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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Sun
Feb
  25
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation (B'nai Israel Congregation Adult Education)
6301 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
Join Lt. Col. (Res.) Tiran Attia following morning minyan for brunch. He is the Director of Special in Uniform, a program which integrates young people with autism and other disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), and in turn into Israeli society. It focuses on the unique talents of each individual participant to help find a job within the IDF that is a perfect fit, based on the belief that everyone belongs and has the right to reach his or her full potential. Special in Uniform focus...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Adult Education, Advocacy, History/Education, Israel
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
In a somewhat fanciful midrash, the Sages imagine that these three characters who appear elsewhere in Biblical narratives, were members of Pharaoh’s court when the Israelites were enslaved. Faced with the immorality of the Egyptian king’s actions, each reacted in his own way that determined his eventual fate. What do we learn about the rabbinic attitude toward involvement in confrontational politics from this small teaching and the larger lessons behind it? Rabbi Jack Moline is President of Inte...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Adult Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
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Sun
Feb
  25
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
 
Temple Sinai
3100 Military Rd. NW, Washington DC 20015
This year's authors are Morra Aarons-Mele (Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert’s Roadmap to Getting Out There - When You’d Rather Stay Home), Dina Gold (Stolen Legacy: Nazi Theft and the Quest for Justice at Krausenstrasse 17/18, Berlin), Anna Solomon (Leaving Lucy Pear) and Alexandra Zapruder (Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film). The discussion is moderated by Lynn Sweet, award-winning journalist and Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. Cost is $28, in...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $28

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Interfaith Families Project (IFFP) (Interfaith Families Project)
11135 Newport Mill Rd, Kensington MD 20895
Workshops in Growing as a Jewish/Christian Couple Are you in an interfaith marriage and want tools and support for living with two faiths? Are you in an interfaith relationship and trying to determine whether marriage will work? Do you have questions about how to raise your children? Deal with extended family? Celebrate both Christian and Jewish holidays? The series will be led by Rabbi Rain Zohav & Rev. Julia Jarvis, Spiritual Leaders of IFFP with Father Michael Kelly of St. Martin of Tours, ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Couples, Interfaith, Maryland, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Counseling/Support, History/Education, Parenting
Event Cost:  more than $50; The cost is $300 per series for non-member couples

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Congregation Beth Emeth
12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon VA 20171
Join in the fun, with activities for all ages. Moon bounce, carnival games, crafts for “kids” of all ages, Vashti’s Shuk one-day gift shop sale, costume contest, raffle for great prizes, kosher lunch, hamentaschen and more. Check out the day's schedule and pre-order all-you-can-play bracelets to avoid the lines at www.bethemeth.org/purim. Special Shpiel and early carnival opening for the pre-school to 1st grade set and their families, starting at 10:45 AM. Start getting your costumes ready NOW! ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
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Sun
Feb
  25
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation (Julia Bindeman Suburban Center)
11810 Falls Road, Potomac MD 20854
Shannon Sarna will tell you — hamantashen don’t need to be dry or crumbly, nor do they need to be filled with traditional jams and pie fillings. And she should know! Ms. Sarna is the author of the cookbook "Modern Jewish Baker: Challah, Babka, Bagels & More," the editor of the popular Jewish food blog "The Nosher," and a contributing writer on "Kveller." Born to an Italian mother who loved to bake, a Jewish father who loved to experiment, and a food chemist grandfather, loving and experimenting...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Culinary, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Rd , Rockville MD 20852
Each year Sisterhood hosts residents of the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes at B'nai Israel for an afternoon of friendship and fun. We need your help to make this a special day. Volunteers (male and female adults and Teens) are needed to prepare and assist with serving lunch, set up, and socialize with the residents. Contact Signe Wetrogan (signe0420@verizon.net, 301-384-2994).
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Teens, Maryland, Conservative, Social Events, Volunteer
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Howard Community College
10901 Little Patuxent parkway, Columbia MD 21044
Playwright Susan McCully’s original production about Baltimore’s famed Cone sisters, “All She Must Possess,” will premiere at Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC). Dr. Claribel and Miss Etta Cone, daughters of German-Jewish immigrants, could have lived tranquil, appropriate lives as respected Victorian ladies. Instead, the iconic duo voraciously collected art and curios from around the world. The unassuming Etta, often overshadowed by her si...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture
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Sun
Feb
  25
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Beth El Hebrew Congregation (Beth El Inclusion)
3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22304
Beth El Hebrew Congregation is proud to present the acclaimed film "The Finishers" on Sunday, February 25th at 4 pm in a sneak-peek preview event for the 2018 ReelAbilities Film Festival of Northern Virginia, which is powered by the Jewish Community Center of Northern VA. Julien is a wheelchair-bound teenager whose family is gradually falling apart under the strain of his disability. He is the apple of his mother's eye, yet he yearns for the approval of his bitter father, Paul, a former athlete....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Arts & Culture, Parenting
Event Cost:  Free; Free; RSVP required

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Signature Theatre
4200 Campbell Ave, Arlington VA 22206
Robbie Schaefer, of acclaimed folk/rock/indie band Eddie From Ohio, crafts a touching and funny world premiere musical portrait about father, son, and the space between them. A master storyteller, Robbie journeys from his Jewish father’s immigration to the United States, to his childhood in India, discovering his passion for music, and raising a family. Entwined throughout is his cherished relationship with his father and the discovery of his father’s haunted past during World War II. Enriched...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $40 - 89

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Tifereth Israel Congregation
7701 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20012
Rabbi Eliezer Adam, sofer-in-residence of the recently-opened Museum of the Bible, will speak about his work as a sofer in Israel and about his experiences working at the museum. This event is free to attend, but RSVP by February 15. Questions? Contact the TI office at 202-882-1605 or shoshana@tifereth-israel.org
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
She's America's favorite sex therapist! But before she became Dr. Ruth, Karola Siegel had to flee Germany in the Kindertransport, become a sniper in Jerusalem, and survive as a single mother in America.  Starring Naomi Jacobson, this heartwarming one-woman show is written by the author of Theater J’s Freud’s Last Session. Filled with humor and honesty, Becoming Dr. Ruth is a triumphant and life-affirming story of a girl who found her own unique place in the world. Directed by Holly Twyford.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Feb
  25
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Sulam Inc.
13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville MD 20853
Sulam Fundraising Bowl-a-thon.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Special Needs, Maryland, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Mon
Feb
  26
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center)
1529 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20036
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 what they’re curious about, and then transform it into a compelling narrative to engage and challenge the reader. In five two-hour sessions, participants will learn and practice the craft of writing narrative non-fiction through forms such as personal narrative, memoir, and persuasive essay. The class will learn and practice inter...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, Arts & Culture, History/Education
Event Cost:  more than $50; $200

 
 
Mon
Feb
  26
7:15 PM - 9:15 PM
 
Washington Hebrew Congregation
3935 Macomb Street NW, Washington DC 20016
This event is intended for participants to attend the entire scheduled time/series.
Embedded in the words of our prayers is a history of our people’s struggles and strivings, hopes and aspirations, complex and sophisticated ideas, yet all this often goes unnoticed. This course, which is taught by Miles Roger, Assistant Director of Religious Education, and Jamie Field, Religious School Educator, will introduce participants to the literary and spiritual treasure chest that is...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, DC, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $25 WHC members; $54 non-members/semes