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Upcoming Events
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Fri
Feb
  23
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Temple Beth Ami
14330 Travilah Road, Rockville MD 20850
Please join us at 7:30 pm for Erev Shabbat Services, with remarks from special guest speaker, Liz Weintraub. Liz has a long history of leadership in self-advocacy and has held many board and advisory positions at state and national organizations. Her work focuses on improving quality of life for people with disabilities. All are invited to an Oneg Shabbat following services.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Reform, Advocacy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
B'nai Israel Congregation
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
Members of the Inclusion Committee and individuals with special needs participate in the Shabbat morning service. Our guest speaker will be Lt. Col. (Res.) Tiran Attia, Director of Special in Uniform, an innovative program sponsored by Jewish National Fund that aims to integrate young people with autism and other disabilities into the IDF. After their service, Special in Uniform helps usher its graduates toward a self-sufficient life, through employment or other meaningful societal involvement. ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, History/Education, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
 
Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville MD 20851
February is known as Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Our Inclusion Shabbat will feature “Connecting Cultures” founder Lobna (Luby) Ismail (right) will present thought-provoking ideas connecting her Muslim-American identity and culture alongside living with multiple sclerosis.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
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Sat
Feb
  24
2:00 PM - 4:00 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

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County (Congregation Beth El Preschool)
8215 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda MD 20814
Celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) at Congregation Beth El with a special multisensory Havdalah followed by a guest speaker from the Israel Defense Forces Special in Uniform Program, which helps integrate young Israelis with disabilities into the IDF. Families and individuals of all abilities will be able to participate in and enjoy this beautiful prayer experience and moving presentation. Delicious treats will be served. Sponsored by the B’ruchim Habaim and Am Is...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Special Needs, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Advocacy, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Israel, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Sat
Feb
  24
8:00 PM - 10:00 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
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
7727 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda MD 20817
Join Adat Shalom for A Colorful Purim! Adat Shalom Youth Group is hosting a Purim Carnival, for children in Pre-K through 6th grade! There will be a moon bounce, face painting, games, prizes, food, and fun!
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Reconstructionist, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10 for 20 Tickets

 
 
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
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

 
 
Wed
Feb
  28
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation B'nai Tzedek (Congregation B'nai Tzedek Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center)
10621 South Glen Rd. , Potomac MD 20854
Congregation B'nai Tzedek's Laura & Joel Greenzaid Early Childhood Center (GECC) Baby Play Group. Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, beginning September 13. FREE! A fun, clean environment for babies with their loving adults to play in and hang out. Make new friends in our special baby classroom. For toddlers, explore age appropriate toys, informal play time for children and caregivers, meet current GECC families and get to know our amazing community. Please register at GECCDirector@bnaitzedek....
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Free

 
 
Wed
Feb
  28
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase MD 20815
Tot Purim, 5:30 PM Come in costume for a short and developmentally appropriate retelling of the Purim story, eat some hamentaschen, and sing some songs! Pizza and Salad Dinner, 6:15 PM Wizard of Oz Purim, 7:00 PM
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Reform, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  Free; free

 
 
Wed
Feb
  28
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Hill Havurah
212 East Capitol Street NE, Washington DC 20003
Join us on Erev Purim for a Havurah Purim Party on Wednesday, February 28th! We'll eat, drink, listen to a little megillah, and get a little silly.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Non-denominational, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Feb
  28
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville MD 20851
Enjoy Purim 5778 at Tikvat Israel! ~ ~ ~ ~ On the Holiday, Feb. 28 - Mar. 1: ~ Wear Costumes ~ Buy Noodle Box Groggers ~ Enjoy Puppet Production at 6:30 pm - ALWAYS a hit with the kids and young at heart ~ Hear Megillah at 7:20 pm (with Shpiel interspersed) ~ Give Tzedakah ~ ~ ~ ~ On Sunday, Mar. 4: Enjoy Our Purim Carnival! visit www.tikvatisrael.org for details on all our holiday happenings
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Teens, Maryland, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Mar
  1
8:00 PM - 10:00 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

 

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