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Fri
Mar
  22
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Bender JCC: Children & Family Programs)
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join us for a monthly challah-making and music-filled session to share joyful Judaism from generation to generation. Connect with other grandparents while bonding with your grandbabies and having fun! Every month will offer different activities such as art and tikkun olam — but making challah and music making will always be included!
Listed In:  Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; Members: $10, General Public: $15

 
 
Sat
Mar
  23
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation Adat Reyim
6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield VA 22152
Introducing Shabbat Family Jam -- a new full-bodied, joyful, family Shabbat experience at Congregation Adat Reyim. Together, we will enjoy a unique Shabbat learning and worship experience full of gratitude, Ruach and Jewish experiences to treasure together! Bring family and friends! Stay to enjoy a nosh afterwards - Kosher oneg noshes and treats are provided. Perfect for 1-8 year olds and their loving adults.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Mar
  23
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Disability and Inclusion Speaker Judy Heumann and Zoe Gross Inclusion Advisory Committee - Disability Awareness on March 23 - Special Guests Judy Heumann and Zoe Gross. Judy Heumann is a veteran advocate for disability rights from fighting for her own teaching credentials to her tenure as Asst. Sect'y of Education under President Obama. Zoe Gross is a young autism self-advocate joining Judy for teaching at our morning Shabbat service and again at 1pm acharei-oneg (after Shabbat lunch) - don...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Advocacy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Mar
  23
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Krav Maga CDK
5454 Wisconsin Ave , Chevy Chase MD 20815
This ones for the fellows. Krav Maga CDK Third Party Protection Seminar is one you don’t want to miss. Krav Maga specializes in not only protecting your self but protecting the lives of your the people you care about as well. In this workshop you will learn principles and techniques as they pertain to third party protection. Whether they are armed or unarmed, doing nothing when something is required is a bad idea. What you will learn: Krav Maga combatives has they pertain to third party protec...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, DC, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness
Event Cost:  more than $50; $79

 
 
Sat
Mar
  23
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (GLOE - Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement)
1606 20th Street NW, Washington DC 20009
Join GLOE for a night of drag, drinks, dancing, and a celebration of Purim! We'll serve the food and discounted drinks - you serve the Purim-inspired looks. We can't wait to see you there! Interested, but nervous because you don't know anyone yet? We'll connect you with a friendly GLOE community member in advance. Contact GLOE Program Manager Ariel Weinstein at arielw@edcjcc.org. Feel free to forward to a friend as well. Tickets: $10/person * * Participating should never be cost-prohibitive....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, GLBT, DC, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Sat
Mar
  23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC DC 20007
If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  24
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
Ms. Ellie Music (Adas Israel - shir a song location)
2825 Quebec Street NW, Washington DC 20008
Join me for shir a song classes—early childhood music and movement classes designed for babies, toddlers, preschoolers accompanied by a parent or caregiver. We sing and dance to non-Jewish songs and fun Shabbat and Jewish holiday songs, using finger plays, chants, percussion instruments, a variety of props, and dance and movement. Registration for the SPRING shir a song session is now open! Spring 2019 session: March to June Tuesdays at Adas Israel: April 2 - May 28 (8 classes) $175 9:30 & ...
Listed In:  Families, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Non-denominational, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting
Event Cost:  more than $50; $175/8 classes, sibling & referral discounts avail

 
 
Mar 24 - Mar 26
Multiple times available
 
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington MD 20001
The AIPAC Policy Conference is the largest gathering of pro-Israel activists. Over 18,000 people from all 50 states and all backgrounds come together for a three day educational, inspirational and empowering experience. On the third day we lobby our Members of Congress to support the partnership between the U.S. and Israel and to ensure that the friendship between the United States and Israel remains unbreakable.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Leadership Development, Advocacy, Arts & Culture, Fair/Expo, History/Education, Israel, Leadership Development, Networking, Politics
Event Cost:  more than $50; $399 for AIPAC Club and $499 for Delegates

 
 
Sun
Mar
  24
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Meet local authors from the DMV area and hear first-hand as they describe and introduce their books. Learn more about the stories behind the stories, their inspirations, and upcoming projects. Bagels and coffee served. Come find your next must-read author! Appropriate for all ages and free to the public.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Fair/Expo
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  24
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
11660 Plaza America Dr, Reston VA 20190
Come join GJF for a fun morning of PJ Library stories and braid your own challah to take home and bake. This month we will learn about the Jewish holiday of Purim. Whole Foods provides the dough. You provide the creativity and sense of adventure. Bring your dough home to bake. Please RSVP to Jennifer.DeAngelis@jccnv.org so we can reserve enough dough. Questions: Contact Jennifer.DeAngelis@Jccnv.org Space is very limited. PLEASE RSVP!
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; No charge

 
 
Sun
Mar
  24
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Join Growing Jewish Families for a NEW program called Rhythm 'n Ruach! Led by Andrea Cate, certified Rhythm 'n Ruach facilitator, each week, you and your child will have a musical Shabbat adventure including a variety of hands-on experiences including: exploring exciting musical instruments, learning a Hebrew word, singing and dancing to Jewish and secular music, and learning Jewish values....
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $180/child, $108/second child

 
 
Sun
Mar
  24
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Relations between China and Israel have expanded rapidly since the early 2000s in areas such as diplomacy, trade, investment, construction, educational partnerships, scientific cooperation and tourism. China’s prime interests in Israel and advanced technology and its location as part of the Belt and Road Initiative. Israel seeks to expand its ties with the world’s fastest growing major economy and diversify its export markets and investments from the United States and Europe. Although evolving r...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  24
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
 
Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville MD 20851
Tikvat Israel invites you to join us on Sunday, March 24 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Social Hall for our revitalized Purim Carnival. Our Carnival is fun for the whole family and will feature: New Games! Bounce House! 30’ Long Inflatable Obstacle Course! Face Painting! Visit from the Kona Ice Truck! Prizes! Food! Silent Auction! (see information below) Wristband pricing: 0-2 years old FREE (games only, food available for purchase) 3-6 years old $5 for games only, $10 for games + meal 7-...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; varies

 
 
Sun
Mar
  24
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
National Museum of American Jewish Military History
1811 R Street, NW, Washington DC 20904
Jessica Cooperman joins us to discuss her new book Making Judaism Safe for America: World War I and the Origins of Religious Pluralism. Program is co-sponsored by the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council with an introduction from Rabbi Irving Elson, Director. In 1956, the sociologist Will Herberg described the United States as a “triple-melting pot,” a country in which “three religious communities - Protestant, Catholic, Jewish – are America.” This description of an American society in which Judaism an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  24
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22304
Using their work on the story of Rabbi Hirsh Frankel (a German Rabbi who was convicted of being a magician in 1712 and imprisoned for 2 years), Arline and Daniel Sachs will explain how to find the truth when presented with conflicting evidence. While knowing only prayer book Hebrew, Daniel translated a distant cousin’s book about their common ancestor Rabbi Frankel from Hebrew to English using the Internet. That book helped them correct long-accepted information that had been often quoted in oth...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  24
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC DC 20007
If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Mar
  24
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
37th and O Streets, NW, Washington, DC DC 20007
If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother! Written in 1898, Gordin’s story of power and pride revolves around Mirele Efros, a wealthy widow and clever business woman who wants to find a good wife for her son. When her children turn against her, Mirele experiences a fall of Shakespearean proportions. Wildly successful in its time, Gordin’s masterpiece of Yiddish theater shines in a scintillating new English translation. Produced in partnership with the Georgetown University Theater and Performance...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Mar
  25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Honored as one of Forward’s 50 most influential American Jews for 2018, Dr. Keren McGinity has been recognized for detailing the harassment she personally suffered in the Jewish institutional world and for issuing a broader call for a Jewish response to the #MeToo movement. McGinity is the inaugural director of the Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement Program at Hebrew College and an honorary research associate at Brandeis University. She earned her PhD from Brown University where she is a visi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Mar
  25
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
This event is not open to the public
Listed In:  Governance/Board
Event Cost:  Free; 0

 
 
Tue
Mar
  26
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
 
Center for Israel Studies at American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20036
Former Member of Knesset and public intellectual Einat Wilf will offer remarks on “Women and Politics in Israel Today” followed by a discussion with moderator Tamara Wittes (Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution). Co-sponsored by American University Center for Israel Studies and Women and Politics Institute, School of Public Affairs. Free with RSVP (space limited)
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
Mar
  26
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb St, NW, Washington DC 20016
With great joy and meaning, we invite you to a very special event welcoming three Israeli couples into the covenant of marriage. None of these couples can be married in their homeland under the auspices of the Orthodox Chief Rabbinate for three very different reasons: • One is a heterosexual couple in which the male is not recognized as Jewish because his mother, who converted, is deaf, and this conversion was not recognized in Israel. • The second is a progressive Jewish couple who rejects t...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Conservative, Reform, Advocacy, Politics, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; $18 suggested donation

 
 
Tue
Mar
  26
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
600 I Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Are you doing enough to make the world a better place? Explore this question as Dr. Erica Brown, director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership at The George Washington University, speaks with Ruth Messinger, an iconic social justice activist and former president of the American Jewish World Service, and Sarah Hurwitz, the former chief speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama, about the intersections between Judaism, spirituality, and social justice. This is the Mayberg Ce...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), DC, Advocacy, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15

 
 
Tue
Mar
  26
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1534 16th St NW, Washington DC 20036
Come explore the rich fabric of Judaism! Using traditional texts and modern examples, we will cover the fundamentals of Jewish life, including Shabbat and holidays, prayer, lifecycle rituals, ethics, and beliefs. This class is ideal for learners with questions—whether you've never studied Judaism before in your life, you're looking for a Hebrew School refresher, or you're somewhere in between! This Session Dates: 8 Tuesdays, March 26 to May 21 Time: 7:30-9:15 pm **This class will be taking ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, Interfaith, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $200 General Registration, $150 Birthright Alumni

 
 
Wed
Mar
  27
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
2850 Quebec Street NW, Washington DC 20008
Join Federation’s Ora and the Women of Young Leadership to wash away preconceived notions about the mikvah (Judaism's water immersion ritual) and delve more deeply into this meaningful tradition. Together, we will be inspired to reconnect with the holiness of our own bodies and our spirituality and learn more about the many occasions for using the mikvah. **Please note that we will not be immersing, but you can book a mikvah immersion online. If you have any questions about the online bookin...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Women & Girls, DC, Fitness & Wellness, History/Education
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; $10

 
 
Wed
Mar
  27
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington )
2850 Quebec St NW, Washington DC 20008
Join Federation’s Ora and the Women of Young Leadership to wash away preconceived notions about the mikvah (Judaism's water immersion ritual) and delve more deeply into this meaningful tradition. Together, we will be inspired to reconnect with the holiness of our own bodies and our spirituality, and learn more about the many occasions for using the mikvah.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Women & Girls, DC, Fitness & Wellness, History/Education
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
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