Families

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Upcoming Events
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Wed
Jun
  19
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Enjoy parent/child classes like Music Together & KinderMusik? This class is right for you! Adults and children of all ages are welcome in Rhythm 'N' Ruach! A new nationwide program Rhythm 'N' Ruach has come for the FIRST TIME to the MoCo area! Rachel's Play Lab is happy to introduce Auntie A and her tie dye! Learn more at rhythmnruach.com or email AuntieA@rhythmnruach.com
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15 drop-in / $70 7-week class

 
 
Wed
Jun
  19
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Fri
Jun
  21
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
The Jewish Studio
6125 Montrose Road, Rockville MD 20852
A musical celebration of shabbat, outdoors and with caring community.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Non-denominational, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sat
Jun
  22
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
 
Bikur Cholim of Greater Washington
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Shabbat of Parashat Beha’alotcha as Shabbat Cholim: Honoring the Sick and Those who Care for Them. In preparation for this Shabbat, BCGW plans to distribute educational materials about how to connect with friends and neighbors who are ailing, and bring comfort with assistance, presence, and through volunteering. In Beha’alotcha, Miriam the Prophetess is stricken, and Moses pleads with God, “Please heal her!” Each of us has the power to ease the burdens that come with illness. Our materials will ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Non-denominational, Adult Education, Children/Teens/Family, Fitness & Wellness, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  23
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Maccabi USA-Sports for Israel
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest, Washington DC 20024
Maccabi USA DC FLF (Future Leaders Forum) invites Maccabi USA Alumni, Athletes, family members and all our friends in the DC area, to join our first Maccabi FunRun in DC, to bring together the Jewish community for a day of sports and fundraising for local Jewish and Israeli charities, and the Global Maccabi Movement.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Teens, DC, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $20

 
 
Sun
Jun
  23
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
3656 Centerview Dr , Chantilly VA 20151
Calling all moms and dads — play dates aren’t just for kids! While the kids play, the grown-ups get to schmooze and meet other families with young children. Come out and meet up with old friends, and make some new friends, too! Ages: 0 –5 years old and their parents (siblings welcome) YOU MUST WEAR SOCKS (kids and adults) RSVP with Julie.Koppel@theJ.org.
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  23
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Tue
Jun
  25
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Wed
Jun
  26
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Enjoy parent/child classes like Music Together & KinderMusik? This class is right for you! Adults and children of all ages are welcome in Rhythm 'N' Ruach! A new nationwide program Rhythm 'N' Ruach has come for the FIRST TIME to the MoCo area! Rachel's Play Lab is happy to introduce Auntie A and her tie dye! Learn more at rhythmnruach.com or email AuntieA@rhythmnruach.com
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15 drop-in / $70 7-week class

 
 
Sun
Jun
  30
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Congregation Olam Tikvah
10735 West Drive, Fairfax VA 22030
Bring your children ages newborn to 5 to the park to play, snack, and enjoy the outdoors. We will provide hechshered snacks, such as pirates booty, veggie straws, clementines and water. RSVP to Michelle Silberman at mcdsilberman@gmail.com by June 26.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Jun
  30
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia-Community Engagement Department)
7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121, Centreville VA 20121
Come out and play with Growing Jewish Families for a play date at Bull Run Regional Park! We will blow bubbles, bounce balls, enjoy hula hoops, play on the fun equipment, all while connecting with other families that live near your neighborhood. Meet Michelle Leichty at the Children's Playground. Once you drive through the gate house entrance, take first left and then drive less than a minute and it will be on the right. There's parking across from it. You can also ask at the gate house if you...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, Northern Virginia, Children/Teens/Family, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Jul
  3
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Enjoy parent/child classes like Music Together & KinderMusik? This class is right for you! Adults and children of all ages are welcome in Rhythm 'N' Ruach! A new nationwide program Rhythm 'N' Ruach has come for the FIRST TIME to the MoCo area! Rachel's Play Lab is happy to introduce Auntie A and her tie dye! Learn more at rhythmnruach.com or email AuntieA@rhythmnruach.com
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15 drop-in / $70 7-week class

 
 
Wed
Jul
  10
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Congregation Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim (Congregation Har Tzeon Agudath Achim)
1840 University Blvd West, Silver Spring MD 20902
Enjoy parent/child classes like Music Together & KinderMusik? This class is right for you! Adults and children of all ages are welcome in Rhythm 'N' Ruach! A new nationwide program Rhythm 'N' Ruach has come for the FIRST TIME to the MoCo area! Rachel's Play Lab is happy to introduce Auntie A and her tie dye! Learn more at rhythmnruach.com or email AuntieA@rhythmnruach.com
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Families, Interfaith, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Parenting, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15 drop-in / $70 7-week class

 
 
Wed
Jul
  10
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream

 
 
Sun
Jul
  14
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (PJ Library in Greater Washington)
see description for details, Washington DC 20009
It's time for the 6th annual Sweet Summer Series, with frozen treats, crafts, socializing and PJ Library story time coming to a neighborhood near you! Join your friends PJ Library, The Jewish Federation and our community partners for a fun summer social. You'll get a special gift with pre-registration! All events are one hour long. More information and pre-registration for DC locations: http://www.shalomdc.org/PJSweetSummerDC More information and pre-registration for Maryland location...
Listed In:  Families, Interfaith, DC, Maryland, Northern Virginia, Non-denominational, Culinary, Jewish Federation Co-Sponsored, PJ Library Co-Sponsored, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; families pay for their own ice cream

 

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