Families

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Explore the calendar listings below to find the family activities that are right for you. Search the full calendar by clicking on “View All Events” below, then select specific ages or interests to sort by.

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Upcoming Events
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Fri
May
  25
5:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
4201 Fairfax Dr., Arlington VA 22203
Join us at CUMC’s soup kitchen to help feed Arlington’s homeless. Across the street from the Ballston Metro Station on the orange line (back of building).
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Volunteer
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Sat
May
  26
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation Adat Reyim
6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield VA 22152
Join us for a family friendly shabbat where we encourage preschoolers and young children to celebrate the shabbat with us. Friendly songs, enjoyable music, and a welcoming atmosphere at Congregational Adat Reyim.
Listed In:  Families, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Parenting
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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Sun
Jun
  3
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
 
Shaare Tefila Congregation
16620 Georgia Avenue , Olney MD 20832
Join us for Shaare Tefila's Gan Katan! This Sunday, 6/3 is the last Gan Katan of the year. Our theme is: Tzedakah!! Bring a small box to decorate and create your very own tzedakah box! Come join us for songs, books and crafts with Jewish values! This is our last session of the school year. Open for all little ones 5 and under with a grown up. RSVP drgmrs@aol.com
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Conservative, Children/Teens/Family, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
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Sun
Jun
  3
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec Street, NW, Washington DC 20008
Visions of Israel A Celebration of Culture and Creativity The annual spring concert at Adas Israel Presented by Cantor Arianne Brown & the Musical Moments Committee Join us as we celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday with an immersive experience of Israeli music, theater, dance, and visual arts. ISRABAND is an Israeli cover band specialized in providing an authentic and refreshing experience through a variety of the biggest hits of the Israeli culture. Theater J presents Tasting Menu by acclai...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, DC, Conservative, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $25 - $50; $18 Gen Admission/$36 Premiere Seating

 
 
Tue
Jun
  5
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah ( Beth Sholom Congregation Joan E. Bobrow Early Childhood Center)
11825 Seven Locks Road, Potomac MD 20854
You've heard the buzzwords - grit, growth mindset, mindfulness - but what do they really mean? We all want our kids to bounce back after adversity, but what do we do as parents to help them become more resilient. And what about our own self-care? Learn strategies to help promote resilience in your kids and yourself.
Listed In:  Families, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Parenting
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $15

 
 
Wed
Jun
  6
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville Open House)
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
Rockville Open House (ROH) is a supervised, safe gathering space for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or intersex (LGBTQQI) Jewish teens, and their straight/non-Jewish friends and allies, between the ages of 13-18 yrs old. ROH is open on the first Wednesday of each month, September 2017-June 2018, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington Teen Lounge (6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD).
Listed In:  Families, GLBT, Teens, Maryland, Children/Teens/Family, Advocacy, Counseling/Support, Social Events
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Fri
Jun
  8
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
TRS' Got Talent: It's Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been TRS member and musician, Janice Zucker, is a singer, an actor and a teacher. She has been in many shows locally and is a teaching artist for Wolf Trap’s Educational Foundation. In addition, Janice sings with Koleinu and Chai Notes here at TRS. She has sung as far back as she can remember—however, acting and teaching both came later in life. She will take us on her artistic journey through words and music with accompanist Ed Rob...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Professional Development, Arts & Culture, Career/Employment
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