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Educational program and brunch - free and open to the community
Listed In:  Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, Counseling/Support, Networking
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  4
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Adult Education)
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Registration: No charge for the first session on March 19. Additional sessions are $12 each or $40 for the entire series. Explore one of the most divisive issues affecting theJewish people today. Participants will explore narratives about Israel and unpack complex visions of peace in the Jewish tradition in order to better understand their own attitudes toward the conflict. Though a shared political platform may not be attainable, this course strives to achieve a shared respect for our differen...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $40 for the series or $12 each

 
 
Sun
Jun
  4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Dreams For Kids DC and the EDCJCC are teaming up to create a mentorship program that will provide communication, leadership, and vocational skill building for young adults with developmental delays and/or physical disabilities in the DC area. Mentors will be recruited from among both DFKDC and EDCJCC’s constituencies. The program will offer participants skill-building workshops on topics such as resume development, interviewing, and formal e-mail communication as well as off-site activities. Ple...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Special Needs, DC, Professional Development, Career/Employment, Networking, Professional Development
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  4
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington
1132 Arcola Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902
This is the first annual luncheon of Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington. Yad Yehuda of Greater Washington is a volunteer organization that offers an array of financial assistance programs serving fellow Jewish community members in the Greater Washington area. By providing programs such as Tomchei Shabbos, the Capital Kosher Pantry, and emergency financial relief, we help ease some of the financial strain on our friends and neighbors. Our dedicated volunteers allow us to ensure that every dollar d...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Orthodox, Adult Education, Advocacy, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  4
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Mid Atlantic Chapter)
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington DC 20004
Spend the evening, in solidarity, for the brave, young men and women of the IDF. We join together, for our 6th Annual MidAtlantic-Washington Area Gala at the Ronald Reagan Building. After our largest gathering, in our FIDF Regional History - May of 2016 - this year will surely be a sell out. Invitations will be arriving in mailboxes and by email, March 2017. Kosher Dietary Laws Observed
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $250

 
 
Mon
Jun
  5
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Adult Education)
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join an eager group of B'nai Israel congregants and others who assemble monthly to participate with Rabbi Schnitzer in an examination of the text of the Torah. This year, we will be continuing our exploration of the Book of Deuteronomy—Moses’s final teachings to the Israelites.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  Free; Free of charge

 
 
Mon
Jun
  5
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
Please join us for Washington Hebrew Congregation's Annual Meeting. More details will be available closer to the event. For more information, please contact us at 202-362-7100.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Reform, Governance/Board
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Mon
Jun
  5
7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20036
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Pregnant for the first time? Looking to create a community with other expecting moms to exchange ideas and find support? This group will meet weekly for seven weeks to provide a safe and facilitated space for moms to discuss their experiences and learn from one another. We will explore several topics, including: concerns about childbirth and parenting; balancing family with work outside the...
Listed In:  Couples, Women & Girls, DC, Adult Education, Counseling/Support, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Jun
  6
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Life Communities
1801 E. Jefferson Street, Rockville MD 20852
Annual luncheon for members of the Builders of the Future society, by invitation only. Dietary laws observed.
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Tue
Jun
  6
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
American Friends of Lubavitch (Chabad) (American Friends of Lubavitch)
TBD, Washington DC 20008
Annual Benefit Event
Listed In:  Community-Wide/Festivals
Event Cost:  more than $50; 540 per peron

 
 
Tue
Jun
  6
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Available upon registration, Chevy Chase MD 20815
To RSVP, please visit www.aipac.org/GWRE Space is Limited • Dietary Laws Observed This briefing is open to AIPAC Club members who generously invest a minimum of $1,800 or more towards AIPAC's 2017 Campaign. To become an AIPAC Club member in the Greater Washington Real Estate Division or for other questions, please contact Deborah Adler, Area Director at (443) 690-0473 or at dadler@aipac.org.
Listed In:  Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Jun
  6
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
JCCGW Board meeting
Listed In:  Board/Executive Commitee
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Jun
  7
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Join us for our 2017 Annual Meeting and Community Reception honoring outgoing CEO, Steve Rakitt. The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington thanks our dedicated volunteers, committed leaders, generous donors and corporate sponsors who touch, change and save lives each and every day. Space is limited. RSVP below is required by June 1st.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Community-Wide/Festivals, Governance/Board, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Jun
  7
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
Washington Hebrew Congregation is proud to host the D.C. premiere of the docudrama, "In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem". Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, "In Our Hands" tells the story of Israel’s 55th Paratrooper Brigade and their role in liberating the Old City of Jerusalem in 1967. With firsthand interviews and historical reenactments, this film focuses on the soldiers who reunified Jerusalem and announced to the world, “The Temple Mount is in our hands.” The even...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
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