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Thu
Sep
  21
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
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Rosh Hashanah
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Thu
Sep
  21
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Recommended for Children Ages 5 and Under with an Adult Renee Brachfeld, our talented leader, combines singing, storytelling, movement and the sounds of the shofar to create an enjoyable holiday experience for families with young children. Following the hour-long service, participants are invited for light refreshments and a short art project. This service ends in time for those who have seats in one of our traditional services to hear the sermon and participate in Musaf. Register online at www...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 per family for one service, $100 for all three

 
 
Thu
Sep
  21
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Agudas Achim Congregation
2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
Please join the Agudas Achim Young Families for High Holiday services designed for the youngest members of the Jewish community. We will hold services from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on both days of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur. To register, please click the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/kQP8wM1ICyz6l2Lj1. Dress comfortably as families will be sitting on the floor.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Sep
  21
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Temple B'nai Shalom
7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
Please join us for Rosh Hashanah Family Services on Thursday, September 21st. This service is perfect for families with young children. The service is open to non-members and is free-of-charge but reservations and tickets are required. Please email Lynn at lynn@tbs-online.org.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Sep
  22
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Recommended for Children Ages 5 and Under with an Adult Renee Brachfeld, our talented leader, combines singing, storytelling, movement and the sounds of the shofar to create an enjoyable holiday experience for families with young children. Following the hour-long service, participants are invited for light refreshments and a short art project. This service ends in time for those who have seats in one of our traditional services to hear the sermon and participate in Musaf. Register online at www...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 per family for one service, $100 for all three

 
 
Fri
Sep
  22
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Join youth and families, as well as those with disabilities and their families to come together for a wonderful sensorial Jewish experience. Listen to the shofar, eat the apples dipped in honey, smell the sweet new year and touch the Torah with your gentle fingertips. For more information on this event, visit htaa.org or email Adrienne@htaa.org
Listed In:  Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18/person

 
 
Fri
Sep
  22
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Agudas Achim Congregation
2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
Please join the Agudas Achim Young Families for High Holiday services designed for the youngest members of the Jewish community. We will hold services from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on both days of Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur. To register, please click the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/kQP8wM1ICyz6l2Lj1. Dress comfortably as families will be sitting on the floor.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Sep
  23
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Congressman Jamie Raskin represents Maryland's 8th district, including Montgomery County in the US House of Representatives. Join us in welcoming Congressman Raskin to HTAA!
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Conservative, Advocacy, Politics
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sat
Sep
  23
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Agudas Achim Congregation
2908 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302
Join Agudas Achim Young Families for a volunteer led service for kids ages 0-5, accompanied by an adult. Congregational kiddush to follow.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  24
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Calling all moms and dads — play dates aren’t just for kids! While the kids play, the grown-ups get to schmooze and meet other families with young children. Come out and meet up with old friends, and make some new friends, too! Wear socks for kids and adults. Ages: 0 –3 years old and their parents (siblings welcome). Contact rebecca.greene@jccnv.org to RSVP.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Children/Teens/Family, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  24
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
3656 Centerview Dr, Chantilly VA 20151
Calling all moms and dads — play dates aren’t just for kids! While the kids play, the grown-ups get to schmooze and meet other families with young children. Come out and meet up with old friends, and make some new friends, too! There is a NOVA Playlabs paid staff person to help play with the littles. Ages: newborn –5 years old and their parents (siblings welcome). FREE: NOVA Playlabs is waiving the entrance fee if you come play with Growing Jewish Families! Children (and adults planning to pl...
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Children/Teens/Family, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  24
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park
14321 Comus Rd., Clarksburg MD 20871
The Garden of Remembrance High Holy Days Memorial Services take place at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.at our beautiful Memorial Park on Comus Road in Clarksburg, Maryland. This is our 17th Annual Service and it is conducted by area clergy.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  24
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (Family Engagement at the EDCJCC)
1340 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington DC 20018
Join other Edlavitch DCJCC families to get our hands dirty and learn about food access with Everybody Grows, an organization that inspires people to grow their own food in home gardens. We will compost, weed, plant, and harvest. Afterwards, we will learn about food waste and food accessibility with Darya Watnick, Director of Jewish Engagement, and Jewish Outdoor, Food, and Environmental Education Fellow with Hazon. Since this program falls on the Sunday between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur we wi...
Listed In:  Families, GLBT, Interfaith, DC, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20 per family

 
 
Sun
Sep
  24
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia
4052 Campbell Ave , Arlington VA 22206
New Technologies for Studies of Ancient Texts Michael Toth Advanced imaging systems can now empower scholars, scientists and researchers to glean important, new information from ancient texts. This illustrated presentation will demonstrate how these imaging systems offer new insights into ancient manuscripts on parchment and papyrus. Advanced technologies developed during Mr. Toth’s projects – applied to papyri-mâché funeral masks and to ancient manuscripts guarded by monks at St. Catherine’s M...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Sep
  25
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Ms. Ellie Music (Adas Israel - shir a song location)
2825 Quebec Street NW, Washington DC 20008
Shir a Song classes are music and movement classes designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers and their accompanying caregiver. Classes aim to fuse oldie-but-goodie secular songs with some fun Shabbat and Jewish holiday songs. We will use finger plays, instruments, and other props as we dance and move to create a lively and musical community for the 45 minutes of class. 10 Classes begin in October at Adas Israel in DC (and in September with a break at Ohr Kodesh in Chevy Chase). Cost: ...
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Non-denominational, Arts & Culture, Parenting
Event Cost:  more than $50; $190/10 sessions; discounts available

 
 
Mon
Sep
  25
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Hebrew, but found the idea of trying to read the language too daunting? If yes, this course is for you. Using an innovative method that emphasizes conversation over decoding the aleph bet, you’ll find yourself speaking Hebrew from the first class on – and having fun! This class is ideal for those with no knowledge of or familiarity with Hebrew. The abi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $50 per semester

 
 
Mon
Sep
  25
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (United Jewish Endowment Fund of 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.
Executive committee meeting
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Listed In:  Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Governance/Board
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Sep
  25
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Tzedek DC
4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008
This event is a fundraiser for Tzedek DC, the first legal aid group ever organized by the Greater Washington Jewish community. Tzedek DC’s mission is to safeguard the legal rights of low-income DC residents dealing with life-altering, often unjust debt collection practices, as well as other consumer protection problems. The Cook-off will feature kugel samples from five local chefs, including Alex Levin (Osteria Morini) and Michael Friedman (the Red Hen). The judges will include renowned Jewish f...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, Singles, DC, Advocacy, Fundraising/Philanthropy
Event Cost:  more than $50; $90-$180

 
 
Mon
Sep
  25
7:00 PM - 7:00 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.
They say truth is stranger than fiction! This fall you can work with an award-winning, professional author (Peter Lovenheim) to craft your own truths or the remarkable true stories around you into rich, compelling narratives. Narrative non-fiction is writing based on fact but built with the traditional elements of story. It’s a popular genre, allowing writers to observe the world, explore ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, DC, Adult Education, Professional Development, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Sep
  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. We will meet you at Bowlmor in Bethesda.
Listed In:  Special Needs, Maryland, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Sep
  26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Magen David Sephardic Congregation
11215 Woodglen Drive, Rockville MD 20852
Experience Sephardic Heritage & Get Inspired! Join us for a unique concert featuring the Bar Yohai Ensemble and Rabbi Haim Ovadia in a medley of High Holiday music from across the Sephardic World! 6:30 Reception - Hors D’oeuvres & Bar 7:15 Concert Tickets available from $20.00 
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $20-$30

 
 
Tue
Sep
  26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Explore why we do what we do as Jews, find the sources for our traditions, and delve into the origins for these ideas with Back to Basics. Taught by Gerdy Trachtman, retired WHC Religious School Associate Principal, you’ll find yourself ready to dig deep and find a closer connection with Judaism. Concentrating on the holidays, life cycle events, history, theology, Jewish religious movements...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $150 for WHC members, $250 for non-members

 
 
Tue
Sep
  26
7:00 PM - 9:30 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.
Preparing for Childbirth is a comprehensive 4-week series covering labor anatomy and physiology, pain management, and common variations and complications. Included are practice exercises designed specifically for labor and delivery. Preparing for Childbirth also includes thorough and judgment-free discussion of all labor and delivery scenarios, including unmedicated births, epidurals and c-s...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, DC, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Sep
  26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Jewish Council for the Aging ® (JCA)
Davis Library 6400 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817, Bethesda MD 20817
Join us for a FREE seminar. You have choices and Medicare is one of them. Here are some common questions that the seminar is designed to answer: Do you need to sign up for Medicare now? Can I work and get Medicare? What is the Medicare alphabet - A,B,C and D? What are Medicare Savings Programs? Where do I begin? Who can help me? How can I help Protect, Detect and Report health care fraud? FREE. Walk-ins welcome.…
Listed In:  Seniors, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  Free; free

 
 
Tue
Sep
  26
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Berman Hebrew Academy (Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy)
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Berman Board Meeting
Listed In:  Board/Executive Commitee
Event Cost:  

 
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