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Sun
May
  27
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Sephardic Heritage International DC (SHIN DC)
950 Independence Ave SW, Washington DC 20560
Join Sephardic Heritage International DC (SHIN DC) & The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art for a special screening of Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew (dir. Rebecca Shore, 2016, Israel, 43 min., Hebrew with English subtitles). From 1984 to 1991, over 22,500 Ethiopian Jews emigrated to Israel as a part of Operations Moses, Joshua, and Solomon. Young Mekonen Abebe was one of these emigrants, alongside his family—but Abebe’s father died before he could make the trip. Follow along wit...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Mon
May
  28
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
 
The Foundation for Jewish Studies (Foundation for Jewish Studies)
6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
An exploration of the Jewish understanding of creation of humankind in the image of God and its implications for a range of ethical issues as pressing today as they were in the Talmudic period, including: the integrity and care of the human body, the treatment of the socially marginalized, immunity from abuse, the value of life, environmentalism, and the promise and limits of the concept of human dignity. Christine Hayes is Robert F. and Patricia R. Weis Professor of Religious Studies in Classi...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $48 or $60

 
 
May 29 - May 31
Multiple times available
 
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (Charles E Smith Jewish Day School Parent Association)
7909 Tuckerman Ln Ct, Potomac MD 20854
CESJDS Celebrity Scoop Night
Listed In:  Families, Maryland
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
May
  29
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Berman Hebrew Academy (Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy)
13300 Arctic Ave., Rockville MD 20853
Berman Executive Committee Meeting
Listed In:  Board/Executive Commitee
Event Cost:  

 
 
Tue
May
  29
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec Street, NW, Washington DC 20008
“One Couple Two Faiths: Stories of Love and Religion” A Program Addressing Interfaith Couples and their Families Please join us for a Conversation between Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt and Dr. Marion Usher discussing her new book One Couple Two Faiths: Stories of Love and Religion, a guide to interfaith relationships. Dr. Usher, creator of “Love and Religion: an interfaith workshop for jews and their partners” has worked with over 700 interfaith couples in the past 25 years. She will share her obs...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Counseling/Support, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
May
  30
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd, North Bethesda MD 20852
JFGW Executive Committee Meeting
Listed In:  Governance/Board
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
May
  30
8:15 AM - 9:25 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
The metaphors in the Book of Psalms are tangled, but the emotional states they express are as immediate now as when they were written. These 150 religious poems form the backbone of the liturgy. We will read, discuss and savor these texts and compare the versions that have come down through the centuries. Readings in English. Amy Schwartz is opinion editor of Moment Magazine and president of the Jewish Study Center.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; JSC, Adas members $25, others $35

 
 
Wed
May
  30
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd, N. Bethesda MD 20852
Changemaker's Planning Meeting
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Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
May
  30
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
Trustees meeting
Listed In:  Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Governance/Board
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
May
  30
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
24600 Millstream Drive, Stone Ridge VA 20105
Join Growing Jewish Families for an afternoon of PJ Library stories and crafts. Moms, dads, grandparents and anyone who loves books -- you are invited to bring your children to enjoy PJ Library story time and arts and crafts. This month we are learning about Shavuot. Dress for messy fun. Meet in the large conference room. Program is FREE and EVERYONE is welcome to join the fun. Contact: Jennifer.DeAngelis@jccnv.org for more info.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
May
  30
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation
21740 Beaumeade Circle, Ashburn VA 20147
Beginning Adult Hebrew Classes, with Rabbi Amy Sapowith of Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation! Whether you are thinking of your own adult bar/bat mitzvah, wanting to learn along with your child, or simply want to learn for the joy of learning, please join us on eight Wednesday evenings from 7pm - 8pm: March 14, March 28, April 11, April 25, May 2, May 30, June 13, and June 27. These classes are free to all BCRC Members. The cost for members of the public is $10/session, or $50 for all 8 sessio...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; BCRC members free. $10/class, or $50/all 8 classes

 
 
Wed
May
  30
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
The evening will include: -Keynote Speaker: Gil Preuss, Federation's new CEO Gil will speak to the future of our community as informed by the recent Brandeis University study that reported the plurality of Jews living in the Greater Washington area has shifted to Northern Virginia - surpassing Suburban Maryland and Washington, DC. -Community Awards and Staff Recognition Manny Gale Award for Volunteerism: Helen Getter Suzy Goldhammer Award for Service with Children and Youth: Dina Backer Elly Su...
Listed In:  Couples, Families, Seniors, Singles, Northern Virginia, Governance/Board
Event Cost:  Free; 0

 
 
Wed
May
  30
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Zalmy lives a double life: by day, he’s the rebbe’s loyal foot soldier, driving a tricked-out “Mitzvah Tank” through NYC with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks away from his orthodox community to roller-skate, dance in discos, and listen to rock and roll. But when he befriends a zealous young man eager to be his student, the barrier between Zalmy’s two worlds starts to crack—until he finds himself in the middle of the 1991 Crown Heights riots and must choose once and for all where he b...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
May
  31
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS Development Department)
3514 International Drive, Washington DC 20008
A donor thank you event for our most generous supporters
Listed In:  
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
May
  31
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Israel Bonds - Development Corporation for Israel (Israel Bonds-Development Corp for Israel/Israel Bonds)
....., ..... MD 20815
A celebration of Israel's 70th anniversary
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Couples, Families, Seniors, Singles, Conservative, Non-denominational, Orthodox, Children/Teens/Family, Leadership Development, Professional Development, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; TBT

 
 
Thu
May
  31
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Tikkun Olam Women's Foundation of Greater Washington
600 I Street, NW, Washington  DC 20001
Revealing #Metoo as #Wetoo in Jewish Communal Life, originally hosted in New York by the New York Jewish Women’s Foundation, will provide the basis for our event. We will use their script as a guide and create our own town hall for the Greater Washington region, inviting speakers to talk about their own experiences and knowledge of the issues, as well as readers to dramatize some of the stories that were collected by the Gam Ami project on Facebook (anonymous #metoo stories from the Jewish commu...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Women & Girls, DC, Non-denominational, Advocacy
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
May
  31
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Zalmy lives a double life: by day, he’s the rebbe’s loyal foot soldier, driving a tricked-out “Mitzvah Tank” through NYC with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks away from his orthodox community to roller-skate, dance in discos, and listen to rock and roll. But when he befriends a zealous young man eager to be his student, the barrier between Zalmy’s two worlds starts to crack—until he finds himself in the middle of the 1991 Crown Heights riots and must choose once and for all where he b...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Jun 1 - Jun 3
Multiple times available
 
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (Capital Camps )
12750 Buchanan Trail East, Waynesboro PA 17268
No parents allowed! Kids, bring your grandparents to camp for a wonderful weekend. Enjoy time away together celebrating Shabbat, making memories, having fun and growing closer to one another. Housing for Bubbie-Zadie Family Camp Weekend will be in Nesiya Lodge. All rooms include individually controlled air, two hotel quality queen size beds, linen and towel service, desk, phone, wireless internet, and in-room safe. Adjoining rooms are available for families of five or more. Food service is kos...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Couples, Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Women & Girls, Teens, Early Childhood Educators, DC, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Jun
  1
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Gesher Jewish Day School
4800 Mattie Moore Court, Fairfax VA 22030
Join us for our monthly playgroup and Kabbalat Shabbat Sing along. Perfect for Ages 0 - 5. We will play, we will sing, we will meet other parents to schmooze and eat!
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Jun
  1
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Dear Temple Shalom Families, We are very excited for our Back-to-Shul Shabbat celebration: 5:30pm Tot Shabbat 6:15pm Congregational Potluck 7:30pm Erev Shabbat Family Service The deadline to register for our congregational potluck is Wednesday, August 30. Please register with the names of or number of people in your party and the (vegetarian, dairy, or fish) dish you are bringing. NO MEATS OR DESSERTS PLEASE! The dish should serve at least 8 people. Also, please remember to bring serving ute...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Maryland, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Fri
Jun
  1
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Join us for a delicious and vibrant potluck dinner on the first Friday of every month following the Kabbalat Shabbat service. This is one of our most popular events, especially with families with young children. Potluck Guidelines Food should be vegetarian (dairy or pareve ), made using hekshered ingredients, and brought in a disposable pan/container. Food cannot be heated in our kitchen. Not a home cook? Pick up something hekshered at the grocery store, such as fruit, yogurt pouches, or dess...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Jun
  1
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Temple B'nai Shalom
7612 Old Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039
Jewish rocker extraordinaire Sheldon Low will be with us to rock in Shabbat! Please don't miss this very musical and special service. Bring your friends!
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Jun
  2
8:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
Zalmy lives a double life: by day, he’s the rebbe’s loyal foot soldier, driving a tricked-out “Mitzvah Tank” through NYC with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks away from his orthodox community to roller-skate, dance in discos, and listen to rock and roll. But when he befriends a zealous young man eager to be his student, the barrier between Zalmy’s two worlds starts to crack—until he finds himself in the middle of the 1991 Crown Heights riots and must choose once and for all where he b...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  3
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Temple Beth Ami
14330 Travilah Road, Rockville MD 20850
Join us at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, Maryland for a Community-Wide Primary Election Forum. This event is open to the public. Session 1 (10-11:15 am): Come hear from candidates for Maryland House of Delegates (from districts 15, 16, 17 & 39). Session II (11:45 am - 1 pm): Come hear from candidates for Montgomery County Executive. All sessions will be moderated panels. For more information, please email: bethamigotv@gmail.com.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Maryland, Advocacy, History/Education, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  3
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
1961 Chain Bridge Rd, Tysons VA 22182
The Greater Washington Jewish Community celebrates Israel @70 with a free concert for all.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
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