Seniors

Explore the calendar listings below for social and cultural events, volunteer opportunities, holiday gatherings and more programs geared towards seniors in the Greater Washington community. Search the full calendar by clicking on “View All Events” below, then sort by your interests.

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Fri
Sep
  21
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Sat
Sep
  22
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Sat
Sep
  22
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Sun
Sep
  23
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Help us build on sukkah! No experience required. Non-members welcome.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  23
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Considering synagogue membership, pre-school or religious school? Come learn more about the dynamic programming at Etz Hayim...and enjoy a free (kosher/meat) picnic.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, GLBT, Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 
Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington
6301 Montrose Rd, Rockville MD 20852
American and Israeli Jewry’s Holocaust commemorations have traditionally focused on the experiences of those who were murdered in concentration camps in Poland. However, about 2.7 million Holocaust victims – close to half – were murdered by bullets in Nazi-occupied Soviet Union. Ukraine alone is estimated to have 1,000 Jewish mass graves. Today, most of these are abandoned, and many are subject to ongoing desecrations. What can American Jews do to ensure that the memory of the Jews who died in U...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, Adult Education, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  23
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Sun
Sep
  23
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
4:30 PM - Groundbreaking (Free) 5:30 PM - Dinner* and Activities (Dinner is Kosher Style) 6:30 PM - Services (Free) “To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven…a time to plant and a time to harvest.” (Ecclesiastes read on Shabbat during Sukkot) Sukkot is a time of harvest. We spend a week dwelling in our temporary shelter, sharing meals and time together. This year, we till the earth to sow seeds for our future permanent dwelling. Join us for the groundbreaking f...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $ 5.00 - $15.00

 
 
Sun
Sep
  23
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Tue
Sep
  25
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Wed
Sep
  26
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA 22304
Presented by Jason Samenow, The Washington Post’s weather editor and chief meteorologist for the Capital Weather Gang Unless a hurricane keeps him away, Jason will join us to discuss recent trends in Washington, D.C. area weather. Is it getting hotter? Is it snowing more or less? Are storms turning more severe and unpredictable? He’ll address whether these trends are due to climate change or other factors. He will also discuss the future and how the weather may change in the coming decades, and ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  $1 - $9; Fee: $5 all participants

 
 
Wed
Sep
  26
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Wed
Sep
  26
6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Bring your own supper, hang out with friends, enjoy the mitzvah of eating in the sukkah. All are welcome! No RSVP required. Please bring a dairy/pareve supper.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Sep
  26
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Magen David Sephardic Congregation
11215 Woodglen Drive, Rockville MD 20852
A Book Launch Event Join us to explore and celebrate Libyan Jewish culture, featuring a book presentation and documentary screening in memory of Jacques Roumani z"l. Light refreshments will be served
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Maryland, History/Education
Event Cost:  

 
 
Wed
Sep
  26
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Wed
Sep
  26
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville MD 20852
MAKTUB (2017, Israel): Hebrew, 96 minutes After surviving a restaurant bombing in Jerusalem, two criminals decide to change their ways. They fulfill the wishes of strangers by answering prayers left at the Wailing Wall.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Maryland, Arts & Culture, Israel
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10, $12 @ door

 
 
Thu
Sep
  27
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCC of Northern Virginia)
8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax VA 22031
Sponsored and presented by Innovation Health Lisa McFarren-Polgar will provide a robust overview of Medicare, all of its parts and key timing elements to empower family caregivers with resources and knowledge. She will discuss times of the year to switch from one plan to another, what the difference is between Medicare Advantage and Original Medicare, and the financial penalties of delaying some key decisions. Coffee, tea, and dessert provided.
Listed In:  Boomers, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Fitness & Wellness, History/Education, Social Events
Event Cost:  Free; Fee: $5/ Free for members

 
 
Thu
Sep
  27
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Sep
  27
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church  VA 22043
Evening Mah Jongg Lessons - Fall 2018 A three-session Mah Jongg class for beginners is offered this September at Temple Rodef Shalom. Do not register unless you are prepared to play at least once a week the first few months. The dates are Thursday evenings September 13th, 20th and 27th, 2018: Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Enrollment is limited so please don't delay in registering. Plan to attend all three sessions. Cost for 9 hours of lessons with your Mah Jongg Card is $ 85.00. To register, ...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Women & Girls, Northern Virginia, Reform, Social Events
Event Cost:  more than $50; $85/three sessions

 
 
Thu
Sep
  27
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation
3935 Macomb Street, NW, Washington DC 20016
Join us for an in-depth discussion about the implications and realities of the new Nation-State law for Arab citizens of Israel, State-Minority relations, Jewish-Arab relations, and the Diaspora Jewish community. Conversation with Dr. Arie Dubnov, Max Ticktin Chair of Israel Studies, The George Washington University, and Professor Mohammed Wattad, Dean of Law, Zefat Academic College. Moderated by Dr. Lauren B. Strauss, Scholar in Residence and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Jewish St...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Interfaith, Seniors, DC, Conservative, Adult Education, History/Education, Israel, Politics
Event Cost:  

 
 
Thu
Sep
  27
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Thu
Sep
  27
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Drop-in or come every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month! $10 payable at the door.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Arts & Culture, Fitness & Wellness, Israel, Social Events
Event Cost:  $10 - $24; $10

 
 
Fri
Sep
  28
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
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Sep
  28
6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Congregation Etz Hayim (Congregation Etz Hayim (Conservative))
2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington VA 22204
Come enjoy Shabbat and Sukkot with us! Shabbat services, followed by potluck (dairy/pareve) in the sukkah. Please see our website for kashrut guidelines.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Conservative, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover)
Event Cost:  

 
 
Fri
Sep
  28
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Sat
Sep
  29
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Sat
Sep
  29
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Sun
Sep
  30
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
 
Jewish Foundation for Group Homes
20356 Commonwealth Center Dr, Asburn VA 20147
JFGH TopGolf Tournament will be on Sunday, September 30th, 9:30a-12:30p! Sponsor a bay and grab 5 of your friends to join us for a morning of golf! All proceeds will benefit individuals with disabilities serviced by JFGH. Kosher-style brunch provided.
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, Special Needs, Northern Virginia, Fundraising/Philanthropy, Social Events
Event Cost:  

 
 
Sun
Sep
  30
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
 
Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington DC (Theater J)
2700 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. DC 20566
Set in Vienna in 1938 and London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspiring story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish pianist whose dream of making her concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall is dashed by the onset of World War II. Despite devastating personal loss, music enables Jura to endure and pursue her dreams. Performed by Jura’s daughter, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek, The Pianist of Willesden Lane combines enthralling story telling w...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, Seniors, DC, Arts & Culture
Event Cost:  more than $50; $44-$74

 
 
Sun
Sep
  30
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Temple Rodef Shalom
2100 Westmoreland Street, Falls Church VA 22043
6:00 pm - Clash of the Mixologists & Appetizers (Kosher Style) 7:00 pm - Simchat Torah Service & Dancing Simchat Torah is one crazy holiday. So carefully handled all year long, our Torah scrolls are taken from the ark to be hugged and kissed and unrolled. We dance with abandon and clap boisterously. We read the last few verses of D’varim (Deuteronomy) and immediately follow with the opening verses of Bereishit (Genesis) because Torah and its teachings never come to an end. To prep for this glo...
Listed In:  20’s-30’s-40’s, Boomers, College (Late Teens/Early 20s), Families, Seniors, Northern Virginia, Reform, Holiday/Shabbat (High Holidays, Chanukah, Passover), Social Events
Event Cost: