20s, 30s and 40s

Looking to meet fellow young adults and find Jewish events or programs for 20-, 30- and 40-somethings in DC, MD or VA?

Explore the calendar listings below for social and cultural events, volunteer opportunities, holiday gatherings and more. Search the full calendar by clicking on “View All Events” below, then sort by your interests or age group.

We encourage you to browse and check out all that is available to you. If you need further information, please contact Jconnect at jconnect@shalomdc.org, or through the Contact Us page.

Upcoming Events
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Thu
Apr
  18
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Free. Bring a vegetarian/dairy lunch and the Book of Joshua for an in-depth learning with Rabbi Lia Bass of this fascinating text which contains the story of Israel from the conquest of Canaan to the Babylonian exile. No knowledge of Hebrew is necessary, just your desire to learn! Contact the Etz Hayim office for a copy of the text: office@etzhayim.net
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
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Thu
Apr
  18
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Cooking with Chef Evan: Vegetarian Chili* Are you looking for a tasty dish to share during Passover? Looking for something you can take to a potluck that's Passover friendly, vegetarian friendly, and is easy to make? Make some fresh veggie chili that you can take home and eat with everyone's favorite bread of affliction, matzah! You're strongly encouraged to bring an apron for this one. Contact: Nathan Smuckler, nsmuckler@templerodefshalom.org, 703.676.3840 Cost: $10.00 RSVP: Regular Regis...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Reform, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Tue
Apr
  23
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Embassy Of Israel
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015
One Show Only! “[T]ouching and rewarding. ” – Hannah Brown, The Jerusalem Post Four women, whose lives are in turmoil, encounter a mysterious stranger, Neta. His honesty and vulnerability help them reconnect with their families. When Neta’s life takes a sudden wrong turn, he searches to get back on the right path. His story is told through the meetings he has with the women over the course of a years. SAVING NETA comes from director Nir Bergman (BROKEN WINGS) and features an Israeli Film Acade...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture, Israel, Social Events
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Wed
Apr
  24
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Rodef 2100: Not-a-Second-Night-Seder Wednesday, April 24, 7:00 - 9:00 pm Temple Rodef Shalom | 2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church, VA, 22180 Rodef 2100, our TRS Jewish young professionals group, invites you to our joyous celebration. This will be a fun, alternative Seder to celebrate Passover. This will not be your average, boring, “when do we get to the food” seder- we promise to liven things up. We hope you’ll join us for joyful singing, compelling out-of-the-ordinary discussion topics, an...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, GLBT, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $18; $24 late

 
 
Wed
Apr
  24
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
 
Jewish Study Center
2850 Quebec St, NW, Washington DC 20008
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Two session workshop. Do you feel inspired to write when you hear the words of Yehuda Amichai, Emma Lazarus or Paul Celan? Is your nightstand full of drafts of half-finished, unpublished poems? If so, then this two-part Jewish poetry writing workshop is for you. In the first session, we will explore the process of writing a poem, using prompts and questions that incorporate Jewish themes ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; JSC, Adas members $25, others $35.

 
 
Sat
Apr
  27
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
 
CORE Foundations at Kennedy Krieger Institute
13401 Beaver Dam Road,, Cockeysville MD 21030
Each year, Kennedy Krieger Institute holds a 5k/1 mile fun run/walk called ROAR. This year it will be held April 27th at 8:30 a.m. at Oregon Ridge Park. On behalf of the Project SEARCH Interns, I am inviting you to join us to ROAR that day! Please feel free to invite your friends, family members and colleagues to participate by registering to be part of our team. If you would like to fundraise on our behalf, please do so! If not, your entrance fee will help us for sure. If you can’t join us...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Social Events
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Sat
Apr
  27
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Yachad-Jewish Housing & Community Development Corporation
1317 G Street NW, Washington DC 20005
Perform a double mitzvah while having a glorious experience hearing beautiful music. The Georgetown Chorale will perform Ernest Bloch’s magnificent "Sacred Service" ("Avodath Hakodesh"). Cantor Asa Fradkin, the soloist, called it, “A thrilling piece of music, absolutely an emotional roller coaster.” The concert supports Yachad, the non-profit Jewish housing and community development organization that works across faith groups to make home of lower income residents healthy and safe.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
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Sun
Apr
  28
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Come see what makes Beth El Religious School a dynamic and engaging Jewish educational program. Join us to meet with the Education Director and BERS parents and learn about our program and community. BERS fosters a positive Jewish identity and nurtures a love of Jewish life and learning through the multifaceted lens of art, music, movement, storytelling, and so much more. For more information and to RSVP, contact Shoshana Sherman, BERS Office Manager, at ssherman@bethelmc.org.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, History/Education, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Apr
  28
5:45 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
"It is 1928 and Berlin is at the center of a razzle-dazzle world between two wars. At the bustling Grand Hotel, a series of eclectic guests and staff . . . collide in a non-stop musical toast to the high life” . . . (The play has) a “lavish and lively score to embody the joy, style, and decadence of the 1920’s” — Signature Theatre website There is light food to purchase in the lobby of the theatre if desired prior to the show. $82/ $75 J member (includes bus and orchestra seat); food is separ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $82/ $75 J member

 
 
Sun
Apr
  28
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies
8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Presented by Dr. Geraldine Gudefin. American University Bordeaux, as most Americans know, is one of the most important wine regions of France. Less known is the fact that for several centuries, Bordeaux and its region hosted a vibrant Jewish community, which made numerous contributions to the history of France. Join us to retrace the history of this unique Jewish community across four centuries. In this talk, Dr. Gudefin will present both a local and a global story — an exploration of a French...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Non-denominational, Adult Education, History/Education
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Mon
Apr
  29
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Young Leadership of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington)
TBD, Washington DC 20036
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Israel Education Series with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Young Leadership. More details to come.
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel, Networking
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Tue
Apr
  30
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington )
6101 Exeecutive Bld. , North Bethesda  MD 20852
Come hear from Imagine Israel Changemaker, Ilana Kwartin, academic, lawyer, entrepreneur, and Zumba instructor. A passionate champion of women's rights, Kwartin uses her expertise to advance opportunities for women and other marginalized groups in Israel, including victims of domestic abuse. As a Zumba instructor, Ilana's relationships with her students led her to learning about concerning, even abusive marriages. She works tirelessly to create Israeli laws that protect women from all types of...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Women & Girls, Maryland, Fitness & Wellness, Israel, Politics
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Tue
Apr
  30
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Federal Inter-Agency Holocaust Remembrance Program
1215 U Street, NW, Washington DC 20009
Attendees will have the privilege of hearing from two Holocaust survivors. Judge Thomas Buergenthal grew up in the Jewish Ghetto of Kielce (Poland) and is one of the youngest survivors of the Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen concentration camps. His memoir, A Lucky Child, describes these experiences and has been published in many countries. Considered one of the world’s leading international human rights experts, he served as a judge on both the International Court of Justice and the Inter-American ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, Community-Wide/Festivals, History/Education, Politics
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Tue
Apr
  30
2:10 PM - 4:45 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
(Tour sponsored by The Garden Club of Fairfax) Every April, visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of Virginia’s most beautiful gardens, homes, and historic landmarks during “America’s Largest Open House.” Historic Garden Week provides visitors with a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia’s springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with fabulous flower arrangements. We will, in the comfort and ease of our bus, take the McLean tour, featuring thre...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $48/ $42 member (includes bus and ticket)

 
 
Tue
Apr
  30
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
Daniel J. Sokatch is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Israel Fund (NIF), the leading organization committed to equality and democracy for all Israelis. Before joining NIF, Sokatch served as the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Prior to his tenure at Federation, he served as the founding Executive Director of the Los Angeles based Progressive Jewish Alliance. Sokatch has been named to the Forward newspaper’s “F...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, History/Education, Israel
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